Sunday night... Catch the Christmast Spirit

Bekka Bramlett & friends (Charles, Jon, Bob, Etta and Nick) are performing Sunday night, 12/23 @ 3rd & Lindsley from 8 - 10. It's a Christmas Show airing LIVE on Lightning 100 / WRLT, too.

There's nothin' like some funky, fun, incredible music to get you in the holiday spirit. Bring your family... bring your friends... sit back and let the music lift you up.

Clocky and I will be somewhere near or in Kansas City (on our way home to celebrate the holidays with family and friends) by the time the show starts... so if you go... give Bekka, Charles, Jon, Bob, Etta and Nick some love from us. Wish we could be there, too.

Merry Christmas.
Happy New Year.


The Big Idea... next Thursday.

Just writing to share some cool news from one of my clients, BlackjackHolder.com.

Because of their design award nomination, Chris McCorkle (Owner / Inventor of the BlackJackHolder) is going to be on CNBC's The Big Idea w/Donny Deutsch next Thursday, 12/27 at 8 p.m. Central Time.

They've already taped the interview. Chris McCorkle says they conducted it via webcam earlier this week. Wild. And, he says that BlackJackHolder.com will be displayed in the lower 3rd of the screen during the entire interview. Nice.

Watch if you can.
I'm hoping for some great exposure for him.
Go BlackjackHolder!


Lobo needs a Christmas Home

UPDATE - 6:47 p.m.: Sounds like Lobo may have a home with a fellow dog lover. He is going to meet his potential new family tonight. Wish him luck!!! I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Hey blog peeps.

My friend Virgina has a beautiful dog, Lobo, in need of a loving home.
See message from her below for the details and pass along the information if you know of anyone who might be a good fit.

My Lovely Daughter recently brought home a 94 pound Husky Malamute. We've had him for about 3 months now and it's become painfully obvious that he is just too much dog for us. We don't have a fenced in yard and he just isn't getting the exercise he needs.

I hired Dean Miller (thedogcounselor.com) to come and work with him. This dog is Very smart and needs a strong alpha leader. I just don't have the time to spend with him. He is happiest when he is with someone, he makes a great companion.

He loves to ride in the car and I've been taking him to work with me. He is very well behaved when he is given adequate space to run and exercise. I just can't provide that for him.

The vet estimates that he is 1 1/2 years old, so he is still very much a puppy. I've just had him neutered and he has all his shots.

We are absolutely in love with this dog and want to do what's best for him so please don't reply unless you have the time and space for him. We want to be sure that he goes to someone that will take good care of him for the rest of his life.

His name is Lobo.

Thanks so much,


We're parents!

UPDATE - 12 22 07: His official name is now Tank. We loved Rufus... but he's just such a little tank. So... Tank it is!

UPDATE - 12 17 07:
We're thinking of changing Thunder's name to "Rufus" or "Roofus", heh. Or, maybe, Rufus Thunder Richardson? What do you think?


Meet Thunder, a 7-week-old Rott / Shep mix puppy who found his way into our hearts and our home today.

For Christmas, John and I were considering getting a puppy / dog as our present. We've been wanting a dog for some time now. So, we've been visiting the Nashville Humane Society every weekend for about seven weeks. We've walked and gotten to know some cool dogs and puppies... but until today, none of them have been "it".

Then, by chance, we were running some errands before Clocky had to leave for a gig set-up / rehearsal. We saw the "Teddy" mobile in the parking lot at 100 Oaks and decided to stop in.

Sure enough, there he was: Thunder. We played with him a bit and pretty much knew on the spot. But, for so long, we thought we wanted a dark colored / black dog, so when they told us Thunder had a couple brothers who were black, we decided to check them out, just to be sure. We thought a drive to the Humane Society might help us from being impulsive, too. So, we left the Teddy mobile and drove to the Humane Society to see the other puppies.

Well... while they were cute and fun and spunky (about 12 other puppies), none of them were Thunder. He was definitely it if we were going to go for it.

So, we got back in the car and began driving back to 100 Oaks. Thunder was it. We knew it. But, should we do it?

After much discussion, we decided to go for it. We've got time to add a fence or a kennel to our yard before Spring. And, we have a crate to keep him in at home and on our travels to Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa over the holidays.

