Saturday, August 1, 2009

We'll have a barrel of fun

How did Big Joe's Polka Show not get picked up by a major network?

One month and twelve days til Sophia turns a whole year old. That means her nana is getting old.

It has been a long time since the last update. Michael Jackson died. Sophia can walk. That's about it.

Next Saturday the Ewing/Felton/Groomes clan will embark upon a trip to the beautiful state of Florida, more notably Panama City Beach. Richard said he wants to get a tan and eat his weight in crab legs. Carol wants to have a wet t-shirt contest. Lindsey wants to go para sailing. Robert wants to rent a Harley and drive around town. Sophia wants a bite, of course that is about the only word she can say so I guess it counts. Carol Beth wants to get sloshed. Ron wants to form a badminton tournament. I just want to lay on the beach and stare at the clouds. Clouds wearing tiny bikinis.

My ipod is steadily getting more quality music on it. I would like to list for you the top songs from each genre that are on my ipod (I know I do a lot of list but it's my blog so get over it).

Alternative-Goodbye Horses This song appears in the movie Silence of the Lambs. I will not tell you which scene because I wouldn't want anyone to recreate it.

Arena Rock-Oh Sherrie Some of Steve Perry's finest work.

Country-You're the One This was one of many hard decision. I have a lot of good country music.

Dance-Don't You Want Me This song was on my ipod before the swiffer commercials featuring this song debuted.

Hip Hop-King of Rock This song brought rap to the common Joe.

Inspirational-Cinderella Sophia's mother can't listen to this song without crying.

Pop-The Way You Make Me Feel Substitute this song for anything by Michael Jackson. He is the King of Pop.

R/B Soul-Kissed by a Rose The main reason I put this song on the list is because I feel sorry for seal because he has to sleep with Heidi Klum.

Rock-Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners are the only reason I wear overalls.

Soundtrack-She's Like the Wind There is nothing funny or comical about this pick. I really love this song so much that it runs a close race of favorite song period. (Isn't it ironic that I wrote the word period and followed it with a period?) ((Isn't it ironic that I have two Alanis Morisette songs on my ipod and neither of them are Isn't It Ironic?))

Those are all the genres that I have. I do have a lot of eighties music so I guess I could tell you my favorite eighties song. Take on Me by aha or Broken Wings by Mr. Mister or Let's Go All The Way by Sly Fox or ..........This list could go on all night.

If I missed any genres please let me know.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind? or as bob dylan put it "theeeeeeeeee tiiiiiiiiiiimeeeeeeeeeees thhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee aaaaaaaa chhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnngggggginnnnnnnnnnngggggg.

Hope 09 can be as enjoyable as 08.

Sophia is doing well and is really excited about ringing in the new year.

Anyone who would like to purchase a queen size bed needs to give me a call.

I also have a nice weight bench and some weights for sale.

And a cart shed at the Sheridan country club.

And closet full of women's clothes that my wife hasn't worn in over 12 months which means she obviously doesn't need them.

Will take cash or itunes gift cards.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We can't hardly stand the wait

I would like to wish you all a very happy festivus. I thought I would use this entry as an opportunity to list my top ten all time favorite Christmas movies. Since my true number one all time favorite movie that takes place in a Christmas setting is about a young girl and a pair of roller blades with a tragic ending involving a mangy dog can only be seen by a select few, I will list only those movies available on netflix.

10. Gremlins: Great movie with lots of touching tender hearted moments. Like the girl telling the story of how her dad died. Remember, dressing up like santa and climbing down the chimney only to slip, break his neck and become lodged about halfway down. They finally started smelling him a couple of days later. Then there was the bad gremlin that exploded in the microwave.

9. Bad Santa: Probably not the best Christmas movie for the kids, but this is my list. Billy Bob Thorton really shines in this classic.

8. The Lemon Drop Kid: Bob Hope at his finest.

7. The Grinch who stole Christmas: Whoville is the Leola of Seussland.

6. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Should be number one but most of you wouldn't understand the brilliant direction of Nicholas Webster.

