Memorial Day 2011

Thank you to all you who served – present and past, here and gone, but hopefully always remembered and appreciated by all. Without you, our republic could not have stood.

Added by Cyn:

383 Comments

  1. “First they came for the smokers…..”

    Next thing you know, someone will have a problem with farters.

  2. I am second.

  3. “…someone will have a problem with farters.”

    Well, I’m against them, however, I will not file with the court to have all emissions reviewed by the douches in California.

  4. fuck this shit.

    I mean, hiya!

  5. I’m wearing my Hostegette shirt for Memorial day.

  6. I’m wearing my Hostegette shirt for Memorial day.

    Awwww. Consider yourself hugged, Pretty Lady Carin!

  7. MARE! I can’t wait to meet you. You better wear a football helmet.

  8. Awwww. Consider yourself hugged, Pretty Lady Carin!

    what a nice thought.

    I think I just felt something on my ass, though. Was that from Michael?

  9. I can wait to meet Mare. I can wait and wait and wait.

    (let’s see how reverse psychology works on her)

  10. mybad, mybad. oopsie.

  11. Hey Dave, how many Jewel songs has your band covered?

  12. let’s see.

    who?

  13. I think I just felt something on my ass, though. Was that from Michael?

    Maybe. Was it a nice grab? He’s got long arms and large hands… and ass-grabbing is his specialty.

  14. Dave, I’m bringing a helmet, be sure to bring pads.

  15. Mosquito Magnet has been deployed.

    Stupid blood suckers.

  16. Dave, I’m bringing a helmet, be sure to bring pads.

    I’ll bring the nipple clamps.

  17. I think Drew had something like this at Ace’s.

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2011/05/29/memorial-day-the-war-in-iraq/

  18. “I’ll bring the nipple clamps.”

    HA!

  19. To all the veterans:

    Thank you.

  20. >> Dave, I’m bringing a helmet, be sure to bring pads.

    oh rowr.

    Scott, remind me of this magnet thing again, before I die from West Nile Virus?

  21. To all the veterans:

    Thank you.

    Ditto.

  22. Thank you, indeed, to those who have given all so that we may have what we do.

  23. Yesterday morning I listened to a veteran of the 1st Marine Division tell us about his experience in the Pacific during WWII. He went all the way from New Zealand to Okinawa.

    I didn’t know I could feel more humbled than I already do.

  24. Moving piece at the mothership, Dave. Very moving. Thank you.

  25. Dave it’s a skeeter killing machine that runs on propane and works really well.

    When we first installed it I was a bit skeptical so after the first 24 hours I pulled the net out and froze them dead in the freezer. I then dumped the contents out on a table and counted them.

    I counted 1200, or about 1 million future eggs.

    Home Depot sells them, price range is probably $300 – $500 depending on the model. The higher end models will clear an acre.

    Best money we ever spent.

  26. Andy’s poat — excellent as well. I remember watching that on FNS. Worth watching every time.

  27. I didn’t know I could feel more humbled than I already do.

    Hear ya.

    Any of us can spend time listening to stories of the vets in hospitals, step-down facilities, or retirement homes.

    Veteran’s Hospitals could use volunteers.

  28. >> Home Depot sells them, price range is probably $300 – $500 depending on the model. The higher end models will clear an acre.

    I’m in. Thanks

  29. thanks Cyn.. some men’s words are way better than mine.

    I’ve seen that speech, inscribed on the wall at the Lincoln Memorial. On the other side is his second inagural address.

    Very moving.

  30. inaugural.. ok something I KANT SPLEL

  31. To all the veterans:
    Thank you.

    On behalf of just little old me, you’re certainly welcome.

    But…

    My pet peeve is this. Today isn’t my day. My day is in Novemeber. Today was set aside so we can remember those who shall never grow old, never go to a BBQ. Who risked all, and paid all.

  32. yep. it’s a different day. Not Veteran’s Day.

    Today we remember the fallen, who died younger than me.

    Different remembrance.

  33. But…

    My pet peeve is this. Today isn’t my day. My day is in November. Today was set aside so we can remember those who shall never grow old, never go to a BBQ. Who risked all, and paid all.

    I know the difference between the day in May and the day in November. I get it. But I have the power thank those of you who are still alive and that is my choice. Those who are already gone can be remembered, but we can no longer thank them. They are hopefully enjoying their reward beyond our imagination.

    But we can thank those who are still here. We can choose to buy a service man or woman a drink, or their dinner in a restaurant, or help build injured servicemen new homes, or simply shake their hands when we pass them in an airport or grocery store. We need more ways to remember and thank… especially now… not less.

    Deal with us.

  34. Deal with you?

    Oh, I’ll deal with you later, little missy!

  35. Comment made by one of my new FaceChimp friends.

    “The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it-The American flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it, American soldiers don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them…they fight because they love what’s behind them.” ♥
    Happy Memorial Day!!!!

  36. Deal with you?

    Oh, I’ll deal with you later, little missy!

    Um. Methinks I need to borrow your helmet and pads, Mare. I love a good fight.

    I’m in.

  37. I know it’s not the same as Veterans Day, but I still think it’s worth remembering everybody who has offered to make that sacrifice.

  38. >> I’ve seen that speech, inscribed on the wall at the Lincoln Memorial. On the other side is his second inagural address.

    That is an awesome sight, isn’t it.

    Have you ever been to Gettysburg?

  39. that’s a lovely quote, Cathy.

    and I suspect I might just end up wearing my splodey shirt today.

  40. Awesome quote Cath.

  41. I’m with xbrad and Dave in the purist camp on this one. I thank God for our troops and pray for their safety every day, but today is a day to remember the fallen.

    Another thing I like is that our town celebrates on May 30th every year. It just happens to coincide with the Monday holiday this year, but we’re old school like that.

  42. Nice quote Cathy. Imma stealing it.

  43. >> Have you ever been to Gettysburg?

    I have not, and it’s on my bucket list.

    I have stood on the hills, at Marye’s Heights above Fredericksburg, where Col. Anderson placed his guns, looking out over that open plain, and thought “dear God, across this?”

