John 3:16

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Shrimp Festival 2009

We've had a real nice time at the Shrimp Festival this year. A cool front came in Friday night and made the weekend much nicer than what we've had in the past week. The breeze was cooler making the sun more enjoyable. We were the spiffiest couple there.

On Friday night Lee Ann Womack performed. This was the best picture I could get. There were soooo many people. This was taken from a neighboring hotel parking garage. You couldn't make out if it was a notable person or a neighbor performing, ha! But I hope you can tell.

Foghat performed on Saturday night but we were too tired to go down. We had been there from 7:00 that morning until late that afternoon...a really busy but great day.

I decided to purchase a piece of art from an artist, Sean Corner, from Wichita, Kansas. I've looked at his work for the past few years. They are very thought provoking and faces are in every piece which seem to emerge from his creation. This one is called "Grow and Discover". Each one is hand sculpted and titled which makes them all unique. You can find more of his work here. Here is my piece.

We were fortunate to meet a fantastic artist, one who most in our area have seen his work. Deadened trees left by Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are now seen in shapes of beautifully sculpted marine life and birds. They are breath-taking. He is a family man, happily married with five children. You know he donated all of his time to leave such masterpieces? Guess the thing I liked about Marlin is how humble he was. You can find his work at The Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art in Gulfport, Mississippi. You can visit his website here.

Well we ate until we couldn't hold any more.....4 times we had huge meals, once each day!!! Got to get back on our running schedule, ha! This is one of the meals we had. It was a grilled chicken-on-a-stick meal. It had rice and one other side: I had fried eggplant and Kent had onion rings. Yummmm!!! The last day we had homemade ice cream in a waffle cone. It was great!

We enjoyed the sand sculptors, too. Here are the participants:

And, finally, here's a picture of my Sweetie waiting on me to go out the final day of the Festival.

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Blogging Without Obligation

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Easy Snacks

You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.

Meals for Energy

Click HERE to get some great meals for pre race day and post race.

Our Races Through 6-01-09

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