Monday, April 8, 2013

Friends of Ju

I think I've found a new series to put on this here blog.  When I think about it, I realize I have so many interesting talented friends, I could have blog fodder for years!

I start the series with my good buddy, Larry.  Larry is one half the duo, "Mary and Larry."

Larry, Steven and I all work together.  He is of the Trio that lunches every Tuesday at Kicking Chicken.  (his order:  three chicken strips, fried, Hot Honey Gangsta, with fries, extra hot sauce and a side of blue cheese please) 

We may have started out working together, but have become friends over the years.  We often vacation together and go to the mountains yearly.  He's like an uncle/friend to Taylor and is one of the best daddies I know, and has two of the cutest kids currently walking the planet.

He's super computer smart, takes great photos and loves to skateboard.  A lot. A real lot.  He's been instrumental in the Columbia area in getting a nice skateboard park built. At one point, he and Mary had a skateboard ramp in their backyard, and most of the local skaters had been there at one point or another.  (NOTE:  not me.  Not that I'm a skater.  But still.)

He's an excellent cook, even though someone beat him in the recent Mountains Chopped competition. 

On top of all that he's accomplished up to this point, now he's discovered a talent in woodworking.  He has recently been creating cutting boards, cheese boards and wine holders. He also put in custom counters and made a TABLE for a friend.  It's all so pretty and artistic;  created by the same man who I literally saw eat a crab claw off the sidewalk when we were in St. Croix. Contradictory?  Yes, I do believe so.

 I was afraid to use my cheese board, but he swears that's the intent.  Sir used it this past Friday night, check it out:

And there you have it, you now know my friend, Larry.  He's one of the good guys.  If you'd like to see more of his work, all you have to do is click here.  Tell him the Ju sent ya.


Grandma K said...

I love that cheese board. It is drop dead gorgeous!

sherri s. said...

Wow, he IS so talented...I'm in awe of folks who can do stuff like this. Also? Love Sir's hat.