time for a change

It's a new month and Lent is almost over, so I've decided to change What's Ailing the Ry-ry to the more positively focused "What's Not Ailing Anyone".

I hope you new readers will enjoy the change in theme since you have probably only know me as a more positive blogger. But to those of you who've been with me all along, I know it's going to be a change of pace for you, but hang in there with me, it's all going to be worth it. The page views and subscribers have increased by 115% since the positivity has started flowing, and I've been told by Wifey this increase can continue.

So what will it be like in the future? Pretty much the exact opposite of this was started, and more like the last 37 or so days. Joe, I'm talking to you - it may not be the most subversive but it's going to be the most profitable.

Thanks so much for all your support during this change, and have a great Day.

Your Friendly, Good-feeling Blogger,


the ABA used to have "3 to make 2"

I'd like to start and end with a couple of positive things, but in the meantime I'm "gonna hit ya" with some old school "Ailing Ry-ry" stuff that can't wait until the end of Lent (because I'll forget).

It's only 5 days since Wifey's birthday, but I cannot let her awesomeness go by (I don't want her getting too big an ego so I try to praise her too many times in succession, even if deserved). She was a great partner to me tonight - she came home from running in prep for a half marathon and let me go to the cell phone place to look into new phones since mine is going caput as fast as can be, then she made dinner which I ate as soon as getting back. She also got online and found and purchased the phone we think is going to be best for our plan. Oh, and she did the dishes (my usual time to enjoy some radio or podcasts) & got Meavy's stuff ready for daycare tomorrow, all while I watched a loveumentary about Apple and Steve Jobs (those people really love that machine and guy). Niice.

However I do have a couple of things to complain about (shocker!).
1) bruised pinky finger (it feels so manly to write out the word "pinky")
2) throwing up last night was bad enough, but it's making me rethink my enjoyment of smoking an occasional cigar
3) I've still got the taste of bad smoke and sickness stuck in my throat all day - yuck
4) seriously... does no one else hear that ringing sound? It's like there's a constant small gong being rung about 200 yards away. You don't hear that? So frustrating!

Wifey checked on the kid tonight, like she always does before going to bed and I'm glad I followed her up there because we had to change out the sheets and clothes of the little one. She threw up earlier (I know the feeling) and it was all over her bed and it stunk especially bad for the fact it had been just sitting there for a couple of hours and fermenting. The good thing is that we seem to either blessed or lucky or something to have such minor problems and we tend to work really well together.

Can't wait til Lent is over? Join the club and hold your breath for Mon. This lovey-dovey stuff has been fine, but it's costing me readers.


economics and freakonimics

I have recently become very interested in economics (so recent in fact that I have to slow down to be sure I spell it correctly). This kind of new fascination doesn't always take for an eon in me (see the fading allure of scotch - now a whiskey interest. However, I've gotten into a podcast about the topic from NPR and back into the writings of Michael Lewis and I am absolutely enthralled with knowing why people and companies act the way they do when it comes to spending & making money.

On a completely different note, I just smoked a cigar and I think that enchantment is passing me as well. I about to go get sick


what is a vegan handbag?

I have no idea, nor do I care, and nor is this post about handbags of any sort - vegan or otherwise. I will tell you that my parents rocked it this weekend. They were kind enough to want to spend time with the (at this time) one & only granddaughter. They let Wifey & I go out to celebrate her birthday on Friday night, then go out again Sat night with some friends, as well as all the other stuff we did throughout the weekend. And they were great with her, too. Paying attention at all times and loving with the little one.

Thanks very much MT & GT, or as we call them at the office - MT & the Boys and Gin & Tonic.

baby boy


fun times in Eastr Nashville

Wifey is the best, we had a professional photo shoot today wit\h good friend Sarah B. Gilliam, and it was a blast. We went to the Pied Piper Creamery & Rumors East to take advantage of the cool scenery and ambiance. Sarah is great at keeping the energy levels up and she has a wonderful eye for those classy and unique pics. Many thanks to her and here Assistant Micheala (that's a girls name, not a typo). Samples to come later...


Happy Birthday!

Wifey has begun her final trip through her 20s today, and I'd like to say Happy Birthday. I love you very much and hope you enjoy the heck out of this weekend's activities with our daughter, friends, your in-laws, and me.

Wifey is amazing^ as a wife, mother and, in general as a person. She provides loving and strong care to our 1 year old and me, and is one of the people who can put up with me and reign me in (as needed) to where others can stand to be around me as well, and for that I am eternally grateful. I'm also appreciative for my sister who went to school in California and provided me the opportunity to meet and get to know Wifey (you can ask if you don't know, but chances are you already know the score).

There is not enough I could ever say here or to her in person that would make it clear how much I love Wifey, but I relish the chance to try several times throughout each year for the rest of my life.

And one more thing, Wifey is doing a half marathon soon, and though I do not care for the sport, I support her wholly and look forward to seeing her beat her best time so far in Jackson, TN. Go Babe!

= Thanks MTV for making this word completely meaning less by allowing every vidiot on your station use this to the detriment of society. Way to edit out extraneous crap from the show. Also, you couldn't provide them with a thesaurus to help with this problem. Oh that's right, most MTVians don't read.


One more day to go

Until Friday, so let's get a move on. We've got people coming over tonight for Game Night and pizza (and drinks). Sat is a huge day with my 'rents in town to help with a Maevy shoot with Sarah B. Gilliam. And Sun, Wifey is running in the a.m. and we've got a birthday party in the afternoon. Not mention, Amazing Race is on that night.

And basketball is on all weekend, starting tonight - something MT & I have shared since I was a kid. It's gonna be a good weekend.