I always want to participate in Mer’s monthly 10 on the 10th Carnival, but every month the 10th day sneaks up on me. Not today! Well, actually it did sneak up on me again because I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post today, but I really hate to miss a good party. My lack of preparedness will be evident when you read this post of Random Stories with Pictorial Accompaniment.
That’s the question and picture I asked my friends on Twitter and the responses were funnier than the event itself. Mer said:
Nope, Mer. That isn’t Trace Adkins, but thanks for playing!
Gretchen tweeted that she didn’t know who he was either but that she liked my necklace. Thanks, Gretchen! My mom made it for me!
So who is he? Why, he’s Billy the Exterminator! He’s been featured on the TV show Dirty Jobs and now his own show on A&E! I’ve never seen it, but apparently lots of people like it. My uncle does, which is why I posed for a picture with Billy. He was extremely gracious. So much so that I’ve TiVo’d an episode of his show. Who knows? I may become one of his newest fans!
2. We gave the kids Bibles with their names on them for Easter. Someone may be vying for Vanna’s job when she decides to quit turning letters. Or perhaps she’s auditioning to be an Old Navy mannequin.
3. This kid’s art teacher submitted a piece of his work to an area-wide wildlife art competition:
This was his first time to enter anything into a contest.
And he won 2nd place in his age division! His work was on display at a museum and then at Bass Pro Shop. We’re so proud!!
Yep. Some of us crossed right over from proud into something I’m not quite sure how to describe!
4. While we were at the Bass Pro Shop, we had to look out for snakes….:
5. …..and for alligators.
8. Speaking of that kid, I’m so glad we have other boys close to his age in our little neighborhood circle. For some reason, everywhere else we’ve lived he’s been the odd man out. The kids his age are always girls (which worked well for his sister) and the boys are always younger or older (which worked well for his brother). Here, we have kids just his size. On second thought, I hope he’s not running with a motley crew. This group looks dangerous.
9. When he’s not flashing AWANA gang signs with his friends or pulling out his teeth, that kid can be found helping his dad build stuff on the weekends. Today they put together a coat rack:
10. The kid I was telling you about who won a prize in the art competition? Well, he’s on another weekend retreat with a group from church. I’m not as freaked out this time as I was in the fall, but I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t been thinking about him every minute since he left yesterday. Several of my friends went to be chaperones this time and one of my friends just texted me a couple of pictures.
Speaking of tomorrow evening, it has taken me so long to download the pictures for this post that I’m surprised we aren’t there yet. Thanks for stopping by. I still have one more thing I want to write about Me, Myself, and Bob. I want to see how many posts I can write that include Phil Vischer’s name before he issues an actual restraining order. Nah, I’m kidding. Truly, I want to write out the truths I learned so that I can come back and read them when I start living like I’ve forgotten. So it’s really a post for my own benefit, but you’re welcome to come back and read it if you want. You’re welcome at my fire anytime. (Friends for life if you can identify the source of that quote!)
Thanks, Mer, for hosting another 10 on the 10th!!