Saturday, December 31, 2005




The Virginia Cavaliers ended there 2005 football season with a 34-31 win over Minnesota in the Music City Bowl, it was a up and down season for the Cavs but it is always good to go out on a winning note. The big question for the Cavs next year is at QB, who is going to play it. The Riverdogs got pounded last last night at the RC 6-2 by Danbury, the Dogs fell behind 3-0 in the first 10 minutes and always seemed to be about 2 steps behind Danbury all night. The CH girls basketball team lost to Collegiate 50-41 in the finals of the Collegiate tournamnet, both the girls and boys will be back in action next week. I have been going thru some old photos we have at the house and I am posting one from a few years ago at Christmas time. MICKEY

The will to excel and the will to win, they endure. They are more important than any events that occasion them. I don't care what people say about me as long as I win. That's what I get paid for. VINCE LOMBARDI

Singer Donna Summer is 57

Friday, December 30, 2005



1953 - The first color TV sets went on sale for about $1,175. JTYLTK


The UVA football team will play there final game of the season this afternoon in the Music City Bowl against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Gophers are slightly favored and the game is being played in Nashvile, Tn, kickoff is at noon. The CH girls basketball team beat the Potamac School yesterday 61-59 on a shot at the buzzer by Amanda Holt, they will play Collegiate in the finals of the tournament today. The Richmond Riverdogs are back at home tonight against the first place Danbury Trashers, the Dogs have struggled with them all year. Also this weekend Scott and Joy are going to Atlanta to see the Sugar Bowl, Georgia will be playing West Virginia in that game. MICKEY

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax is 70
Matt Lauer is 48
Golfer Tiger Woods is 30

Thought for Today: "Work is a dull thing; you cannot get away from that. The only agreeable existence is one of idleness, and that is not, unfortunately, always compatible with continuing to exist at all." — Rose Macaulay, English poet and essayist (1881-1958).

Thursday, December 29, 2005




Me and Al made the trip over to Mineral, VA last night to see George and Melody and exchange Christmas gifts. Melody and George gave me a NY RANGERS shirt and a NHL fight dvd which from what I have seen so far has some pretty good bouts on it. While we were there we played a Nascar racing game and I have to say that I wasn't very good at controlling the car I was driving, and I think I was worst at this game than I was playing Andrew in the NHL hockey game. Those type of games have come a long way since those old Atari games. The Riverdogs took it on the chin last night 6-3, Goody fought Winfield three times in this game, once eacg period. The CH girls basketball team will be back in action this afternoon against THE Potamac School, they will also play friday against a yet to be determined school. The weather is pretty mild this morning here in CH the temp is 51 and it is suppose to get 57 and the rains appears to be over for the most part. MICKEY

It's a reality of life that men are comptetive and the most competive games draw the most competive men. That's why they're there-to compete. They know the rules and the objectives when they get in the game. The objective is to win-fairly, squarely, decently, by the rules-but to win. VINCE LOMBARDI

Actress Mary Tyler Moore is 68
Comedian Paula Poundstone is 46
Country singer Jessica Andrews is 22

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


1917 - The New York Evening Mail published a facetious essay by H.L. Mencken on the history of bathtubs in America. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW


There isn't much happening around here, I think everyone is still unwinding from Christmas and getting ready for New Years now. The leaf man did come yesterday and pick up the leaves from the gutter and that is probably the highlight of the day here in CH. I watched some of the bowl games last night with Clemson and Arizona St getting the W's. I have posted some more photos from Christmas day and they can be found at the password is the same for all locked albums and it is the same one I sent yall the other day. The Riverdogs are back in action tonight in Danbury, CT against the Thrashers, it could be a long night for the Dogs. MICKEY

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin

Marty Roe Country singer-musician (Diamond Rio) 46
Ray Borque Hockey hall-of-famer 46

