Friday, July 3, 2009

Lucky kids!


The other day, I went and posted the picture over to the left as my Wordless Wednesday submission.

That’s my daughter (on the left) and one of her friends at the famed Arkansas Skatium in Little Rock. Because of economic necessity, my daughter stays at a Methodist church here in Benton during the summer as my wife and I are both stuck at work all day and no one is home to watch the little nipper.

At any rate, the church hauled the kids up to the Skatium a couple of weeks ago. I was envious as hell, of course because it’s too damned hot around here this year. It’s been pushing 100 degrees regularly over the past couple of weeks and it seemed to me that going out ice skating would be a very good thing to do in all this miserable heat.

My kid had a good time and I got to leave the office for a few minutes and get a picture of her. That’s a pretty good day.

The following week, the church was supposed to take the kids out horseback riding. Because of the heat, however, they chose to stay inside and have snow cones instead. Good choice.

My traffic joke

Folks, commuting from Benton to Little Rock to work every day is rotten. The traffic is miserable, indeed. How bad is it? Let me tell you…

So I was driving to work down I-430 and I saw this fellow walking down the side of the road. Since the traffic was just crawling along, I was able to simply roll down my window and holler at him.

“Hey, man! You need a ride?”

“No, thanks,” he said. “I’m in a hurry.”

Heh, heh.


Sherry said...

Cute joke. I've been in some of those traffic situations!

Happy 4th!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

JD at I Do Things said...

Aw. Your little nipper of a daughter is a cutie. And I'd take sno-cones over horseback riding ANY day.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Sherry -- I deal with that traffic daily. One of these days, my county will have some solid employment opportunities again. Until then, we just drive to Little Rock.

I hope you had a great 4th of July. We sure did...

JD -- She looks like a small version of her mother. I don't have a chance against her.

And, yes, snow cones sounded great to me, too.