Friday, September 28, 2018

Random Acts of Shifeness - 14 Years

  • Mrs. Shife and I celebrated our anniversary this week. 
  • Any guesses on how long it has been?
    Did the title of the blog post give it away? 
  • We celebrated 14 years of wedded bliss by going out to dinner and then kicking butt at a trivia contest. But not too much butt. Turd Ferguson (our team trivia name) took second place. 
  • It was a nice evening and I am glad we got to spend a few hours of quality time together. I also got a nice reminder that my Mom is still there looking after us. 
  • I thought I mentioned this previously on the blog but I guess I didn't. When my Mom passed away in 2008 it was the most painful experience I have ever dealt with. It was one of those times when you don't know how you are going to make it. But you do. One of the things that helped me was getting signs from my Mom letting me know that she was OK. 
  • One of those signs was seeing the number 424 randomly. 424 has significance because that's my birthday - 4/24. I started to notice this when I was watching a sporting event and if there was a timeout or a stoppage of play. The game would be paused and the game clock would read 4:24. At first, I thought it was just a coincidence but it has happened more often than not over the years that I know something else is going on. I have other examples as well but I don't need to make this story any longer. Anyway we wrapped up dinner to head over to trivia and I got the bill from the restaurant:

  • Again it could just be a coincidence but I like to believe in the power of the universe and my Mom. It was a nice surprise to see the Balance Due and those numbers on my wedding anniversary. 
  • And as promised here is that video featuring yours truly as a dinosaur and as a weirdo in a wig. Enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend and I will talk to you soon.

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Random Acts of Shifeness - I Am Sore or I Am Sorry

  • I got to check off another item on my bucket list as I quoted a part of a line from "The Big Lebowski" while I was interviewing someone who had applied for a job with my team.
  • "This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head."
  • Speaking of work, I guess I should fill you in on why I was wearing a dinosaur costume and a wig last week. We were making a silly video at work that focused on a dinosaur being our talent and since it was a fun video, I got to wear the wig because I am a weirdo. 
  • I will share the video with everyone as soon as I can. 
  • Here's a note Hayden wrote to her brother:
  • Were you able to decipher it? 
  • Hayden was trying to write "I am sorry for kicking you Kyle." 
  • I thought it could be interpreted another way and Hayden was saying "I am sore from kicking you Kyle." 
  • Kyle was a little upset that he was bald and only had 1 arm in the picture. 
  • My GIF to you: 

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon.

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

Friday, September 14, 2018

Work Week

I had an interesting week at work and instead of boring you with all of the details, I will just share a few photos. Then you can fire away with your questions because I have a feeling you might have one or two. Thanks for stopping by and I'm really looking forward to your comments this week.

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

Friday, September 07, 2018

Back to Blogging

Hello there, stranger. 
I took a few days off last week so I was in vacation mode and not blogging mode. 
I hope you weren't too concerned about my well-being. 
There wasn't nothing to worry about as I was off doing silly things like pitching my new chapstick flavor to the folks at "Shark Tank."
It didn't go well.
They didn't think there was a big market for clam chowder flavored lip balm.
I will show them.
In the meantime, I will show you what me and the family were up to while I was away. 

We attempted a family photo.

We attempted a Mr. Shife and the kids photo. 

Hayden discovered Instagram on my phone. 

I had a beer with Ms. Frizzle at 8:43 pm on August 23rd.
Frizzle and I are very specific about when we have a beer. 

We played at the river

We went to the fair. 

Hayden did her favorite ride. 

Kyle got trapped in a bubble.

I took a picture of twin benches.  

I bought some unsweetened ice tea. 

I got a good deal on avocados.
I think it was because they are really ripe.

Bought my friend a new shirt. 

How have you been?

Thanks for stopping by, have a good weekend and I will talk to you soon.

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