Monday, February 28, 2011

Simply Monday...

The weather has been of late.

We have had snowfall 5 times this year so far...and now...tornado watches and warnings.

It's that time of year here in Tennessee. The weather can change at a drop of a dime.

High winds, rain and weather that knows no bounds. Winds out of the Gulf of Mexico bring moisture to our humble area of woods and rain that would make a duck proud to be from the South.

70's one day...30's the next. It's a wonderland of change around here to say the least.

But...that's Tennessee. If you don't like the weather...hang'll change.

It does everyday...


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Report...

Yes I know...I've been slack in writing this week. Hasn't much gone on this last week.

Well, I did get a new pony. I traded my 2010 extended cab Silverado for a 2011 Z71 4x4 crew cab Silverado. Same color, more options, sweet truck.

Besides that? Go back to work Monday and look at all the bright cheery faces that just love being there.


That's all for now, I'll see y...Yo B.D. a word please.What the...?

What is it Jethro? Can't you see I'm talking? That's just rude...

Sorry B.D. but you forgot to mention a B-Day today.


Yes, you know...(whisper, whisper, WHISP-HER!!!)

Oh...THAT B-Day. We can't forget about one of my girls...

Happy B-Day Tracy!!!

May your beer be cold
Your cake be sweet
Your germs be...noncontagious
As your feet get...uh...bathed in the glory toe showiness...uh...of sweet cold beer?

(I'll have to work on that poem)

Happy B-Day!!! from all of us here at the Grill.


Sweet Corn...

"..take the first step in don't have to see the whole staircase, just the first step." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, February 11, 2011

This & That...

Greatness: To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile kindly when true tears are shed, to resist evil men and trust instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Simply Thursday...

Here we are...under a blanket of snow...again.

This is the 10th time this year, I think. Years ago, I'd be right out in the middle of it driving and playing. But back then...a vehicle didn't cost as much as they do today and you didn't have to worry about an air bag blowing up in your face if you did hit the ditch.

Insurance was cheaper as well and it didn't cost an arm or a leg to get the fenders fixed if you did happen to have a boo boo.


It costs a fortune to get anything on a vehicle fixed and you are out some major pocket money for your little boo boo. So...

'Me no likey' snow much anymore when it comes to driving in it. And folks around here get stupid when it comes to driving in it as well. We don't get as much snow like we use to as kids. And our fathers always had a set of snow tires stashed in the garage for just this kind of weather.

The old truck and snow tires could climb mountains and never slip, hiccup or burp even in the nastiest of weather. But today, we don't carry on that tradition here in the South.

Folks up North laugh at us because we complain about a little snow and ice. But you's like this. Snow tires up North are like bubble gum to us down here. You can buy them anywhere.

Here in the South...

You have to special order them. No tire dealer around here wants a bunch of snow tires just sitting around taking up space, waiting for the major snow fall event we might not even get. So you have to order them. Years ago, they cost thirty five dollars apiece. Now they cost a hundred and thirty five dollars apiece and it could take four to six weeks to get them in and then, you have to pay to have them mounted.

So that's why 'Me no likey' to play in the snow anymore.

It just costs too much these days...


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Weekend Report...

Today is the Big Day of the Big Game.

Have you got your apron on? Grill fired up, chili ready, dips and chips, and cold libations iced down, ready to settle in and chow down and watch some football?

I know...your favorite team may not be in the Big Show and I've seen where people polled will not go all out this year and only spend a few bucks.

Spending 50 to 100 bucks as compared to previous Super Bowls spending 200 to 275 bucks.

Is it because of who's playing or is it because of the economy? I think it is a little of both...

Like I said, I'll watch the Super Bowl even if I don't care for the teams playing just for the commercials. And at 3 million dollars for a 30 second spot...they should be good.


Is my team in the Super Bowl? No...

Am I going to spend a lot of money on food and drink and have people over? No...

I'll save that for this spring and summer. Chips and dips are about it I reckon.

I haven't been in a cooking mood lately.

I don't know if it is the weather (probably) or the fact that I have to listen to the neighbors 3 loud mouth dogs barking at me the whole time I'm out in the backyard smoking or grilling something...

So the menu will be simple. And who am I pulling for?

I'll have to say Green Bay.

I've really never been a Steelers fan. And before you say it...I'm not a Tennessee Titans fan nether. They can move back to Houston.

I'm not really a fan of any team. Just depends on who is the quarterback at the time.

I've liked:

The Bengals
The Colts
The Bears
The Falcons
The New York Giants
The Jets

So, I've liked a few teams. But I'm not a die hard fan of any team. I just like to watch football...

The only thing I would like to see is the Super Bowl played on Saturday night instead of Sunday night.

But, you can't have everything...


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Happy Anniversary...


It's that time of year again. Happy Anniversary to Julie and myself for being married on this day. I was sick with the flu that day. Julie asked me if I wanted to wait, nah, love me, love my germs.

So we got married and I went back to bed...

Happy A-Day honey!!!