Grandpa’s hands

“Ew  I don’t wanna hold your hand Grandpa they’re yucky”.  Those words hurt  but they were true, my hands are kinda yucky.  We were in Redmond Town Center, going to see Santa Claus, it was the cold of  winter and  while my hands are never “pretty”, in winter time they are  really kinda  gnarly.  Dry and split, stained with grease, dirt and nicotine. Constantly bleeding or scabbed from  something  somewhere, my hands  always hurt somewhere.  I  don’t treat my hands very well. Never have and probably never will. Continue reading

Flaming

I cannot sit idly by. This is not a political post, this is not a bleeding heart liberal post for I am not a liberal, I am not a conservative. I am a human being that has common sense, eyes, ears and a heart. You have to be missing one or more of those things to not see, hear or feel the division and  the outright hate, bigotry and  lack of empathy,compassion or even common sense coming from the alleged president-elect.   Continue reading

Wild Raven Visitation update

The wild ravens  have been  visiting Suk  daily for over a month now,   Suk will  now occasionally interact but his typical reaction is  no reaction whatsoever,  just goes about his business  eating his food, playing with toys or just  hanging out “perching”.  Continue reading

Oh Canada – You ROCK – Conclusion

I left you  on a cliff hanger?   No I didn’t,   I just   gave  you some teasers  as to what was in store for this post that’s  all….. I said  “There’s  music and dancing,   violence and   wildlife…   gambling and  even some law enforcement  issues!!!!! Part three  will be  exciting!!!!” Continue reading

Oh Canada….. Day 1 11/24/12

Saturday Morning  we  left  for Canada…Vancouver, BC  to be  more specific…  a weekend  getaway  to celebrate  Christy’s  Birthday  and then on Monday  the 26th see the Boss  live …. It was a lovey day  for a drive  with my  beautiful  bride….  We  made the trip up I-5, waving towards  Sarvey  as we drove by the  exit,  waving at Tyler as we drove by the next exit to his place… and  further on up the road we went…. Continue reading

Of Eagles and Men (Conclusion)

Part 4 – True Love and Family

And now the continuation of our “story”  the following weekend…. This “episode”  starts on a sad note though,  we lost my “great-aunt-in-law?” and technically not even that really…..  but there’s a quote that I love by one of my favorite authors- Richard Bach  that goes “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof “  Continue reading

Of Eagles and Men

Part 1 – Da Doc

Friday morning started with me working from home because I had a Dr’s appt at noon… my cheeks had  red “stripes” like I was wearing rouge and  was painful to the touch… I’d been fighting a  sinus infection for about a month or so and it finally got to the point where my body needed some assistance… chemical assistance..  so off to the  Dr. I go… My Dr.  has been “my Dr” for roughly 15 years, she’s  seen me through some nasty stuff…a Pulmonary Embolism that nearly killed me,  ruptured  disks in my back, several  cysts that have had to be removed, along with  my normal  high blood pressure and cholesterol… along with many other thing over the years…we always  spend some time in our appointments just catching up and  chatting about her life and my life… Continue reading

Tatoos with stories….

WOO HOOO I’m on Vacation!!  At my day job at  Starbucks we use the “federal” fiscal  calendar, so our year  is  October –  Sept …we have a “use it or lose  it”  policy for vacation….  I had 1 day left to use before the end of the month….  What better use  than to  use that as a Sarvey day?!?! I’m sure some of you  are thinking  um I can think of about 50 ways I’d rather use that… and I can only think of 1… my family  and since they are all  either working or in school    I’m going to  “donate” that day to Sarvery  Wildlife Care Center….. Continue reading

9/11/12 – The Rising – 343

Last year, 2011 on the 10 year  anniversary of the 9/11 attacks  my wife and I went to  a  ceremony  on the Tacoma Waterfront  where the  Gig Harbor  Fire Department  had on  display a piece of steel girder from the WTC in NYC.  As we were walking  along the beach to the  ceremony we were witness to a  fire boat in the harbor  shooting  water and ringing it’s bells to memorialize those lost on that day 10 years prior.  Continue reading

Who’s got most of two thumbs and is a robin, raccoon and raptor [w]rangler? Yep…this guy…. now here’s a story!!

Where do I begin….. to tell the story of  how  great a  day can be….the really  true story of the Eeee’s and me…. 🙂 ok  I’m  now dating myself with that movie/song reference, I hope  you all picked up on that… in case it’s not  ringing a bell  let me  remind you…  it’s from  “Love Story”  a 1970 movie  starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw… good movie. I picked it  for the  opening line but also because  the name of the  Movie/Song  had the word  “Story” in it….  Because that’s what this “episode” is about for me.  It’s about stories… Continue reading

Blame it on the “Backstreets”

I blew my  speakers…. These speakers have  managed to  blast  Metallica,  Iron Maiden,  BOC, BTO, Styx, Kansas, Journey, Triumph, Bad Company, Any  male Country Artist you can name and a few female ones too ( like Reba….).  They’ve   pumped out  the  scores to  Les Mis & Miss Saigon, James Taylor and  yes even Barry Mannilow as loud as it can go… John Denver and the Four Seasons,  Frankie Valley and the whole cast of  Grease….all without  a hiss or a pop….. for 10 years now they’ve been faithful  factory installed Ford speakers.   Continue reading

Me, The Boss and 9/11

I have a friend  that I work with ( @Scott Proctor) who did this  30 day music challenge thing  here on FB. For 30 Days there is a question that  you have to answer with a song that made you feel that way or  what you listened to when you were feeling a certain way etc… it was very interesting and the questions  made me  think  how  I would answer them… well depending on the weather, the time of day the curvature of the earth I thought on such and such a day I would choose  this song  but if the wind was from the  south east, I would choose this song.. so I didn’t do the  challenge because music was such a huge part of my life. My entire childhood was full of music, I won awards and  honors for musical stuff.. Continue reading