Did I mention the crummy internet connection?

I’m here in Lakeway, Texas visiting my dad and his wife. My son has been playing golf for the past 2 days. He just left for a private lesson, then 18 rounds with my dad. The Internet connection here is pretty lame. Sometimes I am able to leave comments on other blogs, sometimes not. However, almost without exception, I cannot leave comments on my own blog. Thanks for all the great feedback on yesterday’s post. I’ve checked out a couple of the blogs some of you left links to – very cool.

My daughter and I have been hanging out by the pool (even though it’s still a bit too cold to actually swim). We went shopping for tennis shoes yesterday, but somehow ended up at Justice for Girls, where we bought everything but tennis shoes. I’ve also been playing around with my camera, so I’d thought I’d share some pics with you peeps. I’ve even taken the liberty of making a couple of my own motivational posters. The shorts picture is not my own. I found it on the Internet, but it captures my discussion with my 7 year old daughter in the dressing room of Justice yesterday. Back to my usual thought provoking, deeply intellectual postings tomorrow. For now, please enjoy my lame photography skillz:

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10 Responses to “Did I mention the crummy internet connection?”

  1. ♥ Kathy March 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    >Your posters were better than most of them I’ve seen 😀 I love the dog pics lol too cute

  2. Steph at The Red Clay Diaries March 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    >Love the posters – especially the Danger: Magnolia Tree one.

    But I think you've had your fill of R&R now. Way too many pics of Buddy Love.

    (Also? Love how you caught his expressions, but weren't able to get a pic of your daughter's face not covered with her hair!)

  3. Nick the Geek March 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    >I think I need to take your shorts pic and show it to my Youth. Last week one of the girls was wearing pants with “cutie” or something along those lines on her butt. I leave it up to my female leaders to talk to girls about how they are dressed. I’ve only had to ask once about too short shorts (the girl had a tee shirt on that was longer than her shorts so it looked like she only had the tee). When I see those pants though I think about asking my wife to explain why that is uncool.

  4. Helen March 18, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    >Nice pictures. I agree about words on the butt. Your daughter is too young for that. I am too old for that. Perfect age to have a word on your butt–24 years 3 months two days and forty minutes. Not a minute older or younger. With such a short window of opportunity to wear them, why bother?

  5. Beth March 18, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    >Hahaha. Helen, that was in a word….PERFECT!

    And never underestimate the dangers of a magnolia tree. At our other house….the magnolia tree grew roots into the old clay sewage pipe leading out of the house. Ask Frank about “poop roots” sometime. He loves talking about that.

    Too cold to swim?? I say, if it’s over 72 degrees, it’s time to dive in. Of course we don’t even have flowers blooming here yet….

  6. Marni March 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    >Words on the butts of clothes…teaching horny boys to read, one cheek at a time…

    Buddy love looks pretty content 🙂 Sorry about the lame internet access, but I hope you are having a great time with dad and the kiddos!

  7. JML March 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    >I’m pretty sure the garage and the tree are my favorites, great photos!! Also, I guess I’m not surprised that you would write this, considering how we “met”. I think meeting people in real life someday would be AWESOME!!! I need to convince my boss that we should fly down there for some random thing or another, I would like that!! Anyways, hope you’re doing well!!!

  8. Beth March 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    >Gargoyle 1: Hey, don’t look now, but that crazy lady with the camera is back again.

    Gargoyle 2: You’d think she’d at least find a rake and tidy our stone up a bit.

    Gargoyle 1: Fat chance. I heard her say something about uploading pictures to her blog. The slow internet connection will keep her busy for hours.

    Gargoyle 2: Well, I advised against dial-up but nobody ever listens to ME.

    Gargoyle 1: Shut up! Here comes the one they call “Buddy Love.” I hope he doesn’t poop on us again…

  9. mandy March 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    >wait. What’s wrong with butt-words?

  10. katdish March 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    >Thanks, Kathy. At least SOME people appreciate cute dog pictures.

    Steph – I'd sooner get a unrestricted view of Cousin It's face. Rachel's hair is ALWAYS in her face.

    Nick – At our old church, my dh & I sat behind the youth group. We had to move…wardrobes WAY too distracting. Most overhead comment? "Well, at least they're WEARING bras." (because you could see every girl's bra straps.

    Helen – I would pay good money to see your stand-up routine. You are seriously funny, my friend.

    Marni – AHEM, my thoughts exactly.

    Jake – Houston is a one-stop spot for all things random. Give me a topic, I'll give you a resource located here.

    Mandy – If you ever have a daughter, and she asked you if she can have the short-shorts with a picture of a peach and the words "Juicy" on the butt, come talk to me.

    Beth – Hey look…a chicken!

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