Crash! Boom! Bang!

I accidentally came across this video (warning: this is a video of a car crash in which there is no way the driver/passengers could have survived.  May be disturbing) which in turn resulted in a sudden obsession with watching car crash videos.  A car crash is just one of those things that you can’t ignore no matter how hard you try.

As I was immersing myself in the world of car crashes I found myself asking the same question video after video.  How is it that all of these crashes were caught?  The majority of these seemed to be recorded from the driver’s or passengers seat.  Meaning that the people in the car were randomly recording themselves driving down the road.

Oh dear, that’s not gone well!
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Who does this?  Am I missing out on something?  Is it normal to record yourself doing what arguably may be one of the most monotonous and boring things on the planet?  What is so extraordinary about driving?

I could understand a little better if perhaps they were tourist and they were video taping the scenery around them, or perhaps if they were in some really cool high performance car and they were racing and weaving in and out of traffic (not saying I condone that!).  But the majority of these were people in normal cars, driving down normal highways, behaving normally.  A small hand full of them were caught on CCTV or came from commercial vehicles equipped with dash cams but the majority of them weren’t.

The one thing I did notice by paying attention to road signs, listening to conversations in the car, and music on the radio: they almost all seemed to be foreign.  Is this some sort of trend that occurs overseas perhaps?

I’m intrigued now and almost want to start recording my daily drives, problem is, I’m pretty sure I would probably end up on the wrong side of the accident!

Have you seen something lately that makes you say “Do people really do that?”  Please share!


A Calamatous Catastrophe!

Sheesh could it get crazier around this place?

Finally got back from my excruciating…I mean exhilarating….experience at camp.  I’m still trying to recover from that one!  I wanted to write about some of the things I learned and did but realize that will take about ten different posts so it’s going to take some work and time to put together.

In the mean time, I wanted to share something that happened back on the homestead while I was away.  It seems while I was gone we had a new addition to the family.  I guess there really is no better way to introduce this new addition than with a super cute picture!

What a cutie!

So, I hadn’t mentioned to anyone that we had a little one on the way for fear of jinxing it or something else but now that she is hear I can proudly display some of these great pictures!  She was born on June 5 and for the first 4 days of her life was nameless.  After much deliberation we finally settled on a name.  Due to the fact that her daddy’s name is Stetson and her grandma’s name is Cheyenne, we wanted to keep up with the western/wild west-ish theme.  We went through several different names: Belle, Ellie Mae, Annie Oakley, and a few random cute names like Lil Bit, Tillie, and Winnie.

Finally it hit me, Calamity Jane,  Calamity for short.

So forgive me for the abundant amount of pictures but we are very proud of our little Calamity and can’t wait for her to grow into the big beautiful girl she has the potential to become!


First family picture. Daddy in the background trying to sneak in closer. Mom wants NOTHING to do with that!


Already trying to be a big girl! Bless her heart, she experienced her first Texas rainstorm when she was only three days old! 


What ARE you????




I also wanted to randomly throw this picture in.  My girl Chy was in her first parade this past weekend.  She did great except for the one part where my hat blew off and when I went to retrieve it she got spooked when she saw it come up over her head.  She jumped to the side and I didn’t follow and wound up hitting the ground pretty hard on my left hip.  I’m pretty sore but it definitely could have been worse and I’m just thankful that we all had a great time!  This is me (of course) and my mustang Cheyenne and my step-dad and his quarter/appaloosa Tip just before the parade.