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Well after three days off I will be heading back to work today. I think I have been running to much on my new treadmill the last few days, my hamstrings are very sore. I have posted some Christmas Eve photos and I will post the Christmas Day photos later today and I will sen and e-mail out when I have them posted. If there is anyone who would like to view the photos they can e-mail me and I will give them the password. I have enclosed a photo of dad sporting his new shirt that he got for Christmas from another blogger, he doesn't understand why someone would say such a thing about what he knows. MICKEY

There are three things the average man thinks he can do better than anoyone else: build a fire, run a hotel, and manage a baseball team. Rocky Bridges

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer 27
Deuce McAllister Football player 28

Monday, December 26, 2005


Well I hope everybody had a nice Christmas and didn't eat to much, if you did I know where you can use a treadmill to burn some of those extra calories off. I think I am already getting tired of ham and turkey and might have to get a hamburger somewhere today. These collages are from the Christmas Eve Party here at the house, I will put all the photos on a picture album that everybody can see later today or tonight, I will send you an e-mail link if I have your e-mail. It was sure messy Christmas day with all that rain we had in CH, well I guess we were lucky it could have been snow and that would have looked nice but would have been a real mess. I got some more nice presents yesterday from a nike jacket, to some college t's, some nike shoes, a new heater for the exercise room and some some money to buy some other things. Well again I hope everybody had a nice Christmas, Scott did you take any photos. MICKEY

Baseball was, is and always will be to me the the best game in the world.
Babe Ruth

Carlton Fisk Baseball hall-of-famer 59
Ozzie Smith Baseball hall-of-famer 52

Sunday, December 25, 2005


I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, it's a cool cloudy morning here in CH with some rain on the way but that's ok today. I got some early gifts yesterday and one them I will use for today's quote of the day. I got four new quote books from Al and Donna from the baseball and football world. I also got a ESPN College Football Encyclopedia with everything you ever wanted to know about NCAA football and nice red Georgia Bulldogs pullover along with 2005 Georgia Bulldogs SEC Championship tee shirt from Scott, Joy, Dusty, and Scottie all which I like very much. We had about 20-25 family member over last night for our annual Christmas Eve dinner and I think everybody had plenty to eat and I think everybody had a good time. We heading over to Keith, Maureen and Andrew's house today and over to Aunties house later tonight. The Redskins looked pretty good saturday in taking out the Giants 35-20, all they have to do is when next week in Philly and they are in the playoffs. They might have to do it without Mark Brunnel who was injured yesterday though, it looks like Patrick Ramsey will probably get the start next week. I have enclosed a photo which was taken last week at the Skins game of Gary with the some of the Redskin cheeleaders. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MICKEY

Talen is not only a blessing, it is aburden-as the gifted ones will soon find out.
Vince Lombardi

Jimmy Buffet singer 60
Larry Csonka Football hall-of-famer 60
Barbara Mandrell Country singer 58
Rickey Henderson Baseball player 48

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Mickey's Place

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of the wonderful bloggers at Mickey's Place. What a wonderful group of people you all are and I'm thankful to have known you all. I hope Santa is good to everyone.


Some Old Time hockey returned to Richmond last night as the Dogs defeated the Flint Generals 4-3 in a shootout. There were 5 fight in the game and everything broke lose at the end of the 2nd period as the Dogs were leaving the ice, and the backup goalie for Flint said something to the Dogs goalie as he skated by the bench heading towards the locker room. I have enclosed some photos of the incident that were taken by both of the Dogs team photographers. As one of our former coaches said it is always better to give than recieve and at this time of year the Dogs did that last night pretty well. It was a good win for the Dogs since they were trailing 3-1 going into the 3rd period. It went down to Wal-Mart this morning and it was pretty crowded with all those last minute shoppers, but they did have the donuts ready so I was pretty happy. They did have just about every checkout open though. It is going to be a very busy today so I better run, I will have another post later today. MICKEY

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
Abraham Lincoln

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas

Just wanted wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I hope you all been good this year.