  44. I shed a tear then, knowing what it meant.

  45. Thanks for the post at Ace, Andy.

    Today’s PRIMARY focus is on the fallen. No argument on that.

    Have written this quote out in notes to more than one mom who lost a son in service to our Nation:

    “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
    John 15:13

  46. working on a post about this dispatch from Ernie Pyle in Italy.

    http://www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/36division/archives/sanpiet/ernie.htm

    There is a Henry T. Waskow Elementary school here,

  47. That’s my FaceChimp status right now, Cathy. The Mrs., too.

  48. Cool, Andy.

    Been to Gettysburg more than once. Also Antietam, Spotsylvania, Manassas, and a few others during our time as residents of Montgomery County Maryland.

  49. Some days I feel like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMO8Pyi3UpY&feature=related

    Today isn’t one of them.

  50. You definitely need to see Gettysburg, Dave.

    @LongStr33t: @RE_Lee WTF? #ThatsSuicide

    I’ll rummage around and see if I can find my pictures from there from back in the days of 35mm.

  51. I choose to thank veterans, alive and passed on, any and every chance I get.

  52. Beautiful day, flag is flying, services were attended, brisket at 170.

    Not long now, and I’ll be wrecking my diet like a junker car at a county fair.

  53. Gettysburg. Definitely want to see that. I read The Killer Angels, and have an image in my mind as to what it looks like.

  54. I have not, and it’s on my bucket list.

    *Bing-Map Query… to Gettysburg from Washington DC = 86 miles, 1 1/2 hours*
    *possible suggestion for a side trip during fall moron-meatup in D.C.???!!!*

  55. We lived in Howard Co., MD for a while, Cath. I knocked out nearly all the northern battlefields while we were there, and I’ve been to pretty much all the major ones in the Deep South.

    Still need to get out to Vicksburg.

  56. Heh, I was just thinking the same thing, Cathy. It’s not a bad little drive at all.

  57. *has never seen a Civil War battlefield.

    I did see Geronimo’s grave, though, when dad was at Ft Sill OK.

  58. [clintbird–I hope you don’t mind that I updated your poat]

  59. I toured EVERY ACW battlefield as a youngster, but was too young to remember or appreciate it. I wish I could go back.

  60. Nice update, Cyn!

  61. >> *has never seen a Civil War battlefield.

    I practically grew up on one. For example, this is a couple of blocks from my grandparents’ house: http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/cannonballhouse.html

  62. Gettysburg and Antietam hit me the hardest.

    … and knowing blood from fallen soldiers flowed out of the soil during rains for the next couple of decades.

  63. Thanks Jay. Of all the vids done to this song, and I looked through many, this one was the best. And if you go to YT, the guy who did it made it as a motivational film for JrROTC. Well done.

  64. Andy, what part of GA are you from?

  65. Macon

  66. Also, if anyone is interested, Best Buy had Season 1 of Justified on Blu Ray for $20. Also lots of other movies.

  67. I thought this day was all about barbecuing and enhancing the revenue of local governments.

  68. Had the privilege of attending funerals of our fallen. My heart always grips watching a soldier kneel before a mother, father, or wife as the folded flag is given to the surviving family members. Unforgettable…

  69. Vicksburg has so many monuments.

  70. …I suspect I might just end up wearing my splodey shirt today.

    Hope you do… and consider yourself hugged, Sir. … And THANK YOU for your service.

    *darts across room to dive behind couch*

  71. I won’t bitch at you about that.

    But I’ WILL say, I joined, and reenlisted for my own selfish reasons. I WAS proud to serve my country, and always thought it was honorable service, but I mostly did it because I enjoyed it.

  72. …and enhancing the revenue of local governments.

    The DUI citation revenues alone will be great for the pay raises!11!

  73. I’ve not been fortuneate enough yet to visit those parts of the country where the major civil war battles were fought. I’ve been through that part of the south that contains I20 and I10 and thus I’ve spent a couple of days at Vicksburg. Very moving. And brother Dave is right, there are tons of monuments. Every state, including the yankee ones, have built a monument there to their dead. I’ve stood in Jackson Square in Nawlins, though I dont’ recall whether it has civil war connections or not. One of the few reasons I’d like to visit DC is to tour Arlington Cemetary as well as the war memorials. Someday.

    My thanks to all the men and women who died and those who didn’t.

  74. I have a goal to take my boys to see all of these great memorials. Now that they’re older, I think that they’ll appreciate and understand them. I’m almost glad that I didn’t go as a child when we would take our driving summer vacations; would have been lost to me that young.

  75. Anybody see any movies this weekend? I have missed out this weekend with a sick boy, but it looks like there’s some good flicks.

  76. No movie going here, cyn. I get too antsy.

    I did watch ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ though. Good grief.

    IMPORTANT DEAD COMPUTER UPDATE:

    Mr. Beasn thinks it is a short because he was able to fire it up today. I was having problems with that tape thingie that goes up into the monitor…so he thinks it is to do with that. Unfortunately, my warranty has expired. We will have to replace it ourselves.

  77. TigerDirect and NewEgg are great sites for new machines and parts. I’ve bought several items over the years from TigerDirect and have never been disappointed with delivery or price.

  78. Laptop or PC, Beasn?

  79. Laptop

  80. The son built a computer from NewEgg.

    Husband is pretty sure it’s the harness.

  81. Sounds like an easy fix; most time spent will be all the screws. Dang time-wasting screws!

  82. since when is a screw a waste of time?

  83. most time spent will be all the screws

    **perks up**

    Whut?

  84. How’s that low hanging fruit taste, Dave? I almost had it in hand.

  85. I rock the internets

  86. Today we show our thankfulness in prayer
    This honor you deserve
    Giving all for freedom’s call
    That we may live without reserve

  87. I love, love, love, love their circular mags. When Tiger Direct and Newegg show up in the mail, it’s like Christmas for me.

  88. I was wondering who was gonna grab for that.

  89. Peej–check you g-string.

  90. You all make it back to CA in one piece? How many threw up along the way?

  91. HOOOOOOAH

  92. Only Graham threw up on Saturday night because of sun poisoning/overhearting.

    It was a blast.

    and Chompies is the best food ever!

