Nostalgia Tuesday: I Ain’t ‘Fraid of No Ghost Edition

On my eighth birthday my mom made me a Ghostbusters themed cake. On Saturday I turned 31 and something else spooky happened. This year as a present to myself I turned off my phone and my BlackBerry. I turned off my computer. I didn’t check email. I completely disconnected. Several years have passed since the […]

I had a long way to go and a short time to get there

I apologize for pretty much dropping off the face of the Earth the last couple of weeks. (Especially after promising to update more now that I had a good backlog of Nostalgia Tuesday photos to post.) My bad. Life’s just been way too busy recently. Here’s one thing I’ll tell you about, because I have […]

Public Service Announcement

My redneck father has retired. Now that he has more time than he can figure out how to spend, he has started blogging. God help us all. Of course, I helped him set it up, so I guess I’m partially to blame. Please find it in your hearts to forgive me.

Hitting the road

Howdy, y’all! My buddy Dave and I are hitting the road this morning to head to California for a friend’s wedding. Because we’re crazy nerds we’ll be blogging the whole trip. You can follow along at if you’re so inclined. And I’m betting if you follow this blog, you probably are. (And you probably […]

Another observation about February’s traffic

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I had 22 hits from Seychelles last month. I think I should go visit whoever’s been reading from there. Because it would be polite of me to do so. And because Seychelles looks like this: (Kickass Creative Commons licensed photo from tiarescott found on Flickr)

Top search terms for February

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The top search strings that referred people to SIDEHIKE.NET in February were: aquacar crapbook partridge family bus pics rush creek baptist arlington snagglepus quotes snagglepus sound clip stores that carry pickled pigs feet I have three observations about this: It’s good to see Crapbook Magazine getting some love. It’s so underrated. Apparently I can’t spell […]

The most thorough blog post I’ve ever made

I know I’ve been bad. I haven’t posted anything other than a few random camera phone shots in several weeks. But there’s a reason for my recent radio silence. I finally took a cue from Johnny Paycheck (as written by David Allan Coe) and shoved the day job so I could go into business for […]

I’m back. Back in black.

Sorry for the lack of blogging recently. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and there just hasn’t been enough time in the day. I’ve been thinking of you, though. No, really, baby. I’ve missed you. Missed you tons. I promise. In fact, I decided to hop over to Amazon and get you a present. […]

Life’s a beach

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Or at least, the template for the new look of SIDEHIKE.NET is…