Monday, September 26, 2011

The Freeman-McManus Wedding

Our house is on a hill.  In stories you always imagine your house being on a hill, looking tall above everything and everyone else.  This is not the case.  There are a few complaints on living on an incline but the most irritating is for some reason the trash from the street collects in our yard.

Almost a daily duty, trash collecting has become and today was no exception especially since it's "Trash Day".  While out collecting my specimens to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, I found my wedding invitation to the Freeman-McManus wedding.  If you read this, FreeManuses, please send your advertising check to our yard- we'll find it.

I have in mind a collection of people who will find humor with me in the name McManus.  I know you're all wondering what kind of church- wait for it...  wait for it...  Yes, you're right, it's the Catholic church downtown, St. Anthony's something-or-other.  Now ALL I want to do is combine two of my favorite movies and go do some gratuitous violence crashing this wedding.  Who's with me?  Destroy that which is evil, take the hottest bridesmaid home.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Red Ball Express

This is what the transportation company was called right after we stormed the beaches of Normandy during WWII. While it only lasted about three months, they hauled around 12,500 tons every day, with logistics set up in Chartres.

You'd think trucks would be an easy target but the Germans' lack of air power at the time made for very few casualties en route. I am trying to find their logo or something to redo or update as my own- a little historical allusion here and there never hurt anybody, right?

Friday, September 23, 2011


My name is Reed. I go by my middle name, and while I'm not much of a reader, I love to write and am an information hound. Novels have never really been my thing but IMDB, Wikipedia, google, and my iPhone (sent from the gods) are always close at hand to satisfy my random information-urges.

These will probably be short at first. I'm just tired today.