Category Archives: Family

Stuff to do with the family

Father’s Day

Father’s day is a kind of tough time for me, for many reasons about which I don’t care to elaborate. But Mom and I had a nice time. We drove to Asheville and ate at Brisilia Churrasco Steakhouse (again). It’s becoming a tradition for us. Her 79th birthday is Monday, so I got her check and she got mine. If you’ve never experienced a Brazilian … Continue reading Father’s Day »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, hello everyone! I know, I know….it’s been, like, forever since I posted here. I’ve just had a lot going on, is all. Between an overloaded course schedule, a new class, and starting ‘doctor school,’ I’ve been pretty blown away. We’re getting ready to leave for Asheville, to enjoy our Thanksgiving repast at Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse. They have the most awesome food! And all you … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! »

Holiday Ruminations

Hi all! I hope everyone had as splendid a holiday break as we did. Chéz Ramsey hosted a magical Christmas Day, with Mom and John, and a super Christmas dinner. If anyone’s wondering, my ‘big’ Christmas present was a firepit from Mom. Now, I guess, I have to get that backyard patio finished this spring. 🙂 As I said in the linked post above, I … Continue reading Holiday Ruminations »

Goin’ to see Star Wars!

I remember when I was eleven years old, a friend of the family and neighbor in married student housing in Clemson took me to see Star Wars. I left in awe. Awe of the story, the effects, the sheer wonder of it all…and especially the music! Who would have thought then how much of an impact the franchise would have on not only the movie … Continue reading Goin’ to see Star Wars! »

Crazy Weather

I know my Massachusetts cousin, David Webster, is laughing at me at the moment. We here in east Tennessee are smothered under a whopping 4 inches of snow. Almost paralyzed, we are, while up north, they’re shrugging off feet of it. Heh. Oh well, at least we’re staying warm. My kennel pup has positively grown used to living in the garage while the cat has … Continue reading Crazy Weather »

Crazy Times

There’s been a lot going on here at Casa Ramsey. Crazy times… good news, bad news. Car wrecks and romance. I’ve met someone I really like. We’ve been out a few times now, and things are really clicking between us. Finally. Oh! And she’s really pretty, too 🙂 For the first time in close to a decade, I’m thinking about what to do on Valentine’s … Continue reading Crazy Times »

Pretty Cool

I thought this was pretty cool. Though I’d never jump out of a perfectly functional aircraft voluntarily, I feel a lot of admiration toward those folks who do. I took this during the pre-game show at the Russell Athletic Bowl last month. Does anyone else feel a little sadness over the rebranding of college bowl games? What ever happened to “The Citrus Bowl,” or “The Peach … Continue reading Pretty Cool »