Its a Girl...but in April

Hello everbody!! Melody and I wanted everybody to know that we just found out the other night that we are having a little girl in April. This ultrasound the baby cooperated better and gave the nurse the "look" she needed to determine the sex of the baby. We are excited to say the least except for the fact that Melody is not budging on naming the baby Dale! Not even the middle name!! We actually have decided on a name and it will be Lexi Miranda. Take care and have a Merry Christmas!


please be on the lookout for this man, we have reason to believe that he kidnapped this nice woman and her two children. there is no way they would have gone with him willingly.


Well my new treadmill got it's first workout yesterday afternoon and I liked it so much that got back on it last night, it sure beats running outside in the cold and wind. Now I won't have to run outside unless I want not beacuase I have to. Well I am going to do everything possible to stay away from the mall today, it is going to be a zoo down there today. I will make an early trip to Wal-Mart on saturday morning to pickup a few things though, it will be before 7am though. The Riverdogs are home tonight against the Flint Generals, last week the Dogs beat the Generals 1-0 in a offensive shootout, so don't look for to many goals in his one. Gary where is the picture you said you were going to post. If you haven't finished your Christams shopping it's almost to late. MICKEY

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Paul Hornung Football hall-of-famer 70
Jack Ham Football hall-of-famer 57
Actress Susan Lucci (''All My Children'') 59

Thursday, December 22, 2005


1939 - Gloria Jacobs became the first girl to hold a world pistol record when she shot 299 out of a possible 300 points. She was 17 years old at the time. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO DUCK.


Well wed night turned out be a good night after all. First my treadmill came last night right around 5pm and while we where at the hockey game Al came by and put it together and the Dogs won the hockey game 5-3 in pretty much a ho hum affair, but a win is a win. I will get to try out my new treadmill this afternoon, I have the heat on the shed and now I won't have to nearly freeze to death when I run. I will be giving myself my Christmas haircut this afternoon, I haven't cut my hair since last thursday so it has started to grow out a bit. Time is running out for all you last minute shoppers, there only three days left before Christmas. MICKEY

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

Lady Bird Johnson is 93
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Steve Carlton is 61
ABC News correspondent Diane Sawyer is 60

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


1981 - Cincinnati defeated Bradley 75-73 in seven overtimes! The game was the longest collegiate basketball game in the history of NCAA Division I competition. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Well my new treadmill should arrive sometime today, the lady at Old Dominion said it could come anytime between 8am and 5pm. Once it arrives I will need someone (AL) to put it together and you probably should bring your own tools because the ones we have may not be the best ones to use. The CH Colonials defeated Lee Davis last night on the road 65-56 to improve to 4-3 on the season, they will be off until after Christmas break now. The Richmond Riverdogs went into the third period with a 1-0 lead over Roanoke but fell to the Vipers giving up 3 third period unanswered goals 3-1 in Roanoke last night, the Dogs are home against the Elmira Jackals tonight. I did go down to the warehouse and throw a little batting practice last so my right arm is a little sore but to bad. It is suppose to warm up to the mid 50's the rest of the week after today, it has been very cold here in mornings the last few days. I have enclosed an old photo of Al from a few years ago. MICKEY

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Winston Churchill

Talk show host Phil Donahue is 70
Tennis star Chris Evert is 51
Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 48

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


1606 - The "Susan Constant," "Godspeed" and "Discovery" set sail from London. Their landing at Jamestown, VA, was the start of the first permanent English settlement in America. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


The GB Packers suffered it's worst defeat that I can remember last night in Baltimore losing to the Ravens 48-3, that is just plain pathetic. I am happy to say that I didn't watch a single down of this game, the Pack just need to clean house. The CH girls basketball team picked up another win last night beating Lee Davis 65-27 at Lee Davis, the boys team will play at Lee Davis tonight. The Riverdogs are in Roanoke tonight before returning home wed night for a game against Elmira. My treadmill will come on wed, I talked to Old Dominion yesterday afternoon and they said it would come Tuesday but nobody is going to be here during the day so I told them to push it back to wed. I have enclosed a photo of me by the Christmas tree at the beach. MICKEY

