Thursday, November 17, 2005

Yes, I Am Still Alive

I do in fact live on!!

Sorry for the neglect, but with life in general there is not enough time for everything, and VMK, (Disney's Virtual Magic Kingdom), has severely cut into my blogging time.

So here is a quick update:

My daughter is flourishing in kindergarten.

My home life is good. My work life is decent.

VMK is fun.

Life is mostly a good thing. (As I know, it is all only temporary anyway, and that Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior will return, perhaps before I go to him first.)

Now on the down side:

My sister-in-law gave birth to a baby boy on October 24th. He has been diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome. (I didn't know much about it either, go Google it!!)

I have received little news since the November 10th news of diagnosis, but as he was born with no Thymus Gland, his immune system is not likely to develop with out a transplant. And though I have not heard yet, it is likely that he may have many other related problems including possible heart defects.


I will try to update frequently, or at least as frequently as I hear anything. (Yes, I know that you,[most likely a future me], are probably the only one reading this, but, as bad as your memory is you may need this to help you recall what happened.)

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Wikipedia & Why Red Bull?

Recently became more familiar with Wikipedia and found many interesting
articles and resources.

In searching my birthday, I discovered that the founder of Red Bull
and I share a birthday, and somehow that got me to wondering... Why
Red Bull? Why not Crimson Cow, Blushing Bovine, Mauve Moo or Yellow
Yak. (I mean it is yellow after all.)

Happy Anniversary to My Loving Wife

Today is my 12 year wedding anniversary. I praise the Lord for bringing a woman into my life, even before I believed on Him, who has put up with me for so long.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Life Is Not Fair!!!

No, it is most certainly not fair.

I think most of us learn this by the time we are 4 or 5 years old. However, here I am 30 years later, and I have come to 2 far more important realizations. (If you are not a born again Christian they will most certainly seem as foolish as can be to you, but, here they are for all to see.)

1. I now know why life is not fair.

Life is not fair because this world, and every life & living thing in it are tainted by sin.

2. I also now know that while unfair, it is not as bad as it could be.

I, as a sinner, deserve nothing less than an eternity separated from God. An eternity suffering in hell, after dying on a cross to pay for my sins. However my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, paid that price for me, and not just for me, but for you also. There has never been any person on this Earth, who if they had been the only sinner, Jesus would not have still come and paid the price for them alone. Yet the perfection of God's love was such that He, as Jesus Christ, was able to pay the price for all, in His one perfect sacrifice.

Now if we all, as sinners, deserve the death of the cross and eternal separation from God, served in hell, then is it really so bad when...
  • The person in front of you in the '12 items or less' isle has 13 items
  • You spill sauce on your favorite new shirt or dress
  • You get bad service at a store or restaurant
  • Someone takes the credit for your ideas or work
  • You are falsely accused of something, even if you are punished
  • A loved one is sick or even passes away
  • If you are sick, perhaps even terminally so
Fair, no none of these things is fair, nor are they deserved. However, when you compare them to the things we all deserve, then it is immediately apparent how skewed our perspective is when we focus on the 'unfair' thing that happen.

In fact, (and mind you if you are not yet a Christian this will not make sense), you may start to realize the reality of, 'giving thanks in all things', for even in the most unfair of circumstances... Are you hanging on a cross? Are you spending eternity in hell? (I know some jobs may seem close.)

If you think I am a nut, and don't get any of this, thanks for continuing to read this far.
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(And by the way you are right about that whole 'nut' thing.)

If you are a Christian and disagree please dig deep into the scriptures and let me know why.

If you are a Christian and do agree, then please let me know, or pass this information to others. I know that when I remember these things, I am a better witness.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Weasel Balls & Roller Coasters

This site has some of the funniest, best written copy I have found in a long time.

I laughed, I cried, (OK not really 'cried' as such, though still), it was an emotional roller coaster.

I NEED to order some of those Weasel Balls.

Monday, May 23, 2005

No Alien UFOs Here

I know I haven't been around for a bit, but I am still here. Feel free to say what you must about the "Alien UFOs" that aren't here.

Just because you can't identify me, doesn't mean I am an alien lifeform.

Click the title above to go to the main discussion.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Wait A Minute!!!

OK, it was apparently Monday and not yesterday, but, there it is now. I really don't get it, it was actually there twice, because I did try to post a second time, but where was it this morning???

Ah, well... Blogger does as it wishes.

Thought For Today:

Is SPAM really made of email, or is it meat?

A Great New Post

I wrote it yesterday, Blogger glitched while uploading, and all but the title was gone. I don't have time to re-write it now, but, maybe later.

Just want you to know I have not abandoned blogging.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Just A Quick Note:

To Congress, Legislatures, County Boards, City Councils and all other, (Tax Funded), Governing Bodies & Individuals,

Please, Stop wasting our money!

I am so sick of hearing that any given city council, or county board, has spent time and money debating and voting on resolutions, in support of this or opposition to that, which are of no use because the this or that they are talking about is not in their jurisdiction.

I am thrilled that City A's council is in support of the troops, (and if the resolution provides anything for constituent veterans, it is not one of the type I am addressing), I am happy to hear that City B's council is against killing the blue tailed gnatcatchers in Eastern Birdistan. I am even overjoyed with the fact that the council of City C believes that professional athletes should take there responsibility as role models, (like it or not, it comes with the job and the huge salary), more seriously.

I am appalled however, that they spend their time, and taxpayer money and resources, (who paid for the paper the meeting minutes are printed on), on these 'issues' where they are guaranteed to have little or no effect.

Are there no potholes in these cities? Is there no crime? Is no one in these towns homeless or hungry? Are all city services fully staffed and funded? Are all public facilities clean, safe and well maintained?

