DISCLAIMER – (If you aren’t in this childish group of ours you will probably be reading this post and wondering WTCBF?)
A group of malcontents that I associate with on facebook and on a message board have a running joke of putting their drinks on each others bar tab on bars down in Belize. On this past cruise anytime you buy a drink, beer, coke or anything you put these charges on your room and have to sign for them as you can not run tabs. It gets a little annoying and somewhat embarrassing as you end up with a ton of ‘said’ receipts at the end of the cruise but then again that is why we go on vacation so we can blow off steam right? This year rather than sign my traditional “Dirk Diggler” signature on the bill I decided I would change it up. You may have to click on the picture to see some of the signatures but I think that some of you will recognize some signatures. Thanks guys! LYLT U#1!
The desk is filled with them!
Close up on some!
Close up on some others!
Oh and can you guess who I let pay for a very nice bottle of red wine at dinner one night? Don’t worry I plan on Ringing that Bell Biotch!
Yeah I know that I have become that guy who has a blog but doesn’t write anything but in my defense I have been kinda busy. After turkey day, we took a cruise, spent the holidays with friends and Santa brought me some new underwear so I have neglected my 3 readers but now I am back! We did a cruise on the Norwegian Pearl and yes we were in the death cabin and thankfully I am still here to report on it. Our stops were Samana, DR, St. Thomas, Tortola and NCL’s private island but as I told someone we could have circled Key West I didn’t care!
Miami Port I knew we were in for something when they delivered a generator that we would later find out was to charge all of the rascals or hovarounds!
You can sing along if you want to “The Love Boat, soon will be making another…”
You don’t have to tell me twice!
Cool shot of Miami and the Carnival Destiny (that Momma and I got married on 13 years ago)
Momma aka Gilligan and Weed playing poolside blackjack!
Pretty much sums it up for me!
WTF happened here why is that wine glass broken?
Matty is throwing Maria under the “She spilled it Bus!”
Is that a little bar off in the distance?
Hey Smales my dingy is bigger than you boat!
Well if you have to do something, you might as well enjoy a sunset!
Got to meet up with Doty in St. Thomas!
Smells like Chicken!
I hate Megan’s Bay!
Sucks doesn’t it?
I mean why the hell are we here, let’s get back on the ship!
Atop the mountain and “Hey look I can see our boat!”
Hmm, I have an idea!
Jan, Gail, Spurs, Dita, Bill, Becky, AJ Bee and Ruthie this one is for you – “Hey Look a Chicken!”
Momma hated the trip as you can see!
And don’t think that we didn’t try to steal one of those suckers, hell we bet “someone” that she needed to ride “reverse cowboy” on one with Pappy at the wheel!
Chocolate Cowboy wasn’t any fun!
Yep we were in the Death Cabin!
Why do I always have pictures taken with bar staff? Strange….
A good time was had by all!
So get a call from my mother that I ‘really’ need to get these boxes out of her attic as she needs the space to hoard more crap that I will have to go through when she eventually dies. I agree to get them and it is stuff from their East Memphis home back in the early 90’s as she now lives in Bordova. I throw them into the family truckster and the other night I go through them and find old school annuals, pictures from various grade and High School dances and other stuff that highlights that acne era of your life. I did get a kick out of some of the pictures and all I am saying is that RxBambi better be nice to me or I may have to send Otin some pics for blackmail! Anyway I come across 2 autographs that I have not seen in years and I must say, I am still impressed that I now have them again and I am sure that if I ever need some “get out of town money” I know that I can sell one of them to any certain Bama fan!
Yes that does read “To John, Best Wishes Paul Bear Bryant” and what is even more special is that it is written on a Liberty Bowl program which was his last bowl game he coached in.
And I know that he lisps on ESPN and has coke bottle thick glasses but that cocktail napkin reads “To John, always believe in yourself, God, your family and the Hogs! Lou Holtz”
The significance about that autograph was that it was back in 1979 when Arkansas beat Barry Switzer’s Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange bowl.
You know when you are sitting around a table and someone says “I have an idea for X” but those plans never materialize or that is the last time you hear about it? Well this is not the case as our good friend Maria Parham is about to open a business that has gone from drawing board to now turn the key and flip on the switch cuz we are fixin to be in bidness!
ARTJamN is a unique studio/concept in the Cooper/Young district that Maria is about to open and thankfully Momma and I were invited one night last week for a Guinea Pig test/review. The concept is to take someone who doesn’t know jack$hit about art (Hello my name is Carbunkle Trumpet) and in 2 hours with instruction and advice “POOF” call me Michelangelo Carbunkle Trumpet! Maria allows her ‘junior artists’ to either paint freestyle or follow along with a instructions and paint a model. I must admit it is a little intimidating at first but when you add some beer that you can bring in, pizza from Lou’s, a bunch of friends, Maria’s instructions and her advice it is actually pretty easy.
Momma chose to go off grid and did a holiday painting while I (again I didn’t know that yellow and blue make green) chose to paint the model that ironically was a painting called “I am Tipsy”. I can tell you that now that I have done this I have a HUGE appreciation for anyone who throws some paint on a canvas as that stuff isn’t as easy as it looks.
No your eyes are not deceiving you, that is yours truly painting!
John C and Maria Parham
Adri is painting one of Josh’s favorite teams logo’s
“Psst, Adri it should have been a dirty bird!”
Momma’s painting – Oh and she ‘claims’ she can’t paint $hit. WHATEVER!
I shall name it “The Kramer!”
Best of luck to you Maria, you have accomplished more by following through than many others and I wish ARTJamN all the best in 2010!