Friday, March 26, 2010

There is A God.

... and this is proof that he loves us.. Lol. Fired up the smoker and slow-roasted some Baby back racks of ribs! If any one out there is an avid BBQ'er you should give me a call, we have something in common and we need to cook some shit up!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

550th POST!!!

I wanted to let you all know that I am starting a fundraiser. I am raising money to plant a tree for my friend Misty Cortez. Here is my story.

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As I rode in the back seat of my parents’ car one wintery afternoon on highway 61 in White Bear Lake, we came across the scene of a horrendous accident. Crushed metal, glass, and emergency vehicles were everywhere. One particular thing stood out to me amidst the chaos – a small yellow object lying motionless on the ground. When we got close enough for me to make out what that object was I froze. It was a young girl that couldn’t have been any older than me lying lifeless on the icy road. I shuddered and returned to my gaze frontward. Little did I know at the time that the scene I had just witnessed would stay with me forever.

The following day I resumed my normal activities – until I walked into my third grade classroom. The first thing I noticed was that one of the girls that sat at my table was missing. Right after the teacher called the class to order she announced that Misty Cortez had been in a car accident and killed. My parents later informed me that the car accident we saw on highway 61 was the one that had killed Misty.

In an effort to keep her memory alive my elementary school planted a tree. We had a ceremony the day we planted the tree in her honor and everyday after that we’d see that tree and remember why we planted it.

Many years passed by and one day I noticed that the tree was no longer there. I do not know why it was gone but it was and, once again, I remembered Misty.

It saddens me that her memory was swept away under the rug, forgotten as easy as yesterday’s trash. She deserves to be remembered, as everyone does. We all get a chance to make a name for ourselves and be remembered in various ways. Misty never got that chance. I want to give her that chance to have a long prosperous life as a part of nature. Blessing our lives with oxygen and completing the circle of life. We still need her, as she needs us to keep her alive. I am just the vessel that her memory lives on in. I want to pass that on to you.

Together we can make a difference in anyone’s life. All we have to do is reach out. Even a little will go a long way. Help me keep Misty’s memory alive – for Misty, her family, and for others that have passed on.

Time To Fire Up The Smoker!

Oh spring is here! I can't wait to taste some sweet juicy ribs on my tongue!!! Ahhhh! Tomorrow is too far away I tell you!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Map Spot!

I can finally put this dot on the map! Saweet!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Belgium Brewery.

This was the culmination of the Denver trip to me. It was amazing to see my cousin again, it was fun hanging out with the crew, and I liked the Coors brewery... but this place is absolutely amazing. The brewery is so friendly to the tours, environmentally friendly, the beer is fantastic, and I just plain want to work there! If you have never been, I totally recommend it!


I effin love these tacos!!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

I Rode the Bull!

And totally bailed it! Denver rules!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiss Me I'm Irish!

What a way to celebrate spring every year! Kisses and beer! What more could you want from a festive day? I don't think any others hold such a splendor.... nope.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blast From the Past.

I give these an A. They totally remind me of my grandmothers. Close my eyes and there she was...

Saturday, March 6, 2010


This was the window display in London. Visual Merchandising is a dying breed...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Side Note.

I found out today that Bugs Bunny is jewish. I find that odd because he is a cartoon.... Think about that.