Month: September 2009

More Photos that I have on the pooter

Some more random pics that I have for you viewing enjoyment.

Italian festival, I think we got 2nd place in Gravy that year.
When not having a costume is your costume

Hannah Montana and her daddy

I should have shot the number 4 horse that day, damn Glue factory candidate

What do you mean my cholesterol is larger than the deficit?

And to think that this woman serves me drinks

Ever wonder what 30 pounds of cooked pasta and 20 gallons of gravy look like?

Why do I suspect the one on the left is going to be caught underage in a strip bar throwing dollars like Kid Rock?

Elvis is alive and well and apparently off the pills too!

Damnit D.A.D. I told you not to touch my beer!

When that spiky haired guy came to Memphis to eat some local flava!

MLGW loves us in December and so do the stuck up neighbors!

Yeah it must be August

Dude if I didn’t know any better I would think this could be the King!

Hey I want some of that cold pop!

Brings a new meaning to Sunday in Tiaras!
Then you have this Bro-mance!
Taken before Jerry’s World was open

Sadly they never picked us for OK’s pic of the week (bastards)

Crikey Cover her eyes, she is agitated!

They were no fun in the Holler either

That’s right my nephew’s picture is proudly hanging in Alex’s tavern with the other kids! Too bad his mother dressed him in Faggy Clothes though!

Damn Nova, Dita, Bill, Becky, Farmer Ted and Rambo!

No comment!

Really No comment!
More pics later (I got to go back to work!)
TTK!

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I think my pooter may have H1N1 – It is about as right as saying Mongo for Mayor

Another great advantage to being Carbunkle Trumpet is that I can hammer a 10 inch spike with my schmeckle my wife and I have a great Mantra in that “If the bills are paid and we have any money left over let’s go get drunk Travel!” (Sorry I am really liking the feature of the line through the text, I could raise it to a new level if I apply myself.
As I was going through the tons of pictures I notice that I really need to download them to a disk because some are great pics and for some reason the old Gateway is Effing acting up so I figure I would just do an old picture post.
When I first started doing the Blog I was shamed inspired by some ladies who live in Playa Del Carmen and San Pedro Belize with their blogs in that it wasn’t so much their writing but their pictures. Then as the blog thing came about more, I picked up another San Pedro Belize Blog that does a lot of pictures and it helps me keep from killing my Admin or just drinking at my desk. Thankfully Mrs Trumpet and I have had the good fortune of meeting all of these ladies (and their men too) and consider them friends and regularly read whats going on in their lives.
By the way, why is it that there aren’t more Men Blog writers? I mean don’t get me wrong I love enjoy it when I get a comment but come on guys, get to it! I am here to tell you that you can write and drink a beer diet coke while you type.

Ok to the pictures that are on my hard drive that I have never posted;

That is what I can do really well, drink and fish!
Me and Australian Elvis!

The Taco’s of San Pedro

Good Work out of us on a Friday Night!

First Anniversary of the Monkey burning down

Albert (less than a year old) came to terrorize Maddy

I dare Didi to tell me to remove this picture as he is Mr. Anti-Blog

Hell I didn’t know this was on there! Good pic of us if I say so!

First trip in an Aeirpane (as he calls it) to Belize!

Look at the fear in Brittney’s eyes as Mallory tries not to notice Alex hitting on her

The Truth in Advertising!

King of the world on a 100K capacity forklift!

You better pucker up AJ, his Belizean arse will be here in December!

I do miss that Crazy Bastard, we had some good times together!
Trivia question to those who read this crap – Who’s grave is this?

Me and the MN/BZE Blogger Ruthie

Sometimes it is good to live near the river!

Somehow I think they were disappointed when I told them this was going to be in “girls of San Pedro Gone Wild!”

Let me tell you, you have not lived till you get a Friday night drunken foam call from that man!

You know what they say about a flat head? Nah, Rosalie was a neat (and funny as shit) lady!
You see that in his left hand? Those are two Belmont Stakes tickets worth 9 grand!
More pics tomorrow night!!
TTK!

Kiki turns 30 and Missy is a Cougar!

