Friday, February 29, 2008

Old South Valentine


Yea for me.

I got to cash in my Valentine's Day present this week.

A beautifully romantic evening in a very old house!!!

It was at the Monmouth Plantation in Natchez, MS on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.

We had a very cool room in the main house and got to spend some incredible time in a bed that was made in the 1700's.

And yes, it did creak a bit!!!

This place was amazing. 26 sculptured acres of gardens and walking paths. Fountains and ponds. Ducks. Heck, you name it and it was right there.

We ate dinner on the grounds in a fancy-smancy dining room and the food was wonderful.

Let's see - Roasted Red Pepper and Crawfish Bisque followed by a nice salad and then a filet mignon with a Marchand De Vin Sauce with some smashed potatoes and sugar snap beans all followed up with a wonderfully sinful bowl of banana's foster.

Made you hungry, didn't I?

But the most delicious thing was my Beautiful and Wonderful Wife. Wow, did she knock my socks off! You should have seen her............she was a vision of love-li-ness!!!

And delicious as well............

Oh My God!!!

But this isn't that kind of blog - this is a lovey-dovey blog and I can honestly tell you that loving her is the defining event in my life.

We can all identify or define ourselves however we choose - and I choose her!

She is the most beautiful, kind, amazingly sexy woman in the entire world. And at the end of each day I get to go home with her.

And you know what that makes me?

Yep - the luckiest boy in the WORLD!!!

I hope everyone's week was as amazing as mine was. But if not, there's always next week!!!


Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Flu's a Bitch

Pray you do not get the flu.

Poor Hannah Grace, my beautiful, vivacious and smart senior in high school has been so damned sick. 5 days in the bed with another week of recovery ahead of her.

Don't want none of that stuff.

My secretary's daughter had it as well and she was the exact same way. Pitiful.

So how is it that the flu shots that were given out this year had none of the flu that is going around in them?

Is this some kind of medical community consipracy?

Think about it. $115 for a doctors visit and they can't do anything for you except write you a script for some TamiFlu that will cost you $50 WITH INSURANCE. I have no idea what it would cost without it.

But it really doesn't work. By the time you're that sick and go to the doctor, the anti-viral medicine is too late because you've already got it.

I've got a friend that is an emergency room doc and he takes it twice a day and has for a month and he hasn't gotten it yet and he is swearing that he sees 40-50 people a day with it!

Worst year for the flu in decades and once again, Mississippi leads the nation in something stupid - death of children due to flu and complications.

Ain't we proud.

So hug your babies, get down on your knees and ask God to spare you and yours.

I sure am.


Monday, February 18, 2008

Sock Hoppin'

I got to escort the most adorable chick to a real live 1950's sock hop on Saturday night. Yep, I was T H E M A N!

And I will be until she's a teenager - then I'll just be another asshole trying to keep her down.

But I'll enjoy it while I can.

There must have been about 60 people sock hopping.

You may be able to tell from the picture above that we were sock hoppin' since we were seated in a spiffy 1957 Chevy.

Plus (if that isn't enough of a hint), she's wearing a bitchin' poodle skirt and me and my white t-shirt and motorcycle boots and jacket complete the picture!

We did the Hokey-Pokey, the Bunny Hop and several other things that I still can't believe we did. But it was much fun and a good time was had by all.

Then it was back home to flu central where the other child has had a huge fever for 4 days now. I finally got her to the doctor yesterday and yep, she's got the flu.

Like we couldn't tell.................

Got some Tamiflu - for all the good that will do her.

I'm sure we'll all come down with it eventually - but it is that time of the year!

I went a-cowboy shootin' earlier on Saturday and even though it was wet and cold, it was a very good day.


Because nobody got shot!

That's how you can tell if it's a good day at the cowboy range. It's always black and white when you've got firearms blazin'.

So here's hoping eveyone's President Day or whatever stupid holiday this is goes well.

Mine's the bomb.

No particular reason except I'm just happy to be alive.

I wish you and yours well.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Got My Ass Kicked!

Yep, I'm the most romantic man alive.

I'm sensitive.

I'm attuned.

I'm all about showering the best lady in the world with gifts and stuff.

I mean, I love her more than I love breathing................

And she kicked my candy ass all over the place on Valentine's Day.

Oh how could this happen???

I'll tell you how - I had the perfect Valentine's Day picked out and had it all set up and then something came up that made me think twice about it. Something that I felt I needed to do more than that. Then there is the whole "I've got to be more responsible this year and save our money to buy a new house" and other assortedly random thought-pattern bullshit.

So basically, I froze.

I simply choked and was obliderated by a much better contestant.

She tanned my ass so hard that I couldn't sit down yesterday.

She presented me with a trip to a fabulous, luxury plantation bed and breakfast trip for later this month. Just me and her and a few magnoia trees and a, well, that's as far as I'm going here.....

Anyway, my wife, my lover, my best friend, my reason for living happens to be the coolest and most wonderful lady in the entire world.

So even though I lost the Valentine's Day battle for 2008 - I still count it as a victory for me!


Monday, February 11, 2008

Grammys and Other Assorted Life Lessons

Had another full weekend of house hunting.

It's getting to the point where I don't want to see a-n-y-m-o-r-e-h-o-u-s-e-s!

We finally narrowed it down to two brand new ones - and lo and behold, we both liked opposite houses.

I guess that's how it goes.

But since we really can't worry too much about it until we sell ours, I think we'll just cool it down for a while.

We do have a possible trade for ours so that may take the decision out of our hands for the time being.

But other than that, I had both of my children over for dinner last night with their significant others, and of course, THE GRANDBABY!

It's fun to play with the Grandbaby!

He's all cheeks and sugar right now and he was wide awake and having a ball. Which of course means we was just sitting there making faces and staring at lights and sounds. But it was fun anyway!

And for some reason, the entire house was intently watching the Grammy's. I don't recall ever watching these things that closely but it was a good show for family entertainment.

I especially loved the part where Vince Gill won some kind of award for a country album and he was given the award by Ringo Star. He got to the mircophone and said, "Wow, I just got an award from a Beatle". Then he turned to Kanye West and said, "Kanye, have you ever had that happen?" and the room busted out in laughter.

For those of you that don't know - this Kanye guy thinks he should win every award and is kind of an asshole about it when he doesn't. Anyway - that was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time on those stupid awards shows.

In other news, I was happy to host a gaggle of my dear readers at my house for a late, late, late night celebration on Friday.

Damn girls drained a half gallon of vodka and spend the evening doing the bunny dance. But it was much fun to watch!

I hope everyone's life is as good as mine is - and if not, don't forget that Thursday is Valentine's Day where you can always start over and make it right!!!

I love my wife, I love my life, I love my children, I love her children and I love, love, love that grandson.

So get you some today.


Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Finally, I have figured out how to get the damned pictures out of my bazillion dollar camera - even though I somehow screwed them up in the photo editor thing. It may take me a while to become comfortable with this here new-fangled technology.

Anyway, let me please introduce you to my grandson Andrew Thomas Burnett who has the pleasure of being held by the most wonderful woman in the world. The girl that makes my blood burn with the fever for the flavor of a..........oh nevermind.

Let me rephrase: How do you like my grandson being held by my most wonderful wife?

And just in case you want a better shot of my wonderful wife's boobies - here's another one!!!

The kid is pretty cool. We got to babysit last Friday night - and I do mean all night - so my daughter and her husband could go to a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. He was very sweet and only fussed when you changed his diaper.
At this age, all they really do is eat and sleep and poop - so it wasn't that big of a deal.
And I didn't hyperventhilate even once!!!