  93. gross

  94. Can you send me a reminder to upgrade the group? I think that’ll enable me to do it. Otherwise, I can’t see how.

  95. You’re toopid, dave

  96. I’ll try. brb

  97. Okay.

    How do I send you a reminder?

  98. shut up

  99. I don’t know. I remember on the ace fb group it said, this page is set to be archived. please send a message to the admin to remind them to upgrade the group

  100. ok I see. I can’t upgrade it till we get a bunch of activity on it. To save the group we have to have a hostage swarm

  101. can you make me an admin?

  102. just got enough activity to send you a reminder…YAY!

  103. Western hostages can visit Glorieta Pass in NM. Pretty sure it was Sibley’s troops from TX who kicked butt all the way up the Rio Grande until they were stopped by Union forces outside of Las Vegas, NM. It doesn’t compare to Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Antietem, etc. but it is close by. More of an arroyo than a battlefield.

  104. I’ve had two Bloody Marys and a bratwurst.

  105. We’ll be doing sliders, brats, mustard potato salad and ranch beans and maybe some kind of salad. No booze yet for me. That will come later.

  106. Any of you slackers shoot 86 from the tips today?

  107. Just ate an entire grapefruit. Texas. Ruby. Red.

    *yum*

  108. IMPORTANT UPDATE:

    Two More Bratwurst Have Been Eaten.

  109. “Any of you slackers shoot 86 from the tips today?”

    Depends. How many holes we talking about?

  110. Any of you slackers shoot 86 from the tips today?

    I don’t know, but it sounds kinky so . . . Maybe?

  111. Okay, probably. But in my defense I was huffing poppers.

  112. HAHAHA! Clowns!

    Africa hot here again today. 18 holes equals 4 Gatorades and two bottles of water!

  113. No Beer??

    You’re doing it wrong.

  114. What’s the tips?

    I know as much about golf as would fit in your eye.

  115. Cyn – When I get too hot, beer gives me cramps.

    Jewstin – The tips are the longest tees on any particular golf course.

  116. tips = ladies tee Jewstin

  117. Perhaps you’re just not drinking enough. At least that’s was Mr Cyn says about beer and golfing. 😉

  118. Damn he beat me. Tournament / pro MCPO?

  119. Scott – Played with some young college-aged guys today. Big hitters, but not that great from 100 yds in.

  120. I always wanted to learn to play golf. I even dated an instructor once; he told me I was hopeless to teach. True story.

  121. Brad taught Sox how to play the shell game.

    He’s pretty good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z3_ZvqPbMg

  122. Pertaining to my golf game: I may be short off the tee … but I’m crooked too.

  123. HAHA! We haven’t seen Sox for a while.

  124. Experience MCPO. I used to go to the course during the day just so I could play with “the old guys”. Most of them were nice enough to point out my errors and provide instruction. I could always out hit them, but their short game allowed them to beat me.

  125. NEWSFLASH: PattyAnn Update courtesy of Dick.

    Kelly and I both visited. Patty Ann’s eating, in good spirits, and just about as ready as she can be for the surgery tomorrow. The drugs must be good, cause she thinks today is Saturday. I’ll let ya know.

  126. At first, losing to an “old guy who couldn’t drive the ball 200 yds pissed me off. Then I figured it out.

  127. I got an email for Sox the other day.

    He’s working in Brazil drilling for oil that Americans won’t drill for.

    And watching Xuxa.

  128. Thank you for the update CB. Good to hear about her spirits!

  129. I did the same with the game of pool. I used to play against an older Italian guy. He would show up in a 3 piece suit just about every night at this particular place. Even though he was better than me, I would always play him for money. It was well worth it.

    He taught me a couple of tricks that most pool players wont believe.

  130. Do I dare google Xuxa? Or do I need to go to Urban Dictionary?

  131. Mmmmm! Pulled pork sammiches and cold slaw with sweet tea. It don’t get no better than that!

  132. The Tibetan Sand Fox needs to be the official Disappointment Fox.

    http://tinyurl.com/4ystln4

  133. Good news on PA! Thanks.

  134. Scott – I think that Sand Fox voted for Teh iWon.

  135. Here is how you ride a subway hands free.

  136. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuxa

  137. Here is how you ride a subway hands free

    Da-Da-Da-Damn!

  138. Baby Monkey..Baby Monkey http://www.thereviewcrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/monkey_riding_dog.jpg

  139. IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

    RIBS ARE ON THE GRILL!!!

  140. Hoo Hoo!

  141. You still in AL, xbrad?

  142. Woohoo.

  143. I’m headed over to the in-laws shortly for ribs myself. Love love not having to cook on Memorial Day.

  144. Got some sweet corn on the stove. Going to reheat the barbecue from yesterday’s barbecue.

    *forgot the red potatos for crash taters*

    *kicks self in the junk*

  145. Crash taters?

  146. Baby Monkey..Baby Monkey

    *takes note*

  147. crash smash

    tomato tomoto

    SYWM!!

  148. sorry scott, just got back from Lowes. Paint department. Samples. Undermining of paint authority does not make for a happy wife.

  149. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

    http://fwd4.me/02gE

  150. *forgot the red potatos for crash taters*

    *kicks self in the junk*

    Ummmm…isn’t it a poon?

  151. I will be trying that recipe Beasns…looks scrumptious.

  152. Ummmm…isn’t it a poon?

    shhhhhh….

    *nudges head in the direction of my avatar*

  153. This one is a fav at our house too when it comes to potatoes

    http://www.hiddenvalley.com/recipe/v/113/Original-Ranch-Roasted-Potatoes/

  154. Cyn, the red potatos taste much better than other taters for that recipe.

  155. I am just glad it was not Mr Beasn’s junk.

  156. Good to know…I was kind of thinking that too.

  157. Nowhere is there warmth to be found
    Among those afraid of losing their ground
    Rain gray town known for it’s sound
    In places small faces unbound

    http://fwd4.me/02gd

  158. Ass potatoes.

  159. Junk in teh potato masher Vman? No way.

    Wood chipper? Now you’re talking!

  160. Off to get some ribs. Later.

  161. wow. napping in a pool is awesome.

    wait, I already knew that.

