Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Good Time For Lightning

Woke up to the best news ever!  It is hard to win game seven, especially on the road, so this is awesome.  Go Bolts!

And speaking of lightning, watch this video and tell me on a scale of one to ten how likely you are now to play outside in a thunderstorm...

(Does this have sound?  I couldn't hear anything...)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Five Things I Learned This Week

It has now been six days since my last post.  Which is apparently too long for some people. (Cough, Sean, Cough)  So here is something to tide you over for six more days.

1.  There is nothing worse than working out with a horrendous case of the hiccups.
2.  If Luke doesn't like the color of the water bottle he has waited for you to buy for 2 weeks, he will make you send it back when it finally gets here.
3. When donating plasma in South Lakeland, the best phlebotomist is Benny.
4.  Agreeing to do a triathlon in the ocean may have been a huge mistake...
5.  JennyEllen is darn good at taking seagull punching pictures.  I guess we'll keep her.

(Coquina Beach in Bradenton, FL)

For you, Brian!

Oh sure, Cindy will smile for JennyEllen....

The girls!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whale of a Time

Last Wednesday I got to be a chaperone for Cindy's 5th grade field trip to Sea World in Orlando.  The last time I went to Sea World I think I was on a field trip in 5th grade.  It had been FOREVER.  I was terrified that my shoes would be melting to the cement by the end of the day, however, yes, it was hot, but my shoes are still intact and by the end of the day a nice breeze came in and I survived just fine.  And bonus, hardly anyone was there- so my rule of never visiting a Florida theme park during peak season was not broken.  

We got to see the killer whales in a show twice- they put on an extra show for all the school kids right when you get there.  Quite remarkable that they can train these giant beasts.  

Cindy and her friend Riley decided to sit VERY CLOSE at the second show.  I was sitting a nice twenty rows up from them, but I knew that when I saw this:

They were getting soaked.  

Sea World is actually a pretty great park!  I gotta admit I was surprised.  
Next we hit the dolphin show.... 

Thanks to the giant bar blocking my awesome photo.  

When we showed this picture to Luke, he asked if this was Cindy.  
Now THAT would be a field trip, my friend.  

We also go to see this giant manatee doing the backstroke...

Some sweet sea turtles...

This blind possum.  Not at night!

And a seal show starring a walrus, an otter,  and two seals- one of which that was just NOT going to do the tricks that day.  Which made the show about 10 times more funny in my opinion.  

We got ice cream and watched the Manta coaster for a while.  
Which is my favorite way to do roller coasters.  

We also go to see PENGUINS!  And that was not my favorite part of the day just because the penguin exhibit is 32 degrees.  It didn't hurt, but those little guys are just cute!


The last thing we did before leaving at the end of the day is head over to the Dolphin Nursery outdoor tank and watch them for a solid 30 minutes.  Highly entertaining!  One of those things was a little creeper!

Cindy is upset that she is not a dolphin trainer,
but one day she will run that park!!

Who needs a selfie stick when you got a camera with a timer and stanchion 20 feet away?

I would like to publicly recognize and thank Cindy for her amazingly beautiful cooperating picture faces on this day.  Having that friend with us really did the trick! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Definitely The Best

There was a ton of activity on Twitter and Facebook this week surrounding the news of Tom Brady's suspension over his supposed role in 'Deflategate.'  Personally, I think the entire thing is beyond stupid, but I will completely enjoy the Internet fodder that has come as a result of it.  This is definitely the best reaction I have seen so far:


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Another Day, Another Trophy

Even though this is going to happen over and over and over again in my lifetime, I still don't think I will ever get sick of it.  Another soccer season goes into history.  Team USA came in third place overall for the season and Luke just keeps getting better and better.

Coach Maxx

PDQ for the end of the year party


Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I am sure at some point you have come across one of those "14 Hilarious Autocorrect Fails" or "412 Text Message Exchanges That Will Question Your Place in the Universe" type of lists.  Most of the time I find those either marginally funny or totally inappropriate.  However, today I ran across three that were neither.  Enjoy.


In my head I imagine that these two actually say "Dave" at the top....



Monday, May 11, 2015

A Luke Quickie

Today while in car line Luke asked me, "You know how they say 'Don't Drink and Drive?'"
"Well, can you use a straw so that way the cup isn't up in front of your face?"

So young, so innocent.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Throne Room

So what's the best way to end Star Wars week?   

Finishing your chores and then
kickin' back with a little Return of the Jedi.
(Which had ZERO setup from me, honest! My kids are just cool :)

A Leia (Cindy) Quickie

Monday when I put on my Kessel Run t-shirt, Cindy looked puzzled.  She saw it and said, "When did you do that race?"

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, my dear.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Open Line Friday

My next Star Wars shirt.....

Hilarious Single Sentence Movie Descriptions On T-Shirts

For the new dad with WAY too much time (and wood) on his hands...


Some brutal honesty from Tumblr.....

"But I'm sure you'll be fine..."

Christmas shopping for my brother is done...

I Love You I Know Star Wars themed mug. £6.50, via Etsy.

The only good thing about getting old...

Imperial Walker

What goes on inside my head....

Then you've never seen it! Therefore we cannot be friends anymore until you fix this issue...

If I could re-do my engagement photos....

The best engagement pictures to show your true love
You, me and AT-AT makes three

The next book I plan to read....

William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
A real book!

For next time at the shooting range....

Star Wars Shooting Targets |

When your joke gets out-joked...

Obvious fake

And finally, the greatest meme I ever found:

This makes so much sense.
but only if you're a Mormon

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I Find Your Lack of Quilts Disturbing

If my memory serves me right, one of Sweeneyville's two readers might be a quilter.  So this one is for you!  And me! To admire from afar.  Because I am not actually capable of making anything close to these things.  But I am totally capable of accepting one as a present.  Hint, hint.

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at



(7) Name: 'Quilting : R2D2 Star Wars quilt Pattern


Looking for your next project? You're going to love The Dark Side-Darth Vader-Star Wars by designer ws.kane.


Crochet Pattern - Star Wars Throw for the ultimate fan in your life!

Star Wars Quilt...Most Badass...


Patchwork Death Star

Yoda's view on quilting  :)