Monday, June 30, 2008

Here's to Class Clowns

Offspring #4 in all her glory. the picture was taken the day after graduation cuz she had to be at school for pre ceremony stuff at 8:30 in the MORNING, and she really didnt have a tee shirt and shorts on under the gown, but who's counting.

And yes...she was voted "Class Clown".

Down came the rain and washed the party out

Son of a bitch!!! It never rains when I have a party.....NEVER!!! Till yesterday that is. Well...I guess theres a first time for everything and why, I suppose, I should never say never.

We thought we'd have one last big blowout party for Offspring #4's graduation,since we're now done with the whole high school thing. Nice idea, crappy weather.

This is Offspring #2's Fiancee's foot.

Why yes...he does have just CANT SEE THEM CUZ MY YARD WAS A MUDPIT!!!. And that was UNDER the tent!!! Damned good thing we ordered sides for the tent, considering that at one point the rain was coming SIDEWAYS when the wind whipped up and the lightning was flashing and the thunder was shaking everything and stakes were being pulled out of the ground and a pole was falling off the tent and the thing looked as if it were ready to fall right down and Offspring #3 and I were out there trying to prevent that and I really suck at hammering tent stakes. And that was right after we got done setting everything up all nice and pretty.

Damn you Weather Gods!!

It did kinda clear up a bit....but the mud....the mud was incredible.

I finally got all that mud off my toes this afternoon. Major pedicure work there....I soaked and I scraped and soaked some more. Eh...I needed a pedi anyway. Of course I had to wait till my head stopped throbbing to do it. I only had a few beers. Who knew jello shots packed such a whallop? I think those kids...they kept bringing them over to me...wanted a rerun of #3's party and me drunk jumping in the pool fully clothed. No need for that this time since I was pretty much soaked the whole day anyway. Did I mention that it rained?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Get a load of this cloud action...looks like something out of a horror movie...not that I watch a lot of horror flicks...but if I did...this is what a cloud in it would look like. Lots of lightning and thunder up there.

The rain started about 5 minutes after that shot.....then the hail came. Not quite so much as they had in the northtowns this afternoon, but came.

Whats that look like...marble size? Glass eye size?? Packed a whallop hit by a few as I stupidly stepped out of the garage.

Not much accumulation...the crap didnt last more than 5 minutes. And WTF...its not right to be talking hail in the middle of June.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's Festival Time!!

Allentown Arts Festival Time, that is.

Offspring #3 and I headed down earlyish to beat the crowds. As you can see...foot traffic isn't too bad. What a gorgeous day it was for browsing and people watching.

This was the scene outside the Buffalo Homecoming Event, which will take place in a couple of weeks.

Crowds are getting deeper

See that church spire there in the middle of the pic? Thats Ani DiFranco's 'Babeville'..where Righteous Babe Studios are, and The awesome cousin had his wedding reception there a couple weeks ago. But I digress... The festival stretched all the way down there...great event.

I bought a couple of these little wind chime guys at AllenWest which happens, ironically, on the west side of Allen Street. Kind of an Artsy-Fartsy meets Kitschy dimension.

Monday, June 09, 2008

My Iris are beginning to bloom!

And So It Goes

Today is Offspring #4's last Monday of high school....and in her words..."the end of the B's dynasty" at DHS. She's making sure everyone know that too.

Its also so the 30th anniversary of captivity wedded bliss for the Spouse and I. I'm getting brakes put on my car after work...he's off to his golf league. Quite a celebration. Thats just how we roll.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

My Personal Hero Award

For Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty....I hereby announce that these two smart, caring and beautiful young ladies are officially presented the title of....

My Personal Hero

They saw a travesty and took action to right the wrong.

They saw a friend in a dire domestic circumstance and removed her from it in a brilliant, well thought out, completely legal manner.

They saved a life.

Ladies...I am unbelievable proud of you both.

And not to brag or anything...but the one on the right is Offspring #4