"The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like
Norman Einstein." - Joe Theisman

Sonny Perdue Governor of Georgia 59
Aubrey Huff Baseball player 41

Monday, December 19, 2005


The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-7 to sweep the the Cowboys on the season. I can't remember the last time the Cowboys where swept by the Skins, with the win the Skins moved into the final playoff spot in the NFC but must win there remaining games to keep that spot. The GB Packers will play Baltimore tonight in a battle of two teams who have struggled all year long. We played basketball at the high school last night and I am very sore this morning from head to toe and it is probably going to get worst as the day goes on. We are try to get the players into some type of shape before baseball start in a few months, and it's good exercise for everybody else. My new treadmill is in Richmond so I am hopeing it will arrive today, I will need someone to put it together once it arrives. I have enclosed a winter photo to try to get everybody in the Christmas mood, i got the photo from the WWW. MICKEY

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
Norman Vincent Peale

Little Jimmy Dickens Country singer 85
Mike Sherman Football coach 51
Baseball hall-of-famer Al Kaline 71

Sunday, December 18, 2005



Well I was going to get up and take some more sunrise photos this morning but mother nature had a different plan. It is cold, windy, and rainy morning down here in KDH. I am going to be heading back to CH later this morning after I run on my treadmill here at the beach. Speaking of treadmills my new one hasn't come in yet, it might be in monday but i have to call the trucking company to set up an appointment to recieve it. The Virginia basketball team played pretty good up until about the final 8 minutes of there game with Gonzaga last night before falling 80-69, the game was on tv here at the beach I don't know if it was on in Virginia or not. The Riverdogs fell to Rockford last night 5-1 in Illinois, the Dogs retuen home for a wed night game with Elmira. In the Dogs game last night the loon awaited debut of Brendan Tedstone took place and he did get into fight with Robin Big Snake, it wasn't much of a fight, I saw a clip of it on the internet, however Tedstone was cut in the fight, they said the linesman skate clipped his head. After watching the fight he can't skate or stand up on his skates while trying to fight. The Redskins are hosting the Cowboys today in Fed Ex Field, Gary will be making the trip to DC to see the game, the Skins must win to keep there playoff hopes alive. MICKEY

Whenever you fall, pick something up.
Oswald Avery

Steven Spielberg Director-producer 59
Actor Brad Pitt 42
Christina Aguilera Singer 25

Saturday, December 17, 2005


It was a pretty nice sunrise this morning here in KDH but it was very cold and the wind was blowing right off the ocean which didn't help. Here are a few photos that I took this morning, the rest can be found at the link below. The Richmond Rivedogs beat the Flint Generals last night in Flint 1-0, tonight the Dogs will will travel to Rockford, IL to play the the Icehogs. The CH Colonials picked up another victory last night knocking off the Dinwiddie Generals 85-72 CD action last night, the Colonials were lead by Kyle Mears with 25 points and Vince White with 24 points. The Colonials are now 3-3 and will trave to Lee Davis on tuesday night. Just a reminder for those need it Christmas is just 8 days away. MICKEY

"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand."
Leo Durocher

Thought for Today: "A fool and his money are soon parted, but you never call him a fool till the money is gone." — Anonymous.

Friday, December 16, 2005


1901 - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," by Beatrix Potter, was printed for the first time. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE A TRIP DOWN THE OL' BUNNY TRAIL.


this could explain why mickey was confused about the bull rider.


Well it has finally stopped raining here in CH after a miserable wet and cold thursday. It rained all day long and it was cold and windy to top it off, today appears to be a nice day though with temps in 50's and it will be a sunny day. The CH girls basketball team defeated Dinwiddie 56-53 last night in CH to improve to 4-1 on the season, it was a very tight game from start to finish. The CH boys team will be at Dinwiddie tonight. The Riverdogs will be back in action tonight against the Flint Generals, it will be homecoming for coach Nichols. I am heading down to the beach for the weekend, I haven't been since mid September, so I will be able to run on my treadmill down there. My new treadmill might come today after all, according to Old Dominions website tracking, it says it will be here today, I will believe it when I see it. There are only 9 days before Christmas. MICKEY

The reward of suffering is experience.

CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 64

Thursday, December 15, 2005


who is this rodeo superstar?


1982 - Paul "Bear" Bryant announced his retirement as head football coach at the University of Alabama. JUST THOUGH YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Well the VICTORY RED TRUCK has surpassed the 1,500 mile mark in less than 6 months thus proving that I have been driving it more than my old black dodge truck. At this rate I might put more that 3,000 miles a year on the VICTORY RED TRUCK. My treadmill which was suppose to arrive on friday now has been delayed until sometime next week, I check the Old Dominion site yesterday and they said it was in route to TN and then I checked this morning and it's now route to Colorado. I am hoping the tracking software is messed up because it now appears to be heading in the wrong direction, I have not been pleased with my buying experience at all with this company. The CH Colonials girls basketball team picked up another victory last night defeating Hanover 43-40 in CH, also the JV girls team won 35-34. The CH girls will be in action again tonight at home against Dinwiddie. It is going to be a cold rainy day here in CH, we are just few degrees to warm to get to much winter weather again. Stay warm today. MICKEY

I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else."
Earl Weaver quotes

Actor-comedian Tim Conway is 72

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


1798 - David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt machine. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT KNOW WHAT IT IS?


Well there was allot of stuff posted on the blog yesterday, from the living nativity scene, to Andrews play at school, some jv girls girls basketball photos, out history lesson, and a photo of me looking mean. It is a very cold morning here in CH with temp at 21 and it is only suppose to get to 36 today and thursday looks like another cold rain. The CH Colonials boys basketball team fell to the TD Knights last in CH 76-63, the Colonials cut the lead to 8 in 4th quarter but that was as close as they were able to get. The CH girls team will be back in action tonight against the Hanover Hawks in CH, the Hawks are ranked 10th in the area and are 5-0 on the season. My treadmill should be here on friday according to the Old Dominion Freightways tracking site, it is coming from Salt Lake City, Utah. There only 11 days left before Christmas. MICKEY

Man's rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude... a man's attitude will create the situation he imagines.
James Allen

Thought for Today: "True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success; the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world." — Felix Emmanuel Schelling, American educator and scholar (1858-1945).

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

andrew at the school play

andrew performing before a packed house!!!

living nativity scene in colonial heights

somebody sent me this great picture of a living nativity scene that they shot in colonial heights tuesday night! i thought i'd post it here so everybody can see.

j v girls at thomas dale


2001 - Michael Frank Goodwin was arrested and booked on two counts of murder, one count of conspiracy and three special circumstances (lying in wait, murder for financial gain and multiple murder) in connection to the death of Mickey Thompson. Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot to death in their driveway on March 16, 1988. Thompson, known as the "Speed King," set nearly 500 auto speed endurance records including being the first person to travel more than 400 mph on land. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


This is a photo that reminds everybody how mean I can be or how tough I can be. MICKEY Posted by Picasa


The CH Colonials girls and boys basketball teams picked up victories last night. The girls team beat Thomas Dale 67-49 at TD, and the boys team beat Lee Davis 70-35 in the CHHS gym. The boys team will play host to Thomas Dale tonight. The Richmond Riverdogs released foward David Brosseau after sundays game at the RC, coach Nichols said that he was under performing and also that there could be some more changes on the way. Well I am happy to say that I have bought all my Christmas presents now and that they are also wrapped as well, time is running out for all you last minute shoppers. My treadmill still hasn't arrived but I am hopeing it won't be long now, running outside is starting to bother me now, it is to cold. MICKEY

Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
C.S. Lewis

Dick Van Dyke is 80
Singer Ted Nugent is 57
Country singer-musician Randy Owen is 56

Monday, December 12, 2005

nice hats!!

who do you think has the goofier hat?


