Antique Archaeology and Jack White.

Eric has great students. One of them is Christy C. N. who always gives us good laughs and she heard that one of Eric’s favorite shows is American Pickers. So she gave Eric an Antique Archaeology t-shirt as a gift and he wears it ALL the time. (For those unfamiliar with American Pickers, Mike is one of the ‘stars’ and he owns the store Antique Archaeology.) He now packs this brown shirt for every workshop we go on. So many of my photos have him wearing that shirt so much so, that it looks like he wears the same clothes every day. So the History Channel has been advertising this week’s episode for awhile and Eric’s been nagging me to post this event on my blog.  I’ve got to give him what he wants some times, so this one I will do. Why is this particular episode so special and has Eric so excited? Because one of his favorite musicians, Jack White, will be on the show! Direct quote from Eric: “My favorite two pickers meet myfavorite guitar picker. It doesn’t get any better than this, not since Abbottand Costello meet the Invisible man.” Well, ‘alrighty’ then. Here you go Eric. (hit ‘play’ on video below)

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Ohhh, The Guilt!

Maybe I’m the only one but do others feel the same immense guilt when they leave their dog at the kennel? When we were in Florida over New Year’s, we had to leave our dog Chance at the kennel for one week. All I could think of was him being in a tiny cage, running out of water, no human interaction, mean dogs taunting him and not being allowed to go outside enough. I believe he gets to go in the yard 3 times a day. At home he’s outside at least 15 times a day. (Eric would probably tell you it’s much more.) I cannot help it. I need to spoil my dog! And I have spent the last few days, since picking him up, begging for forgiveness, giving him lots of belly rubs, long massages and extra treats. But he’s still plopping himself in front of me with this sad look, so my guilt still lingers…

(Note: Eric gave him a few pats on the head
and said “All is back to normal.” He is
apparently immune to this dreaded guilt.)

Eric Answers Five Questions Friday.

Have you ever gone cow-tipping?

Eric: No, I can safely say I have never done that. But I have wanted to, to see if it’s really possible.

What is your number one pet-peeve?
Eric: People who are on their cell phone before they even pull out of their parking spot at a shopping center.

What pet-peeve do you not like that I do?
Eric: Currently it’s you and your “asking me five questions” every week.
(He’s such a whiner…)

What do you think is my pet-peeve that you do?
Eric: There’s a lot of them.
Pick one (with a sarcastic tone).
Not loading the dishwasher properly.
(editor’s note: He is correct about that!)

What did it feel like to win the Shuffleboard Tournament
and take home the Talbot Cup?
A big relief that your dad and Hil did not win for a third time in a row! I can also now take that off my bucket list—Win the family shuffleboard tournament. Next on the list is the Brady Gaga Championship and trophy in my hands next year!
That’s going to be hard since I always kick your butt.