Lots of manhole/personhole pictures
Two forgetful nights where we didn't post. Well one forgetful "Whoops" and one intentional "I'm not blogging tonight, I'm too tired!"
The State Fair and possibly the sweetest picture taken of me ever.
A picture resurfaced.
A trip to heaven....I mean Iowa
Eating until we puked.
The 100th post.
The return of the Garden Series.
Even a very much needed public service announcement.
And I don't think this post would be a good last September post if it didn't have a random picture tacked onto the bottom of it....
Now I'm tired, I'm going to take out the trash, and head to bed. It's going to be awesome. Thanks for reading!!
Something of note from this weekend was my favorite fall activity, something I look froward to for months and months....The APPLE ORCHARD. It was unusually warm so the bees proved to be a problem while trying to consume our apple treats from the bakery, but even they could not deter me from enjoying the much anticipated apple picking. We snagged a great peck of Cortland apples, great for baking, along with homemade caramel dip and apple cider. Now I need to get baking!
2. Does anyone think that this thing on the sidewalk looks like the joker? I see it everyday on my walk from the bus stop back to the apartment building.
The Three Amigos: A small mexican town is being bullied by a powerful mean ruler of a gang of bad guys. A few people hire the Three Amigos under the impression that they are in fact real life "gang fighters" when in reality they are movie stars that play "gang fighters" (you think I could think of a better term than "gang fighters". Get over it. I can't.) The people of the town figure out that the Three Amigos are really just movie stars, and the Three Amigos find out that they aren't being hired to perform, but really defend, hilarty ensues, and eventually the whole town gathers together to overcome "El Guapo" and his powerful gang.
A Bug's Life: A group of ants are being terriozed by a powerful grasshopper and his awful gang of notorious bugs. One bug is sent to find a savior for their predicament and ends up hiring a group of circus performers by accidently confusing them for "warriors". Circus performers find out that they aren't being hired to perform, but defend. The ants find out that the circus performers are really performers and not "warriors", hilarity ensues, and eventually the group of ants gather together to defeat "Hopper" and his powerful gang of grasshoppers.
I think tomorrow night we'll see if there is any comparisions with our other movies. Like My Fair Lady and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. If I remember correctly Arnold sings "Just you wait 'enry 'iggins" as he is being lowered into a pool of lava and giving us a thumbs up. Oh there I go again. SPOILER ALERT!!!
It was definitely my turn to blog last night, and I totally forgot! I got sucked into watching The Lost World and I fell asleep. Next thing I know I was in my bed and off to dreamland
This weekend Jessica has been feeling pretty crappy from the removal of her wisdom teeth, so I have kind of felt like I have been playing Mr. Mom. (except we don't have any kids, and Jessica is at home, not working) So pretty much the only thing that I feel similar about Mr. Mom is that I have a beard and I'm making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with my iron.
Here's a random picture from the Dave and Jessica files to celebrate the event.
Please be so kind as to pronounce it like you would this animal:
Some of you may be tempted to pronounce this word, as the company often does, as JAG-U-ARE. Please refrain from doing this as it greatly disturbs me. If you are going to have the animal jaguar as your hood ornament, then the least you can do is pronounce it the same as you would the animal. You people at Ford....you know who you are.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Lately, I (Dave) have been really getting into old Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge comic books. The stories are unique, adventureous, and hilarious. There have been a few moments when I see a picture and I actually laugh out loud while reading it. Like someone shooting bullets at Uncle Scrooge and the bullet sailing right through his pitch black top hat, and then the same exact thing happens a couple of panels later. I just sit back and think to myself "Who is able to come up with this stuff?"
I find these stories to be inspirational because Uncle Scrooge is pretty much a cartoon icon that has been around for 50-60 years, and they are still being printed today! I commonly have to put filters on when I'm reading/watching anything that is coming at me ,these days, whether it be a movie in a theater or an ad on a bus sign as it passes me by. I am comforted to know that when I sit down with my book of Uncle Scrooge comics, I can relax, let my guard down, and enjoy a new adventure that Uncle Scrooge, Donald, and the nephews are up to. It reminds me that people are still striving to put out good wholesome material that is engaging and well done.
