Dude. That’s a nice raphe. Bet you like havin’ it licked. Bet our birthday boy would be happy to help you with that. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TIM!

Happy birthday to our good friend (and fellow Missourian) Tim! Babe… thank you for being part of URD and for your comments and friendship. We wish you good health, good times with friends and family and every happiness on your birthday and throughout the coming years. We love you!

Tim’s birthday is on August 28th – as is Beto’s. Two birthdays on the same day present a bit of a posting problem for us because we want everyone to have a chance to extend birthday wishes. So… we’re doing Tim’s post a day early and Beto’s tomorrow. To be absolutely fair, next year we’ll reverse the order. Happy birthday, guys!

Dude. Ain’t nothin’ better than boys in ball caps!


We’re feeling we owe a big debt of gratitude to Matt Amodio for his superb Jeopardy play the past week that ALMOST made up for the abysmal performance of guest host LeVar Burton. Frankly, we think Burton would be better suited for selling time shares or making loans at Speedy Cash. Despite some negative reviews of his “boring performance,” Dub, Ben and I are in awe of Matt’s breadth of knowledge. GO MATT! (GO AWAY, LEVAR)!
We’ll be having a big group dinner over at Ty and Damien’s tonight. Among other foods, we’ll have tamales (wrapped in corn husks from Dub and Jim’s garden)… corn grilled in husks… and cantaloupe and watermelon – from Dub and Jim’s garden. This year is their best garden ever and Dub and Jim are really proud of it. With good reason!

Dude. It’s the big day… time for some Super Bowl snacks!

With an apology to “Jingle” for not having this post up in time for his morning dark roast.

We’ll be heading over to Koala Cove in a little while – to get ready for our Super Bowl party. The entire gang will be there, of course and there’ll be food and excitement amid a sea of red. The kids want Mexican food, so there’ll be enchiladas, tostadas and tamales – as well as David’s famous fish tacos.
We won’t be able to use the Koala Cove clubhouse as our exclusive party place much longer because the owners will begin moving in over there March 1st. Alex says the first thing he’s going to build at Berry Farm Place is a clubhouse so we’ll have our own party place 🙂
We’re all pretty tense about the Super Bowl. We honestly believe Patrick Mahomes is the better quarterback (due in large part to Brady’s age) – and we think Andy Reid can out-coach Bruce Ariens… but you never know “how the ball will bounce.”
G O C H I E F S ! ! !