Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Jacko who?  Two down, two to go.  Stay tuned.

Kids Being Kids

Beaner, Big Dawg and Chalupa... goofin' off during the world serious baseball game.  We were all cheering for the Billies. 

Off to School

Abby-Normal, KFC, Chalupa and Big Dawg are off to school on this chilly fall morning.  If you look closely, you can see Chalupa's safety belt.  She is a safety patrol just like her dear ol' dad was... back in the day!   We're so proud .  

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Side Track, Peanut and Chalupa prepare for a Halloween Party.  Check out ST's shadow and Chalupa's tail.  Meanwhile...

Big Dawg and Beaner are playing games on the iTouch. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boasting Board Returns Home

After a multi-year drought, the Iowa/Wisconsin Boasting Board has returned home to the delight of Buzz Daddy and chagrin of Mr. Beep Beep.  

Big Dawg and Nokidoh battled it out in one of many bean bag fights.  Good fun was had by all!

X-Country Season Has Ended

The Northwest Junior High Cross Country Season ended with the State Meet yesterday.  We had lack-luster team performance, but there were a few individual hight-lights that will provide solid momentum into the spring Track Season... and a stronger return next Fall.
Thanks Vikings for a great season!!!  

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Night o' Chaos I


Night of Chaos II

These are pics from the end-of-the-year X-country party.  The State Meet is later today, when Buzz Dad misses the Wisco game in favor of watching harriers take it to the fields. 

Night o' Chaos III

ACACIAN's get back together at Joe's Place.  Bizzarlson, Doc and Beast enjoy a laugh.  Next we have the Dancing Bear going over vitals with the Big Guy.  Great to see one and all.  
Not pictured are Nachos, EB, Nels, AT and The Small One.  All in prep for the Wisco. Game! Go Hawks!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kids v. 'rents

If you look to the very far left, you'll see Side Track.
Then, if you look to the lower right hand corner, that's a tiny corner of Big Dawg's mop of blond hair.

Kids beat the parents in the last practice of the Fall Season.  Big Dawg finishes this weekend.  Chalupa is in Illinois for a soccer tournament.  Peanut is in Cedar Rapids.  Coach Buzz Daddy is in Des Moines for the State X-Country meet.  Side Track and the hounds will hold down the hacienda with a crew of Mentings in for the Badger/Hawkeye Game.  Nuts.  

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Futbal? or Football

Here's a kid wearing a soccer uniform to include cleats and shin guards, but he's tossing a football.  The day and age of multi sport athlete is gone.  The exception to restrictive opportunities for kids exists for those athletes in small towns where the athlete can (and does) participate in multiple sports.  If Chalupa gets the chance to play more than 3 sports... I'll be surprised.   

Friday, October 10, 2008

Le Fire Pit

Lovin' the fire pit.  Brings out the wild in me.  And... like... yeah.  

Anything wild can happen around the fire pit.

Safety Patrol

Chalupa and Big Dawg were off to school.  You'll notice the safety patrol belt around Chalupa.  She was a kiddy kop (Peace Maker) in Monkey Doo.  Now... safety patrol.  Yours truly was a safety patrol Captain when I was in sixth grade at Stinkin' Lincoln.   I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, huh?

Monday, October 06, 2008


Sox Win!  Sox Win!  Sox Win!    Bring on the Tampa Bay!   Waaahhhhooo!  

Friday, October 03, 2008

This is the latest project

The beginnings of a dog kennel.  I should finish by tomorrow.  They say rain on Sunday, so I'd better finish.  

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Palin did much better than I thought she would, but she's a bit light in the pumps.  Biden was every bit a stuffed shirt as I imagined but he's much more loaded for bear than any shot-gun she'd carry into the field.  I like and respect her, but she's not ready for prime time.