Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Day

Believe it or not, I used to be a reasonably handsome guy.  Ah, age and weight.  Nevertheless, I am truly happier now than when I weighed 175 and could dunk a basketball.  Well, barely slide it over the rim on a good day...and never in a game.  But I digress.

Just wanted to share a happy moment:)  I got up this morning and headed out to shovel snow.  Knowing this would likely be the case, last night I uploaded some music from our computer onto my phone.  I listened to two playlists as I tortured my back in the cold weather.  One was entitled "Parker's playlist," the other, "Taylor's playlist."  (Creativity abounds in our family.)  I also grabbed the only headphones I could find on the way out the door:  Lexi's pink ones.  What a joy to listen through both playlists and not hear one offensive word.  Good kids.  And they proactively try to avoid inappropriate entertainment.  Very proud of them.  And very humbled that, in between Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and even some Starship (We Built This City anyone? their 80's tastes) were several of the original songs I recorded while we were in Tennessee.  Crummy, pitchy guitar vocal recordings.  But they still love their old man enough to keep listening.  I love those guys!

And just because you needed to see this:  Jesi using chopsticks:)


 Have a great day!



  1. Um, basketball or tennis ball? Maybe by the days I played with you, some of those hops had already started to fade.

    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence fine sir. Remember, I was further removed from high school by the time we met than you were. Perhaps I had had just a few too many tacos by that point...

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  3. Morning Bro - I'm still trying to decide which I think are "hotter" the pants or the headphones? ;)

    Still - I guess moving snow doesn't require a fashion statement. I know when I do that I headgear I use is an old military winter (and extremely warm!!) camo "fits around your head and chin and closes with velcro" kind of thing...don't look like much but dang it's comfey!

    hugs - and nice work guys - aus and co.

  4. Even more than the pink headphones, I think it's the basketball PJs that make the outfit amazing. Thanks for being such great boys, Taylor and Parker. You are a great example for even your old aunt!