Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My Birthday

I have to admit that today was a pretty cool birthday. I got MANY birthday wishes throughout the day, including some hugs solicited by Garland on my behalf. Got some really cool gifts also. Thanks to everybody who made it special including Ricky and Heredes for the heartfelt serenade (brings a tear to my eye even as I write this). FYI - my birthday meal was Little Ceasar's Pizza - one of my favorites, especially considering my dietary restrictions of late.

39 (but who cares?)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Special Treat

As hard as it may be for some of you to believe, I have been eating pretty well lately. Tonight, I had to take a brief vacation from that plan. My birthday is tomorrow and my son, Bailey, made me some special brownies. Brownies have never tasted so good. Now I have to run extra miles for the rest of the week, but it was worth it.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Mashburn Family Tradition

For the last 8 years it has been a well protected tradition in the Mashburn household to attend the Monster Truck Races twice a year. In August they race at the BankAtlantic Center and in February at Dolphin Stadium. Today we went to our 16th race and had a blast. Although I do get some ridicule for it, I always say, if you go once you will be hooked. Tickets for the Feb show go on sale Sunday at midnight. We will be seated on the front row 50 yard line. Below are some pics from today as well as one from our first show.

Grave Digger and Maximum Destruction Get Ready to Race

Monster Mutt doing a Wheelie

The only Dodge that looks better than mine

Grave Digger gets sic air

Nick at his First Show in 2001

Monday, August 06, 2007

Elevator Etiquette Part 2

When you step into the elevator, move to the back. Dont' just stop inside the door causing everybody behind you to body slam you. Surprisingly, you are not the only person in the universe.

One of the other people in the universe

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Elevator Attack!!!

Was anybody else ever taught any elevator manners? I was always taught that when waiting on an elevator, you stand back so that if there are people in the elevator when it arrives, they can exit before you get on. (Also taught to let women enter or exit first but that is another topic).

In our travels over the summer, we had several hotel stays that resulted in many elevator rides. Every single time we were getting ready to get off the elevator and someone was waiting, they would practically run over us to get in the elevator before we get out.

I don't get it. Are they afraid it is going to leave them? Are they afraid that no other elevator will come for them? Have they been waiting for hours and simply can't control the urge to jump right in? Or maybe everybody enjoys elevator rides so much more than me that I can't sympathize with their uncontrollable enthusiasm.

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