Monday, May 26, 2008

Toilet Repairs

Apparently one of the toilets at my mom's house sprang a mojor leak this morning, which my brother discovered when he awoke. He asked me to go to Home Depot and get the parts to fix it.

There were dozens of toilet repair kits, and a whole wall of valves that connect a toilet to the pipe in the wall. I pretty much grabbed two at random.

Amazingly, they were the right ones. Harold wins again!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Slip. And slide.

We had a houseful today. My buddy Edwin brought his family and approximately half a pre-seasoned cow. Jon, another buddy of mine from high school, showed up with his daughter, who was shy.

And Jen and James and Kieran. And Smackie. And Cindy - Sonya's roommate from her first semester of college at Arkansas State - and her family. And Glen and Shelley and their kids. And Andy and his new boyfriend. I think that was everyone, but I might have missed a few. Literally a cast of thousands.

Once I had dispensed with my cooking responsibilities (thanks again, Dad, wherever you are, for building the indestructible stainless steel grill) I drank a little beer. Then I had to fling myself in the kid's pool a few times, and take a few runs down the slip and slide. It's summer! And my house! I had to do it.

Sitting on the couch this evening, I heard John rummaging around in the ice chest behind me. Seconds later he came towards me, carrying a beer.

"You can't drink that beer, John," Sonya said.

"I was getting it for my daddy," he told her, handing the beer to me.

I thought I was through drinking, but I had to drink that one. How could I not?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Perrilloux, Part 3

And the lucky winner is...Jacksonville State!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Perrilloux, Part 2

Oh, Ryan. Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. What are we going to do with you? According to Wikipedia (which is always right):

" Les Miles kicked Perrilloux off the team for 'not fulfilling his obligation' as an LSU student-athlete. He is reported to have a failed a drug test due to marijuana, missed a team meeting, skipped classes and was late for a handful of conditioning workouts."

So who the hell plays quarterback this season? Have I got a shot at it if I hustle and get registered for the fall? And where will Perrilloux end up? I mean, yeah, some jobber school somewhere, but which one?