Now that he's here in our house, it's wild to think that we actually did it! But, he's so adorable and, at this point, his temprament seems to suit us well.

So far, the cats are just wandering near the crate and sniffing. They aren't too sure about this thing in the living room, yet. Since it isn't another cat, I'm hoping the adjustment will go well. Wish us luck with that! Heh.

(PS: If you're reading this today, and you're looking for a Christmas puppy... get over to the Humane Society today... I don't think any of Thunder's siblings will be there long. PLUS, they have some amazing dogs that would be perfect to give a Christmas home. If it weren't for the cats, we'd probably have adopted a full-size dog.)


What I bought with my cabedge lettuce.

UPDATE - 12/17/07:
Good news -- I already received my cool leather laptop cover via USPS.
Bad news -- it doesn't fit my laptop. It is just about 1/8 inch to big for my 15" MacBook Pro. So... If you were thinking of getting one... DON'T. It won't fit. I'm sending it back and am hoping I get a refund instead of store credit.
*fingers crossed*

Received a Amazon gift certificate from the head of cabedge for Christmas... er... um... the holidays (must be PC since it was a work gift).

As I thought about how I would spend my cabedge lettuce, it occured to me that I've wanted to get a hard case to protect my cabedge mac for a some time now. (Figure it's the least I can do since I have such a cool computer to use for work and for me. Thanks Chris!)

And... wouldn't you know it... Amazon sells protective but stylish computer shells!

I perused all kinds of protective cases... red, furry, clear, plastic, leather, deco-looking... I was truly amazed at the options.

After about 30 minutes of comparing my favs, I decided to use my cabedge lettuce on a U-Suit Leather Cover Case. It was a tough call between that and a red Speck hard case.

Ultimately, I landed on the leather because:
  • I hadn't seen that before... and I like being different;
  • Plastic always looks good when you first get it, but ultimately it starts looking faded and scratched pretty quickly;
  • I thought I should get something I wanted but might not buy for myself if it weren't a gift.
  • Oh yeah... when I took a poll with Clocky and Charles... they both thought the black leather was cooler and more unique. SOLD.
It should be here in about a week... just in time for traveling with my computer for the holidays. YAY.

Thank you, cabedge.
Merry Christmas to me!


What are you doing for New Years Eve?

Hey Friends... I know we're all caught up in holiday shopping, parties, travel plans and such, but before it's too late, I wanted to tell you about a great way to ring in 2008!

December 31
New Years Eve Dinner & Show
3rd & Lindsley
The Players (Five of the most accomplished and sought-after studio musicians in the industry: Brent Mason - guitar, Michael Rhodes - bass, John Hobbs - keys, Paul Franklin - peddal steele and Eddie Bayers - drums) Featuring Jonell Mosser and Mandy Barnett

Call 3rd & Lindsley (615 259 9891, M-F 10am - 5pm) to ensure you get a seat! Reservations range from $50 - $65 per seat and 3rd & Lindsley can accomodate most any size party (early reservation recommended). Dinner, Champagne, Party Favors and the show are all included in the ticket price.

With that band and these two soulful sistahs... how can you go wrong?!


lychee bubble tea...

friggin' ROCKS.
What the heck is bubble tea?
What the heck is a lychee?

Go to the Fat Straw (across from Edgehill Studio at Edgehill and Villa near Music Row) and getcha some... with black tea and milk.

oooooh... it's so YUMMY.

PS: It's a cash only type-o-place, so be sure to take some "lettuce". *wink*

PPS: AND... BTW... I met LannaeLong.blogspot.com when I dropped by for my lychee bubble tea fix. She was sooooo cool... go pay her a visit when you get a chance. She got the whole scoop on bubble tea and the Fat Straw.

Bekka, Bill, Ben and Mike... TUESDAY NIGHT!

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007
The Bluebird Cafe
In The Round with Ben Cyllus, Mike Younger, Bekka Bramlett and Bill Tennyson
$8.00 cover
9:00 PM

Ben Cyllus, Mike Younger, Bekka Bramlett and Bill Tennyson
This One is not to be missed! The round features the amazing vocal stylings of Ms. Bramlett (former lead singer of Fleetwood Mac pre-reunion) and the writing talents of Cyllus (Caught In the Rain, Unpredictable You), Younger (Everyday War, Trouble Can Last), and Tennyson (Daylight the Room, At the Fall). The combination of extraordinary vocal and writing abilities tonight will be difficult to exceed!

