Sunday, January 15, 2017

And Another Contender!

Our good friend Kris thinks that Kenny Loggins would be another great Bee-Gees-Us contender and I totally agree with her, because I love his music.



Another Contender!

Susie G, from Winter, made a comment that she thinks Chad Kroeger, a member of the Nickelback band, might be another contender for the look-a-like Bee-Gees-Us painting. So I Googled Chad and found this photo of him, out of many of his pictures, on Nickelback.com.





Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mr. Warmth!

Today has been great. Last night I decided to watch Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, on Netflix and I laughed until I cried. Omg, it was so hilarious and so much fun. And after it ended I purchased a copy of it, so I will always have it.

I love Don Rickles so much especially because he is not politically correct, like someone else that I know. I loved seeing the old movie stars talking about Don too and it brought back so many fond memories.

Debbie Reynolds, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, Don's sweet mom and his lovely wife, Robert De Nero, Jackie Gleason, Ernest Borgnine, Steve Lawrence, Sidney Poitier, etc. are in it, too and many more.

I loved watching the hilarious clips of Don doing the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon and Bob Newhart and the laugh-out-loud jokes he made at Dean Martin's Roasts. So, after I purchased Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project I also bought the entire collection of the Dean Martin Roasts and I can't wait to watch those, too.

Early this evening Kinky and Dylan and I went for a fun hike and I told them about watching Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project and how much I enjoyed it and Dylan is going to check it out and since Kink doesn't have Netflix, maybe he can watch it when my DVDs arrive.

Before I adios-ed Dylan and Kinky I asked him what he thought of the added addition, in his office, that Chet O'Keefe left for him. He told me that he loved it. And that is about it for tonight, except if y'all find another celebrity that looks like the Bee-Gees-Us please let me know.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

More Look-A-Likes!

Well, by the responses I've gotten from Susie and Cathy it appears they think that the Bee-Gee-Us picture could also be of Barry Gibb or Nicholas Cage.




I am still laughing about it and if you have someone else that you think he looks like, please let me know.


   

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bett And Chet! or Andy And Andie!

The last few days have been so much fun, because our dear friend, Chet O'Keefe and his super dog, Willie, drove all of the way, from Terlingua, Texas, to come see us.

They arrived late Monday night and they went to visit Kinky, so we didn't get to see them until Tuesday morning.

Yesterday morning, while Chet ate breakfast with us he told us that he needed to run some errands, in Kerrville. And that he was hoping that we could eat lunch with Bett, so he could meet her and thank her personally for giving him her awesome cut-away, Martin guitar that he loves.

And this all happened after Bett had read Donna Hatch's fabulous article, in the Kerrville Daily Times, about Chet's van burning up, in June, and him losing his Martin and just about everything else that he owned. And fortunately, his wish came true, because we met up with Bett(y), at La Four's restaurant.


Our delicious lunch with Bett was a total blast for us, because we became fast friends with her, because we quickly discovered that we had so much in common with her. 

While we were eating our delicious lunch, Chet stood up and took a picture of La Fours' famous painting of Jesus, that hangs, on the wall, behind the checkout counter. 

Kinky had made this painting famous in an article that he wrote and then later on, in 1998, when he mentioned La Fours' painting while he was being interviewed by Jeff Guinn, a columnist for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, because he had honestly thought it was a painting of Andy Gibb, of the Bee Gees until Freda told him that it was Jesus.

And please note that the very first time that Kinky and I ever met for lunch, at La Fours,  about 20 years ago, he pointed to the painting and asked me who I thought it was and my answer was I don't know? Then he teased Freda about me not knowing who it was, too. 

Anyway, Chet took a picture of it, because he wanted to surprise Kinky with it when Kink returns to the ranch tomorrow. Anyway, when we told Freda, one of the owners of, La Fours, about Chet wanting to surprise Kinky with it—she thought it was funny and she giggled about Kinky making it so famous. And before we had finished eating our lunch—Chet had agreed to also make copies of it for Bett and for us, too.
  
And after we ate lunch we went outside the restaurant and I took this picture of Bett and Chet.


