Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

     A big hello and welcome to all of my readers.  From those that follow my blogs, to those that needed a rest from looking at dirty pictures on the Internet.  I value all of the views to this page!  Today, as the title implies, just happens to be Tuesday.  Just like the day, nothing overly speciel here--just lots of random rambling!  And thankful-ness that it is not Monday.  First I start with some deep quotes:

             **"I am just one step away from being rich, Now all I need is money."**

       **"I am taking the kids to the zoo today, in hopes they can find there birth parents."**

  People keep holding up signs on Facebook like the one above--except they ask for 1 million likes, and there parents will give them something really grand.  Instead of the lecture and maybe butt swats they should get for begging for stuff on the Internet.  What do you think of the above picture as a much better alternative, and life lesson?  Parenting is beyond hard, and I think every great to good parent should have a cape!

                                              **"Rhinos are just fat unicorns!"**

                                           **I am in shape---round is a shape!"**

                     **I won't be impressed with technology, until I can download food.**

**"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."**

**"Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is Understanding the other person is a complete idiot."**----We have been having some major troubles with our neighbor through the last few weeks.  It all started as a mission to help her son, a child that is doomed if he stays in his home.  Because among other things his mother is not even an adult yet, so not even close to being a mother.  Not because she is young, she is in her 40's, she has just killed a lot of brain cells--is a nice way of putting it.  Things are even more sensitive for us, because she lives four doors down from us, and is a very vengeful person.  

Do you recall when the M in MTV still stood for music and not Moron??

      We are again having issues with our Tweaker neighbor, and the other day she told me "you reap what you sew." So I asked her what she reaped from cheating the state, slashing people's car tires, and stealing. NO answer yet. ;)

    Our family really enjoys using the sight--Craig's List.   We sell items on it all of the time.  And find free items for our house constantly.   We even bought our car off of the sight.   Some times it also offers a good laugh or two--from random posts.  This one was on the local page....

  1. Free bike. I don't know much about it. It's red. Yes, I do know my colors. So you're getting a free bike from someone that knows colors. How cool is that? It's ten-speedish? It has gears? I think it works but needs a little lovin'. If you want it, just come pick it up. It says it's a Miyata. It didn't tell me that, in words. I mean, it didn't speak to me. I read it on the side of the bike. If you want it, first come first serve.

      It is a great sight--you just have to really look at the ads.  Some times when you look under the car hood--there is no actual engine, just a picture of one in crayon.  The above one looks legit though--for sure!

    With tax time coming up once again--
    Here is some advice on how not to file!

    At least in our neck of the woods, the above is the forecast for a long while. 
    Lots of time to roam through past blog posts. I have 350 + on this great sight now.
    And the older ones were certainly betterer.

    This tweet also seems legit.....

    Below is a picture I had stored---not mine
    But fits with the above tweet perfectly!!

       Two weekends ago we went to the local new dollar store that had just opened up that day.  There was only one in town, and it was always beyond busy.  My only problem with dollar stores is the ones were the items are all over one $!   If you have to do a price check in a dollar store, there is something wrong!   Anyways this was the first day this store was open, and very few shoppers were in the store.  So the isles were as close to perfect as they will ever be.  Everything fully stocked, and in perfect lines.  Looking great and the dream of all of my department managers while working at Wally World.  And I had this huge urge to extend both of my arms and run down the isles, knocking things on the ground.  And probably giggling loudly.  I did resist this urge, but dang it would have been fun.  

    Next post I have some complaints about Subway, who is in hot water right now. 
    And one about "gun control"      Tons of ideas and rambling in the works.   Please pass on the links if you enjoy what you see. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Hello all! And welcome to 2013---I still can not believe it is another year, and am having trouble putting 13 on all of my checks. Luckily a 2 is very easily turned into an 3 for sure. I have been reading many of my past blog posts, and laughing a lot. My older posts were funnier, and I hope to return to that. This page has takin' a back seat to my newest blog series lately. All about exploring Bellingham Washington.  My best pictures and thoughts on the area, make the posts.  Please check it out   http://exploreb-ham.blogspot.com/

The pictures really are great.  
And I took them all. 
I am slowly working on a link to house all of my best exploring pictures. 
Yes please!

