Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trying To Get With The Program

OK, so I am not one who jumps at change. I bought a Playstation 2 when they came out with the Playstation 3 and I still haven't upgraded from that!

Recently, I decided it was time to get with the program. So, we've bought a 42" LCD Hi-Def TV, upgraded our cable to the HD channels and even bought a Blue Ray Player! We've hit the big time! :-)

But that isn't the end of it. Today, I went to Staples to buy an external hard drive to back up my pictures on. I had given the card to the associate and he was retrieving my hard drive when I spotted a laptop on sale. I talked to Trina and said for just $300 more we could get this laptop and it could serve the same purpose as that external hard drive.

Imagine my surprise when Trina agreed with me!

Yee Haw! :-)

So now I have my first laptop. A Toshiba Satellite L655. 4GB Memory and 500GB hard drive. 15.6 Widescreen monitor. DVD/RW. Oh, of course, wi-fi so I can sit in my living room and play around while watching TV with the family. Now I can have a distraction while playing family games also.

Maybe I will play Farmville while we are watching Army Wives! :-)

Have a great week everyone!


Monday, March 21, 2011

What Happened?

This past weekend we had a family game night on Saturday. It was pretty fun but there were some things that just weren't natural to me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed having everyone around the table playing Phase 10. I just miss the time when there weren't so many distractions.

Why is it that when you have family game night that everyone feels it is cool to bring all their toys with them? One daughter has headphones in and is jamming to her music while playing so you keep having to let her know it is her turn. The wife is text messaging or talking to someone on her cell phone. The other daughter is texting and listening to music!

Can't we put our toys away long enough to play a game? I guess if I had a laptop and brought it to the table and was blogging while playing then that would be acceptable also!

Am I just too old or a party pooper? I thought the whole purpose of "family time" was to put everything else aside and spend some time with your family.

Oh well, at least we were all gathered around the table at the same time! :-)

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another Video from Zae-Zae's Birthday

I know I have been spreading this out but I have been working on restoring my website and that has kept me pretty busy. Here's another video from Isaiah's birthday. I hope you enjoy it!

PS: Yes, Kim, you can steal this and put it on your Facebook profile! :-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Couple More Pics From Zae-Zae's Birthday

Hello again everyone! I've been busy working on my other blog but I am still kicking! I just wanted to pop in and share a couple more pics of my Zae-Zae.
I know y'all are thinking I should post them on Facebook, and I plan on doing so, but I want to try to drive some traffic to my blog also! Can a brother get some love here! :-)

OK, that's it for today. Gotta get back to work on my website. 

Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zae=Zae's Second Birthday

I finally got around to finding time to post this video for you all. I hope you enjoy it!

I hope you all enjoy it! Have a great day! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Am I Old Or Just Set In My Ways?


I just got done with a phone call to my cable company! I was asking how I would go about getting a new box for HD because we just went out and bought an HD television this weekend.

The customer service rep says, "Well, it's about time!"

Say what? Am I that far behind times? I realize that I am old school and don't always go with the changes that quickly but come on now. Has everyone already made the switch but me?

Oh well, I guess that's the way I roll! One good thing, while everyone else is burnt out on HD and is looking for the next best thing, I am discovering the thrills of HD!

Let me go get my box and try to join the 21st century! :-)

What A Wonderful Weekend!

Well, I survived the weekend, kinda sorta! :-)

We had a lot of fun in Durham with Zae-Zae. My favorite part was when Trina and I were able to take him to the park and we got to let him slide on the BIG slide! Of course, just hearing him say "PaPaw!" was music to my ears! :-)

Here is a picture for you all. I have more and I even have a video to share but I am getting tired right now. After all, it's 2:15am here!

I'll post the video later on today!

Have a great Monday everyone!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!

Well, it's been a few days since I posted so everyone probably thinks I have given up! I haven't!

I've been quite busy lately. With Jessica going to college, now working and Trina going back to work, I now have to get up a little earlier to pick Jessica up or, as I have to do today, get up to take her to work or pick her up from work! Because of this I have been getting a little less sleep. Less sleep means I sit in front of my computer and can't think of anything.

I know, I've been writing on my other blog! Hey, I have prompts for that. That's the only thing that has kept me going on that one!

Anyways, I'll give you all a head's up today. We are going to Durham on Saturday to see my little Zae-Zae! It's his 2nd birthday Sunday and Stephanie is giving him a little birthday party at her apartment. I can't wait to see him again.

We'll probably leave late Saturday night and get home very late. That means we will probably sleep in on Sunday.

So, don't look for any posts in the near future. I will try to get things rolling again soon. We are getting things together so that Jessica can ride a bus home from school and, with a little work, maybe I can convince Trina to let her start driving the car on days, like tomorrow, when she has to go in at 9am and gets off at 1pm. I wouldn't have to worry about getting up early on those days! :-)

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the new season. I know the weather has been a lot warmer and I've been enjoying that!

I'll holler at y'all again next week!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone is doing alright on this fine Saturday morning, at least here in North Carolina! :-)

I've got no specific plans today. I didn't even plan on being up this early but that is just the way things happen. Jess has to do her computer training at 10:30 this morning and then I guess we will see about doing something.

How about everyone else, what are your plan's for today?

I hope you all have a great weekend, no matter what!


Friday, March 4, 2011


Today must be "Fagged Out Friday" because I am just all "fagged out" as Mom likes to say!

Hope you are all doing well!