5. Nester the long eared Christmas Donkey: Kinda the rudolph of the Bible. Cast out of his clan because of the freakishly long ears only to give Mary a lift to a stable. Real tear jerker.

4. Elf: Good time had by all.

3. Scrooged: As always Bill Murray = excellence. On a side not this is not my favorite holiday movie staring Bill Murray, that would be Groundhog Day. My favorite movie all time starring Bill Murray is Caddyshack.....or Ghostbusters.....or What About Bob.

2. A Christmas Story: I feel cheated every time I watch that movie because I never got to see Santa and slide down a loopy slide after the visit was complete.

1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Chevy Chase's rant that ends with "Where's the Tylenol." One of the greatest movie scene's of all time.

There you have it. In case you were wanting something to do this weekend, warm up the dvd player and pop you some corn.

The airing of grievances will take place before each individual holiday dinner.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The horse knows the way

Nine days away from going over the river and through the woods. My second favorite holiday is fast approaching. Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie, popcorn, toast...all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

And why not be thankful, I have the world's greatest daughter, lovely wife, a beautiful and healthy niece, two rambunctious nephews and a mother in law who can flat out jam on the bass guitar.

Thanksgiving will be a very hectic time for all of us. Here is my schedule for next week for those of you who may be interested:

Thursday Lunch - Grandma Groomes
Thursday afternoon - Mawmaw and Pawpaw
Thursday night - Granny and Papaw

Friday - Razorback vs. LSU

Saturday morning - Put up outside Christmas Decorations (tentative)
Saturday Lunch - Mawmaw and Pawpaw
Saturday night - Putting up Christmas Tree (tentative)

Sunday morning - Church
Sunday Lunch - Mamaw Overtons

Monday - Back to the impervious task of pleasing the task masters of White Bluff.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Foulest Stench Is In The Air

The Funk Of Forty Thousand Years And Grizzly Ghouls From Every Tomb Are Closing In To Seal Your Doom And Though You Fight To Stay Alive Your Body Starts To Shiver For No Mere Mortal Can Resist The Evil Of The Thriller.

Part of being a great father means doing things that you normally wouldn't do. This year I guess I will take Sophia out for some Halloween fun. Trick or Treating, TPing some houses, rotten eggs and water balloons. It will not be something that I will probably enjoy but since Sophia is asking to go then I guess I will take her.

She is really excited about Halloween this year hoping that she may get some caramel apples and popcorn popcorn balls I am referring to the ones that are homemade not the pre-made store bought garbage.

If you get a knock on your door and open it to find a blazing brown paper sack it would be wise not to stomp it out. You have been fairly warned, even if you are "family"

Friday, September 26, 2008

All the live long day

The eyes of Texas are upon you. Could get ugly in Austin. We will leave it at that. In the meantime here are some pictures of the sweetest little girl in the world.

See the halo?

Halo and Horns?!?

Just kidding

Paw and Sophia

Mommy and baby

Monday, September 22, 2008

Where the treetops glisten

The goose is getting fat which means that Christmas is right around the corner. 93 days to be exact, but who's counting.

Me, the big cheese, the head honcho, king of the castle, that's who. In preparation for the upcoming holiday celebration I have been conversing with my daughter as to what it may be that she would like to have Santa bring her. She's given me a rather lengthy list of presents so I figured that this would be the perfect place to show her wish list.

1. Nintendo WII
2. Ben Hogan Apex II blade golf iron's for an adult male. She said she will grow into them?!?
3. Skycaddie 8 gps unit
4. Autographed photo of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at 1973 Ryder Cup
5. Basketball goal
6. Trampoline
7. Inflatable Bouncer big enough so daddy can watch her play
8. History of Wrestlemania on Blu Ray Disc
9. Tickets to 2010 Maters final round
10. Apple iPod touch - flash 32 GB
11. A doll

I will try to post a picture of the baby sometime this week.