Sunday, September 30, 2007

Frickmas #43

We held the 43rd annual Frickmas celebration this morning. The celebration began with me un-wrapping my gifts!!!!!

First up a new iPod iTouch. Which means the old iPod gets passed down to the youngest.
In typical Apple fashion it was out of the box up and running in less than 5 minutes. It connected with my access point imported my internet bookmarks without a hitch. The screen works just like you see it on TV. Touch, tap scroll I'm holding my breath since this is a first generation iTouch that it won't be laden with bugs & glitches,
Landed (3) new t-shirts for those dress up evening outings.

My parents gave me tickets for the Ga Tech North - Carolina next month including dinner at the Varsity.
My Aunt laid some cash on me which will go for iTouch accessories, gotta feed the beast.......

Friday, September 28, 2007

Life Tip

No matter how helpful you might think it is don't mention to your better half "It sure would be nice if you folded the toilet paper like they do in the hotel bathroom" I'm just saying........

View From Here

St. Petersburg, FL
Hampton Inn #429
"Places I've Stayed & Ate"

View From Here

Boca Raton, FL
Hampton Inn #312
"Places I've Stayed and Ate"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Yankees Clinch Wild Card

and I got to see it. See it sitting right smack dab in the center of Yankee territory, those are some passionates fans. We were in St. Pete last night and decided to break up the week with an evening game. I never thought $6.50 could taste so good.

Monday, September 24, 2007

View From Here

Lookout Mountain, GA
Chanticleer Inn #18
"The Wife" and I went away for our 21st anniversary.

The top of Lookout Mountain
Fat Man Squeeze which I actually made it through
The falls at "Rock City"

Friday, September 21, 2007

View From Here

Anderson, South Carolina
Hilton Garden Express #417
"Google Map"

View From Here

Roanoke, VA
Holiday Inn Express #229
"Google Map"

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Patience Is A Virtue?

Except when it comes to baking cookies. The girls around here apparently don't have the patience to wait for the oven to heat up and then wait for the cookies to well, actually cook. They just eat the cookie raw right out of the tube.

Hooter's New Employee Fitness Program

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Only In South Georgia

Do you drive your tractor to the local filling station. Possibly the tractor gets better mileage than his SUV.
If you are ever in Cordele, GA and have a hankering for some beef jerky stop by the "Salt Lick Sausage Company" and pick you up some.
You gotta like any place with "Lick" in the name.

View From Here

Tallahassee, FL
Hampton Inn #133
"Google Map"
50,000 mile on the Pacifica and I still can't park it between the lines.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Travel Tip #22

It's been a while since we've had a travel tip and as I was packing I came across something that I use everyday. It's those "Glad Ziplock" bags in the snack size. They're the perfect size for my essentials and keep my suitcase & laptop case somewhat organized. No more digging for loose change or trying to find where I put my morning vitamins.

Here's the previous tips "LINK"

I'm Not Acting Confused, I Am Confused

We've always seemed to have a wide variety of "animals" and creatures around "Frick's World".
Some have been mainstream and had not strayed much from their animal description.
But this little confused tree frog has managed to set up shop in one of the backyard birdhouses, no telling where the former occupant relocated to.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Picture Of The Week

We saw this site just down the road from "Frick Manor".
We came up with 3 possible reasons why someone would put a bow on a new house and a new car.
Buy this house and get a new Jaguar at closing.
Buy this Jaguar and get the house thrown in for nothing.
We have the most faith in the this one
The husband must have done something really, really bad..............

The Pussification Continues

School Bans Tag After Parents Complain

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs elementary school is banning the game of tag on its playground --
after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will. Assistant Principal Cindy
Fesgen of the Discovery Canyon Campus school said running games will be allowed, as long as students don't chase
each other.
Chase each other, yeah that pretty much describes tag. Lets see what other running games are left?
Football - you get to run, but it's to violent, no good.
Baseball - you get to run but you risk getting beaned by a baseball, no good.
Tennis - you need a court for every two or four kids in the class, no good.
Dodgeball - what are you nuts, no good.

Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban, but most parents and children didn't object. Two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in 2005 in favor of alternatives with less physical contact.
Less physical contact than tag? What's the name of that game? Have you been to an Elementary school lately? These kids are out of shape and overweight. Kids need to run they need physical contact (except for my 17 year old daughter).

Officials at Evans and Meridian Ranch elementaries say that encouraged more students to play games, and helped reduce playground squabbles.
Kids squabble they're supposed too, it's how they train for marriage, careers and such
The next playground game to disappear will be Hide And Seek - Everyone is hiding from me. This isn't fair I'm lonely, no one will be my friend.
We used to play "Kill The Man With The Ball" could you imagine playing that in this day and age? Some kids liable to bust a "MAC 10" out of their book bag and play the game literally.

Colorado Springs schools are not alone. Schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., Spokane, Wash., and Attleboro, Mass., have banned
tag at recess. A suburban Charleston, S.C., school not only banned tagged, but outlawed all unsupervised contact sports.