Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

cloud view

Drew this tonight in photoshop when I should have been writing a paper. Reminds me of Black Rock Mountain in North Georgia.. there is this campsite up there a few miles out on a loop trail. My first camping trip alone I woke up there above the clouds.

I think I'm going to keep working on it later.. it's fun adding buildings and stuff.. maybe a lake. I definately need to take the text off though.

I keep deleting things that I added.. it's hard to know where to stop. I started to put in a whole city sticking up out of the clouds on the left, but it just cluttered the landscape. I'm still undecided about the stars. They're hard to see on this small version. I like them, but they don't really fit the lighting. any suggestions?

modifications: I worked on the character a bit, added to the city, took out the text, added stars, and added the seascape on the left.


modifications: had to add reflection of light house in water, saved a blue version too

Sunday, November 05, 2006

You think you can play

Lot's of people I know play guitar. Perhaps you.. yes.. you my friend. Perhaps you have dreams of being a great guitarist. Today I would like to show you a couple videos that will help you. It will help you by CRUSHING your hopes and dreams of being an exceptional guitar player. Try not to make out with your monitor as you Watch this nobody kid send you into another world.

Ok.. you still think you can play? Well then watch these 3 fliptards go off like their up against the devil! There are 3 of em.. THREE in one spot.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloweenie Dogs

Yeah, it's a silly holiday. Not to be taken seriously. We had a record number of trick or treaters this year. Most notably was my newphew Zack... I mean.. Lord Darth Vader. Strangely enough, the infamous sith lord was accompanied by a beautiful young lady (Ginger, my sister-in-law) and 3 halloweenie dogs. I thought it was hilarious.. I mean scary how vader gets red eye when you use a flash.

Since Kelly and I don't have any children.. and our friends never throw Halloween parties for some reason. (Maybe we can work on that next year).. we really have no reason to buy costumes or anything. However, my mother-in-law loves our dog so much that she went out and bought a pumpkin outfit for her. Chloe acts like she really likes it. Kelly was working all night, so I was home to hand out candy alone. I bought almost $20 worth of candy and I promise you it's all gone. Except for one handfull in the bowl.. that I was saving for that one creepy 19 year old guy that comes up to your door at 11pm even though your lights are out. I hope you guys had a fun/safe Halloween.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Bare Fisted Texas Hold Em' Champion

Every year some friends get together at Darrell Skogman's for the Bare Fisted Texas Hold Em' Championship. Daniel Tritt, the reigning champ had won 2 out of the 3 tournaments held. It was just Daniel and me left at the table after 9 other guys (and a girl) had been eliminated. On the final hand they both were "all in" after the flop. It was basically even with Casey as the chip leader by only a tiny margin. Casey had a pair of aces with a seven and Daniel had a pair of kings with a four.
Darrell had been dealing the whole night after punking out early. Only two cards left to fall. As long as Daniel didn't get a 4 or a king... Casey would be the new champion. Darrell put down a four to give Daniel "2 pair" on the turn and the house went bananas. It was a good thing the women and children were all safe over at the Tritt's house next door. Only the river card left to flip over .. everybody knew Daniel would be etching his name on the trophy for a 3rd time. The unthinkable miracle had already taken place... lightning never strikes tw.... wait.. what's that card?!?! Darrell dropped a seven giving Casey a higher "2pair".. giving the tournament an ending that the World Poker Tour would salivate over.
Later, after a corny reenactment for the girls, it is rumored that Daniel shouted threats at the new champion and his wife as he pulled away from the premises. "Enjoy it because you won't have it long!"

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Renewable Energy

I guess the only thing holding the US back from taking advantage of an unlimited supply of renewable energy are the political lobbyists in Washington. Oil and auto companies are rich right now, and they have a firm hold on our politicians. I was thinking about underwater wheels that take advantage of ocean currents as a source of energy. I thought it might be a new idea, but apparently it's been done since the 1700's. The NEW way to harness power from the ocean is brilliant. They have these things called wavefarms. Basically a wavefarm consists of giant flexible tubes that take the kenetic energy from the waves and convert it into electricity. 472 square miles of ocean could power the entire United Kingdom! That's amazing. Mix these ocean powers with solar power and we can change to a world that uses mainly renewable energy sources instead of fossil fuels. We need to do some research and find a way to invest in whoever has the patent.

self portrait in photoshop

Friday, September 22, 2006

Peace in the Middle East

Man, this guy is Dr. Peace. Try to pinpoint the part of the video in which you become uncomfortable.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Crash

Ok...picture this's the middle of the night. Everything's pitch black. The dog's sound asleep....Kelly and Casey are sound asleep....dreaming wonderful, peaceful dreams when all of a sudden......CRASH...THUD...GLASS BREAKING******* loud sounds from the living room made all three of us jump 10 feet off the bed....Casey....the hero that he is runs out of the bedroom, turns the hall light on and as he's banging his fist against the wall to scare whatever made that crash he's yelling, "May I help you?? Get out of my house!!!" in a very scary tone. I....the girl that I frozen standing still in the bedroom...waiting for a gunshot or screaming...something. What seems like forever in silence was only a few seconds...I go down the hall into the living room to find Casey searching the house and theN we spot it.....the picture above the mantle has fallen and a crystal bowl has been shattered all over the floor. Phew!!!! My heart can now get out of my throat and back down to where it belongs. Let me tell think someone is breaking into your house is the most frightening, helpless feeling I have ever had. Casey of course says...he was ready to go in there and I quote, "tear their eyeballs out and slam their head through the wall." My hero!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Casey's Birthday....a little belated!

