Saturday, August 7, 2010


If you haven't heard or seen Shinyribs yet, you don't know what yer missing. Also known as Kevin Russell of The Gourds, Shinyribs is the front man of a band of great musicians that put on an even greater show every time I get the opportunity to see them play. Follow Shinyribs on facebook or on Twitter to find out when he's playing in yer town.

I had a Six Flags day!

Took the day off yesterday to use 3 free Six Flags that were about to expire. The lady at the parking gate told me to "have a Six Flags day!". Still not sure what exactly that means, but whatever. It was at least 105° and seemed even hotter standing in lines with lots of people. I remember when you could smoke while waiting in line at Six Flags and yesterday made me think of that. Had a good time in spite of the heat and rode the Judge Roy Scream for the first time in 15 years, and it was my daughter's first time on a real roller coaster, ever. Good times! I won't be going back to Six Flags any time soon though.

Friday, August 6, 2010

FFB Plays the Omni Hotel

Played at the Omni Hotel in Downtown FW tonight... first time. Good show, good crowd, great beer and food. Can't wait to do it again. It was nice having bell hop roadies. It was even nicer seeing lots of familiar faces in the crowd having a good time. Our friend Jerrel was there painting while we played... I've gotta get one of those longhorn beer mugs! The only downside tonight was trying to leave with all of our gear while the Kenneth Copeland convention let out across the street and most of the people there seemed to be staying at the Omni. Weird vibes all around... and no one was laughing. In the end it was a good night, goodnight.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Possum Kingdom

Finished my last big job today. Saw some interesting things on the way, but I'll have to go back for pics. Planning a weekend bicycle camping trip out here soon, so I guess it will have to be then.

Loaded up and ready for work and play... Bikes and tools!

THE BAKER HOTEL in Mineral Wells, seen on the way to PK or anytime you go into Mineral Wells. I hear this place is haunted, but I don't buy it. It's old, abandoned and creepy looking from the pics I've seen of the inside recently. I also hear that you could still possibly tour this place... interesting!

Got to the lake, finally... great views out there. Got the misting system done today. I had to paint the pipes and the valve that I put in, but I got to do it on a raft on the side of the boat house. I like marine plumbing more than I had imagined. That paint won't last 6 months, but it was worth it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Banjos, Bicycles & Beer

Each of them make me smile more than the other. More to come so stay tuned.