   It is a wonderful sight, but so is this one.  So I want to start posting again.  With my random rambling.  And coffee love for sure!   One of the features I really enjoy from this blog sight is the many "deep" quotes I add to the blogs.  So here are a few new ones ----

  **"I feel down the stairs yesterday with a guitar, and wrote a new song for "One Direction'!"**---If you do not know who this group is, consider yourself lucky!

               **"The key to eating healthy---avoid any food that has a TV commercial."**

  **"Our neighbor asked if she could borrow our vacuum cleaner---I said yes, if you don't take it out of our house!"**

                             **"MY life plans were so much more exciting when I was five!"**

                                          **"Help keep grandma off the street---support bingo!"**

                                            **"I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!!"**---The Princesses Bride----
 I love this movie!   And I got to watch my kids enjoy this movie the other day.  It was beyond awesome.  

                **"My best relationship advice... Make sure you are the crazy one."**------Check on accomplishing that.  At least most daze. 

  I have many ideas and concepts to bring back to this page.  And hope to gain new readers and that many of the old ones come back.  This sight has a ton of views since it's launch.  So thank you!!   In the near future this includes a whole post about gun control, one about us surviving 2012.  *Psssst, we were all supposed to die!*  I would have posted that blog much soonerer, but I was waiting to see if we were going to die, before wasting all of that time and energy ;)  My "mini rants" is going to come back each week.  Please check out some of the old ones, if you have not enjoyed them in the past.  And of course lots and lots of jokes and pictures I have borrowed off this new place called the Internet.  

   Today I start with a flash back to December & Christmas time.   We had an amazing Christmas. Santa scored extra big at our house, by bringing all of the kiddos hand held tablets.  And I have to say it was the quietest Christmas with three kids....  Ever!  We heard them roaming out to the living room around 3 AM.  They know they can only open what is in there stockings in the morning.  And than they started playing on the systems, and we heard nothing until we slowly roamed out of bed.   Slowly because my wife and I have a great tradition on Christmas Eve --that involves drinking a lot and trying to put the kids toys together. ;)  
     It was a great Christmas even with three Furby's in the house --talking to each other in English and non English.   Yes Furby's are back.   Wahoo!    The new ones are kind of kool.  And you can sync them with your I-Pod and feed them and such with the device.  
    Anyways, you are straying from the point of this story.   Stop thinkin' about booze or the above peepin' Santa and focus.  Just before the big day, two of our children got selected to attend "Shop with a cop."  They have never been picked before, so the state must have felt we were overly poor this year.   Basically each school can choose students they feel might not get the best Christmas, and they meet up at Wally World to shop with a cop.   Tons of cops and workers donate there time, and it really is a great thing.  Especially great, considering Wal Mart participates and does something good!  Way early in the morning, a Saturday morning at that, we all gathered at the retail giant to sign in.  Than everyone went outside to watch the police show up.  And what a show!  
    30-40 cop cars blow past the happy kids, lights going, sirens blaring.  Than the star of the parade shows up on top of a big fire truck.   "Santa!" Everyone cheers!   Than it is picture time with the huge group.    This was my time to exist, because our oldest son was not picked to do the shopping.   Him and I ventured clear across the street for some coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts.  The essentials for sure.  The coffee shop workers were all talking about the parade of police cars that just shot into the Wal Mart parking lot.   They did not know about the event, and were sure a hostage type event was going on at the store.  We smiled as we sipped our warm beverages, not pausing to explain what was really going on.
      We soon decided it was time to go back to Wally World.  With all those cops around, most of the shoppers should actually act normal-ish, right?   As I was getting out of the car, I decided to lock my keys inside the car.  I noticed as I was slamming the car door shut, but it was to late.  Even longer story short---shop with a cop day is the best day ever to lock ones keys in your car!   Because there are cops every were!  It was soon decided that since we have electric locks on our vehicle, trying to "jimmy" the door open would cause more damage than benefits.  Plus no law abiding citizen can actually get into a locked car.  Any con or ex con, now tow truck driver, can get into your car before you can say "Dam you Wally World store!"
      Here is the great part.  And I thank the local police department from the bottom of my heart.  No really!  Two of the officers drove me clear across town to our apartment, to get my wife's set of keys.  Again I thank these officers and the police department for such a great act and day.  This would have been about an two hour journey on the city bus.  Plus it was great fun to jump out of the   police vehicle with two officers in the front seat, when we pulled up into our apartment complex.  Every one here is overly nosy.  So now they still have something to talk about.  

