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Monday, June 27, 2011

Confucius Say

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

I really like this one! It makes mucho sense-o! There's no way you can get revenge on someone without suffering at some point, yourself. I'm not saying you have to forgive everyone that has wronged you (that's what God says, not me).. But maybe sometimes we do or say things in the heat of anger. I know I do. Everyday. I have that dreaded disease where I have the consistent taste of a foot in my mouth. Bleh! I know the things I would LIKE for people to experience on my behalf. Sometimes. I'm human.

Doesn't make it right. Doesn't make me better. Matter of fact?.. It kinda brings me down to their level. Boy, does THAT suck!? The one person you wish would get a hang nail and a paper cut all at the same time, right before they rub sanitizing gel in their hands. would be right there with them, if it weren't for you keeping your head about ya.

Yeah... Best leave it up to the professionals when it comes to revenge (and no, I'm not referring to Cousin Vinny and his "friends" from Boston). Let God and life deal with them. It'll eventually come back around. I like to look at 'em and just say this... "I'm not going to give you what I think you deserve, but just know..that one day it'll come back around. And, when that happens? I want you to think of me."

Booo Yah! Done deal. Hands are clean. I can sleep at night and I don't have to worry about hang nails.
That's good stuff.

*and FYI- a lot of people are telling me that they are not being notified via e-mail when I make a new post. My suggestion would be to input your email one more time and submit it. Then check your spam box and make sure they aren't going there. Hope it helps. Oh! And, let me know if it still isn't working. Maybe I can slap a few people around and get some answers. ...or call Cousin Vinny.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nay-Sayers, Say "Nay!"

Nay-Sayers, Say "Nay!"
Really? At the start of every day?
There's a part of life that goes away
When Nay-Sayers, Say "Nay!"

Why don't they enjoy play?
Those Nay-Sayers who say "Nay!"
Life is too short to go on that way
to be a Nay-Sayer who says "Nay!"

I won't conform and I won't sway
into a Nay-Sayer who says "Nay!"
For I am happy, and I like it that way
So, Nay-Sayers, say "Nay!"

Yesterday I said "Hey!"
To a Nay-Sayer who said "Nay!"
He walked on with his hay
I realized he really said "Neigh!"

Ha! I just made that up. Down with negative people! Booo!!! There's too many good days in life to be a poopy-head. Yes.. I said "poopy-head" so what? Today is FRIDAY!!! Woot!! Hopefully I won't need my red button today, but just in case; I checked to make sure it was still there this morning. All is well!

Got this picture from my best pal...obviously, I'm not the only one who has a need for the Red Button!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back in the saddle again

Ok. So I know it's been a few days since I've posted a blog. Honestly, I haven't had too many creative thoughts lately. Between Emily being sick, work and other activities..I have had very little brain activity. It's slowly coming back to me, so all is not lost! Plus...that last video of the cat barking like a dog has kept me pretty much entertained since I posted it. That stuff makes me laugh EVERY TIME I WATCH IT!

Every time.

Every. Time.

Here's your ponderable for today...

Whose head is it!?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Confused Cat

Ok. So I was looking around on one of my favorite funny sites and found this...
I need to share this because I have laughed myself to tears. I hope you can all see it, this cat tickles me.
He's like "bark, bark, bark, bar...meow. I mean..Meow!" 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hey batter, batter!

It's so interesting to me  how people respond to situations. I am an avid people watcher. So, I am greatly intrigued by the actions the general populace distributes on occasion. For example, take a toy away from a baby, while they are playing with it. First instinct?.. You get that "what the heck" look, then you may get a crying baby. Or, depending on the child and what kind of personality they have, you may get the toy taken away from you, right back.
Let someone trip over absolutely nothing. First reaction?...they look back at it with attitude.
This is my favorite. ... You have two kids playing.. one hauls off and hits the other one, then mom comes over and hits the attacker, then says "Don't Hit!"
Huh? Got that? Yeah... I chuckled over that one, too.
Thing is, we all react in one way or the other. Some of us react in every way possible, then we create new ways! These people are my favorite. They are the creative humans. These are the ones that you want with you on the deserted island, cause they will eventually figure out a way to get home! They are also the ones that you do NOT want to be friends with. There's no telling what they are capable of when they get angry.
I find the general idea of giving something back makes me feel better. Yes.. I know, "turn the other cheek." Believe me.. I know. For the most part, I do. I'm learning patience as I age. But, sometimes? I just gotta give it back. If I don't?.. I will explode.. and then what a mess you all will have to clean up! So see? It's my way of thinking ahead. Help me, help you.
So.. here's my advice: Pay it Forward!
Just don't be stupid. There's a fine line between sticking up for yourself, and making yourself look like you belong in the mad house. There's a word that I love to use. Most people have NO clue what it means..OR that it even exists. It's called TACT. I like to explain tact this way: Tact is telling someone to go to Hell in such a way that they will anticipate the trip.
You gotta let the brain work. Never a dull moment, right?
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back ~Maya Angelou

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Comfortably Numb

Is there anybody in there
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

Just a little pin prick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become
Comfortably numb.