There are only a few seats left, so hit the Bluebird Reservation page to save your table.

See you tomorrow night!

Free Rice

This is perhaps one of the most innocuously sticky sites I've seen in a long time: FreeRice.com

PLUS... it seems you help people by using it. I've already donated 540 grains of rice through the UN! Not sure how that works, but I'm sure if I hadn't gotten stuck playing the game I'd know the answer.

Hard to believe the head of cabedge (Chris) forwarded this insidious time-waster.
Heh... ahhh heck... it's for a good cause.
Go ahead... Play a while.


This weekend: Music to fill your soul

Thought you might want to check out some rockin', soulful music this weekend. Seriously... you'll forget there was a week to contend with... let Jonell, Pat and Al take you away from it all. (WAY better than Calgon anyday.)

TONIGHT - 9:30 pm-ish

Jonell Mosser & the band
(Craig Krampf, Reese Wynans, Tom Brit, Steve Mackey w/Kathy Mac piloting the sound)
3rd & Lindsley
Nashville, TN


Pat Buchanan and the band
(Greg Morrow, Tom Bukovac, Allison Prestwood)
3rd & Lindsley
Nashville, TN


10 pm-ish
Big Al Anderson and The Balls
(featuring Reese Wynans, Glenn Worf, Chad Cromwell)
3rd & Lindsley
Nashville, TN


Tuesday Showcase with Scott Lindsey

Tuesday, 12/4
7:30 p.m.
Scott Lindsey
Billy Block's Western Beat
Cadillac Ranch (downtown Nashville)

I'll be singing background vocals as part of the Scott Lindsey band on his showcase scheduled right before the Western Beat show line-up begins.

It's gonna be a rockin' set.
Hope to see you there!


Stevie Wonder... of love.

If you weren't at the Stevie Wonder concert last night... well... you missed it.

Stevie does things with music that most musicians these days can't do without a computer. It's all in his head and his fingers. AND... he's got a positive spirit that is even more pervasive in concert.

His message: Love Everybody Unconditionally
John, Charles and I left inspired to be better people and musicians.

Wish I had a USB port on my head so I could share it all with you.


makin' cookies

Spent a little time on Saturday making some cookies... Gingersnaps & Peanut Butter cookies to be exact. Used my Grandma's recipes and tried to channel her baking mastery. Seems to have worked!


Front of the recipe my Grandma used (originally from her friend Sophia Lockwood).

Back of recipe.

Gingersnap dough rolled into 1 inch balls... now ready to be rolled in sugar.

Sugar coated dough balls... ready for the oven to turn them into perfectly cracked gingersnaps.

Oh yes... they have signature ginger-cracks with a snap. No soft gingerSNAPs allowed in my kitchen. They are the perfect coffee dunkin' goodness. Grandma would have served them!

Peanut Butter Cookies:

Grandma's recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies... with an optional handwritten addition placed there by my 11-year-old hand. Heh.

1-inch pb-doughballs... ready to be sugared up.

Sugared... forked... ready to become flaky, melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cookies.

Perfectiones. And... they melted on my toungue. Good Grandma mojo.


Wow... made me listen

No matter what party you favor in the upcoming Presidential primaries, or what you believe personally, I think you can appreciate someone standing behind his beliefs. I, for one, was compelled to listen. And, I'm going to be taking a closer look at Mike Huckabee because of this video. (Thanks to Blakems for sending me the link.)


Stevie Wonder!!!

We're going to see THE man on Saturday night.
Stevie Wonder
Sommet Center
8 p.m.
December 1

Can't wait.
I think there are... unbelievably... still tickets left.
C'mon... you know you want to... go get yours right now!

39 and holding...

Brenda turns 39 today.
She's my brother's wife... and my sistah.
So glad you get to hit this number first chickola!
Hope you're day is amazing.
I love you.


cabedge needs visionaries.

Hey blog peeps... just got this message from the head of cabedge (chris blanz). Pass the info below along to anyone you think might be interested.

We need visionaries.
We need thinkers.
We need inventors.

