Category Archive: Lighter Side

Oct 03

Some Pig Screwy

Fried Twinkie at Fall Festival:  $2.00 Entry Fee for Rodeo Arena:  $3.00 Fee for Greased Pig Contest in Arena:  $1.00 Getting My Redneck Fix for the Year:  Priceless Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that fall festival time of year again, that time just after late summer when the sun has thoroughly baked our brains, and …

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Jun 14

Trim Healthy Mama, Him Stealthy Papa

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      According to the Keebler-Frosting model, there are five stages of weight loss and related grief, and nearly all of these stages are initiated by the female in a relationship.  (Truthfully, men don’t have five stages to anything. Heck, even a football game only has four quarters.)   Anyway, the first stage in …

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Jun 13

Top Ten Reasons Why We Will Be Eating Ice Cream Tonight

10.  The end to a rough week calls for smooth, creamy goodness. 9.  It’s FRIday, and that stands for “Freely Receiving Ice cream Day”. 8.  They screamed, I screamed, and we all needed to go out for ice cream. 7.  Our trim healthy mama is thousands of miles away in Romania. 6.  Our ice cream …

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Feb 01

Snowpocalypse – Another View

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Those of you outside of Georgia may not know that we Southerners had quite an ordeal from an inch (yes, an inch) of snow this past week.  Especially, our good Governor Nathan Deal, who took quite a pounding from a “dusting”, that was anything but.         “I’m Sorry” (Sung to the tune …

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Jan 02

Feisty Fiery Smaug

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I had no idea that Billy Ray Cyrus was in the second Hobbit movie, mullet hairdo and all.  In honor of that, and in recognition of the 20th anniversary (give or take a year) of Billy Ray Cyrus’ smash hit, Achy Breaky Heart, I present – Feisty Fiery Smaug.   Feisty Fiery Smaug (sung to …

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Dec 30

A Peek into My Plans for 2014

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2014 is just around the corner. I usually take a little time over Christmas break to set some goals and evaluate the things that worked and didn’t work in the previous year. I was pretty ambitious with my goal setting this year and accomplished more than I would have if I had not set goals, …

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Dec 02

Dave’s Fireside Chats: A Nutty Start to the Season

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     Our Thanksgiving was quite active, having 25 guests to our house for turkey and all the fixins’, and then battling a family stomach virus and mice in the basement (yet again).  The Saturday after Thanksgiving, I took my young daughter on a “date” to see The Nutcracker, along with Campmaster Steve Blackston and …

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Nov 21

Dave’s Fireside Chats – Camping, Episode 2

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CAMPING Episode II One year after his camping experience at Vogel, padawan David Allen has learned absolutely nothing, zero, zilch, nada new about camping.  He has been sent to the State Park system to learn from Campmaster Steve Blackston… Meanwhile, back at the ranch (ha!, I’ve always wanted to say that!), there is a strange …

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Oct 11

Dave’s Fireside Chats – Of Mice and Women

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(Note:  Some rodents were harmed considerably during the making of this lifelong story.  However, I harmed them under extreme pressure from my wife.  PETA members and all others please address your complaints to:      David Allen, Get Over It Avenue, Realtown, USA.)      Throughout our lives, we all have been exposed to many examples of meaningful relationships between …

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Jun 27

Dave’s Fireside Chats – Color and Glow Run is a Chance to Shine

The Time:  Saturday evening, June 22nd The Place:  Nash Farm Civil War Battlefield, McDonough, Georgia, site of the 5K Color & Glow The Premise:  My wife and I running our third 5K together, this time at night………in a cow pasture………wearing little glowing things. The day started ominously (for those of you educated in Georgia schools, that means a …

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