Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Yup ...My Mom had a car accident Tuesday night on her way home. The damage to the car was pretty bad and she is getting around on crutches for the time being ....but other than that and her hurt pride, all things will be ok.
Why cant it snow ? I am not talking about snow that we have to measure in feet .....but something in inches would be nice . Not every year ....but once every few years would not hurt anything .....I think the last time that we could actually measure snow around here was in 1993 when a huge storm went through and that was in March of that year!!!!!!!!!!!
I dont want that crud that dusts the ground and then poor little kids(and parents) go out and make feeble attempts at building snowmen. That kinda of snow kinda makes me mad and I would just prefer we not have that mess.
At least its been colder though !!
I have recently been tuning into one of the funniest shows on TV and its THE OFFICE.....if you are not watching then shame on you. Borrow the DVDs from someone and catch up....or go here and get episodes for free http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-office-(us)/links?sort_method=datecreated&tag_name=full+episode
Speaking of TV ......FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is my current favorite show on TV .....and next week LOST returns after a VERY LONG BREAK ......I am giving LOST 4 episodes to show me SOMETHING....ANYTHING.....My personal feeling is that the show has gotten too big ...To many stories going on and way too much to keep up with....I still dig the show and want to see it through to the end BUT I am ready to see something happen!!
I am also giving serious thought to giving up TV for Lent this year.....WOW , did I just say that ???????????
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......Will we ever all find the time to play again??
It's looking more and more like I will be going back to school this year..................My options are limited right now and I am ready to explore my way back into school. I am done talking about "maybe" going back .....its time to make this happen.....
The more I visit this city the more I really like it ......Compared to Montgomery ....well there really is no comparison ...Apples and Oranges!
Work is good ......family is good ......friends are good ......
See yall next time !!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
"It's hard to conceive that it would take more forces to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq than it would take to conduct the war itself and to secure the surrender of Saddam’s security forces and his army. Hard to imagine." –Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, testifying before the House Budget Committee prior to the Iraq war, Feb. 27, 2003
I am going to make a better effort to post every week about something .......Once again sometimes we get into this blog mindset that we have to blog about something groundbreaking or life changing but we really dont .....we can post about some new shoes we got ...we can post about a weekend trip perhaps.....or maybe some really good food we had......main thing is this ...Its your dang blog and you can say what you want. So say it .
Things on my mind right now......My Brother, my job , George Bush and the job he is doing,
the new congress and winter retreat next week. I guess the last one would fit nicely with my job thoughts but I am speaking one night at the retreat so its got my nerves up a little for some reason.
George W Bush-President, United States of America. When will this madness end ?? I know it will end on January 20,2009 but what will we do in the meantime?
I sat the other night and watched the playback of his speech to the nation and he basically did what most experts, commissions, reports, former generals have said he should not do and thats increase troop levels in Iraq. He said that more troops were needed and would be sent. This was it for us he said ....If this does not do the trick then the Iraqis are on their own.
Lyndon Johnson ordered up more troops in 1966 to be sent to Vietnam. At the end of 1968 we had 500,000 troops in Southeast Asia . I dont think we will ever have that many in Iraq but it was kinda creepy to hear GWB sounding so much like LBJ. We all know how that war turned out.
Bush said we are giving them our last best effort and then they are on their own. Does anyone recall what type world they lived in before we invaded ? I know there was a dictator running the place but they were a fairly peaceful nation. Sure the lunatic running the place liked to invade really small countries(Kuwait) or really big ones (Iran).But for the most part the folks in that country were good, decent, hard working people . They raised families. Went to college.
Now look at it.......over 600,000 Iraqis civilians have been killed in the 4 years since the war started. Many folks would say that Hussien killed thousands while he was in power but most people will agree that he did not kill 600,000 people.
The money is so devalued that you cant buy anything really. The infrastructure is a mess and jobs that do exist dont pay anything. Plus you have to worry about getting killed on a regular basis by militias that did not exist 4 years ago.
But President Bush has drawn a line in the sand........You got one more chance Iraq and then we are taking our toys and going home!!! I love what hes done for the place
Some would most likely say Good Riddence!!
"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." --Vice President Dick Cheney, on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005
One final thanks to Luke, Jackie and David ...Yall are great friends. I appreciate yall more than you know !!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
- My friends . Dear Lord how could I have ever gotten through last year without the love and support of my closest friends. It was quite a year for a few of us and to Nick, Laura and Mike words will never fully convey to you how much I love and appreciate you all. You were there in March when Daddy died and you were there the rest of the year to support me in all things . Thanks
- New friends. 2006 saw me changing my attitudes about new friends. I have for the longest time said that I was pretty "full up" on friends but I gladly changed my tune this year and let wonderful new people into my life. Luke and Jackie are such great folks and I have been greatly rewarded by knowing them. I look forward to more nights of poker or just hanging out. I mean come on Luke got me to like Outkast!!!!
- Jason in Bham.....Thanks man for helping make 2006 end on a positive note. Maybe you belong in the first catagory...LOL. Thanks for the friendship and Tabooli Salad!
These were just a few of the things that helped make 2006 a tad bit better.
And now we move forward.....Like the title said we have to move forward to get back . But what are we getting back to ?? Life for me is of course the "New Normal".....I move each day further and further from March 21, 2006. That is a blessing. I dont think about things as much as I used to and that also is a blessing. I dont want to get back to life like I knew it last year.....I cannot be that person. Life for me has started a slow but somewhat drastic change and that's fine .....it's a change that I am happy with and am embracing. If we look back over the years at things that did not change ...or friends that did not change .....we see that they stayed right were they were and life moved on right past them. I cannot be that person. I will not be that person. Nick has been calling 2007 "The Year of Fitness" and I am on board with getting in better shape but for me 2007 is going to be "The Year of Change".
Lots of excitement right around the corner folks.......God Bless!