Every so often, I get the urge to climb up on a rooftop and shout our recent achievements to the world, but today, my main reason for reaching out is recruiting new members for the cabedge patch. Perhaps you already know someone who would be the perfect fit for our team.

We're looking for programming visionaries who can not only help identify a problem, but who can think through possible solutions and help invent new ways of systematically solving those problems.

Oh... we need some of those "git-r-done" types too. You know the ones. Those types who may be a little newer to the game, but have the ambition to do bigger, better things and just need some experience to help them get there.

Know of someone who may fit? Send them to http://cabedge.com/jobs/ for more information.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Happy Birthday Big Brother

Tony hit the big 40 today.
Where has the time gone?!
Seems like just yesterday we were double-dating in your 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Happy birthday.
I love you big bro.


Next Great American Artist

Can you pick the winner?

The submissions are in and judged... now it is up to you to help determine the winner for Kirkland's Next Great American Artist.

You only get one vote per valid email... so choose wisely! No stuffing the ballot box on this one. **wink**


Our friends at Tubatomic Studios in Chattanooga made this site... and it is now time to vote for the funniest ad.

My favorite so far is a fire-putting-out-farting-squirrel... hilarious. You can vote every day until the end of December... go for it.

Holiday Gift List Worksheet

Real Simple has a printable Holiday Gift List Worksheet. Given the holiday shopping frenzy officially begins on Friday, thought I'd share this little find with all of you. I used it last year... it helped me stay on budget and coordinate my shopping efforts efficiently.

Happy present hunting!


Keith Richards and the Expensive Whinos

OK... meant to tell you about this a couple weeks ago, but, as you may have noticed, I've been too busy for blogging... wish I could blog with my mind instead of my fingers. Heh. **sorry**

Anyway... John and I were at 3rd and Lindsley to see Gary Nicholson and the guys play. While we were waiting for the show to begin, Mikey (sound man) had a great CD playing. We were really groovin' on it and asked him what it was... to our surprise it was "Keith Richards and the Expensive Whinos - Live at the Palladium".

The more we listened, the more we really like it... so I hopped on my trusty iPhone and ordered it off of Amazon.com. It worked really well BTW... or so I thought.

A couple weeks later, I realized that we hadn't received it yet but really didn't think much of it until I got a call from Brenda, my sister-in-law.

Here's how the conversation basically went:

Brenda: "Hey... Katie got your CD today!"
Me: "Really... she got a CD from me? I don't remember sending a CD. Are you sure?"

Brenda: "Yeah... came from Amazon. It had Katie's name on it. Is it a present?"
Me: (as the light bulb goes on) "What CD is it?"

Brenda: "It's... um... the whinos or something like that..."
Me: "Oh... funny..."

And then I proceeded to tell her the story of us ordering the CD from my iPhone at 3rd. Apparently, when I ordered, it didn't use the address I selected... or maybe I didn't save it or something... so, Katie (because she's in my Amazon address book) received the CD.

Well... if that isn't funny enough... found out from Brenda that she went to get the CD, and it was in Katie's CD player. She's been listening to it (she's 9... let's hope she's not getting a KR education... heh).

So now, I don't have the heart to take it back. Right? I mean... I can't take a CD away from my niece? Can I? She thinks it was a present! I don't want to hurt her feelings.

What would you do?

Worst case scenario, I can put it in my iTunes when I'm home for Christmas and let the album stay with Katie... or just buy another copy for us. Who knows... maybe she'll want some Stones for Christmas now?! heh.


Date-nut bread

Ran across dates for sale at Publix yesterday. So, on a whim, I decided to whip up some of my Grandma's date-nut bread (pic of the actual recipie to the left). Felt like I was spending the day with her. It was nice.

Here's the short of the long:

First... soak the dates in boiling soda water. While they are soaking away, cream the sugar, eggs and shortening together in a bowl.

Second... Once the boiling water over the dates has cooled to luke warm, blend the flour, salt and date reserves (the liquid) alternately

Third... pour into bread pans and bake @ 350 for 60 - 70 minutes

Fourth... cut a slice, butter it... EAT IT!


Wow... who knew?!

Well... not me! I had no idea that Salman Rushdie was/is married to Padma Lakshmi (host of Bravo's Top Chef - Season Two).

