Saturday, December 30, 2006

Jordan's Birthday Party

We had a big bash at the Slacks last night for Jordans 14th Birthday. Jared,
Daniel, Ben and I, and Mr. St. Angelo came over. Mr. St. Angelo brought a 
trunk full of guns and clay pigeons so we had a lot of fun with that. First 
some of us shot at clay's while another threw them. Then we all had some 
practice with .22's, Mr. St. Angelo's civilian version of and M 16, my 30-06 and occasionaly Mr. Slack would feel the urge to fire a 12 guage turky shell out of his old beast (which he then nearly destroyed by fireing a 
slug through even though the thing is full choke, which means the end of 
the barrel is too small) 

Then, we went inside and jammed, and wow, it was the best ever! We had 
Daniel on drums, myself on bass, Jared leading, and Ben and Jordan playing 
lead. We recorded it a few times, and had fun watching it afterwords. And
we were shut up in Jordan's room, so it was really quite loud once we got
going. 

Then, we put in Call of Duty, and used some virtual firearms to blow 
eachother to pieces. This went on until about 2:45 A.M. when I went to bed.
I think the other guys followed aroung 3:00. When I woke up they started 
playing it again, but I didn't feel like getting anywhere near the TV again,
so I went for a run in the woods. When I get back, they were so focused on
the game that I had to knock on the door for just about forever to get them 
to let me back in, and it was jolly cold out there too! 

Then, the Efthimus came to get Daniel (Jared had gone home the night 
before) and they stayed so long that Mrs. Slack invited them for lunch. 
Then we played spoons the card game, and the most tremendous fight broke out between Jordan and Daniel! And I caught the whole thing on video.

So that's most all of it that I can think of.


- striderguy
   
  

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Vacation

The Sticklers are at the Slacks right now, but actually, at this moment, Mr. Stickler and Slack are down here with my Dad using our grill since theirs is out of propane. So that is what is happening here, that and Misha just dropped something and broke it.... Last night we watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. And it was blast! One of my favorites now. I don't understand what people, Critics and friends alike kept dissing it for. The ending was kind of frustrating, but they did such a great job with it!

Tomorrow I'll see Jared and Daniel, and Mr. St. Angelo, as they are coming up for Jordan's 14th birthday party. I think we are going to jam like never in the history of that house! Then it'll be New Years, and I have no idea what we are doing. And then school. We only get one week off, since we spent so much time off in Florida, but it's probably good as I need to try and get some stuff down.

Trying to use my time off to get in shape. So I have been working out a lot, don't know if it'll result in anything (accept my being sore) because it usually doesn't. But I actually have been able to up the sets that I've been doing quite substantially in the past week and a half or so, so maybe that's good.

It's so funny that Mr. St Angelo is coming up tomorrow, because I just was looking through my archives from Dec 05, and it's almost the exact same time he came up last year, and to do a similar thing! In fact, it's funny, but the whole pattern of this December seems to mirror the last one, even down to when I got sick!

See you sooner than later (hopefully).

God bless!


- striderguy

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas and My 100th Post

Yesterday we had our annual Wilber Family Christmas party here on Old Post Lane. So it was actually the day after Christmas, but it worked better with every one's schedules to have it then. And it was blast! My Grandma and Grandma and Grandpa, their four children (+spouses), 32 some grandchildren (+spouses and girlfriends), four great grandchildren and a few Slacks tossed in for good measure! So we opened presents and drank wassail and ate huge amounts of those snacks that you have before a meal that sound like oredervs, but have an actual spelling that I'm not going to attempt (it starts with and H) and then supper and lots of desert. Now my Grandparents have a rather big house but when we ate almost every single room on the first floor was filled, even the laundry room where the little boys ate... and I'll tell you, there were some strange noises coming out of there....

So this is actually my 100th post on this blog. And the staff here and A Bradford County Mile would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and and new year of continued literary excellence and chronic mis-spelledness!

Below are some pictures of yesterday.
















Enjoy the rest of vacation!
-striderguy

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My 17th Birthday








 Well, as of noon yestruday I'm seventeen. We had my grandparents over for supper and I got just what I wanted, which was a camera, a SONY, so I've been taking a lot of pictures with it. So thats all thats  been happening letely, except that I've been doing a lot of stuff with Jordan which has been really cool and different becuase I've never really had a neibor who was anywhere near my age. Here are some of the pictures I've taken. 


-striderguy

Saturday, December 09, 2006

More Florida Pix and the Car Accident

We are back from Florida now. Had a great time ecxept for the trip back. First while we were comming up from South Florida back to Tallahassee for me to run in a another race there we were stuck in a major car accident. A trailor about a half mile up flipped across the highway while every body behind was going about 75 mph. It cuased a series of accidents all the way back to where we were. I saw one of them. As every body slowed down, some guy in a pickup was asleep or something and didn't stop completely took out the car next to us. We were the first people out on the road and there were three people in the car; one of them a little baby was in the back and she was really beat up. It was totaly the worst thing I've ever seen. Fortunetly my Dad (he's really good at this sort of thing, we always say he should have been a paramedic) jumped in the the car through the only door that was able to open and started helping her to breath (the others in the car were either in shock or unconsiece. Then the ambulence came and the paramedics and police men came to the car to break the windows and get everybody out. I didn't see much of it though becuase one of the police told me to run out (I had the brightest t-shirt of anybody there and wave people away form the accident. So it was really weird becuase in about 4 minutes I went from listening to my ipod in the backseat of uour Yukon to standing in the middle of I-75 directing traffic (or attempting to). Thankfully the little girl, Julia I think, came to and wasn't quite as badly hurt as we thought. The Mother and Grandfather who were in the car were ok except for maby a concusion on the Mom but they were both really shaken up. My Mom went over and prayed for the other Mom and her baby and then my Dad had to calm down the Grandfather who was yelling that he was goign to kill the guy that ran into them (which was scary becuase he was a huge guy and looked like he actualy might do it). Thankfully we were all ok and the people next to us were still alive (which was rather good considering that some of the people up the road got killed I think). It took us a couple of hours to get moving again (we were the lucky ones, it was a croweded three lane interstate so by this time traffic had backed up all the way to where we had come from and it must have taken all da to get them out). When all was said and done we got to Tallahassee and I had missed my race by just 10 minutes! I wasn't really that upset about it though considering that if we hadan't been there my parents wouldn't have been able to help out with the accident.

So some of us got sick in Tallahassee and were sick for the whole trip home, which as positivley terrible. My brother and I came down with it once we got home and I'm still recovering. So here are some more pictures of us in Florida... while it was still fun lol. ; )


All of us at the beach.














Misha fending of the attack of a renagade toothbrush in East Palm Beach FL.
A wide angle shot of my feet (below). My Dad said I needed to post that one lol.
Misha again, with sailboat in bacground (below).
Sanna being very cute(below again, blogger is messed up right now).
City Place, East Palm Beach (below also), a snobby shopping center
where you can buy dog houses that cost about as much as the houses we live in.
So deer season ended today and I didn't get anything... most likely do to the fact that I was either gone or sick for all but three day's of it.
For now.
-striderguy