Here's some pics from Casey's BIG 3-0!! We had so much fun with the people who could come and we missed everyone who couldn't. Check out the pics!!

They love their Falcons and their video games.

Woah!! Where's the fire department???

This was a surprise on our camera! Darrell....we KNOW you did this!!! Poor thing....she's scared to death!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

We've Been Tagged think you know people until you find out what's in their closet or freezer. This is actually fun to see what people have so here goes:


1. Ground Hamburger
2. Ice Cubes for Chloe
3. Bread
4. Popsicles
5. 1/3 of Einstein's Cryogenically Frozen Brain which Casey has not yet figured out how to install


1. Games ( like Friends Trivia, Cards, and Poker Chips)
2. Coats
3. Vacuum Cleaner
4. Painted Gord for decoration in the fall
5. Medievel Short Sword (no really!!)

FIVE THINGS IN OUR CAR: (there are a lot more than 5!)

1. Cds (including Clay Aiken....yes Jenny I'm on the bandwagon too!)
2. 20 Questions handheld game
3. Sunglasses
4. Umbrella
5. Roadside Emergency Kit (including flares...oh yeah!!)


1. Advil
2. Bath & Body Works Cottonblossum lotion
3. Northside Hospital badge
4. Chapstick (never leave home without it!)
5. Calender

Ummm....let's see...who's left? We tag Hugh and Hollie...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ladies in the house....I need HELP!!! Casey is doing some yard work yesterday and he finds a family of black widow spiders. That's fine and I think to myself sas he's telling me this "ok you stomped on them and now they're dead!" NOPE!!! Think again! When I get home this morning....he's got a BLACK WIDOW in a mason jar with holes punched in the top. He says...."but I want to keep it as a pet!" WHAT!?! Right now as I'm typing....this creepy....long legged....not to mention poisnous spider is staring at me. What is with men and spiders? Josh had pet spiders and now Casey has joined the bandwagon. I feel like they're crawling all over me. And I get to go to bed with it IN MY HOUSE!!! I'm going to have dreams of spiders on me all day!! Please help me convince him to get rid of it and that ONE pet is enough! If it's not gone when I wake up....I'm afraid Ms. Widow is going to meet a grave end.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Fantasy Football

Please show this entry to the football fans in your household. We are recruiting for the 2nd annual Virtual Beatdown Fantasy Football League. It's real easy to play .. that is.. if you can pass this quiz.

1. The purpose of these pants: (best answer)

A. To look sexy.
B. For protection.
C. Bladder control.
D. All of the above.

2. What is this? (best answer)

A. Pigskin
B. Chew Toy
C. Bladder Control
D. Handbag

3. Who is this?

A. Carlos Santana
B. Nehring, Joanna
C. Eatta Mylanta
D. Prospero Fontana
E. None of the Abovana

4. What are these men doing?

A. Enjoying a rock concert.
B. Blocking a kick.
C. Enjoying a Kai Bash
D. Who cares, change the channel.

5. This is:

A. Pro Wrestling Suplex
B. Pass Interference
C. Completely Unnecessary
D. Bladder Control

Last year Eric won the Fantasy league despite valiant efforts by Kai, Stephen, and me to stop him. This year we want new recruits to join us in our efforts. It really only takes a few minutes a week to stay competitive and I will be sending a handmade plaster Lombardi Trophy to the winner. You get to name your team and design a logo if you want. It makes watching the games a bit more fun and it's FREE!
So, if you answered:

1. B
2. A
3. E
4. B
5. B

Please click on this LINK and remember the password is: splashischam

If the link doesn't work you can go to

league name: Virtual Beatdown
password: splashischam

that is splashischamp with NO "p" at the end. I know that it would have been much easier to remember if it still had a "p". I'm not sure how that happened, Stephen mentioned that the password field may have been limited and that the lack of a "p" is a simple result of my inattention to detail, but make no mistake that the "p" is not at the end of the password that starts with "splashischam". The easiest way to remember this is think about splashischamp and then remove the "p" from the end. Otherwise you will have splashischamp and the password will be incorrect. If you type in splashischamp .. and it says the password is wrong.. do not start trying splashischimp or splashischump.. simply remove the "p" and you will be accepted into the league.

