Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shining star

Evey was the "shining star" at school this week, which means she got to tell her class all about herself. I asked Evey how it went, she said good, that the class had a lot of questions. About what? About Snickers.

Tomorrow is Evey's First Communion, so I'll get some good photos hopefully. Evey is dreading the experience and I kinda feel her pain...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ride with me

Evey and Boydee on the horse ride in front of the Antique Mall. Actually worth the 50 cents, I decided!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Play ball!

Good news: Boyd is doing better with the soccer team. He is no all-star or anything, but he does run a lot and gets in a kick or two.

His biggest problem is one of the girls on the team has taken a liking to him... And she wants to hold his hand during the game... And Boydee assumes this is a part of the game... So I have to yell, "Boyd!!! Brooklyn!!! PLAY SOCCER!!!"

Our last game we lost something like 10-0, so we really could use their help...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Flat Stanley

Went to the Alamo! And now he's at Eudora Elementary! Great job Evey! (And nice point!)

Monday, March 30, 2015

First double-header soccer Saturday

Was a success in that no one got hurt! And Boydee played! And Evey played hard!

But an 0-2 start, yeah. Tres Mex for comfort food afterwards.

AYE AYE AYE AYE AYE AYE!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

KU vs WSU

Well, that was a bummer!

But at least we got this photo out of the game...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Flat Stanley and Adro remember the Alamo

We've gotta print this photo of Flat Stanley. Soon.

Flat Stanley had an epic journey... With many twists and turns! (Thanks Alan and D!)

But when it's Boydee's turn? I'm taking charge as FS' travel guide!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Driveway chalk Captain America

We'll do this again, it was fun. Usually I draw an oversized Jayhawk, today we decided to go with a giant Captain America versus MODOK (OK, it was my idea for him to be fighting MODOK.)

It's difficult to draw something this large without messing up proportion... and yes, I did mess proportion up all over the place.

But I'd rather do that than try to draw a woman and have Adrianne make fun of me for the mannish women I draw!

(Horses and women... can't draw either of them!)

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Evey and I had a good time hanging out outside from 3 to 5 today, doing our art project.

First a loose dog came up and spooked us; then a jogger told us that the owner of the dog yelled at her despite the dog almost biting her; then Snicker's original owners, Jeff and Bethany, walked by and said hi; then my assistant coach for Boyd's team walked by with his family; then my neighbor came over to say hi and asked me if I've lost weight (when dudes start noticing, that's saying something, I think!)

Evey and I went from wasting time to having to hustle outta here so we could meet Adro and Boyd in time! We even left all chalk-y!

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Dinner at Applebee's tonight. Thanks to Adro for buying! She was feeling like a steak, and they have a pretty good "Two for $20" deal that we go in on together.

I've got to say the kids were pretty good today. Boyd was well behaved at dinner, Evey was her normal sweet self... we almost looked like we knew what we were doing, being out in the public today!

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It's rare that I'm happy to see someone get nailed by a court ruling, but I think it was justioce served that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams got nailed for ripping off a Marvin Gaye song.

I remember when Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer got nailed... and I remember when "Bittersweet Symphony" got nailed (who sang that? The Verve?) And I felt like, back in the late 80s/early 90s, bands were still learning their way around sampling, borrowing, etc.

But by now, Thicke and Pharrell shoulda known to seek permission, or to pay up front, to the Marvin Gaye family.

Because that song was a blatant rip-off. (And I dug it!)

The Beastie Boys... look at the liner notes for Paul's Boutique. They sampled/borrowed everybody! But they somehow figured it out to where they could do it without getting taken to court!

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Blew the keg today. It lasted a month and a day.

It was a good keg!

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I'm glad KSU lost today, because I didn't want to face them again in the Big 12 tourney. I think TCU is a better match-up for us.

Still, I could see us going .500 over our next four games...


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Back-to-back soccer practices

I don't know what Boydee was doing with his tongue in this photo. He really needed the haircut, though.

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I'm coaching both Evey's and Boyd's soccer teams. We had our first practices, back-to-back, tonight. I think it was a success! Well, except for Boyd's participation.

He was all excited to play soccer. Until he got there.

He stretched with the team, and then he bailed.

I kept trying to get him to come out and play, but he kept telling me his stomach hurt.

You know who that reminds me of? Me. I was terrified to play sports when I was a kid. And he's WAY younger than I was when I started out... so I get him being a little spooked.

Hopefully he'll loosen up and play in the next practice. He's the youngest kid on the team... we'll keep trying.

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Boyd wore his Batman jacket to Leela's house today. He asked Adro, "Mom, you know why I like wearing my Batman jacket?" "...because I like to look awesome."

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March madness, baby!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Disney on Ice

We took Evey to Disney on Ice, because she's awesome.

We took Boydee to Disney on Ice, because he's Evey's little brother.

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Had a guy come give us an estimate on getting the house painted this weekend. the whole ordeal was kind of a mess.

College kid, no common sense. Called me way too often in order to be "professional."

And then gave us a bid for $7,000. CRIKEY.

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I'm going to be mad if KU has to vacate its wins in which Cliff Alexander played.

MAD.

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First soccer practice, for both kids, this Tuesday.

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Magazine due to press tomorrow morning. That's going to be fun.

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I've been jamming a lot of Local Natives lately. Good stuff.

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Nachos.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Interesting men

We're back from a long trip to San Antonio. Just me and Adro, the kids stayed behind with Judy.

We were down there for the Golf Industry Show. We all got sick, first Boyd, then Adro then me (I guess Evey mostly escaped it.) I'm the only one dealing with it now, ready to be done with it.

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February was an especially slow month for me blogging. That's no good. Just busy, I guess. And I'm going to keep this post short, I feel sick and I am mostly grumpy when I'm sick.

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Here's a video from the show, if you're interested... give it a click!


Sunday, February 22, 2015