1899 - George Grant patented the wooden golf tee. JUST THOUGT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW, not long after, cracker barrel started selling that stupid game. Her is a little more information of ngolf tees.


The GB Packers picked up there third win of the season beating the hapless Detroit Lions 16-13 in OT, they might worst than GB. The Redskins kept there chances for making the playoffs alive by beating the Arizona Cardinals 17-13. This sunday the Skins have big game against the Dallas Cowboys which could go a long way in deciding which team may make the playoffs. The Richmond Riverdogs are up to there old tricks again falling to the Elmira Jackals 3-2 at the RC, the Dogs have now lost two straight and appear to be in another tailspin, the don't play at again until Dec 21 and that could be a good thing as bad as they are playing. The CHHS girls and boys basketball teams both will be in action tonight, the girls are playing at Thomas Dale and the boys are home against Lee Davis. There only 13 days until Christmas, so all you people who have not finished or started they Christmas shopping you might want to get started. MICKEY

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."
Wayne Gretzky

TV host Bob Barker is 82
Singer Dionne Warwick is 65

Sunday, December 11, 2005


It was three years ago today that Pa Pa passed away. MICKEY

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Norman Thomas

Saturday, December 10, 2005


Well I thought my day was getting off to a good start when I went to Wal-Mart and the had donuts ready, but the I got in the wrong line when I went to checkout. I think I might have got in the line of the worst cashier I have seen in years at Wal-Mart in years. It started as an empoyee was trying to use his employee discount to purchase a tv and she couldn't get it ring up right and that took a good 8-10 minutes to get straight. Then there is only one person in front of me in line and she is returning something because the service desk is closed, she tries about three times to solve the problem before she call for some help, and when the help arrives and gets the problem resolved. I forgot to tell yall all this took place in the express lane or as the call it speedy checkout, it took more than 20 minutes to solve both of these issues. The Riverdogs picked up another victory last night beating Elmira 7-4 at the RC, the Dogs are back at home tonight as they faceoff against the Ft. Wayne Komets. The CH Colonials fell to Petersburg 87-62 last night. My new treadmill is suppose to be on the way now, I called the company last night and they said it was shipped on friday, needless to say I am not happy with them either, it took them more than a week to shipp the treadmill. MICKEY


A fool think he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others.
The Holy Bible

Country singer Kevin Sharp is 35

Friday, December 09, 2005


1907 - Christmas Seals went on sale for the first time, in the Wilmington, DE, post office. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


This baby looks like he is very strong for his age, does anybody know who it is and how old this baby is in the photo? MICKEY


It is a cold and rainy morning here in CH, it looks like we dodged another weather bullet which is all right with me. This morning there is a steady rain falling and the temp is 33, it is suppose to stop raining later this morning and then turn very windy later today. The CHHS girls basketball team beat Petersburg last night 54-49, the JV girls didn't fair as well. The boys will play at Petersburg tonight. The Richmond Riverdogs will be back in action tonight against the Elmira Jackals, the Dogs are also home saturday and sunday also. The former owner of the Riverdogs is sueing the current owoner of the Dogs and the UHL claiming there was breach of contract to the agreement they agreed upon. The former owner said that he has not recieved the payment that he was suppose to recieve for the sale of the team. We will just have to see how this turn out, but I don't believe it is looking good for hockey next year unless something changes pretty soon with the agreement the Dogs have with the city. MICKEY

"You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."
Leo Durocher

Actor Kirk Douglas is 89
Football Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus is 63
Country singer Sylvia is 49

Thursday, December 08, 2005


1982 - Norman D. Mayer demanding an end to nuclear weapons held the Washington Monument hostage. He threatened to blow it up with explosives he claimed were inside a van. 10 hours later he was shot to death by police.WHAT AN IDIOT! JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT AGREE.


