Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 10 Highlights of 2013

  1. Living the Alaska lifestyle with Robin
  2. New Zealand trip with amazing wildlife and hunting experiences
    1. Penguin viewing (see the video)
    2. Red stag viewing (see the video)
    3. Goat hunting (see the video)
    4. Camping with Lucky, The Campervan
  3. Exploring Petersburg, Alaska
  4. Awesome halibut and salmon fishing season
  5. Whales, whales and more whales. We saw so many whales, including some right by the boat. See the video.
  6. Mama Bear, Baby Bear #1 and Baby Bear #2. These bears were frequent visitors, and we were frequent viewers! See the video.
  7. Pig hunting in Florida
  8. Robin's successful deer hunting in Alaska and Kentucky
  9. Great progress with health, fitness and workouts
  10. Robin's encore career as a medical supply technician

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Holiday Story: I Am Going to Hell

This story was relayed to me by a very good friend last year (whom I miss dearly!), during the campaign hoopla of last fall's elections, Thanksgiving, Christmas – The Giving Season.

I held on to it, planning to post it to the blog and reread for when I need a pick-me-up.

Warning: You should make sure you don’t need to pee before you read it. Every time I read it, I almost pee my pants because I laugh so hard.

Here it is, for your enjoyment. Edited for anonymity.
"When [The Dog] finally decided she liked rawhide bones, we found out that she can't tolerate them. If she has a bone, she has diarrhea the next (early) morning. It's a real treat to wake up to that smell (she doesn't know how to ask to go out either).  
So I wake up to a mess Saturday morning. I clean up the worst of it, throw everything into an old plastic [local grocery] sack, and toss it on the front porch to put in the garbage bin later (because I was still in my nightgown).  
A couple of hours later, [The Mr.] and I are sitting in the living room drinking coffee (still in my nightgown). He notices something on the camera/security monitor (and it's not a political canvasser for a change).  
He says, "That's weird. Some little kid just stole a sack of garbage off our porch and ran out and got in that white van."  
I say, "Oh, shit! That's the Lutheran church picking up for their food drive!!!"
I had forgotten that Saturday was the day they were picking up the food they'd requested we put in a [local grocery] sack and leave on our front porches! 
I was going to call the church and confess, but I couldn't talk about it without laughing hysterically.
So I guess I'm going to Hell."