If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Runnin on Empty

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private Joel Parsons (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:

Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

First Lieutenant John H. Patterson (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 5, 1864, at Wilderness, Virginia. His citation reads:

Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.

Principal Musician John T. Patterson (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Virginia. His citation reads:

With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.

I was asked if I would be running in The Bridge Run this weekend. I laughed. Let’s be clear, my decision has nothing to do with being fat (though that doesn’t hurt)… I’ve always been against running (even when I was in shape). I grew up with running being a punishment… not something you just did for “fun”.

If you are running the bridge this weekend and see a guy in a Game of Thrones costume, it’s probably my friend Cory.

The Flowertown Festival is also this weekend. Have fun if you go to it. I swore off that event years ago when I was told that walking down the street while drinking a PBR was frowned upon in this town. Well, friends, that’s not the Summerville I grew up hearing about… so until the town relaxes its rules (or, even better, makes an exception for me), I will not be at its main event.

Picture Thursday

Mary Ruth and Daniel having fun at the park

Susie loves this dress and these boots

We went to get some ice cream after playing in the park

Scooby fell asleep with a toy basketball in his mouth...

Ice cream on a different day... we like ice cream

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