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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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