Sunday, July 31, 2005

One of these things is not like the others...Which ones different, do you know? Can you tell me which thing is not like the others, and I'll tell you before I finish this song.

It's the Fair! the Ozark Empire Fair...and this is where I can be found for the next 10 days. To borrow a line from Mike Moon...FAIR PARKING $4.00. GOOD PARKING $10.00. GREAT PARKING $20.00.

Friday, July 29, 2005

To Cindy. On our 16 year anniversary.

The Top 100 reasons I love you.

1.Because you snuggle up to my pillow when I get up in the morning.
2.You laugh at my jokes, even when you don’t always want to.
3.You do our laundry.
4.You have taught our daughter to be a wonderful young woman.
5.I love to hear your voice when you sing or just speak to me.
6.Because you have more freckles than me.
7.You have the most amazingly gorgeous green eyes I have ever seen.
8.You wear your hair short for me.
9.You make the best omelets.
10.Even though I am a bad dancer you like to dance with me.
11.The way you are afraid of spiders and pick up snakes.
12.For when you laughed when we kissed the first time.
13.The way you look in the headlights of my car.
14.For when we go camping at the river.
15.For how beautiful you were when you were pregnant.
16.For the way you get silly around penguins.
17.Because you have no idea how beautiful you are.
18.For the way you love my parents.
19.The way all kids love you.
20.For cooking our meals.
21.Because you always listen (even though you may not talk)
22.Because you like to make fun of people with me.
23.Because you are a floor sitter.
24.You let me go in the dressing room when you shop for bras.
25.Because of the way you kiss me.
26.For who you are when no one is looking.
27.Because you paint your toenails.
28.Because you make great bread.
29.Our son loves and adores you.
30.Your swimsuit really doesn’t have a hole in the knee.
31.Because you love me back.
32.You make me feel important.
33.My mom loves you.
34.You flirt back.
35.Because of “the secret”.
36.For when you come to my work.
37.You are fun to travel with.
38.You like to eat out.
39.But you’re a great cook.
40.You get better with time.
41.We fit together.
42.You wear toe rings.
43.I loved you when you were a little girl.
44.Because you “Get” me.
45.You’re a fun date.
46. I’m fat…you don’t care.
47.For how you are when no one else is looking.
48.Because you love your family.
49.You make the best popcorn.
50.Because you’re my best friend.
51.For the way you wave goodbye to me as I pull out of the driveway in the morning.
52.For the way you stood beside me when we stood before the church.
53.For the way you stood beside me when we told your parents.
54.Because of the way you talk in your sleep.
55.Because you “heart” New York too.
56.Because you are very photogenic.
57.For when you sang to me at our reception.
58.Because you are jealous of me.
59.For when you take care of me when I’m sick.
60.Because of the way that you kiss me.
61.Because you like to hold hands.
62.Because we both fit perfectly in our “chair-and-a-half”.
63.Because you like to eat steak.
64.Because you are not “prissy”.
65.For your cute butt.
66.Because you turn our house into a home.
67.When I read Proverbs 31 I think of you.
68.Because you carried our babies.
69.Because you work hard each day.
70.You have the smoothest skin.
71.Your cute little “..scuze me”.
72.You have great taste.
73.I like your friends.
74.For the way that you look in a lil’ Abner costume.
75.Because you are a great Ninny.
76.We went to High School together.
77.For the way you look at me.
78.You make me comfortable.
79.You make me happy.
80.Because I cannot picture my life without you in it.
81.You know how to do a class reunion.
82.You say you like small diamonds.
83.For when you whisper in my ear.
84.Because you don’t make me drive the van.
85.Because you take out the trash even though that’s my job.
86.Because you like eating at Mangos.
87.You make the best sweet tea.
88.I know that you are proud of me…no matter what.
89.You make me a better man.
90.You inspire me.
91.You think I’m great at even the stuff I’m not good at.
92.You like to read.
93.Because of the way you love the Lord.
94.For being an awesome Mom to our kids.
95.Because you snuggle with me.
96.For the way you smile with your eyes.
97.Because you are the best wife anyone could ever want.
98.Because I like to call you Cin.
99.Because you have given me the best 16 years of my life.
100. And because I love calling you my wife.

