Yesterday in my weekly cleaning frenzy I found one of the dogs tennis balls under the night stand that had been there for awhile and I am sure that they forgot about. (I hadn't bought them tennis balls in awhile) I learned a quick lesson that you can't give one of them something without the other getting the same thing. Reise spent the whole night with it, and Ruby spent the whole night trying to get it from him. Well Ruby got a hold of it this morning and hasn't let it go. Below is a picture of her sleeping under the table with the TENNIS BALL STILL IN HER MOUTH! It must be nice when that's all you have to worry about......
I'm a crappy golfer. No really. Most golfers say that but I only really hit the ball well half of the time. The other 50 percent of the time the ball somehow manages to go WAY to the right and lost in the trees, water and impossible brush that makes it impossible to retrive your balls. In the past 2 days I have donated at least 2 dozen balls to Mother Nature.
I learned something though. As frustrating as the game is that's not what it's about. It's about the people that you play with. It's about being in a quiet beautiful place. It's sharing a beer with a good friend and cherishing the time spent together. Every once in awhile you'll hit the ball just right and it'll go where you want it, and that's when it all comes together.
Below is a picture of the Raven. When you are out playing around the mountains with views like this it's hard to complain, no matter how bad you hit the ball!
It's hard to belive looking at the calendar that we will be making snow here in less the 40 days! Is the summer gone? WOW.... Hard to believe that I haven't gotten to go surf anywhere(It's been almost a year since I've been in the water) It kills me when people ask me if I miss it, isn't it hard, they ask? I have a tough time with it sure....it's hard to be away from the one thing that drives you, the thing that keeps your fire going. I'll tell you something though, the pain is eased a bit when I see things like this out my window.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 days you know the name of Cindy Sheehan. The grieving mother's protest outside the President's ranch in Crawford, Texas has caused a media frenzy along with a national debate on the war in Iraq. The media attention has caused a debate between liberals and conservatives not only over the war, but also about Cindy's demand for answers from the President.
The fact that a grieving mother is using her son's death to strenghten her cause is sicking. I suppose that she has achieved her goal, she's gotten the attention that she wanted. When the President goes back to DC and the cameras go away, and nothing has been done, her son is still going to be gone and that hole in her heart is still going to be there.
I know too many people that have died while serving this country. If during a time of conflict or not their death was still in service to this country, still in defense of freedom. For someone, especially a mother to take that death and use it for her own personal political adgenda is just wrong.
Maybe I don't understand being upset that your son was a war hero. The guess that Mrs. Sheehan has some anger displacement issues and can't blame anyone other then the president for her son's death is probably spot on.
I'm angry about this. I hate to see her son's good name used for something that it shouldn't be. I hate that she is taking his nobility and making it seem insignificant. I hate that he died so that we can all be free and she doesn't see that. It makes me angry becuase he knew what he was getting into when he signed up, there isn't a servicemember that doesn't know. If I was in her shoes, and MY son died, I would be proud, I would be happy that his death wasn't in vain. I would accept what happened, be proud of him and grieve silently.
US Navy plane makes belly landing MSNBC - Aug. 15: A US Navy plane landed safely today without landing gear in Norfolk, Virginia. Hardball host Chris Matthews has details and dramatic footage of the emergency landing. NORFOLK, Va. - A Navy plane skidded ...48 minutes ago
Having spent my military time in the aviation industry one can appreciate the skill that it took to make this landing. Reminds me of the time that a AH-1w Cobra landed hard and lost both skids. They had to pile up mattresses so they could set down safely. Watch the video it's quite amazing.
Quite an interesting weekend here! When I went to work at a ski resort I never imagined that in the summer time we would have half a dozen monster trucks running around in the dirt parking lot!! It was a white trash weekend for sure, monster trucks and 80's hair bands and man did they come out of the trailers to see it. It was like we were all living outside a trailer park somewhere in Arkansas! Anyway, I attached a photo of Bigfoot so you didn't think that I was pulling your chain. Hard to believe that some people in the winter pay upwards of 10K a week to stay here!
I've got a good batch of Jambalaya cooking at the moment. Should be good before I go to work, plus I've made enough that I can have some leftover in the fridge for the next few days.....nothing like good jambalaya! I learned how to cook it from the best!