Monday, July 31, 2006

much better!!

now doesn't it look better now that the shell is gone? atleast it doesn't look like an old man car now!


Ferrari: Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) racing car driver and designer founded the company in 1929.

Mercedes-Benz: Karl Benz (1844-1929) is believed by many to be the inventor of the automobile. Mercedes Jellinek was a daughter of a German diplomat and investor.

Oldsmobile: Ransom Eli Olds (1864-1950) founded the Olds Motor Vehicle company in 1897.

Porsche: Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951), automobile designer and manufacturer, started his own company in 1930.

Rolls-Royce: A combination of Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933) and Charles Rolls (1877-1910 ). Royce founded the company in 1903 and Rolls promoted the car.


ANSWER to Riddles
Why couldn't John go to Joey's birthday party? The invitation said 4 to 6 and he was 7

What age is important to a car? Mileage
Today's riddle
What did the horse say when he finished eating a bale of hay?


The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening, actual temps will be over 100 those three days with indexes in excess of 110. It is strongly advised to drink plenty of fluids these days and to avoid prolonged periods of time in the heat, I am sure all the AC around here have been extremely busy the last few weeks. I did hear on the radio Saturday that somebody called and said the earliest they could get somebody to fix there AC was Thursday of this week because they have been so busy. The Appomattox League playoffs began tonight and we will be playing Prince George at 6pm at Prince George High School. Andrew's team lost yesterday but I don't know what the score was, they play again tonight at 8pm at the Robiuos athletic Complex. Keith is out of town again this week working for the gov't, this week he is in Moorestown, NJ, he has been allot of traveling lately. Well I hope everybody stays cool today and I hope some of you didn't eat to much birthday cake. MICKEY

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow

1875 Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, died in Carter Station, Tenn., at age 66.
1914 The New York Stock Exchange closed due to the outbreak of World War I. Trading didn't resume until December.

Singer Gary Lewis is 61
Tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley is 55
Actor Barry Van Dyke is 55
University of Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan is 50
Actor Wesley Snipes is 44
Country singer Chad Brock is 43
Author J.K. Rowling (''Harry Potter'' books) is 41

1980 Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
1964 Jim Reeves, U.S. country singer, dies in air crash at 39

Sunday, July 30, 2006

if you can't win be spectacular!!!!!!

is been about 2 years since i got a good fire shot!!

this guy just bought this car and was running his first race every!


Donna is in great company with her picture. Happy Birthday Donna!

Answer to riddle.
How does a tired baseball player feel?
Out of whack

Today's riddles: BIRTHDAY RIDDLES
Why couldn't John go to Joey's birthday party? and
What age is important to a car?


Well today is Donna's birthday and she is 49 and holding today, well maybe she will tell us later. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA, HOPE YOU HAVE NICE BIRTHDAY. Also today Donna and Al's wedding picture is in the Progress Index, they are the couple in the middle. Well yesterday I went down to the DMV in Hopewell and got my new driver license and I was quite surprised of how quick I got in and out of there. From the time I walked in the door and the time I left with my new license it took only 14 minutes, I thought I would be there about an hour, that definitely was my fastest trip ever into DMV. Andrew's All Star baseball team won the 1st game of the tournament yesterday 18-11 at the Robious Athletic Complex in Midlothian, they play again tonight 6pm on the National Field and monday night at 8pm on the American Field. CH will play Prince George monday in the playoffs of the Appomattox League at 6pm at Prince George High School, the winner advances to the 2nd round of the playoffs wed night at Hopewell. Carl Edwards won last nights Busch race in St. Louis, Denny Hamlin came in second. I have new injury this morning my right elbow is very sore from cutting the grass yesterday, it seems that the front wheel drive on the lawn mower isn't working anymore so I have push twice as hard to make it go thus making my elbow sore. It just looked at the waether for this week and now they are calling for temps to be 100 on both tuesday and wednesday with indxes around 110 both days, thats just to hot. AGAIN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA, MICKEY

When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Lou Holtz

1945, the USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Only 316 out of 1,196 men survived the sinking and shark-infested waters.
1619, The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, Va.

Actor Dick Wilson ("Mr. Whipple") is 90
Singer Paul Anka is 65California Gov.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 59
Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor is 58
School Teacher Donna Goulder is ??
Actress Delta Burke is 50
Country singer Neal McCoy is 48
Actress Lisa Kudrow is 43
Actress Vivica A. Fox is 42
Actress Hilary Swank is 32

1998 Buffalo Bob Smith, TV personality, The Howdy Doody Show, dies at 80
1996 Claudette Colbert, actress (Happened One Night), dies of stroke at 93

Saturday, July 29, 2006


What do little ghost wear?