One of the advantages of being Carbunkle Trumpet is that I have a ton of short pants hanging in my closet I am a social person and am very accepting of others beliefs, views and their outlook on life. What is funny is that occasionally find myself the younger one in the crowd that I run with and this doesn’t bother me as we are only as old as we act. A couple of months ago Missy (fellow Band Geek friend of Mrs Trumpet from the first grade) sent us a “Save the Date” for her partner’s birthday HER EFFING 30TH BIRTHDAY I might add vaulting Missy into Cougardom as she is a tad over 40.
Anyway the party was to be a surprise and Missy had a heck of a spread for us on the rooftop of a downtown condo building, full bar, band and even a pool (that got used from what I hear) so the Missy Rule was in effect in that if you went away hungry or sober you didn’t try very hard.
Happy Birthday Kiki and I am glad to know who is going to be changing my depends and making sure my vodka IV stays full!

Band was rocking all night with the good stuff!

Birthday girl

Don’t let those smiles fool you, these ladies can do some damage to an open bar!

Speaking of damage, looks like someone is down for the count!

Poor Karen, I have shoes older than her but don’t worry we had a good time at your party for you!

Tucker and Lally

Tucker said she wanted to get a photo with two of the hottest straight men at the party!

Don’t hate Travis because he is wearing a green shirt

The Woodwind section of SHS Class of ????

Hey Can you play “Free Bird!”

I know there are some Ugly Biotches!

Between the both of us we have 20 gallons of hair care product in our hair!

You know what is also good about being CBT, the good looking taller women!

Rut Row Looks like Matt (and his Biotches) are going to sing a little song!

Mustang Sally!

You can take a girl out of the Band Country but you can’t take the band out of the girl!

Get ready for the big finish girls!

Momma and her Didi

Matt giving his daughter a twirl
All in all it was a good time and thank you Missy and Kiki for a great evening!
TTK!

Kiki turns 30 and Missy is a Cougar!

One of the advantages of being Carbunkle Trumpet is that I have a ton of short pants hanging in my closet I am a social person and am very accepting of others beliefs, views and their outlook on life. What is funny is that occasionally find myself the younger one in the crowd that I run with and this doesn’t bother me as we are only as old as we act. A couple of months ago Missy (fellow Band Geek friend of Mrs Trumpet from the first grade) sent us a “Save the Date” for her partner’s birthday HER EFFING 30TH BIRTHDAY I might add vaulting Missy into Cougardom as she is a tad over 40.
Anyway the party was to be a surprise and Missy had a heck of a spread for us on the rooftop of a downtown condo building, full bar, band and even a pool (that got used from what I hear) so the Missy Rule was in effect in that if you went away hungry or sober you didn’t try very hard.
Happy Birthday Kiki and I am glad to know who is going to be changing my depends and making sure my vodka IV stays full!

Band was rocking all night with the good stuff!

Birthday girl

Don’t let those smiles fool you, these ladies can do some damage to an open bar!

Speaking of damage, looks like someone is down for the count!

Poor Karen, I have shoes older than her but don’t worry we had a good time at your party for you!

Tucker and Lally

Tucker said she wanted to get a photo with two of the hottest straight men at the party!

Don’t hate Travis because he is wearing a green shirt

The Woodwind section of SHS Class of ????

Hey Can you play “Free Bird!”

I know there are some Ugly Biotches!

Between the both of us we have 20 gallons of hair care product in our hair!

You know what is also good about being CBT, the good looking taller women!

Rut Row Looks like Matt (and his Biotches) are going to sing a little song!

Mustang Sally!

You can take a girl out of the Band Country but you can’t take the band out of the girl!

Get ready for the big finish girls!

Momma and her Didi

Matt giving his daughter a twirl
All in all it was a good time and thank you Missy and Kiki for a great evening!
TTK!

Hey you know what happens at Dale Hollow…

stays at Dale Hollow, isn’t that right Sister Mary Flair?

So Mrs Trumpet and I were in Belize this past February and were hanging out with the Changes in Latitudes owners and we were introduced to a pirate and to his girlfriend who must drink from the fountain of youth one night at Wet Willies on the island. As we were sitting there listening to the band one of the owners says that we need to go with them and their other friends to Dale Hollow Lake for Labor day, given that we have not even booked our Summer Belize trip we said sure and were in. We get back to Crime-Free Memphis and my first question is where in the hell is Dale Hollow as I find out that it is above Cookville, TN and was man made by TVA. Anyway I get an email a couple weeks later from one of the girls asking why I haven’t booked yet and then the damned foam calls started rolling in from the Pirate. Needless to say I book a room at the lodge and tell Shuffles to “Stop Yelling at Me!” and by now I am starting to enjoy my chats with the Pirate (on Captain) every Friday night. The beauty of a Pirate (on Captain) foam call is that if I miss the foam call the message is even better the next morning. (Ok I know I am rambling, I will cut the to the chase)

