Sunday, April 22, 2007

Contrary to popular opinion, plastic is not bio-degradable.


After reading many of your blogs on Friday I learned that the weather was supposed to be really nice over the weekend. I pretty much believe everything I read on blogs; still, I had to see what a nice day looked like for myself. It's been so long since I've gotten out of this computer chair and experienced a nice day outside. I have plenty agreeable days inside, but not so many outside. It's usually either to cold or to hot outside in Louisville. The perfect days are few and far between. But Saturday was one of those perfect days that I hear so much about.

I'm obviously capable of generating many perfect days, but the credit for this one goes to a power greater than myself. We started out by eating at our favorite country restaurant, Cracker Barrel. Coffee, stimulating conversation, and breakfast food is a great way to start a perfect day. So is smoking a joint, but I'm on sabbatical from weed this week. And then after we finished breakfast we did the unthinkable, we decided to go to the park instead of shopping.

The magnificent body of water in these pictures is called the Ohio river. The land on the other side of the river is called Indiana. I don't know to much about Indiana except that I can buy fireworks legally, but I can't set them off there (do you find this as stupid as I do?) and the RCA Dome is about two hours from where I took this picture.

We spent about an hour at the park and then we went home and consummated our perfect day by watching some television. Well, I watched some TV, the pregnant woman took a nap. Then we cooked dinner together. Yep. A perfect day.

Friday was a pretty mediocre day until I went over to Sunshine's blog and learned that she gave me a Thinking Blogger Award and wrote some really nice things about me. I've pretty much been stalking her blog all weekend and rereading the post ever since discovering it. I probably would have read it about 10 more times, but she has one of those cursed Site Meters and I don't want her to think I'm 100 percent freak. 75 percent is fine. Her blog is about her family and her life and she's really funny. She's also extremely generous and rumor has it she's a big Star Wars fan as well. She's also been known to be a little rebellious towards hippies at times. I enjoy reading her blog and really you would too. Again, I say thank you Sunshine.

29 comments:

abbagirl74 said...

Aha, the lovely Ohio river. I remember crossing that over and over again when visiting relatives in Ohio. I have relatives in Findlay, Fostoria, Columbus, and Gallipolis. Congrats on your award. Stalker...

Big Pissy said...

Oh! Great photos!

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend....and an award winning one at that!

Hail, Corky! :)

Jay said...

Hey I've crossed that river twice. Once driving from Ohio into Kentucky and then again driving from Kentucky (at Louisville) into Indiana. It was nice.

Cracker Barrel is an awesome place. I like to go there for dinner and have their meat loaf and garlic mashed potatoes. I just wish they served alcohol.

eric said...

what do you mean you're on sabbatical?

if you smoke weed any week of the year, it has to be this week.

420, dude.

Sunshine said...

I think if you were less than 83% freak, I wouldn't like you very much...only the most twisted people are very interesting.

May the force be with you young Skywalker.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Why the sabbatical?

Congratulations ont the award! I'll have to check Sunshine out.

captain corky said...

Abbagirl 74: I remember reading something about Washington crossing the Ohio River during World War I. Or something like that... ;)

Pissy: Thanks! I love taking digital pictures.

Jay: I'm a catfish man myself. And of course I like Mama's Pancake Breakfast.

Eric: You have a very valid point. I'm going to rethink my position on this whole sabbatical decision.

Sunshine: 83% might just be my next tattoo. It's a nice solid number.


Whimsicalnbrainpan: I ask myself that same question once every 10 minutes or so...

etain_lavena said...

How kewl is that al Capitan.:)
I will read the sunshine blog now......have a great week:)

Blancodeviosa said...

congrats cap. all i got was a blogger who eats cream cheese award. i don't think it's the same thing

Lady K said...

Awesome pics! When I lived up that way we used to canoe down that river all the time. It was a lot of fun. Sounds like you had the perfect weekend!

karma lennon said...

Wow, that is a great day! Mine was pretty good too. I spent the day reading comics, playing video games and watching South Park.

furiousBall said...

Weed + Cracker Barrell = Uncle Hershel's breakfast in my belly

Alicia said...

I thought someone wrote a blog about me, once.
Turns out it was just a restraining order.

Pixie said...

Nice photos!

And an award, how sweet, I havent visited that blog but I know she made pissy a kick ass T-shirt!

Biddie said...

I think that I need to mosy on down to Sunshines place....

Tod said...

Sounds like a great day Corky. And you deserve your award :)

Michael C said...

Congrats in the award. It's very deserved. Cracker Barrel has got to be my favorite eatery. Unfortunately they don't have them here in So Cal, so I have to go see my brother in AZ, since he lives right down the street from one.

Yas said...

I'm obviously capable of generating many perfect days, but the credit for this one goes to a power greater than myself.

global warming?

lol beautiful man... beautiful. the pix... not you. ;p

captain corky said...

Etain: You have a great week too. I little birdie told me that you read Sunshine's post.

Blancodeviosa: Thanks. I'm glad you're back!

Lady K. I've only been out on the river once, but I plan on buying a boat soon. Allyson and I are in... negotiation.

Furious: That's one advantage Southern Jersey has over northern Jersey, Cracker Barrell.

Karma: Truth be told I could spend the next 10 years doing that. ;)

Alicia: Not you, I don't believe that for one second.

Pixie: Thanks. I tried visiting you blog this morning but it's not being polite.

Biddie: You should!

Tod: It was. I think I may have pissed Allyon off on Sunday a little but who want's to talk about that. ;)

Michael: Yet another reason why I'll never move to California.

Yas: You know I'm beautiful.

god said...

"power greater than myself" -- either give me credit for real or don't talk about me at all. ans stop deleting my comments, its disrespectful.

Metal Mark said...

Glad you had a good weekend.

captain corky said...

G-d: Your comment under the sermon post is safely intact. You're getting a bit paranoid in your old age.

Mark: Thanks pal.

god said...

there's no need to leave out the O. i can tell you spent too much time in livingstein. and anyway, if you are going to make reference to my power, give me real props and say that the weather was all my work

Aunt Jackie said...

Well isn't that special!

Hey your post made me want to hear the song "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed (Velvet Underground)... Check it out if you don't know it.

HoosierGirl5 said...

You decide to post a picture of the Ohio River and you wait until it's way too high and muddy?! Yuck!

Why didn't you post a picture of Thunder? Now THAT is an awesome picture of the Ohio!

Glad you all got out this weekend. I am WAY behind on my "Corky" fix.
J.

Heidi on Vashon said...

I have to go to Louisville for a seminar on July 18! Bring the family and meet me!

etain_lavena said...

Hey Capitan, how my impending move will affect the "relationship"....here is my e-mail....xena_x@hotmail.com
I will send you then my non hide away e-mail addy so I can hear how your family are doiung until, I am back in the blogesfere:)...if you wanna keep contact that way ofcourse:)
Peace out:)

Cazzie!!! said...

Gorgeous images, lovely time you both had. I am glad she is taking mummy-naps too, good for your lovely lady :)

September said...

You write very well.