Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
This kinda falls into this category. Last nite I lost another friend....John Flick has officially moved away. He's GONE!
It was kinda tough last nite. John has been a very steady fixture in my life for a # of years. Although he is not "lost" he is gone from my daily life. Best wishes John and Holly. We will miss you more then written or spoken words.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility, humility....ahhhh....much better now....thank you Lord!
no cut paste here.....just repeating the word.....and for next few minutes I think I got. it.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Stop looking at what you want and think you need and start looking at other people and what they need. What will you leave on earth....credit card debt? What will you leave, when you are gone what will you have done? Think hard....what can you leave? If you had one day left to live would you live it for you? Would you go find a roller coaster and ride it so that you get to enjoy the ride or would you do something for someone else? By doing something for someone else you STAND a chance of leaving something behind. The only thing that lasts that you leave behind is light or darkness...light being defined as love. Leave love behind. Start today by loving others, not just by words but by actions. Show love. Be love. Know love.
Friday, November 17, 2006
I typed in my name...it said that there were zero people named Tate Perazzelli. Interesting.
On another note. I finally have disposed of all of my roof trash. I still have a few minor bundles of original cedar shake singles left to dispose of ( I figure they are at least 50 years old) but, I am basically complete with the trash. Of course we had major rain and wind this week and guess what...my roof leaked in two places. I know the problem. It's not a big deal so relax.
Currently I am working on installing wood around our bedroom windows. In my infinite wisdom I took all the original wood out thinking I would replace it pronto...well that was a year ago. I am using walnut wood. It is worth the years wait.
Work is good.
Church is excellent.
Friends are awesome.
Family is bliss.
Ultimate Frisbee is this week. Rock on!
There are zero of me...how many are there of you?
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Coffee was in order!
I decided to go to Coffee Works just typing their name makes me yearn for a cup of their joe.
I had left my Arsenal (British soccer team) hat in my pocket cause I thought that should it be cold I could look cool. I went on to the coffee shop and 'lo and behold! A potential car for Aryn! Honda, hmmmm....1997, 116K for 4,750 OBO...I am thinking 3,800-4,200. Looks well maintained. I took the info and went for coffee.
The guy @ the coffee shop was wearing an Arsenal shirt! No way you say? Absolutely! I took out my hat and we were in Arsenal heaven. His name was Joe, nice chap.
Then I went to get hot soft pretzels from the best soft pretzel maker in the world. South Jersey Pretzel. They even have a cool name. After all this....the point of my story?
While waiting for the sign guy for 45 minutes I decided to get Philadelphia magazine from Rite Aid, they didn't carry it. They did carry a magazine called NJ Life. Blew my mind. Did they have the name first or did I?
Well I bought it and it later became the first magazine that I have ever returned. Totally disappointing.
It was not a very interesting magazine. Tons of ads and an article about a wealthy woman who saved a llama. I got nothing out of it and I get something out of everything.
Go out and enjoy the day. I have tons planned....you?
Everything is good right now....after all you live in America.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
in which the former football star discusses "how he would have committed" the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend, for which he was acquitted, the network said.The two-part interview, titled "O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened," will air Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, the TV network said.
Simpson has agreed to an "unrestricted" interview with book publisher Judith Regan, Fox said.
"O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes," the network said in a statement. "In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade."
The interview will air days before Simpson's new book, "If I Did It," goes on sale Nov. 30. The book, published by Regan, "hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed."
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
fasten your seat belts campers..... the world is spinning so fast right now that if you don't hold on you might just fall off.
are you ready for the ride of a lifetime?
Then open your eyes and realize that today is
NOVEMBER 14, 2006
IT IS THE ONLY NOVEMBER 14, 2006 IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND EVER MADE
Go, get BUSY!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Johnny's nickname of Bad News is certainly appropriate.
So he is over last nite and I mention to him the exact scenario of above and he laughs, LAUGHS! "yes, I think I may have them" he says. In fact says he; "I randomly bought a bunch of shoes for my restaurant job that were all non-slip and the other nite I was working and hustled past a puddle of water and slipped and fell on my butt....I was so ticked he says....non-slip? Ugh and threw the shoes (presumably mine) in the closet."
Although it is yet to be confirmed...I believe Bad News Johnny took my shoes by mistake and now has them in his closet. The tater lives on...he is not losing stuff as frequently!!