Friday, July 22, 2005

This concludes my endorsement for the Belladonna. Cheers.

In the last few weeks of July over 2000 "Naked Ladies" show up at the Belladonna. Featured in the "Naked Lady" festival.

A very comfortable back porch. We sat here and watched the deer in the evening...and the lightening from a nearby thunderstorm. Fully appointed with Jacuzzi tub and mood lighting.

One of the View's of the BellaDonna. I would recomend this little "get-away" "hide-away". More to follow.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Hillenblog (parents) are vacationing in Eureka Springs, AR...for a few celebrate an upcoming Anniversary. We are staying at a quaint little secluded cottage previously owned by a local artist. It is VERY cool...and romantic...secluded...etc. It is called the "BellaDonna".

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Beard?...No Beard?...see the "Nick Burns" vote to Keep it...or Shave it...

{kri$+3N...h3y +hi$ i$ +h3 guy}

Contest: While this person is not putting chips into their mouth...we can put "words" into her mouth.."There are Two Reasons...I hate to have my picture taken. First...."
(Your turn...comments please)

That's right...Tiff Lyons...was in da house...tonight...Shout out to Tiff. We have missed ya (sorta).

Friday, July 15, 2005

Three Beautiful Young Ladies...Beauty is as beauty does...just remember that Skywriting.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Who is the unidentified man in the sunglasses...and why does everyone want to get their picture taken with him. I am looking for the top ten reasons to get your picture taken with this man. (the first comment is #10, then #9...etc...)

Sunday, July 10, 2005

This Post is by way of announcement that our favorite restaurant (Acamborro) now has a "Frozen Machine" dedicated to the non-acoholic variety of frozen if you see Cindy sipping on a Pina is OK. If YOUR bowl of salsa is as blurry as that one...YOUR drink is not.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Game Over...Thanks to All who Played. The Winner is...Well...I guess no one...cause no one guessed it. The Person in the photo was a trick question...there were Two people in the Photo...above is both of them again...except this of them has been born.

Hint...It's Millie! and that means that...that...thats was "THATMISSYSMITH" or as she is also know as "RYAN'S WIFE" or by some MISSY WADE.

Thanks Missy for being a good sport...and putting up with my little hints...if anyone thinks that they know all the hints...lets see if anyone can identify them all. Where they originate...and why I said what I did...(and not that i'm just an idiot)


Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Contest! Who is the Pregnant Woman in the Photo? Hint...It's Not Cindy or Annette. is not Skater...(I don't think).

Monday, July 04, 2005

And yet another way to Celebrate the holiday...Midnight water volleyball. (sorry again, about the "Focker" face spike Brittany)

More from Ground Zero.

And more song lyrics and Videos here.

Today on this Fourth of July...My feelings are best communicated by this photo I took from Ground Zero, NYC a few months back & the Lyrics from the Daryl Worley Song. "Have you Forgotten" where you can view a pretty cool video of here.

or for those of you that are "readers" and not audio-visual...below.

Have You Forgotten


I hear people saying we don't need this war
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground?
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start preaching
Let me ask you this my friend

Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away?
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it every day
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away?
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet they remember
Just what they're fighting for

Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost
And those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten?

Darryl Worley/Wynn Varble, 2003

Saturday, July 02, 2005

And Especially Robin of Walnut for all her help in setting up the gig.

Thanks to Ryan, Missy, FS. Walker...and iROG., Emack's & The Lofts at the Seville.

Mid Concert...

And that was the sign...outside Emack & Bolio's (Our favorite Ice cream place) DPC Rocks....and so does Skyler!