The UVA basketball team had a bad night wed falling to a team that was 1-6 coming into the the game. There is no way a team that is in the bottom of the A-10 should beat a team from the ACC, it looks like it is going to be another long year for UVA in basketball again this year. The CHHS girls basketball team will be back in action tonight as the Crimson Wave comes to CH, the boys will play at Petersburg on Friday night. It looks like we are going to miss the snow and ice for the most part tonight and Friday, now they are saying we might get a little snow or ice tonight but it is suppose to rain all day Friday as temps will rise into the 40's on Friday. Also today dad will be driving the VICTORY RED TRUCK , he needs to use it to take my old treadmill and some other things to the dump. MICKEY

The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes the bald spot on top of his head.
Helen Rowland

Actress Kim Basinger is 52
Country singer Marty Raybon is 46

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Where is everybody at, it has been awful quite here on the blog for the last few days, is everybody Christmas shopping? The CHHS boys basketball game was last night was postponed because Hanover County schools were closed on tuesday. The UVA basketball team plays again tonight when it steps back out the conference to play Fordham. The weather here in CH looks like it might take another turn for the worst thursday night as they are calling for snow to change to freezing rain with significant iceing possible, lets hope that doesn't happen because there nothing worst than trying to drive on ice. Keith do they not have any computers in Texas, I haven't seen any comments from down there. Just a reminder there only 18 days till Christmas. MICKEY

Look for strength in people, not weakness; for good, not evil. Most of us find what we search for.
Wilbur J. Chapman

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench is 58
Country singer Gary Morris is 57

Why is it good to have a blonde passenger?
You can park in the handicap zone.


2003 - A 12-inch by 26-inch painting of a river landscape and sailing vessel by Martin Johnson Heade was sold at auction for $1 million. The painting was found in the attic of a surburban Boston home where it had been stored for more than 60 years. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR ATTICS.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Santa stopped by this afternoon and said he was heading back to the North Pole to get ready for the big day. MICKEY Posted by Picasa


The blog was down for several hours yesterday, the company that runs the server was doing some work on it, so if you went to Mickey's Place and were not able to get on thats what was wrong. Well we did get a taste of some snow here in CH yesterday but for the most part it was just a very col rain here in CH, western Chesterfield got about 3 inches of snow and areas west of that got more. Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover schools are all close today. The weather service is also calling for a chance of snow thursday night and friday. The CHHS basketball games were postponed because of the weather yesterday. The Seahawks destroyed the Eagles 42-0 last night on monday night football, the Eagles are done this year. I wrapped all my Christmas presents last night at one time, so everything that I have bought is wrapped also and for good measure I wrapped all of dads also. I hope it warms up a little today so I can get a good run in this afternoon, I was not able to run yesterday because of the bad weather and my new treadmill is not here yet, hopefully it won't be to much longer but I just ordered it friday. Also the annual CH Christmas Parade is tonight, maybe AL will go and take some pictures of the parade. MICKEY

"Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple."
Barry Switzer

Country singer Helen Cornelius is 64


1876 - The city of Anaheim was incorporated for a second time. DON'T LET ME DOWN NOW AL.

Monday, December 05, 2005


1908 - At the University of Pittsburgh, numerals were first used on football uniforms worn by college football players. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


There is some winter weather expected today here in CH just one day after the temp reached 65 degrees. We will see a cold rain for the most part today but it will mix or change to sleet and snow later today with a 1 inch possible, this morning the temp 37 and is dropping. The Packers continued there losing ways sunday and the Steelers figured they would also join them, meanwhile the Redskins got back on track defeating the Rams. The UVA basketball team fell to Ga Tech 63-54, the UVA football team will be going to Nashville, Tn for the Music City Bowl against Minnesota. The CHHS basketball teams are back in action toonight with both the girls and boys teams palying Lee Davis, the girls are at hom and the boys are at Lee Davis. I went down and threw some batting practice again sunday and I am already paying for it monday morning, the old arm and shoulder are pretty stiff this morning. I have ordered a new treadmill and it can't get here fast enough, with the weather turning much colder I don't want to run outside in the cold. Keith has gone to Corpus Christi, Texas for two weeks for work. MICKEY

"I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules."
Leo Durocher

Singer Little Richard is 73
Country singer Gary Allan is 38

Thought for Today: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney (1901-1966).