As to LOST....my family is obsessed. They started watching this show and it has taken over their very lives. I am still a random watcher.
Listening to: New Radicals....pretty good.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Really, all I know is that he signed my wall and I am tired of steaming the wall. Soon enough we will paint over him and eventually he will be forgotten by us but, God won't ever forget him. Whether the Paul Katz who signed my wall knew God or didn't know Him...God knew Paul, God knows all His children.
Make as many marks on as many walls as you want or leave the mark of Christ wherever you go the mark of Christ lives for eternity. Mark wisely.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Keys...they were in my jacket. It was over 70 yesterday and I did not need a jacket, unlike the previous days when I left my keys in the coat.
One a colorful note.
The Pin Oak tree outside my window is brillant. Green~~Orange~~Yellow~~Brown
The sun is streaming through the branches. You are all wonderful.
Something is happening.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
So my son, Taylor asks me where Queen ranks in the top bands of all time list.
I figure Queen is underrated in America and overtly appreciated in England.
This is all I have so far...
Classic Rock??? Who me?
Which reminds me....add The Who to that list.
Who I would put on the list that others might not agree with:
Bill Withers...go ahead name two songs he did!
Electric Light Orchestra
At one time I would have included Radiohead in that list...today, not so sure, I really don't know their music well enough.
Growing up I would have also included The Police in that mix, but what about David Bowie and Hendrix??
And there is always Chicago...am I showing my age?
and then I think....what about Christian music...hmmm top Christian band for me??? Hmmm....Rich Mullins is an easy choice, but I am really liking the Newsboys and David Crowder and Audio Adrenaline (BTW--they are breaking up) has certainly been around.
I guess the Newsboys would be the fave next to Burlap to Cashmere whose one album is amazing just like you.
enjoy the day....it is AWESOME!
1. My new $70 Merrell shoes still lost, lost during the roof escapade.
2. My Nikon D-50 camera battery charger. I ordered a new one off of ebay yesterday.
3. My keys.
ahhh.....life is grand!
Monday, October 30, 2006
no, I stil have not found my brand new Merrell shoes that I paid 70.00 for. They have been lost for about three weeks.
I have been very good lately usually finding things before I post and not needing to post about "what I lost" but, alas...my camera battery charger has been lost for about 8 or 9 days. I think it is really lost but then again I think everything is always really lost.
I am gong to buy another one today. My camera has been dead for about a week.
...to be continued
Recap---alrighty readers fasten your seat belts or as my sis-in-law Chris calls them: safety-belts.
1. Friday....boss calls, the owner' son is rowing in Philly tomorrow....don't go out of your way but she will be stopping in the stores...yup, I met w/her...went well.
2. Third Day,David Crowder...well I messed up again! We only caught the last two songs of Crowder 'cause I wanted to make sure we ate (we did). Now I know where to eat in Hellertown, Pa. The breaking of bread was great since 16 of us traveled to the show....but my know it all attitude did not help when we arrived to the center @ 7:09PM for a 6:00PM start. CHRISTIANS being prompt!! UGH! We missed the opener, Hyperstatic Union and caught the close of David Crowder (no encore). Crowder was rockin' the house so hard that the arena was swaying. Third Day was good but, I have a hard time forgiving myself.
Passed a Dunkin' Donuts on the way home...it was 10:12 and they were closed....good thing America really runs on 4 & 5 dollar coffees from Starbucks down the road.
3. Sun was uneventful other then......I have almost completely taken out all of my trash. My roof is almost all gone...1-2 more weeks should do it as long as the trashmen don't get suspicious.
4. Sun nite....WENT TO MOE'S--'nuff said.
5. As I arose to the stunning day hereafter known as Monday....as I walked beneath our bathroom as my most beautiful wife showered...the distinct noise penetrated my ear...
drip drip drip
Yes, home repair is calling my name. That is why my living room ceiling has been buckling.
Enjoy your day!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Messerli cried Monday as he read a statement to the board and the public.
"I've made mistakes in my life, but none have had the impact that this one has had," he said.
He said his first reaction was to resign, but he wanted to "tackle this mess" head on."I want to live in a world where we don't have to hide when we screw up," he said
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
#1. It is Tuesday
#2. I have 2nd row tixs to see Paul Simon @ the Tower with MY dad?!
