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!