Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year Everyone!
My last breakfast morning of 2007 brought me this pleasant surprise! Our local newspaper guy decided to start a day early with the Star-News Commemorative Cup series. It's called "Early Bird Gets the Mug!"

I guess our local newspaper man decided to start the game a day early, cause last time I checked it was still December 31st 2007?

I hope my New Year starts this good and stays this way!!!!
I hope your's does too!!!

Make it Great in 2008!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 - 27 December 2007)

A young Benazir Bhutto and Indian foreign minister Swaran Singh stand together in Simla, (a week after her 19th birthday)! They were standing beside her father (not pictured) Pakistani president Ali Bhutto and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi for a summit, on June 28, 1972.
It was her father who chose to call his first-born daughter Benazir, which means “without comparison”.

Mad World- Gary Jules

Monday, December 24, 2007

Look who's guiding the sleigh tonight!

It's Harley Doggison!

Merry Christmas to all my Blogger Buddies!

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Twelve Glasses of Christmas Wine

Earlier this week, I was tagged by the "Arteest" formerly know as Ms.mamma!
It's a Christmas meme and it's supposed to be about 12 of your favorite Christmas thangs: they can be memories, traditions, songs, presents, beliefs, whatever it is about this season that you love.
Grab your favorite adult beverage and drink along the cheer!

1. Christmas Wine, ......I'm going to attempt to drink twelve glasses of Christmas Wine from the local Duplin Wine Cellar while doing this post!
It's raining and rather gloomy outside, so what better day than to sit inside and get sloshed with my two favorite gals Ab & Em! I'm off to drink glass number one, but probably need to rush to the store right quick and stock up! Somehow, I don't think a bottle and a half will make twelve glasses?

This will be an all afternoon stop by and comment,and don't forget to let me know what glass of wine that I am on when you stop by.

I will edit and update at each glass of wine interval! Cheers!

2. Chritmas Wine Glass number 2 .........This must be some good selling chit? It took me three different Food Lion stores to restock! I had to go all the way to Burgaw Food Lion to find any.

I get back and already have a comment from Jan!!!!!Yeah!!!!You made my day!

Maybe I should have done this as "The Twelve Christmas Beers" or " The Twelve Christmas Rum Shots"? It would have been cheaper!

3.Christmas Wine Glass number more comments since glass number two, so the "YouTube" clip above is appropriate! Also they seem to be going down faster?

4.Christmas Wine Glass number 4.......You didn't think you were gonna get away from here without doggie pics did ja? Emily is tryin' to figure out why the wine bottles are invading her electric heater space?
I'm in TROUBLE? I'm on the fourth glass and it's lookin' like maybe 4 glasses to the bottle? Whew.....yeah....gotta chit eatin' grin! I'm gettin' skeered, but hey, I'll try to be a man of my word!

5. Christmas Wine Glass number 5.......OK during the course of this event I realised I had to pace myself...kinda like a race.....
Little Bro & Sis called and reminded me of my training regimine.
It has quit raining so I took the doggies for a quick 1.5 mile walk down to the boat landing at the river and back. No driving was done during the course of this event!
I have Emily bundled in two layered redneck shirt sleeves for this training session.
Notice they are looking at me with that "He's drunk again look" in the first pic, and Emily is saying "hurry up and git this darn thing off a me" when we got back in the second pic.

6.Christmas Wine Glass number 6.....Ok...almost at the half way mark. I couldn't let Emily hog all the pics so I posted an earlier picture of Abigail with my four bottles of fire water. I'm drinking my courage up....practicing saying words like "pathetic" and "specific"! Do you know how hard it is to say those words when you get drunk?

7. Christmas Wine Glass number 7 OK....just so you will have a visual of what's conspiring here......I'm on glass number seven,after finishing 1 and 1/2 bottles since after 2:00 pm this afternoon. This bottle has just been opened and I might continue to drink faster than at first planned. I have contacted several of my readers via email & their blog! I appreciate all the comments thus far, and had no idea I would get much of a response. Maybe I need to start a new blog? Titled "Drink Redneck Drink"?