Today's riddle
How does a tired baseball player feel?


Well you better enjoy today's cool weather in CH because after today they are going to turn the blow torch back on. Next week they are calling highs in the upper 90's for at least three days next week, as hot as it has been around here I think I am living in Georgia. I did make it down to Wal-Mart this morning but I didn't buy any donuts all, just bought some other groceries. I decided that I would just have a Milky Way and Pepsi for breakfast. I think I am going to over to DMV this morning at renew my drivers license if it's not to crowded, I have until next month but I hate to put things off to the last minute. The Busch Series will be in action tonight at St. Louis, the Nextel Cup Series is off this weekend. The Richmond Renegades signed three players yesterday J.J. Wrobel, David Dartsch and Scott Corbett. I think somebody is having a birthday sunday, stay tuned to see who it is. I have posted an old photo of Maureen and Keith taken few years back. MICKEY

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. Garry Marshall

To know who you are, observe what you do.

In 1957 Jack Paar made his debut as host of NBC's ''Tonight'' show.
In 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which created NASA.

Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole, R-N.C., is 70
Documentary maker Ken Burns is 53
Country singer Martina McBride is 40

2000 Dr. Rene Favaloro, doctor, invented heart by-pass surgery, dies at 77
1984 Fred Waring, orch leader (Fred Waring Show), dies at 84
1974 Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas and Papas), chokes to death in London at 32

Friday, July 28, 2006


Maybe this will make Mickey feel better because he almost got the riddle right yesterday.
Why was the calendar so sad?
Its days were numbered

Todays Riddle
What do little ghost wear?


Sometimes seen on NYC streets, huge canisters of liquid nitrogen are tubed underground through manhole covers to keep telephone lines dry.

Moths rest with their wings open flat, whereas butterflies rest with their wings together.

Humphrey Bogart never said, "Play it again, Sam" in the movie Casablanca.

Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."

Sherlock Holmes was not a real person.

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.


I have to say that I am very glad it is friday and I have two days off to rest. It has been a very busy week with three straight nights of baseball, so on thursday what did I do but go watch a little softball at Lakeview. Fellow blogger Lee was working the concession stand and his mom (fellow blogger) Melanie cam by to visit also. The Appomatox game tonight has been cancelled, the playoffs began monday night when we play Prince George. Somebody was asking about my injuries yesterday so here is an update: my back is completely heeled from from David ramming his go kart into mine, my ears are bothering me, that's right ears both of them have water in them, my left leg is getting better but still not 100%, and I also have a wisdom tooth that is a little tender but besides that I am feeling pretty good. I have posted a cartoon that I got off a messageboard that I thought was pretty funny, I think it speaks for itself. I have also posted a link from a editorial that I thought was pretty good an it's called "Life's Lessons Are There for Us All". Well I am off to work, I hope everybody stays cool today. MICKEY


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

In 1896 The city of Miami, Fla., was incorporated.
In 1945 A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building, killing 14 people.

Former Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., is 63
"Garfield" creator Jim Davis is 61
Rock musician Rick Wright (Pink Floyd) is 61
TV producer Dick Ebersol is 59
Actress Sally Struthers is 58

2004 Jackson Beck, voice over actor, Popeye, dies at 92

Thursday, July 27, 2006


What would you get if you cross a hen and a parrot?
A bird that uses really fowl language.

Today's Riddle
Why was the calendar so sad?


Napalm is named for its ingredients: naphthelmic acid, palmitic acid, and gasoline.

The term "spa" is derived from a town in Belgium of the same name, known for its baths and mineral springs.

The first animal in space was a dog named Laika, November 3, 1957.

U.S. currency measures 2.61 inches wide by 6.14 inches long, and the thickness is .0043 inches.

The approximate weight of a currency note of any denomination is 1 gram.


Last night at Matoaca High School CH split with Matoaca on what may be the final games of the regular season. In the first game we jumped out a pretty big lead and cruised the rest of the way, in the 2nd game we fell behind 5-0 in the 1st inning and did battle our way back before falling 7-5. We are suppose to play Deep Run on friday but those game may not effect the final standings so they may not have to played, we should no for sure this afternoon. The playoffs to start monday night. Most all NFL training camps are now open which means football can't be to far away, they will start play preseason games soon. The heat will be back on around here for the next few days with indexes over 100, it is still not as bad as it has been in California and Nevada were actual temps have been between 110-115 several times in the last few days. The Nextel Cup Series is off this weekend as the team prepare to go to Indy next week. MICKEY

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Erich Fromm

In 1940 Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon ''A Wild Hare.''

Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 75
Country singer Bobbie Gentry is 62
Sportscaster Irv Cross is 67
Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 58
Singer Maureen McGovern is 57
Comedian Bill Engvall is 49

In 2003 Comedian Bob Hope died in Toluca Lake, Calif., at age 100.
In 1992 Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice; he was 27.
In 1987 Travis Jackson, baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

my new to me 1979 "al"camino

what do you think the first thing i'm going to take off of it is going to be? its not in to bad of shape for a 27 year old car! or is it a truck?


Answer: Every one should know that Mickey got the right answer so this if for anyone that didn't see his answer
Where do little bears sit on a train?
In the cub- oose

Today's riddle
What would you get if you cross a hen and a parrot?


Murphy's Law is named for Captain Edward A. Murphy, an air force engineer who worked at Edwards AFB in 1949.

Albert Einstein's brain was kept in two mason jars in Kansas long after his body was cremated.

There are 25 remaining copies of the original Declaration of Independence.

A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags.

The common eggplant is white shaped like an egg. The more popular dark-skinned ones are of the Italian variety.


Well the CH team make it complete sweep on Dinwiddie last night winning two more games, in the last two days we are now 4-0 against the two Dinwiddie teams. With coach Holt unavailable do to a previous engagement I coached the team last night, the 1st game was no problem 10-0 victory but the 2nd game was more challenging as we fell behind 5-1 before coming back for to pick up an 11-7 victory. We will be playing at Matoaca tonight. The playoffs start monday night and they are single elimination. I understand that Joy is visiting New York City for business for a few days, the people who visit this blog are traveling all over the place. I have posted an old photo of Bernard being Bernard, it looks like the photo was taken on Christmas Eve many years ago. I think somebody is having a birthday soon. MICKEY

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
Niels Bohr

Today's Ponderable
Kind acts never die,
and what is kind in yourself
was waiting for you.

In 1775 Benjamin Franklin became postmaster-general.
In 1788 New York became the 11th state to ratify the Constitution.

Singer Dobie Gray is 66
Rock star Mick Jagger is 63
Actor Kevin Spacey is 47
Actress Sandra Bullock is 42
Actress Kate Beckinsale is 33
Gospel/Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 29

1992 Mary Wells, U.S. soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
1987 Joe Liggins, U.S. composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Answer to yesterday's RIDDLE
What happens when you don't dust off your mirror?
It gives you a dirty look.

Today's riddle
Where do little bears sit on a train?


Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world, but died before the trip was completed.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black person to play major league baseball, playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.

In 1949, Marilyn Monroe was crowned as the Artichoke Queen in Castroville, CA.

Someone without a sense of smell suffers from anosmia and can therefore be called anosmiac.

The word "Comet" comes from the Greek meaning "long hair."


It was a very long night in Dinwiddie last night but CH did pick up two more victories in Appomattox League action against Dinwiddie. The games did not end until 10:30pm and I didn't get home until 11pm and the mosquito's ate me alive. We have to go back out to Dinwidie tonight to play Dinwiddie's other team and we play Matoaca wed night. I am hoping that tonight's game will be a little quicker than last nights, both umpires had some pretty tight strike zones. Where has Mark been hiding, we haven't seen to many comments from Mr. Know It All lately, is he mad about something. I don't think Keith took his laptop to Michigan because I didn't see any comments from him yesterday. There were some technical problems with the server at times yesterday so I hope nobody got frustrated while trying to post something. Scott I hope yall got all your electronics back up and running now. MICKEY

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
James M. Barrie

In 1866 Ulysses S. Grant was named general of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank.

Basketball hall-of-famer Nate Thurmond is 65
Country singer Marty Brown is 41
Actor (''Joey,'' ''Friends'') Matt Leblanc is 39
New York Mets pitcher Billy Wagner is 35

Monday, July 24, 2006


The word "Salary" was derived from the Latin salarium referring to the salt allotment for soldiers in the Roman army.

Steak tartar was created by the men of Attila the Hun who tenderized raw lean meat cuts by placing them under their horses' saddles.

Forks as eating tools were introduced in Greece by 1100 AD.

Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.

crew chief and assistant crew chief

here's donna and libby barking out last minute instructions to their driver!! sorry i didn't get any ics of donna working on the car this time but i didn't want to get in her way!!


Answer to Yesterday's Riddle
What do you get from an Alaskan cow?
Cold Cream

Today's Riddle
What happens when you don't dust your mirror?


