Friday, July 25, 2014

So This Is Happening ...

The back cover is still getting tweaked but all the files have been formatted so I'm getting really close to publishing my book.
I haven't set a firm date yet but thinking mid-September because I'm going to have a book giveaway/contest for 4 weeks leading up to the release date.
One lucky winner per week will get an autographed copy of my book and also autographed white thong underwear. Both the book and underwear will be new in case you were wondering.
So what do you think?

Have a great weekend.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Week That Was

Sunday - Tank was smelling like burnt butt hair and shedding like crazy so we took him in for a grooming session at Petsmart. He's usually pretty excited to see me when I come pick up because he's been down there for about 4 hours but on this day he was especially glad to see my face. It was a nice boost to the ego but then when I saw his report card I knew why he was glad to get out of there:

Can you see why?
Tank's not a big fan of getting his anal glands did.
I can't think of too many people that enjoy it.
Normally I don't sign him up for the butt squeeze but it's included with the Furminator package so I spent some time on Sunday apologizing to Tank Tank.
He finally accepted my expression of regret with an offering of shredded cheese.
That dog loves cheese.
Probably will help fill those glands back up.
How's that for painting a picture?

Sunday - Kyle and I went to an air show. We had a good time. A little warm but all in all it was fun. We got to go inside the cockpit of a B-29 Flying Fortress and Fifi (name of the plane) is the only one in the world that is still airworthy. I got a nice picture of Kyle standing next to it but then some dude wearing a Boise State shirt went and ruined the background. Going to have to crop him out.

Monday - Weekend is over and sometimes it just feels like an accomplishment if you survive Monday. Well I did and concluded it by watching the finale of "24." I wish I could say it was a nice way to end the evening.

Tuesday - I went to Jamba Juice to pick up a snack while I was at work. I got talked into the Kale-ribbean Breeze and it looked like shit. Seriously a big pile of green baby poop scooped into a cup but if you got past the appearance it was not too shabby. Well since kale was one of the main ingredients I got a little paranoid that I was going to have kale in my teeth or on my lips. I mentioned this to one of of my co-workers by saying "I hope I don't have kale all over my face." She started laughing and then I did too because it dawned on me that we work with a guy named Cale so that phrase takes on a whole different meaning.

Wednesday - I took the kiddos bowling and Kyle broke triple digits for the first time.

Thursday - It's been a long time since I talked about this but my book should be done by the end of the month. Some miscommunication and other problems occurred during the first efforts so I had to reach out to a new formatter and designer. The formatting is supposed to be done tonight and the cover hopefully wrapped up by this weekend. Once it's done I can start sharing more details about the release date and other goodies.

Friday - Going to the movies with Kyle Bunga to see Planes 2 with Kyle Bunga. I just hope it's better than the first one.

Here's a bonus pic. I was messing around with my camera while the kids were having fun at a giant play land and that little blur going down the slide is Kyle. Isn't it amazing how he can pull himself right back up? =)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, July 11, 2014

To Wash Or Not To Wash Is The Question

Here's something I never thought I would write on my blog: I had a kickball game last night.
There's a kickball league that my co-workers play in and they needed a dude so I volunteered.
It was actually a lot of fun especially since I haven't played since I was probably in high school.
So where am I going with this?
Well after the game ended I had some time to kill because Mrs. Shife was hosting a doTerra party at our house. If you are unfamiliar with doTerra here's a link to become enlightened. You're welcome.
I ended up going to the mall to meet a new friend.
She posted an interesting ad on Craigslist.
She seems normal, right?
OK I lied.
I went to the mall to get a new hat. And a new shirt. I really liked the shirt. Here it is:

What do you think?
I guess World Cup fever got to me and I wanted a shirt of Bob Marley playing soccer.
Sorry I couldn't include my head and arms.
I'm just extremely private.
Ooops how rude of me. I suppose you might want to see a picture of my new hat too.
Here it is:

What do you think?
It's just hard to find a good feathered, horse hat these days.
On with the story.
Eventually I killed enough time to come home after Mrs. Shife's party was over.
I knew I wanted to wear my new shirt to work but I knew it was too late to start a load of laundry so I was faced with a dilemma.
Not as much of a dilemma as that girl in the Craigslist ad must contend with when she goes down the bread aisle at a grocery store.
Should I wear my shirt without washing it?
I'm sure there are plenty of sanitary reasons why I should but I threw caution to the wind and wore it to work without washing it.
Scandalous, right?
Probably going to ruin my chances of running for public office.
I guess if I develop an awesome rash I will not need to hire a detective to solve that mystery.
So is this a guy thing or do ladies wear newly-purchased clothes without washing them first?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a good 4th of July. Here's a picture of the kiddos with a friend of ours while I was lighting off some of our fireworks. Hayden might have been a little surprised at the noise or she was hoping to unhear that her daddy used to be Mrs. Epsteen.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.