Jamie’s last day…

…Being pregnant that is.  This is my niece, Jamie, who’s going to have a C-Section at 6 pm tonight.  She is shown here with the cutest little girl in the world, Brianna, the very soon to be big sister.

Last day pregnant

We all got together last night at Dave & Buster for my wife’s birthday (which is today).  Today will also be the unnamed baby’s birthday too.  They can’t decide on a name for her (it’s supposed to be a girl).

I suggested Jonita, but they didn’t fall for that.  I also suggested Chuckie when I saw the sonogram of the baby (below).  You can’t tell me this doesn’t look like Chuckie.

Chuckie scan

 Chuckie doesn’t sound like a girl’s name though.  Chuckina?  Chuckella?  Charlie?

 If ‘she’ pops out with a penis then Chuckie would fit.  I’m stickin’ with Chuckie!

On a side note:  My sister-in-law wrote on her Facebook page:

Eet granddaughter

Aren’t typos great?

Computer troubles….

I’ve been having a lot of computer problems lately.  Last week I had a monitor go out on me (I have dual monitors) so I was working with one.  I had an old one I supplemented but it was awkward.   I’ve also been having some problems rebooting my PC.  It just wouldn’t reboot.  I would have to put in my Windows disk and do a restore from a previous time.  I figured out that it was an update that was not allowing the PC to reboot. 

I thought I fixed that because it had been working OK the last couple of days.  Today I bought two new monitors (matching) and when I while I was hooking them up I decided to clean the desk while I was moving them.  I did that.  I also decided to turn my keyboard upside down and shake the raisin bread crumbs out of it.  Well, I accidentally hit the Sleep key and the thing went to sleep and wouldn’t wake up.  I kept trying to restart it and had the same trouble as before.   I did some Google research on our other PC and found a couple things to try. I decided to unconnect the computer from it’s spaghetti of wires and take it apart and clean it out.  It was a tad dusty.  I finally got the main stuff hooked back up and restored the operating system but now I have no sound.  Everything else seems to be functioning right.  I’ll look into the sound problem before long.  I’ll try another cable first.

I’m going to be gone most of the day tomorrow but I’ll try to post a few things before I go and I’ll have an open mic.


Update:  Got the speakers working, so I’m back in business.

Me and my brother

I was going through some old pictures and ran across these two pictures oh my brother Paul and me.  He’s almost three years older than I am.  The first picture is when I was about three.  Paul sure had an ornery look on his face.

Jon and Paul c. 1951
c. 1951

The second picture is right after I had turned 12.  Our dog Pooch is between us.  Pooch was supposed to be a Chihuahua when we got him as a pup.  He looked a lot like the RCA mascot Nipper. 
Jon and Paul 1960

Meeting me – Meeting you

… and meeting KLAW again too.

Tim and Klaw and jon

I had to pleasure of meeting Cowracer (Tim) [the big fella on the left] tonight along with KLAW at the Tilted Kilt. Also pictured is our waitress. Tim is a real nice guy who is very easy to talk to.  He rides a Harley and doesn’t live far from me.  We talked about riding to Shady Jacks Saloon in downtown St. Louis sometime in the near future.

I could only stay for about an hour as I had another engagement to attend, but I was there long enough to enjoy some good hot wings and a few beers.

It was my pleasure gentlemen.

Bits of Wisdom hacked!

Bits of Wisdom has been hacked.
If you went to BOW the hack re-directed you to a site that said you have a virus and tries to get you to do a scan using their software (or download their software) and if you do you are either infected with a virus at that time or offered software to protect your computer.

I have taken Bits of Wisdom down for the time being.  I will look into the issue in the next couple of days.

I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  I’m taking steps to strengthen security on my other sites.

Honoring our servicemen at the ballpark

Flags busch

The ushers in the right-field bleachers have this thing where they place American flags in the flower garden on top of the right-field wall (In front of the bleachers) to honor those who have served the United States and who are now serving the country in the armed forces.  The same usher places the flags before each game and removes them after the game until the Cardinals lose.  As long as the Cardinals win the game, that same usher will place the flags at the next game.  When the Cardinals lose then another usher has the honor of placing the flags the following game and will continue until the team loses again.

Here are a couple more pictures I took today.

Flowers busch

Cy Young award winning pitcher Chris Carpenter warming up before Sunday’s 6–0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  Carpenter is 4–0 on the season.  The first place Cardinals have a record of 17 wins and 8 losses so far this season.

Buy Jonco a beer

I’ve activated a plugin to allow B&P readers to make a donation in support of Bits & Pieces (in the right-hand sidebar).  This plugin is a little different than the one I used before.  It’s a lot easier to set up, that’s for sure.  It includes a recognition wall that is built into the plugin.  You can have your name and comment added to the recognition wall or not. That’s your choice.

It also has a suggested amount that is defaulted at $10.  I tried to zero out the default amount but it won’t let me.  You can put whatever amount you want in the box…. $3, $5 $10, $20, $100….. (I wonder how high it will go?)

Anyway, a donation is certainly not required but if you feel so inclined (and some have requested this) I really appreciate the support.

Warning: Dogs At Play

Wanna play?
Trixie is always ready and willing to play.  She likes attention and is a very sweet dog.

Dogs on bed
Trixie and Gus like to get on the bed and play –  especially at bed time.

Tug of war
This is the last known photo of the stuffed Milkbone.  Shortly after this photo was taken the Milkbone’s guts were all over the place.  It had to be put down.