Web Statistics Think! It's Not Illegal...Yet!: September 2005

Friday, September 30, 2005

Good Shows For Kids

My favorite cartoon to watch with Mat is Captain Planet. It can be cheesy at times, but it's great getting a good message packed into an entertaining and easily digestible medium. Matrim and I watch it together all the time, amongst a few other quality shows he likes. We also like: The Magic Schoolbus, Cyberchase, Maya and Miguel, Scooby Doo (the old ones), and Between the Lions (Athena got me into that one). It seems like you have to watch the quality old cartoons, or PBS if you want to see anything on t.v. that is programming "for kids". Let us know if there's anything else to add to the list that would be good. No Jory, not any of your cartoons. ; )

Now, of course, my favorite cartoons are the ones like South Park, American Dad, Simpsons, Family Guy, (and yes, we do let Mat watch them...it's not worse than living with me. lol)! And yes I do enjoy Scooby Doo (Shaggy and Scooby and their munchies never fail to make me laugh) and all the ones we let Matrim watch.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Some Of My Favorites

Tom and Athena W. hanging out at our house the first night many people got in. It was a chaotic night, but lots of fun!

This was some G-13 that got finished at the end of the wedding event.

Southern Humboldt Purple in the first few days people were here.

Matrim, Nick, Brian, and I accompanied Athena, friends, and her parents to check out some of the local stores.

Extreme close-up from Athena. I've had a few cookies. ; )

Grandpa and Grandma Hope's first night in town. Grandma is reading one of Mat's favorite books.

Matrim is checking out Cruisin World while we figure out the kegs.

Nick and Mat spent a lot of time playing. Here they are shooting hoops in Mat's room. Grandpa and Grandma Hope got him that hoop and my Dad made the nice toy box in the background.

The General Lee comes to Humboldt. I bet you didn't know we invited the Dukes of Hazzard to the wedding!

We have finally finished the first keg! It kept going, and going, and going, but Steve finally took the last cup at the end of our Talisman game.

Tom sees the flash coming just before I get the night picture off. Jory, Joey, and Tom are hanging around the fire with the group, after the wedding.

A good picture of Shane and Jessie at our campfire reception. We sure love camping with good friends.

It's a tie! Grandpa and Matrim both go down at the same time when they tried to see who could stay up longer.

Our bride-and-groom cake-topper. The bride has the groom attatched to a ball and chain on one leg. The groom has broken one leg from the foot and lost an arm in the effort to escape. : )

Playing some Cali, Tali. This is the "endurance challenge" match of Talisman we tried to play here in CA. Tom, somehow, was able to wake half-way up for each of his turns for several turns. We had to declare Steve the winner when it became evident that we couldn't finish the game. Athena had a good chance but just couldn't get her character going. We had 3 first-timers this game though.

Craig can't believe he's about to give away his only daughter. Athena sure looks beautiful!

Matrim is running up the beach after the wedding.

Athena captured this image of Joey getting intimate with her food. ; ) Athena didn't know it was a pose, she thought she accidentally snapped Joey eating down!

A wave from the wedding gorilla!

"I ain't your brother ya dirty hippie!" says Craig then gives a big smile. This was the big night at the bar.

Here's Steve, doing the Humboldt shuffle, at the town Plaza.

Here's the stripper from my batchelor party. Rod wonders if we're gonna have to tip the stripper. ; )

The whole group: Steve, Rod, Tom, Me, Jenny, Brian, and Athena W. are up on the redwood stump that is the pad for hole 2 at the Redwood course. Athena is taking the picture of us. This stump is about 8-9 feet tall on it's shortest side, and around 15 feet on it's tall side.

My personal favorite: Tom has had one too many drinks while trying to hang with the Talisman Endurance Challenge. I can't tell if the beer (I think it's actually ale) has spilled up his shirt, or if he's thrown up on his chest! Hahahaha...Sorry Tom, but that's just too funny!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Test 3

Ok, I got a return email from Blogspot about the errors I was getting. Apparantly it was their fault. Some sort of problem with their server. Supposedly the problem is solved, but I'm going to post this test before I make my larger post with several of my favorite pictures. I hope this works, because I'm pretty tired of wasting time doing something that already takes a lot of time with dial-up (although I do enjoy it when it works).