Is this news to anyone else or have I just been living under a rock?!

Realized my "cave dwelling status" when I read about their impending divorce from an article listed on Today's YahooNews top headlines... the article is dated July 2, 2007. Guess I'm not the only one living under a rock!

Oh well... guess it isn't really any of my business anyway. Good wishes to the both of them.


Bleaching? Down there?!

OK... a while ago I posted about a crazy "Just for Men" ad that appeared on my Yahoo! mail screen.

Well... had another one today.

I had no idea such a thing was a problem.
Who actually needs this procedure?
Wait... no... I'm not sure I want to know.


Bekka Bramlett Performing Friday!

Bekka Bramlett and The Couch Potato Band
3rd and Lindsley
Friday Nov. 9th @ 10:00

(That's TOMORROW if you're reading this on Thursday... and TODAY if you're reading this on Friday.)

  • Jon Coleman
    (You'll hear Jon perform some of his rockin' original work... Plus, he'll be mashin' those ivories all night!)

  • The Britt Family Singers and Slingers: Bob, Tom, and Etta (oh... and Bekka, of course!)

  • Nick Buda (drums)

  • Charles 'Big Country' Hayes (bass)

  • Oh yah... and the big velvet couch
    Hope to see you there!


    Sir Francis Drake's Prayer (1577)

    This morning, I had the privilege of singing with my friend Bill Tennyson at his family's church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. It was their 23rd Annual Women's Celebration Sunday... the leader of their national women's organization spoke and a prayer she read spoke to me. So, I thought I'd share it with you as well. It was written by Sir Francis Drake, an explorer who was one of the first to circumvent the world by sea.

    Disturb us, Lord, when
    We are too pleased with ourselves,
    When our dreams have come true
    Because we dreamed too little,
    When we arrived safely
    Because we sailed too close to the shore.

    Disturb us, Lord, when
    with the abundance of things we possess
    We have lost our thirst
    For the waters of life;
    Having fallen in love with life,
    We have ceased to dream of eternity
    And in our efforts to build a new earth,
    We have allowed our vision
    Of the new Heaven to dim.

    Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
    To venture on wilder seas
    Where storms will show Your mastery;
    Where losing sight of land,
    We shall find the stars.

    We ask you to push back
    The horizons of our hopes;
    And to push back the future
    In strength, courage, hope, and love.

    This we ask in the name of our Captain,
    Who is Jesus Christ.


    make my logo bigger cream!

    The solution everyone is looking for!
    "Make my logo bigger" cream has finally arrived. They've also got a great solution for too much white space and another for giving your ad more "pop".
    Love it.
    (Thanks to Connie for the laugh.)


    severed witches fingers...

    oh yah... I made them again.... only the 2007 versions are much more disgustingly graphic than last year's.

    There's still time for you to make your own... witches finger cookies.
    Have fun!


    Your world. View.

    Just thought I'd pass this along if you haven't already seen it. Pretty interesting. Tell us what YOU think. I'm interested.

    (Thanks for sending it my way Chris!)


    I need to say something...

    Three things on the news this morning highlighted something I feel compelled to vent about:

    1. Police shot a man who was threatening to shoot them with a shotgun.
      Now, a neighbor is upset that the officers put them in danger by shooting the man.

      Hmmmmm... well... now let's see... Yes, there were bullet holes in the neighbor's trailer... but, no one (besides the shotgun guy) was hurt. And, I'm sure if the police hadn't shown up and the crackpot neighbor shot that neighbor and who knows how many other people with his shotgun... they'd have been mad at the police, too.


      Seems to me, the police were doing their job... and maybe instead of playing the "blame game" and whining about how dangerous the police are, we should THANK THEM for putting themself in danger to protect us.

    2. Chilren's cold medicine is being pulled from the shelves .
      While I am horrified that some children have died due to an overdose of cold medicine (92 deaths are connected to combination cold medicines - 79 of them were due to misuse or overdose)... and it is probably a good idea to make sure the regulations are correct... I don't believe it is all on the manufacturer. There are clear directions, warnings and information on every package. If a child is given too much of the medicine, how is it the manufacturer's fault? Shouldn't the person who administered the medicine be held responsible?