Thinking about Pink Floyd this morning. Thinking about the things written to express what was in the soul. A lot of people just look at Pink Floyd as the drug band that wrote things because they were high and trying to make sense out of pink elephants and floating mushrooms. Well?.. they are right. That's basically what Pink Floyd was all about.. but for another part... They have some of the greatest lyrics in the history of music. Ponderables. Even if they are sprinkled with drug-induced dimentia.

That's pretty good stuff.
For real, yo.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekends are the best!

What an amazing weekend! I was one of those that you just can't get enough of.

Saturday was spent meeting new people. It was so great. I love it when you are afforded the opportunity to meet good, down home people. Among them was the sweetest little girl in the world. She immediately developed an attachment to me. I smiled a lot Saturday.

Then Sunday was just as it should be. Church and lunch with the family followed by an afternoon nap. I'm telling you.. Life just can't get much better!

There was a moment or two during the course of the weekend that was interrupted by a few negative impostors. But, it wasn't enough to take away from any of my joy or those who were around me. I find that when my good times are attacked by haters.. I just sit back and look at what I've got to be thankful for. I have an amazing family. I have the most awesome friends. I have a smile on my face because life is just as it should be. And, I have the love of a God that is gracious. I have been so blessed.

I tell you what. People have wronged me in this life. People have been cruel. People have tried to destroy things in my life that I have worked hard for. But, I am a stronger person. I don't hold anyone accountable for the things that I do. Don't you just love it when people point fingers? Then they want to throw in that idea "God will deal with you." 
Yep. You're right. He will.
In the same way He will deal with you!
So I tell you what. I'm gonna spend my time trying to make sure I am fixing the things in my life that need fixing. It's up to you how you're gonna spend yours. But, life is short, my friends. It would be in our best interest to utilize our time in the best way we can. ...don't ya think?

Ahhhh... :) Monday is almost gone. Bring on the rest of the week. I have another amazing weekend to spend with the ones I love the most!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MS Baptist All-State Youth Choir & Orchestra

Went and listened to the MS Baptist All-State Youth Choir & Orchestra last night. I was a part of it during my high school years. It was such a great experience. But, last night was the first time I've seen or heard anything from them since I was in it. It was GREAT! It brought back a lot of memories. I even got to sing the last song with them. They called for previous members to come up and close with the same song they always close with. It was such a great piece of my history.

They will be performing in various places around the state this week. I encourage you to try and find a place to see them. It will be worth your time. I promise. This link will take you to their dates, times and venues for the rest of the tour this year

quote for the day... "Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The right words don't always come easily.
And sometimes it's impossible to say what you really mean.
Whatever you want to say, say it with a Kiss! 

What an amazing little morsel. Just the right size of chocolate. You can even get them in different varieties. I'm not that big of a chocolate person..but these are a nice addition to the day. A 'happy' wrapped in silver.

Anywhoo.. I just wanted to share that with you. I guess I can get on to the bigger and better things of my blog.

I was talking with a friend (yes I have those) this morning about some stuff. And, I brought up a thought that my brother-in-law uses quite often. "If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough."

But... what if what other people think is dumb.. you think of as opportunity? Ok.. besides the obvious (grabbing the live end of a power line, wrestling alligators, strapping dead fish to yourself and jumping into a tank of sharks, voting for Obama..) .."dumb" is a relative concept. Is it not? I know that there have been times in my life that I have witnessed the "special" moments of some people and I have said "Man!.. What an idiot!?" To them, it may be just an opportunity.

Yeah.. maybe I'm giving too much credit to folks. It was just an abstract thought..and I guess I wanted to share it. I just appreciate individuality, opportunity and free entertainment.

Have a safe, idiot-free day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Getting ready for Fooseball

This is my first official blog about my uncontrollable excitement, which is Alabama Football!

I bought $25 worth of college football magazines this morning. I couldn't help it. Trent Richardson was on the cover of all three. I got to work and put them on my desk.. they are BURNING a HOLE!! I keep trying to do my work but my eyes just can't stop wandering over to them..I am itching to read every last word on every page. I just can't wait!!! *squeal*

Actually, I am itching for another reason..but we are getting that under control.

Sitting here, thinking about this obsession... it makes me think of a few other things. Passion is an amazing thing. Without passion, life would be so boring! It doesn't matter what it is; it can be a sports team, a person, a hobby, your favorite toilet paper brand...

Whatever it is.. I hope you have one. It's a great feeling to pour your emotions into something that you enjoy. I know a few people that are passionate about EVERYTHING. I call them "special".. you know who you are.

But, those people make me smile. A LOT. Couldn't imagine life without them. The general population needs to be reminded that life, and things in life, are worth being passionate about. Granted..there is a time and a place for everything.. but in the general idea of things? Passion is warranted on a daily basis. It creates smiles. Endorphins. Feel good feelings.

"Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit." -Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant

See? Passion. That's what I'm talking about! ROLL TIDE, ROLL!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thinking and Thanking

I have got to say this.. I am constantly amazed at how blessed I am. I just need to take a minute to put this all into words. I want to share it with you. Decisions are made daily.. and they aren't always the right ones. I look around and see people who are hurting from things that have happened to them and I am reminded how gracious God has been to me. Not one of us are perfect. Not one. We all make mistakes, we all take the wrong road sometimes.. and we all, individually, will answer for the things we have done.

This weekend has brought a new light into my life. I have thought about so much the past few days. I am so blessed to have the friends and family around me that I do. The people that love me no matter what. That still pray for me and want to see good things happen for me. These are the people that I cannot imagine my life without. A new light has been cast into my life as of late. I can't put into words what it means to be a part of something so great.

As with most things.. there is a light side, and a dark side. There is pleasure and there is pain. In this life, you cannot have one without the other. It's the way of the world. God says we should not be of the world. I think it's important to remember that. We all get caught up in it. It's not easy to separate ourselves from what is happening around us. But, we can choose to make a difference in how we react and how we set ourselves as an example to others. We can choose to lash out, to make a spectacle of ourselves... or we can choose to travel the road that is rough and rise above it all.

The things that happen to us, are not of our control sometimes. It is in those times that we should take life and make it what we want it to be. I heard a song yesterday at church.. "Better Than a Hallelujah" What an amazing song and an amazing message. We need to look around us.. especially in the darkest of days and see that God wants us to reach out to Him.

I don't know the answers. And, I am completely flawed. Imperfect. I make mistakes daily. I am not a prime example, by any means. But I am forgiven. And, that makes my heart ZING! The things around me?.. my blessings.. Man!.. I have so much to be thankful for.

Friday, June 3, 2011

There is always a Prequel

So, the story before the story. Right?
Lately, life has been proving that time in the bullpen is detrimental to success.
Getting ready for the game. Warming up. Preparing.

We spend moments in our life thinking of how we can better ourselves. Thinking of how we can prepare for the next obstacle. "Maybe if I do it this way.." We spend time getting our strategy in place and making sure we have a backup plan for our backup plan. And? For the majority of the time.. We are right. If we aren't?.. We somehow make it work. We improvise! That's what makes us better than those Geico guys.

But.. what happens when the outside force of life has obviously spent more time in the bullpen than you? I've heard that anything good is worth fighting for. My question is.. If we fight.. and we give it our all. Nothing held back. And still lose... should it still be considered a success?

I believe that the outcome of a situation is only part of the equation. I believe in the dance. In the idea that how we deal with situations are a direct result of our character. Regardless of the outcome. Don't get me wrong. ...Results play the ultimate role in our lives. They tell us how we should step next. Which direction we should avoid. But! There is so much to be learned between the initial step and the bow out.

My life has been so good. Crazy and intriguing. But oh so good! I have been so blessed.
Lately.. I have been dealing with things that have been a bit over the top (for me, anyway). You know.. situations are always the worst when they are YOUR situations. But, we always need to remember how fortunate we are that things aren't any worse.

Writing is a great stress relief for me. I enjoy putting my thoughts out there for people to see. Maybe I can help people realize that they aren't crazy after all!.. Look what you have to compare your sanity to!.. ha!
I plan on making this blogspot a place of laughter and inspiration. A place that you can come to, and leave with a smile. Or maybe even a small thought in your head for the day.

I hope you all can enjoy my little piece of the world. Words abound in my head...I just have to figure out the best way to get them all out without making myself look like a certified looney.

Oh look!.. a chicken! ...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Well.. Hello there

This is a test.. this is only a test.. If this were a real emergency, your computer would be emitting an awful alarm and you would have 15 seconds to find the nearest exit before your chair turned into an ejection seat.
Please remember to take note of the red button located directly beneath your keyboard. This button will launch the counter attack of trained monkeys to help neutralize the situation if it were to escalate into something more than you, alone, can handle.

Now that we have a mutual understanding, I will get to the point of this blog.

I have a great need for random, pointless writing. Sometimes what runs through my head is, somewhat, useful..but for the most part, you can guarantee that reading my blogs will be a total waste of time. But hey!.. Who doesn't have time to sit and stare at a computer screen for a while? Go ahead and plant you some crops on your farm...or go attack another Mob family.. then get back here and fill your head with useless babble until it's time for the next task. Make sure you go ahead and subscribe to me so that you won't miss anything inherently important at any given moment. Sometimes I do have monumental breakthroughs. I wouldn't want you to miss those rare and imperviously phenomenal events.

So.. without any further adieu.. Welcome to my blogspot. Grab you a glass of sweet tea, pull you up a chair and sit a spell. This is gonna be a fun one. You don't wanna miss it!