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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

I’m a number of weeks behind some people on the Internet who have been doing weekly summaries and actually started numbering them, but still, for me anything as a habit is a good thing.   Plus, 17 is my favorite number!

Mom said so

This was forwarded to me recently; a very good 3 minutes worth.  Who hasn’t heard these things growing up?  (forwarded to me by a friend’s dad).  Anita Renfro seems quite funny

Day Out With Thomas

Jaden and I had the best day ever yesterday down at the Austin Convention Center for the “Day Out With Thomas” fair/expo.  You may or may not have heard of “Thomas the Tank Engine” but kids love him.  So he came to town – and is full-sized, life-sized Thomas in all his glory, so that the kids could take a 25-minute train ride around downtown Austin.  It’s all done by Austin Steam Train, who I’ve blogged about before.

 day out with thomas

I mean, what could be better for a kid than to see and meet one of his all-time favorite TV characters?

day out with thomas jaden

There was non-stop fun for playing with trains, riding down big inflatable slides, watching a Magic Show or two, watching Thomas videos, listening to Thomas stories, playing with Legos in the form of Thomas, and … well, too much to recount here.  We got there around 1pm and stayed until 5:30 and he still didn’t want to leave.

They were sold out of tickets for the day so we’re going back today to see if we can get one.

We even got some time with Sir Toppum Hatt

day out with thomas toppum hatt jaden

I tried to match his pose 🙂

Best of LOLcats

These are still the best.

lolcats who farted?

lolcats attack small rat

lolcats fail

lolcats mortgage

lolcats parents


And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. whall says:

    Update: we got here at 7:50am (they opened at 7:30 and I knew this) and they’re already sold out of everything up to 12:40. Argh! I even was going to get here around 7:15 or so because I’m so Waynal about getting places early but I thought ‘noooooooo, I’ll learn how to take things a little more relaxed and it’ll be fine’. Some good *that* did me, huh? I think it just goes to show it’s ok to be Waynal sometimes. Jaden wouldn’t have known the difference since we were up this early anyway.

    Oh, and another misconception I had about life manifested itself this morning. I was under the mistaken impression that it was impossible to mess up a breakfast taco. I mean, it’s just a tortilla, some eggs, and maybe cheese, sausage, potato and/or bacon…. But the consession stand not only overcharged me but underdelivered. I learned a valuable lesson today.

  2. sue says:

    I love the cats!
    Thomas? He comes to the neighboring town where they have a “scenic railroad”… personally, I find him a bit creepy, but the kids like him.

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