PS The password is:splashischam

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Lawn Decorations

I thought I'd show ya'll what's been goin' on in our yard. We've got an abundance of fruits and veggies. Yep...that's right, we're official gardeners. This spring we put in a fish pond and a vegetable garden. Well...Casey did most of the labor. Oohhh that boy can dig! He also built our border around the garden. He was out there sawing and drilling or whatever boys do with their tools. It looks awesome. I think his next woodworking project will be something entertainment center!!! Hee...Hee. Anyway...we've got tomatoes out the wazoo and okra, butter peas, bell peppers, AND watermelon. That's read correctly....WATERMELON!! It's spreading all over the place. I wouldn't be surprised if it creeps into our bed at night. That stuff's spreading like wildfire. Feel free to come over for some tomato sandwiches! Yum! Yum!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Our Cruise

Wow! It's been a REALLY long time since our last post. Well....we just got back from our cruise! It was amazing. We went with both of our parents and my sister. We visited the beautiful islands of San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. I think we should move to St. Maarten. The water in all the ports was indescribable. Torquise and bright blue waters surrounded by some of the top ten beaches and palm trees with plantlife that wouldn't even exist here. It was definitely a paradise. It's amazing how God can create such beauty.

This was pretty much our schedule: Eat, Pool, Eat, Beach, Eat, Tour Islands, Eat, Watch Cruise Shows, Eat, Play Games, Eat More!! It was definitely a very relaxing trip, which is just what we needed. Here are some more pics!

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Monday, April 10, 2006

The Shearing of the Sheep...uh Dog's time to shave Chloe. She has mattes galore. Poor thing...with that hair, she looks like a miniature sheepdog. Her hair gets soooo tangled the only thing to do is shave her. We're trying to save money here and the groomers is she's terrified of the stranger with scissors and leash. Who knows what really goes on in there. So we decided to take a stab at becoming groomers. Initially I was the holder and Casey was the shaver. She's very trusting of us...she didn't move a muscle. But of course....the woman thinks the man isn't doing it right so I took over. Shortly after I cut her leg.....I gave the scissors and clippers back to him. He's very careful with her skin. Despite the uneveness she looks pretty good and matte free. I think we need a trophy in pet grooming.

Happy Anniversary

I know it's been awhile since we've written, but here's a little update on what's been going on. March 27th was our big 2nd Anniversary. We went to Callaway Gardens for the weekend. It was beautiful down there with all the flowers blooming. Finally...Spring is here! We stayed in a log cabin room in the middle of Pine Mountain. It was just good to get away from the hussle and bussle of our daily lives and enjoy a great relaxing weekend together. We flew kites in the park and played croquet...yes you read right....croquet. We bought it for Casey's mom for her birthday and figured we should make sure it works! Flying kites can be good excercise when the wind is erratic. We bought two kites. One was a Sponge Bob Square Pants Kite that really flew well. Casey had a weak point of purchase moment. He bought a Star Wars diamond shaped kite though he knew it wouldn't fly. Callaway was a great place to celebrate our Anniversary together.

Monday, February 27, 2006

You Know The Ones

Kelly, you know those slipper/shoes you bought me that smell like an old wet rag when I take them off.. and you know how you make a puke face and ask me to go wash my feet in the tub? Well, I walked all over Atlanta in them today. I wanted to wear my normal smelling shoes, but you were asleep and I didn't want to go in the bedroom again to disturb you.
So, I just sat down in a full computer lab at school to read some e-mail and work on that paper. I sorta' slipped them off halfway without thinking about it. I smelled the horrible BO, but I thought it was coming from somebody next to me! You can imagine how relieved I was when both of the people got up and walked away. It took me only seconds to realize that the smell was still around. I plugged up the raunch as fast as I could. However, it seems that these shoes have reached a whole new threshold.. the new development is that I can still smell them with my feet inside! I thought writing a blog about it would make me feel better, but I'm still not looking forward to my last class.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hate Cats Like Stephen? Apply Here.

Once upon a time Kelly and I married and moved away from our friends. We are crazy in love and enjoy every minute together. However, a man can start to lose the hair on his chest when there are no other men around. When a football game comes on.. there's just nothing like having somebody next to you that knows all the rules and watches the game for more than commercials. I miss downing dew, eating pizzas like potato chips, and playing video games for hours with a few guys.
Well, I've bonded with my dog. Yeah, it's a girl and she's half poodle, but she scratches herself in inappropriate places like Kai. She has a beard and hair on her back like Darrell. She hates cats like Stephen. She reminds me of Eric and Josh when she puts on her jersey and watches the games. My glass isn't 90% empty.. it's 10% full.. sigh

Photo by Lisa Bassett

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Anyone Want a Placenta??

As most of you know...I work in the NICU (Neonatal ICU). We see some pretty crazy stuff. I thought this story was especially wierd.

The NICU has to go on some of the high risk deliveries, in case something goes wrong. A few days ago there was an Oriental couple having a baby, and the grandmother was in there. After the baby was born, the grandmother...who didn't speak English...wanted to keep the placenta. The doctor asked what she was going to do with it and the mother said, "Eat it!" Gross...Gross...Gross! Unfortunately, the mom had a high fever so the grandmother couldn't take it because it was probably infected. Talk about a different kind of stew! Yuck!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Original Post

Today we embark on our journey into the blogging universe. Day in and day out we read what’s going on in our friends’ lives. We keep up with growing babies, hard work on houses, and fun stories to keep us entertained. Now it’s our turn to invite you in and see what’s going on with the Colson clan. Enjoy!