      Now, I'm not saying anyone did anything on purpose... of course they didn't. I'm just saying... as sad as it is... that once a person buys the medicine, it's their responsibility to be diligent / judicious about administering it correctly. 79 children died because someone didn't follow and/or read instructions properly... it isn't the manufacturer who is accountable for that. That is called "human error".

    3. Ellen's "dog giving away" drama is over-the-top.
      Two things here:
      1.) She should have read the fine print and this wouldn't have been a big deal;
      2.) But she didn't and that's understandable, too. I mean seriously, how many of you would have made the same mistake? I probably would have... cause I'm not always good at reading the fine print.

      Either way, both sides are playing the blame game. Ellen is blaming the dog adoption agency... the dog adoption agency is blaming her. Meanwhile, a little common courtesy and communication probably could have kept this from becoming national news. I don't know what happened... and frankly... I don't care. What I do know is that this IS NOT national news. This is about two parties not being willing to admint there might be some kind of unintentional mistake on both sides, then working together to come up with a solution that is best for everyone. My guess is that dog would have been fine in the home of her hair dresser... if Ellen would have realized what she agreed to... and, if the dog agency could open their eyes long enought to realize there was most likely no malicious intent, everyone could have walked away from the situation happy. As it is... it is simply this: a pissing contest where no one is accepting responsibility for their own actions.

    These are just THREE examples of how our society has become "unaccountable". Nothing is ever "our" fault it seems... so many of us are happy "playing the victim" and I'm just OVER IT.

    That said... I accept the fact that I'm just as guilty as the next person when it comes to this... but I'm gonna try harder to look in the mirror more. It's time we all made more of an effort to be accountable for our own actions and mistakes... and quit being a bunch of whiny Americans.



    Seems simple enough

    Okay, you brainiacs, here is a brain teaser for you:


    ...is still a word after removing only one letter
    ...one by one
    ...until there is only one letter left?
    If you think you know it... post a comment below.

    Check back on Tuesday for the answer.
    OK... it's Tuesday:

    My sources say the word is: startling
  • remove the l, and the word becomes: starting
  • remove one t, and the word becomes: staring
  • remove the a, and the word becomes: string
  • remove the r, and the word becomes: sting
  • remove the other t, and the word becomes: sing
  • remove the g, and the word becomes: sin
  • remove the s, and the word becomes: in
  • remove the n, and the word becomes: I

  • **she wipes hands**

    See comment #1 for a link to other options as well.
    Thanks for playin.


    I'm an ENFP.

    I know... another quiz.
    Deal with it.

    Seriously though... don't you find this interesting? I got this quiz from D-pop, too. When I took a Myers-Briggs in the early 90s, I was an ENTJ. But... the T and J were borderline. Wonder if there's anything to the online quiz.

    What do you think?
    Does this describe me?
    Not sure about all these quiz anaweres!

    You Are An ENFP

    The Inspirer

    You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
    You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
    Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
    You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

    In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
    You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.

    At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
    You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

    How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

    When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused

    what is your aura?

    Those who know me... might expect it to be black since that's all I seem to own.
    Heh. Oh well... stole this quiz idea from d-pop. Her aura is green. What a rocker.
    whaddya think?
    Is my aura purple?!

    Your Inner Color is Purple

    Your Personality: You're a dreamer and visionary. You believe you were put on this earth to do something great.

    You in Love: You're very passionate but often too busy for love. You need a partner who sees your vision and adopts it as their own.

    Your Career: You need a job that helps you make a difference. You have a bright future as a guru, politician, teacher, or musician.


    China's Latest Toy Recall


    Thanks to LK for sending this warning about the shredder slide.

    The world is now a safer place for kids.



    Rusty is the "Iron Man"

    Earlier this year, we were coming back from lunch and spotted a giant iron man being constructed in someone's back yard. It was amazing.

    Well... today, Liz-o-licious and I went to The Factory to paint at Third Coast Clay over lunch, and guess who greeted us at the entrance?!

    Rusty... the gianormous iron man.

    He's a complete work of art now... and has a home at the entrance to The Factory, just down from the Viking Store.

    Rusty's got a a nametag and everything. You can't read it in this pic, but it is the silver thingy on his left shoulder.

    Stop by and pay him a visit... he's so loveable... Liz tried to hitch a ride.