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I hope your weekend is ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’

I listened to the Beach Boys on my way to work today, so I know it’s gonna be a fabulous Friday.

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Posted by on January 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Barack Obama on Midwestern values

“Be honest, be kind, be useful, be responsible, work hard, treat everybody with respect.”

That’s a pretty darn good description of most of the folks I know here in Iowa. 😀

Those are the values that I try to demonstrate each day.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Buddies

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

The Bums and the Bombers

Hall of Famers Pee Wee Reese and Mickey Mantle battle around the bag. Cool picture.

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

The 2017-18 Ankeny Dunkin’ Divas

The girls have won 4 in a row.

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Hoops doubleheader

Thursday was a great night of basketball-watching at the Ankeny Kramers’ house.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My favorite ‘California’ songs

I’ve had a lifelong fantasy about living in the Golden State.

But the older I get, the more I believe that life in central Iowa is about as good as it gets. 🙂

Still, my fantasy continues. And these songs take me there.

1, “Hotel California,” Eagles

2, “California Girls,” Beach Boys

3, “California Dreamin,” Mamas and the Papas

4, “Californication,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

5, “Hollywood Nights,” Bob Seger

6, “She’s So California,” Gary Allan

7, “I Love L.A.,” Randy Newman

8, “It Never Rains in Southern California,” Albert Hammond

9, “Surf City,” Jan and Dean, co-written by Brian Wilson

10, “Dani California,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

11, “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” Billy Joel

12, “Free Fallin'” Tom Petty

13, “A Long December,” Counting Crows

14, “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” Jan and Dean

15, “Surfin USA,” Beach Boys

16, “If You’re Going to San Francisco,” Scott McKenzie

17, “All the Gold in California,” Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

18, “Under the Bridge,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

19, “Mendocino County Line,” Willie Nelson and LeeAnn Womack

20, “Marina Del Ray,” George Strait

21, “California Stars,” Billy Bragg and Wilco

22, “Crawling Back to You,” Tom Petty

23, “Lodi,” Creedence Clearwater Revival

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Uncategorized