Random Acts of Shifeness

  • A guy I have known for more than 25 years is one of my oldest friends, but it dawned on me the other day that on paper you would not think that was the case. He graduated from the university that is my alma mater's bitter rival, he does not drink, we like sports but none of the same teams, and I just found out he does not like one of my favorite movies. But he is the yin to my yang or I am the yin to his yang. So I don't know what makes it work but it does.
  • I have a warped sense of humor.
  • Example #1: Heard this on a podcast ... What is the name of the condition of a person with six fingers on both hands and six toes on both feet? Unfortunate.
  • Example #2: From the TV show "Parks & Recreation" about the death of a mini-horse named Lil' Sebastian ... “When I walked in this morning I saw that the flag was at half mast, I though, ‘All right, another bureaucrat ate it!’ And then I saw it was Lil’ Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.”
  • I have noticed lately that they are marketing deodorants that provide protection up to 72 hours. So have dudes evolved so much that are stench is just too powerful for ordinary deodorant?
  • About 2 weeks ago Kyle watched "Cars" for the first time. Guess how many times he has seen it since then? The little dude loves that movie.
  • So I mentioned horse herpes on this blog a few weeks ago. Well the outbreak is so bad that in Utah participants at a county rodeo queen contest had to perform their routines on stick ponies.
  • And today is a bittersweet day for the Shifley family. We had to say goodbye to Quincy dog a year ago. We still miss him a lot, and it was hard letting him go but it was for the best since he had gotten so ill. Hope you are enjoying laying in the sun wherever you are Captain Furry Pants.

I always liked this picture of the two boys, and now I like to think that Quincy is still looking out for us.


  1. I too have a friend that's been around for 25 years. I think we have a little more in common, but there's no way I could have looked at him in second grade and realize we'd still be friends today.
    Colin was mesmerized by Cars as well. Honestly, just about any Pixar movie will captivate him

  2. Absolutely love the picture of Kyle and Quincy. The old eyes filled up when I saw it. I can't believe it's been a year since Quincy died. It's hard losing a best doggy mate and we never forget.

  3. Has it been a year already? Man, time flies. Oh, and I thought this was a 'family' blog. Stop talking about your yang ;-)

  4. if there is a god, his worst punishment to us humans was giving dogs such a short lifespan. if i was in charge of this nuthouse planet dogs and people would have the same lifespan.

  5. Unfortunate, LOL!
    His family went broke trying to keep him in special shoes and gloves.
    But, boy could he hitchhike!

  6. Glad to see you back!! Cool your friendship makes it work, that means definitely a true friendship for sure.

    The horse thing ya that made me laugh haha.

  7. What a great pic! It doesn't seem like a year. I'm not sure a house is a home without a good dog. Captain Furry Pants was really someone special.
    Any friend who endures for 25 years is there because it was meant to be.
    A rare find Shife!

  8. I don't like saying I've known people 25 years. Because I feel like I should still be only about 23.

  9. I got a new girl who is the yin to my yang. Or the yin on my yang. Or my yang is always in her yin. Not sure how that goes . . .

    That's quite the double chin on that dog! I'd play with it all day.

    Be cool, and don't get the horse herpes.

  10. I'll have a beer for Quincy.

  11. Qunicy may not be here with us but he will never be forgotten.

    How do horses get herpes anyway? French kissing with Pamela Anderson? Gross.

  12. BTW, get used to watching "Cars" over and over and over. My son has watched it 2,317 times...and counting.


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