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    The U.N.

    July 2nd, 2012

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A picture is worth a thousand words


    Banned speech

    May 27th, 2012


    You tube has banned this video as hate speech!?!  WTF?


    No Smoking Update

    April 30th, 2012

    Well this whole “no smoking” lark isn’t working quite the way I expected.  I can make it three days then on the fourth day I break down and buy a pack.  I then smoke for two or three days until quitting again for three days.  So basically I can make a pack last for two days.  I guess that it’s better than smoking a pack a day like I use to do.  I can’t seem to get past that fourth day.  I really do want to quit completely.  I’m going to see my family doctor today for my annual physical so I’m going to ask her for some samples of nicotine patches.  We’ll see if they help.

    On a completely different subject, I moved my site from Dublin to Boston.  Actually I didn’t do anything but setup the hosting account.  The Other Fellow moved all the files and the database and everything.  He’s the one who dealt with the setup of the hosting company and tweaked the site so it would garner a security rating of 100 out of 115.  Thanks The Other Fellow !


    I quit

    March 17th, 2012

    OK, it’s been 48 hours since I last smoked a cigarette.  It hasn’t been that bad but then again.  I keep reminding myself that I will no longer allow myself to be addicted to a drug.  If I didn’t know better I would say that I will smoke when I want to not when the addiction tells me to raise the drug level in my blood.  I can now no longer have a smoke… ever!  I tried that once.  I once quit for almost three months and then decided that since I no longer smoked it would be OK to smoke just one.  Ha!  By the end of the day I had bought a pack and was back to it.  I know that the physical addiction takes 72 hours to diminish and I’m in the middle of it.  If I can make it just another day or so I’ll be in the clear.  After the physical symptoms are gone then I’ll know it’s all in my head and I can deal with that.


    Goals

    January 21st, 2012

    New years resolutions are meant to be broken so I don’t make them anymore.  I came across these goals while reading about George Washington.  These are some of the rules he lived by.  I have decided to make them my goals for this year.  It seems like a good way to live.

    * EVERY ACTION MUST BE DONE WITH RESPECT TOWARD OTHERS AROUND YOU.
    * SHOW NO DELIGHT IN THE MISFORTUNE OF  OTHERS, EVEN THOUGH HE BE YOUR
    ENEMY.
    * IF ANYONE COMES TO SPEAK TO YOU WHILE YOU ARE SITTING, STAND, EVEN
    THOUGH HE WILL BE YOUR INFERIOR.
    * BE NOT HASTY TO BELIEVE FLYING REPORTS TO THE DISPARAGEMENT OF ANY.
    * ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH MEN OF GOOD QUALITY.
    * IF YOU ESTEEM YOUR OWN REPUTATION, TIS BETTER TO BE ALONE THEN IN
    BAD COMPANY.
    * LET YOUR CONVERSATION BE WITHOUT MALICE OR ENVY.
    * SPEAK NOT INFURIOUS WORDS NEITHER IN JEST OR IN EARNEST.
    * ALWAYS STAND WHEN A LADY ENTERS YOUR CIRCLE OR STANDS BEFORE THE TABLE.
    * READ YOUR SCRIPTURES DAILY.
    * HAVE A PITURE OF SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE. WHEN HAVING A TOUGH DAY MOVE IT
    NEAR YOU.
    * MAKE A GOAL EVERYDAY.  WRITE AND PONDER IN THE MORNING, REVIEW YOUR
    SUCCESSES AND FAILURES AT END OF EACH DAY.
    * GATHER OTHERS TO SUPPORT HONESTY.
    * ALWAYS LOOK A MAN IN THE EYE.
    * ALWAYS HAVE A FIRM HANDSHAKE.
    * PRAY FOR OTHERS.
    * LOOK FOR WAYS TO SERVE OTHERS AT ALL TIMES.
    * ALWAYS SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY.
    * BUILD TRUST THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS.
    * DO NOT PARTAKE IN BASHING THE BIBLE.
    * DO NOT FIGHT WITH THOSE WHO ARE NOT WILLING TO SEE ANOTHER
    PERSPECTIVE. WHEN IN BATTLE (ARGUMENT) REPEAT THE OTHER SIDE  UNTIL
    THEY SAY YOU HAVE THEIR ARGUMENT.
    * BUILD, NEVER DESTROY.
    * ASPIRE TO INSPIRE.


    Well Sort Of

    January 15th, 2012

    I am in the process of quitting smoking.  Well sort of.  I smoke too much and have to quit because I am always huffing and puffing at the smallest exertion.  So I have come up with a schedule of how I am going to quit.  First I’m going to cut down allot then after I’m use to that I’ll go cold turkey.  Right now my smoking schedule is; when I wake up I can smoke all I want until 1100 then from 1100 to 1700 there’s no smoking, then I can smoke from 1700 until 1900.  No smoking until 2100 then I can smoke until I go to bed at 2200.  There is no ashtray in my bedroom so I can’t lay in bed and have a smoke.  Smoking has been regulated to just in my living room.  Now once I get use to this new schedule I’ll increase the time I don’t smoke.  Instead of not smoking from 1100 ’til 1700 I’ll make it 1100 to 1800.  Once I’m use to that it’ll start at 1000 instead of 1100.