That will mean I have attended a rock concert with each of my parents! Wow, that is so cool....the only thing cooler would have been if they would have dragged me to a rock concert. Back in 80 or 81 (yeah, I was born in 1963) I took my mom to see Electric Light Orchestra in what was dubbed the "Big Night". That is when they had the flying saucer for their Out of the Blue album. I really dig ELO. One of my faves of all time. It was a great show. So I remember growing up and hearing Simon and Garfunkel on the radio while I w/b with my dad. He would be singing Mrs. Robinson or other tunes while driving. So when I heard that Paul Simon would be playing the intimate 3,500 seat Tower and the chances of getting seats w/b big....I jumped....the amazing thing is, ebay is amazing. I was able to get 2nd row seats for less then face value. UNREAL!
#3. Looks like a serious job change description is going to take place within the next month....PRAY, PRAY, PRAY....What are we praying for you ask? Do I want the job? Do I want the raise....well, I am not sure of what I want other then I want what God wants. If I can impact people in DC for Him and further His kingdom then....BRING IT ON. It's not about me.
#4. I hope and pray all of you are well.....read your bible today it is the MOST amazing book in the world! It will change your life for the better. It is the most amazing book ever written.
Peace, love and Jimmi Hendrix!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
If all goes as planned....I will work on a potential plumbing leak later and then go to Moe's for dinner and follow that with a Barnes and Noble trip.
Fall is pure and simple. The colors on the trees...RED--YELLOW--GREEN--BROWN--ORANGE...the trees are fantastic and in just a short few weeks they will be naked. But, right now they are so beautiful I cannot find words to express it. Keep looking at the leaves....glimpse the beauty.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Dearest reader....I know you find that just a a tad hard to believe from me. I mean everyday is really special and I work at making sure everyday is as unique as each of you. But today....look out!
1. Clean the house
2. Drove Aryn to work and listened to bootleg Adam Hill.
3. Make the Taylor's lunch
4. Clean the house
6. Get done work by 2:00 and come home and clean the house!
7. Attend Ralph Archbold tribute...my 1st ever 100.00 a plate dinner. Ralph has played Ben Franklin in Philly for 25 years.
8. Come home around 9:00 and CLEAN THE HOUSE
9. Go pick up the most beautiful woman in the world from the airport....wait on the tarmac for her, flowers in hand....and when I see her....you could film it for a movie as I sprint towards her...
2nite THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD RETURNS FROM COSTA RICA--A pure and simple pleasure trip with her friend Donna.
Well....GOTTA RUN---Have to go clean! Love you all! Tater
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The Census Bureau counts the population every 10 years. In between, it uses administrative records and surveys to estimate monthly averages for births, deaths and net immigration. The bureau has a "population clock" that estimates a birth every seven seconds, a death every 13 seconds and a new immigrant every 31 seconds. Add it together and you get one new American every 11 seconds.
Think about it for a minute...300 million people. Three-hundred million people. Of that 300 million, you are but 1. One person out of millions and millions.
what do you really hope to accomplish during your very short time here on earth?
ahhhhh world peace.....start by smiling at everyone. :)
Tuesday Rocktober 17th 2006,,,,,,,R U READY????
Move aside or join the rumble....it's going to be a day like no other you have ever had.
I can feel it. It's rocking like never before....I'm so excited I just can't hide it (Ponter Sisters)!
Let's see the Bears lost....nope wait a minute....'da Bears WON w/o scoring a single offensive TD. Today is going to be outstanding for us but, I am not so sure the Cards are going to have a great day....BUT THEY CERTAINLY SHOULD!
Yesterday was Boss Day, the national holiday as designated by Hallmark. Next up is national Harvest Day. But, back to Boss Day. Folks I gotta say this one floored the Tater. My staff gave me a card...whoa, let's back up a second to PURPOSE. My purpose is to love everyone;
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
I really want to encourage others to be their best. Their absolute best. I want to see them light themselves and others on FIRE. I want them to do this so that they may too, spur others onto greatness. Frankly folks, it's really the will of Jesus Christ I am talking about. His love is the greatest love of all time. If you die to yourself and put His love on and others see that love and follow it...then purpose is complete but, I digress.
