I will be the first to admit that I have done a few crazy things in my life. I once walked ten miles to a car dealer to buy a car and hung around all day so I could drive it home. I did the same thing when I bought a bicycle. I walked to the store some miles away, bought the bike, assembled it in the parking lot, and rode it home. I hitchhiked upriver from college to a town where some friends and I purchased a piece of plywood, rope and inner tubes (and beer) and we rafted back down the river to school.
Yes, I have a long history of insanity, which I am doing my best to maintain. I've been looking back through some of my year in Facebook and thought I would share some of my more insane moments and posts. Here goes...
Here's a photo I took this morning of the snowstorm - not exactly what they predicted, was it?
Tom Ryan on golf: "I don't play golf. When I hit a ball, someone else should chase it."
Take note that Four Years from Home as just passed Donald Rumsfeld on the bestseller list. I will quote him here, because he says it best:
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.
It's things like this that make life fun. Look at the photo - me... George Bush... me... George Bush... me! Move over, Mr. President. Tom Ryan is taking over the White House.
Deleted scene: Valentine's Day 6th grade. Tom and his would-be love Bonnie Shoedel
Tom: Hi Bonnie, I brought you a flower for Valentine's Day that I took from Billy Dietz. I only had to punch him once for it so it's in pretty good shape.
Bonnie: That's sweet, Tommy. You know what they say - love is in the air. (She closes her eyes and puckers up.)
Tom: Oh is that what that smell is. I thought it was old man Miller spreading manure again.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! :D
What makes something funny? Why is something funny to one person and not to another? Would Plato argue that there is an absolute of funny just like there is of beauty or truth? Does this cat look like he cares?
Today in 1954, the first mass inoculation of kids against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh. I was there.They had really big needles. OW!
Chapter 4... Another day of leftovers and another day without word from Kenyon College - this waiting was getting harder and harder to take for everyone, especially me. I considered burying what remained of the turkey in the side yard but there were two problems with that. First and foremost was the fact that all of my good burying spots were already filled with incriminating evidence from years past...
Tom Ryan reminds you that during the spring allergy season it is polite to cover your mouth when you sneeze.
From The Book of Tom - On this day in 1962, the U.S. performed another atomic bomb test. This is a photo of actual dummies they set up in a fake town out west, which they then blew up, thus proving that if you can get all the dummies into one place you can take care of them in one shot.
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms! Especially the ones who have to put up with the likes of kids like Tom Ryan...
Today in 1969 Apollo 10 transmitted the 1st color pictures of Earth from space.
Another royal wedding photo, completely unretouched and un-photoshopped. (This one is not floating around the Internet, so feel free to blame Tom Ryan.)
"Simpsons" use chalk board to apologize for slam on Four Years from Home.
The latest in T-shirt fads has come to Four Years from Home.
There is a rumor going around that Sir Nigel Wigglebottom is related to Justin Bieber. You decide.
Did you know that Amazon keeps track of the things you highlight on your Kindle? 22 people highlighted this line from Four Years from Home: “If you aren’t smart enough to figure it out, I’m not dumb enough to tell you.”
Yes, it is true. Sir Nigel had a cameo in Transformers, but when he tried to plug the book, they shot him to the moon, Alice.
To keep up with the latest terrorist innovations on injecting bombs into passengers, and in conjunction with their latest non-naked image technology, the TSA has released this photo of what a suspected terrorist with an implanted bomb would look like.
A solution to the debt ceiling crisis..
We're working on forming a posse here!
June 24th 1955 in the hospital. They needed a cage to keep me down.
A King in a Court of Fools is now officially available in all formats.
October 31st - Halloween post
My Christmas novel is in the hands of my favorite editor. If it doesn't end up in the litter pan, it should be out by Thanksgiving.
Am I crazy? You decide.