    Please don’t think that because I’m quitting smoking that I’m going to become some rabid anti-smoker.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  I consider myself a militant smoker and my attitude will not change.  I don’t believe smoking causes cancer or emphysema or any of the nasty things it is suppose to do.  I do believe that smoking can aggravate these things but do not cause them.  If you disagree with me then I suggest you check out this website.

    This is something that has been rattling around my head for some time so now is the time to do it.  I have smoked cigarettes since 1974.  It is well past time for me to cut it out.  I’m taking my time in quitting but it’s going to work for me.  Baby steps for now.  Great leaps will come later.  Wish me luck.


    My 7th Decade

    December 21st, 2011

    I was born when folks liked IKE
    I watched the Presidents funeral on TV
    I didn’t know what the Great Society was
    but every night Chet and Dave gave me the body count
    Goodnight Chet, Goodnight Dave
    Cynicism was born
    I cheered when Erlichmann, Haldeman, and Liddy went down
    I laughed at the buffoon I watched SNL
    I did NOT vote for RAYGUN
    maybe if…
    Bush kept what’shisname out
    Clinton scared the living hell out me
    more and more
    The commies lost
    How did we get him
    I cheered and danced as Florida complained
    I played the National Anthem at 0:01 01/01/00

    Elvis sang about his wingtips
    People really liked Patsy Cline…then
    Strawberry Alarm Clock
    We dug
    The Grateful Dead. Bowie, Hot Tuna, Black Oak, Foghat, Procul Harum, ELP, Sweet and of course
    The Beatles
    despite that Disco thing
    ClashFearSexPistolsDeadKennedysXTCMissionofBurmaRamonesTalkingheadsBlondieX
    then came that whole newwavething
    Modern English,Squeeze,Flock of Seagulls,StrayCats,Animotion,Human League,Specials,FunBoyThree,Bananarama,Berlin,Madness and Elvis Costello
    Tom Waits
    Laurie Andersen
    Eventually along came Nirvana, REM, De La Soul, nine Inch nails, Run DMC, KoRn, Godsmack, Alanis Morrisette, Tool and Jewel
    In this dawn of the 21st time I’m glad to see
    Uncle Ted is still touring
    there is a band called, “And you will know us by the trail of dead”
    We are still strong
    just like we were told we were
    when we lived on kidville time
    Welcome to my 7th decade


    Coming up in the nineteen60’s

    December 18th, 2011

    HEY YOU!!!
    I was promised food from a tube
    A high-rise apartment in the stratosphere
    Dick Tracy watches
    And anti-gravity pods
    To get around in
    Phazers, lasers and ray guns
    On my hip
    You know

    Mr. Piper said we would all
    Fly to work in the morning

    Neil Armstrong bounced around like the super ball from hell
    He raised the flag

    They told me I wouldn’t have to clean my oven
    My waste would just go away

    Use the new plastic bag
    Save a tree

    It’ll break down in a landfill
    Poly-vinyl chloride is new and exciting
    They want us to think Georgia-Pacific is bad
    ADM is the real enemy
    Monsanto
    Better living through chemistry
    We bring good things to life

    I think Mr. Archer and Mr. Daniels no longer hunt pheasant in their fields
    Anymore
    They’re not there

    Anthracite?
    They told me to use oil
    It’s more efficient
    My uncle once told me that natural gas is dirt-cheap

    Hey Dad, what’s an ash can?
    The Lehigh & Nanticoke don’t stop here anymore, boy

    G.M.O. was not in the lexicon then
    But ya’ know….neither was
    Email
    Sarah Brady
    Fiber optics
    Ramsey Yousef
    Kevlar
    Waco
    Elian Gonzales and Hyundai

     


    Rantings

    December 15th, 2011

    There is a boy who just wants a glass of red wine
    some good conversation
    a nice smile to gaze upon
    a friendly face
    maybe some Zydeco music

    would be nice

    he’s been there
    He’s standing on a corner
    talking to her
    Bachet, Trane, hell, even Bird is gone
    Paint the statue in KISS face
    Uriah Heep, Black Oak Arkansas no body drives a Studabaker anymore

    Open the trunk Have a beer let the party carry on
    we sang about what’s so funny….
    we didn’t really mean it
    Johnny R was right
    despite the hype

    She was tall
    actually shorter than she looked
    she loved his
    scared of moving too fast
    scared of……SHIT!!!
    they loved good together
    They did the best they could while they were stuck in this place

    would be nice

     


    Sam Rohrer

    November 23rd, 2011

    I finally found a politician I can believe in.  Sam Rohrer is a Pennsylvania State Congressman who is running for the U.S. Senate.  He has a record of standing for small, non-intrusive government and the truth.  I first heard of him years ago when he first ran for the PA House of Representatives.  Below you can see his announcement that he is running for the U.S. Senate.