Tuesday, December 23, 2008
When I was in Middle school, Graves County went to the Sweet 16 in basketball at Lexington. That also happened to be the same week that Kentucky played North Carolina. We went shopping at the mall to kill time and everything North Carolina was on sale. I begged my dad to get me a North Carolina Starter Jacket. (You remember the big puffy jackets with the teams logo on the back) He debated it for a long time and finally broke down. He said "If I buy this for you, you have to walk ten steps ahead of me at all times while we are on this trip!"
Maybe this is why I despise Kentucky! Local Paper and News report trouncing of Tennessee State, torches Appalachian State, and Crushing of Lamar.I realize that teams schedule these teams for a better record and to get better during the season but the media using words like trouncing, torching, and crushing just make me mad. Here is an example: I have a word for all of you Kentucky fans that might make you mad: Laettner
Monday, December 15, 2008
My best friend, Terra, parents own the German Roasted Nuts in the mall. They are greatest people and work very hard. I help them out at Christmas time and sell nuts. You should hear some of the jokes as people walk by! I love doing this because it is one way to see people I haven't seen in a while and I get to munch on some nuts every once in a while.
I also worked at Enegy Fitness this weekend. Saturday and Sunday are pretty much laid back there but just getting ready for the next week is a struggle when you don't have a lazy Sunday afternoon to kick back and watch some football. I usually get off around 7:30, so by the time I get home and eat it is usually time to go to bed.
I know that I have been working a lot. I'm the type person that can run on 5 hours of sleep and be fine all day. But the older I get I think that I'm needing more sleep. I wake up tired in the morning but my 8 or so I'm kicking it into high gear. Lauren and I can always use the extra but I miss spending time with her and Cosmo. Also working all the time I don't get to eat much. I've been trying to loose weight and I've lost right around 15 lbs.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I have a new nephew. Emery Cole (E.C.) Garton. When Heather told me that she was going to call him E.C. I started to cry because my initials are E.C.W. He is the cutest little booger. Jump on over to Heathers Blog here to see some of his cute Halloween costumes.
Things haven't been so busy lately at the office though. I don't know if everyone is hanging on to their money or what but if you know anyone who need some architectural work send them over. We have had some work but it came to a screeching halt all of a sudden.
I really miss Terra and Nick. They moved to Murray and we don't get to see them as often. They were really the link between a lot of us. Nick and I talk on the phone but that has really phased off. He is on the road all the time with his new job. He is very busy and Lauren and I are so proud of him. Terra also has a new job with America's Mattress in Murry. They are opening a new store in Paducah shortly and hopefully we will get to see them more. We need to plan a trip to Murray to go out with them.
I also miss one of the best brother in laws in the world, David Wesley. He has been gone now for about 3 months. Big David has bought him a plane ticket home for Thanksgiving so I get to see him then.
Debbie and Jeff are coming in this weekend. Haven't seen them in a while either. We usually make several trips to St. Louis to see them but we with gas at $4.00 a gallon and being as busy as Lauren and I are it has just be unimaginable.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Growing up Jay Heath and I were best friends. Earlier this year he had a beautiful Baby boy named Kash Morgan Heath. He was born with a little heart problem and had to make a special trip to Louisville. Thank the good lord every went well with surgery.
Kash is the poster child for this years heart walk. That is why I want to raise as much money as I can for the American Heart Association. This morning Jenna, Emily and Kash were at Murry State talking with the Students and Faculity about the walk. If you, your school, business or church has a team to walk in the Heart Walk Sept. 13 come on out. If you don't have a team come on out you can join mine!! To give to the American Heart Association you can give by my page:
American Heart Association
Kash even got pictures with Dr. Randy Dunn (President of Murray State University) Isn't he just COOL?
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This is a Guitar Hero Tournament for High School aged and up to be held at the Riverfront Stage in beautiful downtown
Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women; help us raise money for the American Heart Association to create awareness and save lives! This is being sponsored by both the Rotaract of Paducah and the 20/30 Group of
If you would like to give towards my teams donation on the American Heart Association website you can give here or
Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Lauren and I have joined Rotaract. We wanted something to get involved in a club. Rotaract is a club for 18-30 year olds that is sponsored by the Rotary Club of
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
You can help me reach my goal by making a donation online. Click on the link below and you will be taken to my personal donation page where you can make a secure online credit card donation. The American Heart Association's online fundraising website has a minimum donation amount of $25.00. If you prefer to donate less, you can do so by sending a check directly to me.
Your donation will help fight our nations No. 1 and No. 3 killersheart disease and stroke. You are making a difference. Thank you for your support.
