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November 12, 2012

Pissin On Oklahoma

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Oklahoma,politics — ldsrr91 @ 6:58 AM
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This post 1,401 and last Friday we went over 1,250,000 views.  Thanks gang, we could not have done it without you.

Every now and then I come onto the Internet and I run across something quite by accident that makes me really wish that I lived somewhere else.  Such is the case this weekend, some dumb cop in Piedmont, Oklahoma, wrote a ticket to a toddler’s mother for the kid urinating in their front yard.

Piedmont, Oklahoma, is a little bedroom community of Oklahoma City just north of the city out on the prairie.  Its most noted distinction is every now and then God comes thru there and wipes the slate clean with a tornado or two.

When you read stuff like this, it all kind of makes sense.

The child, who is three by the way, was observed by a police officer urinating in the front yard.  So he drives over, demands ID (from the mother, I suppose, I understand the kid was not responding) and then writes her a $2,500.00 ticket!

Incredible.

Meanwhile crackheads, child molesters, rapists, car jackers and what have you, walk the streets with impunity.  Welcome to Piedmont, Oklahoma, please set your watch back fifty years.

Over the weekend I made a trip to town and I noticed this sign.  Kind of made me wonder what is going on and all?  Not totally out of the game, I do realize that the country is changing and all that.  We now have people who were not even born here, serving in Congress, and they are being sworn in without the Bible (this in a country who prints In God We Trust on their currency) and other foreign texts.  I also noted that Burger King is now selling the “Angry Whopper.”

It wasn’t all that long ago, they were running commercials that stated “that you could have it your way at Burger King.”  Now it flat out says something different.  “I would like a Angry-What-A-Burger and I want it my way.”

The little cheeky thing working behind the counter, looks you right in the eye and then replies ….. “NO!”

Perhaps that is the Angry Whopper?

Saw a deal on the news this weekend and it was showing statistic’s on the recent elections.  In one instance, well actually it was three instances of a dead man winning the seat that he was running for.  Can you imagine the embarrassment of a Wanna-be Congressman, running for office against a dead man and then losing?  Man that has to suck.

The same newscast pointed out that out of 24 possible candidates, something like 22 of them were returning to Washington, DC having successfully ran campaigns to get re-elected.

Kind of vindicates me, I have been saying for years, that they (the voters) always send the same tired bunch of clowns back up there instead of putting in some new blood.

But all is not lost, the girls are doing better.

We now have a lot more lesbians, immigrants, even a Harvard Law Professor sprinkled in here and there.  Lot of new female ladies in this latest batch of political hopefuls.  (And I use that word loosely)

Might as well give The Sisters a shot at it, they cannot do it any worse than the men did, which we all know was really ______ up.

(Insert expletive of your choice here)

OOO

Sisters Doin It for themselves.

October 29, 2012

Weekly Rambler: I Believe

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 3:32 AM

“I also believe she desperately wants to please me, and I the same, but we never seem to come to the same point at the same time.”

I believe … Roll that one around in your head for awhile, what does it conjure up, do you have an image?  To some it would mean a religious experience no doubt about it, to others, something quite the opposite.  

 For instance, “I believe I will have another drink.”

One of the great things about the Internet is the vast body of sites out there, where if one desires to live vicariously thru the lives of others, he/she can do just that.  I believe just because you put something up where others can read it, doesn’t necessarily make you a writer.  I believe I can sit in my shop for hours on end, but that doesn’t make me a bus.

I read where someone “believes they have the answer to the political dilemma” facing our country, and I clearly see that they do not have a clue.  I believe I can buy top of the line brand items at greatly reduced prices.  

 Which most of the time I believe is BS.  

I believe there is a cure for Cancer, but it will never be implemented, at least not in my lifetime, because there is just too much money to be made by treating it instead of curing the disease.  I believe that a lot of folks run for office, and they truly believe that they can go to Washington D.C. and contribute to the process and effect a change.

Sometimes during the waning hours of the day, the shank of the evening when the sun is setting long and hard on the horizon, I think about my life.  Sitting there in my chair, at peace with my world.  I believe I could have done it a lot differently.  I also believe if given the chance, I would do it all over.

Most folks I believe start out with the best of intentions, but somewhere along the way, something goes a little haywire and it all starts to unravel.  I believe money is the biggest problem in a marriage, not what goes on in the bedroom, late at night, when all the shades are down and the dim light reveals the true beauty of the bride.  

I believe a small well clipped bush is better than a shaved mound.  I also believe she desperately wants to please me, and I the same, but we never seem to come to the same point at the same time.  I also believe that the female is the most frustrated of the two sexes.

