Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Fireworks

It is time once again for a journey through the random. I have no clever intro so lets get straight to bullet point number one.


  • We spent July 4th at the lake with friends. It was a great time even though it was cloudy all day. It rained a little too. There was no lightning so it was still safe. Why does everyone run for cover when it rains at the lake? Are they afraid of getting wet?
  • People's fascination with fireworks is amazing. We watched them twice this weekend. I enjoyed them, but it never ceases to amaze me how many people come out to see the show. The one show in town has thousands of people inside the our horse racing stadium. Outside every parking lot and street is lined with cars. This just in, Americans like fireworks.
  • While we were watching fireworks we noticed a dog tied to the bumper of the car in front of us. Arica and I watched that dog like a couple hawks. We didn't want to have a replay of what Clark W. Griswold did to Dinky.
  • After the fireworks show a local cop came into the parking lot we were in and announced over his loud speaker that the show was over and everyone needed to go home. I guess he was worried about some family related mini van violence. Or maybe he was worried about that 6 year old street gang that has been tearing up the town.
  • Braden has been testing the structural integrity of our home with his head. I hope he gets over that habit soon.
  • Cold pizza on the lake is one of life's truly great pleasures.
  • Hearing a familiar song on a movie or TV show can change how you listen to that song forever. The king of this phenomenon is definitely "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult. Every time I hear that song I picture a shaggy, bearded Will Ferrell rocking the cow bell with his gut hanging out of a skin tight shirt. It cracks me up every time.
  • We have a retired 4-star general coming to our office today for a business meeting. I am a bit nervous. I hope he doesn't expect any push ups.
  • You haven't seen a look of disdain until you show up at a metal fabrication shop in front of all the hourly workers on a daily basis wearing shorts and flip flops.
  • Now a random Braden picture.


PJ Mullen said...

You really have to watch out for those minivan drivers, they're a rowdy bunch.

That 'more cowbell' skit is one of the best SNL skits ever. I think of it every time I hear BOC too.

Tom said...

Oh, the joys of a kid leading with his noggin. I swear, our boy must have developed a three-inch-thick callus surrounding his skull after his first two years, from all the impacts his poor head took. I hope that will serve him some day, like if he gets into prize fighting.

Swoozie said...

Poor poor Dinky!

Good luck with the 4-star general. Sounds abit nerve-wracking.

Thanks for the random pic of Braden. He is getting big. Hope he's takes it easy on the old noggin.

Have a great Tuesday!

Baby News said...

Oh, Ethan would be SO jealous of Braden's toys. I really need to buy some new stuff for him.

BTW...My husband works at BPS. He is in charge of this nifty little portion of the site: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1

Ethan loves bass pro. It's one of our go-to places when we've got nothing better to do. He can't get enough of the fish!

surprised mom said...

Ouch! Poor Braden's head. But he doesn't look any worse for wear in the photo, just his cute adorable self.
Shorts and flip flops in a metal fabrication shop? Isn't that dangerous, or are the disdainful hourly employees more dangerous?
Your comments about July 4th cracked me up, especially the one about the 6 year old street gang. Can't get that one out of my mind.
Good luck with your 4-star general. I'll bet you forgo the shorts and flip flops.
Have a great Tuesday!

kel said...

Oh my gosh.. Dinky!!! LMAO!

Lynn said...

I have a fever for more cowbell!
Wow! A blogging dad!

Manic Mommy said...

Who says "Hey, honey, let's take the dog to the fireworks!"??

shopannies said...

how sweet I know exactly what you mean about the rain and river but if you notice the same thing often happens at a pool as it begins to rain

JonnyTam13 said...

"Braden has been testing the structural integrity of our home with his head. I hope he gets over that habit soon." LOL, that's still got me laughing.

Keely said...

Aw, thanks for the cuteness fix!

I bet that poor dog was terrified. Ours hides in the basement til the fireworks are over.

BeautifulWreck said...

Cute baby, great randomness, was laughing about the dog being tied to the bumper and your reference!

Brandy said...

that poor dog.

love the pic

Mama Badger said...

Nothing like nomming on a ball before the big slam dunk, huh?

I don't get the fireworks thing. But the poor dog must have hated that.

Bee said...

Poor doggy! One of my dogs hid under the bed and I tranqd the other one so he was pretty melllllow.

He looks cute and as if he's saying "another one, dad? really? okay let me pose" :o)

Momo Fali said...

There was a point when my daughter was a baby that I wouldn't leave the house for fear someone would call protective services because she had so many bruises. She used to love to run into things.

And, that picture? Adorable.

creative-type dad said...

So did you end up doing push-ups?