As a consumer, I am going to strive to support things that are good and deliver entertainment without all the brown that comes along with it. (Even if I do catch a little flack because I enjoy "kid stuff".)
(and yes those are fried bananas)
Bought a collection of Uncle Scrooge comics today.
Watched half of Nightmare Before Christmas on Blue-Ray. Sweet!
MAN! I had some sweet plans for this post today. I guess I will have to postpone it until Friday.
Can anyone tell our personalities by the way Jessica and I post?
Back to bed. It's cold in this kitchen!
Along with large, lush gardens, the Brucemore property included a pet cemetery that contained the buried remains of 15 German shepherds and 3, yes 3 lions. Dave is in love with the idea of having pet lions and has already researched the MN laws regarding the ownership of the exotic felines.
This short trip also included a stop in Dyersville to the see the famed "field of dreams" movie site. It was surprisingly crowded. I'm not sure why I was surprised by this, but in my thoughts prior to being there, I imagined us running through the corn field and circling the bases all by ourselves. None such luck. It was neat to see, but we didn't spend much time there.
Our weekend away was much needed time of togetherness, conversation, and fun.
We took along our new Flip video camera, so as soon as the footage is edited, Dave will post it for all to see! Stay tuned.
Fire in the backyard
We'll have more to blog about tomorrow, and we will report on all of our purchases!
Take a look at....................THIS!!!!
This is a picture of Dave and I in JUNIOR HIGH. Why did I choose to dig this picture out of the archives to put on display for all the world to see? Because I'm at home sick. Because I have been zapped of all creative juices. Because it's my day to blog and I'm useless without my creative juices. And because despite how incredibly embarrassed I am of the awkward junior high phase, I really do love this picture.
Alright so waaaaaaay back in September of 2006, I was writing on another blog that I started. The blog is here. I imagine September 1st was much like today, hot, humid, beautiful. 2 years ago was soooo much different than today. I was not married, I lived in a 2 bedroom apartment with 5 dudes (maybe 6 depending on the night), and I worked for mosquito control. Wow. Life changes a lot doesn't it? ANYWAY, back on September 1st 2006, I made a commitment to blog everyday for the entire month of September, and it was really fun. Today Jessica and I are making that commitment again. Everyday for the month of September we are going to blog (or at least try really, really hard to blog). Our plan is to switch every other day. Today is my day.
Reading over the older posts, it seemed like I took more time to blog. I think it wasn't just blogging, but I took more time to ponder, and recap life. I remember I would sit down, in a comfortable chair, with something to drink, put on some music, and write. I took more time for length, detail, and content. Now it seems that my life is more hurried, instead of soaking up little things, I get a more general view of everything. I think I'm still deciding on what I like better. Honestly, I think my goal is to achieve both. Get the large amount of things accomplished, but still take time to smell the roses and enjoy life. OH - don't get me wrong, I LOVE my married life right now. Being married is awesome, awesome, awesome! Currently it seems to be a big blur of awesomeness, and I want some moments of pure slowed down goodness. So, here I am sitting on our comfortable couch, I have the hum of the air conditioner going in my ear, and this is the first time in a long time I'm not blogging at work.
I'm listening to a mix I made for Jessica a few years ago called "Listening is the first and last step". I actually stole the line from an episode of Fraggle Rock, and it has always made me think. The current song is "California Brown and Blue" by Denison Witmer, he's good and laid back. I'm not sure if he is making music still or not, but check him out.
Alright, well I'm off to bed. As you can see on the sidebar, I have lots of Les Miserables to read. Last night it freaked me out! I think that's a whole different post......
See ya Wednesday,
P.S. for anyone that still checks my old blog, I'm still planning on finishing my Garden Series! I think I stopped on 5 entries, and I planned on writing 9 so I have a few more to do. Don't give up hope! I'm just giving other people time to catch up on the series......like a over a year.