Friday of the Labor day weekend we packed up the car with 8 slabs of ribs, remember those ribs that I smoked earlier in the month on a weekend?? Yeah they were great and we ate the $hit out of them, as well as some killer Fajitas, Lasagna and all kinds of other goodness. As far as pictures of the trip, I am going to have to lay off the pictures as those who were in attendance are not worried of bosses, co-workers or customers seeing them but it’s the kids they are worried about. We don’t want to divulge the secret news that some of the parents in the group are superhero’s and fight crime. So sorry Elbert kids, Sister Mary Flair and Chuckles kids and Mel, you will have to figure out what superhero character your parents are on your own!
On a serious note a huge thank you to our Belize buddies good friends, Cindy and Renita for inviting us to join in the fun and merriment, we had a blast and look forward to next year! To our boat captains and first mates, we appreciate showing us a lake that could be one of the most beautiful ones that I have ever seen in the US. We now have 51 weeks to practice crab dances, work on costumes/superhero outfits, smoke some more ribs, and hopefully come up with some fun things to do on Dale Hollow because for those who didn’t go, we had a horrible time and just sorted holy cards!

Thanks Guys and please feel free to write that down!

A pact has been made, we will meet together again in the Hollow!

As you can tell, I hated it especially the meal

The only houses were very high up and no one had docks (except for Commercial ones)

Look at that beauty!

You ever get the feeling you had the entire lake to yourself?

Speechless!

I can only imagine what the fall foliage looks like

Jamaica Falls

I know, I had to have one pic of someone doing some grilling!
Good times, Good Friends, we hope to see you soon!
Editor’s note – Can someone tell me the penance on hitting a nun in the face with a stream of water from a water cannon? I may have done that this past weekend and I am already assured of a express ride to hell, I just don’t want to be the Number one draft pick!
TTK!

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face

Imagine that you are sitting on your dock enjoying your coffee watching the sun come up over the reef and in the distance you see a boat (if that is what you want to call it) heading your way and it is full of people. Well that is what a former Memphian/now Belizean saw a year ago this past March and the boat was full of 13 Cuban refugees that had been 20 days at sea. Elbert Greer had posted these pictures on the message board and it gave you a good feeling in your heart. Now the Cubans were slightly disappointed that they did not reach the US but Elbert and Kate gave them what money they had on them, some food and water, directions on how to get into town and where the Cuban doctor was located should they need medical attention. Below is Elbert’s post from the message board;

I was having coffee on my dock getting ready for my morning jog at 5:30 and noticed a strange small boat coming over the reef. Men where jumping out and pushing to hurry the boat ashore. When it grounded close enough all of its 13 passengers jumped out and swam the rest of the way in. They began to kiss the ground. A little disappointment went over the crowd when I told them this wasn’t the united States. Twenty days at sea will cause that emotion I’m sure.The short lady is drinking the rest of my Coffee.

Well unfortunately the country of Belize has an agreement with Cuba that they will return any refugees that are found on Belizean soil as Cuba provides medical and financial aid to the country of Belize. There are some ‘stories’ of Belizean’s helping a Cuban boat by making repairs and heading them back outside the reef (with additional food and water) but that was not the case for these 13. Apparently the Cubans were detained and shipped over to the mainland and sadly that was the last that we heard of them. Now there was a public outcry on the island and the message board (Hell I will admit that I even wrote Steve Cohen and got nothing) but that flame dwindled and they were forgotten, much like a lot of our news worthy crusades.

Now fast forward to last week when Elbert gets a Facebook friend request from some Jose Luis Gonzalez that lives in Houston and low and behold it was one of the refugees! He is in the US, has a full time job and is going to take HVAC classes to better himself. I for one can not fathom being on a boat for 20 days not knowing if you would make it or not and leaving everything you ever had behind to make a new life for yourself. Agree or disagree with illegal refugees in our country, I say we welcome them but if they cause trouble then we ship their asses back but if they can contribute then we welcome them with open arms. I mean aren’t all of our family generations linked back to another country?

Ok, I will get off my soapbox now.

20 days on that can you imagine?
TTK!