Thursday, August 30, 2012

Noodling Around...

I was picking lint out of my navel and accidentally wrote a song. As you can see I was working in my home studio. Don't worry, I still have a day job. 

Funny thing is after a gig Tuesday night and a rehearsal Wednesday this is what made my tinnitus worse.   
For the gear heads that's a 1968 Bandmaster reverb head and my late 70s bass cab. Eastwood Baritone guitar. Cheap effects and my tascam digital recorder. 

Big Person/Little Person...

"Yes Little Person, if you pull Big Person in boat all day it will build character, strength, work ethic and more. Besides Little Person, I pay you nickle to do this. Oh, Little Person, could you help me eat laying down?"

"Little person, remember, Big Person always has the longest fishing pole. Oh and Little Person, be glad to sit by Big Person even if fish not biting. You can please grind bones if nothing else."

"Little Persons you can grow up and have anything as long as it fits in this bucket."

"Oh Little Person, please have tasty mullet to eat. It is so good. Please do not choke on the many small bones  because  Big Persons requires boat pullers and bucket carriers." 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Mary, aren't you supposed to be in school? Get out of that hurricane! Is that what I taught you? Well I guess it is...
Seriously hope all are well and not harmed by the storm. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Is This kind of fish good to eat? 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Audrey's Baptism...

Cathy and I became God parents tonight for Audrey who was baptised at the 5pm Mass this evening. She is the daughter of friends Martha and Ray.

The honors in the font were performed by Father "Nice Legs" Francis. 

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Happy Birthday....

 I know it's your birthday but step out in the open, you still have to wear pants...
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Surfs Up...

...And the Beach Boys are on tour. Something about that just chokes me up. I mean shouldn't I be glad that shameless money grubbing is now in style? 

Anyway back at the compound we got out the surf boards ourselves. Run, Mary, surf. I think I hear ukuleles.  

Selena gives it a go. 

Matt the Zen surfer. Studies the waves. Notes formation, sound, color, smell and age. The sound of surfing is no one surfing.  Posted by Picasa

Sitting in the Waves...

Coraline says, "Gamma, if you sit in the waves like this they will tickle your butt when they roll in."

Gamma says "You are right! They will!" Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Intricate Fingerings...

Cathy works out new stuff...

"All you young boys, been sitting in the sun on the beach all day? Slick this," 

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Vacation is Over...

 Headed home today. Miguel and Alex posed for this photo yesterday before they left.

Thanks to all family and friends who came down for fun in the sun and water. We feel like it was a special time. We were so glad you spent it with us.  
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Science is Popular...

 Never too early for education. Let them read what you read and they will go from there.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Maybe the Best Picture I Have Made This Year...

 Cousin Michael with kids Stella and Everitt run in the waves.
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Friday, August 17, 2012

We Are Not... ourselves on this here beach...
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Dawn Patrol...

Bill fishes the surf early this morning. Nothing much biting. I caught one small bait fish in a cast net put it on the hook and it was instant undersized speckled trout. What if we got some good bait...? 

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

We Fished so Hard...

...We had to take a nap. 

Michael looks on as Matt pulls in a nice size sting ray. I was one of those with the stinger on the tail. Spectators on the beach say "If you let your belly hang out like this they won't bite you."

Rose ran down for a better picture but they had already released this bad boy. Hope I don't step on him surf fishing today. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This Morning's Fishing...

The beach front fishing is a blow out. Too much wind out of the wrong direction. We gave the jetties a try out of cousin Michael's boat. Here's a Gulf Coast sunrise. 

On;y catch was Matt's ribbon fish. This is what I make my special dish of eel necks out of. 

Cousin Michael lets this guy take the right of way. 

Rose and Juan are looking for baby names. What if the named the baby something Pop-Pop saw on a boat?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Who Said Yuck to Ceviche...

It's my new favorite thing...

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A modest catch, they will eat. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Beach...

Vacation has started. Here's a photo of some of our first visitors at the beach this week, Brother in law John fishing and niece Meagan digging in the sand. Water looks good. Caught an uncounted number of Ladyfish all about a foot long. They are not good to eat but will jump over your head when you hook them. They are a member of the tarpon family. 

Second photo is the keepers, two big whiting and a couple of sand trout that I diced up for ceviche. I have never made ceviche before so it's a new thing.   Posted by Picasa
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