Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to the vacation....

Now that my chiro has my head on straight(ish) I was able to get the rest of our photos from our vacation weekend sorted through.

After we left New Braunfels we drove north on 281 and enjoyed the pretty Hill Country. Our destination was Glen Rose Texas or to be more precise The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Dave had booked a room for us in the Lodge and as it turned out, we were the only ones that were staying there that night. THAT was wonderful. They have a self service bar, you just keep track of what you drink and turn it in when you check out. Those were some GOOOD DRINKS! There is a large deck on the second level where we sat and enjoyed watching the wildlife graze and roam.
The wallpaper in our bathroom was CRAZY!!! And the bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor have very interesting sunken tubs. The original owner of the property was OBVIOUSLY a single gentleman. LOL

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

That was so rude of me.....

To just disappear....sorry! Between being irritated at the new hubby, overwhelmed with the ss's issues, and work stress I managed to give myself a massive mind numbing headache for the last couple of weeks. (Yeah, I don't get normal headaches, mine have stuck around for 20+ years thanks to the exhusband. And when they get bad they are really hard to get relief from.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back from vacation....

It was supposed to be a honeymoon trip but The Boy's camp plans fell through so it ended up being just a family trip...

It wasn't a home run but it was mildly amusing.

We spent all day Saturday at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels Texas with 15 THOUSAND other hot and sweaty and sun burnt folks. My forehead is still BRIGHT RED. I'm such an albino, I had a 45 sunblock on and still got fried. know you are old when you would rather hang out, floating in a tube with a cold beer in your hand and your bum in the 72 degree spring fed lagoon filled with the other OLD folks, than stand in line for EVERYTHING ELSE! Of course if you got a little chilly there were several large hot tubs that you could take a dip in. Best of all they all had swim up bars in them to ease the suffering. It was quite relaxing....

Saturday night we went to Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, and saw The Derailers. It was HOT!!! Did I mention, as one of it's oh so charming features, Gruene Hall DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING AND IT WAS 104 DEGREES! Don't get me wrong I absolutely LOVE Gruene Hall. I am the first one to jump in my car and drive there on the hottest day of the year but DANG!!! I was already hot and sun burnt and did I mention.....HOT!!!!!!

Dave was proud of me. I had in my possession not one but TWO brand new Sharpies and I didn't abuse a single historic building!!!! Whew! It took some restraint but I managed to behave for once.

I did get the band to autograph the American Girl guitar I had bought for my niece a while back. Now it has The Derailers, Gurf Morlix, and Ray Wiley Hubbard. All I need to do is get a few more on there before her birthday later this month.
This pic was taken before the latest round of autographs.....

I'll take a new one and add it later...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A simple analogy

My friend Sylvia sent me this little gem. It's an interesting perspective
I'd like to hear your view on this (if you have one)

Subject: A simple analogy

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.