Thursday, December 29, 2005

Not everyone likes Santa

Some kids are scared of the jolly old man. If you think this is Parke and Ben, you had better look again.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Real Live Preacher

The Preacher has been excellent lately. Don't miss his latest thought provoking essay.


On a routine perusal of Jeanne's website I noticed that her CD is now available on I-Tunes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Not so Random Dylan . . .

"When I was in Missouri they would not let me be.
I had to leave there in a hurry. I only saw what they let me see."

Monday, December 26, 2005

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Shelly finally made it home today. The girls sure were missing their Momma. There is no better medicine than having a two-year old curled up in your lap.

Shelly's still recovering. She probably won't make it back to school for the first week. But she's definitely getting better. Yesterday I didn't think she'd be able to come home today.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Have a good new year!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Emergency Appendectomy for Mrs. Seamhead

I just wanted to let everyone know that Shelly had an emergency appendectomy Wednesday evening. She made it through the surgery ok, but Roger says she won't be released from the hospital until Saturday. Thus, she and the girls will have to forgo their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Wisconsin.

Please everyone keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

random Dylan lyric of the day (hour? minute?)

Cadillac ... good car to drive after a war

A Christmas Tale

Here's a Christmas Tale to warm your hearts on a cold day.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Top Things Boz & Tammie Should Do Before Baby

Those of us with kids know that once kids arrive, life changes in many facets. I thought we could provide a tip list of things The Miller's should do before Baby Boz gets here either in preparation for or because they may not get to do certain things again for a long long time. I'll start and then you can add to the list.

1. Sleep (I am almost ready to volunteer at a sleep clinic just so I can get some sleep)
2. Go Out to Dinner and Movie (there's a reason that show is on TV for people who don't go out)
3. Get Help (Line up some people (i.e. family) to help the first week or two you are home. Buy or make some comfort food frozen meals like lasagna pans, etc that you can heat up in the oven.)

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Tom and Tammy, we haven't heard from you lately. How about an update. Your days of quiet, peaceful dinners, restful nights, and sleeping late are almost over.

You'll have your hands full!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Why the Cards are still the best team in the NL

Because he plays for the birds..........

.......and they don't.


Lake Springfield in winter. You can't beat it.


Our Fake Drilling Debate

G.F. Will or G.F. Swill?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Just call me Jeffrey CASH

OK, I refuse to admit that the amazing, fantastic, wonderful film "Walk the Line" had anything to do with it, but when I saw the beautiful black Taylor 610ce on Ebay, it was love at first sight.

I don't usually go for colored guitars. I like a beautiful wood tones. I don't even want a pick guard fowling up a high-end slice of sitka spruce or Koa or some other beautiful wood. Still, I did like this "Johnny Cash-esque" guitar - and I'm pretty freaking excited to finally own a taylor guitar, with is sort of like owning...oh, I don't know, a really good softball glove as opposed to any piece of leather that will catch a ball.

I've wanted a Taylor for a long time (five years +/-), but the high price tags alway scared me away. Luckily I found this one for less than half of the price of the same model brand new. Also, I think my sister getting her SECOND beautiful Taylor guitar sort of forced my hand.

So, no pot stirring, no huge news, just wanted to share my good news.

Oh, and Walk the Line really is a fine film. I liked it better than "Ray," and I think that Juaguin Phoenix and Reese W. both did a fantastic job.

I expect Phoenix to be right next to Phillip Seymore Hoffman (Capote) in the Oscar line-up. Capote is a great movie also. A bit slow in places, but Hoffman just nails it.

Monday, December 12, 2005

1,001 and counting

This one is for you Andy B. You called for a debatable it is.

At 12:01 PT, Stanley "Tookie" Williams will be given a lethal injection after being denied clemency by the Governator. Despite his claims that he did not commit the killings, he was convicted of the 'execution style' slaying of three individuals.

His supporters request for a stay of execution has primarily been based on the argument that he should be allowed to continue his anti-gang work. Whichever side of the capital punishment fence you fall on, this is a weak argument. His supporters are using a non-legal argument to try and rectify a legal situation. But I guess if the normal arguments haven't been working, sometimes you have to try a new approach.

Andy, consider the pot the fun begins.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The hot stove is fired up...

The KC Star is reporting that the Royals are planning on trading Jeremy Affeldt and Mike MacDougal for Anna Benson and a player to be named. Rumor has it that player may even be Kris Benson.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Going to Disney Land!

Amy and I are taking the kids to Disney this next summer. Anyone been there? Any advice? On the way we plan to stop at Daytona for a day and check out the NASCAR attractions.