  162. Just got back from visiting PattyAnn. Guess I missed Dick and Kelly. Would have been nice to see them, but visitors are limited to 2 at a time so it worked out okay anyway.

    Meant to mention before that she is receiving some nice flower arrangements. But her first one was from MJ sent several days ago and it still looks lovely. MJ sent Gerbera Daisies, btw. Since she wants to be Queen, I brought her a crown/tiara. She loves it and put it on immediately and was still wearing it when I left.

    Xbrad, eat your heart out. PattyAnn was enjoying chocolate pudding and had some juiceboxes waiting for her. No Pop Tarts, however. She’s kinda turned naughty in her eating habits… not much for the nutritious stuff today, but maybe that’s just what we can expect from our Queen PattyAnn.

    She’s in good spirits and still has her sense of humor, although she and John could still use a lot of sleep, especially since tomorrow morning things are gonna get rough for both of them.

    John’s sis, Joyce, was able to tell me that the surgeon now estimates the surgery tomorrow will take 10-12 hours. The original surgery late last fall lasted about 6 hours, and now considering everything they must do they have upped the time. The infection she currently still has remains a challenge on her body and current health challenges. Surgery is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Texas time. No food etc. after midnight tonight. And they will be prepping her tomorrow morning and taking her from the room about 9:00 a.m.

    Today’s Scripture reading and prayer with PattyAnn was Psalm 86, specifically verses 1-7 and 11-12 if anyone is interested. We had a good talk. She so appreciates all the prayers and thoughts from you guys in the blogosphere and hopes you all will continue your support in prayers and encouragement. She knows she is gonna need it.

    I wasn’t quite ready to leave, but a bunch of family members all showed up and I’m not hot on being scolded or kicked out by the medical team, so I said my good-byes. Joyce, John’s sister, will call me tomorrow with any news and I’ll respond to the needs of PattyAnn and her family in the coming days. Most of them now have my card.

  163. Dave, Concur.

  164. Cathy – Thank you so much for being there for those of us far away. You are a treasure.

  165. Thanks Cathy.

    http://tinyurl.com/3r8cokg

  166. Pupster, that pic is precious. Thanks.

  167. Every time that I think that I’m the only one who is lonely. . .

    http://fwd4.me/02h6

  168. Pupster’s link would not work for me.

  169. Dammit, I can’t get Pups pic to open.

  170. pups pic is bein bitchy.

  171. Pup’s pic took a long time to open for me, just sayin.

    Have another brat, Xbrat.

  172. Thanks Cathy. Prayers for Patty Ann.

  173. Just blessed to be able to help.

    PattyAnn is an awesome gal, so thanks for any/all prayers on her behalf.

  174. In a while will the smile on my face turn to plaster?
    Stick around while the clown who is sick does the trick of disaster. . .

    http://fwd4.me/02h8

  175. Got it, Catty. It was worth the wait.

  176. Thanks Cathy!

    Next time something bad happens to me, instead of going to the ER I am going to the airport and getting on the next flight to Texas.

  177. Thank you Cathy.

    This morning my friend Brandi’s facechimp acct was hacked by those freaky Afrian scams where they tell a hidoeus story and actually named her husband and kids wanting money sent to the U.K…anyway the husband and I have been friends since we were 9 and I actually was the matchmaker for these two and he said it has been utter HEll all day for them. All of her emails and contacts were completely wiped out!

  178. Laura was incredibly awesome when I was sick and I will never forget it.

    Patty Ann will never forget your efforts either.

  179. I ran into him at Valero just now and was like wait! Aren’t you in a hospital in the U.K.?!? That shit is so unreal

  180. the surgery tomorrow will take 10-12 hour

    Good gawd! They already removed the leg, right? Is the surgery tomorrow for removing the infected artery?

    man, oh man is she gonna be sore.

  181. ah shit.. I already fucked something up. Ok trying to fix whatver group thing I just messed up in FB.

    >> Laura was incredibly awesome when I was sick

    This is shocking to me.

  182. Thanks Cathy for all you are doing, and keeping us up to date.
    Please give PattyAnn a hug for me. Pinch her butt if you can!

  183. Did anybody get all up in anybody else’s grille today?

  184. Good gawd! They already removed the leg, right? Is the surgery tomorrow for removing the infected artery? man, oh man is she gonna be sore.

    Don’t wanna ‘drape the crepe’ too much but ALL of the arterial graft must now come out… including (as I heard the surgeon say a few days ago) the portion that went to providing blood flow to the left leg, which is not infected and was healed and functioning. I don’t know why… I just took notes and didn’t ask but one or two questions then.

    PattyAnn needs prayers big-time.

    Dave, not sure I get the FB thingy yet either. Sheesh. I hate messing up. Glad you did that instead of me. Thanks. Heh.

  185. Thank you Cathy. I know we’ll all be thinking about PattyAnn especially hard all day tomorrow.

  186. Did anybody get all up in anybody else’s grille today?

    Not yet. There’s still plenty of time. Hold my beer.

  187. That sucks sohos. I’ve heard about that and that people actually give the money.

  188. drape the crepe’

    I have no idea what that means.

    And who screwed up at fb. You didn’t on the hostages group.

  189. You know that I’ll just keep linking these until someone comments on them. . .

    http://bit.ly/ipVN68

  190. Sorry about your friends, Sohos. Do y’all know about the privacy stuff that you need to modify in your Facebook account?

    Lemme know if you need info… I’ll see if I can offer some help in making the change… been awhile since it did mine and have thought about a few other things since then.

  191. *pats MCPO on head

    Those are real good songs, MCPO. Real good.

    *prays I don’t get sent to cornfield

  192. FB is evil.

    If you like viruses and aids you should go there.

  193. I like viruses and aids. I carry penicillin when I go there.

  194. Yeah its real bad news PJM. Shocking really

  195. We might need an intervention, Sox is letting himself go.

    http://imgur.com/WHtOU

  196. They didn’t get to their regular email did they?

    I learned the hard way that none of your passwords should be the same……….ever

  197. Important Text Message update from youngest to dad:

    Kid: HI

    Dad: yo, sup?

