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.

Monday, June 5, 2017


I would like to wish my good friend Danny L. Wright, Vol 2 a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! Hopefully now that our favorite Nurse Jen is done with her Masters, she will be able to give this great day the attention it deserves.  In any case, I'm sure his sweet girls will make this a great day.

The swim season has started for Mary Ruth.  Her first meet was last Thursday night.  I've never been a fan of "participation" trophies (or ribbons), but I might make an exception for swim meets.  I don't know how these kids do it. I found myself more impressed with the kids who came in last than with the kids who won. For one race, Mary Ruth was one of these kids. It was the butterfly (which she hates... and I can't say I blame her) and it was the second time that night she'd had to swim it (the first was in a mixed medley). She made it to one end of the pool and was about halfway back when it looked like she was out of energy (just watching it, I was out of energy... and my shoulders were killing me). Most of the swimmers were done (I think there was one girl kind of close, but not close enough to catch) and the easy thing would have been to just climb out of the pool and walk the rest of the way. I'm not big on quitting, but I honestly don't think I would have blamed her. Know what's worse than having to swim the butterfly? Having to swim it and coming in last. But she didn't quit. She kept going and all I could do when she got to the end and got out of the pool was give her a big hug and tell her how proud I was of her. She could win a race later this season and I'm not sure I will be as proud as I was at that moment. Later on in the meet she came in 3rd in the breaststroke, but was DQ'd because of politics... haha, just kidding... I don't remember the reason she was DQ'd but I do know her coach didn't agree with it. I don't know enough about the sport to have an opinion (though that usually doesn't stop me). Either way, at the end of the night when we were home I asked her if she had fun. She told me she loved it (and that made me happy).

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