Thursday, November 30, 2006

Who needs a hug?


"White Fright"

More than a few months ago I began a drawing that I intended to complete in very short order. Let's just say that life happened and it was never finished.

Tonight, I dug the draft out of the closet and I'm all set to begin the final rendering. One problem...I've got a bad case of "white fright." Sometimes a blank sheet of paper is quite daunting. Will it be awful? Do I even remember what I'm doing? It doesn't help that I'll have two very accomplished art critics watching me every step of the way.

I know that after 10 minutes of drawing I'll forget all the apprehension. My hand will loosen up and the lines will start to appear on the page...but still, I procrastinate. Regular sketching will cure this little problem I'm dealing with.

Did I just make a New Year's resolution?

Friday, November 24, 2006


Molly does not appreciate or condone taking out the quarterback at the end of the game.

I blame the coaching for the lack of class shown as the game ended today. Its one thing to win a big game. Its an entirely different thing win like a gentleman. A few bad seeds on the Texas A&M defense ruined this win for me. Hard hits are fine...poor winners taking free shots are not.

I don't like it. I don't like it one bit. It is important to note that Tess shed her game day shirt after the first shot that happened with less than a minute to go.

And to think, I was setting up a picture to mark this momentous occasion prior to the bone-headed plays that preceded.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let's start the Thanksgiving weekend off with a crash

Literally. You know those side line photographers at football games who get plowed over from time to time when they get too close to the action? I'll just say that I have a new found respect for them.

Yep, they put me on my can about a half second after this picture was taken. Dogs and camera are doing just fine. The humble photographer has plenty of "liquid aspirin" in the fridge and doctors predict a speedy recovery.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend. May all your teams be victorious, unless of course you are Longhorn fan. Sorry Hookems, I've got no kind words for you until Saturday. Hookems, how about a little music to cheer you up?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

My new toy

So, last week I was eligible to upgrade my cell phone. It is the coolest little phone. On the front, it looks like your standard non-flip phone. On the back, it looks like one of those slim digital cameras. It takes some pretty decent pictures too.

Inside, it has the ability to play mp3s, pick up FM radio, even syncronize with my Outlook calendar. I've got to tell you, it makes me look very important, especially when I keep it safely stored in its case strapped to my belt.

What? A phone on my belt makes me look like a tool? But, but...the camera doesn't have any lense protection and the lucky piece of sand paper I keep in my pocket might scratch it. Please? OK, fine. Well I think I'd better post a video before the lense gets too scratched.

Here goes. I call this one "The Orange Bone of Destruction":

Molly sure is a good girl. Tess, well, I'm still "blessing her heart" right and left.

Oh, I forgot to mention one thing that this phone does drops almost every call. Here's a note for all you cell phone manufacturers out there: These devises are PHONES. Their primary function is to CALL people. Let's start focusing on the primary function of your little bundle of technology. Once you get that figured out, we can shift the focus to allowing users to have the new Paris Hilton album available 24-7. Deal?

Oh yea, I demand that you bring back the game "Snake." It's the only game I was ever any good at.

Monday, November 13, 2006

4 out of 5 dentists agree...

Take that, Earth Day

I saw this logo on a box full of latex caulk that was left on my porch this afternoon. The painters are coming tomorrow to rub their caulk on my exterior wood trim prior to painting. Caulk fills all the holes in the wood, you know. I hope they keep their caulk off my patio furniture and grill. They need to understand that if either of my dogs have caulk on them when I get home tomorrow, there will be hell to pay.

I'm confident that these guys are professionals and that they know where to put their caulk. I just question the graphic designers working for Sherwin Williams who thought that this was a good idea for a logo. Let's just hope that its a universal logo that they put on all their products, not just their caulk. Covering Earth with paint is acceptable, covering it with caulk is not.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Molly and Tess hunker down

Just broke the news to them that the Democrats are looking good tonight. I don't know why, but apparently the bath tub is the safest place to be in a storm. I think their paranoia is cute! Little do they know that dog food will still be available in the morning.

Monday, November 06, 2006


Thank you, Tess. I feel sick too.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A sad development

Some of the biggest supporters of Aggie football have officially turned in their game day shirts...

Golden Retrievers are famous for being a breed that is always smiling. I'll let you judge their smiles.

TAMU .........16

8-2 sounds like a good record, but as I see it, they are now 0-2. Wins against the likes of Southwest Louisiana Basket Weaving and Tire Maintenance College does not count as a "W." Tune in next week when the Aggies go 0-3 against Nebraska.

BREAKING: Local cat strays off course, allowed to continue its existence