    Kid: Can I have a Texas Ranger’s hat for my b-day?

    Dad: Of course! Good call by you. What size?

    Kid: Size?

    Dad: Fitted is best.. I’m a 7 1/2 myself. You?

    Kid: I don’t know.

    Dad: get a tape measure.

    Kid: It doesn’t have to be fitted.

    Dad: I know but trust me, and shut up.

    Kid: You shut up.

    Dad: Make me.

    Kid: You suck.

    Dad: oh who’s not measuring her head yet and sucks?

    Kid: Is this my dad?

    Dad: quit ducking responsibility.

    Kid: Ok that’s you.

    Dad: Also I love you.

    Kid: shut up, I mean I love you too.

    Dad: I miss you a lot too so there.

    Kid: 7 1/8.

    Dad: That’s my girl!

    fin

  198. Give me pennies, I’ll take anything. . .

    http://bit.ly/lNXv3f

  199. We might need an intervention, Sox is letting himself go.

    hahaha, that was pretty good.

  200. I gots a big, fat head. 7 1/2.

  201. http://bit.ly/iLR0jr

  202. Give me pennies, I’ll take anything. . .

    So listen while I play…………..

  203. Sean- Piker! 7 5/8th

  204. Laura was incredibly awesome when I was sick and I will never forget it.

    You, on the other hand, were a pain in the ass when you were sick.

    Yes, we heard about it.

  205. Laura is just pretty much kind of awesome and I’m very certain all her victims died happy.

  206. Heh.

    http://tinyurl.com/3gvqzgw

  207. I gots a big, fat head. 7 1/2.

    Sean- Piker! 7 5/8th

    All I know is that anything smaller than a large chokes my noggin. My fat head and skinny arms camouflage the house in the middle.

  208. I mean, Scott, when you are gravely ill, you should:

    1. Heed the dietary and other advice from your doctors, and not keep ordering pizzas delivered to your room.

    2. Take your meds and leave your IV tubes alone.

    3. Cease and desist from constant demands for oral sex.

    Just sayin’.

  209. Michael – Quit making with the rules already!

  210. Laura is just pretty much kind of awesome and I’m very certain all her victims died happy.

    I figure I probably could survive any kind of serious illness if Laura promised to make me some kind of Portuguese dish with clams and octopus and pasta.

  211. Michael – Quit making with the rules already!

    Are you serious?

    I’m Lutheran. I think I mentioned that already.

  212. Are there a lot of rules to being Luthern?

  213. Dave that is the cutest story

  214. Sohos, whatever you do, do NOT check your fb email.

    I did NOT talk all sorts of smack about Michael and MCPO in an email to you.

  215. Are there a lot of rules to being Luthern?

    No Michael is a control freak.

    That is all.
    Well….a funny control freak, and a funnier drunk.

  216. All I know is that anything smaller than a large chokes my noggin. My fat head and skinny arms camouflage the house in the middle

    Nonsense. As my kids would say, “you’re adordable”

  217. Sohos, that happened tonight, word for word.

    She’ll be 21 on June 4. Hard to believe she’s a graduate, and a lovely young woman now. It was only 20 years ago I was chasing her around the house in her footie pjs and ticklin her tummy.. then holding her on my chest as she fell asleep.

    I love that little girl cept she’s not a little girl anymore. Still love her though.

  218. Michael – Quit making with the rules already!

    Yea. Michael! What Chief said!

    Are there a lot of rules to being Luthern?

    No Chief. Michael makes shit up. Sumbunny throw me a bone here and tell Michael to chill or I’m gonna be nuts before the year is out.

    *nuts, desperate, wimmins with guns is not pretty*

  219. Enjoyed your dialogue, Dave.

    Heh.

  220. You can talk smack about Michael to me too PJM.

  221. As my kids would say, “you’re adordable”

    Camouflage, it works.

    Btw, Lays low salt potato chips were on sale for $1.75 this past week. Out of 9 bags, we have three left.

    BRRRRRAAAAPppppppp

  222. Cathy, if it comes to that, we will help you bury the body.

  223. Dave, you are a big sweetheart and it is obvious a wonderful daddy too.

  224. No Michael is a control freak.

    *Michael looks at feet, sighs, ponders actual theology, feels awkward*

    Look, Pure Lutheran Theology™ is actually about freedom. You are free from sin, guilt, and death.

    EXCEPT — you must eat the tuna noodle casseroles and the lime green jello with carrot shavings if you want to go to heaven.

  225. BRRRRRAAAAPppppppp

    I think you’re tummy prolly went down 10 inches after that one

  226. Look, Pure Lutheran Theology™ is actually about freedom. You are free from sin, guilt, and death.

    Which means you aren’t really a Luthern, you are a heathen.

  227. How many indians Michael?

    Look, Pure Lutheran Theology™ is actually about freedom. You are free from sin, guilt, and death. EXCEPT — you must eat the tuna noodle casseroles and the lime green jello with carrot shavings if you want to go to heaven.

    That was funny.

  228. Does it really have to be carrot shavings? Can’t it be grapes or something?

  229. Which means you aren’t really a Luthern, you are a heathen.

    Not exactly. Heathens do not have theological reasons to look down on Baptists and Calvinists. We do.

  230. I am freezing part of this brisket for Patty Ann to enjoy after her surgery, because it is the most delicious thing I have ever made on the smoker. I can think of nothing better to celebrate, than to have smoked brisket.

    Yes, I have made prime rib also, brisket kicks it’s butt all over the place.

    Good luck tomorrow, PA!

  231. Since we’re talking theology, it has come to my notice that a grave sin has been committed by Beasn:

    Low Salt Potato Chips!? Blasphemy!

  232. YES, I’m thinking of you PattyAnn. Many prayers too! It is going to be okay.

  233. Michael, you don’t make sense.

  234. Lipstick, they are delicious. Regular ones are too dang salty.

  235. Is there a new requirement to make sense here?

    WHY WASN’T I TOLD?!???

  236. Left over prime rib makes really great cheese steak sammies Jay.
    Just sayin.

  237. Whoa! It’s like deja vu all over again!

  238. Does it really have to be carrot shavings? Can’t it be grapes or something?

    No.