So this card was sitting on my desk..."Boss Day", I thought as I opened the card. Forget the Hallmark cover and typed print and jump to the words written by my fellow workers:
"Thanks for the chance"
"Thanks for alaways believing in us"
"You have always encouraged me"
and so on and so forth
my rest is peaceful
i love you all
NOW GET OUT THERE AND INSPIRE SOMEONE!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
The area of Buffalo NY awakened to anywhere from 14" of snow to 2'.
Now that's my kinda morning.
Today's snowstorm has set a record for the month of October in the Buffalo /Niagra area.
Detriot apparently also experienced some snowfall affecting the baseball playoff game. Apparently it was such a shocker that their team had made the playoffs that it did in fact snow.
I love calamity...snowstorms....ice storms and even hurricanes. I do not enjoy it when anyone gets hurt but I do enjoy the variety that a good storm can provide.
Snow in particuliar is always a lot of fun.
10. Snow makes the whole world look beautiful and pure
9. You can build your own friend
8. You can swoosh down the Matterhorn
7. You can eat it
6. You can have snowball fights
5. You can put it in a freezer and take it out in July and really hurt someone
4. Some people have never seen it
3. People cannot walk around naked in it
2. You can build a house out of it and live in it
and the #1 reason "why I love snow"
1. Snow makes people who would not have had a conversation, have one
NOW ADD A REASON YOU LOVE SNOW!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
I have weighed this out.
I love Braveheart~~Crash~~Saving Private Ryan~~Million Dollar Baby and some of these movies would be questionable in many peoples minds. HOWEVER, movies like Mystic River, Scarface and the Departed did nothing for me except tell me it was ok to smash someones head and not only that but, I would probably be considered cool and even cooler once my had gets smashed in. Hey, I liked The Departed, I laughed, I cringed I got angry and so forth and so on. It was an interesting story but, no good came out of it. When I left the theatre I felt like being violent. I wanted to pick up a trash can and throw it or punch my foot through something. I don't want to feel like that.
I could go on and on about this and debate it eternally for eternity but, it comes down to this:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
From the Bible, book of Phillipians
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The sun is stunning this AM. Last nite was the 1st real look of the waning full moon that I got, it was full on Sat. It was big and orange around 8:30.
So today folks....I am thankful. Thankful for God and thankfull for you. Enjoy your day!
Monday, October 09, 2006
I did not have any relevations this time. I did not stand tall on the top of the roof once completed. This was more of a humbling experience.
From ripping it down
Disposing of 30+ bags of HEAVY trash
Stucco the walls
Dry wall the ceiling
and on and on and on
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
In a effort to keep abreast of the world's quest to be "on point" of the NEXT BIG THING
We are beating everyone to the punch by starting the newest, latest craze to keep YOU dear reader informed of life's twists~~turns and non-stop excitment.
It is called:
What I lost today!
We begin yesterday when @ 1:45PM @ 3rd and Markets St I took an employee to lunch in an effort to bring her to a new level within my region, upon sitting at the table I took my bulky keys and tossed them to the large window sill and as doing so said to self; "self, don't forget that you put your keys there" Ahhhhhh but we all know what happened @ 6:05 PM as I readied myself to depart work....yup...."where are my keys", followed by a frantic thinking process till I remembered the "toss onto the windowsill".
Keys back in possession.
I also have had my headphones missing for 2 days now....this is alarming BECAUSE I had put a back-up set of headphones in my attache' and they are not in my attache'. I think the headphones are in the back of the truck and will determine that once I leave for work today.
I did lose a new pair of shoes this week...I only wore them once. I paid 79.00 for them last week. I can only surmise that they must still be in the house.
That's it for now.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Salsarita's or Moes'
Then it happened....we had the chance and took it. We journeyed by way of Scion XB into the "new" (???) Promised Land but, alas, it was not to be.
Chips---they were arguably some of the worst chips to be given. I am a chip man BTW, a man who loves his side of chips be it potato or tortilla...I like 'em and I like 'em stacked high. these chips were equivalent to store brand chips at best. Salsas/sides...ugh...1st nothing was HOT and we all know I like it HOT. The tomatillo sauce was like it came out of a jar...I don't know how Moe's does it but, I could make a meal out of their chips and salsas. The burrito called a "burrito" was pretty tasteless. I think Moe's stuff is FRESH, FRESH, FRESH....Salsaritas is processed yuck. The queso labeled as "cheese" was just that...melted wiz stuff...folks the list goes on and on. Spoiled? Yes, by way of Moe's. The next contender is going to have a lot more ground to make up thanks to Salsaritas.