Sunday, December 04, 2005


a little shot of us at joy's company christmas party last night. i managed to find a t.v. and spent most of the night in the lobby. HOW 'BOUT THEM DAWGS.


The VA TECH Hokies took it on the chin last night in the ACC Championship game against FLA ST 27-22 and it wasn't as close as the final score indicated. The Hokies also got very frustrated towards the end of the game when the were whistled for numerous personal foul and unsprtsmanlike conduct penalties, they are the new Miami of college football. The Georgia Bulldogs hammered the LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship game 34-14, the Bulldogs were in control in this one. The Richmond Spiders lost 24-20 yesterday in the quaterfinals of the I-AA playoffs, the Spiders did have a pretty good year. The two high scholl teams from this area both lost yesterday, Stone Bridge 52 Matoaca 12 and Oakton 19 LC Bird 16. The Colonial did win last night in basketball against Hampton Roads Academy, I don't know what the score was though. The Richmond Riverdogs picke up a 4-1 victory over the Elmira Jackals last night at the RC, I have to say Elmira is not a very good hockey team and we play them twice more next weekend. Since the Redskins and Packers are playing so bad I have decided not to say anything else about them this week. Also on monday they are calling for some snow, I will have a update on the snow and the forecast laster today. MICKEY

Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.
Ken Burns

Actress-model Tyra Banks is 32
Actress Marisa Tomei is 41

Thought for Today: "Beauty is the promise of happiness." — Stendahl (Henri Beyle), French author and critic (1783-1842).

Saturday, December 03, 2005


There are some big college football games today that could effect the BCS in a big way. The first big game at 1pm has #2Texas against Colorado, 4:30pm #11UCLA against #1USC, at 6pm #13Georgia against #3LSU, at 8pm #5VA Tech against Fla ST. and also today at 2:30pm former CHHS football coach Bobby Ross leads Army against Navy. In the I-AA playoffs at 6pm Furman is playing the Spiders of the University of Richmond, that game can be seen on ESPNU. A couple of local high school teams are in the semi-finals of the state today, both games start at 1pm Oakton is at LC Bird and Matoaca is at Stone Bridge. The CH Colonials lost there opener last night to Trinity 69-50, Vince White led the Colonials with 12 points, the Colonials will Hampton Roads Academy tonight at Trinity. The Richmond Riverdogs lost 2-1 in a shootout at the RC, the Dogs are home again tonight against the Elmira Jackals. I understand Scott was injured wed morning at work when a pallet fell out of his truck when he opened the doors on his trailer, he injured his hand trying to keep the pallet from hitting him in the head. He thought he might have broke some fingers but x-rays proved otherwise, but Dr. Woodfin isn't so sure he didn't break something. MICKEY

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright

Country singer Ferlin Husky is 80
Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne is 57


1950 - Paul Harvey began his national radio broadcast. AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY, GOOD DAY!


joys day got started on a bad foot today, she woke to find that someone had sabotaged her car. on the day of the big game no less, what kind of dispicable person would stoop to this level to perform such atrosities. the next thing you know al-queda will be setting up a training camp in crawford county.

Friday, December 02, 2005


1862 - Circus entrepreneur Charles Ringling was born. JUST THOUGH YOU CLOWNS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW


I am glad it's friday, it feels like it has been a long week. The Riverdogs will play Adirondack again tonight at the RC, it could be another long night for the Dogs. The CHHS boys basketball team will open there season tonight against Trinity, they will also play saturday night win or lose at Trinity in the semi or finals of the tip off tournament. I hope to finish up all my shopping this weekend, I still have a few items to pick up but I would say I am about 90% done now. MICKEY

"I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes."
Leo Durocher

Singer Britney Spears is 24
NBC news broadcaster Stone Phillips is 51
Tennis player Monica Seles is 32

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Here is a collage that I made from our Thanksgiving Day visit to Me Ma Ruth's. MICKEY