Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's So Cold...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Visiting with Chaucer

Chaucer E. Ford

On Saturday morning, Jamie and I made a somewhat spontaneous trip to Amory, MS to visit our Chaucer. He was just as precious as we imagined him! The very generous Wendy Frederick graciously hosted us in her home while we spent some quality time with Chaucer, his siblings, and family. If you are interested in an English bulldog, get in touch with Wendy. Her bulldogs are raised as a part of her family - in her home. Wendy and her family love English bulldogs and breed them not to make a quick buck, but in order to spread a love of the breed.

Here are some pictures from our trip:

Lucy is one of the late, great Winsty baby's sisters. She is expecting a litter of puppies around the beginning of February.

Georgia is the late, great Winsty baby's mother. I noticed she and Winston shared many of the same mannerisms. For instance, when Georgia wanted attention, she would paw at you (Winston did the same thing). Also like Winston, Georgia knows when there's a camera around!

Maddie is Chaucer's mother (and another one of Winston's sisters). She is tired from nursing those seven pups!

Chaucer will be joining us around mid-February. We are very ready for him and look forward to the energy, fun, and joy he will bring to our home! I can't explain it...there's just something about a bulldog...

And I can't finish this post on bulldogs without a picture of the Winsty baby!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pants on the Ground

So I'm definitely all over this song!

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Years Resolutions

There's something about New Year's resolution that have always irked me. For me, they're pretty much a failure.

After hearing a "life expert" on a morning television show lecture me on the good that comes from establishing New Year's resolutions and fulfilling them, I decided I would cast aside my own aversions to these goals and make some of my own resolutions. However, I will not set myself up for failure. That's why I decided that all of my New Year's resolutions will be to stop doing morally repugnant things that I already don't do. Seems to me that everybody will be a winner. Hey, what's wrong with setting yourself up for success?

Here's a list of my New Year's resolutions:
  • Stop oppressing the poor and downtrodden
  • Stop abusing prescription medication and illicit substances
  • Stop faking heart attacks in church services
  • Stop watching The Bachelor
  • Stop taking advantage of and manipulating the elderly for financial gain
  • Stop beating Jamie
  • Stop operating murder-for-hire services
  • Stop running ponzi schemes that eventually implode and wipe away the wealth of millions of retirement accounts
  • Stop slapping babies merely for amusement
  • Stop urinating and defecating in grocery stores
  • Stop torturing small animals
  • Stop voting for liberals
  • Stop stealing from reputable charities
Oh how I love the natural high from accomplishing goals and bettering oneself (cue the self-congratulating smirks).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Junior Weathercaster

Butler is the son of a pharmacist I work with. And I thought he did a phenomenal job as the Junior Weathercaster for "blank">WJTV. Take a look!

Not Too Heavy, Not Too Light

This is currently my favorite commercial on television!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ringin' In the New Year

Faithful Ford Retort readers, happy 2010!

To celebrate the dawning of a new year, Jamie, the Usual Suspects, and myself made a quick trip down I-20 to the River City, Vicksvegas! We opted this year to take a leave of absence from our so-far customary celebration at the Peabody in Memphis (in reality, any time white folks decide not to dance, we're all better off for it).

Yes, yes...I know, I don't have to tell's what you've really been waiting for: the quotes! So if you were with Jamie, the Usual Suspects, and me, you just might have heard these things said:
  • "I'm going to introduce myself as Carol Anne's illegitimate son. Do you think that will be a problem?"
  • "Act like you're supposed to be here."
  • "What is that smell?"
  • "If you do that again, I'm throwing you in jail."
  • "I danced with Nick Jonas at my party!"
  • "Next year, I'm paying for everybody to go to Memphis."
  • "Hey, John/Amanda, there's a lifetime client. You can retire off her mouth!"
  • "This ain't's 61 North!"
  • "The Winsty baby!"
  • "Is that a goat in the back of that guy's truck?"
  • "And the third guy said, 'My favorite style is rodeo style.'"
  • "You're not going to believe who just texted me..."
  • "If you're going to have a wreck, do it big. I don't want to limp away from this."
  • "I don't think so, Scooter."
  • "Yeah, it's running down my shirt. I win."
  • "Wei-mar-rain-ner"
  • "Six people can fit in her van."
  • "Twenty dollars fell out of her pocket."
  • "Double down, baby!"
  • "He can't even finish and keep a straight face."
To the Usual Suspects, all my love! By the way, I looked at our picture from last year, and we haven't aged a bit.

Faithful Ford Retort readers, let's keep on rockin' and rollin'. I genuinely hope this year brings you bigger portions of joy and victories than heartache and defeats. May your tears of laughter greatly outnumber your tears of sadness. Love like you're leaving for the last time and give more than you receive. Frown on injustice and never miss a chance to put yourself in someone else's shoes.

And most importantly: keep looking to Mount Calvary. Grace and peace!

Christmas Presents

Peinture u Bebe Winsty

For Christmas, I received several presents that were very thoughtful . But I received only one present I am very proud of.

Jamie surprised me with a portrait of the late, great Winsty baby. Doesn't he look so solemn, so earnest, so austere, so majestic? Oh yes!