Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for this, I'm thankful for that.
Sometimes when it's cold I'm thankful I'm fat.

I'm thankful for water and thankful for milk.
I'm thankful for my cotton shirts but not so much for silk.

I'm thankful for my watch which is big and brown
I'm thankful for my bride who wore a beautiful white gown

I'm thankful for beer and glasses of wine
There are times I'm even thankful for vodka, tonic and lime.

I'm thankful for brothers, sisters and uncles and aunts
I'm thankful for nephews and nieces who poop their pants.

I'm thankful for my in-laws from Virginia and Wyandotte
I'm thankful Linsey went to CMU and not to Mott.

I'm thankful for Farwell, which is the home of my loving mom and dad
I'm thankful for the soldiers who fight in Baghdad.

I'm thankful for a job that helps me pay the rent
I'm thankful for cold drinking water, my favorite solvent

I'm thankful for musicians who sing pretty songs
I'm thankful for the food I eat, even hot dogs but not foot longs

I'm thankful for literature, even boring stuff like Hamlet
I'm thankful there are no kids that call me dad, yet

There are things I'm thankful for that I didn't mention
Things like friends and newspapers and my Central education

But if you're reading this, I'm probably thankful for you
So enjoy your Thanksgiving and have a merry Christmas, too.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's Here...

...Winter that is.  

We woke up to snow this morning!  Only about 3 inches.  Not the 5-9 they were predicting.  It's a nice little introduction into the long, cold months ahead.  

This picture is facing North.  Notice the storm clouds moving off to the west. 

Here is stephen cleaning off the jeep before he left for an assignment this morning. 

Monday, November 10, 2008


Two locations that sell gas for $1.87 per gallon. Not bad.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nelsons and Icehawks.

The Nelsonians. They came over Saturday to hang out.
We ate some pizza, then went to a pound to look at some of the dogs they had for adoption.
Then we went to an art studio called Studio 1219. It was neat.

Most of the day, though, we sat around talking about things, drinking some beverages and waiting to go to a hockey game. 

It was a good Saturday. 

Willow entertained herself with this empty popcorn tub for a while.

The Port Huron Icehawks playing against the Kalamazoo K-Wings.
The Icehawks won 5 to 0, enough goals for everyone in the crowd to get free McDonalds French fries. We did not capitalize on the offer.

Juneau was impressively well behaved. Although he did cry occasionally.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This is the son of a family friend who I took some pictures of a few weeks ago.  He's a cutie!  His dad is the head football coach at Carlson High School.  Go Marauders!  

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have Fun Voting...

Taking shape... 

Cleaning up... 

The light of the Election Day sunrise illuminating the prize for all those who work Election Day at the Times Herald.

Vote wisely today.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Port Huron Saturday

This is our apartment building. We live on the second floor.
As you can imagine, we didn't get many trick-or-treaters.

On our way home from the library, we saw these ducks. Linsey enjoyed looking at them and listening to their strange noises.

Linsey at the library. We picked up a movie, the first three episodes of HBO's "The Wire."
I also checked out a book called "The Gone Away World" by Nick Harkaway. I have yet to start it since I'm finishing up another book presently. 

Beautiful, yet deserted, downtown Port Huron. It has such promise but no energy.

We only get Canadian television, which means football on Saturdays and Sundays is not possible for me. This weekend, I watched some football on the computer, as pictured above.