Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Remembering Dad...Year IV

Today would have been my Dad’s 78th birthday. Dad liked nothing better than having a steak for his birthday. Mom likes a Ribeye, but not Dad, he liked a T-Bone, the bigger the better. In recent years, the local steakhouse closed down, reopened, closed again, reopened as a church, closed again and has now reopened as a Mexican restaurant.

Confused? Me too!

So, in keeping with the family tradition, we’re going out for T-bones at the new Longhorn that has opened near where the old steakhouse once stood.

I’m sad you can’t be with us but we know you’ll be watching. I don’t know if you ever got to eat at Longhorn or not but I hear they cook a really mean steak.

We miss you.
Gopher

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Coming Soon...

Coming soon...

...It's a new look...

It's a new me...

It's actually new material...


It might actually make you laugh again...

Spread the word...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another Red Lobster Tale

In honor of sister's birthday last week, Mom and I headed off to our favorite eatery to celebrate. If you're a regular reader of this blog then you know that we love to go to Red Lobster. We always get the same thing. Usually.

I always go for the Create a Combo section on the lunch menu and get the shrimp scampi and clam strips. Mom gets the combo, too, but chooses the crunch-fried fish and scampi. Mom was perusing the menu when she noticed that the restaurant was featuring Shrimpfest. "I've always wanted to try the lobster here. Does it come from Maine?" she asked.

"I don't know. If it did, I'm sure they would have an advertisement saying that. I tried lobster once and it tasted a bit fishy to me. It probably had scallops for its last meal."

"Yeah, you're right. I've got square-dancing tonight; I don't want to try something new that keeps peating and repeating. Order my usual for me; I'll be right back."

Mom had been gone for a few moments when I caught sight of her standing near the front entrance. She seemed to be staring at something. I got distracted when the waitress brought our drinks and didn't notice Mom slide back into her seat. "Did you get my Blue Cheese on the side?" she asked.

"Yep!"

"Good. I'm hungry."

"What were you looking at over there?" I asked.

"Well, all that talk about the lobster got me wondering about the lobsters in the tank over there."

"Wondering about what?" I asked.

"I was wondering if they get fed or not--you know; like a last meal or something. I didn't see any fish food over there."

"Maybe they keep it in the back," I said.

"No, probably at the hostess station; it's closer!"

"You're right. They need something to keep them busy when the wait becomes longer than 15 minutes and everyone starts giving them the evil eye."

"That's true!"

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Brother's Birthday...Year V


Now, it's time for another birthday. My big brother is celebrating his birthday today. His nickname is Boy, sometimes called Big Boy.

Boy is a fan of WW II and can give you all the information ever needed if you are building a house since he has a background in construction.

He taught me how to play football, throw a baseball for a perfect strike (complete with a full wind up) and how to play chess.

He also taught me how to chew tobacco, scratch my butt, cuss a blue streak, burp the alphabet, throw cow patties, use the tractor and manure spreader to drive to town for hot dogs and Sour Cream Doritos when Mom and Dad were working, castrate a hog and spit and catch loogies.

Most of these tricks I have since out grown! (Most)

However, it is good knowledge to have. You never know when you might need to do some castrating.


So here's to you! Happy Birthday!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Birthday Wishes...Year V




Today is my sister's birthday. In case anyone wants to know, her nickname is Big Red. Yep, she's got red hair and a fierceness to go along with it.

She resides in the frigid north where it snows all the time. Yuck!

I won't tell you how old she is (38) because that wouldn't be sisterly. She is older than me though.

Happy Birthday Sister! May you have many more and continue to do things that make me laugh.

MAFW

P.S. Your present is still on my counter waiting to be mailed.

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