Well I have to say my ear is not bothering me as much because my left leg is. I think I pulled a hamstring in my left leg and I have no idea how a did it, my ear still bothering me but not as bad as my leg. I have posted the last two photo albums from Donna and Al's wedding below, they were taken by the wedding photographer at the wedding and the reception. It's still not to late for all you Sadler and for that matter Earnhardt Jr fans to jump on board the Denny Hamlin bandwagon, with the win yesterday he swept both pole positions and races at Pocono this year. I have posted a photo of him and his girlfriend in victory lane. Keith has gone out of town this week for some gov't work, he has gone to Rock Island, Illinois that sounds like a place they send gov't workers to straighten them out. The CH entry in the Appomattox League will be at Dinwiddie tonight, that is if Dinwiddie field is playable, there field doesn't dry particularly well either. MICKEY


The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Allard Lowenstein

In 1866 Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

Comedian Gallagher is 60
Actor Michael Richards is 57
Country singer Pam Tillis is 49
Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 38

Sunday, July 23, 2006

jason sponsler runs 3rd at ods

since the racing at vms was rained out we when to old dominion speedway to see jason sponsler race. he started on the pole feel back to 6th then moved up to finish 3rd. the main thing is he finished a race and the car is in one piece. they got in 2 complete races, the grand stock race was called after 30 some of the 50 laps complete when the rains came. didn't get to see the late models run their race. now the ride home in pouring down rain, from manassas to colonial heights, was adventure but thats another story!!


Well I went down to the Cingular store with the intention of buying a new cell phone but all I got was new battery for my old phone from Radio Shack. They told me that I couldn't keep the same plan I had if I was going to get a new phone and the next closest plan to the one I had was going to cost me about $11 more a month and I just wasn't going to pay that. She told me I could probably get a new battery for my a old phone down at Radio Shack and I did and it cost me $30, so by doing that I will save a little over a $100 this year. I just don't need a plan with more minutes and my old will do fine. Kevin Harvick won yesterday's Busch race at Martinsville holding off his teammate Clint Boyer, well sort off Richard Childress sent word to Boyers pits that if he was going to pass Harvick he needed to do it clean and he couldn't pass with out nudging him a bit. After the race Boyer was so mad that he left the track without making comment to the media, I guess he need to remember Childress is his boss. Denny Hamilin will lead the field in todays Nextel Cup event at Pocono, last month he aslo set on the pole at Pocono and went on to win the race, we will have to see later if he can pick up another victory. I have posted a photo of the Woodfin family with the bride and groom. MICKEY

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
Emily Dickinson

Why can't we not worry by not wanting to worry?

In 1885 Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is 70
Actor Woody Harrelson is 45
Model-actress Stephanie Seymour is 38
Country singer Alison Krauss is 35
Country singer Shannon Brown is 33
Baseball player Nomar Garciaparra is 33

1968 Don Lillis, NFL president for the New York Jets
1990 Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
1993 Jordan, father of Michael Jordan, murdered
1995 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer and guitarist, dies at 80


Answer : What college teaches you to drive on a divided highway.

Today's riddle
What do you get from a Alaskan cow?

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Well it's a very cloudy but muggy morning here in CH and it's a bit breezy also. We did have some very light rain showers overnight but they didn't amount to much. Well I went down to the Wal-Mart this morning and I couldn't get to about half the store because they were cleaning the floors but they finally opened those areas before I left so I was able to get everything I needed. The are getting ready to remodel the store again so when they finish I won't be able to find anything for a few weeks, it seems like to me that it wasn't that long ago that they remodeled the store. All you Elliott Sadler fans need to switch to the best driver from Virginia in Nascar right now and that's Denny Hamlin and he is on the pole for sundays Nextel Cup race at Pocono. Today the Busch Series is at the Martinsville Speedway and old DW will race probably race his final race in the Michaels Dream Machine, he was about mid pack in practice so don't think he will have that good of a day. I didn't know that there were so many Cincinnati Reds fans at the wedding but I guess if you are winning everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon. No my ear isn't any better but it still doesn't hurt either, just cant hear real good. MICKEY

I don't hire people who have to be told to be nice. I hire nice people.
Leona Helmsly

Walk where your feet are.

In 1587 a second English colony, also fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances, was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.

Former Senate majority leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole is 83
Game show host Alex Trebek (''Jeopardy'') is 66
Actor-comedian (Saturday Night Live) David Spade is 42
Football player Keyshawn Johnson is 34

Breaking Story: Mystery Solved

M&M Crispy to replace Elliott Sadler in the #38 car next year. Here (your right), you see Crispy meeting with some of the members of his pit crew. It is rumored that the Kool-Aid Man nosed out the Hamburger Helper Hand for his crew chief position. Please tune in to race coverage of the Pennsylvania 500 on TNT for more information on this breaking story.


In case you don't know Keith got the riddle right.
Why did the frog get kicked out of the navy?
He kept jumping ship.

Today's riddle.
What college teaches you how to drive on a divided highway?
I think someone will get this one.