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support American Heart Association - McCracken County, KY
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Lauren is in law school (an unaccredited law school) and the dean told her that they were not going to file for accreditation again until the fall of 2009. Since the law school is unaccredited then if she graduates that means she can't take the bar. Unless she petitions the Kentucky Supreme Court which is a good chance they will say NO! So she is trying to apply to SIU Carbondale but then she would have to quit her job and loose her health insurance. Now with Crohns Disease it is not easy to get health insurance but if she gets it, it will be 400 to 500 dollars a month. But not only will she quit her job the first year of school would transfer, so that means two of her three years of the unaccredited law school would be down the gutter. All that time and money waisted.
We have also hung out with Nick, Terra and Todd here recently and playing "Sing Star" a karaoke game for Playstation 3. It is pretty cool. I have been getting very cocky here lately with it because I have been kicking everyone ones BUT!!! HAHA
Nanny Champion has the best fried chicken. We ate last night over there. We had turnip greens, mac and cheese, rolls, corn bread, pickles, and everything bad for you. Nick has a new job being a sales rep for Holland Grills. He has to do demos and tonight he has to practice for this coming up weekend and Grilling Boston But and Chicken. So we are happy we don't have to cook for two nights in a row. Well I don't have to. Lauren is making Potato salad.
I have also been hitting the gym here recently. I think that I'm a little stressed out from Lauren's Law School problems & Nick and Nanny's good food. Nick, Terra and Todd have been going with me on occasion and it is so much better when someone goes with me. See church has a magnificent Gym. It is the latest and greatest gym without the membership cost. They have several treadmills and elliptical machines plus all the free weights you could want.
Twice in the past two weeks Lauren has walked in on me watching Hanna Montana on ABC Saturday Mornings. A little embarrassing but darn it there is nothing else on. We only get about 20 channels. We are cheap and we don't watch TV much.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
This weekend is Memorial Day and we are headed out for several Bar-B-Qs. We are going to the lake and over to a couple of friends of ours. We have to bring pasta salad with us to a friend’s house. I have decided to make the old Wallace favorite: Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon with crab meat. Now I know that it is really not old but my sister turned me on to it. The first time I heard of it, I was like I'm not eating that. That sounds disgusting crab, ranch and bacon. I have now turned Lauren on to it and she likes it. However she still loves her Italian dressing and spiral noodles which is good also. I'm looking to kind of spice things up a little. I want to make some other kind of Pasta Salad. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Come out and Support Local Artist.
|Friday, May 23 5 PM - 10 PM|
|Saturday, May 24 10 AM - 10 PM|
|Sunday, May 25 11 AM - 4 PM|
6:00 - 8:00 PM Lew Jetton & 61 South
8:00 - 10:00 PM One Leg Up
2:00 - 4:00 PM One Leg Up
4:00 - 6:00 PM The Ivas John Band
6:00 - 8:00 PM Mary-Ann Brando Brandon & Fred James
8:00 - 10:00 PM Rockin Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters
Noon - 2:00 PM Robinella
2:00 - 4:00 PM ilist's DJ Urban KOBBB Band Brawl
LAUREN (she yells her name) Do you think I need a little curl before I go on this trip? I was just wondering. Charlotte said that she would give me one (starts whispering like Charlotte is in the next room but not) but she hasn't done it in a long time. And I don't want my hair to frizzy. (Regular voice)Well come over and give me a little curl if you think I need one.
I listen to it twice before Lauren gets home laughing the whole time and have to play it twice for her also. We immediately call Debbie and howl to her. Got to love family.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I'm sittng there at my desk and get a email from Anita. Isn't it wierd how we get emails from people we could walk 3 steps to and say hey? Anyway this is one of the many funny things i get from her. Check it out!
Wow! This video is incredible! It's a hike up El Chorro inSpain.Be prepared to feel a bit uneasy in some parts. Why? The concrete paths, once quite good, are now in serious disrepair. Yet the hiker moves on, from time to time, doing a balancing act as he places one foot in front of the other, navigating narrow railway-like ties, all that remain of some parts of the paths. And he makes a point of showing us the dizzying heights. One slip-up, and you would careen down thousands of metres, having time to think about your impending death.Apparently, El Chorro is oneof the most famous rock climbing areas inEurope. With more than 650 bolted climbing routes in an area accessible on foot, El Chorro is an 'El Dorado' for climbers (or a 'Whipsaw' for off-roaders).Because of its location in southernSpain, rock climbing is possible throughout the winter, though it can sometimes be cold and the paths snow-covered. The routes are mostly hard climbs, which is why El Chorro attracts rock climbers from the whole world.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Lauren and I participated in a walk for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America this weekend at the UT Martin Fitness Trail. We had a great turnout. Thank you for everyone who came. Nick, Terra, Teresa, Mom, Dad, and even 8 MONTH's Pregnant Kate. We had a good time and can't wait until next year. A big thank you to everyone who also donated. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lauren is so special in my life. She is my rock.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
As many of you know Lauren has Crohn's Disease. We are walking to raise money with a local man, Brent Hinson, at the UT-Martin Fitness Trail Saturday, May 3. Lauren was diagnosed with Crohn's about 10 years ago. Visit the website below to join our walk or donate if possible. You could give a small donation anything helps find a cure for this disease.