I believe all the cheese in the center of the pizza and the heavy doses of greasy meat are worse than the thick crust.  I believe that because of age, a diet heavy in these items, no exercise, that I have become friends with my fat.  I also believe that I will never be thin or skinny again, but I make up for it with my tremendous personality and my personal charm.

I believe that loving a woman, is fun, that she is a wonderful thing.  I believe that a soft kiss on the neck and the words “You are so beautiful” are better than grabbin the cheeks of her rear or brushing a hand across her breast.  I believe in the early morning hours, lying next to her, that her scent is nothing short of next to heaven for the senses.

I believe in love … buying what little kids are selling at the curb … gasoline should cost WAY LESS THAN IT DOES … no matter how hard I try to be nice to folks, I will occasionally run across what I consider to be a real prick.

 What you believe in depends on you.  

Most importantly, things are going to go wrong in your life, no matter what it is that you say or do, it is therefore a good choice for you to “believe in yourself, no matter what.

You need to believe that you are special, and that you can do what it is that you set out to do.  If you cannot find time to believe in yourself, you will have a hard time hustling up anyone else to get onboard and travel thru life with you.  

 And that is kind of sad, don’t you agree?

Having said all that, I believe it is time for me to close.

OOO

October 26, 2012

Chill In The Air

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 6:25 AM

Cold front came roaring in here yesterday, I don’t know where that wind had been, but I know it had blown across some snow.  I just aint ready for it, no sir.   Soon there will be frost on the pumpkin and another log to be thrown on the fire, as I said before, I am definitely not ready. 

Last week was a pretty good week, all in all.  Most of it was pleasant and positive in nature, and that always helps. Had a couple of winning tickets on the lottery, in case anyone is wondering?  I bought an electric dog polisher and some fur lined slippers.

Did get some pretty negative stuff over a couple days about mid-week, but it wasn’t anything that could not be handled. Especially if you are a kind, generous, and the wonderfully sensitive guy like I is …. Heh.  My over the air Internet wire service is screwing up and the tech is coming by to fix it today, climbing up on the roof in this bone chilling cold to tweak it a little. Please do not be offended if I do not stand around and watch you do your magic.  

A few detractors checked in, but they did not get an audience.  I call them “non-fans” but that is no big deal either. IA long week, some of it good and some of it, not so good.  Things in general seem to be lining up for me, and the mourning period on the loss of a friend, has gotten a little better.  I am a fortunate pilgrim indeed.  Time heals all wounds, and there is a sprinkling of truth there in that statement for sure.

On the downside (there is always a downside), I hate answering negative emails, and they drive me up the proverbial wall. Two in particular really have been weighing heavily on my mind. They addressed the loss of a long time friend, and another was a spouse, these are the types of emails I just cannot bear to answer. Personally I am not geared for something like that.

Interesting week … It would be nice to receive something uplifting and positive in nature every now and then, something like: No two snowflakes are exactly alike. All snowflakes start out the same: as a hexagonal crystal formed on a single particle of dust. As it falls through a cloud, the flake begins to change shape dramatically from the cold and moisture inside the cloud, building on itself in a complex pattern. The only way you could have two identical snowflakes would be if they followed the exact same pattern as they fell through the sky … which they don’t.  It is the same with people.

No two people are exactly the same.

You are totally unique and different from all those folks who surround you each day.

What makes you special is:

When I am around you, I feel more intellectually challenged. Thank you for that. When I am around you I come alive, feel inspired, and have fun. You have that uncanny characteristic that just naturally seems to bring about the best in people; those who you come in contact with definitely are rewarded by your presence. Thanks for having such a great impact on me.

Next time you get a “downer email” send something positive and uplifting back … Something simple and to the point … Just tell ‘em …. “Thank You for being so dog-gone special” ….. Yeah that would be okay, that would be just fine.  Life …. What happens when you are not looking.  

Have a great weekend (or at least shoot for it), and we will see you all on Monday.

OOO

Here is what folks have been reading on Creative Endeavors this week:

Home page / Archives  
Bikinis (The reason men are pigs)  
Eagle Bus Project Files  
Clear Blue Sky  
It’s A Good Day  
One of those days  
About Us  
#19089 (untitled)  
Life’s Cold Shoulder  
Starter Batteries

October 25, 2012

Life’s Cold Shoulder

Filed under: Blogging,humor,Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 4:26 AM
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I hit another ticket on the lottery, this time it was $18.00.  This month, for some reason, I am on the plus side of the scale on my lottery playing.  Which presents another terrible anxiety in my life, “Will I be too old to spend it when the Big One finally rolls around” and Lady Luck smiles upon me?  

Much as I hate to admit it, things change.  There are no more easy answers, no more low hanging fruit hanging from the tree, each day presents a totally new problem for me it seems.

You see, another birthday has come and gone. 

I am one year older, and my friend Jon says I complain too much.  Bill Cosby once said, “Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and the obituaries.”  So I have made a concentrated effort to do something different in my life these days. 

