The Wedding of Jenni and Mike

Diary Entry For July 26, 2009 Email Shortarmguy at
We experienced life without kids this week as Luke and Avery headed off to a magical week at Camp Odayin!
It’s really weird not to be able to talk to your kids, but to see new pictures of them show up on the internet every day. We came to find out that this was a wolf and Luke was very proud that he had the chance to play with it. We also thought that Luke didn’t seem very happy in many of the pictures we saw of him and discovered that he had some major issues with home sickness this year. Apparently leaving for camp so soon after his Grandpa’s funeral was really hard on the little guy. His counselors told us he did finally come around after a few days and turned back into his naughty old self. Thank goodness!
No home sickness issues for Avery. He told us he had the chance to ride a horse “faster than a trot” and had a blast building sand castles. He also impressed his fellow campers at the talent show by bending his leg all the way behind his back without popping his kneecap. We’re so proud!
Back at home, Miss Sheri and I went to Noodles on Monday night to celebrate my 39th birthday. Since I figured my birthday celebration was just a little bit lame, I asked the guy who sold us our food if I could take this picture with him to help commemorate it. He was happy to oblige.
Another week, another trip down to the farm. Miss Sheri was amazed at how much the dang grass could grow in only 7 days!
The reason for our trip this time was to help celebrate the wedding of Miss Sheri’s cousin, Jenni Brower, and her new husband, Mike Larson. The bride looked beautiful, the ceremony was amazing, and the reception was a blast. I just wish there had been some balloons…
Oh, that’s right. There was a whole bunch of balloons! Instead of throwing rice at the bride and groom, we all released a balloon in the air as they walked out of the church. I think they had to license this idea from Pixar so they wouldn’t get in trouble with the creators of the movie, UP. The only hard part about this was later tracking down all the runaway balloons so they could be disposed of properly. We certainly wouldn’t want to tick off any environmentalists out there!
We had concerns that Grandma Leona wouldn’t be ready to go to the wedding so soon after Grandpa’s funeral, but she was ready to get out of the house and spend some time with family. It’s been a really hard week on all of us. We keep telling each other that Time heals all wounds. But we haven’t figured out how to make Time move faster so the healing comes more quickly.
We fake being happy real good!
Pakistan Auto Club
Awesome Golf Tip
Awesome Takeoff
Effective Yard Security Sign
Effective Speed Limit Sign
There has to be a better way to make a living…

Quote of the Week

“Life is something like this trumpet. If you don’t put anything in it, you don’t get anything out.”

– W. C. Handy, blues musician

Jokes of the Week

Our Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.

My wife was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the raise.

She asked: ‘Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase? ‘
Maria: ‘Well, Senora, there are three reasons why I want an increase. The first is that I iron better than you.’
Wife: ‘Who said you iron better than me?’
Maria: ‘Your husband said so.’
Wife: ‘Oh.’

Maria: ‘The second reason is that I am a better cook than you.’
Wife: ‘Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?’
Maria: ‘Your husband did.’
Wife: ‘Oh.’

Maria: ‘My third reason is that I am a better lover than you.’
Wife: (really furious now): ‘Did my husband say that as well?’
Maria: ‘No Senora…the gardener did.’

Wife: ‘So how much do you want?’

Greatest Wedding Entrance Ever
The Bear
United Breaks Guitars

July 26, 2009

Lessons in Logic

If your father is a poor man,
it is your fate but,
if your father-in-law is a poor man,
it’s your stupidity.

I was born intelligent –
education ruined me.

Practice makes perfect…..
But nobody’s perfect….. .
so why practice?

If it’s true that we are here to help others,
then what exactly are the others here for?

Since light travels faster than sound,
people appear bright until you hear them speak.

How come ‘abbreviated’ is such a long word?

Money is not everything.
There’s MasterCard & Visa.

One should love animals.
They are so tasty.

Behind every successful man, there is a woman
And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.

Every man should marry.
After all, happiness is not the only thing in

The wise never marry.
and when they marry they become otherwise.

Success is a relative term.
It brings so many relatives.

Never put off the work till tomorrow
what you can put off today.

‘Your future depends on your dreams’
So go to sleep

There should be a better way to start a day
Than waking up every morning

‘Hard work never killed anybody’
But why take the risk

‘Work fascinates me’
I can look at it for hours

God made relatives;
Thank God we can choose our friends.

The more you learn, the more you know,
The more you know, the more you forget
The more you forget, the less you know
So.. why learn.

A bus station is where a bus stops.

A train station is where a train stops.

On my desk, I have a work station….
what more can I say……..