    Michael, you don’t make sense.

    I keep saying that to Cathy. For almost 40 years now. She always turns out to be right.

    Go figure.

  239. There is no such thing as too salty.

    Really, the only purpose of a potato chip is as a conveyor of salt.

  240. My buzz was just harshed.

  241. Really, the only purpose of a potato chip is as a conveyor of salt.

    The low salt ones are a conveyor of potato.

  242. >> Dave, you are a big sweetheart and it is obvious a wonderful daddy too.

    Thank you beasn. I’m learning how to keep in touch with adult daughters now, an occasional written card, phone calls. A text message joke like we did tonight.

    Means a lot to me that they know I love them, even though I’m an idiot.

  243. I am over my limit for a work day.

    But I want another….

    Sucks to be me.

  244. Vman – I quit drinking on “school nights” when I was 35. It was a good decision.

  245. Means a lot to me that they know I love them, even though I’m an idiot.

    No matter what these turds around here say about you, your baby girls will never think of you that way.

  246. The low salt ones are a conveyor of potato. Dip or salsa. Tater chips are dip.

  247. Hate to pick nits, Scott, but the actual phrase is “harsh my mellow.”

    You are, perhaps, young enough to be forgiven for the error.

  248. I loved your story too, Dave.

    Daughters are so cool.

  249. No.

    sucks.

  250. Actually, daughters are cool when they are little and when they get to the mid-twenties.

    Between 11 and 21, they pretty much suck.

  251. you know what’s really cool beasn (and Michael)? Getting to be friends with them as they’ve become adult women.

    I really didn’t know it would be this nice.

  252. Between 11 and 21, they pretty much suck.

    My life is going to suck very soon.

  253. *Drinks my last shot*
    I agree MCPO.

  254. “You’re RUINING MY LIFE!!!!!”

    *slams blogdoor*

  255. Michael is making shit up again. There will be some snipping and sniping, but if’n you keep consistent and keep talking and doing things together, it will be okay.

  256. I keep saying that to Cathy. For almost 40 years now. She always turns out to be right.

    Go figure.

    No, no, no, no, no.

    When people say it to you, Batman, they’re right.

  257. My daughter had moments of being a terror when she was 2 and 3. Temper tantrums in the form of screaming because she would not use her words and I could not read her mind.

  258. Getting to be friends with them as they’ve become adult women.

    Yeahp. That’s the end game, and it is very rewarding when they can finally relate to you as an adult and not a parent.

    My life is going to suck very soon.

    Peej, it’s just a waiting game. Their personalities are pretty much set when they hit puberty and begin the unbonding process. You just have to get through the next dozen years by continuing to love them, and not hacking their heads off with a machete.

  259. *Is grateful that both Heirs are boys…I only have to worry about them killing each other, broken bones, grusome injuries, fires, explosions, car crashes, how many of their female classmates they might impregnate, pressed charges, and eventual fame or infamy. …for a minute there, I thought this might be tough.*

  260. “You’re RUINING MY LIFE!!!!!”

    *slams blogdoor*

    YOU CAN CLEAN YOUR ROOM WHILE YOU’RE IN THERE!

  261. but if’n you keep consistent and keep talking and doing things together, it will be okay

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Either Beasn is just getting started with adolescence, or she has raised the Stepford Daughters.

  262. BiW – Boys have their own, unique, challenges. Always remember, you are the Alpha dog in their pack.

  263. BiW, that is what makes them men….at least the bone breaking, killing each other, other assorted injuries, fires, explosions. The other stuff, not so much.

  264. No Michael, I cloned myself, which makes her about perfect.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Actually, her kind nature, she gets from her dad. I’m not that nice. That and I refused to get sucked into teen angst.

  265. >> Temper tantrums in the form of screaming because she would not use her words and I could not read her mind.

    Best thing I ever learned about 8 years ago was to use a very quiet voice and look em in the eyes, and ask “what’s wrong baby?”

  266. Their personalities are pretty much set when they hit puberty and begin the unbonding process.

    Well, she’s even keeled………..for the most part. Very clever and has developed a wry, sarcastic sense of humor.

  267. Heir No. Two needs the occaisional reminder, Chief.

    The fact that he’s still light enough for me to toss up on to my shoulder and give him whatfor is a source of distress for him. Between the wife’s family and mine, he got a double portion of contumaciousness. I’m glad that he’s a smart kid, because he is definately not gonna put up with anyone’s shit.

    When they start trying to teach him the PC bullshit/global warming nonsense in school, he’s gonna give them so much trouble, it’s gonna be funny.

  268. was to use a very quiet voice and look em in the eyes, and ask “what’s wrong baby?”

    Takes the wind right out of ’em. WINNING!

  269. In San Antonio, Daughter Michael had a friend (briefly) that was a Stepford Daughter.

    She was an only child, got straight A’s at an exclusive private school, always looked perfect, and owned a $200K horse so she could train to be an Olympic equestrian.

    Plus, she was a freaky little bitch. Daughter Michael sniffed this out pretty quick.

  270. BiW, that is what makes them men….at least the bone breaking, killing each other, other assorted injuries, fires, explosions. The other stuff, not so much.

    Beasn,

    I know my parents never worried much…a by-product of being one of the members of the “brain-trust” in school. That said, my friends and I did things that were so remarkably stupid as to be almost offensively stupid, and it really was remarkable that we survived to adulthood alive, with our limbs still attached, and a minimum of brain damage.

    I’m told that the facial tic is hardly noticable now.

  271. >> Takes the wind right out of ‘em. WINNING!

    Yup. The little lower lip would start quivering, and they’d finally tell me what was really wrong.

    We actually make jokes about that now.. which is even more fun.

  272. I’m just sayin’ — it is normal and healthy for adolescents to rebel against their parents. It’s how their brain is wired, and it’s part of the maturation process. You just need to put up with it, and let them know your love is unconditional even if your rules are not.

  273. Beasnette is in no way a Stepford daughter. She is shy, a lot of times socially awkward, imperfect skin, stubborn and gets fixated on weird things, kind, funny, has the fear of God, Catholic, knows that if she ever wants a car or a horse she is either going to have to pay for it herself or win us the lottery.