Debbie, Athena, Matrim, Craig, and Hershey are sitting together, on the beach, after the wedding. The Wedding Gorilla has shed his pelt!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ok, Test 2

Ok, here's my second test. I don't want to try posting a whole group, like I have done on the family site, until I see that my site isn't still having trouble! The error message I got when I tried to load my first test, 001 java.io.IOException: EOF while reading from control, doesn't mean anything to me. I couldn't find it in any of the help info and they haven't e-mailed me back yet about my question.
Ok, I'm gonna try one more time to post the draft of test 1, before I post this one.
Well, this should be no surprise: The error message that would NOT let me post the first 6 times I tried on test 1, is suddenly gone...WTF!!! The post sailed right on through, and I did exactly what I had all the tries before. Let's hope that Blogspot has finally got it together! I'll try this one, then do the big one if it comes through.

This is one of Matrim (with one of his extra big grins) hanging out the window of Matilda!

Picture Test

This is absurd!!! I decided to try just one picture on this post to make sure I wasn't going to have more trouble with posting pics and surprise, surprise...now it says I have some sort of stupid error message when I try to post this! I don't know if it's aol or blogspot, but I'm getting extremely pissed!! I guess I'll just leave this one like it is, even thought it's not even showing up on my site, just in my list of posts. I'll try again here in a few when stupid aol dial-up traffic isn't as heavy, as I think that might be part of the problem.

Here's a good one of me, Craig, Jory, Tom, and Athena W. the morning after the wedding! We were glad Jory and Joey decided to stay the night before. We wish Shane and Jessie could have stayed too. Joey must be at the bathroom. : )

Saturday, September 17, 2005

WTF Blogspot!!

WTF!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I'm supremely pissed off!!! I just spent the last 8 hours off and on (mostly on) trying to figure out what was happening to my blog!
I begin by pulling up my blog to see that the one picture I have posted there isn't coming up. I follow by trying to refresh my page, then I try pulling up my page from different links, just to see. Same result happens. I then talk to Jory and find out that he's having the same trouble. When he tries to open my page it doesn't show the picture at the top from the last post. (And not only that, he says many of my pictures from our family site aren't pulling up any more either!!! They were still showing up on my computer at the time, but it freaked me the hell out!)
I decide that Blogspot must have lost it or it got corrupted or something. So I then spend the next several hours trying to fix the original post. I upload the picture again and again and again! Over 10 times (I lost count) did I try to get a successful upload of the picture to replace the earlier post with, and none of them made any difference. Finally, I give up and consider the picture a lost cause...maybe there's some error in the picture where it will show up on my computer but not blogspot any more...or maybe someone flagged my last post for swearing or Tom in a gorilla suit...? So, I figure I'll try one last time to pull up my site since the family pics are still showing up on our site from my computer. And wouldn't you know it...it pulls right up as normal and I just wasted my whole fucking night instead of getting the family site updated or getting to respond to comments on mine and other's sites. (Plus being irritated to the extreme!)
FUCK AOL's and Blogspot's programmers, and all programmers who can't get their shit together enough to run their program as they advertise!!
I'll get to making another post here (with some of my favorite pictures) as soon as possible, now that my whole night was wasted. Also check the family site as I have another 7 (or so) categories of pictures to post. And Athena and I will get to comments, maybe tomorrow night.
p.s. Jory couldn't make the doctor til Monday, so no word for sure on his condition. Best of luck and keep us posted.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Wedding Pics

DAMN!! This takes forever with my slow-ass connection. I thought I'd get a preview of posting pictures to blogspot via AOhelL and man is it going to take forever to post the wedding stuff! I'm also worried about how the pictures are going to show up, but I guess we'll see when I post this. I guess I can drop the picture quality to match what will show up if it doesn't display at the level my camera does.

Here's a good one of the old gang down at College Cove before the wedding. I'm only going to post a few of my favorites on this site. I'll put in a link to the Family Mann site when we start posting here tonight or in the next couple days. Stay tuned as we'll probably post them in a few different sessions.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Getting Back up to Speed

Well, I have a break here for a minute so I thought I better get in a quick post. Man, what a fun/busy last couple weeks it has been! It has been a wild ride from the planning, to the people arriving, to the adventuring around Humboldt, to the ceremony, to the camping/partying, to good-byes, and to getting back to normal (whatever that is) around here.

We are SO happy that so many of our good friends and family members could make it out for the event. We thought the whole thing went really well! We only wish that we had more time to spend with each of you! There is so much to do and see that it really was just the tip of the iceberg that we were able to show you. We'll have to get you all back out here somehow or another. Especially Jory & Joey and Shane & Jessie since we got the least amount of time to spend with you guys!!

Well, you bastards (except Craig, he did his duties) have left me with an entire keg to try to kill off!! It looks like I'll be crawling to bed every night this week. Hahaha! Maybe I'll just lean up against the keg and pour directly into my mouth until it's gone or I am. ; )

I'll post again later tonight or tomorrow with at least 1 picture from the wedding. I've got to go now. My wife is home!! ; )