Black Tuesday

April 15, 2008

Numbeda

April 15th… the day I send all my money away to the IRS. I remember back in my college days when I worked at Silver Dollar City. One of the artists there always made his income tax check payable to the INFERNAL Revenue Service. He said they didn’t have a problem with that because they always seemed to cash the check. Still brings a smile to my face…

The Comments

Doug Jones

cool critter… but once again I am interested in your background. Looks kind of splotchy like real media… is this a PS brush?

Dennis Jones

…yep… a PS Brush…

Doug Jones

You got that Tom Lynch splatter thing going with that brush. Which reminds me…. ol’ Tom is coming to Nashville for some watercolor workshops. Come on down and we can go have a visit and eat some carrots with him…

Jason Bourne

Greatness! All the bumps give make it interesting. I guess that is what I would look like if I worked in the IRS for a few months…

Don Jones

Infernal… that is funny. I heard on the radio that the average tax return is around $2,400. Obviously, I am way below average with a $0 return and looking to borrow cash for my hefty IRS debt. He ain’t heavy… he’s my debt laden brother….

Dennis Jones

…Tom Lynch, eh? …I’m still pretty bitter about losing to him in the little one on one basketball game we had during a lunch hour… I may have to show up and challenge him to a little one on one hockey game… I believe a firm cross check in his back should settle the score for me just fine…

Doug Jones

yeah… he wiped the floor with you. He IS from Chicago you know… he might have some hockey moves himself…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …I’ll be sure to check into his hockey abilities before I officially challenge him to anything…

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My Weekend Golf Expedition

August 18, 2008

MeGolfin

My youngest son Pete was in for a weekend visit, so we decided it should probably involve a little golf.

Pete destroyed me in golf all last summer. Of course, this could have been partially due to the fact that I don’t actually play golf and don’t own any clubs. Pete had put together a set for me to use consisting of an old bag, several ancient ladies blades (Mary Mills!) and a couple of drivers made out of wood. I would play with those and Pete would play with his expensive set of clubs. Pete, however, did not bring his clubs home with him, so we shared my clubs for our little golf outing.

I am nothing if not a snappy dresser and I wore my black hi-top Converse golfing shoes to the course. As I was waiting for Peter to tee off a little girl rode up to me on a bike, stopped, looked me up and down a couple of times and said, ”…do you know how to play golf?” I said, “ha ha ha, yes… kinda.” She continued to sit there on her bike, so I decided (being the adult in this conversation) I should probably say something else, so I said, ”…why, don’t I look like I know how to play golf, ha ha ha?” She looked me up and down again and said, ”…no”… so I said, ”…ha ha ha” which was the only witty reply I could think of. I walked away from her, teed up my ball and crushed a drive… right into the highway that runs along the first fairway and almost hit a passing car.

I did see that little girl again as we were approaching the clubhouse on the ninth hole, and I will confess that I was kinda aiming more for her than the pin, but that was only because I knew if I was aiming for her I could never hit her in a million years… probably.

The Comments

Zaz

Hey Den, I heard Tom Lynch is giving lessons in golf in between doing his water colors. Keep your head down and follow through. The dragon looks a little upset you didn’t hit him did you?

Doug Jones

didn’t you use your Cheap Joe Golden Fleece #2 putter? I’m sure you had an extra pair of pants in that golf bag… in case you got a hole in one…

Jason Bourne

The only golf I have ever done is at Putt-Putt Golf N Games… It was a good time, and now its just a memory…siigghhh

Don Jones

This post baffles me, Dennis … I can’t quite bring into congruency your clubs, attire, the dinosaurs, and the two pair of glasses… (sunglasses & reading.. must be for those close-up reading of the greens) I can’t come up with much here except to say MARY MILLS LADY BLADES ROCK! In fact, that’s what the golf ball probably FEELS like when you hit it with one of those… a rock.

Bernard

Once again, I stop by to see some art and I get….art! The art of comedy is way to good to pass up. I like the “Anchors Aweigh” look but you don’t strike me as the Gene Kelly type? Funny stuff!

Dennis Jones

…here’s the rest of the story …I never got within 15 strokes of Pete last summer, he always just creamed me… but this time when we were BOTH using MY crummy set of ladies clubs, I beat him by 9 strokes!

Don Jones

Oh, I feel Pete’s pain. This will take awhile to live down…

Jason Bourne

When you hit rock bottom the only way to go is back up… For Pete’s sake LOL.

Doug Jones

well… Pete is a numbers genius… keeps accurate records and all… I think Dennis cooked his books when Pete wasn’t looking…

Dennis Jones

…Pete pointed out to me that my score was really nothing to brag about so I pointed out to him that his score was 9 strokes worse than mine…

Doug Jones

were there any 8s involved in the score? they are LUCKY you know…

Dennis Jones

…no, nothing out of the ordinary here, Doug… well… unless you count the pink elephant…

Doug Jones

my last golf score was 2008… a VERY lucky number!

Don Jones

In the hacking golf community (Hit-A-House Tour) an 8 is known as a “snowman”.

Jason Bourne

I wish the show Eight is Enough was in reruns on TV. Ahhhh.. The good ol days.

Roballoo!

8 is enough? Meh. Brady Bunch FTW.