    Perfect enough.

    But if she doesn’t start talking to boys, I’m going to have to go dot Indian on her and find her one.

  274. PA Update post has been updated with Cathy’s info from earlier this evening.

    Prayers going out to PA and her family from this corner of Texas. Thank you for being our representative on the ground, Cathy (and Dick)!

    Blessed Memorial Day to all –

  275. it really was remarkable that we survived to adulthood alive, with our limbs still attached

    See, you are better for it.

  276. Teresa, how are you doing? Feeling better?

  277. Heya TFW. You better?

  278. I have 17 pounds of butter in my cooler. Is that a lot? Any suggestions?

  279. That is so wonderful Dave! I love it!

  280. PeeJ FTW!

  281. Why are those my only three options?

    Some of us were hatched, yaknow…

  282. Dang, Peej would be an awesome Daddy.

    A zombie vacation? It can’t get better than that.

  283. I have 17 pounds of butter in my cooler. Is that a lot? Any suggestions?

    That depends. Are you a goer? *wiggles eyebrows at Licky*

    If the answer is yes, we’ll need 10 yards of visqueen, 3 midgets, a gallon of Dawn detergent, a pair of maracas, and a set of castinetts.

    If the answer is no, forget I said anything.

  284. Nice Ernie Pyle post, Dave. My dad worshipped the ground that man walked on. I have a book of all his dispatches. A real treasure.

  285. Been laying down on the couch all day – feel better than yesterday, but still sick, if that makes any sense.

    Doesn’t help that the Wireless setup at the house isn’t working right, my “Send Page/Link” doohickey went out on me, and my cell phone is acting wonky right now.

    When it rains, it pours……

    I’m going to be having words with my computer support folks when I get back to “bitching” mode; I’m guessing I’m going to have to get a new phone model – I hate having to learn new systems when I’ve just figured out the old one!

    Off to bed – need my rest.
    Thanks for asking about me!

  286. Back from eating ribs and mah belly is full!

  287. Scroll up to 11:07 and vote in the poll!

  288. Get Well Soon TiFW!

  289. I did Michael. Peej is going to be my new daddy.

  290. Gotta love drudge:

    WARS RAGE ON…
    THE LIST: IN HONOR OF FALLEN…
    Medics brave fire to save lives in Afghanistan…
    U.S. Dead in Afghanistan Tops 1,500…
    OBAMA HITS GOLF COURSE FOR ROUND NO. 70…

  291. Perfect daughter song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkEeNpWMvgk

    Mommy blog/

  292. I did Michael. Peej is going to be my new daddy.

    I’m too lazy to scroll up to find out what that means, but I hope it includes spanking you.

  293. Mee-oow!

  294. haha, I couldn’t resist. I scrolled up. YAY ME!!!

    Wait, does that mean I have to buy tickets to San Diego Comic-Con for everyone?

    bastards

  295. Ribs, grilled chiicken, corn on the cob, tater salad, and deviled eggs.

  296. Oh, and LOTS of vodka.

  297. bitch

  298. Cyn, I’d get you the “sidekick” pass like my kids got.

  299. I saved you some ribs, Tiger Cyn.

  300. Sidekick? Is that code for Spanking? ‘Cuz that’s hawt.

    And check you g-string.

  301. Tons of fajitas, beans, chips & guacamole, then Count busted out steaks with pasta, shrimp, salad, don’t know what kind of green…the man went to town. Lots of beer and maybe some red w\the steaks b.c I had to bring DD home to study…sometimes mommy’s have to be miss out

  302. Gotta love drudge:

    Yep. Saw that today myself. Disgusting. And Embarrassing. Fucker.

  303. Thanks xbrad. I eat them for b’fast tomorrow!

  304. **tackles Cyn**

    **gives her the “BBQ sauce”**

  305. Disgusting. And Embarrassing.

    You have to possess a sense of shame to be embarrassed.

  306. *pokes xbrad with my Gorilla BBQ fork*

  307. I am Disgusted and Embarrassed that he’s our prez and he behaves the way that he does.

  308. **pokes Cyn with my… Oh, hey, is that a .357, or are you just happy to see me?**

  309. Obama is the presidential version of Fred Sanford.

    Need I say more?

  310. I used to love Fred Sanford.

  311. *loads Remy 870 and lets it make that special, special sound*

  312. THIS IS THE BIG ONE

  313. what did I do now?

  314. Whatever you did, it was apparently big.

  315. I just always thought I’d et a trial before I got the death penalty…

  316. no bad dreams.

  317. I hope. They are after me lately.

  318. Not real sure what a ‘goer’ is, BiW, but if it involves midgets, butter and some poorly tempered chocolate, I’m probably in it to win it!

  319. Tons of fajitas, beans, chips & guacamole, then Count busted out steaks with pasta, shrimp, salad, don’t know what kind of green…the man went to town. Lots of beer and maybe some red w\the steaks b.c I had to bring good child home to study…sometimes mommy’s have to be miss out

    YUM and you’re a good mommy. I’d have made my kids flunk. Don’t mess with mommy’s party time.

  320. Thanks! I felt guilty towards one leaving and trying to get the other in a place where she could really study.

  321. I think it is cool that the porn site I’m on has flu.gov ads on it.

    Really?

    How about “herpes.gov” or “theclap.gov?”

  322. Was it a Memorial Day BBQ?

  323. Not real sure what a ‘goer’ is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrDFGa0juCM

  324. oh yeah steak fest

  325. Nummy.

  326. I’m drivin to Houston and will be there in 3 hours. Dont shoot me in the face.

  327. Do you have your diaper on, dave?

  328. I see, said the blind man.

    I can’t tell you all of my sekrits…

  329. Did someone call Dick Cheney?

  330. Huggies for dudes

  331. I had a huge grilled pork steak and corn on the cob for dinner earlier. Tasty.

  332. Huggies for dudes

    {{shudders}}

  333. Who’s still awake? Amuse me!

  334. well I lost the game Sky

  335. Oh, Sohita, that was downright dirty.

  336. bed time for me yall goodnight

  337. Who’s still awake? Amuse me!

    *jingles keys*

  338. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

  339. Guess not.

  340. Didn’t bother to lick the toad tonight.

    Best of luck to Patty Ann and her friends and family.