After Brent Hinson diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2000, he decided to funnel his energy into spreading awareness and raising funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. To support our efforts, or get involved yourself, visit the link above or call him at 270-366-6132. Please help me raise money for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, use the above link to donate. The website is secure, fast and easy to use. At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and receive email confirmation of your donation. Thanks in advance for your help.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Hill in St. Louis is a landmark in St. Louis history. The Hill is an Italian community. So Italian that they don't even put houses on the real estate market. They sell them by word of mouth. They also have more than 20 Italian restaurants. Of course Lauren and I frequent STL quite often and visit with Aunt Debbie. Those who know Aunt Debbie know her and Jeff love to run around the city and visit every single place in 24 hours. We love going to the hill and eating. Zia's the the place I love. The Chicken Spiedini Proscuitto is the best on the menu. White breast meat marinated, lightly dusted in breadcrumbs, basted in lemon butter and charbroiled. Topped with white wine, lemon butter sauce with proscuitto ham, slicedmushrooms and provel cheese. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. You think that something like this would be expensive but its not, $12. So if you ever in the STL and want to eat Italian don't go to Olive Garden or Macaroni Grill, Go to the hill and try our favorite place to eat.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Mayor Wallace doesn't sound like a Mayor's Name.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Today happens to be Valentine's Day. It is also the birthday of one of my best friends. Nick Weber is the one of the best guys in the world. He would be there at the drop of a hat if one of us called and needed him. Although we don't see each other as much as we use to, now that Terra and him and Laurn and I are married. Nick and I have been through a lot together. Vacations, watching UK games, car shows, L.I.T.'s and Nashvegas trips to Graham Central Station. We have moved furniture for everyone in Paducah, worked on trucks and cars together and have eaten the best Bar-B-Q in Memphis. I know that Valentine's Day is about Love, but a Valentine's Day can not go by without thinking of my best friend, Nicholas H. Weber.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
That's it. Now I know why people stare.
About a year and a half ago my friend Terra called and asked a favor from me . She said I need a Doctor. Well at this point I thought she was in pain and started freaking out. She calmed me down quickly saying she was alright. She works at WPSD TV and then explained that she needs someone to be in a commercial that she is going to shoot. She picked me to play a doctor. Can you believe that? She wants me to be a doctor. I agreed and shot the commercial the in the next couple of days. Terra said that it would probably air around a month and then eventually die out. Well it stayed on around a year and a half and finally died out. It aired around 6 times daily. Usually on first thing in the morning and around the time Dr. Phil was on.
So everywhere I go I'm asked "When did you start working at Sleep Source?" "Can I have your autograph?"
One day while my mother was at Church, a family friend asked my mom if I could come over and look at his sleep apnea machine. My mon died laughing and said "He does not work there! He just plays a doctor on TV."
Life is funny sometimes. Check out my commercials below.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
On Saturday we arrived at the
Anyway so I'm dancing the pee pee dance answering the phone with a backpack on my back. A man was walking into the restroom while I'm trying to block the door. I know he was thinking that i was a crazy nut. My father was on the phone and asked how I was and I responded quickly.
"I'm about to pee my pants, can I call you right back?
He responded just as quickly. "Well call me right back. I need to tell you something."
Now many things are running through my head while I'm running in to the bathroom. What is so important? Is something wrong with someone? Are my parents seriously mad that I did not call when we arrived at our hotel? Are they that anxious to hear about our trip? So anyway I get done and quickly call home.
I was very relieved when my sister answered the phone. I now knew why my father wanted me to talk with my sister. Well we chatted for a while and she said. "We came home to tell you that you were going to be an Uncle. We are about to go back to Dickson and Kyle and I came home to tell the family."
A tear of joy came to my eye. I'm so happy. I'm really happy for them.
"That’s great news." So everyone please pray for my sister as she is pregnant and Kyle as he is going to have many pains along with heather. I can see them laying on the couch, feet in each others hands and massaging each others aching feet.