No need to adjust your computer/phone screens, you are seeing what you think you are seeing- I'm actually posting on my blog! I hate that it's been so long. I've missed y'all. I could bore you with the details to explain my absence, but I won't. The "Cliffs Notes" version is that a lot has been going on at work and in my personal life, so blogging has taken a backseat. I hope to be back to posting on a
regular semi-regular basis now!
I thought I would catch y'all up with a Thursday 13:
13 things I've been doing since I last blogged
(which was in August. Sheesh- where did September go??!)
1. I hung out with Al Capone. Okay, not really (duh-he's dead), but some friends and I went on vacation to Memphis and made a detour through Hot Springs, Arkansas where we visited the Gangster Museum of America. This is really a must see if you visit Hot Springs, it was so interesting! After the tour, we even got to hold a replica of Al Capone's gun (that sucker was heavy, I'm used to a Glock 19 myself). ;)
|Chillin' with Al Capone|
|Say hello to my little friend...|
|More of our Hot Springs adventures (we got there late in the day so we only had time to tour a bath house and the gangster museum).|
|I loved that Elvis had a pink Cadillac. I wonder if he sold Mary Kay?? :)|
|What can I say? I'm a rebel (and don't follow orders well). :)|
4. I learned how to make a guitar. Well, I took a tour at the Gibson Guitar Factory in Memphis and I know the process they follow. It takes three weeks just to make one guitar. We couldn't take pictures inside on the actual tour, only in the lobby and in the gift shop.
|My group looking awesome wearing the safety glasses required for the tour. I really liked that blue guitar so I snapped a picture of it. It cost about six grand so I decided NOT to buy it. :)|
6. I successfully completed a project I discovered on Pinterest. My nephew's fiancee is a first year teacher and I made this little "survival kit" for her. To see details on how to make it, click here for the Pinterest link. BTW, I mailed it to her and she loved it. :)
|Teacher Survival Kit|
8. I tried not to sink into a deep depression after the Rangers lost the AL West title. They still have a chance of being a wild card team if they can win tomorrow, but honestly, they've been playing like crap. I'm not getting my hopes up too high, BUT REGARDLESS, I still love my guys. Some of them a little more than others. We've been spoiled the past two years. I know they can't make the postseason EVERY year. I'm still a little sad though.
|Remembering the good times with the Rangers this year...|
|Friday Night Lights.|
|Aunt Rachel's star athlete!|
|A view from our seats and hanging out with my friend Michael before the game!|
|My buddy Brian flew down from New York for the game (although I think he really flew down here because I lost a bet and owed him a steak dinner- which I paid for). Regardless of the terrible outcome of the game, we still had a good visit- it was fun!|
|My Facebook status after the game. Yes, I am fully aware that I am a nerd. :)|
|Vampire Ranger fans|
|Poster for the new movie: Night of the Living Dead Ranger Fans|