    Why don’t we ever talk, Patty Ann? Really, let’s talk sometime, huh? I’d like that.

    Please.

  341. Wakey wakey. Prayers for PA this mroning.

    I told my son as we were going to bed that we’d have to wake up early and say some prayers for her (thinking preop kinda prayer time) , and he says to me “Why Wait?” and he got right to it.

  342. I prayed

  343. Hi v-man.

    Hot down there? It’s horrible up here.

  344. Obama really went golfing on Memorial day?

    Really?

    What an ass.

  345. Well, we didn’t expect him NOT to golf, so he’s at least done that.

    Lowered expectations, FTW!

  346. YEA! Someone else is up!

    Morning J’ames.

    Honestly, it’s almost a parody. White House Dossier congratulated him on his planned Memorial day activities, and ended the piece with – “Please don’t go golfing.”

    When it came out he did go golfing … there’s another post up.

    What I find amazing – is that not only is it inappropriate for the CiC to go golfing on this day, but that his relaxation is always a day spent away from his family. Michelle doesn’t golf. His kids don’t golf.

    If my husband went golfing EVERY Sunday and/or major holiday, I would be pissed. You don’t do that when you have young children. Call me harsh.

    You like to golf? You get your wife to go with you. Or your kids. I used to golfing with my dad. He didn’t go every weekend.

  347. I can’t really blame the guy for wanting to get away from Michelle a bit…

  348. Ok. well, I’ll be in the garden if anyone needs me.

  349. Get me a cup of coffee while you’re up, Car in.

  350. Another one for “what if Bush had done that?”

  351. I would like to see him golf every day, 36 holes or more.

  352. Roamy status report: in Florida, at my middle brother’s apartment. Rocketboy and I are about to eat breakfast. Driving to KSC this afternoon to watch the STS-135 rollout tonight. I’m tired from the traveling. Praying for PA today.

  353. Roamy, how’s FL? KSC?

  354. More importantly, when are you going to blog about it?

  355. Carin, my husband stopped playing almost entirely while the girls were growing up. On his own he felt that he had two full days (sometimes) of not working HE wanted to spend it with the girls. His view has always been being with the girls was really enjoyable not a chore.

  356. I brought the camera, but I don’t think your blog readers will be interested in family pics. I’ll put some up on Faceplant. Orlando is nice; I got the nickel tour last night of where my brother works and some of the other backstage places at Disney.

  357. “Another one for “what if Bush had done that?””

    So true.

  358. Mornin’, pranksters.

  359. Another one for “what if Bush had done that?”

    Where’s Michael Moore with his “now watch this drive” camera in Obama’s face? More proof of liberal hypocrisy.

    Fahrenheit 9/11 2 coming out any time soon?

  360. I’ve played very little golf due to it costing a shitpot of money. I’d rather spend what little spare cash I have on getting my wife and kids some travel experience. Until I was 20 years old, I’d been to exactly three states and one foriegn country. And by foriegn country, I mean Cuidad Juarez. My kids have been to about twenty states and four foriegn countries. Money well spent.

  361. “Mornin’, pranksters.” Just reading his tweets.

    HA! Andy, I was just about to ask someone for a brief cover of the wiener, wiener.

    I haven’t been following it at all but I would really appreciate a synopsis.

  362. Good point, PD.

    Obama plays golf and Michelle takes them to foreign countries on AF2.

  363. Just saw the WienerGate summery at the side bar of Ace’s.

  364. Speaking of travel: I booked a trip on Expedia.com yesterday afternoon. They have an option that allows you to buy “carbon credits” to make up for all the carbon that escapes into the atmosphere due to your travel. You can voluntarily fund, 1) a wind farm, 2) a plant to capture the methane from animal waste and recycle it, or 3) a plant that captures the methane from a landfill and recycles it. The script said something to the affect that “We ALL contribute to Anthopomorphic Global Warming. Flying across country burns about 100 gallons of petroleum based fuel per passenger. But now YOU can do something about it.”There were three different buttons you could click to contribute three different amounts, depending on your level of guilt. Unfortunately there was no button to click that said, “FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING THIEVING BASTARDS!!!” I almost voted that way any way by going to some other travel site to book, but I had about an hour of my time spent on research and navigating already devoted to this one. I’ll remember their assfuckiness next time though.

  365. Exactly, mare. I need to see if I can get hooked up with AF2. It looks like a bitching way to vacation to me.

  366. Okay, will the stupid American feminists please speak up about scummy muslim practices at this point?

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/05/30/egypt.virginity.tests/

  367. Looks like it’s just you and me, mare. You wanna slow dance to some old Commodores tunes?

  368. “FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING THIEVING BASTARDS!!!”

    “I’ll remember their assfuckiness next time though.”

    Well said, PD!

  369. MOM, PG IS RAPING GAIA AND NOT PAYING FOR IT AGAIN!

  370. Okay, will the stupid American feminists please speak up about scummy muslim practices at this point?

    No.

    Muslims only do that shit because they’ve been oppressed by white men all these centuries. It always circles back to the same subset of malefactors.

  371. Why does “virginity test” sound like “government sanctioned sexual assault” to me?

  372. Shut the fuck up, J’Ames. I’m trying to work some magic here.

  373. “Looks like it’s just you and me, mare. You wanna slow dance to some old Commodores tunes?”

    Assolutely!!

    Although, I’m heading out to work out in a few. DAMN IT!

  374. Why does “virginity test” sound like “government sanctioned sexual assault” to me?

    Because you’re not an idiot.

  375. “We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place,” the general said. “None of them were (virgins).”

    Well, not anymore, at least.

  376. “Well, not anymore, at least.”

    BINGO!

  377. Shut the fuck up, J’Ames. I’m trying to work some magic here.

    Oh sorry, PG. I can see it was going so well for you up to this point.

  378. PD, I’ve got to go. Come back later with your eight track playing and we’ll see what happens.

  379. COCKBLOCKER!!!

  380. New post. Much more leg room.


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