Shout Out to Tony

One of my best buds is Tony Brewer. This dude was in my first neighborhood when we first moved down here. His parent’s house was right behind my parent’s house but two houses further south. So it was real easy to walk over to his house, or he would ride his bike up to mine.

We let a little distance come between when I went off to college in Chattanooga, but after that we ran across each other again and it was like I never left. He and his girl, Teri, live across the county line but we get together for the big things, like Monday Night Football, some hockey games, and Bonnaroo.

So, hey! Tony. Here’s to you!

Old Trophies

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trophies (free clip art)

Last time I visited my mom’s house, she gave me a big box of stuff that she found in the garage. It was a bunch of old model car kits, some old spray paint cans, and all my old baseball trophies.

It’s kind of cool to see the trophies again. They meant a lot to me when I was playing Little League. I don’t have any place to put them out in my house right now, but I might go buy a wall shelf and put it up in the living room to keep my trophies on.

Which one?

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frustrated man (free clip art)

One of the things that really aggravates me about Glenn is his tendency to provide only part of the information that is needed in order to get anything done. For example, he told me that he was looking to buy a new korg monotron synthesizer, and he asked me to help him find the best deal on it. Well, he didn’t tell me which one of the korgs he wanted to get – there are different models. How can I help him find the best deal if I don’t know which one he wants?

Extra Laundry

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dirty laundry (free clip art)

One household chore I don’t like and put off until I HAVE to do it is: laundry. I don’t know why I can’t stand to wash clothes. I think it might have more to do with the folding and putting them away than the actual washing.

So I got a whole lot of laundry done yesterday. Spent hours doing it. Even washed all the towels and the sheets and comforter. So today I get home from work and found that one of the dogs puked on the bed. So now I have to take off all the sheets and the comforter and wash them ALL again today.

Don’t know why the dog puked. That worries me more than having to wash the sheets again.

Grants, Loans, and Scholarships

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scholarships (free clip art)

Looks like I need to head back to school for a couple of semesters. All the job advancement opportunities require a degree and certifications that I don’t have. It’s not like I can’t do the work. They want the certification though. So I have to find a way to come up with the money to pay for the classes and give up most of my weeknights to study or attend classes. I’ll be spending a lot of time researching grants, loans, and scholarships to help me pay for that!