Bottom Line: I will not be back @ Salsaritas...not even in a pinch. I know it's harsh but, that's the facts...yes Salsaritas was slightly cheaper but it was like a McDonalds on a bad day...just something to eat 'cause you have to (sorry John).
Monday, October 02, 2006
1st a quick powernap....12 minutes max....they make a difference. My wife thinks it's being lazier...to me it's a refueling.
BTW---Over the weekend I saw gas for 2.01 per gallon @ Citgo. Did anyone else know that Citgo gas is from Venezula???
Saturday, September 30, 2006
It's Friday. So much has happened this week.
Importantly: I forgave someone.
My company did not get the next big thing.
John announced formally that he is leaving.
I worked hard at work and even harder on my home.
Hugs. How important are they? Why do we cringe sometimes from hugs?
I am wondering about how much we pray. Do we ever pray enough?
I heard a story about a preacher man who was in a hotel with his son and it was this preacher man's practice to tip the maid; feeling that the maid was an underpaid & overworked human. This preacher man also had conducted an informal survey of tipping. Christian tipping and how restaurant workers of
P R A Y E R works.
How will anyone ever know you are a Christian???
Is it important for others too know????
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Chaos. I long for work where I know proceedings, where I know good from bad.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Completed in the afternoon
I am going to remove the window unit air conditioners!
1. 11:47 AM EST Completed; four window unit air conditioners removed to storage in basment. We own the largest colossal window unit ever built...it took Taylor and I to remove it.
I am going to measure around my bedroom windows and closet to purchase wood to put up around their perimeter!
I measured and went to the exotic wood store...pine is not my even in my thought process. It has been determined that I need much better measurments and a serious thinking cap as I ponder mathmatically my wood needs.
I am going to listen to loud music!
2. In progress ELO
I am going to party like it's 1999!!
is church and after that.....put-up-a-new-roof-day
I started ripping the 5+ layers of shingles and left the bottom layer of original cedar shakes intact till tomorrow.I grunted and I groaned, there is a pile of old shingles on the front yard that will be additional work. It was tough, tougher than I anticipated and I may actually have to take off from work on Monday to complete this job. The roof is bad, real bad.
I am going to insulate and sheath it then shingle it. It is only 200+/- sf. This is serious man work. I already called out at church ( I was usher) something I never do....but a roof is a roof and my family needs one even if it is only over the computer room. So I sit here; filthy from the roof...scarfing up blue organic tortilla chips and Green Mountain Gringo Salsa (Hot) and life is good. I certainly could have afforded to have someone do this....something I have not been always able to say or do (afford it) but, I don't know....there is something about this type of labor, labor I am capable of that it is reminiscient of the time I chopped down a 40' maple tree in my backyard with four garages within 25' and one garage abutting the tree...that one I could not afford to have someone do (I kept calling them and hoping the tree surgeons would lower their prices) and today the tree is gone and when the tree went down....the main trunk that is;
I stood on it.
Soon, God willing, I will stand on a new roof.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I love books and CD's.
I have been an Amazon.com user since it's inception when they used to send you a free gift just for taking a chance and ordering from them.
For a few years I drifted away....stopped reading as much and enjoyed the Barnes/Borders experiences which as an aside, I believe that Borders has a much better music selection then Barnes and Tower have ever had. So lately I have been buying books and music again and having the luxury of the internet able to price shop.
Let me tell you....I have the 25.00 annual B & N card and Amazon SMOKES B & N prices every single time.
1 Citizen Cope Every Waking Moment
2 Kira Salak The Cruelest Journey
I went with amazon.com
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Homeless people I know:
Yolanda- usually outside of the Rite Aid with a sign. Very nice. Sometimes is reading a bible.
Carl- Plays guitar for the transit folk for which I am greatful. He plays some great blues; Neil Young and Dylan. I am fairly sure he is an addict.
Rob- Rob is truly, truly homeless. We once bought a coat rack from him for 10 bucks. He is the most present of the three.
Willie- Willie pretends to be homeless but is really a serious alcoholic. I once ran into him in the bank making a deposit I don't give him contributions anymore.
One eyed-Jack- I think his real name is John. He's very cool.
They all live in the city viewed from the window. I sit and type at my desk in my house, they are uncomfortable with themselves...how do I tell them about Jesus?
