Because we might as well…

A Day In The Life Of A Blade Of Grass Friday, August 21, 2009

So, this is the film my brilliant and funny 12 year old entered in a local film contest.  It was the first film he has ever done.  He did pretty much everything by himself, except Allen did what little editing was needed and recorded the music.  Yep.  Everything else was all Zane.   He didn’t win any awards but, there is always next year and the year after and the year after and the year after….


Spider Thursday, April 3, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,Funny,General,Interesting...,Me,Nature,Our Backyard — MidasWhale @ 9:10 am

This is a spider Allen discovered last night making a web in our back yard.  We took a ton of pictures trying to get the perfect one.  I have looked through all types of spider websites and can’t find what it is yet.  I will keep looking.  It was maybe around 2 inches or so, with the legs.   It was huge.  It was the fattest spider I have seen in a long time that wasn’t in a zoo or behind glass somewhere.  I think it is a type of orb-weaver spider but, I don’t know what kind.  If you know, let me know.  This morning, the spider was gone and so was his web.  So, if Allen hadn’t accidentally seen it in the dark, we wouldn’t have even known it was there.  It is not very gratifying to know my yard can support the appetite of a spider that large.   Oh well.  Check out how the design on the back looks like a skull!  I thought that was really cool.

Spider Spider Spider

Spider Spider Spider

Spider Spider Spider


Busy, busy, busy Thursday, February 28, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,Funny,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Nature,Our Backyard,Zane — MidasWhale @ 4:40 pm

I have filled up my Flickr account with all my hoards of pictures for this month.  I could pay for a larger account but, I am cheap and unwilling to spend money for something I already have for free.  So, it looks like picture day will be the first of every month.  Luckily, it starts over every month.  So, I have a bazillion pictures of all the fun stuff we have been doing and tons of stories to tell but no pictures to go with them.  I am SO glad it is a short month.  So, check around the first of March and see what I got for ya.


Rally Thursday, February 7, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Interesting...,Me,Our Backyard — MidasWhale @ 11:32 am

Last weekend, there was that super-hate group/cult that posted a flyer saying they were coming to Corpus.  Naturally, like any normal, sane human being, I was a bit disgusted by the news.  I had already asked for Saturday off so, I used the opportunity to go down there and support everything going on.  According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, there was almost three thousand people that showed up in support of the military, the largest in recent history.  It was awesome to be able to participate in something like.  It was the first time Allen and I have ever really joined a group to support something we believed in and it felt damn good.  So, now, we are totally going to be looking for the opportunity to do something similar again.  My dad and his wife participate with the Patriot Guard Riders so we knew they were there and found them.  In our looking, we also discovered my cousin, Eugene, working traffic as a Corpus Christi Police Officer.  He LOVED having everyone there mucking up traffic.  He said he wishes we could do something like that every week.  Okay, no, not really.  A friend of ours, and a new member of Allen’s band HOBO, Garry, was there with his group of people.  They decided since the super-hate group/cult didn’t show up and they didn’t have them to protest against, they would use the opportunity to protest the war.  Please re-read that part up above about close to three thousand people there to support the military if you don’t think Garry’s group’s idea was a little poorly thought out.  I was a little disappointed the super-hate group/cult didn’t show up.  It is always interesting to see, from a distance, what the face of hate looks like, but, I would have been intimidated by us too.  It does amaze me, however, that these people would have such strong hateful beliefs that they believe their god  gives them yet, so obviously fear death, well…at least a bad beating by a large group of people.  I will never come close to understanding them.  Anyway, here are some pictures from the rally.

My Dad and His Wife

My Cousin, Eugene…working


The Crowd and the Bikes and the Flags

Rally Rally Rally

Rally Rally Rally

Some cool signs

Rally Rally 

A Super Cool Bike



Sunday Morning Thursday, January 31, 2008

Filed under: Family,General,Interesting...,Me,Nature,Our Backyard — MidasWhale @ 3:51 pm

Sunday morning was just gorgeous.  Finally, the sun seemed to be peeking out at us, my sweater was on the seat next to me instead of on me, and the water was calm as glass.  The only thing missing was Allen.  Here are the pictures I took of my morning.  Yep, that’s my finger in the last one.  I think it adds a certain charm.  Obviously I did it on purpose, otherwise the picture would have been SO wonderful, it would have made people cry.

great morning  great morning  great morning


Could You Say “No” To This Dog??? Friday, January 11, 2008

Filed under: Family,General,Interesting...,Me,Nature,Our Backyard — MidasWhale @ 3:01 pm

Could you say no to this dog? Because I can’t. He is our lovely “little” dog, Rio. Actually, I do not know how his name is spelled. He came with the name but, I like the spelling “Reeoh”. Allen disagrees with me and he IS Allen’s dog so…. I guess it’s okay.


Our Neighbor’s Tortoises

Filed under: Funny,General,Interesting...,Me,Nature,Our Backyard — MidasWhale @ 2:57 pm

As some of you may already be aware, we have an African Spur-Thighed Tortoise named Thor. He is an awesome little guy who doesn’t require too much attention. Thor is a just a handful of years old. Our neighbors, however, have two African Spur-Thighed Tortoises that are over 15 years old. They are HUGE. Their intent was to breed them. However, despite them trying and trying and trying (somewhat vocally) to procreate, it just hasn’t happened. They (the neighbors)recently had them tested and, ta-da, they are both boys. So, yep, my neighbors have gay tortoises. They will actually try to hump just about anything they can climb on top of. Here are some pictures of their tortoises.

Tortoise Love Tortoises