Friday, July 21, 2006


The Portuguese Man-of-War, a jellyfish like creature, has tentacles that may be more than 30m (about 100 ft) long.

The skin of poison dart frogs contains a dangerous toxin.

Electric eels are capable of emitting a discharge of 600 volts.

The Pitohui, a bird from New Guinea, has poisonous skin and feathers.

Puffer fish can be poisonous to eat if not prepared properly.


Answer to yesterday's Riddle
What color is bad luck for sailors?
Maroon. I liked that one

Why did the frog get kicked out of the navy?


I am glad it is friday, it feels like this week has been the longest one of the year to me. I guess after coming off vacation last week and ear acting up a bit this week, also I think I might have a summer cold. The Nextel Cup Series is at Pocono this weekend and DW makes his return to racing this weekend at Martinsville driving his brothers Busch car, the DREAM MACHINE. They are calling for some more t-storms this afternoon in CH, hopefully they won't be as strong as the storms we had wed night. I have posted a photo of what Lexi thinks about her dad's action on the go kart track. MICKEY

Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
Andy Rooney

On July 21, 1861, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.

Former Attorney General Janet Reno is 68
Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 55
Comedian Jon Lovitz is 49
Country singer Paul Brandt is 34
Actress Ali Landry is 33

1967 - Jimmy Foxx, baseball hall of famer (Det Tigers/534 HRs), dies at 59

Thursday, July 20, 2006


The bark of the Willow tree was the original source for making aspirin.

Fresh water weighs approximately 8.4 pounds per gallon.

Man is the only animal that sleeps on its back. other than brady.

Mosquitos are responsible for the most human deaths due to the many diseases they carry.

Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.

Cows don't have upper front teeth.

A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of rocks.


Yesterday's answer
What happens when you fall in love with a jogger?
You get the run around.

Today's Riddle
What color is bad luck for sailors?


Some very big t-storms his CH last night dumping some very heavy rain, sharp lightning, gusty winds, and even some marble size hail for several minutes. By the sounds of all the sirens I would say that there were several lightning strikes here last night but I am not sure how many because I don't have a scanner here. The storms started just before 6pm and lasted to around 10pm, needless to say our baseball game was postponed and I don't think I have seen that much water on the stadium field in a long time. There is a chance of some more t-storms later today also. I have posted a photo of grounds crew at St. Louis trying to get the tarp on the field during a t-storm there last night, as you can tell they were having a bit of trouble with the wind. Also my right ear is still clogged up from going in the ocean last week, everybody sounds like there in a tunnel to me. MICKEY

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Harrison Ford

In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Va.

Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 62
Singer Kim Carnes is 60
Rock musician Carlos Santana is 59
Country singer Radney Foster is 47

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Here's your riddle

What happens when you fall in love with a jogger?


The Roman emperor Caligula once made his horse a senator.

Queen Elizabeth I owned at least 100 wigs in her lifetime.

The White House was originally gray. The mansion was burned during the War of 1812. When it was rebuilt after the war, it was painted white to hide the smoke stains.

The Cleveland Indians baseball team used to be called the Cleveland Spiders.

The United States bought Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 in 1867. (about two cents an acre)

The motto on one of the first U.S. coins was "Mind Your Business".

The word yo-yo originated in the Philippines and means "come back."

In December 1961, it was discovered that a painting by Matisse in New York's Museum of Modern Art was hanging upside down.


Well it looks like that Tropical Storm Beryl will stay offshore and miss the NC and VA coast over the next couple of days. It look like the biggest threats from this storm will be the rip currents that it could produce. By the way the water temp yesterday was a very warm 78 a far cry from most of last weeks water temp's in the upper 50's. Here in CH it is suppose to be just 90 today and only 85 thursday, I might have to pull out my jacket, in Knoxville, Ga today it suppose to be 101 though. The CH entry in the Appomattox League will be back in action tonight at Shepherd Stadium against Petersburg, gametime is 6pm. I have posted a few more photo albums on photography album site, I have provided a link below to get to the site, I will be adding a few more albums over the next few days. I have posted a photo taken at the reception of fellow blogger Gary and his wife Sharon. MICKEY


If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton

n 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.

Former Sen. George McGovern is 84
Country singer Sue Thompson is 80
Country singer George Hamilton IV is 69
Actor Anthony Edwards is 44
Hockey player Peter Forsberg is 33

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Commissioner of Go Karting?

I had just filed my appeal with the commissioner of Go karts Bobby Goulder to be re-instated from my lifetime ban given to me by chief steward Gary Fox and this was the response I got. How unprofessional for a Commissioner to be acting like this. I demand to be reinstated at once and would like a letter of apology from the Commiss.


