Sunday, 06/21/09, Public Square

fathers_daySure hope every Dad gets a hug and a thank you today.

If you’re a mom, a grandparent, anyone filling the role of Dad — an extra big thank you. Those are big shoes to fill!

Our blog marks a milestone today. We are THREE MONTHS OLD. Yes, it was three months ago today the email saying Iggy was ready for company went out. We’re growing and going strong.



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23 responses to “Sunday, 06/21/09, Public Square

  1. For the forced birth crowd, we are in our first tri-mester. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if we were aborted now!

  2. iggydonnelly

    It sure seems longer than three months ago. Not sure what that means.

  3. Time is fun when you have flies.
    Morning Iggy!

  4. In place of some fathers day toys or tools, I have decided to do something I have not done in 30 years. This time with the family.
    We will be traveling to Dallas on the 17th of July to take in a Shawn Phillips show at small venue, 300 seats.
    Arrangements made. Check’s in the mail.
    You’ll be more tired of hearing about this than you were the Anna Nicole junk news stories….HA!

  5. It does seem longer! But I saved the email and all the responses in my starred folder. Boy, I thought Iggy would never forgive me for sending that out on a weekend. Everyone wanted to visit and Sekan and I had been here, poked around and said this feels comfortable, but were oblivious to the inner workings, Iggy was working, but worried about all the company showing up at his new bloggie. He had reason to worry! Sekan and I were supposed to be host and hostess and we didn’t know how. It all worked out, and I think we’ve done great in our first three months!

  6. Pedant

    Three months! Congratulations!

    I sure like the looks of this place, it looks and feels comfy as soon as you walk through door. (Seriously, this place just feels good.)

    I wish I had the time to read more than I do – and pester yall with book reports – but it is what it is. What it is is this: like just about every damn company in the US right now, my company needs to hire some more people.

    Anybody with a job today is doin’ the work of at least two, a situation that could be remedied if everybody without a job could find one. My butt feels numb at work because – like most who are employed today – I’m workin’ my freaking ass off.

    Anyway, thanks for keeping the kitchen door unlocked, and for lettin’ me sprawl out here from time to time!

  7. Bad Biker

    Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers, grandfathers and single mothers out there in Pop Land.

    Three months of Pop Blog, does the nameless blog know of this milestone? I ain’t telling.

    Off to the zoo, ya’ll be good, or at least don’t get caught.

  8. Another funny about that email sent on March 21st — I didn’t send it to Iggy! Don’t know why? After that I set up a “group address” so I wouldn’t leave anyone out. So Iggy was at his real job and shouldn’t have been wondering or worrying about his blog, and I send out this mass email to EVERYONE BUT HIM.

    (shaking head)

    He had told me he thought he was ready for the invite to go out. I thought I was helping. Sometimes my eagerness is just too eager. Kinda like the happy dog who clears the table with the wagging tail. πŸ˜‰


    Above is the link to the very first post and where the fun began!

  10. 3 months? Impressive job y’all! I’d have guessed much much longer.

    Happy Fathers Day, where applicable!

  11. prairiepond

    Happy anniversary!

    Thanks for all you do to keep this nice place open for us all.

  12. prairiepond

    SEKB, I’m happy for you and the family for taking your vacation as you are. Sorry I didnt see your question about the Cactus Cafe. It’s a great place, on the UT campus. I’m not sure how many seats, but it’s considered a “small venue” in Austin.

    But Deep Ellum in Dallas is pretty cool too!

  13. iggydonnelly

    When I checked last week we have used about .40% of our available space. I was going to buy some more, but that won’t be needed for a while it seems.

    Happy father’s day to everyone. Will have to call my dad later. Back to work.


  14. tosmarttobegop

    I am so glad there is a place to come to when the motivation is not to off load some angry or hatred.
    The mood I am in dictates which blog I come to first, if I feel angry then the other blog or my own comes first. If I feel like thinking and more open then it is here.

    Well I have a regular Sunday morning routine but I am conflicted as to whether to do it today since it is Father’s day and the routine is generally house work.

  15. frigginloon

    Geez I remember the day you accidentally linked to the Loon…what a fantastic mistake for me. Congrats guys. Hey guess what? The Loon made it into the top WordPress blogs yesterday. I was #72…never had that happen before. I had to laugh Sekan, talk about Jessica Simpson Ass stories, the post that got me there was about the friggin Russian woman that raped 10 men. Geez, forget serious journalism….. πŸ™‚ .

  16. davika

    David Letterman’s Top Ten Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Kid’s on Father’s Day

  17. Bad Biker

    What a day, what a day, what a day………………………….

