Is a free haircut worth the price?

I took my kids to my sister’s house to today to celebrate my nephew’s birthday. As is usually the case, the kids have a tendency to run about the house playing and the adults mingle around the living room, the kitchen or the garage talking, drinking and otherwise being adults.

During the adult talks the subject of my cheapness and my waiting a few extra weeks between haircuts came up. Sure enough I discovered that I have a barber in my family. My cousin Nick, while not formally trained, has been cutting the cousins’ hair for a while now and offered to cut my hair for me for free. I thought seriously about his offer since $11 for my haircut and $9 for my son’s haircut is such a huge price to pay but was a tad hesitant after smelling the alcohol that was floating in his very large cup. I told him I would think about it and paid no more attention to it.

A little bit before I was ready to leave my brother-in-law and my cousin set up the barber shop for me without telling anyone. Soon afterward the taunting and teasing and peer pressure kicked in and it wasn’t long before both my son and I went under the blade of my cousin’s crafty hand. The end result for me? Have a look:

I haven't been this short since I was 12
I haven't been this short since I was 12

Breaking the law, breaking the law

August 3, 2007. It was a Friday like any other Friday. It was warm, it was clear, it was getting late and I was headed to the store with my family.

The story about what happened is a story told long ago. The long and short of that day is pretty simple.

I went to court to set up a court date. I did that. The officer that cited me asked for an extension to the date. It was granted. The new court date? Tomorrow.

I am not prepared for this. But I am going to give it a shot anyway. I took a few pictures of what I think is going to help my case. What do you think?


What is the speed limit here?

What is the speed limit here?

How about here?

How about here?

Here?

Here?


That’s right folks. How can I violate a speed limit that I cannot see?

Yes, that is my only defense. Let’s see if this does anything for me.

God in heaven I hope it does.

Beautiful photoscapes

Every now and again you see something that just makes you go ‘Aaaaaahhhh!’. These images from my father-in-law did just that.

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Autumn Pond Scape
Autumn Pond Scape
Birds on a pond
Birds on a pond
A path through trees
A path through trees
A gorgeous mountain shot
Mountainscape
Mountains behind water
Mountains behind water
A very green trail
A very green trail
Sunset beach scene
Sunset beachscape
A flowing group of waterfalls
A flowing group of waterfalls
Sun rays on a green pond
Sun rays on a green pond