Sep 14, 2013

Farewell Friend...

I played Shinedown during my workout today, and this song made me think of our friend Dana.  He passed recently, never getting back to his beloved New York.

We met Dana online, part of AOL journals, and corresponded for several years.  When the King Tut exibihit was in Philly, we went and visited Dana, and he was a fascinating man.

Farewell Friend...

Sep 1, 2013

State Theater, South Bend - Show and Tour Weekend

Friday night we headed over and picked up my Mom and headed to Downtown SB for dinner at CJ's Pub (great burgers) and talking and laughing.  Then it was over to the State for comedy fest.  In the words of our friend Andrew Elegante (Hey Drew), "My face hurts from laughing so much at tonight's comedy festival. Hope your face hurts too South Bend. Good night!" More about Drew in a minute.

Yesterday, it was off to the season opener for ND Football and they did not disappoint.  They had a solid victory, but they still have quite a bit of work to do.  I tailgated with my best friend and we always have fun at the games.  For more details, head over to her entry at Nutwood Junction.

Today, we redeemed the second of our two crowd funding gifts for the State Theater in South Bend.  Our first contribution was for a chair with our name on it, the second was lunch and tour with the renovation director Andrew Elegante.  We started with lunch at Bakers, which has much Studebaker Memorabilia on display (very appropriate for a downtown hotel), and we learned quite a bit about what Drew has been up to and up against in the efforts to renovate an old theater.  Then it was off for the tour which was fascinating.  Many rooms, nooks, crannies.  The theater was built in 1919 and has passed through many hands with each of them leaving their own mark, both good and bad.  Just a couple of pictures here since much of the neat stuff was only visible with a flashlight (I am sure Beth will have many more pictures as she had her camera with her).  

Tomorrow will be a quiet day at home, doing some work, mowing the lawn, and getting ready for another week at work.  Hope your long weekend was a good one!

Sunday Silliness - Revelation :o)

The downside of being ahead of your time is that your ruins might end up a playground for cavorting druids.

Jul 22, 2013

Senoia Zombie Tours

They did a great job and we got into places we would not have been able to see on our own!

We are all doing zombie hands :o)

Jul 12, 2013

Ready to leave for our annual Vegecation.  Great Company, Great Food, Great Sun, Lots-a-Amber-Beverage, Reading Books, Tyranting with a 9-iron, what could be better?  Let the fun begin!!!

Jun 28, 2013

Omaha Bound

Heading out to Omaha, NE for a few days, first to visit with Mark, and second for work.  We are looking at getting into the agricultural industry, and we have an active project in progress.  Should be fun and interesting.

Jun 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you out there. No Dad's left here to celebrate, so not my most favorite holiday, Just Say'n...

This is a picture of me an my Brother from my trip out West last week.

Sunday Silliness - Mistakes :o)

It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

Jun 11, 2013

Gone but Never Forgotten...

Today, I am in Bloomington CA, saying goodbye to my Aunt Bea, she is the one in front row, second from left, in this 2009 photo.  This is how I always want to remember her.  She was quick to laugh, never had a bad word to say about others, and lived a full life with her husband and children.  She, just like her mother, was a true lady in every sense of the word.  After services, we are going back to my Cousin Ros's (she is center, back row), to celebrater her mothers life.  RIP Aunt Bea.

May 31, 2013

Windy City, here we come!

Heading out, should be an awesome show.  I am a Stones Virgin, but not after tonight :o)

Beth is a hot messy mess with excitement.

Love and Rockets!