This site is dedicated to my fondness for fowl. Not in any way that requires years of therapy. It's not even my favorite meat. I just think it's neat. What can I say? I am easily amused.
Plus, it may have something to do with the fact that my first and middle names said together are a homonym of poultry (Paul Troy).

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Joy That Is...

10. A cold beer on a hot day.
9. Knowing the answer to Final Jeopardy.
8. Waking up thinking its a weekday only to realize that it is Saturday.
7. Cuban coffee so good that it turns a dull grey morning into a bright yellow.
6. Catching all the green lights down US 1.
5. Finding a curled up twenty in my jeans.
4. Getting my work done on time.
3. My son running to great me when I pick up at daycare
- complete with "DAAAAAAAAAADY!" that lasts the whole way.
2. Finding the love of my life curled up in my lap.
1. Knowing that I belong where I am as who I am.

Yep, it's a MEME. Those are my top 10 ten Joys. What are yours?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It's Official

Mayra and I have chosen the name for newest addition expected to arrive October 22, 2007. The name selection did not come easy. I have collected over 50 names, many of which are noted in a previous post. Yes, 50 plus perfectly good names. None of which seemed to appeal to Mayra. The one she was liking the most was Bryce, much to the chagrin of our friends (Hilda & Erick), and my stepmom, Linda. The other day we decided to pass the name by our 3 year old son, Wesley. We said, "Do you like the name Bryce?" He said, "Yes". We thought that's great. Then a moment later, he added, "Yeah daddy, I like Bryce and beans." Our second son's name will be Spencer.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Steven Wright: Anything but right!

Last night Mayra and went to see Steven Wright at the Carnival Center with another couple while another good friend watched Wesley for us. I have been a Steven Wright fan since I was a kid but I recognize that for most he can be an acquired taste. Click here for a sampling of his humor: http://http:/

So, more about last night's show. We had awesome seats only 3 rows from the stage. There was an elderly (times 10) couple sitting next to Mayra. They were a trip! They were very noticeable and prior to the show I took to referring to him as Uncle Sy. Uncle Sy man was impatient and started clapping at 8:15 when the show should've started at 8:00. It started around 8:20. Uncle Sy's wife had a touch of "What did he say?" By touch I mean that she asked that question to Uncle Sy after almost every punch line. It was actually funny at one point when Steven Wright did a bit where he sings a song but he just mumbles through the lyrics - think of Dylan. Uncle Sy's wife would ask, yet once again, what Wright was saying but he didn't know; no one did! Despite the neighborly annoyances, it was a very good show and Wright did a solid performance. This is the second time I've seen him live and he did more new material this time, only using his old stuff a few times. Though I do wish he would've told one of his all time classics: I walked up to a 24 hour convenience store when the guy was locking the door. I said, "The sign says 'Open 24 Hours' ". He said, "Yeah, but not in a row." Although I do now have a new favorite Wright quote: "On a scale from 1 to 10, 6 being the highest."