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, first please tell me where you are because, I have never seen such a magical place. Second, (with the exception of a small emergency fund), give the taxpayers the rest of their hard earned money back!

I can by no means speak for anyone but myself, I do know that I want my city, county, state and country, to use my money wisely and not take more of it than is needed.

If congress has issues with athletes using steroids, fine, pass a law to make steroids illegal. If they are already illegal, then enforce the laws, or perhaps change the penalty to a level that it will truly make the risk of being caught greater than the possible benefits of using them. Then get on with the business of the nation. I certainly did not want my tax dollars spent on hearings with retired, (or event current), baseball players saying they did or did not use steroids.

I found the entire Terry Schiavo ordeal very tragic, from any point of view, however, it should have been an issue handled within their family. At no point should Congress or The President been using there time, (on my dime), or resources for this very personal matter. All they accomplished was to find a new way to use our money to increase division in our nation over issues they will never resolve.

Rant done, soap box back in cupboard.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

All Caught Up!!!


But hey, now I know it is not even an option. (So, I've got that going for me.)

I just wanted to take a moment to... well, I can't remember quite what it was just now, but at least it brought me back to the blog. (Sounds like a horror film serial, "Back to the Blog IV - The Quest for Your Money")

Anyway, I know both of you were wondering when I would have something useful to say, and I just want you to know that I have been wondering the same thing. This blog is after all just an experimental way for me to think out loud, or at least in type. A way to vent, ponder, create, complain and yes even ramble.

Hey wait, come back...

Well, I guess it's just you and me now, and you are, quite likely some future me looking back and saying, "Huh? What the heck was I thinking?" well I will tell you this; get back to work, and stop asking me question you know I don't remember the answer to... or is it 37?

Are you still reading this rambling nonsense? I'll be back in a few minutes with a better post. (Well, I sure hope it will be better anyway.)

Monday, March 07, 2005

Time Flies When You Have Pneumonia

Wow!!! Has it been a week and a half already?

So much for regular posting.

The good news is I can breathe again. (Always been a plus in my book.)

Bad news is, I am a week and a half behind in all the responsible things I need to do. So, for the two of you who read this once, (just in case you return), I may be a little short on posts whilst I catch-up at work, at home, and all points between. I will be back!!!

Thought For Today:
"Maybe Tomorrow"

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Lament of a Loyal Coca-Cola Man

I have always been a Coke drinker. If a restaurant has only pepsi products, bring out the iced tea or water. However, I find a little variety to be a nice thing.

So for years, I have gone to "In-N-Out Burgers", (For those of you not in the extreme southwestern USA-The best burgers around, and has the consistently best fountain mix of Coca-Cola.) To get Coke, with just a little bit of their lemonade mixed in.

Way back when Cherry Coke was introduce, I had hoped Lemon Coke would follow close behind. After many years had passed... Along comes Diet Coke with Lemon, (all I can taste is the diet sweetener.) Could it be? Should I get my hopes up again? NO!!

Then Pepsi came out with pepsi Twist, I was curious, and Vanilla Coke was just not what I was looking for... So I tried it. I hate to admit it, but I liked it, not as well as my home-made In-N-Out mix, but it was good. (I despised the fact that Coca-Cola had driven me to a pepsi product and lamented that I had given-in to my curiosity.)Surely, I thought Coke would respond, after all there was by this time Vanilla Pepsi. Sadly NO. Diet Coke with Lime was the weak reply.

Now finally Coke has put citrus into Coca-Cola, but it is the lime that wins out again. It is good, and like Cherry Coke & Vanilla Coke, I am sure I will enjoy it every once in a while. It is however, not Lemon Coke, which mixed properly is almost better than the original. (I said almost!!!)

Nothing beats an Ice-Cold Coca-Cola in an 8 oz. glass Bottle. But, when I crave that little bit of lemon, and can't get to an In-N-Out... I put on the hat and dark glasses, breakout the trenchcoat and head to a store where nobody knows me... and I buy a p..ppp.ppp.pppp.....pepsi product that Coca-Cola just refuses to provide.

Please, if you just happen to be in the upper management of Coca-Cola, end my suffering. Introduce Lemon Coke, that my lips may never again be sullied by the evil cola again.(Yes. Yes. I know. The odds were astronomical. But, if you tell 2 friends, and they tell 2 friends, and so on and so on... Perhaps on of those people might be.)

I am... (Still, to be continued)

I am in fact still alive, and I have not abandoned this blog yet.

I have every intention of puting something on this site most weekdays, or at least once a week.

As you can clearly see, intentions alone get nothing done!!!

Friday, February 18, 2005

Happy Friday!!!

As you can probably tell by now,(with this eclectic group of posts), I have not really formed much of a plan as to what sort of blog this will be. It will most likely be a mish-mosh of the random thoughts that float around in my head, or at least the ones that leak out. So sit back, relax, kick off your shoes & try not to be to annoyed or afraid.

Yes, I realize of course that I may very well be the only one reading this, but, if you are then I was wrong again.

That said, it is Friday and I hope you are having a good one.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Quotes For Today:

"Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Taste Good With Ketchup."
-Jones Soda Bottle (Peachy Keen)

"Hide for a few days." & "Use Less."
-Jones Soda Caps

"Boogity, Boogity, Boogity"

Misc. Thoughts:

Nevermind... I forgot them already.

Monday, February 14, 2005

First Post

This is a test of the emergency blogcast system...
Had this been an actual emergency this blog might contain something of interest.
Do not be alarmed, it will often be of no interest.
You may continue with your day.

Thank you.