New Years Eve 2009

Diary Entry For January 4, 2009

After we returned from our Dallas Trip, we made a visit to Luke and Avery’s cardiologist and received some stressful news.  The appointment started out great.  Avery went first and we learned that his heart was looking really good and he no longer needed to take medication to regulate it.  Then it was Luke’s turn.  The doctor noted that his heartbeat sounded a bit irregular and he indicated that this was probably a sign that Luke needed to get a pacemaker.  Of course, any thought of another surgery was enough to freak Luke and his parents out.  Luke was told to wear the heart monitor seen in the above picture for 24 hours and that will give the doctors the data they need to make a decision.  We should get the results early in this coming week.  On a positive note, if a surgery is required it should be a relatively easy procedure.  Luke has had pacemaker leads attached to his heart since he was a baby and the doctor thought we’d only be looking at one night in the hospital.  So we got that going for us.  

Miss Sheri and I always look forward to celebrating the birth of the New Year.  We’re very big on resolutions and are always determined to change all areas of our lives for the better come January 1st.  Then we go out and get hammered on New Year’s Eve and pretty much all those hopes and dreams go out the window while we’re dealing with a New Year’s Day hangover.  This year would be no different. 

We were very excited for our planned celebration.  We were going to get together with our good friends, Tim and Katie Ashland, and a group of their friends at Bogart’s in Apple Valley, Minnesota.  I have no idea what’s in the glasses we’re hoisting, but it pretty much marks the last clear memory of the night.  Everything else is pretty fuzzy which has made updating the rest of my website just a bit harder to do than usual.

I remember we had a lot of fun listening to the band, Brat Pack Radio.

And I also remember that there was quite a bit of dancing….

…and singing…

….and just generally rocking out.

Some memories are just too fuzzy to make any sense whatsoever.

The best memory was at the end of the night when the crowd was counting down the end of 2008 and reaching up with hopeful hands waiting for the balloons to fall which would mark the beginning of a glorious new year.  I remember at that point I was happy.  Happy because I just know that the coming year is going to be a great one!  We’re going to do everything we can to achieve our dreams and do our best to be great parents and great people and to fight like mad to live life to it’s fullest.

We wish you all a Very Happy New Year and the absolute best 2009!

Plaxico on Gun Safety

Human Perfection

Smartest Dog in the World

This farmer isn’t looking forward to January 20.


Hiring for a new receptionist.  Must be flexible.

The real sand man

Winter Sucks!

Snow Bear

But Happy BBQ Loves Winter!

Quote of the Week

“Opportunity’s favorite disguise is trouble.”

– English proverb

Joke of the Week

Fairy Tale

     Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl ‘Will  you marry me?’ The girl said, ‘NO!’ And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.



Winter statistic

98% of Americans say “Oh, Shit!” before going in the ditch on a slippery road.

The other 2% are from Wisconsin and they say, “Hold my beer and watch this!”

Shortarmguy’s Favorite Websites

January 4, 2009

Uncle Jay Explains the End of the year

I love the movie The Family Man

  Amazing Motorcycle Jump

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The Sling Shot Man

Shortarmguy’s Emails To Make You Think

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January 4, 2009


The Hormone Guide
Women will understand this!
Men should memorize it!

Every woman knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his hands! This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver’s license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, co-worker or significant other!





What’s for

Can I help you
with dinner?

Where would you like
to go for dinner?

Here, have some wine.

Are you
wearing that?

Wow, you sure
look good in brown!

WOW! Look at you!

Here, have some wine

What are you
so worked up about?

Could we be

Here’s my paycheck.

Here, have some wine.

Should you be
eating that?

You know, there are
a lot of apples left.

Can I get you a piece
of chocolate with that?

Here, have some wine.

What did you
DO all day?

I hope you didn’t
over-do it today.

I’ve always loved you
in that robe!

Here, have some