Monday, May 30, 2011

Mugshot Monday

Once again we bring you St. Pete's criminal element too stupid to get away with whatever they were doing. Drugs, battery/assault and intoxication seem to be the prevalent offenses. These pictures are posted in the St. Petersburg Times and I provide this for your amusement and security.


Why you puttin' on that glove?  Where you puttin' that glove?


...And then I touched this wire."


Coordinated hair and tats is so in.


I shamelessly stole this from Facebook.  I love this, if it's true.  And if it's not true, it's still funny.

Another great hair day shot.


Sick, psychotic or mange?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Flashback Friday

2004 was the summer I put 7000 miles on my bike. Trips to Wisconsin, Utah, South Dakota and Arkansas. My butt ached at the end of summer but it was sure fun. These pics are from the first trip, to Boscobel, Wisconsin. I went with my old riding buddy Stewart and the event was a VROC Kawasaki Rally. Nice riding and lots of unique people.


Pick Foster joined us halfway up.  His bike is really really neat, with neat lighting and safety features.


Stewart taking another picture of his empty beer glass.


Some of the late-night partying at the motel. 


Linda or was it Vicki from Minnesota and Beercan.

The last trip of summer was a national VROC get-together in Eureka Springs, Arkansas which was in September or October.  By this time my enthusiasm was waning a bit and I even had a little mechanical problem on the way back, so I was glad to be done riding for a while.  All in all it was fun, but riding alone isn't as much fun as riding with others.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sights From The Park


Couldn't quite figure this out, but as you will see in a follow-up pic below, it's was a rather unique sight.


Two guys practicing fencing or Dungeons and Dragons techniques. 


A blues festival was occupying half of our park and these boats were parked to listen to the jazz and not have to pay entrance fee.


Good day for fishing.


It was a tug towing a barge with tanks.


Apparently the ethnic trend to wear jeans below your cheeks pertains to swimwear as well.


Strange thing to have on your vehicle.  Seems like you knock yourself as well as your family with such a statement.


Not a very good image but it sure looked like 2 crabs doing the deed.  Well, it's spring. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

This dapper fellow was feeding along the beach area off the Vinoy and in the first two pictures was actually eating a crab.









Monday, May 23, 2011

Mugshot Monday

Once again we bring you St. Pete's criminal element too stupid to get away with whatever they were doing. Drugs, battery/assault and intoxication seem to be the prevalent offenses. These pictures are posted in the St. Petersburg Times and I provide this for your amusement and security.



Do her Walking Dead impression.


Yeah? Well, you should see the other person.


"Who dat?"


This guy needs to go to Hollywood and play Moses or John Brown.


Hey, Buddy, you've got a couple...uh..thingys out of place.


And the guy hit me and just kept it up...no more MMA for me!


Attractive forehead tattoo.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flashback Friday


Birthday party for Mark and I.  Grandparents Dick and Mona came up from Quincy for the celebration.  Herb and Phil in center and right. 


I cleaned the pond pump filter when Nancy was in Indianapolis working.  I was very proud of my accomplishments.


Michael and I about to go cruising. 


Brendan slaying dragons.


Brendan and Michael sleeping on the couch.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kenzie's Baby Shower


The hosts who helped provide for a fun afternoon.






Apparently concessions must be made in the name of love. 





I wasn't there but scanned these pictures.  Looks like fun, but where's the beer for the guests?  Cake, that's it?  Why not have the guys plan these things, then we'd get the grill out, and really have fun.  Thanks for the hosts and thanks to those who contributed to the cause.  Nancy and Mackenzie had fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Odds & Ends

1. Odd

This "odd" was a winner at the Farmer's Market last weekend.  I love Bloody Mary's and so the sign which read "Absolutely Without A Doubt The Best Bloody Mary Mix Ever" sucked me right in.  OK, so for $9.00 I could get a 24 oz bottle of apparently pretty good stuff. 

On the back of the bottle was a notation "Historical Notes":

Research indicates that the origin of the Bloody Mary Cocktail is uncertain.  One claim is by bartender Ferdinand "Pete" Petiot at Harry's New York Bar in Paris during the "Roaring Twenties" (only vodka and tomato juice).

In the "Thirties" comedian George Jessel claimed to have invented the cocktail to clear his head after a night of drinking (again, only vodka and tomato juice equal parts). However, also during the "Thirties" Annalida experimented with various additional ingredients in her Brooklyn kitchen with encouragement from her new husband Norcott D'Esterre.  Legend says neighborhood friends would eagerly congregate at the front steps of their brownstone home when rumor spread she was concocting a "Bloody Mary Batch"...and that everyone departed with a wide grin on their face.  Regardless of who invented the "Bloody Mary Cocktail"...we proudly carry on Annalida's spirited tradition believing that our concoction is the best available today!  Try it mixing 1 part vodka & 3-4 parts "Bloody Mary Mix" depending on desired intensity of flavor.  Finish by adding your favorite garnishes. 

Upon first tasting you will probably say to yourself or those present..."Absolutely Without A  Doubt the Best Bloody Mary Mix Ever!"  or at least be wearing a wide grin!

Keep Refrigerated 

 They fix this stuff fresh and I was told it had to be drunk within 2 weeks.  Well, I bought a bottle (Brendan was going to buy it for me and I didn't want him to spend his money) and I can say without reservation, that Annalida's is Absolutely Without A  Doubt the Best Bloody Mary Mix Ever! 


2.  End



This "end" was taken last week at the beach. As you can see this lady is exercising with nothing much more than a string and a backpack.  As always click to enlarge the pic.
Fascinating and frightening at the same time. 




And King Kong Thong makes another appearance this past weekend at Sunset Beach.  He first appeared on this blog last Tuesday and dang if he wasn't trolling the beach again this past weekend. This is what we discovered by his second walk along the beach:
  • He is a regular (yuck)
  • He has more than one thong - Red and Black (yuck)
  • He has little shame or embarrassment parading on a family beach (gross)





3.  Odd

This guy was sunning himself in the warm Spring sunshine.  It's up to the 80's here now so lizards and mostly nude women come out to soak it all in.

4.  End


Sign down here in Florida for a bait shop.  This was taken by Rayenne Harrison, my old neighbor in G-Burg, who came down for Spring Break.

4. Odd


Speaking of Master Bait & Tackle, this for some reason always cracks me up when I drive by.  Yes, inside me is a 12 year old wanting out.  "Cho Dong Ba"...cracks me up.


5. Odd


This is a lamp we saw in an antique store down here.  It may be the most hideous thing I've seen, except for my Madonna in a Clam Shell light.

6.  End (Of Our Civilization's Innocence)


Nuclear blast over New Mexico.


French nuclear detonation in the Pacific.

French hydrogen blas
It's not often we see or nuclear birth in color, but I found two non-colorized pictures of a nuclear blasts.  Instead of the usual black-and-white we see vivid colors of destruction.