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I hope that everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend. Take a minute to remember and thank all the men and women who have served our country.  For all those wounded... pray for healing of body and mind... and for the loved ones of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice... a special prayer for you.
You are always in my thoughts.

I finished the art piece, and so I took a picture of my shirtless self...Collapse )

If I Had A Hammer

I'd hammer in the morning,
I'd hammer in the evening,
all over this land.



Well, I guess I also need a chisel.  And a screwdriver.



And a saw. And some coffee. 



Wood would be nice....

 

And spray paint and a design.



and some shade....



not done yet...

still had to build a frame to mount it on.



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tomorrow.

Today In PICSPLZ

This Week In Major7's History

One year ago today:



Two years ago this week:



Three years ago yesterday I went to See Rock City:



Thirty years ago this week Michael and I moved into our first place together (and the pics are the opening pics of the video).



Thirty-three years ago this month, my brother graduated from high school. I would graduate in February the next year. I was totally into a John Denver phase here.



And finally, 43 years ago this week, my mom and dad got married.



I had only been out of my wheelchair for a few months. I would be as tall as my brother in a year.

And since the following video was put up on YouTube four years ago (May 21) and it was dad's favorite song it earned a spot on our countdown.

"Pants on the ground,
Pants on the ground,
Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!" ~ General Larry Platt
I am having to keep my pants and underwear slung down low on my hips because of my new tattoo. My sil calls my new tattoo a "tramp stamp" and I have to correct her... It is a back piece! LOL

This morning, after we took our walk, my sil asked me if I wanted to deliver a wedding cake with her. Sure, why not. As long as I could have a corner piece. "It is a round cake," she said. She lied LOL but I still told her I would help her. It wasn't a really big cake as it was only designed to feed 100 guests. But the coolest thing of all was that the topper was Bobble Heads that were in the likeness of the bride and groom! I swear, if I ever get married I am going to have Bobble Heads as the topper of the cake.



Once we got home, cakeless BTW, I started cooking the dinner that we were supposed to have last night but my brother's bridezilla consumed most of the day and all of the evening, so it was pizza last night. Today, however, was the Gulf Coast Gourmet dinner of crabcakes, gumbo and hushpuppies.



After dinner, I got my sil to walk with me and then as I was watering the Hydrangeas, she picked strawberries, washed them and put them on a paper towel. When I was in the kitchen shooting this picture my brother walked by and said, "That's quite a haul there."


"One Ready. One Not Quite Ready." May 2010

I Don't Believe You

I was told not too long ago that the songs off Pink's album "Funhouse" were very sad but that they made him think of me. I had already done a couple of songs off the album and so since "I Don't Believe You" does kinda ring a bell, I thought I would go ahead and give it a shot.

And yes, this is a wall in my bedroom. The canvas is not signed so I cannot give credit.

The Whistle & The Blue Moon

My dad used to have a special whistle for us five kids. I hated it. It was loud, and kind of obnoxious. (I could never whistle like he did.) It did not matter if we were at the amusement park riding roller coasters, which we often were, or at the beach trying to outswim (or outrun) the rip currents, when he whistled for us, we were to come in an an instant. Us 4 boys were usually (and queerly) all dressed alike and my sister would also be in something that sort of matched, and there we would all be... standing at attention for our Major Dad.

When I was about 16 or 17, and living in El Paso, Texas, he did his whistle for us to come inside.... it was time for dinner. Taking a cue from Maria in The Sound of Music I confronted him and told him that whistles were for dogs, and not for children.
I never heard that whistle come out of him again.

The Blue Moon.

From Wiki:
Recent popular usage defined a blue moon as the second full moon in a calendar month, stemming from an interpretation error made in 1946 that was discovered in 1999.[1] For example, December 31, 2009 was a blue moon according to this usage.
A "blue moon" is also used colloquially to mean "a rare event", reflected in the phrase "once in a blue moon".[3]

The following was the first time I heard from MisterNinjaWarrior after 15 years: 



You can see the date in the upper right corner.

(clicky the pic and it will get bigger)

Blue moon,
You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart.
Without a love of my own.
Blue moon,
You knew just what I was there for.
You heard me saying a prayer for.
Someone to call my own.
Oh, Oh, someone to call my own.
Blue moon,
You saw me standing alone.
Whitout a dream in my heart.
Without a love of my own.
Ah, without a love of my own.
Blue moon, oh, blue moon.
Ah...
Whithout a love of my own.

(This was actually April's full moon but it was the only decent moon pic I've taken.)

When It Rains.... Drive A Lincoln SUV

Since it was going to cost us over $300.00 to change our plane reservations to leave a day early, we decided to rent a car and drive to Tuscon to go to the La Fiesta de los Vacqueros rodeo.

We wanted to just get an economy car, but as fate would have it, it started raining really hard as we were on the way to Enterprise, and this location had very few cars. The car they had for us had been left with the passenger window down and the car inside was soaked! So they upgraded us at no charge to a Lincoln SUV. SWEET! We drove a couple of hundred miles and went to the rodeo, which we had been to a couple of years ago. We would have planned on this from the beginning but were given the incorrect information that the rodeo ended last week. It just started!

So we drove across Arizona and got to the rodeo just as it started. I was surprised that it was so cold and that there was snow on the mountains around the city. It had been raining so the rodeo arena was a mess. Muddy, dirty, sweaty cowboys and I was in heaven! We had primo boxseats front and center and it was fun to see and hear and experience the 85th Annual La Fiesta de los Vacqueros rodeo from the second row. Now I wish we were staying in Tuscon! Oh well, I got the t-shirt, I got the ballcap, and I got a corndog.

Now we are back at our resort.... sitting across from one another, each lost in cyberspace. We will have a late afternoon return flight to Georgia tomorrow, so I am kinda glad we did not go home early now. Under the cut are some pictures.

pics all safe for work for a changeCollapse )