10-10-12- My Morning thoughts: You know I was thinking…if it wasn’t for politics or more particularly the political process, we probably would have a much nicer day today…keep smiling…plain and simple.
10-09-12- My Morning thoughts: While reminiscing with some old friends an old story came up regarding how I might have participated in some slightly crazy activities while attending OU (Athens Ohio). So here goes, why not share one… Sitting on the ten foot wall (cat walk) in front of my freshman dorm (McKinnon Hall) a ‘friend’ dared me that I couldn’t get over the railroad tracks before the train came through, which was in sight at this time. The train ran north to south and my open path was east to west. After pondering this for about five entire seconds, I jumped off the wall and sprinted towards the tracks. While I was sprinting and the train was coming I remember thinking what a bad idea this was…but…I sprinted on. As I got closer and the train seemed faster I wasn’t totally sure if I could make it. Anyway, there was no turning back now so I jumped from the gravel path…in midair over the tracks the back of my wind breaker flew back and was brushed by the train as I fell to the ground, my heart pounding as I lay on the other side of the tracks thinking, AM I F¬___ing nuts! By this time all who were there proceeded to the tracks because from their view, some hundred yards away or so, it probably didn’t look to good. And because the train was long and I lay still probably in shock, I could see them looking between the cars and hear them trying to call to me to see if…well, ya know…if I made it………the train finally passed and I still wasn’t moving as my friends approached me. Now of course, I was playing at this point trying to be funny in some sick sort a way looking back on it now…never the less, when they reached me I jumped up and started laughing and such…well the viewing crowd wasn’t laughing cause they were, well let’s say, extremely pissed that I tried it and pissed that I wouldn’t answer when they were calling to me…at that point, in a fleeting moment, I’m sure some of them were thinking I wish this idiot didn’t make it!...never-the-less, I won the dare…mainly for being a lucky SOB that night…a stupid action from a stupid child excepting a stupid dare! And with that, I will end by saying NEVER EVER try this or let your ego, pride, stupidity or whatever it is get in your psyche cause it was…”ONE” of the most foolish things I’ve ever done!!!!!!!!…plain and simple.
10-08-12- My Morning thoughts: Have you ever greeted the day knowing that it just wasn’t gonna-b-a great day? You know you wake up and on the way to bathroom with the lights off and you step in the present your dog left ya? Then you miss the first step on the way downstairs and fall on you backside? Then you struggle to the kitchen and after you fill up the coffee pot with water you realize THERE AINT NO COFFEE!!...well this might be a good day to go back to bed and try again tomorrow…wish I was independently wealthy just for the day…plain and simple.
10-05-12- My Morning thoughts: You know guys, my new overused saying lately has been ‘it is what it is’…it kind of helps me get through things that I can’t completely understand or can’t seem to get a straight answer on. It’s an effective line if ya think about it cause it has no definitive meaning really…it’s just a blurb to go with the flow, relatively speaking…if I wish not to confront I can say ‘it is what it is’…if I like an idea I can say ‘it is what it is’…it works with almost anything to avoid any real answers or real troubles… so may I say in closing…‘it is what it is’…though I do wish you all a fantastic weekend…plain and simple.
10-04-12- My Morning thoughts: My house insurance went up! My property tax went up! BUT, while applying for a loan (to help cover my kid’s college education that went up to BTW) the bank told me my house value went down like 60 grand with their new appraisal! 60 grand!!! How is this so? Once again it makes no sense at all! We are trying to do everything right, me and the wife go to work every day, pay our bills in a reasonable time, take care of our family and home but it appears I’m doing something wrong somehow…remember that “tent” I talked about last week? Well it may be coming faster than I thought!...plain and simple.
10-03-12- My Morning thoughts: Obviously I’m not perfect, just ask my wife, but in my mind whether learned or retained by youthful osmosis…I do know some things. Not really important things but just things. Like the Beatles wrote 212 songs, OJ Simpson was the first running back to run for 2000 yards in a season, if you rub the blood root plant on a mosquito bite or poison Ivey it helps, don’t eat yellow, never start ( I didn’t start it, ha, ha) a fight with five guys when your all alone, when you light a cigarette don’t put the lit side in your mouth, the oceans cover 75% of the earth…see not real important things, but things just the same…well the five guys in a fight thing was kind a important to know, after the fact unfortunately…plain and simple.
10-02-12- My Morning thoughts: Keeping it real, I have but one thought in my little mind today…I want my banana bicycle back from the late 60’s! I thought that was the coolest bike ever and now it’s just a faded memory and/or possibly still rusting by the railroad tracks where Chase Brass use to be…plain and simple.
10-01-12- My Morning Thoughts: Why do I not remove the bag on the lawnmower while the engines running? Commonsense…when I was burned by something hot as a child why didn’t I continue to grab hot things? Learned commonsense…when my parents said look both ways before crossing the street, eventually I learned it’s just commonsense! Some thing’s, I learned the hard way for one reason or another...........so when gas rises from $1.82 to $3.89 and the deficit rises 6 trillion more dollars and more of our military were killed in Afghanistan in the last 4 years than the 8 previous years combined and the price of war went from $20 billion in 2001 to $118 billion in 2012 and college tuition rose 25% in the last 4 years and none of this is on the news anymore…where is my commonsense! How do I change this? If I believe that it will get better just sitting back and waiting for it to get better I didn’t learn my lesson very well did I?…anything can be angled toward any direction but how did they break my “commonsense”… “Digging it up here boss, yaaaa digging up Luke”…plain and simple.
09-28-12- My Morning Thoughts: I was thinking about the old cliché (s) and wives tails I heard and/or was taught while growing up and I was trying to figure out if there still used today? Remember; don’t step on a crack or you ‘ell break your mothers back? If you keep doing that your face will stay like that forever? An apple a day keeps the doctor away? It’s as hot as hell? Getting up at the crack of dawn? That’s the best thing since sliced bread? Don't put all your eggs in one basket? Every cloud has a silver lining? Don't let any grass grow under your feet? Don't make a mountain out of a molehill? Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes? Every dog has his day? Old as dirt? Oh this was one of my favorites (invented) by my mom…LOL: your room looks like a pig sty!...have a great weekend everyone and be safe…plain and simple.
09-27-12- My Morning Thoughts: If I love everyone right now with all my heart, at this specific moment in time for the next 60 seconds…do you think when my 60 seconds is up there could still be someone that used that 60 seconds to find a way to hate me or will they show me the love?...let’s see…1…2…3…4…plain and simple.