Monday, August 25, 2008

Higgins Lake 2008 ("Bring the kids. It will be fun")

It started on Sunday morning...

Car loaded up & the kids ready to go.

We stopped at Tony's for breakfast. ummmm bacon!

Can you handle all that food, Jamie? :)

Andrew made his signature coffee cream pyramid.

We showed up around 2 or 3 PM and Craig arrived about 5 minutes later. He started a fire around 4 PM. :-)

Monday, we all got our shoot on. :)

Later on that day, Glen & Ali arrived. Glen burnt off his eyebrows starting a fire about 3 or 4 hours after arriving. His chainsaw provided plenty of fire wood with Jamie's
help dragging logs from the woods.

The gang enjoying some grub.

Guitar Hero was a staple for the kids.

We had some fun times by the fire at night.

Craig taught Jamie many lessons.

Andrew had many philosophical discussions about guitars and video games.

All in all we had a good time. Thursday night we went to the bar for comedy night and saw 2 comics that were very funny. I got very drunk. The only thing that sucked about the whole vacation is the fact that the entire vacation my shoulder was killing me. My back was good though. Jamie did lots of kayaking in the lake (thanks Ali & Glen). Glen's dad came up for a few days and we played some softball which was fun except for the fact that I can't catch a fly ball. Ali was quite the outfielder though. Glen's dad was the long ball hitter of the day and I ended up being the pitcher for most of the outing. It rained 2 days lightly but the weather was nice other than that. That about covers it. I think I need to take another vacation to have a vacation from this one. :)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Guess what time it is?

Its meat thirty!

16 pounds of Delmonicos. Oh yeah!

Friday, August 08, 2008

My sister

LOL! My sister met Jimmy Fallon

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Preparing for "chiggins" lake

Made a stop at Target tonight. Got some things for the trip this week. Many community items.


Barrel of dried fruit & Barrel of Roasted cashews

Large bag of swedish fish. Bite size style too! Not the giant stupid ones.

2 Boxes of wine. Tour de Franzia

Jug O' Heaven Hill Rum. This has become a chiggins staple.

Brand spanking new, yellow, Malibu official frisbee 110 gram flying disk

2 six packs of Clif Bars.

Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

Not pictured - 2 pairs of cargo shorts. New polo style shirt that is green and white striped. Aqua shoes (yes!). 2 six packs of much needed (Jason style) socks. New sandals for the kids, and a plethora of orange tic tacs and mentos for the drive. Also, the new Rock Band with 20 new songs and the '80's Sing Star karaoke game. I have a feeling that we will have to pry the mic out of Glen's hands. :)

I volunteered (groan!) to go into work tomorrow and work for about 3 to 4 hours. I didn't want to, but if I didn't we would have lost about $3500. I figured I would be the martyr and go in and get the job done.

Tomorrow, I need to get 2 more things for the trip. Insane amounts of steaks and a 30 pack of Ice House. Yeah, Baby, we are rollin'

Tomato Worms

OK, so I have tomato worms.. These things are nasty. Where do they even come from? They give me the Heebee Jeebees. ewwwww!

This the the back of it with some weird horn thing sticking out.

You can't really judge from the picture but the thing was 4 inches long!

Here it is crapping out green balls that looked like mini tomatoes. I guess it crapped these out due to the trauma of being pulled of the tomato plants (not by my hands. I will not touch them).

Anyway, I haven't seen anymore..

/knocks on wood

Oxygen Tanks

Here are some pics of oxygen and nitrous oxide tanks from my work. I just decided to post them for the hell of it. You don't usually see stuff like this everyday. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Highland Appliance

OMG LOL!!!!!