   And now a couple of pictures & jokes to wake you up after the above long winded story!

I was not even aware Wally World sold midgets.
And wow are they cheap, must be a roll back!

Now that is taking full use of a to do calender.

I just have to ask if this is good PR or bad for the .com sight??

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lake Padden --Winter 2012

**This was first published in my newest blog series. Please check out all the picture filled posts at http://exploreb-ham.blogspot.com **

       A week into the new year, and I am just now making my first post of the new year.  I hope all of my readers had an overly wonderful Christmas and have at least managed to keep one of your New Years resolutions!!   I have tons of posts, ideas, and improvements for this and my Facebook page---please bear with me ;)   Please check it out if you have Facebook: Wyoming Jack/Bobble Head's Blogs Exploring Bellingham & Whatcom county
      First I wish to share this local picture---- It is down by Boulevard Park and actually goes with last weeks blog post.  But I forgot to add it to the blog.  It started out as a picture I was going to delete, and than I blew the picture up, and well, wow if I do say so myself.   This was shot right before the coffee shop.

      The following is another example --- shot in the same park, near the wooden board walks....

But today we talk about wonderful Lake Padden.
And by we, I mean I!

I have posted about the area before--- but about all the summer activities.
On Christmas Eve, I some how had the day off work, and ventured to the lake, camera in hand. 
I actually had no destination when leaving the house, but was truly coffee fueled!  
Living in Fairhaven -I was not previously aware how close the lake really was to our house.   It is literally -right down the road.  
A week later I returned with our dog, Max and our two oldest kiddos. 

This mirror image almost can not be beat.

Although Bellingham has seen snow all around the town, we still have yet to see the white stuff here.
Last week the kiddos and I were going to venture up Mt Baker to actually see/play in the snow, but it was too cold.   More on that--after it actually happens. 

No snow, but a light dusting of frost could be found.

This area offers all kinds of recreation-- year round. 

I love trying to capture images and ripples in the water

The clouds on this day were again amazing. 
They have been very neat lately--- blowing in off the mountains and the bay.
Perhaps it has always been this way
I just notice them more now. 

We parked just past the horse trailer parking and took off on some of the many trails around the lake.  Instantly heading to the right, and away from the tennis courts.

This lake side bench offers a great view as well as a place to rest and think. 

On this day it was also a spot for tribute and reflection on the New Year.

     Through the gorge trail, the water trickles ever down wards heading to one of my favorite spots---the bay. 

        We had time for some off trail exploring.    You almost can not make out the kids, because they are wearing camouflage coats.

This up-rooted tree could make a great dry spot.   
Not that it ever rains in Washington!

Huge old trees all around the trails make great sights.
At least in my eyes.

This dew covered leaf appears to be hanging on for dear life.

Pump house.

Of course this is just a small portion of all of the exploring just in this small area of Whatcom.  

Next post finds us once again down by the bay.  
Watching the sun set.

I hope you enjoyed.
In an attempt to gain many more local readers---please pass on the links to this page.

So many trails---so little time.

And as Always

**Happy Trails!!**