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Kurt’s Blog: Kids…NEVER HUSTLE!
Kurt’s Blog: Kids…NEVER HUSTLE!

Weird Al

Thank you to everyone who entered the Weird Al contest on Friday! The correct answer was indeed “7”…yes, 7 Spatula City locations! The winner has been notified! (the tickets and meet & greet are apparently a surprise, and the winner has asked to remain confidential until surprise has been unveiled).




(sure it took nearly 2 weeks…but you have been defeated!)


How great was the season premiere of Dexter last night? Incredible. I will allow a 24 hour period of spoiler-free Dexter (that’ll give some time for everyone to catch up on the DVR). The premiere definitely did NOT disappoint…Deb’s back to her incredibly fantastic swearing ways…Dexter is losing control…they changed out the actor who plays Harrison…and Quinn just keeps making his way through the cast!

Cupcake Wars

Oh the controversy of last night’s episode…no way, NO WAY, Creme Cupcakery loses to that place from Texas.

The presentation by the Texas team sucked. Flat out. Way to celebrate Taylor Dayne’s twins’ birthday by making a presentation that reads “TAYLOR DAYNE” on top of it.

The boombox look was way cooler…and Creme’s cupcakes looked way better…and probably tasted a lot better.

Props to the Cupcake Emporium of Ames as well. They were kicked off way too soon! However, in hopes of finding a silver lining, we were able to get another round of Mean Girls-esque reactions from the team in red.

Well done to both Creme & the CE (I’m shortening things apparently)…Iowa was well-represented, and I’ll declare it…Iowa is the Cupcake Capital of the World.

Critter Corner

I can’t believe it…but I think the train at the Blank Park Zoo is now my kids’ second favorite thing to do at the Zoo.

Critter Corner…you and your critters have achieved superiority!

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One day, my kids will learn how to work the camera so they can take pics of me holding turtles & chickens!

Side Note:

At sometime in the past 40 years…did everyone get married last year? On Facebook yesterday, it seemed that every other post was about celebrating a wedding annivesary. Well done to all of you…including Dan’s parents, Blake & his wife, Andy &  his wife…etc. June 30th must have been a very popular date!

Kids…Never Hustle

Kids, let this be a lesson to you…as you get older…and you’re playing softball…in a league where every team is better than you…and you’re already down 17-0….


My brother-in-law Michael hustled…this is the result.


That’s broken, right? He says he can still play.

Lesson 2…Don’t be a hero. ha!

By the way…this leads me to a quick rant…hey Tournament Softball teams, stop using Thursday evenings as your tune-up/practice. Us teams that somehow got put into a C league are just having a blast while you hit lasers at us.

Take your matching jerseys…matching pants…matching hats…matching team jackets…and go home (or go to the league you’re supposed to be on).

I’ve seen your dugouts…not one drop of beer…you’re taking the fun out of softball.


All of us that don’t care about splitting a $200 top prize 10 ways.

RIP Wrestling Legend

Doink the Clown…RIP.

You will be survived by your midget wrestler sidekick…Dink.


An Update on Mama Duck

She’s still sitting on her eggs…and no longer enjoying being photographed.


Any day now Mama Duck…we’re ready for the maximum cuteness of baby ducklings.


A bagpiper playing AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”…with flaming bagpipes!


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