Sunday, May 1, 2016

Las Vegas/Disneyland Trip - Day 1: Hoover Dam, Part 1

Just returned from a trip to Las Vegas and Disneyland.  This was a great getaway as we wanted to combine the familiar with something new, and we also wanted a road trip element.

The plan was to fly Southwest Airlines to Las Vegas and spend the day touring Hoover Dam, which neither of us had been to before.  Then the next day we would drive across the Mojave desert to Anaheim and spend the following 3 days at Disneyland, which we had been to in August for the first time and found to be super-relaxing and stress free.

Conveyors at Love Field

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Look Out Pixar...


2016 Main Street Arts Festival

Last week I took the TRE train and met Mom in downtown Fort Worth for the annual Main Street Arts Festival, which is always a lot of fun.  As usual, there was a lot to offer, but I couldn't afford to offer a lot for what there was.  :)

You can check out all the artists and examples of their works on the Main Street Arts Festival home page (linked above).

2016 Festival poster by Benjamin Frey (who has some amazing works on his website)
Photo from

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Have a few things to post to get up to to date, so without further ado:

I turned this blurry shot into my current desktop wallpaper

Night Lightning

Here's the follow-up to Friday's "A Taste Of Things To Come" post:  I've posted the two videos below on my YouTube channel; the second one's a little more fun:

Friday, April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Not anymore.

Ugh, shredding a whole rotisserie chicken with your hands is just a horror show of carnage.  Sure, when you're done you've got a bowl of yummy, recognizable meat ready to make into enchiladas,

Eat me
but you're also left with a pile of skin, bones, rubbery stringy slimy bits, and goo:

Oh well, I guess you've got to break a few eggs if you want to make an omelet...

Man, chicken just can't catch a break.

Funny What You See On TV

I left the tv on the other day while I was working around the house.  At one point I walked into the room and saw this, so I had to back it up and make a short video of it.  :)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

It's The Space Rockers!

We went to a friend's birthday party a couple of weeks ago (Happy Birthday Sandi!) at the Glass Cactus club at the Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine.  Performing that night was a fun cover band called The Space Rockers:  "Your friendly, neighborhood super-hero party band from outer-space!"

They really had their shtick down

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bluebonnet Season Is In Full Swing

It's bluebonnet time in Texas again; they're carpeting the fields and roadways, but I found this little guy all by himself.

The 2016 DFW Auto Show

Photos from the March 17th auto show at the Dallas Convention Center.

That's me: good ol' 003888

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Catching Up

Just catching up on some March items I've been meaning to post.

First there was the storm earlier this month.  Luckily we avoided the hail, but it was still pretty bad - one of those where the sky turns a dark, sickening green color.

(For some reason I can't post the video; here's the link until I can figure out why):
(Update:  got it to work below)

But as a trade-off, the trees are blooming:
These trees are green with leaves now

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Get Ready For A Bunch Of Cat Photos, II

We had our cat KT put to sleep this week after a fairly rapid decline due to kitty cancer - she had an inoperable tumor that was putting pressure on her pancreas and slowly squeezing her intestine closed, causing her to vomit, lose weight, and not want to eat or drink.  She was a good cat and we miss her already.

First day home from the animal shelter; getting over an infection on the nose.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Adventures in Bread Making/Baking

So, there's this thing called bread that you can make at home a lot cheaper and healthier and better-tasting than you can buy in the store.  Have you heard about this?  ;)

Seriously though, I made bread today by hand for the first time ever and it came out great.  It just takes a little time (mostly waiting while it rises), but it was super easy and the results are worth it!

One for the freezer and one for my belly
Now that's a sandwich!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Went For A Walk

But the trail is still closed due to flooding.  Some early spring rain has kept the water level up.

It's hard to see here, but there's another barricade a little further down the path; they really don't want you going through there.
Water levels are still high, and the water has a fast current.