Okay, so I have a bunch of pictures from our trip to Texas.
I hope everyone has high speed internet.
I'll share pictures of Tom's graduation first. It was just a small little ceremony that took about ten minutes. But I had to be there. It's one of the reasons why we went to Texas in the first place. He insisted that it was no big deal and that I didn't even have to come but I insisted.
The class instructor suddenly belted out an order and the entire class jumped up with their fists balled at their sides. It startled me, to be honest. I think I was digging through my purse at the time and all of a sudden I heard someone shouting and the scrape of chairs scratching backwards as the soldiers leaped out of them.
People are in different uniforms because all the branches of the military are in the class.
This is Tom walking in a determined fashion to get his certificate. The guy in the blue uniform reminded me of Captain America with his speech on how fantastic America is.
Dear gracious, my husband is smiling! It startled me at first to see his lips upturned for the camera.
This is when he got his Top Dog award. He's not quite smiling but it's close enough. At least he doesn't look as though he's about to kill you.
Then we went to this Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum. It's basically full of weird stuff. It reminds me of our garage.
Tom took control of the camera first which is why we ended up with a bunch of odd photos.
Like, for instance, why did he take a picture of this:
It's a giant gavel. Is it an important giant gavel? I have no idea. Did Tom see the giant gavel and think, "I MUST take a picture of this huge gavel?" When I asked him what the significance of the gavel was he shrugged and went, "I thought it was pretty awesome."
Tom has a fascination with World War 2 so he has a sixth sense about finding areas where World War 2 stuff is located. He went right to this as though an alert had gone off in his brain that said, "Stuff from World War 2. Repeat: stuff from World War 2."
This is the world's largest tire. And look, Tom is sort of smiling again! I guess to get him to smile I need to give him either a certificate or put him in front of a huge tire.
This is an African birthing pot. Apparently women squat down and push a baby into one of these pots. Looking at the pot made my crotch hurt and become thankful for the bed that I gave birth in. Oh, and the epidural.
This is the world's tallest man. I think basically everyone is taller than you when you're only 5'3.
My kid wasn't impressed. He was all, "Huge man? Meh. I'd rather see Transformers. "
Okay, there was a waiting area with a bunch of fake creepy men. Then one of them would totally fart and be all, "Was that you?" This cracked me up. I was the only adult in the room who kept giggling at that. Everyone else was all, "Good heavens!"
Back in the day people apparently sniffed socks to cure the common cold. If they had sniffed my husband's socks they probably COULD have cured it. His socks have been known to clear my sinuses.
I totally hung out with the captain of Titanic.
Tom took this picture because this thing totally cracked us up. I named it Waldo.
I have no idea why my husband took a picture of this brain. Is it a famous person's brain? I asked him and he couldn't remember.
There will be more photos to come.