Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

Once again we found ourselves in New Orleans for Christmas, visiting Judy's sister Joyce, and husband Allen.  And once again we had a wonderful time, ate way too much food and thoroughly enjoyed the visit until we left for home early Wednesday morning.

We also celebrated Joyce's son, David's, birthday.  It was special because he turned 40.  And made even more special because he is obviously very happily in love with his new bride, Rhonda.

Here's the Movie: Christmas 2012 - The Movie

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sad Day at the Chicken Ranch

We'll be flying the Texas Flag high in the wind tonight for the man who made the Chicken Ranch famous around the world.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Larry L. King, a writer and playwright whose magazine article about a campaign to close down a popular bordello became the hit Tony Award-nominated musical, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," and a movie starring Burt Reynolds, died Thursday. He was 83.

No, ours is not the original Chicken Ranch, but we aren't that far from where the magical transition to manhood took place for three or four generations of eager Texas boys.

It was both famous and infamous, and apparently a lot of fun offering what comes naturally, at a price, of course. Or if you didn't have any cash, perhaps a couple of chickens.

Given the whimsical nature of our little piece of Texas, and the fun atmosphere in and around the Big Green Eggs in The Chicken Coop, it just seemed the perfect name for us too.

And some of y'all thought we raised chickens here LOL.

Goodbye Mr. King, you did well and created two legends in the process.

Spring "Staff Flying At Half Flag" Chicken
Spring Texas USA

PS  On December 24th there was yet another sad announcement that Charles Durning also passed away.


Here he is with Burt Reynolds in 1982's 'Best Little Whore House in Texas'

Durning gave a singin’-and-dancin’ turn as a look-the-other-way Lone Star State governor that earned him his first Oscar nomination, part of which was for his giddy and memorable performance of “The Sidestep” as he wriggles his Houston-sized body and duets with a 10-gallon hat the way Astaire twirled Rogers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I've Created the perfect Diet for Lazy People

The Ounce-A-Day Diet
The Simplest And Easiest Diet In The World

If you're like every other dieter on this planet, you've suffered through many frustrating days, weeks and months, perhaps even years of self-torture only to discover that every diet you tried was either expensive, very difficult to follow, or unsuccessful. Perhaps all three. To make matters worse, any pounds that you did manage to lose quickly came back within a few days after you thought you had lost them forever.

The reason for all your troubles is that the word "pound" or "pounds" is set as the benchmark for all diets to achieve.  I've addressed that and more in my web site:

Monday, December 03, 2012

Once In A Blue Moon - The Movie

An Egghead friend of ours from Fort Meyers, Florida is a photographer.  He's very good at it.

We've never met but he has shared some of his photos with us on the Green Eggers Forum.  We all Oooo and Aaaa at his skill and thank him for sharing with us, but I have come to the conclusion that his photos are so good that they should be seen by others outside our small group.  So I downloaded the images he posted this year and compiled them into a video which I uploaded to YouTube as an 'unlisted'  video.  Then I sent the link to him.  It was a total surprise.  He loved it and asked me to change it to "public" on YouTube so that everyone can see what he sees through his camera lens. 

I think you might enjoy it.

It was a fun project and I was happy to do it because he takes some really cool photos that should be seen beyond our small Forum. 

Update:  only one week after creating the Once in a Blue Moon - The Movie, it has received 500 views and is growing quickly as viewers pass on the site to others.  The power of the Internet is absolutely amazing.