The coffee is good this morning, I am savoring it and reading the latest offering on the bus boards, I am not so much into obits.  Often change is hard to embrace, but we need to try.  Like it or not, we all start out as caterpillars and we end up beautiful butterflies  what we do with the rest of it, is our choice.

In the past I have written about the things in my life that effect me negatively, but today it is going to be different.  I am going to try and be upbeat about it all.  In the past I have been known to write with a somewhat remorseful tone or project a sorrowful attitude in salute to the dog days of my life … What optimistic and positive folks call The Golden Years.

One thing I have noticed here lately that is somewhat profound about my golden years is this.  I have long ago become invisible to young women.  They actually do not see me. But I am not writing this to complain. I am at peace with my circumstances. The blessing of sixty-five is a libido in decline.

The curse of it is that major pharmaceutical companies are successfully exploiting my insecurities. Suddenly that surreal commercial of a silver-haired guy sitting nude in an outdoor bath tub and holding hands with a naked, slightly younger voluptuous woman in an adjacent tub makes perfect sense.

To me it does … My wife on the other hand is oblivious to its meaning.

After an ocean of time, we still do not see things the same way.  But it is in the total scheme of things.  I read somewhere that while creating wives, God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world.

And then He made the earth round.

(See, at this age, you have new found wisdom.)

Sixty-five years old, roughly twice as old as my bus. Ironic, isn’t it?  Incidentally, my bus is, most likely in better shape, as it has had regularly scheduled maintenance during its lifetime.

Not long ago, I met an old tymer (sp.), now this guy was OLD (94) and I was amazed at some of the things that he had seen and experienced in his lifetime.  My life pales in comparison.  Soon I will be just like him I am afraid, starting all of my sentences with “back when I was a kid, or back in the day or I remember when.”

Which is of course … A dead give away.

OOO

October 24, 2012

It’s A Good Day

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 6:43 AM
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October 19, 2012

Be A Dad

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 3:33 AM
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Take time to be a Dad today

OOO

What folks have been reading this week at Creative Endeavors:

Home page / Archives  
Don’t You Touch That  
The Big Yawn  
Guitar Hero  
#19089 (untitled)  
Bad News In River City  
Bikinis (The reason men are pigs)  
Heads Or Coins  
Hard Row To Hoe  
Ahhhhhhhhhh-Choo
 

October 16, 2012

Heads Or Coins

Filed under: Blogging,Bus Life,Life,Oklahoma,Uncategorized — ldsrr91 @ 2:04 AM
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought you might be wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to.  I’ve been doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  I could tell you I have been working hard, but that would not be exactly truthful by any stretch of the imagination.

I could say I have been hard at play and making a new life for myself.  That too, would be fabricated non-sense.  In essence, here is the bottom line.  I have been sleeping quite a bit.  Things have not been all that rosy for me here lately, so in order to cope, I have been checking out and sleeping is my fashion of dealing with it.

Life however goes on.

We are considering a trip to Tennessee and noticed that I have more in the old fuel fund that I thought I had.  Still have my Flyin Hooker gift card that my friends at Prevost Community gave me, so in reality, I am just a little bit ahead of the game right now.  It is hard to see it that way, but it is right there, one little check mark on the plus side of life.  Like Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun … “I feel the need for speed.”  Unfortunately, being a dues paying member of the old geezer set, my rally call is somewhat different … “I need to grab the big wheel and go.” (that is a steering wheel on a bus for the uninitiated in life)

My bride, that little parsimonious grocery shopper, wants to go the world’s largest mall in Minnie-No-place Minnesota and I find that I am yearning to see another sunset over the Bad Lands in South Dakota.

She puts in her LAST DAY as a working woman on the 31st of this month.  Retirement.  I retired when I was 43 years old, so I have had a lot of time to myself and doing what it is that I wanted to do unsupervised all of these years.  This is going to take some adjustment, I sometimes fear that I will have too much wife for my retirement now, this is going to be different.

                                                    I digress, sorry.

It will be good to get up in the Bad Lands/Black Hills.  This time, like a bottle of fine wine, I am going to savor it and consume it with complete abandon.  With the rising price of fuel it is almost impossible to plan on going anywhere anymore with any kind of certainty, so it would behoove us all to relish what time we have in these special places and enjoy it like it will never happen again.

Because, it could very well be just that.

One last hurrah.

Sinking back in the chair, I close my eyes and I can see a small dusty spot just off the road, next to a bridge, and a river that rolls by in a timeless sort of way.  A sky full of stars and dead quiet … the gentle peace of the endless prairie at night.  Something about that part of the country that is almost indescribable and knowing you can never see it all in just one trip.

                                                Makes it all kind of special.

