Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Favorite Movie Quotes

In case you don't know...I am a huge movie buff. I am full of useless knowledge in the subjects of History, music, and movie trivia. I was watching one of my favorite movies the other day and when it got to one of my favorite quotes, I stumbled a bit in the reciting of it....frustrated me. So, I immediately went to surfing the web and stumbled across some cool movie quotes..some of my favorite. Here they are in no particular order. Please feel free to add any. Have a "Movie-quotable, day"

P.S. and for fun, see if you can name the movie...answers to follow.

1. "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies"

2. "So shines a good deed, in a weary world"

3. "Here's to the sunny slopes of long ago"

4. "What in the wide-world of sports is going on here?"

5. "I wonder if these guys know the Commodores?"

6. "Call it, friendo..."

7. "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer"

and lastly one of my all-time favorites....

8. "There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"

Sunday, June 26, 2011


This morning I had to get up and change the channel on the t.v. this morning. That act alone almost put me into a temper tantrum that would have consisted of a foot-stomping, arm folding, pout-fest. BUT, right before I acted like a two year old, some memories came back about way-back-when. Then that made me think of what my kids will never experience first hand. You know, things my generation had back then or what they didn't have back then, compared to what my kids have or don't have. Here is just a few. Please feel free to add any to this post.

1. Television: We had one t.v. on the floor with no remote.

2. Telephone: We had one phone, usually in the kitchen, that had a long cord and a rotary dial. In high school we evolved to two phones with a awesome little feature known as touch dial.

3. Video Games: We had ATARI then later, NINTENDO. We had a joystick and a paddle. Breakout was my fav.

4. Clothes: Levi's and Bugle Boys could only be found at certain stores....yeah, I said Bugle Boys.-POINT: specialty clothes are everywhere and accessible everywhere, seems like back in the day, only certain places had them.

5. Vehicles: Is it just me, or do kids these days have better cars than their parents? How is that happening? I had a 1973 super beetle when I was 16...that'll build you up some character.

6. OUTSIDE: We also used to do this crazy little deal when I was younger called playing OUTSIDE -just being OUTSIDE of the house. I don't see that as much anymore. GO PLAY OUTSIDE...WALK TO SCHOOL....SMELL LIKE THE OUTDOORS....if it is hot, get under or in a tree. One of my best memories was playing OUTSIDE and as it was getting dark hearing a very loud whistle, followed by a louder, "ERIK!!!!!!"-that meant get home as quick as possible..If I heard that sound today, regardless what I was doing, I would probably stop what I was doing and run towards the sound. Just like Pavlov's Dog.

7. We had to learn how to use a typewriter in Jr. High.

8. Computers were used for "smart-people" in big cities.

9. Friday Night Videos was awesome.

10. MTV played music videos

11. Reality t.v. was the "Price is Right"

12. All three networks had Saturday Morning cartoons and some played them after school.

13. We had no idea what "texting" was, we called them notes. Written by someone's own hand.

14. Walk-mans and Disc-mans (if you were rich)

15. When we rode in a car...we just had to deal with what mom was listening to on radio.

I know there are a lot more out there so please share.

Friday, June 24, 2011


This is my niece. Her name is Kinley Mae. She came to visit me today at work. I think she is very special. Isn't she just awesome? She is one of the most laid back babies I have ever been around.

I can't believe how fast our extended family is growing...Seemed like for a while our three were the only ones around, now there are 7 cousins and another one to be here soon. Yeah, you heard me. Kinley Mae is about to have another sibling. WTG, John.

Anyways...I love holding this little baby. However, the best thing about her is when she starts to cry or get fussy....I just pass her on to someone else!

Being an uncle is the bomb-diggety!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I love summer. However, we have been so hot lately in Childress. We need rain. and we need it now.

I have been running. I ran in a half-marathon in OKC on May 1st. It was tough. Thanks to some good friends in an accountability system, I was able to accomplish that goal. I took a month off and that was a huge mistake. I am back on it again and I am hurting again. But, same friends are holding me accountable and it helps me along.

I have been golfing too. I love to walk the course. I am not very good. Seriously, I am not. I am not like these golphers who say they aren't any good only to find out that they are really pretty good. Just say that you are good. And I can deal with that. Also, don't ask me to play with you if you are good. I only play with people I can beat. And beat bad.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


For whatever reason I haven't blogged in a while....a great while. Wonder if I can keep it up again? Wonder If I will have time? Wonder where in the world the time went????? Here is a quick look at our past year:

Did you read that? It went by real illustrated above. FAST. So fast I couldn't type it fast enough and you couldn't read it fast enough....I know, right?

Seriously where does time go? I have a 7th grader now. WHAT IN THE WORLD is up with that? She got her first cell phone for her birthday. She thinks she is really cool. I do too. The wifey and I debated long and hard on the whole cell phone issue and both agreed that the summer before her 7th grade year she could get one. Of course, that was when she was a 3rd grader! Now that she is to this point, we had to go through with it...

My middle child is going to MIDDLE SCHOOL...what? Her and Kris both are almost as tall as their Mom. Crazy.

David, is still a little boy. Thank you, Lord. Of course, he doesn't think so.

Amanda's shop is awesome. She is doing so good. I am so proud of her and THE LOCKERROOM.

I will be starting my 4th year as Principal of CHS. WOW.

I like blogging. I like reading over past blogs that I have written and I really enjoy reading my friend's blogs. I hope to continue to write this year. I did a poor job this past year...but, like I said, It went by so fast that I couldn't type that fast to keep up. Have a great day.