Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Fodders Day... all you guys who feel like "coarse food for cattle, horses or sheep; inferior material used to supply a heavy demand."

And Happy Father's Day as well if appropriate to your current situation.

Karen made the above, delicious dessert for today...and Sarah gave me this truly excellent card:

She nailed my love of vintage things...kickin' it old school...thank you, you, too.

Was happy to see a couple of my guys later in the day...Micah and Ryan, along with Micah's son Isaiah...they stopped by in the afternoon...very enjoyable visit with them...Karen was kind enough to grill a batch of burgers and hot dogs for all of us...very much appreciated.

Karen commented after how hilarious it is to listen to all of us together...similar senses of humor working in concert I guess.

Micah got me this card:

I challenged him on the historicity of Teddy Roosevelt saying we should ride a dinosaur but he assures me it's true.  You don't think he'd lie to me, do  you?

Karen continues to whip our place (and me) into shape with all kinds of projects she dreams up while she's doing projects she's dreamed up.

The woman is merciless...however I did manage to sneak in a project of my own during one of those rare moments I was able to fool her into thinking I was obediently doing her bidding...
has he lost weight recently?
...when in fact I was summoning from the terrible depths of the arboreal nether regions...
...this tree creature guy...yes, I know, pure genius.

Here's Karen when she discovered the awful result of my nefarious subterfuge...
as Bugs Bunny used to opine, terrifyin', ain't it?
Mostly I think Karen just shakes her head and wonders what she was thinking when she married me.

I've got a friend from work who's been pit crew for MORA (Mini-Outlaw) class race cars for years, but this weekend he got behind the wheel and terrorized his fellow racers:

Great pics and I guess he had a blast doing Larry, are you switching sides now?  Let someone else turn wrench and handle pit stops while you tear up the dirt tracks?

Interesting round of golf  yesterday due to the changeable weather...from some sunshine to some sprinkles with occasional thunder and lightning just to keep things exciting...
I love rainbows because of the promise they represent from Genesis's amazing to think God remembers us insignificant ants swarming around down here on planet earth, but He promises that the bow He sets in the sky is a visual reminder of His care and concern for us...and yesterday I saw one while walking the links...very beautiful indeed.

And it was a typical round for me...

...had a legitimate par on the par 3 #5...hit my tee shot with my cleek a little past the pin, about 175 yards or so, but off to the left of the green...then used my niblick to chip within about 3 feet of the hole and drilled the putt for a par.

Also had a "mulligan par" on the par 4 #8.

"Mulligan par" is my name for one do-over any where on the hole that results in a par.

In this case it was my 3rd first attempt I hit fat so I dropped another, recited the appropriate incantation to make the mulligan come true ("o demigods of the golfing netherworld, have mercy on me a hopeless duffer...ignore my previous failed attempt and accept this, my replacement shot in its stead...may it fly straight and true and may we never speak of this again") and this time my niblick shot landed within a couple of feet of the pin.  A 1 putt and voila, a mulligan par!

I like that name a lot better than the more common and perhaps more accurate "cheater's par".

But on the par 5 #4 I was reminded of Wendy's recently trolling Tiger Woods on twitter about his triple bogey at the U.S. Open.  By the time I finally had the little white ball in the hole I would have gladly taken Tiger's triple bogey.

Here you can see the ripples in the puddles from the sprinkles, but when it's 80 degrees at 8 in the morning, a few sprinkles are just fine.

In the writing department, I actually finished A Stillwater Christmas today...
..."finished" being a relative term as now begins the editing / rewriting process...we'll see what we end up with in another week or two.

later, mcm fans...

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