In my spirit I feel a need to get back to those things, at least one more time.  Looks like that is going to get done sometime next year.  If the oil companies would just back off on their greed for a little while, I could very well write a new chapter in my book.  Soon to be a new mini-series on ABC next fall, check your local listings.

Leaves are turning on the tree’s and it looks like the grass in the backyard will have to be mowed one more time.  Been thinking about winter prepping the bus this week, do not see us heading out on any new Grand Adventure for awhile and before you know it, it will be winter time.  Funny how you always notice the trees turning in the fall, but when spring arrives and everything greens out, you are somewhat surprised.

This morning, sitting here doing a little internal housekeeping and I noted a few new folks have signed up and are following the site.  Such interesting looking people, living in all manner of diverse places on the planet and I always wonder, why don’t they come online and say something?

Anyway, What have you been up to lately?   Please entertain and energize us in the comments section.

As always we are glad that you stopped by for a brief visit, giving us a little of your time out of your busy day, you are okay!  If you are not real busy today, here is a very good read that I came across just this past weekend.

Lying versus being wrong.

Check it out, it will make your day.

OOO

October 15, 2012

Weekly Rambler: Twisting In The Wind

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 7:03 AM

Well there is good news and there is bad.  Monday morning is here even tho I never asked for it. 

Today I renewed my domain name and mapped my site for another year, so it appears that all of this is going to continue. 

Now here is the bad news, I am finding things to write about when I reach deep down inside myself and I plan to share it with all of you. 

Bummer.

Here you go 820 words of wisdom to change your life (or maybe not) … A short essay on  “How to make yourself miserable for the rest of your days.”  I think I got a B.

  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.  My Daddy used to call it a “Rude Awakening.”  It is impossible to argue with a totally naked woman.  Debates by Vice President wanna-be’s are like kissing your sister, just isn’t a whole lot there.
  • I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.  I now find them a refreshing change of pace.  My sweet surrender, a secret place where I can run to and hide, from all my fears, my tribulations and my self induced anxiety.  As I age, I like don’t like mirrors and plate glass windows even less.
  • There is great need for a sarcasm font.  Typing a statement IN ALL CAPS just doesn’t cut it.  I want something with some teeth in it.  What is the point of lashing out, if all you are really doing is wimping forward.  Y’know what I mean?  See?  Just doesn’t cut it somehow.
  • How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?  Why does a pillow have a warning label on it, who is going to come after me if I tear it off.  Why do they give you a receipt for donuts, I mean really, it is not like we are going to return them for a refund later on.  If you drop a socket or a wrench it will roll immediately to the geographical center of the bus.
  • Was learning cursive penmanship really necessary?  I have no desire, nor the talent to write in long-hand, with some twenty-five years of keyboard experience.  Same thing with Algebra, why did they force me to learn that, and then lie to me about Democratic process and how it works.
  • Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.  Unfortunately due to the Oil Companies and their greed, Map-quest is most likely the only trip I will make any more.
  • Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.  Often I wonder, “what was it that killed this person at such an early age?”  You never see a rental truck at a funeral.  Want to be miserable for the rest of your life?  Try this … Want something you do not have … And yes … Get what it is that you always wanted.
  • When she asks “Do these pants make me look fat?” answer in the affirmative and then fall down and pretend you are dead.  Prepare yourself for a steady diet of Tuna Fish sandwiches.
  • I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind-of tired.  Sadly I must report, it has been even longer period since I actually felt “good.”  Why do people drape sheep over other peoples buses, is this some kind of weird ritual that most of us know nothing about?  Why did the ram shoot over the cliff?  Did he miss the ewe turn?
  • Bad decisions make good stories.  Unfortunately, they also bear a little pain when you retell them over and over.  Taking a laxative and a sleeping pill at the same time … that would be a bad decision.  Explaining it with all the rancid details, that would be painful (to the listener).
  • Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still do not know what time it is.  But on the other hand, there is no place I need to be, and I tell myself “I have all the time in the world.”  Knowing full well, this is just not so.  Truth is, we all have only a limited amount of time left to us as we pass thru life.
  • You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.  That moment in time, when it all shuts down, and your motivation and vigor take a back seat to boredom and forever.  I cannot for the life of me remember when it was that I got drunk and was somebody.  Making your way in the world today, takes everything you got.  Wouldn’t you just like to get away.
  • Check please.

OOO

October 13, 2012

The Big Yawn

Filed under: Life,Oklahoma,politics,Recent — ldsrr91 @ 8:04 AM

Allow Me To Reiterate Senator

(It takes a little bit to load, but it is worth the wait)

OOO

Ahhhhhhhhhh-Choo

Filed under: Life,Oklahoma — ldsrr91 @ 6:47 AM

Daddy Sneezes

OOO

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