All race horses become one year older on New Year's Day, no matter when they were born.

Summers on Uranus are 21 Earth-years long.

It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.

Abraham Lincoln appears on both sides of a US penny.

A ten-gallon hat holds about three-fourths of a gallon (2.85 liters).

Hummingbirds can fly backwards.


Do you want me to tell you the answer now or later. I will give you the answer later today. Let me know what you think.

Why did the judge send for a safecracker?

The jury was deadlocked


Well if you thought yesterday was hot it's going be hotter today and the heat index could approach 110 later this afternoon. It does look like it will cool into the low to mid 90's after today for a few days. The CH baseball team had a pretty tough night last night against Deep Run dropping both game of a DH, it just wasn't pretty at all and we just made to many mistakes against a good team, we play Petersburg at Shepherd Stadium on wednesday and Petersburg has already one several games this year. Andrew has another swimmeet at the Meadowbrook Country Club tonight, I am not sure what time it starts. Also Donna and Al's internet is back up an running, it seem like everybody from CH who went to the beach had internet problems upon there return. I have posted a photo of Al and Donna coming down the isle after the wedding, this photo is from Erik. I am going to try to put some more photo albums online tonight from the wedding festivities, between the internet being down and baseball I have been extremely ties up. MICKEY

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller

In A.D. 64, the Great Fire of Rome began.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 88
Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, is 85
Singer Ricky Skaggs is 52
Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 45
Actress Kristen Bell is 26

1989 - Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35

Monday, July 17, 2006


I feel like a riddle today. I've been inspired by the return of STOOPID FACTZ

What kind of saws and nails are useless to the carpenter?

Give up.

Seesaws and toenails

flat track racing at va motorspeedway

race winner was jared mee's, joe kopp 2nd and bryan smith 3rd


Charles Manson and Hitler were both vegetarians.

Food takes twenty-four hours to complete its 30-foot path through your body.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

The word "Cranky" comes from the fact that early automobiles were crank started. Someone having trouble starting their car was certainly cranky.

Your brain is 80% water.


Well it's back to the old grind today, after doing pretty much of nothing but relaxing for the last 10 days except for the big wedding it's going to be tough to go back to work today. When I got back home last night the internet wasn't working and that put en in a bad mood pretty quick, the problem appears to have been in the device that sends the signal to the laptop, there were some lose connections with that device. The blog was pretty dead yesterday, not a whole lot of visitors and only two comments all day, where was everybody where yall still hungover from vacation. The CH Appomattox team will be in action tonight at Shepherd Stadium against the 2nd best team in the league the Deep Run 2nd entry in the league, there 1st team is the best team in the league so they should have a very strong high school team for the next several years. It is going to be very hot the next couple of days with highs approaching 100 and heat indexes well over 100, you need to drink plenty of fluids. I have posted an old photo of me and Keith on the beach at Nags Head from back in the early 70's. MICKEY

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Baltasar Gracian

In 1955, Disneyland debuted in Anaheim, Calif.

TV personality Art Linkletter is 94
Comedian Phyllis Diller is 89
Actor Donald Sutherland is 71
Actor David Hasselhoff is 54
Contemporary Christian singer Susan Ashton is 39

1961 - Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74
1974 - Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
1988 - Bruiser Brody, wrestler, stabbed to death

Sunday, July 16, 2006


I just heard from Mickey and the internet was down when he got home so if you don't hear from him it is still down working.


Well after relaxing week on the OBX I will be heading back to CH and back to work on monday. Me and dad will probably leave between 4 and 5 this afternoon for the trip back. Dad will be coming back to the OBX on wednesday though. It was a very hot and humid day down here yesterday but it does appear that it is going to be a bit cooler today. Last night we went back to the Black Pelican for supper and it was as good as it was earlier in the week when we went, I got the ribs last night and they were very good. I think Scott got home around 7pm last night and I am sure that he will have some comments for the blog about his long trip home. Al and Donna went to the motorcycle races last night at the Virginia Motor Speedway, he will probably post some photos from that event later today. My ear is still has water in it, it doesn't hurt but I can't here much out of it though. Keith how is your ear doing, is it better and did that stuff you bought at Walgreens help it any. I think that we are going to go down to the The Dunes for lunch today, they have a pretty good lunch buffet on sunday. I have posted a photo taken on top of the Wright Brothers Memorial earlier in the week, Scott set the timer on his camera and race to get back into the photo. Carl Edwards won yesterday Busch race at New Hampshire, today the Nextel Cup driver tackle the New Hampshire track. Well I have to go burn a few calories. MICKEY

To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick

In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

Country singer Craig Morgan is 41
Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is 39

"Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Well after a very eventful week on the OBX everybody has started to head home. Keith left last night before supper and Scott, Joy, Dusty, and Scottie left this morning at about 7:15am on the way back to Georgia. Al, Donna and Julianne will be leaving later this morning and me and dad will be leaving sunday afternoon heading back to CH. Last night we went to the Lone Cedar for supper and while we were there a pretty good storm passed by while we were eating dinner. It looks like is going to be warm again on the OBX with heat indexes around 100 again today. Looking ahead to to next week in CH it looks like the oven will be on with temps in the mid to upper 90's all week. Ryan Newman won the pole position for sunday's Nextel Cup race at New Hampshire. I have posted a photo of mom, Donna, Joy and Julianne on Jockey's Ridge taken earler this week. I will be posting some new weeding photos when I get back to CH. MICKEY

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
Aaron Rose

In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state readmitted to the Union.

Singer Linda Ronstadt is 60
Model Kim Alexis is 46
Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 43

Friday, July 14, 2006


Well today is the last day that everybody will be here at the beach together and it looks like the weather might keep up us off the beach today. There is a steady rain falling right now and there is a 60% chance of rain today. Hopefully it will clear up enough for us to be able to go the beach this afternoon for a few hours, if not it looks like everybody might get some shopping in today. It was a very nice day on the beach yesterday despite the H2O temp being 57, with the heat index being over 100 the water felt very refreshing. Last night we all went down to Jimmy's Seafood Buffet for supper and stuffed ourselves. The food was pretty good but I thought it overcrowded for the size of the building, it felt like all the other tables were right on top of you. Also yesterday it was determined that the lucky dog was not consumed friday at dinner and that it was consumed yesterday at lunch by you guessed it Leeza and Brady and they didn't seem to mine that it was a lucky dog. I have also enclose a photo of Keith using his head as a hatrack. The Nextel Cup Series visits New Hampshire this weekend, maybe Kenseth will take Gordon out this weekend in a little payback. CH also will be back in action in the Appomattox League tonight against Dinwiddie weather permitting, maybe Lee will get to pitch a little more tonight. Also it won't be long now until STOOPID FACTZ returns. MICKEY


Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
E.E. Cummings

In 1976, Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York.

Former President Gerald R. Ford is 93
Former football player Rosey Grier is 74
Country singer Del Reeves is 74
Country musician Ray Herndon (McBride and the Ride) is 46

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I will have to say that wednesday was very eventful day at the beach. In the morning a large portion of our group went over to see the Bodie Island Lighthouse, it was the first time that the Georgia contingent had seen the lighthouse. After visiting the lighthouse they headed by to Kill Devil Hills to go out on the beach. While they were visiting the lighthouse Keith arrived on the OBX. Well I have say our entire group(12 of us) headed over to the beach, me included I think I have been on the beach more this year than the last two combined. I think we stayed on the beach for about three hours or so and a few people picked up a few injuries. Dusty and Scottie are probably a bit sore as the showed everybody on the beach the wrong way to use a skimboard and I have say that it wasn't to pretty. Dad picked up a sore knee when Dusty lost control of his skimboard and it crashed into dad's knee, besides that it was a pretty good day on the beach. After going to the beach it was time for supper and that means it was time to see if anybody got a lucky dog, were not sure who got but as you can see by the photo there were several candidacy for it. After supper we decided that we would go over to Jockey's Ridge and climb the sandune and I don't I have ever seen so many people there and we even ran into some people from CH there. Well after climbing the dune and seeing a pretty nice sunset it was time to head back to the car. Well on the way back to the car several members of the group decide that they want to have a race sown the sandune, a couple of them this morning are probably thinking that wasn't to good of an idea. Scott and Dusty crashed pretty hard at the bottom of the dune, although we don't have any photos of that we do have couple of photos that Al took of the races. In all it was good day on the OBX. I also understand that Lee made his Appomattox League pitching debut last night, from what I heard CH split a pair with Manchester. Well I going to check on the wounded next door. MICKEY

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Mary Tyler Moore

Ten years ago: After battering the Carolina coast, the weakened remnants of Hurricane Bertha moved north, spawning tornadoes and dumping rain from Maryland to Massachusetts.

Actor Harrison Ford is 64
Singer Louise Mandrell is 52
Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent is 44

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


We didn't make it to the beach on tuesday which was ok with me, three days in row just might have been to much for me anyway. We did go and do a little shopping before Al, Donna, and Julianne got here yesterday afternoon, I didn't by anything but Scott and Joy bought a few things. Last night all 10 of us went down to the Black Pelican for supper and I got the prime rib and it was very good, most of the rest of the group got pizza and by all of the empty plates there's must have been pretty good also. Keith is coming down here to OBX later this morning, hopefully he will make down before we head to the beach. We will be having Bobby's Burnt Burgers for supper tonight along with hot dogs for those who like them. The temps down here on the OBX have started to rise the last few days and the humidity as well but it is still not as hot as it is back in CH. Scott just returned from his run and I am getting to go so I will talk to everybody later. MICKEY

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

On July 12, 1862, Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.

