Monday, June 25, 2007

Weekend update

The River Roar boat races was this weekend. They had concerts to go along with the festivities, Friday night the park behind our house had Poison in concert. Then Saturday night was Ted Nugent. Next week is Starship for our fireworks festival. We didn't go to the river roar or the concerts since we could hear them very clearly from the back yard. Sunday we went to St. Stans festival and hung around the beer tent listening to the polka bands and watching the people dance and of course drinking beer.

Next week is our fireworks party(s). I've got Monday and Tuesday off next week which will make a nice short week of work. Then the following week I have Thursday and Friday off for our camping trip to Saugatuck. Its leather/bear weekend at the campground, should be fun.

Devils dick as requested

Here's a pic of the Devils dick.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Today I feel.....

Like I need to go back to school.

I grew up in the time where Pink Floyd was telling everyone that we didn't need an education. Well thats all fine and dandy as long as you what to earn minimum wage working fast food ect.. The list goes on for shit jobs for the uneducated.

I know I've pissed and moaned that I want to move to New Orleans but the fact is I have no education and with out one I'd be fucked. Yes I have a decent union job now with nice benefits. But the era of unions for general laborers is coming to an end. Just recently a local school district decided to not renew the contract of their custodians and out source instead. We just got a new president where I work and he's started cutting back and letting people go and I honestly feel that when our contract is up in 5 years that they will no doubt out source us also. It's sad to see devoted employees that have worked for a company for decades just get thrown out like yesterdays garabage. But at least they have an education.

So I think its time that I get my ass in gear so I can have something to fall back on if and when this job ends. I think I've decided on Hotel Restaraunt management. Its something that is in abundance down in NOLA and everywhere for that matter. Actually I always thought it would be cool to own a bed and breakfast or a diner, so the opportunities are endless.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A note to fathers

When your taking care of your own children its not called babysitting.

Its called parenting.

Seriously some guy told me he was babysitting his kids today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What were we thinking.....

Our city always has a big celebration for the 4th of July. Always having three days of fireworks, the first two last 10 min. and the last night being 40 min. of fireworks. Well this year they are scheduled to be on July 1-3. We live so close, you can see them from the back yard, so we normally have a party.

Well this year we couldn't decide which day to have the party. It's normally on the last night because of the big fireworks display. We figured that since the last night this year is on the 3rd that most people would have to work that day so we decided to have our party on Sunday the first night of the fireworks. Then after some thinking we figured that since most people would have the 4th off that maybe we should have it on the last night.

We couldn't decide, so we are having two parties, the first night and the last night. Now its starting to sink in that I'm going to have to make enough food for two nights. Not to mention that we have a cocktail machine that holds three different drinks at 5 gal. per cocktail choice. So for two parties we are going to end up making 30 gal. of cocktails. OMG!!!

I normally have a preparty panic attack. I have a feeling its gonna be a doozie this year....
Wish me luck

If your reading this and your in the area and want to come, let me know and I'll send you a link with the details.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Thats what this weekend consisted of. Saturday morning Scooby and I got up and did our Saturday morning ritual of going to the flea market. Met up with our friend Thurston there and after the three of us had breakfast at the little old diner there.

We got home and at 11am my sister calls.

Her: Are you in the area
Me: Yeah we just got home (thinking she was near my house and gonna stop in)
Her: We're buring dads ashes today and we're at the cemetery
Me: What? I thought we were doing it on fathers day weekend
Her: Just get here, we'll wait for you, bring Scooby if you want.

SHIT....I can't believe I mixed this up. So we head to the cemetery in Midland Co. which is at the least a half hour drive. We get there and bury my dad's ashes. Then we head out for the planned brunch at his favorite restraunt.... of course Scooby and I just ate so we have drinks and I have a piece of pie as everyone else eats.

Then they plan on going up to Wixom lake to my sisters trailer. Since I don't see my brothers adult daughters that much since they live in FL we decide to go also. But we have to run home first since Scooby forgot his tobbaco and had long pant on and I needed sunblock. So we run back home, get our shit together as Scooby quickly calls his mom and wishes her a happy birthday. Then we're off back to Midland and up to the lake. Despite all the rushing around it was a nice day.

Then Sunday we went out with Thurston on his boat out on the Saginaw bay. We got his boat cleaned up and I paddled around in the water a bit. It was about 7pm by the time we got home and then we headed out to the Berg for a few drinks around 9pm. We headed home around 1am.

I've been planning on cutting back on my drinking and I did pretty good this weekend. I had 3 tall boys on Saturday at the lake. Then finished the other 3 on the boat on Sunday. Then I only had 2 regular size beers at the bar that night.