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
So I have always wanted to see Paul Simon....I think he is an amazing songwriter. Me & Julio, Kodachrome, 50 Ways, Homeward Bound and the list literally goes on and on. I am picky about who/where/when I see artists perform. I like intimate settings for most performances. Paul has a new album out...I haven't heard it but I have read the reviews...top shelf like most of his stuff...I knew he would tour....ugh...over the summer, the Borgota (Atlantic City casino). Very $$$$ and the last place I want to see any artist. Then I see the announcement this AM....The Tower Theatre....the date he's performing is clear. I have a race to do ALL day during the sale.....I need a friend and fast.
STOP, gaze, soak it in....listen: For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Yeah...that's better. Its a full week ahead of us campers, a full week of work and play. I am ready are you? Are you ready to change the entire world or are you ready for boredom. Fight with your teeth gritted and the whites of your eyes blazing. Live like you were meant to live. Get your mojo on. Turn it on full vloume and go and scream life to the masses. Most of all....be yourself you were made like Him.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
so my freshman (HS) son had HW (that's what we call homework; we are a lazy family). The homework was for ME to sign his contract....needless to say we went over the importance of a contract and I got the normal....I know, I know from the high schooler. Three teachers had him sign contracts....most of them mentioned attitude and behavior and language....really they were talking about respect. We need to respect ourselves before we can respect others. Work it.
So my friend (she really hangs with my wife) Donna has some kind of minature exotic dog...actually wait here I have pics of this beast on my hard drive...k...you still here? Good. Well she had a chip embedded in his back....it isn't GPS mind you but it can be used to identify him. His name is Brutus.
Chip embedding....I want one.
Here it is 1:30AM and my mind is racing, to and fro, back and forth. When I visited Wyoming, that one time...it was an adventure. A grand adventure...that's what I love. Thrill. Perchance. Majesty.
Creating those "adjetives" everyday and making them into nouns....is that what I do?
Racing...at times I want to finish. For as long as the race is...I am never finished.
Sometimes my posts....here in the blog world should not be posted.....is this one of those?
(I have an archive full of unpubished posts)
PURPOSE screams at me. I will hit "Publish" but for no reason but to satisfy my mind.
Enthusiasm....for no reason, fight to fight.
listen and you will hear the wolves....
No, just enlightened.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I have been thinking a LOT lately....what am I doing...where am I going....what else do I want to do?? What if I truly had only a year left to live....would I work? Would I play??? Would I travel??? It is hard to fathom that question cause we all know...when it is our TIME....IT'S OUR TIME and when the BIG MAN calls us home...well we have better accomplished what we have wanted to accomplish....I have been thinking a lot about MOTIVATION lately. What is it that motivates me....recognition...a pat on the back seems to come to mind. Self-motivated...that is what I want, to be 100% self-motivated to succeed w/o wanting the pat on the back.
BRB have to go tuck the young one in ...he has his first day of High School tomorrow.
Prayer, fellowship, teaching & the breaking of bread...these four things are what is important to me....I long to see and acknowledge the sunset daily. I want to see His handiwork in all things. I want to stop being cynical, I want to stop getting angry. I want to live a life for Him who gives life. Pray for me...and I for you.
Next time you see me...take a look @ my baldspot...it's pretty cool.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Life is like a roller coaster--up and down all around sometimes even upside down! Fast and slow and at times a bit jerky. Sometimes your arms are way up high and at other times your knuckles are white from holding on. Laughing, smiling, crying, screaming and some even get to puke.
The ride is always short...just like life
be sure to let your emotions free.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Ok....so when I went to DMV the line was forever. I asked the policemen stationed there to prevent identity theft when the best time to come was and he stated @ exactly 9:00AM. So I left and came back @ 8:45 the next AM and was completed and processed by 9:05...not bad....there were some slight attitudes but my smile changed that. I was so tempted to yell identity theft and then say "it's ok as I bend down to pick up my identification"...would make for a great video segment.
So....I am a SLACKER. I have yet to complete my state and federal tax returns for 2005. I will complete them this month. I need to...they owe me some money and I want it.
Last year I was auditied and did not get my return till December which in turn prevented me from completing my 2004 state return...oh gee, oh my....a genuine slacker am I !!
I have my 2004 and 2005 state return due and my 2005 federal return due.
