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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Rest Of The Story, BB-Q 2008


After reading my previous post, I realized I didn't say alot about our team- the other two guys who did their share of work, and more... Missing Mike, or Skippy has cooked with me now for about 10 yrs. The Missing Mike label has been earned over the years by his habit of disappearing during the cook-off, to go bar hopping! He is older now, with 3 children and a wife that is on to him!That is a picture of his beautiful family! He's a smart guy, and with us cooking together for awhile- we know who does what- and when... The other cook was a Newby- 1st cook off ever! It was my son Craig! He was alot of help, with the shopping, lugging, tending the coals, etc. Just like where you work, the new guy usually gets the grunt work... He did that without complaint, and was learning about our tricks all the time! Next year, he wants his own category- and I bet he'll do fine. Teamwork. The older I get, the more I realize we all need to work as a team. Like Yogi Berra once said; "None of us is as good as all of us"...

19 comments:

doggybloggy said...

Teamwork is essential - it allows you to blame someone else. ~Author Unknown

Dana said...

Isn't it amazing how successful a team can be when everyone gets credit? What I really want to know is why those kids are eating pizza and not BB-Q?!

Urban Vegan said...

That family *is* beautiful.

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- Don't think we don't!
dana- Picture was Friday night, before the meat categories are done on Sat.! They ate plenty the next day!
UrbanV- "Ginger kids", just like you! They are really good kids, too! I call the eldest Pippi Longstocking!

Finn said...

The team is the most important thing.

deb said...

Cute family. We are most surely a team here.

Michelle Ann said...

It's good to have cooking buddies!

buffalodickdy said...

finn- not normally a team player, but help is a god thing!
deb- The eldest kid- Sam(antha!)helped us the whole time!
Michelle- We need someone to handle presentation- I bet you know that stuff!

Dragonfly Dreaming said...

Look at the redheads! They are totally adorable!!!! Sounds like a GREAT team, Buf!

snowelf said...

Hey UncleBuff :)

How cool! Glad you didn't get skunked too. ;) And did I mention I don't enjoy cooking, but I never mind doing the clean up? You should hire me for clean up crew next year! :D

--snow

Preposterous Ponderings said...

That is the best team in the world!

Queenie said...

I'm with doggy LOL.
What a gorgeous family MM has, behind every good man, is a strong wife.

buffalodickdy said...

claudia- They're pretty good kids!
snow- Cleanup is work when you're whipped!
preprop- Good to hear from you!
Queenie- We all made mistakes that day!

Mona said...

Of course team work makes things so much easier!

I loved the baked potato recipe! It sounds perfect!

I've been a bit busy too, cooking & baking home made goodies to pack up for my son , who leaves for the university on the 6th of August! So it has been quite a hustle bustle spell!

You seemed to have been really busy too1 :)

But i don't feel tired as i enjoy cooking,so much!

Beth said...

that's a beautiful family picture.

MarmiteToasty said...

I love team work in many things in life.... I use to LOVE team sports.... even though Im also comfortable being a single team player LOL..... but sometimes that 'team' thing can bring out the best in ya..

That sure is one beautiful family :)

x

Melody said...

Your brilliance has been awarded.

http://www.my-trap-door.com/2008/07/thank-you.html

Bina said...

Great quote! I wish more people would realize that, and let me ask you, does this friend of your happen to have red hair?? LOL

I know, what was my first clue, right?

buffalodickdy said...

mona- I glad you're tired and happy- I'm just tired!
beth- The eldest, Samantha(Pippi!) is an unusally bright kid, who gets a laugh out of me, and visa versa...
marmy- Great Britain- home of the Ginger kids...You guys got more red heads than anyone!
melody- Well, a little...
bina- Actually it's the wife's side, Missing Mike is a brownie..