Archive for January, 2010

Oops2

January 31, 2010

This is my blog to say once again no blog tonight…oh well…

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Oops

January 30, 2010

Sorry!!! No blog tonight…laughing my ass off at a guy who looks like fat old Elvis dressed as young Elvis gyrating around…looks like jello in a sausage wrap…real blog tomorrow.

Write and Wrong

January 29, 2010

Don’t you love people who are always right? They always have an opinion about everything and God forbid if you disagree with what they say. They are right no matter what. Some will argue that the sky is purple just for the sake of arguing and just to hear the sound of their own voice.
This is a disturbing trend and I am very sick of it.
You don’t always have to be right. It is ok to be wrong sometimes. It doesn’t make you a lesser person. It’s how we learn things. Trial by fire. You tell your child not to touch the stove. It’s hot. They touch it and cry because, guess what, it’s hot!
We all make mistakes. We are all wrong occasionally. We all learn that way.
I wish people as a whole could realize that they need to stop fighting and start listening. Things would work out much better if we learned calmly instead of touching the stove. Because it is hot, and really, who wants a burned hand?

“Change”

January 28, 2010

President Obama was on television for a State of the Union address tonight. Though I didn’t catch much of it(unfortunately) I did appreciate his comments on “change”. Change is not easy. We are for the most part all set in our ways. We become this way at an ever decreasing age these days.
As the old saying goes: “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. But we should realize that if it is broke, it does need fixing. I see so many things wrong with our great nation and it saddens me to the core. People without jobs, without education, without food and a place to live. Something needs to give. And it needs to give for the better. For everyone. Because we are all equal.
I’m not spouting leftist politics at anyone, just talking about basic human rights, which we for the most part take for granted.
I’m also not saying we shouldn’t work hard to assure a good life for us and our families. I’m not for handouts. I don’t believe we should be given everything we want, I just think we should all have what we need.
I agree that change is a hard concept to wrap our thoughts around. Things have been a certain way for so long, why be different now? Because our country needs it. It needs it’s people to stand strong and proud and face what is to come, not fight amongst each other.
Be brave. Keep an open mind. Accept what you cannot change, but always be willing to change what you can. Things will look up if we work at it, and only if we work together.

Fun Times

January 27, 2010

Had a nice night with friends tonight eating dinner and playing 42(a redneck domino game much like spades). It got me thinking: we should all take more time to spend time with friends. Instead of getting wasted after you put the kids to bed, why can’t you have fun just having fun? So many adults with children that I know enjoy a mass quantity of “adult” beverages in the evening. A few of them enjoy them throughout the day as well. I’m not judging, just saying there are more ways to have a good time, especially where children are involved. I’ve been at the point where I was wasted most nights with my daughter at home with my wife being the responsible one. I’m glad that’s not me anymore. Kids are fickle…they wake up at all hours of the night. Accidents do happen. It would be awful to get a DWI if you had to drive your child to the hospital for instance. Besides, I have much more fun being aware of what’s going on.

Baby Oh Baby!

January 26, 2010

I just had an interesting conversation with a friend. His wife is due to give birth in about six weeks. My wife gave birth about six weeks ago.
The conversation went something like this.
Me: the funny part is, when the time comes, you rush to the hospital, deal with family, try to keep your wife comfortable, deal with insanely long needles, push push push!!!, here’s the baby…then you sit back a couple hours later and think “what the hell just happened the last seven hours?!”
Him: wow…
Then we discussed the placement of this phenomenon during our respective weddings.
Strange this occurance is, one which, ironically, I’ll never forget. Both giving birth and becoming married are huge, life changing events, and you have no recollection of what happened. Sure, you can spout off a rough draft of the day’s events, but writing a final paper is too far out of reach.
At least I know the ending. Heck, I’m living the ending still. I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. Can I tell you who was there to witness these events? No. But, I can tell you that I’m here to witness the outcomes for the rest of my life. And that, dear reader, is something worth remembering.

My Ears Hurt!

January 24, 2010

I don’t want to hear it. Don’t complain in my ear. Your problems aren’t made better by unloading them on me. I don’t want your drama in my life.
We are so quick to point the finger at everyone else and not see our own faults. We all want everyone else to sympathize with our side of the story and feel so sorry for us. And of course everyone must feel nothing but hatred and disgust for the other party involved.
This is the most annoying trend of anything which people try to force me into. Your business is yours, not mine. Your problems are mainly self-imposed. Take responsibility for your actions, come clean, admit when you are wrong, and leave me the hell alone!
I don’t mean to sound uncaring. If someone truly needs help or advice for a real problem, I am more than willing to listen and help where I can. But please, don’t bring your sob story my way, it will only fall on deaf ears.

Everywhere a Sign

January 23, 2010

Do we really put enough significance on the signs God shows us in our everyday life? I believe it’s true that we will never have more put upon us than we can handle. Also I believe that rather than a window, a whole new door is opened for us when a different one closes.
I spent most of my life ignoring the signs before me. I followed my own way. My way or the highway; or no way, rather. Granted, my way coincided with God’s way at times. I found the perfect woman to spend the rest of my life with. I have two beautiful daughters. But numerous times throughout all this I went wrong when I should have gone right.
It was not my way to stop drinking, for instance. Not at first. I fought and fought for years when I knew better, and it almost cost me everything I live for. It took a huge kick in the rear for me to realize the path I should be on, one which I currently enjoy. True, it is difficult at times, but the easy road is not always the correct road.
I am thankful for all I have, and I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone’s ever.
The signs shown us are not always apparent at first. We must look, truly look with open eyes and an open mind, and the way in which we are pointed will indeed become clear. Keep your eyes and mind open and clear, and the sky is truly the limit.

Working on it

January 22, 2010

Back to work Thursday. I shouldn’t complain, as I know many people without jobs at this particular moment. I’m not the biggest fan of my current occupation, but I could be digging a ditch…
I am blessed to be able to work at a job where I answer only to myself. If I had it my way, I’d be my boss forever. I think I’m a fairly decent one…
Short blog tonight, I have things to do to get ready for work and all my drunk annoying “friends”. Longer one tomorrow, I promise this.

Commit It Out!

January 21, 2010

I’ve been starting these things off lately with no idea what to talk about. I’m committed to writing six days a week for a year, and I’ve already covered so many topics. Then I write a sentence and voilĂ , I’ve found something!
Commitment. A medium length word with meaning a mile long. We commit to things on a daily basis, be it something simple like saying yes, I’ll wash the dishes, to more complex issues such as say, taking a new job.
I’ve learned that to commit is to follow through, even though I don’t always put my knowledge into play. I, much as the majority of people I know, have a problem with procrastinating. I don’t always follow through. I start things and leave them half finished. Sometimes I follow through but only to the bare minimum. A common problem for most of us.
I guess this exercise in writing a short blog six days a week, fifty-two weeks this year, can teach me something about commitment. If I can start this and finish, sometimes with no idea for a subject, I ought to be able to apply the same principle to every day life. I should follow through, not just to the bare minimum, but to the fullest extent of my abilities. If I commit to something, I should be responsible for everything that goes with it.