Monday, February 27, 2006


Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.

i am obsessed with hitting 10, 000 songs on my itunes
i currently am at 7,500 songs
it won't be long
and i will have hit the mark
after i reach it
what will be next
listening to all 10,000?
Mission Impossible?
That's roughly three solid weeks of music~~~non-stop


Ecclesiastes 3:22
So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work,
because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?

I love good, sweaty, productive, passionate hard work. I love the challenge and the purpose...keeping in mind.....what I will see after my time.
It's Monday AM~~~ work it hard!

Friday, February 24, 2006

in case you were wondering the song

The billionth song ”Speed of Sound” was purchased as part of Coldplay’s “X&Y” album by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan and as the grand prize winner he will receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth generation iPods and a $10,000 gift card good for any item on the iTunes Music Store. In addition, Apple will establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School in his name to commemorate this milestone.

“I hope that every customer, artist and music company executive takes a moment today to reflect on what we’ve achieved together during the past three years,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Over one billion songs have now been legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs to the Internet.”

Thursday, February 23, 2006


January 24th, 2005
a quarter of a billion songs had been downloaded

July 19th, 2005
the 500 millionth song, Faith Hill's “Mississippi Girl”

February 23, 2006
one billion songs bought and paid for through itunes

2001 itunes is available for Macs

2003 itunes is available for the rest of the world (windows users)

I have to-date, 7,490 items on my ipod of which I have obtained 91 of them thru itunes

In 1999 a college student, Shawn spent 60 hours in one sitting writing code to develop Napster Thank you Shawn

I remember mixing tapes on cassette tapes. I remember buying albums and being fascinated with the art work. I remember buying needles for record players. I remember buying 45's at a department store. My first four ablums were:

Steve Miller--Fly Like an Eagle 8 track

Aerosmith-- Toys in the Attic LP

War-- Greatest Hits LP

Electric Light Orchestra-- A New World Record LP

I remember when I was young I used to play in the sun.....shine on you crazy diamond


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

new use for ipod

i now have a sermon by mark finn on my ipod

that is amazing

life in the fast lane

surely makes you lose your mind....

hurry catch the train!
Split Seconds.....
who really is a better downhill skier when the first 10 skiers are seperated by 1.5 seconds?!?!
life can move really fast
if you let it
be sure to stop
slow down
enjoy the moments that make up your life
they are very precious
each one of them

smile at everyone
the result is amazing

Monday, February 13, 2006


i do my own taxes every year and 2005 is no exception....i can hear the olympic horns playing in the background, but no, i am chained to Turbo Tax.
i enjoy doing my own taxes but i truly wish that i was a better manger with my money...i just can't seem to get it. one day i will have it under day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day, one day

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Let it snow

A good friend of mine and I went birding in Palmyra, NJ this afternoon. This was of course after digging out my house, our church and driving to my dad's and digging him out as well.....
then we went and walked thru 8"-12" snow to find this Saw-Whet owl. They are very small and docile. This one was about 8" from top to bottom. We watched it for about 30 minutes then hiked got dark and that's when we watched a fox playing in the was a great way to spend the afternoon.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

can't post pics

i really enjoy posting pics with my posts, but i am on a hotel 'puter and can't, for some unknown reason post any pics!?

hope all is well w/everyone. I miss home/family....very much

went into boston today and ate the oldest continually operated restaurant in the' old oyster house.

enjoy the day....driving home tomorrow AM...CAN'T WAIT

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


today's question

so i drove in from South Jersey to Sudbury MA this AM.
5.5 hour drive. I enjoy the drive(s). I like the solitude and the music, gives me time to think.

what is the longest road trip you have been on?

mine---24 hours from Collingswood, NJ to Benntonville, AR 1,239 miles.

Monday, February 06, 2006


it has been said that i fight every battle

and it has been said that this is a good thing

sure i like to fight

i love giving what i have

and it isn't about winning as much as it is about playing

i have also gone to great personal pains to learn and adapt to humility

i am not always successful and sometimes i am

there are times to pick up your sword and CHARGE and their are times to lay it down

when you lay it down..........keep it within reach