Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
I was at the courthouse on Thursday covering a trial when I decided to hike on up to the marriage application office to get some info during a long court recess.
I was surprised to learn that the bride and groom don't have to be there together to apply and, similar to a handgun permit, you have to wait three days before the application is approved. Oh, and the fee is going up on June 1 - just so you know because I try to be useful as well as entertaining.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I shot an amazing wedding today with Denise at the Arb. We took a ton of wonderful photos (if I do say so myself) that I am too exhausted to go through right now. I did pull this one of the flower girl laying a big kiss on the cheek of a young boy. The boy at right is shocked by this!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Colin shows off his culinary concoction at cookout #3: one carrot, one pickle, apple slice and two chips. We were at the wedding reception for our friends Troy and Gloria. I had another grilled burger which was delish.
Later the same evening I had another burger at Denise's place. This was a fancy burger that had mustard, cheese and bacon inside and it was also pretty darn good. I have spent this weekend making up for the rarity of red meat in my diet.
We hosted a cookout on Friday that included Jamaican Jerk chicken, kickball AND crafts.
This is Denise's mamma, Mary Anne who looks like she is thoroughly enjoying retirement and a cold one (she only had one as she was concerned about transporting special cargo).
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
We had a blast opening up for Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band. The crowd was awesome and Chubby and his boys were a bunch of fun, too. He gave me a big ol' hug and told our band to get "your asses on stage and play some music!" We did.
I felt most like a rock star hanging out backstage. Check out this photo of my hairstylist working on my do while my beverage purveyor hooks me up with cold suds.
Thanks to everyone who made it out for the show. We play again on Friday, June 11 at Rock Island Live in Wichita.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
I went down to the River Festival today to scope out our stage. It's a biggin! Will you look at those speakers?! There's gonna be a lot of Cajun fiddle, accordion, washboard, triangle, guitar, bass and drums coming out of those on Thursday. Can you tell I'm a little excited?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
The littlest CRG checks out a batch of triple chocolate brownies I made to celebrate his papa's birthday. It's a fantastic recipe I got from Denise that calls for a gigantic Symphony chocolate toffee bar. I added chocolate frosting because my man and his offspring LOOOOVE them some chocolate. The pan weighed about 12 pounds. They were dense and delicious.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
R.D.'s County Line sits smack dab on the county line road, straddling the two S's - Sumner and Sedgwick. A cool place that smelled like a bowling alley: beer, fried food and the faint smell of cigarette smoke.
I'm hoping to return sometime this summer to see Joe Stumpe entertain. It's definitely his kind of joint.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This is CRG enjoying his beer with spicy crawfish hands taken on Saturday, the final day of the Mudbug Madness.
Our show was off da hook last night! The crowd went into a frenzy at the end and tossed money from the balcony to keep us playing while everyone was dancing. The best news is that Prairie Pines plans to do this again next year. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! AGAIN!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I have never seen so many mudbugs in my life. This picture doesn't really do it justice, but check out this short video and you'll get a better feel for the amount of crawly critters that were at the first night of Mudbugs Madness.
The party continues tonight at Prairie Pines and you won't want to miss out. I guarantee!
Friday, May 1, 2009
I took this still from a video I shot of a woman playing the pipes for a bunch of kids (using stills from videos is something I'm doing a lot more of lately).
I sent a link to my friend and fellow Mudbug accordion player, Greg, since he also plays the bagpipes. Listen to the audio over the closing credits and you'll hear the bagpiper asks the students, "Are the bagpipes loud or soft?" They yell "LOOOOUUUUDDDD!!!" Greg's response to me was, "The should listen to the pink drums."