Category: Memories

Kiss and Motley Crue

March 20, 2012 at 4:21 pmCategory:Fashion | Memories | Music

Oh hell fucking yea ! Kiss and Motley Crue are going to be touring the States this summer. This is like a blast from the past. I remember listening to them when my mom played her tapes while she cleaned the house. Even though they are way before my time, I still love their music. My mother likes all kinds of music and encouraged all of us children to do the same. We have our favorites, but we are not limited to them as so many people our age are. We watched musicals growing up and learned to love classical music and jazz as well.

I am a lover of the blues thanks to my mom. The Blues are really good for those times in your life when everything seems to be wrong. it lets you know that you are not the only one with problems and you can commiserate with the songs. I think when I go to this concert, I will dress eighties style rock just for fun. Big hair and make up with skin tight clothes are not that much different today, but the style will be telling. I might even take my mom to the concert, because I know I will have more fun with her there then I will with my friends.

Fucking weather

March 14, 2012 at 3:53 pmCategory:Good Things | Memories | My Life

I wish mother nature would pick a season and just get on with it already. I am tired of the back and forth from hot to cold. This fucking weather is on my last nerve and I want it to stay warm. I want the water in the river to have enough time to warm up for swimming. I love to swim and shit. Being in and on the water is one of my absolute favorite things. Once the water is warm enough for swimming, we will start taking the boat out and plan our first camping trip.

We have a lot of fun camping on the river with the pontoon boat. We have an island that we set tents up on as well as a rope swing. It has a nice beach for kids to play on and it is such a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family. We went every other weekend last summer and I anticipate more this summer. We have gotten good at setting up and striking camp, so it doesn’t take as long as it did when we first started. My brother in law tries to get out there after work on weekends to weed eat the area we camp at and keep it cleaned up.

Hangovers and Resolutions

January 1, 2012 at 9:22 amCategory:Food | Memories | My Life

Last night was a helluva party downtown. There had to be over 100,000 down on the riverfront jamming to Lynyrd Skynyrd and waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

What sucked about being downtown was not being able to actually bring your own bottle of champagne with you and have a champagne toast. Unless you went into one of the really crowded bars or restaurants and drank it inside the bar, you could only cheer or kiss someone close to celebrate.

I kinda missed the champagne toast. We’ve done that every year of my life that I can remember – as far back as only 4 years old. My parents would let us stay up and have a tiny sip of champagne while we watched Dick Clark on the TV. I miss those days.

Candies and Gums

August 6, 2011 at 8:39 pmCategory:Food | Good Things | Memories

When I was a kid we got candy bars as a treat and were allowed to chew gum just about any time we wanted to. There was not the stigma of sugar and tooth decay.

My parents’ only stipulation about gum was that you had to chew with your mouth closed and you had to dispose of it properly. My mom always carried gum in her purse have fresh breath, and I always seemed to have a nickle to spend on a pack of gum when I wanted some.

I loved to chew Dentyne gum, but also tried different ones, like Juicyfruit, Fruit Stripes, Doublemint, and Teaberry. I miss those days.

Back in the Day

July 20, 2011 at 8:10 pmCategory:Business | Memories | My Life

The tools of the trade from just a dozen years ago or so. Old school editing and paste up was tape, scissors, glue, straight edge. We even had a light blue pencil that the copy machine could not read so you could write notes on the original. I loved the white tape that came in a roll and was exactly wide enough to cover a line of type. The good old days!