After we adios-ed Bett we went down the road, to Walmart, so Chet could make copies of La Fours' famous painting and for Chet to pick up a few other things that he needed before he and Willie headed back, to Terlingua.

After shopping, at Walmart, when we were on our way, to Bad Girlz of Texas, so Chet could go talk to the sweet owner, Andie Morgan, about a possible upcoming gig, at her store and that is when I came up with the title for the famous La Four's painting—Bee-Gees-Us.

So while Chet was visiting with Andie, we went next door to visit with our dear friends, Sandy & Jon, the owners of  the famous Wolfmueller's Books. And after our fun visit with all of our friends we returned to the ranch.

As soon as we got back home, Chet got busy framing La Fours' famous painting and as soon as he gave us ours, Tony hung it up on the wall, above our entertainment center. And we love it.

"I''m going to have so much fun with this picture, because when people come out to visit our rescue ranch we always invite them to come inside, The Cabin, so we can visit with them," I said. "And if Kinky's around we usually take them over to the Lodge, so they can meet him, too. Can you image how funny it will be for them to come inside, The Cabin and wonder why we have a picture of Andy Gibb, hanging on the wall. And then, when we take them over to the Lodge and they see the same picture of Andy Gibb, hanging on his wall—they will think we are all crazy." Then I called Carol to invite her to come over, so she could visit with Chet, before he packed up and leaves the ranch. 

When Carol came over we had a fun visit with her, while we waited for Chet to arrive, because he had gone over, to the Lodge, to drop off Kinky's framed picture of Andy Gibb.

Carol had a fun, but short visit with Chet, before she had to go, home, to feed her horses. And around 9:00 last night, we adios-ed Chet and Willie, because he had decided to drive halfway there and spend the tonight and then get up early this morning, so he could drive the rest of the way home, because he has a gig to play tonight, at La Kiva.

This afternoon we had to go back to Kerrville, so we stopped by Wolfmueller's Books first and dropped off Chet's Bee-Gee-Us picture for Bett, so she can pick it up the next time that she is in town.

And as I finish writing this, it is now time for me to show you our print of Bee-Gees-Us. And if you want to see this original painting, I suggest that you go eat lunch or dinner, at La Fours restaurant, because their food is delicious and because Kinky really has made that painting famous.



Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Double Whammy!

Today has been great even though we're talking FMT (Full Moon Time) and MIR (Mercury In Retrograde ending yesterday, but is still lingering for the next few days). And to me it's like a double whammy.

Late this morning our dear friend and great, singer, songwriter/musician, Chet O'Keefe, called me, from Terlingua, Texas. And he is arriving tonight, at the ranch, for a short, but fun-filled visit. And on top of all of that great news our good friend and great, singer/songwriter musician, Brian Molnar, is flying down and going to arrive, at the ranch, on Wednesday.

So late this afternoon, after cleaning our trailer, I tuned up my guitar and played it for nearly an hour and I learned how to play several new songs, in case I get to jam with them. And that's about it for tonight, because I still need to do a little more cleaning, before Chet arrives.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Who's Here?!

Today has been great. This morning after I did the Harley Show, on the radio, I called Kinky and a few minutes later, I was over at the Lodge, so we could go hiking.

Kinky and I had a fun, fast hike and when we were walking up to the Lodge, he said, "Great, they're already here!"

"Who's here?" I asked.

"Roy and Joelle." Then I looked up and saw our good friends, from Utopia, already unloading and stacking Kinky's cord of wood that he had asked them to deliver.

After greetings, Kinky and I started helping them unload the round, seasoned oak logs and it was fun and it was also a good workout for us, since we had already walked for 24 minutes.

While we were working, Kinky and I had a really fun visit with Roy and his sweet wife. And the good news is that I got to tell them my hilarious cowboy joke about a cowboy and his son being chased by an outlaw—the same one that I've told to just about anyone who would listen to me. And they thought it was pretty funny, too.

Before I finish writing this tonight, I want to share an awesome YouTube video that Mari sent to me today. The title is This Is How We Do the National Anthem and it was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and to Tony's, too. And that's about it for tonight.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!