Good 45º cloudy morning with a 30% chance of rain.
Today is the 150th day of the year. It's going fast. 208 days til Christmas! http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/xmas_cnt.htm
Yesterday Brian and Tucker came over to leave the wood splitter here (since he's moving) and bring me some more wood.
And then Tucker wanted to drive my golf cart... off they went...
Brian lets him drive the golf cart when they play golf, so he knew what he was doing. Pretty much! Tucker and Brian helped me raise the new flags...
The old flags will go to the Young Marines who have a flag burning ceremony on the 18th of June.
I did get the lawn mowed and Mr. Hippo is happy again. Pulled weeds, but didn't spray. Looked like it was going to rain at any moment. Did a couple of times in short bursts.
Watched the Indy 500. What a day at the races!!!
- Dan Wheldon
- J.R. Hildebrand
- Graham Rahal
- Tony Kanaan
- Oriol Servia
- Scott Dixon
- Bertrand Baguette
- Tomas Scheckter
- Marco Andretti
- Danica Patrick
- Ed Carpenter
- Dario Franchitti
- Charlie Kimball
- Will Power
- Vitor Meira
- Justin Wilson
- Helio Castroneves
- Buddy Rice
- Alex Lloyd
- Pippa Mann
- Ana Beatriz
- John Andretti
- Ryan Hunter-Reay
- Davey Hamilton
- Paul Tracy
- Townsend Bell
- Ryan Briscoe
- Alex Tagliani
- James Hinchcliffe
- Jay Howard
- Simona de Silvestro
- E.J. Viso
- Takuma Sato
While the 23 year old rookie, Hildebrand was in the lead in the National Guard car and had 1/2 a lap to go... he hit the wall! I cried! OMG. How sad was that!!! Sort of amazing to me that Danica Patrick came in 10th, AGAIN, and that Franchitti was 12th! Even Castroneves finished way down the line. With speeds over 220 mph, it's amazing when they crash that nobody gets hurt!
Pictures of the first 12 drivers in order:
Except for Kanaan (who is one of my favorites), they all look 12 years old!
Historically this date...
Mother and Daddy 1955. (taken with my Brownie camera!)
And births this date include...
1908 – Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)
LOVED his music!
So sad, so young. Brain cancer at 56.
Dinner was meatloaf with a tomato sauce and cheesy mashed potatoes with lettuce salad, celery, cauliflower, and fire roasted tomatoes.
I know, looks like a big gob of stuff, but it was GOOD!!!!!
All I know. Happy Monday Memorial Day. God Bless all of our service men and women who gave their lives for our continuing freedom.
Not only is it Memorial Day
It's Mint Julep Day
This is a REAL Southern drink... sweet. Like Southerners like their iced tea, gagging sweet, this drink is the same.