8. Christmas Wine Glass number the 3/4 mark!!!!!!!!!!!
OK......You know I like George Thorogood! I'm on a drinkin' theme meme and I love this song (One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer)! I'm a "YouTube junkie and this is the best I could find (above) on this song! Of course, you would have to be drunk to enjoy????? I'm not a video gamer, but it was neat the way this guy put it together!
Shout outs so far go to Jan, sis-inlaw @ luvmyharleydoggison, Puss,& Down East Friend....thanks for drinkin' w/me!!!!!

9. Christmas Wine Glass number 9
I know...I'm gettin' so fast..ya'll can't keep up? I've been drankin' and "Youtubin' and I found this clip above most amuzin'!

10. Christmas Wine Glass number 10
Back to the visuals.....this visual started as wine glass number 7 and now it's wine glass number 10!!!!!!!!!!See what I'm tawkin' bout.....4 glasses to tha bottle! No worries...I'm not gonna try the drill trick to open the next one!

11. Christmas Wine Glass number 11.......I've been on the phone with a good friend of mine while drinking glass number 10. The above picture is his Dog "Jack"!
Emily has a secret crush on "Jack"!!!!!.........Can anyone tell me what kind of dog he is? have to leave a comment now!!!!!! It's only fair...!

12. Christmas Wine Glass number 12.........OK....I've finally hit the twelfth glass,,,,before the twelfth hour I might add!!!!

I didn't quite match up to the 4 glasses per bottle......So....I'm goin' for the THIRTEENTH!!!!!!!!I hope you will like the last picture!!!!!!!!
This has been the most personal post I've done to date. The above picture is of a hollowed out glass sculpture gift that was given to me many years ago! I often wondered about it's significance in my life?
Maybe this is what it was meant for?
Below..........4 empty bottles........all drank by me....3 1/2 since 2:00 pm till 12:30 am.
I'm gonna throw up now!!!!!OK........I haven't even cried yet...WTF?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ho,ho,ho My "Redneck M&M Dispencer" from Santa!

My boss and his wife gave me this sweet homemade M&M dispencer that his dad makes! A big shout out to you Mr. Don J...........You have gone from your humble Tennessee origins to completely International now!
I'm sure I'll have bloggers from all over the country calling in their orders! Of course I'll need my cut for the advertisement cost.Props aren't cheap!

You've already made it from the whiskey still bootleggin mountains of Tennessee to the cheese and chocolate loving beer breweries of Wisconsin!

My lovely blogger friend Jeanna from the Wisconsin Candy Dish has already put you on your road to stardom!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Wreaths Across America

I found this on Michelle Malkin's website and was moved to post it here!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Trying to stay off the sandspurs! Or ....
Fort Fisher's Gargoyles

I played hooky from work again! was in the mid 70's
We have been playing hooky at Wrightsville Beach so much that I decided for a change today! We went south of the county right past Carolina & Kure beaches all the way to Fort Fisher.
We hadn't gotten very far from the minivan when I noticed Emily limping. I knew exactly what it was!.....Sandspurs!
She let out a yelp when I pulled it out. Then we hadn't gone 10 feet and she got another one. So I picked her up and carried her to the paved walking path.
I don't know how Abigail made it through the "sandspur minefield" but once we were on the paved path she got one......then Emily got another...and it was back and forth like that. I had to pick them up and carry them out of there.
Then I saw a lady and her three legged German Shepard heading out there. I warned her but she kept going. I thought....."what in the hell is that three legged shepard gonna do when it hit's the "Sandspur Minefield"? I couldn't tell if it was limping from just having three legs, or if it got a sandspur? Still don't know...didn't see them anymore?

Well, after pulling out about a half dozen sandspurs out of both dogs feet, I had no problem getting them to pose on objects that were off the ground! So that's the theme behind the photo layout!

Then we went back to Wrightsville Beach and frolicked with the Surfer/Frisbee dogs. I think they enjoyed soaking their sore feet in the surf. We were too busy to take the camera out there!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

"Dillon" picture perfect.

