Dear God

The entity of God as seen thru a child’s eyes.  Letters school children wrote to God.  From their lips to his ears.

Dear God … Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you keep the ones you have now?  Jane

Dear God … I went to this wedding and they kissed in church is that Okay?  Neil

Dear God … I think the stapler is one of your neatest invention.  Ruth M.

Dear God … I think about you sometime, even when I’m not praying.  Elliott

Dear God … I am American what are you?  Robert

Dear God … Thank you for the new baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.  Joyce

Dear God … I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are on 4 people in our entire family and I can never do it.  Nan

Dear God … If you watch in church on Sunday, I will show you my new shoes.  Mickey D

Dear God … If we come back as something else please don’t let it be Jennifer Horton, I hate her.  Denise

Dear God … I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the bible.  Chris

Dear God … If you give me a genie lamp like alladin, I will give you anything you want, except my money and my chess set.  Raphael

Dear God … We read where Thos Edison made light. But in Sunday School they said that you did it. So I bet he stole your idea.  Sincerely Donna

Dear God … If you let the diansor not extinct we would not have a country, you did the right thing.  Jonathon

Dear God … Please send Dennis Clark to a different summer camp this year.  Peter

Dear God … Maybe Cain and Able would not kill so much if they had their own rooms. It works for me and my brother.  Larry

And my favorite:

Dear God … Please put another holiday in between Christmas and Easter, there is nothing good in there now. Ginny.

From the mouths of babes.


Get A Real Job


This week I received a missive via email that inquired if I did this for a living?  If this was in fact, my job.  Now I know that sounds strange, but believe me, with email, as the bible sez, “all things are possible.

No I do not do this for a living.  As my wife would say … “In your dreams.”

Welcome to another “fact free” post from BoxcarOkie, consume all you want, it cannot hurt you.  If you are a little kid, on your Mom and Dad’s computer, and your parents have NOT yet told you where babies come from?  Do not under any circumstance read this, because it contains information that you and your buddies would absolutely kill for!

So thanks for the email sister, it will give me this opportunity to announce my presence with importance and authority!  This — as pathetic as it may seem — is now my career.  I truly believe that everyone should have a career.  Careers give you money and a place to go during weekdays when there is generally nothing worth watching on television.

Last winter was especially tough, and the following summer, not all that much better.  I had rooted all summer long (and a awful lot of last fall during the football season that I might possibly find me a NEW career), but it did not happen.  I basically spent each day whining , miserable week after week, because I just could not get motivated.

It was at that juncture in time I gave birth to Creative Endeavors, and this began my grand adventure in Internet space.

At one time, my chosen profession was that of a Railroad Man, an unsung hero of the American Economy, working the odd hours for the consumer.  Taking it one step further, returning home form Southeast Asia and my Senior Trip from High School, I became a lover, a fighter, a dirty old boxcar rider.

But I no longer do that.

I am now what you might consider, self employed, a fairly confident, self-assured net-communicator (man doesn’t that sound impotent or whut?) it doesn’t buy a lot of groceries and it effectively keeps me out of the beer joints and Honky Tonks as Cup Cake would say.

Each day, early in the morning I do my level best to try and express myself in a positive and healthy way (blow it out your nose Bozo … Read it again!) on the pages of Creative Endeavors.  As I am semi-retired each and everyday is mine to do with as I please, and often I choose this instead of yard work.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing lucrative about doing this.  I usually have more month than I have money, but I am not complaining, I know that one of these days my ship will come in, and it is my hope and prayer, that I am not out at the airport when this happens.

I am not stinking rich as some people have implied, but I wouldn’t mind smelling bad.

This is more or less my hobby, and I am free to devote as much time to it as I want or as little as it may require.  I try to remember the importance of getting the point across in a clear, calm, concise manner (blow it out your nose Bozo, read the post again!).  I understand that going off in a tangent is a sure way to lose readers’ attention, so I do my best to keep everything short and to the point (Not!).

Also this week, several letters of encouragement about keeping all of this “clean and free of hate speech and derogatory conversations in the comments section” was mentioned.  This is a paramount goal here, we can be assertive but often tactful as well.  A trait I borrowed from my bride.

What we post here is usually our very best effort, so understandably I find email critics a pain, we do our best to watch sentence structure, grammar, because we don’t want to come off as some backwards’ in-bred-Okie-Hick.  Nothing like a comment from some email critic telling you everything that is wrong with your stuff, and they have eight to ten errors in that.

That will make your (my) day for sure.

