Monday, June 27, 2005

Hot Stuff

Honey-Do chores not withstanding, it appears that the week I chose to take vacation is going to a good week. Sure, it is hot as my little friend at the left suggests. Both Saturday and Sunday were in the 90s, and as such the chill of the air-conditioned confines of our house was preferable to being outside. However, we did venture out Sunday afternoon. Friday was my daughter's birthday, her 31st, and we had made arrangements to take her and her fiance' to dinner to celebrate. We had a nice meal at our favorite restaurant, the Texas Road House.
Gretchen had a six-ounce sirloin steak, Scott had the half rack of baby backs, Jeanne had chicken critters, and I polished off an All-American burger and a side of chili-fries. All in all, we were quite satisfied; you don't leave that place under-nourished by no means.
Full bellies + stifling heat = a lazy remainder of the day. (Sorry about the quantum
theory.) That left the rest of day, evening, night, and (yawn) morning to practice a few new (to me) features to enhance my blogs. The fruit of that practice can be seen in the blogs: "Mission: Possible,' 'Strain The Brain,' and 'Happy Birthday USA."
How useful images, animation, shadowed letters and scrolling text will prove to be in the long run, I don't know, but I do like the appearance of my postings better than earlier ones. As for the cartoon characters, such as Hot Stuff the little devil seen here, I just randomly searched for a few I could remember, especially those I considered favorites. Popeye the Sailor was used in the previous post, didn't find an animated one, though I tried.
~~Marvin the Martian is my all-time favorite cartoon character. The floor mats in my truck are, you guessed it, Marvin. He can be found on my key chain, a coffee cup, several tee-shirts, so why not on my blogs? I found some audio-files of Marvin's notable lines, but as of yet I haven't figured out how to up-load them my site. I will, I will. After all, it is Marvin!


Karyn Lyndon said...

What is a Texas Roadhouse doing in Everett, Mass????

the many Bs said...

I like the new look of your blog. It's fun!