God Bless America!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I have been a licensed driver in the state of New Jersey (my birthplace) for 26 years.
I am bringing:
A Camden CountyMunicipal UtilityAuthority bill (they bill me enormous amounts of money to flush)
My expired photo driver's license
My birth certificate
My original Social Security Card
A pleasant attiude
Here's hoping they have the same!
Monday, August 21, 2006
I did not plant the seeds someone else did.
Someone else transported the plants to myself.
The earty kept them feed and watered.
The harvest has been so bountiful that I have needed help picking all the peppers.
It's a Monday, you know the routine.
Go and change the world.
YOU have the ability to IMPACT every single person you come in contact with.
YOU have the ability to change people for the better.
YOU have the ability to let others see Jesus Christ in your life.
Plant the seeds
Nurture the seeds
and if it is time....harvest
Friday, August 18, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Life is just down and out, pure and simple, good.
Gerry and I have been getting together just about every nite for guitar in prep for camp and we are sounding pretty good. I am very exctited about this. We are going to practice again 2nite.
My wife is who I love and she loves me.
Work is just that work. It won't mean much in 10 years let alone 50 and my primary goal is to make people better for themselves while working.
Church is going well.
Ok so I just told my beautiful wife that I lost my ipod...I have not been able to find it since Wed evening. She say's it will be found....but WHEN?! she is now telling Bibi about how once I lost my keys in the snow and found them in the spring and the time I lost my palm for 6 months when I left it under a box in the basement @ work. Yes, I lose my keys and wallet sometimes hourly and most of the time I find them, but as for the ipod...I am getting overtly concerned. I have traced my steps and checked the usual and not so usual places.
1.The last place it had it was when we returned a rental van and I let Joe and Sean listen to M. Ward to see if they would go to the concert with me (no such luck).
2. We stopped home to get a 2nd car and that's when I made the "dump". Kinda emptied the pockets and ran this is where I think it got "lost".
3. Dropped the van, came home listening to Sean's ipod in the xb.
4. Tried to get my brand new lawn mower started that has broken after like 2 months of ownership, again, no such luck!!!
5. Prepped for VBS singing @ church and went to church
6. Went to Gerry's and played guitars.
7. Got up the next AM and went to work ipodless.
8. Came home Thurs afternoon:
went w/Tails to Joe's Pizza after picking peppers and had pizza there
went to see Sarah's play Joseph...
went to Gerry's to play guitar
came home and watched an awesome thunderstorm
went to bed reading the river of doubt
woke-up...went to MAKE SURE the xb does not somehow have my ipod in it, it doesn't
So here it is Friday and my wife tells me "not to worry, that it will turn up"
HOPE, she has hope all I have is no ipod.
Has my amazing life just changed?
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
walk don't run to your nearest pc/mac and download if you wish...if not...don't hold your breath for Zep to get on itunes or Floyd for that matter.
I give Floyd 5 years or better...Zep will be on within 2 years.
till then...enjoy the day!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
The closest thing I have witnessed is very minor flooding.
NJ, PA & DE are considered an area in North America that does not experience "natural disasters.
he once told me that, "now that you have chord changes down, you need to listen for the wood"
today, several months AFTER, having the above conversation...I heard wood for the first time and it wasn't Norwegian.
Let's just say it was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to the G-man for helping me get there and for playing an acoustic 2nite so i had to play lighter, which, in turn, brought out the wood.
lots of shows coming up...the Muse show is totally sold-out and tickets have, at minimum, doubled in value. M. Ward is playing the TLA and Graham Parker is giving a free show in a local park tomorrow. Not to mention Snow Patrol on 9/9.
what's a boy to do?
and now boys and girls here is the coveted question of the day.....
name the most beautiful place you have ever been to.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Of course Dave Lewis bowed out at just about the last minute. I went solo.
Got great free parking....It was a sultry evening. Mainly made up of post college students and current students. It was not even close to 1/2 capacity. It was a Guster crowd.
Donavan Frankenreiter ( I am not making that name up!) was playing when I arrived and the sun was slowly sinking and the humidity was finally taking a respite. I did not pay that much attention to Donavan and was not close to the stage....I kinda wandered around taking everything in getting free Clif bars and checking out the venue...which is pretty sweet. Festival Pier, Penn's Landing...North of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Next to the scenic Delaware River directly across from the Camden Prision. It's a sweet spot.
