in between bites & sips ...

thanks for stopping by! here's where i put various thought, quotes or stories. most will be brief, some may be extended - but all will be somehow connected to my world. enjoy your stay!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Get the Devil out of here!

Game 5 of the World Series is being played as I write this entry to my blog. Now, I have no idea what's going to happen - but - if we've learned one thing this season ... things always go better when you get the Devil out!

You see, ever since the Tampa Bay Devil Rays entered Major League Baseball in 1998, they have never won more than 70 games (out of 162 ... that's pretty bad!). But, this season, they scratched 'Devil' from their name and are known now as the Tampa Bay Rays.

The result? 97 wins and a trip to the World Series!

Whether in baseball or in life ... things always go better when you get the Devil out!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

9 hours of sleep!


Can you believe it???

Why don't I go to bed at a reasonable hour EVERY night? It's not about what time I get up in the morning - that is something I can set easily and really don't mind getting up early when necessary (don't get me wrong - I love a good 'sleep in'), also our kids aren't babies anymore so we don't have the 'you get up' 'no, you get up' arguments any more (don't get me wrong - I didn't lose those one's very often ... my wife is so good! ;) ).

The problem is - I just don't like going to bed! I thought when I grew up that the soft sheets and fluffy pillow in my own Master Bedroom with a beautiful wife would be all the allure I would ever need to want to snuggle up and wander off to dreamland.

But it isn't.

I like late night TV talk-shows like Leno, Letterman, O'Brien & Ferguson. I like internet surfing like facebook, habsworld & politics. I like late night snacks like ice cream, cookies & (of course) cocoa puffs. These and other things have fed my bad habit of going to bed WAYYYYY too late.

But I feel SO good today. What a productive day. I thought by noon that it must be the end of the day since I had accomplished so much.

Stay tuned for the continuing saga of ... As the Pillow Turns!

Will Rob have an encore performance of going to bed at a reasonable hour?
Will the next day be so productive?
Will he fall to the Cocoa Puff craving again?
Will he EVER eat Cocoa Puffs at bedtime again?
Why do pirates love parrots?
Why can't you buy grape ice cream?

Can't wait to learn the answers to these questions and MORE!