Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ahh memories

The year: 1988
Location: The roof of my parent's woodshed
Participants: Myself, Neal Kloke (future star quarterback of the AHS football team), and my Fisher Price Kid-Korder tape recorder with microphone.

Picture this if you will: We are two 9 year old boys armed with a tape recorder. We're bored. What should we do? Idea! Take 2 yard waste garbage bags, and cut arm and leg holes in them. Then climb up to the roof, don the garbage bags as costumes, and hit 'record' on the tape recorder. Commence performing "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" as adapted for the california raisins commercial, complete with solos and choreography.

I'm so glad the woodshed was surrounded by trees.
I'm also glad I lost that tape.

A man, a yard, and a weedeater

I have discovered that a weedeater is no match for a forest. Once grass has grown longer than 1 foot it requires too much labor and should be handled with a flamethrower. My wife suggested the chainsaw, which I'm sort of considering. I'm not sure if I would feel really lame taking a chainsaw to tall grass and weeds.
I wonder if anyone is selling a machete on craigslist...

A birthday in the family

Do you think we're the first parents ever to try to teach their child how to blow out a candle by sticking one in a potato?
Enter the tradition of the first birthday potato.