Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bad European Interiors and Weird Swedish 70's bands

Yes, there is a website where you can find the WORST of Europe, and more directly Sweden, in the early to mid-70's. It' called I've put it on my lists to the right. The site is quite small. It will only take you about five minutes to surf the entire thing. It has the worst of European Home Interior for 1974 (I have included a shot) and another section on Swedish bands (not named ABBA). Where do they find these people? I've seen better looking groups on the bottom floor at the horse races (If you have been to a major horse racing track, you know what I mean). These people are musicians? I think they just like taking the pictures. Anyway, I look up this site about every six months just remind me of another time. A time when you didn't need to be beautiful to be in show business. No Ricky Martin's or Shania Twain's here. Oh, not one. If you can find any person in any of these bands that would even...well, you know what I mean without me being mean. I am sure they have a good laugh at themselves when they sit down with their equally genetically challenged offspring and surf the site. Or maybe not. I challenge you to take a look at this site and feel better about yourself. If you don't feel better, maybe you should think about moving to Sweden and joining a band.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Clark's First Goal!

Yes, it was a proud moment for Daddy. My son stole the soccer ball and promptly took it from midfield to kick it in the goal! Oh, happy day! My son's first goal! While I held my camera, so sure I had captured his first moment of athletic glory, I saw the coach say something to him. Something that sent chills up and down my spine. "Clark, our goal is the other way". Oh, horror of horrors! He scored for the other team. I took the pictures and silently slunked away, avoiding the harsh stares of the other parents. Had Clark just lost them the game? What could they be thinking? How should I react? How do we live this down? My answer to everything. Pizza.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Amaris Birthday Party!

Amaris Birthday Party!

Saturday was Amaris Mae Dela Pena Birmingham's Birthday. She is now 3. We had Chocolate Ice Cream Cake from the Aqua Resort. She got a pink bicycle and a little girl kitchen. She also got some "jewelry", make-up kit, and some other nic-nacks. Clark got a jump rope. We had pizza for supper. She really wanted Pizza. OK, she kinda wanted pizza. OK, she didn't want pizza at all, so I ate it! Note: The putting together of the kitchen set was very interesting. It came in about 100 pieces. The directions were rather easy to follow and everything fit. It took me four hours to assemble. I just wonder who had the idea to make this in the first place. The time and effort it took to put all of this together could have probably best been used for something else, like planning a flight to Mars or along those lines. Anyway, Amaris had a good time.