Enough of the crappy, this makes me happy

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Things that make me happy.

Of course my wife and kids, I don’t need to say that. They’re my world.

Truth be told, Zack Hample is part of the reason I’m the Ranter. I’ve been to my share of Rockies games since 1993, but I never arrived early enough for batting practice until this past season. Now I’ll never miss it.

 I had been reading his blog “The Baseball Collector” for several years, and I had been snagging baseballs vicariously though him.

Reading Zack’s blog is one of those things that makes me happy.

To me, Zack is MLblogosphere, he was one of the original bloggers here, and I’ll read his blog until he stops blogging or snaggin.

 I can tell you it won’t be the latter.

Thank you “Professor of Snag”, I bet you’ve inspired a hell of a lot more people than you could ever know.

Elway number 7-1.JPG I have three pugs. Elway was the 7th born in the litter and he’s special.

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  He was the runt of the litter, and was born completely cross-eyed.

His back legs that didn’t work well either.

As he got to be a few months older, his legs continued to get worse. We figured it was hip displacia, because we rescued his mother from an “evil breeder”. 

We took “Elly Belly” in for an X-Ray, and discovered his spine was curved like a “L” just below his shoulders. 

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 I guess that abnormality was pinching his spine and causing his back legs to get worse.

Faced with a tough decision, we opted for the expensive wheelchair. Elway took to it rather quickly, and by using it daily for a few months, it fixed his spine.

Lewis-Black.jpg Elway’s eyes even  straightened out, and now he is by far the bully of the other two dogs. Elway is the coolest of cool. This dog could cheer up Louis Black.

Seeing Elway, Bronco and Nugget when I get home makes me happy. Unconditional love, it’s a cool thing.

 

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I’m pretty good snowboarder.

The first time I picked up a snowboarded was opening day in Loveland, Colorado 1990, with my buddy Greg.

There was enough snow for one run to be open. We strapped on our boards and rode the lift to the top.

By the time we reached the bottom, we were boarding.

 My kids and wife are still learning. There is no bad day on the mountains snowbarding.


Snowboarding alone or with my family makes me happy.

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A good breakfast makes me happy. The best meal of the day, two biscuts and gravy, two pancakes, three bacon, hasbrowns, toast and a big cup of coffee.

 That not only makes me happy, it makes me ready to take on the world, or at least my job.

 

 

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A good piece of Cheesecake makes me happy.

 

Good cheesecake is like sex on a plate.  

 

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Fishing with my kids makes me happy.

 

Just like snowboarding, there are no bad days fishing.

 

 

 

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 Just living in Colorado makes me happy.  

What makes you happy?

Got a picture you want to share?

Send it with some details to: therockpileranter@yahoo.com

There’s lots more things that make me happy, but I got the ball rolling here,

   Let’s see what you got.


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<——This is not the Mobile Blogging Unit.

Here’s something someone might be interested in.

 The Mobile Blogging unit heads out of Denver on Feb 27,2009, and returns on March 8th.

There is a chance that we may have an extra spot in the RV. It has four seperate beds, and as I mentioned, there could possibly be an extra spot. No freebies here, there would be an interview (to guage your coolness), we all split gas, and expenses, but it’s really is a chance of a lifetime.

Good times, good company, good baseball, making memories.

I’ll probably do a formal blog entry about this at some point soon. I just wanted to throw that out there and see if there are any potential bites.

 I have a few maybes at this point, but no “for sures”. Women are welcome, as long as you are aware of the living arrangments.

                 Don’t say I’m not an equal opportunity snagger. It’s all good.

                                         Ranter’s Joke of the day

Question: What is 30 feet long and smells like pee?

Answer: The line dancing class at at retirement home…Ok that’s bad, but I can pull those kind of jokes off cause I’m not there yet. Have you ever heard me do any balding jokes?…D
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6 Comments

I know exactly what makes me happy. Just give me a day to send it in because I’ve got a seven-page paper due tomorrow.
Your dog is adorable.
Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

What do I do? I’m an analytical chemist. Yeah, I know, big ol’ Nerd written across my forehead.
Would love to catch a ride to Spring Training but familial responsibilites will be keeping me in the greater Denver area.

What makes me happy? Sitting through a music concert at the local middle school. Chaperoning a field trip from school. Knowing that my husband and I have done something right when our teen-aged son, after having his duffle bag (that he made in sewing) full of his own personal books, calculator and 2 years worth of notes for the Science Olympaid team stolen, tell us – “You know what, I can’t get overall upset about it – it’s only stuff.” (If you knew his passion for Science you would know that losing the microbology and epidemiology textbooks was a big deal to him.) He knows what’s important in life. Our tweener son getting exicted because his new book (Yes, a real, live BOOK!) that he was waiting for came in the mail today. The smell of cookies also make me happy when I take them out of the oven. I could go one forever! I’ll send you an email later this week!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Thanks Kylie-good luck on your paper, Elway is a stud.
R-Luv- Your the coolest chemist I know.
Julia-thanks for the plug on your blog “Julia’s Rant”-We Ranters need to stick together…D

What makes me happy,Family and friends,without those life can be pretty lonely,I have a husband that truly loves me cause why else would he agree to move to N.W Iowa in basically a cornfield..Like you.we also adored the pug we inherited from you good ol Jonsie,miss her,cried for three days when she died.Friends are also the best even tho we haven’t seen each other for awhile,we know you are there..

Karen..Joe gave me half of the money to buy Jonsie(back in the day)…He never asked for that money back. That dog was a huge part of all of our lives and it hit me hard too. Thank god the Broncos won the Superbowl that day or it would have been extremely depressing.

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