Our Princesses on Ice

Our family has been enjoying a bit of a break this week. Kim and the girls were on spring break from school this week and so I decided to take a week of vacation so we could all be together. Much of our time has been spent on sitting and talking, cleaning things in the house that don't normally get the attention, organizing, and most of all playing with the girls. Yesterday we purchased a gun safe to keep all our guns and ammo out of the reach of little hands. With only the other bus mechanic that I work with, Kim, and I we managed to get the 745lb. beast off of the trailer and through the garage and into the house. Talk about strenuous! In the end we managed it but I certainly wouldn't want to do it for a living. Today the girls got all dressed up in their princess dresses and we went to the new Sprint Center in Kansas City to see Disney Princesses on Ice. Talk about a production. There were skaters, flips, dancing, lights, sets, and a fire breathing dragon that even caught the ice on fire!!! For one of the first times this week the girls were speechless. They sat there enthralled with the pageantry and beauty that is the imagination of disney characters. I had as much fun watching their faces as I had watching the show. All in all it was a wonderful day and the kind of day that our little ones will not soon forget. I hope everyone can take a little time away from the firestorm that is this political season and think about imagination and fun.


In Keeping With the Day

May the rains sweep gentle across your fields,
May the sun warm the land,
May every good seed you have planted bear fruit,
And late summer find you standing in fields of plenty.


Which President Are You Most Like?

Which Great US President Are You Most Like?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Abraham Lincoln

16th President, in office from 1861-1865
Born: 1809 Died: 1865 (assassainated)

Abraham Lincoln


Theodore Roosevelt


Dwight Eisenhower


Thomas Jefferson


John Kennedy


Ronald Reagan


George Washington


Lyndon Johnson


Harry Truman


Franklin Roosevelt


Woodrow Wilson



Iraqi Dinar Investment

I was thinking of investing, or rather gambling, some money in the Iraqi Dinar. I was thinking about this for a couple of reasons. The most obvious reason is the potential of large profits if the currency begins to perform well once Iraq is more stabile. They have great potential given their wealth of oil and oil's insistence on becoming more and more expensive. The other reason is it would seem to be a vote of confidence in their country and their people. I may be just a day-dream believer but I hold out hope for Iraq to become a stabilized and prosperous nation. If that hope turned out one day to be realized and happened to pay my house off at the same time -- well, that would be double great. Currently you can purchase $100,000 in Iraqi Dinar for about $120. What do you guys think about any of this?


A New Job for Brett Favre

If ever there was an on-the-field match to the iconic presence that Remington Arms has established in the field it would be Brett Favre. Now the two are teammates. While Brett Favre is known as one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, he’s also an avid outdoorsman.

Remington Arms Company Inc., America’s oldest gunmaker now in their 192nd year of United States manufacturing, has just announced a multi-year marketing relationship with Favre. The 2007 season marked Favre’s astounding 17th year as a pro quarterback, and Brett was recently named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year. Favre’s appeal to America is as much about his profound personal perseverance as it is his ability to put footballs in the hands of receivers, still, Favre makes no secret of the fact that hunting is one of his favorite ways to decompress.

When asked about his idea of the perfect day, Favre said, “If I could squeeze in throwing touchdown passes at a morning practice, lunch with my family and pulling the trigger on a trophy buck at sunset, that would be about as perfect as life can get. And it seems the older I get, the more I treasure the days spent in solitude in the woods. I’ve already hunted about 20 days this season, so this recent agreement with Remington is pretty special to me.”


New Voting Machine

In an attempt to keep this man out of the 2008 election process Fisher Price has stepped up to the plate and come up with a voting machine for even the most simple-minded individuals among us.

********** FISHER PRICE -- DEMOCRACY MADE EASY **********