Thursday, February 28, 2013


I love my wife dearly. I really do. This morning, as she was ready to head to work, I gave her a kiss. I then proceeded to finish getting ready to go to the mall and walk some laps. As I was just getting ready to head out the door when the door bell rang.

Nugget, of course, barked his head off. When I opened the door, there stood the FedX guy with a box for my wife. He looked at me with a BIG s**t eatin' grin on his face. I thought it a bit too friendly. As I took the package, he turned, wished me a good day, and he walked off. I'm sure I heard a little laugh.

Well, I grabbed my keys and Nugget and off we went to the mall. I parked the truck and made my way into the mall. A few people who passed by me had silly a**ed grins on their faces. I couldn't figure what was up.

I real quick checked to make sure my pants were zipped. Checked to make sure my socks matched. Everything seemed to be in order.

After about the 100th person giving me those grins, I headed into the nearest restroom.

As I walked into the restroom, a fellow was walking out. He looked at me and smiled the same silly a**ed grin as everyone else. As I was walking up to one of the sinks, it became clear why everyone was smiling so.

I looked like I had put on Kathi's lipstick. 'Course, it was from kissing her goodbye. And it showed real well. I think I used about half of the soap and 60 gallons of water and a whole roll of paper towels to get the lipstick off my mouth.

The worst part? It wasn't even the right color for me!

So, I left the mall. I'm now going to the boat and travel show here in town. Minus the lipstick, of course. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Quote of the Week: 02-25-13

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. 
~Hal Borland

It's snowy here in our town, but that doesn't keep us from thinking (wishing! hoping!) for spring. 

We got our dog, Nugget, 11 years ago. He's hoping for spring, too.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dry Idea AdvancedDry® Review (A Kathi post)

I had just used the last of my antiperspirant when I received a product sample of Dry Idea AdvancedDry®  roll-on to try then review.

After my shower the next morning, I used it right away. I was in a hurry and was not completely toweled dry before I did that, so I noticed some white stuff on my pajamas when I went to change into my work clothes. I didn't know if it was the product or because I had not dried off. Good news? It was because I was not completely dry before I put it on. When I dried off before applying it the next day, all was well.

Dry Idea AdvancedDry smells light, fresh, and clean. It is scented, but I never noticed the scent once it was applied. It features 72-hour protection and is formulated with vitamin E for a silky-smooth application. It is smooth, but I do not know if the 72-hour protection is valid, because I shower and use antiperspirant every day. 

This product worked very well for me, so I'll bet it would for you, too! I am making it my regular product because I like it better than what I was using before.

In addition to providing me a sample, Dry Idea also sent me three coupons so that three of you could try it for free as well. You can enter to win one of the free coupons by emailing me directly: Be sure to enter by February 28, 2013, 'cause I'll do the random selection on March 1.

Also -- Purex is proud to introduce the Never Let Them See You Sweat® Sweepstakes featuring Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh. One lucky grand prize winner will receive $500, while ten 2nd place winners will receive a $50 prize! Enter using this link:
I hope you win!

My disclaimer: Dry Idea provided a free sample of the product so I could review it. My participation is voluntary and the opinions are my own.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Quote of the Week: 02-18-13

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

--Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


ATTENTION all bad guys, and gang bangers: You are here now only allowed to have 15 rounds of ammo in your gun in the state of Colorado.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


How many cameras does a person need? I've lost count of how many cameras I have. Not had, but have. I seem to keep loosing them. Can't find them. Or, the camera troll has taken them. He's a sneaky booger. I loose cameras like most people lose socks in the dryer.

They just seem to go "POOF!" and it's gone. It does not matter if it is a cheap camera or an expensive one. And, it is almost always one that has pictures on it. He never takes one that has no pictures. I can't count how many times I've had pictures of camping, fishing, or hunting trips and family get togethers that never get to be seen by the family and friends who were there.

When they came out with those disposable cameras -- you know. . . take the pictures and turn in the whole camera? Well, I bought a three pack of them suckers. I used one and sent it in. A week later, I went to pick up my pictures and they said they did not have ANY pictures for me, even when I showed them the receipt from when I dropped the camera off. The camera troll had struck.

When I got home, I went to get one of the other disposable cameras to take some pictures of a friends party. All that was there was the empty package that had held the three cameras. I looked all over. I even looked in the fridge. Nothing, nada, zip. Not even a ransom note for them. 

I still, to this day, do not know what or where those cameras are. I took some really neat pictures over the years. If I ever find them all I figure I should have enough cameras to open up a camera store. And enough pictures that I should be able to fill at least 20 or 30 photo albums. 

I'm NOT the only one that this has happened to. My dad had the same problem. That sneaky troll took I don't know how many cameras from my dad. 'Course, we did find one of his camera from a hunting trip from about 20 years ago. 

Somehow his camera was found in a drawer in his camper under the stove. How it ended up with all the pots and pans we never figured out. Plus, he had bought a new camera to replace the one he lost. He "lost" the new camera not to long after finding the old one. That damn camera troll sure is sneaky.

The pictures from that old camera? They all came out pretty good. But, one or two seem to be a real close up of something with a BIG grin. We thought for sure we had evidence of the camera troll. Turned out to be just a close up of my brother in-law!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Quote of the Week: 2/4/13

"Saying the 2nd Amendment was never meant to apply to modern firearms is like saying the 1st Amendment does not apply to telephones, radio, TV, and the Internet."