Dillon belongs to a friend of mine,and his pictures were so cool that I asked her if I could steal them and put them on my blog. He has one of the sweetest temperments of any Jack Russell I've ever met. There is no way you can meet this dog in person and not fall in love with him!

Friday, December 07, 2007

The Original Homeland Security

Fighting Terrorism Since 1492
Ask the Indians what happens
when you don't control immigration!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another nice November day at the beach with my favorite gals.
We're under Johnny Mercer's fishing pier and it's windy as hell.
Couldn't get the girls to hold a pose! Notice Emily's sweater! It's one of my old shirt sleeves with two holes cut out for her legs! You think I would buy her something a little more classy? Abigail thrives in the cold!

My ex and I used to always meet up on Fayetteville Street's entrance to Wrightsville beach in the late 80's. I saw this park bench sitting there today and couldn't resist getting these shots.
Getting my exercise now as we cross Banks Channel. I actually went under this bridge in the dark of night in a friends Tunnel Hull racing boat running about 70 MPH. It was back in 1974 or 1975 and we were running from the Coast Guard's Patrol boat. They didn't have anything that could catch us back in those days. Kind of like a redneck version of Miami Vice! My friend died sometime in the early 90's . Drugs and Alcohol finally took a toll on his liver. This place sure brings back some good and bad memories!
Emily........Please don't drink there! Yes....somebody peed in the pool! It's the thought that counts isn't it! We have bottled water in the car shug! This is one of the pictures I took a few weeks ago when it was even warmer. I had a smudge on the lens which makes the Dog Bar look worse than it really is. Emily will drink straight from the tap, so no worries. Abigail on the other hand isn't that picky!
Throughout most of the story, this movie's character is obsessed with getting in touch with ultimate reality and has little use for the "clutter and clatter" of mundane daily life. He admits to a colleague that "Emily tells me that she loves me but I don't know what that MEANS? I THINK it means that she prefers the pain we inflict on each other to the solitary pain we would otherwise inflict upon ourselves?" When, however, at the very end of the movie Emily has yet again pulled him back from the brink of the abyss of non-being, he finally says to her for the very first time, "I love you, Emily."

OK.....Can you tell me what movie this is? I wish I didn't relate to the way this character thinks. However.......sometimes I think my "Emily" & Abigail inflict the only true joy in my life!........Hmmmmmm......what makes us post the things we post?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ya gotta love Chuck!

Chuck Norris Facts

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.

Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.

There is no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard. There is only another fist.

When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.

Chuck Norris’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.

Chuck Norris gave Mona Lisa that smile.

Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

Chuck Norris does not get frostbite. Chuck Norris bites frost

Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I could smell it before I even put the key in my post office box! That wonderful aroma had me craving hotcakes smothered in strawberries from the start, but I had to settle for eyeball smothered in purified water & glycerin instead!
Just kidding Chrissy! I love it! Of course I'm scared to take it in the shower with me? It keeps staring at me!

My favorite Canadian blogger sent this to me from the Manitoulin Soap Factory. Chrissy, you are the sweetest blogger on the internet! Could you imagine working there and smelling all those amazing aromas all day?
I first saw one of these soap bars with a little lizard in it on Ms.mamma's blog where you had sent her and Snowflake one. I thought that was so neat that you were so kind to do something so whimsical and carring!
Thank you so much for my present Chrissy.A big redneck hug to you and hubby both!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

This is why I love Cute Overload !


Raccoon Dog

You can really tell the difference if you look at their feet!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Wrightsville Beach
We played hookie Wednesday and snuck down to the beach! It was heaven. I took loads of pictures but I didn't notice the smudge on the camera lens. The rest of the shots were pretty much ruined after these shots. I don't know if it was dog slobber, or sea spray on the lens? But it was still a perfect day!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

How much is that Doggie in the window?

Ab & Em love to shop at "Dog Gone Crazy" in downtown Wilmington!

The Alton Lennon Federal Building

USS North Carolina

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge