Archives for My Childhood

Little League Baseball Begins again!

It’s time for fall baseball! My loyal readers, bless your hearts, know that I’ve been in something of a withdrawal since spring baseball was finished in mid-June. There have been no funny stories about parents going at each other, no heroic stories about kids doing brave deeds in the name of the game and no ...
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Drinking and Driving

This is the post you don’t want to read if you are guilty. This is the post you don’t want to read if you don’t want to hear it. This is the post you don’t want to read if you think it’s just a soapbox. This is the post that you should be reading regardless of ...
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Let it snow!

In Tennessee, we rarely experience snow. Our weather doesn’t fluctuate often and this week we experienced our most extreme temperatures as they dropped down to single digits. Luckily, this happens, at most, once or twice a year. We may get snow 2-3 times a year. As I grew up in Illinois, snow doesn’t bother me ...
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Facebook friends

I’ve never done well with keeping friends for long periods of time. I think much of this has to do with several integral factors in my life. I grew up on a farm and, most of that time, I played on my own. I’m also highly introverted, by nature, and I often prefer my own ...
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All dogs go to heaven

For Christmas, the year I turned 11, I got the surprise of my life. I’d been waiting for a dog for years. I hadn’t had one since I was little and living on the farm. The last gift I opened said “This certificate redeemable for one puppy of your choice!” Oh, the excitement and joy! I knew ...
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One of the teachers who changed my life

Back in high school, I had a teacher who changed my life. How often have you heard that line? How often have you said it? For me, I’ve been lucky enough to say it aout more than one teacher. I’ve been lucky enough to say it about elementary school, middle school was something of a ...
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Normalcy after sickness

Holy crap on a cracker being sick sucks! My blog was behind because I was lazy this weekend and thus, I had nothing insightful to say while 50 small monkeys pounded various spots on my head and made me feel like I wanted to throw up every 30 seconds. I had the time of my ...
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Mario Bros Japanese Edition: Commentary via Steve

You really can’t have a blog named “Blueshelled.com” and never talk about Mario Bros. You just can’t. It tells you a lot about me as a person as well as my age and my hobbies as a child and adolescent. I remember the first time I saw a Nintendo and my first experience with the ...
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