it’s a shame how easily Monday can ruin a great weekend.

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El Jefe and I had an absolutely fantastic weekend. There was a full moon, football, friends, hammocking, a covered bridge, lots of giggles, a little hysteria and a BADGER!

I’d never seen a BADGER! up close before. I’m pretty sure she’s a momma BADGER! and that hole is her den full of babies. Or possibly it’s a den of iniquity. Either way, she was hissing and being very protective. I didn’t leave the truck. haha I don’t need to add death by BADGER! to my resume.

We had a great day walking the dogs in Burns Park by the covered bridge. We almost got run over by some cyclists a couple of times. I swear, they just appear out of thin air and then they’re all BEHIND YOU! and you’re all WTF! is there a portal in that pine tree? Trin and Ruby had a great time and they were both worn plumb diggity out by the time we were done. Especially Ruby.

Bobcat Greyskull went from in a coma to full on attack mode. He keeps knocking my vase of roses over. I think he hates flowers. We also can’t leave the bag of dog treats on the counter because he will knock them to the floor and do everything in his power to get a treat. He actually will come to the kitchen and SIT for a treat like Ruby and Trin Trin. It’s the funniest thing. He doesn’t know he’s a cat.

Hope you guys had a lovely weekend. Can you please make Monday speed up? Thanks.

our weekend of rapture…

You were left behind, too? WHAT? You mean we’re going to have to wait til 2012 now for our awesome playlist to be relevant?

I laughed yesterday when I read a status from a FB friend that said, “Wasn’t that like, the worst apocalypse EVER?”

FWIW, on the drive up to Northwest Arkansas on Friday, we thought the end was actually coming a day early. A black cloud of doom descended upon us. It was swirly and ugly but thankfully, no tornado formed.
This weekend Rader had soccer in Bella Vista, AR… so Jefe and I decided to get raptured from Beaver Lake where we stayed for the weekend while attending Rader’s tournament.

The Deathcats won their bracket and I rather enjoyed my rapture, so I’d say this weekend was full of win.

Beaver Lake is seriously so pretty that you should hate me on principle.
Saturday night, we headed to one of my favorite spots in Eureka Springs, AR: The Rowdy Beaver. (or as my friend’s mom calls it, The Randy Beaver. hehe) The Lori Locke Band was playing and we really dug their show. Good set of pipes and lots of talent to back her up.

All in all we had a great weekend. There was a little bit of mischievous recon action on the way home yesterday, but that information will remain in the vault. I will tell you strategery was involved. And ticks. Lots and lots of ticks…

arkansas trivia

Just for fun, I thought I’d offer you a blog about my homestate. If you ever get a chance to visit The Natural State, don’t hesitate. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Martin, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Jones, Maya Angelou, John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, and of course, Bill Clinton are all from Arkansas.

We have several colleges here, but the majority of Arkansans are Arkansas Razorback fans.

Arkansas was the 25th state in the union.

Our bird is the Mockingbird, our tree is the Pine (seriously, how boring) our flower is the Apple Blossom, our insect is the Honey Bee (as it should be…Melissa means Honey Bee)our mammal is the White-Tailed Deer, our fish is large mouthed bass, our gem is the Diamond (did you know we have a diamond mine? It’s true!) our rock is Quartz, our state beverage (AM NOT KIDDING YOU) is milk (heh) and our state instrument is the fiddle.

In 1972, dinosaur fossils were found near Locksburg, AR. The dinosaur is informally known as the Arkansaurus which means Arkansas Lizard. (can I tell you how much I LOVE that?)

There was a war fought in Arkansas in 1874 over election results. Brooks-Baxter War was fought between the locals (scalawags) and the non-natives (carpetbaggers). It was a real war and had to be put to an end by President US Grant.

Dave Rudabaugh is our famous cowboy…he rode with Billy the Kid and he was played by Christian Slater in Young Guns II.

George Straight’s newest album (TWANG) features a song about Arkansas Dave

I grew up a half a mile from the geographical center of Arkansas.

Strange laws:

  • It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in the state. It must be pronounced “Arkansaw.”
  • It is illegal for dogs to bark after 6:00 p.m. in Fayetteville.
  • While it is legal to shoot bears in Arkansas, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
  • It is illegal to keep an alligator in your bathtub in Arkansas.
  • The state prohibits moose from being viewed from airplanes. Furthermore, it is against the law to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
  • An Arkansas law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise. (surely this isn’t still on the books!)
  • It is unlawful to walk one’s cow down Fayetteville’s Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.
  • In the state of Arkansas a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. (okay, if this is still on the books we have a real problem)
  • In Little Rock, no person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m.
  • Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock can result in a 30-day jail term. (uh oh)

Don’t you wanna come visit me now? Especially so you can get rowdy and walk your cow down Fayetteville’s Main Street after 1:00 on Sunday. Or look at a Moose from an airplane! (I will not support the pushing of a moose from an airplane. you wanna break that law, you’re on your own!)