Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Ethan Austin

Baby Ethan was born this morning 8 lbs 1 oz 21 inches long. Both Candace and Ethan are healthy and happy.

Water Fight!!

Grandma and Grandpa Gren came to visit and we were outside eating watermelon and a huge water fight breaks out!

Then the combatants turn on each other!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Well since nobody has bothered to ask me how much I weigh this morning, I will tell you. Drum roll . . . 209.5. Woohoo from 236. 60 days left #P90X

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Streamline your Social Media updates

With so many different social media outlets it becomes very time consuming to update all of the different sites. Well just to give you an idea of what I have been dealing with, I am a member of Plaxo which is kind of like an online database management tool with all of your contacts. Some of you may have heard of it. Then I am also a member of Linkedin which is a kind of like a professional facebook program. I tend to meet and interact with people that are very focused on professional growth. Then I was using Twitter where I made a whole new set of friends. In addition I am on Facebook. So you can tell there are many outlets for social interaction. I am sure you have heard the term Web 2.0, well that means that you can interact with others. The great thing about that is that the world wants to get to know you and you want to get to know others. With our world and technology getting faster and faster we end up becoming more and more disconnected from each other and that is why MySpace, Facebook and so many other social media programs have gotten so popular. Well all it did for me was make me busier. I have a real agenda to get people to know who I truly am and like me and be willing to do business with me. Fortunately I found I signed up for a long time ago but I never really learned how to use it. Today I spent some time learning it. Ping is like Twitter but on steroids. Twitter allows you to update Facebook but Ping gives you access to almost all social media outlets including Flickr and Photobucket and Blogger. So, go to, create a profile (it is free), connect to all the different social media programs you have and you can even text message your updates and you will automatically update all the programs at once. If you have any questions please call me or email me at and I will help walk you through it. This is really cool stuff. While you are cruising around check out and add me as your friend, gilrol.
My mom was a ventriloquist and she was always throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

History Lesson

For those that don't know about history ... Here is a condensed version:

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals, and
2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history