So since my stage is set. I will summarize everything real quick for you readers.
Ray LaMontagne came out and played a FULL set. He played from the heart, just like he writes. He had a female bass palyer who was opposite of his personality...she had expression and drama. Now that may sound odd since I said Ray played from the heart; you don't need drama and expression to leave it all on the floor. A lead guitar/keyboardist and a drummer with a set of drums that s/b in a museum...all wood and sounding AWESOME. There were only a handful of people that knew who Ray was let alone that had come to see him play. It was a Guster crowd folks and they talked incessantly during Ray's gig...It was bothersome, but it did not seem to impact Ray and the band...He sang and sang as if this was his last performance. But lo and behold the audience was ignorant to the bearded man with an acoustic guitar that was not ROCKING them. Even I could not sway this crowd to appreciate Ray...it was afterall a Guster crowd.
So Ray, not a talker was ready to close...the band left the stage and Ray announced he would be playing @ least two "quiet" songs. He then proceeded to quietly perform "All the Wild Horses"...the crowd continued to not pay attention to ray, but to each other. When Ray was done the song...he turned from the mic, lifted his guitar high over his head, mumbled something and let the guitar crash to the floor as he angerly left the stage. He was unappreciated and he let them know it. The crowd stopped talking for a moment, used the scenario that just took place to converse about for a few and then moved on to continue talking about whatever.
It was sad, it was anger, it was Ray's passion. Thank you Ray, thank you very much. It made my nite when you did that, seriously it did.
Guster is rock band and the crowd was happy when they took the stage. They rocked...Most were happy, some were not. I hope Ray went and wrote a song.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
So Fiona Apple and Damien Rice are playing the Tweeter in Camden, the country's most dangerous city (no lie) and Muse is playing Electric Factory and has sold-out ( i am kicking myself) and I am debating getting Snow Patrol tix's before they sell-out 'cause they are getting some serious air time w/Chasing Cars.
Now let it be known that my daughter already has Snow Patrol tix's cause I bought them for a canceled show whose date I could not attend, gave the tickets to my daughter and one of her best friends and the show has since rescheduled to a date I can attend.
I have three friends that hit a movie "solo" all the time...probably once a week @ minimum. I have never seen a movie by myself. Movies are not "social activites" in of themselves, but the after parties are. The thought provoking discussions after a movie are what counts. I have never desired to see a movie by myself, BUT I love "live music" and really enjoy being a part of the show/audience.
What's a poor boy to do?
A. Find another fellow concert goer?
B. Attend Concerts by himself?
C. Spend all his time blogging about his miseries?
D. None of the above.
I have tickets to see Ray Lamontagne and Guster this Thurs @ 7:00
as an FYI....I am going to really try to get Muse tix's...you always want what you could have had but didn't get and now I have to seriously find a way to get 'em.
Snow Patrol...I am buying my tix this week. Thanks for all your help!
Thursday, July 06, 2006
work- many people feel that work defines them and in many ways it does, but do you want it to define you.
school- all to many of us view school as a place of community and then extend that community to work. let's just tackle school. no matter how hard you try...school is not forever. the community you experience in school will eventually disappear.
life- so i ask...how do you define yourself. if a picture of you was in the dictionary and next to that was your full name how would the definition read. would it just say "human being" would it read like the fruits of the spirit, loving patient, kind?
don't take all of this too seriously, but do. I am still working on my defintion except for one thing....it is my attempt to be as Christ-like in all.
this was the serious post
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The time is now, not later, later is to late. Don't wait to break the nite, don't wait to discover Him. The time hs come...look for Him, you will see.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
This is a real question (not that any posted "q's" are not real).
I am going to see them...no matter what. If $$$ is an issue let me know...it promises to be a GREAT show. If you like a "good" game...like to see a band leave it on the floor...come.
I think I wll be left to my own devices on this one.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Economical, comfortable, fun, cute, yes, cute and it zips around and it was cheap. I have often said I would NEVER buy a BRAND NEW CAR again and here I have done it.
It has been a tough week campers...I have realized that I have, once again; taken on to much. Alas, it is the life I lead.
So...it is Saturday and I am just chillin' watchin' a bit of the World Cup and the USA is about to be slaughtered by the Italians. My prediction---Germany, nah....Brazil.
It's a busy and HOT weekend here in Jersey...hope the sun is shining wherever you are!