Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New and Old

Next year I hope to get my little girl to her first birthday in one piece. I hope to get my jungle known as the basement organized into something that resembles organized. I hope to have more patience with idiot drivers. I hope to back my first game with my bow and arrows. I want to catch some big fish. I want to photo some awesome scenery and show it here and I want to improve my golf game. Oh and I want to lose 20 pounds and get six pack abs.....Here is to 2009 and the year of hoping....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Tanessa Kathryn (see below for pics) is here and happy and loving life as well as her new buddy Ranger.

My Little Girl

Yeah Jen for the post but here some pics that I have of various people and my little girl.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things that make me laugh

While sitting in fornt of my computer wasting taxpayer dollars I have been trying to find things that will perk me up and keep me awake, here are some of the places I have been:

Funny Chuck Norris website.
Yahoo Odd news. There are some weird things out there.
Trading funny ims with the guys at work.
USA Today Game section.
Reading other blogs, thanks for the hi Rachel...hi to you as well.

If anybody has any more ideas I would appreciate it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Cute Wife

My wife has said some rather colorful phrases to describe how she looks, feels, etc. But I want to go on record saying that she is way cute and sexy. I can not help but just look at her and smile because she is so dang sexy as a preggo girl. However watching her struggle not to tip over and walk etc can be a funny time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baby Showers and Men

This is why men do not go to baby showers!

3 in a month and other obs

For those of you counting and I doubt there are many but this is my third post this record!!! I recently returned from a fly-by-night trip the SLC for a canceled training ( they canceled it at 8:30, it started at 8:00). Anyways....I decided to pick a few things up on my way home. Christmas and the what not. A few points

*Old Navy is awesome to be in at 9:00 in the morning.
*Jordan Landing is a shopping paradise
*Even better at at 9:00 in the morning
*Cabelas is always good
*Motherhood Maternity employees do not talk to fathers like they do mothers
*Some of the best people watching is in the Victoria's Secret, especially in Happy Valley

I also wanted to post a pic of a guy I know and his nice elk he shot. Okay it is a sweet elk especially since he shot it with a muzzleloader. Way to go Rustin!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Work was something....

After finishing a local paving project I remember why I hate/love paving. But it is finished for all intents and purposes. With the asphalt shortage it was a long slow summer spent serving two masters. My construction boss and the new maintenance engineer. But in a year there will be some fancy turn lanes to the new jail in Manti. If you happen to go there and use the turn lanes remember yours truly designed them.

I think Wyoming football is in the toilet. Unfortunately I do not see it climbing out anytime soon. After Joe Glenn is fired this season and I suspect he will, we will get some no name coach in here who will just mire in mediocrity. Then maybe we find some unknown genius who will resurrect the program on his way to somewhere bigger. Man I miss Paul Roach!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What the ???!!??

Lately we have been paving some roads down here in South Central Utah.....Yeah and Wow this Sucks....I am amazed at what drives by all day long.

Amazing number of people sleeping or reading as passengers and reading as drivers....
The Number of people who sit very low in their seats and can barely see over the wheel.....
The number of retirees I see driving........
The number of people who slow to a crawl to see what we are doing
The number of people who take pictures of us is not that rare....
The lack of clothing some people travel in......
The amount of high dollar motor homes pulling nice rides.......

Well this is part of what I see everyday and will share more later....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Up to Date...Well Almost

In the last month or so I have been to a family reunion in Star Valley, emptied our Storage Shed, filled the basement with junk, started to prepare a nursery, and went bow hunting for Bambi. For those of you that know me know that I am somewhat frugal, or cheap, sop this past weekend on the hunt I shot an arrow and it skipping through the forest. Needless to say I have yet to find it and this is causing me some serious concern. So I think Ranger and I are going back up real soon to look for this lost arrow.
On a different note I watched the first Wyo Cowboy football game of the season last Saturday. Hmmmmmm it is hard to speak nice words at this point. I am deeply concerned on all levels of the team and did a lot of yelling at the TV. Hopefully it gets better. The Bounty Hunter Defense I think is trying to hunt a three and out. At least I hope they are actively searching for it. More to come as the season progresses. And yes Kristi is still "Great With Child" and yes she is meaner than usual.....
I must publicly thank my wife of 10 years now. She has been there through it all and without her I would be in college still and who knows what else. I owe her everything.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Little Girls and Puppy Dog Tails

In honor of my future little girl I will go Pink for a while. I actually like the color pink and will have no major hangups with it in my home. The same cannot be said for Kristi who does some serious "PINK" issues. Right now I would like opinions on what to name the future little demon, and yes little girls can be demons.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Spoiler Alert....

