Thursday, August 21, 2014

Incomplete: <Title Here> (Video)–Throwback Thursday

This video has NEVER been placed online, so you are about to view something that few have ever seen before…and hopefully few will ever see. Smile 

(Below you’ll find a “trailer” for this movie that we posted on this blog over four years ago.)

This incomplete, nameless movie was filmed in July of 2010 with the LaMotte brothers and was the last “movie” we ever filmed.  We did some additional filming with the LaMottes to help complete this movie on August 21, 2010.  That evening would be the last time that our Dad would be at our house before he was rushed to the hospital and died a week later.

Don’t see much of a hope for ever finishing this movie, seeing as how we’ve probably all collectively grown four feet taller. Smile



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Snake and a Spurious Debate

July 25, 2014 –

Our friend's new calf, "Elijah"

Unfortunately most of my photos are from the “tail end” [pardon the pun] of the visit… 

Benjamin brought a little conversation piece with him in the form of a little black snake

Spotify Mood Music Option #1

This snake’s been getting some photo-posing lessons from a very popular pop-singer who will remain nameless.

Spotify Mood Music Option #2

Truss-ssss-st in Me…

The comment refers to the snake -
I’m not implying that Melanie has a lisp and/or a dubious reputation

Later in the evening, (remember this is post-midnight) Micaiah and I became embroiled in a spurious debate.

“…there are multiple reasons for that being the case.  Please let me expound…”
“But, wait, there’s more!”

“…and that’s why Belle is the best Disney princess.  Here’s why that matters…”

*Pulls glasses off for an emotional connection and dramatic effect*
I’m thinking: Hmm…it looks like I’m really striking a chord and from their faces, I’m really sensing an empathetic vibe…

…well that didn’t last long!

Notice: There’s no smile on MY face!

Melanie gets in my face

Micaiah tells me to walk out the door and leave…
..but neither of us could keep a straight face for long!

Eventually Micaiah calmed me down and very logically found a solution to our disagreement.

For those of you who don’t know know what spurious means (or didn’t take the time to look up the meaning when I used it earlier in this post) it basically means “fake” or “counterfeit” which are the best two terms to describe our little spat. 
Unfortunately, I’m afraid that we had a couple of people in the room convinced that we were in a truly heated and emotional debate instead of a repartee. Smile
“Mea Culpa, Me Paenitet”

The ladies having a discussion free from raised voices, enthusiastic gesturing and other conversational dramatics.

Peace out!

Oh, and “Mea Culpa, Me Paenitet” is basically, “My bad” in Latin.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lion Safari (Video)-Throwback Thursday

Ben and I made this hunting video parody way back in 2008 in our backyard.  After making a couple of similar spoofs we actually filmed several “GTC Outdoors” videos that featured real hunting/fishing.

Jerry Lartin is a subtle spoof from one of the personalities in Bass Pro Shops hunting videos, Jerry Martin (see him in the video below.)  The Okavango Delta is a real place in Botswana that features a large game preserve.

The bloopers at the end kind of poked fun at some things you usually won’t see in perfectly-edited hunting shows.  (Such as leaving a gun on safety, missing a shot, or your cameraman falling down.)

The dog/lion was Gideon – our golden retriever who died in 2010.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Six Skunks Shot

July 16, 2014 – My brothers have been asked by neighbors to get rid of some of the skunk population, because they’ve been pestering their animals.  Tonight they did just that!

By the way…don't think that you can get ever get THAT close to SO MANY skunks without having some major olfactory complications...and possibly never let indoors again.


Friday, July 18, 2014

An Independence Day “Ship’s Cook”(Video)

July 4th, 2014 -  I know that many of you have enjoyed the nearly-90 dancing videos that I’ve posted on this blog over the years…so I hope you enjoy the one below!

Unfortunately, my camera didn’t capture some of the guys doing some epic breakdancing “helicopters” off-screen during the gentleman’s “turn.”

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Creation Museum

4102 ,ht5 rebmevoN – That’s really weird…my keyboard was typing from right to left.  Maybe the first photo made it think that it was writing a reflection!

Moving on… on Nov. 5th, 2013 we visited the Creation Museum on the way home from the Worship of God Conference in NC.  <-Click here to check out posts from rest of the trip.


This kid was playing in the water the last time we were here, too.
Looks like Noah’s cooking and brewing has really branched out in the last few years.
We have spent SO many hours in this bookstore…
…A LOT of hours…
…but for some reason, I never noticed Proto!
Heading outside to the gardens
It’s always cool to come to the museum at different times of the year, because the gardens look different each season.
We’ve never been here during the winter
They added a new zipline and obstacle courses
Might have to try these out sometime