Comedian Bill Cosby is 69
Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 58
Actress Cheryl Ladd is 55
Country singer Julie Miller is 50
Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 50
Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 35
Country singer Shannon Lawson is 33

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Mickey's Place


After conferring on numberous occasions with Racing Commissioner Bobby Goulder the following penalities were anncounced today:

Melanie: 2 weeks suspension from Kart racing due to knowing better than trying to race with the boys.

David Staples: Lifetime ban from the new track due to conduct detrimental to the sport of kart racing. He is charged with hitting women and kids even though King Richard Petty said women do not belong on the racetrack. He will have to run outlaw tracks under an assumed name from now on.

Di: 2 weeks just like Melanie. Sorry but you were slightly injured.

George: Lifetime ban from driving any kart with the numbers 8 or 3 due to conduct detrimental to the sport of stock car racing to wit using your car as a weapon. You must drive car number 24 from now on since it seems to better fit your style of driving.

Lee: No penality just probabtion for driving on the track with this crew.

Mickey: Because of the severity of your injury you are hereby retired from driving any type of racing vehicles just so we don't have to hear about it anymore.

Scott: Lifetime ban from karting just because of your on track conduct and your violent history of beating up the Pepsi punk.

Almo: Probation until you get the number 7 inspection sticker taken care of on Donna's vehicle. Suspended until taken care of.

And finally-

Donna: You're an angel. No fine, no penality. Just hit them harder next time. Brides are just special people.

Anyone can attempt to appeal these decisions to the Commissioner of Racing, Bobby Goulder, but he won't listen. As a matter of fact please feel free to whine to him as he has the power to assess additional penalities as he sees fit.

Have a nice day!


Here is a photo of fox that cam by for a visit last night, he has a piece of cornbread in his mouth that mom had thrown out for th birds. MICKEY


Well for the 2nd straight day Mickey made it over to the ocean, the ocean was a bit calmer yesterday and it also was a bit warmer with the H2O temp of 74. Today however there is an increased chance of rip currents which may cause the officials down here to put the red flags up, I also still have water in my ear so everything sounds muffled to me. Me, Scott, and Scottie went down to the Wal-Mart yesterday to pick up few items, one which was a football which threw some on the beach yesterday and there were some very questionable arm in the group. Last night for supper we brought a combo pack of food from the High Cotton BBQ and it was pretty good, there was a little bit of everything in the combo pack. Last night after supper we went over to the Wright Brothers Memorial and took a few photos of the memorial and of the sunset last night, I have posted a couple of photos from over at the memorial. Dad says that one of the photos speaks for it self. Al, Donna, and Julianne are coming down to the OBX today and I think we are going to the Black Pelican for supper tonight. Well I have to go me and Scott are getting ready to go running. MICKEY


In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass.

Singer Bonnie Pointer is 56
Actress Sela Ward is 50
Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 47
Country singer Scotty Emerick is 33

Monday, July 10, 2006

Check out who's dancing

Sharon Murdock sent me these pictures

This is what I call dancing

Posting these pictures are going to take more practice.


I hate to make everybody so hungry this morning but on our first day at the beach Joy and Scott made us a great steak dinner. We had salad, baked potato, steak and some dinner rolls. I have posted a few photos of Joy and Scott cooking the meal and a photo of the finished product also. I have to say Joy was doing most of the cooking, Scott was in charge of the already cooked dinner rolls bought at the store. The food was very good and there weren't to many leftovers but Leeza and Brady were happy to get little bit of steak. When Keith, Al, and Donna get here we are going to have hamburgers and hot dogs. I even made it down to the ocean yesterday for the first time this year and the water was very nice, there was some very good waves and the H2O temp was 72. However I do now have water stuck my right ear to go along with all my other ailments, my big toe is much better but my back is still pretty sore. It looks like it might be a bit warmer today here at the beach which will be ok with me, it was a bit cool on the beach yesterday. Jeff Gordon won yesterday's Nascar race in Chicago wrecking Matt Kenseth with a few laps to go to pick up the victory, Jeff Burton was the highest finishing driver from VA finishing 2nd. Well I have to go burn off my steak dinner. MICKEY

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce

In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver is 85
Former boxer Jake LaMotta is 85
Tennis player Virginia Wade is 61
Country singer-songwriter Ken Mellons is 41
Singer-actress Jessica Simpson is 26