For those who do read my post I will let you in on a SPOILER!!! Yes Kristi is pregnant and she is due on the 21st of December. If any of you have information on the father please contact me he needs to step up. Docs told me years ago it could never be me.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Prairie Dogs and Willow Trees

It has been brought to my attention by a respected member of the medical community that eating Kronskis soaked in Jack Daniels will lead to demonic prairie dog sightings. Well to be honest I will not waste my good Jack on Kronskis, that is what cheap beer is for. And the cheap beer leads to a much better prairie dog sighting. And yes I have killed prairie dogs bigger than a certain medical expert's bear. On a side note how hard is it to plant trees if you have the instructions. On a particular state job I am looking after our sub-contractor has failed to plant the trees correctly on two separate occasions. It has made for some humorous interactions between the prime contractor and myself. I guess planting trees is like judging the size of a bear, a lost art. And I will reiterate that I am lashing out at the bear due to jealously problem that I am experiencing. I just need to go and hunt in Alaska, that is all there is to it but since finances will be changing severely in the near future it will take me longer to get there than previously planned.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Delta and El Jefe

I have been traveling back and forth to Delta a few times these past few days. Our contractor is trying to get a few things done so we can complete the final inspection and they can receive final payment. However their subcontractors are a bit slow and do not feel the need for urgency. So I have made a couple of fruitless trips over there to watch no work being done. It would be nice if I had a Kronski to come home too but El Jefe, my buddy, my freind, decided to stiff me on two packs of those delightful dogs.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Take the Quiz

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Face, New Place, Not So New After All

I have rotated out to the construction office for the time being. I have decided that this is going to be a real good test for my new and improved mental approach to work. Construction brings all sorts of changes and challenges. This crew has a very interesting dynamic that is going to test my patience and my ability to get along with others. Anyways, this is going to be an interesting summer. I will have some good pics and stories about the comings and goings. Oh and by the way..I am now CPR and First-Aid Certified again. So although I have the training to save you, I may not have the desire.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Well I have taken the Professional Engineers test and I think (I think) I passed. Maybe, just maybe by the skin of my teeth. That is a lot of pressure off my shoulders. I was in three (3) fantasy basketball leagues this year. I took a FIRST and a THIRD and a what the ???? was that team doing. So that was nice. Now I am trying fantasy Baseball and so far not so good. It is a bit more trial and error and who is hot and who isn't so it is time intensive I think. I also went golfing in Mesquite at the Casablanca Golf Club. It was quite nice, a bit too nice for a hillbilly golfer like myself but well worth it. I did not play as well as I would have liked too, it being my first time out this season, but there were signs of a decent golfer there somewhere. Will update with other weird wild things at a a later date.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jokes.....And they are good!!!!

These are dedicated to El Jefe........

One ship carrying blue paint collided with another ship carrying red paint. The crews are missing and believed to be marooned.

Two cows, Daisy and Dolly are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I do not believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, insists Daisy, "No Bull."

A toilet was stolen from the police precinct. Police have nothing to go on.

Someone broke into a hole in the nudist colony's fence. Cops are looking into it.

A man drowned in a tub of milk with a banana in his ear. Authorities suspect a cereal killer.

Thanks to Larry G for these gems.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What the.....

I have endured what may be one of the toughest things of my life. The 2007-2008 Wyoming men's basketball team. Holy Crap!!!! This was agonizing to sit through. Luckily at this point the only thing I have to cheer about is a season sweep of both Utah and CSU. Usually a sweep of CSU brings joy to my life but at this point it is a shallow victory. This team had way too much going for it. I will again say that Heath Shroyer was not my first choice as coach, or even second choice as far as that goes. I will go on record saying that I sent an email to the AD asking him to consider Quinn Snyder of Missouri fame. However, we are stuck with a friend of the AD (FOAD). Evidently if you are a FOAD you can get a job at WYO. Yeah us. Anywho...I am seriously expecting a huge step forward next year. The honeymoon is over and now it is time to get to winning games.

Friday, February 22, 2008

When will the Spinning Stop?

Right now I need the world to stop spinning. I need to slow down and take time to stop and smell the stink weed. Actually I just need April to pass by. I am currently studying for the PE (Professional Engineer) exam. It is not all that much fun. But at least I have my hound doggy to keep my occupied in the mean time. Ranger is the bestest dog ever. I know because I said so. He is already way to smart fo rme, which isn't all that hard, plus he is going to be a good bird dog, I think. Until later......

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Christmas was pretty good....

I can say that I had a pretty great Christmas overall. Got to see a lot of family, a wedding, a couple of friends, and some great driving conditions. Once again my wife spoiled me this year. But now I have power tools that will require me to build stuff for her and the house. Cool. Mostly it was nice to spend time with my uncle who is battling lung cancer. It would appear that his time is short and it was real good to just sit and spend some time with him. Also I was able to see my Granny and talk to her for a little while as well. So all in all it was a nice weekend. However....if anyone has some sedatives for my wife please send them. She is driving me nuts with her freaking out on slick roads. She has a panic attack if a snowflake touches the roadway. Either she gets drugs or you all get to come and see her here in Richfield until Summer.

I think it is a Kidney Stone!!!!

The pain lately reminds me of the pain I experienced with a kidney stone. But actually it is the pain of sucking it up in fantasy world. First, my two football teams...the Wyoming league was good again where I got hosed to a 4th place finish, not bad considering I had a very crappy team. My UDOT League team was another story. I finished next to last and was not even close to anything all year. My three basketball teams are much like the Wyoming team this year (not the ladies). I am stinking the place up pretty bad. More to come....