    Went to the Zoo early this morning. Not quite as early as planned, but it’s all good.

    We didn’t know that they were having a car show in addition to zooing. Ya’ll know that I am a Sixties gearhead. They had over one hundred cars and most were 60’s muscle cars. Way cool. 427 Cobras, GTO’s, Camaros, ‘Stang’s, Chevelles, Vettes, Shelby’s, Challengers, etc., they were all there.

    Got up close and personal with lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!) and had a Hell of time despite the heat.

    After we got home, my daughter made a HUGE mistake – she sent her hubby and me to Dillon’s with orders to pick up “something” to grill.

    Big mistake.

    What the Hell do you think two guys are going to pick up to grill?


    Turkey burgers?

    Pork chops?

    Damn right, we didn’t choose those – we bought a ton of rib-eyes and sirloin steaks, along with a bunch of sides.

    The tab came to sixty-two dollars.

    After a bit of downtime, I fired up the grill, two-tier with hickory chunks for flavor and went after them steaks.

    I will tell you, if I am ever to be executed, today’s dinner would be on the menu for my last meal.

    Cold beer. Medium rare rib-eyes. A little hot sauce and some sides.

    I don’t know where heaven may be, but I think I had a little bit of it today.

    • wicked

      LOL There’s ALWAYS a car show at the zoo on Father’s Day. Where ya been? πŸ™‚

      My oldest, her hubby, her and his daughters went to the zoo and had a great time today. She took the most fantastic picture of one of the tigers. I’ll have to share it on FB or somewhere. She did say it was hot, hot, hot, but worth it to go.

  18. wicked

    Congratulations, PP&Pers!!!! You’re doin’ super!

    Fnord, I pulled on my big girl panties and checked out the education thread on you know where. Seems there’s some guy there with a stick up his a$$ and no education. Educated people don’t close their minds. I agreed 100% with everything you posted, even on education. LOL So much needs to be done. I think we started letting education slip in the 70’s. Started thinking about the little tykes’ psyche’s more than their thinking brain parts. I’d like to see year-round school. Too much downtime for kids is bad, and summer is usually nothing BUT downtime for many. Out of school for a month, and most are bored, bored, bored, with nothing to do but sleep or get into trouble. (Mine slept. Can’t get into too much trouble when you’re miles from town. πŸ™‚ )

    But I do remember those summer nights during high school and am so glad to have those memories. The sultry air, the guys coming in late from the fields, looking for, um…fun. LOL Baseball games in the park where I was supposed to be but never was. (Another LOL) Keg parties…of which I never attended, of course. (Yeah, right.) Sometimes I can walk outside late at night, close my eyes and take a deep breath. I’m almost there again. Oh, youth!

    But I LOVED going back to school in the fall!!!!!!!!!

  19. prairiepond

    Ha Wicked! I remember cruising around town and putting the Co-op on the drag loop so we could look at all the shirtless boys hanging out in their wheat trucks, waiting in line to unload.

    We thought they were so cute, dirty and long haired back then, but cute. And those hard bodies from a summer of farm work or custom cutting.

    The custom cutters were of particular facination. They came from such exotic places, (out of state!) and of course, had lots of stories to impress us girls.

    We just drove around in my 69 Camaro with an ice chest in the truck. Of course it was filled with real Coors, since Coors light was still years away….

    Guy bait. An ice chest full of beer and a hot Camaro with a full interior of high school girls. We were long haired and thin, halter tops and cut off shorts.

    We were listening to KOMA! Talk about the sound of summer…

    • wicked

      KEYN, here. And I still listen to it. It’s the Oldies station. When they added 70’s and some 80’s stuff to it, I knew I was old. LOL

      I now download my music, burn it to disk and save it to my MP3 player. And I do that LEGALLY, just in case anybody is watching. πŸ™‚ I also rip the CD’s I have so I can just click on Windows Media Player and listen for hours. Yes, I have that many. Bless Pepsi last year for that! Several hundred free with Pepsi points. πŸ˜‰

  20. prairiepond

    The world held so much promise back then.

    Now? Not so much.

    Who would have thought that most of the farms those boys worked on would be gone, that their labor would be replaced with machines too big to imagine.

    No point in dragging the Co-op these days. They use 18 wheelers, not old fashioned wheat trucks. And the guys driving them are not high school boys, they are older men with CDLs. They sit in their cabs with the AC on, listening to satellite radio or CD’s, and the window rolled up. They dont even wait in line much anymore.

    And harvest dinners come from McDonalds or Subway.

    I think I’ve just lived too long.