ELVIS PRESLEY (January 8, 1935–August 16, 1977)
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Guess what hubby got for his birthday from his wonderful wife?!?!
We're going to see Larry The Cable Guy in November!
Is anybody else going?
Tickets are on sale now for his Alltel performance on November 6th.
The following is by our son, Dylan. He is fifteen years-old and plays football at Conway High School.
Today is Thursday, so that means I had to wake up early to go lift weights with all my linemen homies. I got there about fifteen minutes early and relaxed until we started.
My offensive line coach, Coach Bing, did roll call to make sure everyone showed up. After that, we went upstairs to start lifting.
We worked out for about forty-five minutes. Then our head coach, Kenny Smith, said, “Alright men. Be here at 3:30 for pre-practice and we will hit the field at 4:00.” Then he asked, “Anything else, coaches?” Then he looked at us and said, “Alright, stack it up on the Cats.” So we headed downstairs, stood on the word “Cats”, and put our hands in the center of the circle. Then we yelled, ”One, two, Conway! One, two, Wampus Cats!” Then we were dismissed.
I usually ride home with my friend, Ethan McMoran. But he wanted to stay and help Coach Sessions move books to his classroom. I didn’t want to wait, so I decided to find another ride. I asked one of my fellow linemen, Matt Livingston, if he could give me a ride. He said, “Sure that would be fine.”
I got in the car and I saw his dad walk over to the passenger door. Matt walked over to the driver's side. That made me a little nervous, so I asked his dad, “So Matt is driving, eh?” He said, “Yeah, he’s got to learn.” I thought to myself, “Let’s see how this turns out.”
As I sat in the back seat, I made sure to buckle up. We drove out of the parking lot and headed towards the roundabout on Prince Street. Just by the tone in his father’s voice, I could tell he was nervous.
We started in the left lane of the roundabout. So far, so good. He then turned on his blinker to get in the right lane to go down Western Avenue. We saw another car, which is supposed to yield, entering the roundabout. Mr. Livingston started screaming at his son, “You can’t do that! That’s against the law!” Matt became flustered. “What?” “I didn’t know.” Now I’m really nervous. I don’t know whether to laugh or be scared.
Matt’s father continued to yell, ”Slow down! Stop!” Matt got in the right lane anyway. By now the car behind us has honked numerous times. A frustrated Mr. Livingston unbuckled his seatbelt to get in the driver’s seat. However, he didn’t get the chance, since Matt kept driving. His dad then stuck his arm out the window and flipped off the other driver.
We finally got through the roundabout, unharmed. As we pulled up to my house, Mr. Livingston said, ”It’s exciting, isn’t it?” To which I wearily replied, ”Yes sir. It sure is.”
Time for a laugh! Y'all have a good weekend and God bless.
S..l..o..w and easy, or zipzipzip? Nah, I'm not talking about how crazy you drive on I-30. That's obvious! What was on my mind this morning was the idea that we still haven't adjusted to having the Internet, and now that its growth has slowed, at least in the broadband arena, my dreams of meeting Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are (sniff, sniff) done for.
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The Hawg kindly asked me to contribute to this most excellent blog.
Now then...some of you may be asking, "Why the heck is a New Mexican posting at All Arkie Army?!
While it is true I am not an Arkansan native...I did work in The Natural State, driving truck for the now defunct Cannon Express in Springdale, AR. So...I'm kind of an ex-patriot...which makes me an honorary Arkie...I will serve as ad hoc ambassador from New Mexico for now, in hopes of strengthening Arkansas/New Mexico relations ("Is he serious?"...well, not really, but if you have questions about green chili, hot air balloons, aliens, nuclear weapons or orange barrels, please ask).
I look forward to visiting and meeting all my fellow "Arkie Soldiers" in the next few days. Peace and joy. -Dale (aka The Mad Celt)
Like a lot of Americans, I am afflicted with a job although I'd rather bum around the house all day (and you can tell when things get busy at work -- I'm not as active around here, for example).
Unlike most Americans, however, I get to write stuff -- lots of stuff! -- all day long. So, here are a couple of my career-related entries on my other blog, Straight Shooting Real Estate.
Here's one all about the Arkansas housing market. Sales were terrible, yet average prices went up in June. Why? I have no idea.
And, you can access the latest edition of Realtor® 'Rightings (my, but I do detest that name) right here. I'm the editor, ad rep, chief writer and primary photographer. I got to do everything, seemingly, but give the magazine a suitable name. Such is life in the working world, yeah?
Yes, I've been slacking lately. How anyone keeps up with both generating content and social marketing, I'll never know.
At any rate, here are some of my latest posts. I haven't posted them as I haven't been checking your posts as I should. That, however, is about to change...
The Hawg declares Jeff Foxworthy his Nemesis!
"More hops than a three-legged dog?!?" Is the world ready for Bella Beer?
Does the John Edwards affair matter? Heck yeah...
Need a cat name? The Hawg is an expert.
Wow, I am lovin' this Arkansas weather we're having right now! It's great. We need the rain and the milder temperatures made for a great John Deere Birthday party for my little guy last weekend.
I'm tellin' you folks, this is a pregnant woman's dream!
Come on over to CrAzY Working Mom and see more about Greene Birthday Party and more. :)
Yep. There were some problems with the site earlier and I figured I should explain that.
Now, The Hawg is not an expert at all that technical Internety stuff, so I went searching for a dynamite template for our mighty, mighty home on the Web. I found one and downloaded it. It turns out the graphics were hosted on another site and the person who put the template together cut off the ability to load images from it.
So, I worried, stewed and figured out how to host everything myself. So, everthing should be back to how it was.
Sorry about the interruption.
I've also been giving some thought to our site. It's not growing as much as I'd like and that's probably my fault. We need some attention, I think. So, here's what I've dreamed up -- how about an "Honorary Arkie" award? We could give it to five people per month AND invite them to become members over here.
Any "yays," "nays" or "you've lost your mind, Hawgs?" Y'all let me know.