Small Town Southern Man – Alan Jackson

Born the middle son of a farmer
And a small town southern man
Like his daddy’s daddy before him
Brought up workin’ on the land
Fell in love with a small town woman
And they married up and settled down
Natural way of life if you’re lucky
For a small town Southern man

First there came four pretty daughters
For this small town Southern man
Then a few years later came another
A boy, he wasn’t planned
Seven people living all together
In a house built with his own hands
Little words with love and understanding
From a small town Southern man

(Chorus)
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Callous hands told the story
For this small town Southern man
He gave it all to keep it all together
And keep his family on his land
Like his daddy, years wore out his body
Made it hard just to walk and stand
You can break the back
But you can’t break the spirit
Of a small town Southern man

(Chorus)
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Finally death came callin’
For this small town Southern man
He said it’s alright ’cause I see angels
And they got me by the hand
Don’t you cry, and don’t you worry
I’m blessed, and I know I am
‘Cause God has a place in Heaven
For a small town Southern man

(Chorus)
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Alan Jackson – “Small Town Southern Man”
Album: Good Time
Label: BMG Music

XRAIL Systems

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XRAIL Systems are Xtreme Roth Auto Indexing Loaders for shotguns.  It is a magazine extension system for shotguns that will allow a shotgun to have extra usable rounds of ammunition.  An XRAIL System loads the same way you would normally load your gun.  Once the main tube is full, you rotate the XRAIL System to the next auxiliary tube and load.  You repeat until all tubes are full.   When you shoot, the tubes will automatically rotate back to the main tube as the ammunition is unloaded.  The XRAIL System is flexible enough to be “topped off” or if not needed, you do not have to fill the auxiliary tubes and just use the main tube like you would normally use your shotgun.

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Better Late Than Never

I wanted to post this update earlier, but I blew my 4Runner up last week and left the camera in the car.

TheNewt drew this for my Father’s Day card. 😀

Happy Father’s Day

I really had a great weekend thanks to DD and the Newt!

Awesome 16 oz. ribeye with bleu cheese and walnut butter that makes you weep like a child Saturday evening with friends, delicious shrimp bake Sunday afternoon with the in-laws, New York style pizza  and a few holes of Wii golf with the family in the evening.

I hope you all had a great weekend too.

The Dark Side of Morning

I just noticed that the lid on our coffee maker looks like the back of Darth Vader’s helmet.

“And now, your highness, we will discuss the location of your hidden rebel base…<sip>”

Sal’s Chilean Style Hot Dogs

I’m actually well known for this with my friends. I saw it on a Food Network show, I don’t remember which one. It looked tasty and I filed it away for future use.

The very next weekend, I was at a friend’s son’s birthday. After grabbing a plate of food, I realized that I had all the ingredients for a modified version of the hot dog I had seen. After piling everything together I took my first bite.

I experienced a nice, salty crunch followed by the cool, tangy, sweet taste of the slaw and then a snap and burst of meaty flavor. It was weiner synergy. (Are you getting excited?)

Ingredients:

Hot Dogs (Your favorite brand)

Hot Dog Buns (Your favorite brand)

Cole Slaw (I prefer tangy)

Catsup  (You can use ketchup if you prefer)

Lay’s Classic Chips or similar (Don’t use ruffled or thick chips)

I prefer steamed hot dogs for that extra snap. Just add some water to the pot, make sure it doesn’t go above the steamer, then bring to a boil.

Toss in your dogs, turn off the burner and cover.

They’ll be ready in about 5 mins or so. Otherwise, nuke, boil, or grill them.

Put the dog in the bun, add catsup and top with cole slaw.

You can vary the amounts to your liking. 

I usually put the ketchup under the slaw, but DD said you wouldn’t see it in the picture.


Finally, top with crushed potato chips… Don’t be shy now.



Mmm… Enjoy!


I think the original had mayo, catsup, cabbage and chips, so this is just my recollection.

I know it doesn’t make sense, but please try it! The whole really is greater than the sum of its parts.

Mr. Smooth

David Arquette is knocked to the ground at a Lakers basketball game as he rushed to help a security guard deal with an unruly fan.

 But… That’s not what this post is about. Check out Mr. Smooth in the upper left corner.

I wanna be that guy.

My Sentiments Exactly

 TheNewt brought home this bracelet he made at summer day camp.

He was trying to spell “FUN,” but couldn’t find an “N.” So, FU!

Happy Hump Day Everybody.

Home – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros


Alabama Arkansas I do Love my Ma and Pa
But not as much as I do Love you
Holy Moly Me oh My your the apple of my eye
Girl aint never loved one like you
Man o Man your my best friend I scream it to the nothingness
that we got everything we need
Hot and Heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy Jesus Christ
Aint nothin please me more than you

(Chorus)
Home, Let me come Home
Home is Whenever I’m with you
Home, yes I am Home
Home is wherever I’m with you

Lalalala Take me Home
Mama I’m Coming Home

I follow you into the park, thru the jungle thru the dark
Girl aint never loved one like you
Moats and boats and Waterfalls, Alleyways and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you
Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
never could be sweeter than with you

like its only you and me jade/ebes your somethin to see

(Chorus)

Lalalala take me home
Mama I’m Comin Home

Jade, you remember that night you fell outa my window?
ya you came jumpin out after me
well, you were bleedin all over the place and I covered your ass with your dress and we went off to the hospital, you remember that?
ya
well there’s somethin I never told you bout that night
what didnt you tell me?
well, while you were sitting in the back seat smokin a cigarrette you thought was gona be your last, I was fallin deep, deep in love with you, and I never told you till just now!

(Chorus)

Home, let me come home, home is wherever I’m with you
Home, yes I am Home home is whenever I’m with you!

Alabama Arkansas I do love my Ma and Pa
Yes Home, yes ward! home is whenever I’m with you!
Home is whenever I’m with you.

Lordy, Lordy…

I can’t believe I’m forty.

People Who Share My Birthday:

  • 1502 Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1582
  • 1778 Beau Brummel, the foremost man of fashion.
  • 1848 Paul Gauguin, painter
  • 1896 Robert Mulliken, U.S. chemist, physicist (Nobel 1966)
  • 1897 George Szell, conductor
  • 1909 Jessica Tandy
  • 1917 Dean Martin
  • 1940 Tom Jones
  • 1952 Liam Neeson
  • 1958 (Formerly Known As) Prince
  • 1980 wizardpc
  • 1981 Anna Kournikova
  • 1981 Larisa Oleynik

On This Day In History:

  • 1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky
  • 1776 Richard Lee of Virginia calls for Declaration of Independence
  • 1839 The Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • 1905 Norway declares independence from Sweden
  • 1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • 1938 the 1st Boeing 314 Clipper “Flying Boat” is flown by Eddie Allen
  • 1948 Communists take over Czechoslovakia
  • 1953 the 1st color network telecast, from Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes first transfer to orbiting Salyut
  • 1972 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
  • 1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay law
  • 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1981 Israel bombs Iraqi plutonium production facility at Osirak
  • 2001 Tony Blair is re-elected in British General Election
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