Enjoying a good joke as much as a fair and honest debate, the subject and discussion can often get lively and interesting.  When it gets mean spirited, obnoxious or pointless, it is gone.

What it is — is — Ordinary


No Big Deal.

I doubt if it will ever be famous (in most definitions of the word) and that I will never get rich from doing this.  Just another wordpress blog.  Often in life I find that I am moderately successful in most everything that I try to do, and we have done well with this.

You would not believe the amount of suggestion I have received to point out that all of this is somehow valuable, and that at some point in time, I could cash it in and go off to Honduras or Belize to live in a tree house.

I have had offers, but Cup Cake draws the line at me appearing totally NAKED and says that we don’t need the money that bad.

And I suppose … You out there don’t need the pain.

Please click here for the Email of the week.



Most Fattening Time (audio)

04 Days until Christmas!

We are kicking off Christmas Week here at Creative Endeavors, each day a different rendition of your favorite Christmas song …. And as is our practice and when practical, we will include “absolutely free” the lyric’s of each song.  Christmas Week At Creative Endeavors … From now until Christmas Day 2008. Tell all your friends and most importantly …. Enjoy.

It’s The Most Fattening Time of the Year

(Parody of It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year)

Oh no! It’s not that time of year again. No, it can’t be! It can’t be! Tell me. Pinch me. Tell me it’s not here!

It’s the most fattening time of the year
With that pumpkin pie filling
And everyone swilling
Down eggnog and beer
It’s the most fattening time of the year

It’s the lip-smakinist season of all
While you’re shopping you’re cheating
Impulsively eating
That junk at the mall
It’s the heav- heaviest season of all

There’ll be turkeys for basting
And stuffing for tasting
And giblets and gravy will flow
There’ll be cookies that mom baked
And leftover fruitcake
From a Christmas a long time ago

It’s the scale flattening time of the year
While your diet you’re blowing
There’s calories going
Straight down to your rear
It’s the scale flattening time of the year

Hey wait a minute. Wait a minute. I know there’s food everywhere. Eggnog flowing out a fountain. It’s like one big Bar mitzvah. But listen, you don’t have to do that. You could have small portions. And make ribbons instead of fudge. You can do it! Please try!

There’ll be after meal dozing
And arteries closing
Cholesterol levels will grow
It’s too cold to go jogging
Too brisk for tobogganing
So pass me a hot buttered roll
Don’t you dare touch that roll! I’m watching!

It’s the most fattening time of the year
All those gingerbread shingles
And chocolate Kris Kringles
Will tremble in fear
It’s the most fattening time
It’s a belt loosening time
It’s the most fattening time of the year
I’m Watching!

Thanks to KZOK 102.5 FM

How Can We Serve You

images3mMan, have you purchased any post-it notes lately?  They are up over $5 for one package, for post it notes, C’mon?  Things are so tight over there at 3-M, I understand they have officially changed their corporate logo to reflect it.  The new business mantra, “less for more.”

Flying High

I understand that the National Institute of Drug Abuse has made a grant of $480,000 to a University of Kentucky professor to investigate the effects of cocaine on the behavior of quails.  This is a four year funded study.  The findings are that “the birds find the drug stimulating and pleasing, much in the same way it affects humans.”  In other words, “drugs are for bird-brains.”

We will be with you shortly … Maybe.

Bank of America has announced that they are laying off some 35,000 people beginning in the new year.  That now means, “there will only be three tellers standing around talking to each other, while you wait at the window with one teller doing business.”

We Will Take Care Of You …  Trust Us.

The other day I got this credit card notice in the mail, free checks, free money!  Yeah sure.  And I was reminded of that old Agriculture term called “service.”  If you have a heifer (cow) and you want to breed her out for a new calf, you take her to the vet. or to another farmer and have her serviced.

You mate the cow with the bull and hopefully in the spring, a fresh new calf.  This is again, called “service.”

Now I look at the Credit Card come-on letter with the fresh new checks and at the bottom there it is is …  “It has been a pleasure serving you.”  And for once, I know exactly what it is that they mean.

Sure been a great week for government and an even better week for the credit card folks.  The government took the banks and the credit card people to task on the raping of the American Consumer on these credit cards.  Rolled up their sleeves and got down to the nitty gritty on all of this, and now some brand new legislated relief, all you have to do is find a way to survive a year and one-half (18 months) before it takes effect.

They also voted themselves a nice little $4700 raise, I almost forgot that.  Must be nice, an extra $375+ a month coming in to buy groceries …. Now tell me again ….

Why is it we have government?