December Index 2010

[12-01]  Fortunate Pilgrim This morning we find ourselves at the Flyin’ Hooker (Flying J Truck-stop) some 400 miles from the house in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Savoring a cup of coffee and taking note of my surroundings.  So far, I have discovered this.  Early morning coffee drinkers are a strange lot, some of us like it lukewarm and some like it hot.

[12-02]  Last Words … Up early this morning, as is my habit, and I am reading where the state of Ohio has limited the amount of time a prisoner facing execution can have for his “last words.”  I have to admit, I am beginning to wonder if the entire country hasn’t gone loopy?

[12-03]  Between a rock and a hard place …  As a small lad I found that Gun Boat Diplomacy, American Doctrine, the Foreign Policy, as it was explained to me just did not make sense.  I remember one day talking to my father about it and his only explanation was this.  “Listen son, as long as there is a rock here, and a rock there, we will have idiots that will fight over them.”

[12-04]  Black Friday Seven Days Removed … Last week, during a brief lapse of sanity, my wife talked me into going shopping.  Now I am not a big shopper, I am not a good shopper, at the very least, I am not a fun shopper.  Why anyone would invite me to go shopping with them, well, that amazes me in itself, it really does.

[12-06]  Indian Winter …  The votes having been counted, it was noted that the tribe had a new chief.  He was a young chief, not versed in the ways and rituals of the tribe.  He stood before them and promised that he would do the very best that he was capable of as their new leader.  One brave inquired of the Chief, “what weather like this winter?”

[12-07]  Rude Awakenings – Strange Expressions … This month in Bus Conversions Magazine I have a story published.  For those of you who do not receive this magazine, here is a reprint of the article. When I was but a small lad, which was quite awhile ago, trust me.  I would ask my Dad for money, and he would reply, “Do you think money grows on trees?”

[12-08]  DooooWabi …. (Don’t Worry About It) The first three blogs I read this morning were depressing dirge’s of self pity and loathing.  It made me think, “Where is the joy in all of this?  Why can’t you find something to be happy about?” but it was not to be found.  Seems like such a waste of time and talent.

[12-09]  In The Dog House … Why is it Christmas music sticks in your mind, for days at a time?  I hear one song, and I am trapped!  To stumble blindly thru the day humming some insistent tune, locked into my mind, tighter than an Investment Bankers bonus payment.  Christmas season is in full swing, decorations are everywhere you look ….

[12-10]  Boogey Woogie Choo-Choo train … Al Quida is laying off bombers, Hooters moves into Tokyo Japan, getting in the holiday mood.

[12-14]  On The Downside … How to be happy in life, how to get by in hard times.

[12-15]  I Know It Is True … I Saw It On The Net … Rumors on the net, how they have a life of their own.  Email.

[12-17]  It Is All Good … Reflections on the good things in life, Christmas, good deeds.

[12-20]  Nocturnal Musings …  Dreams and how they play havoc with our lives.

[1224]  With Six You Get Eggroll …  McDonald’s, fast food, teenagers, communication.

[1228]  Winding Down … Take off on the upcoming New Year.  What is that television soap, oh yeah, “Days Of Our Lives.“  where the hourglass of time has the sand slowly flowing thru and they wax poetic with some kind of phrase or something like that?  I don’t have one sorry … Just trying like the rest of you to find a way to hardwire

[1230]  Rounding Out The Last Of It …  Found myself sitting around most of this day watching Beach Video’s on cable.  I like the “eye candy” and there is the added “suspense factor” that they interject into the segments.  Will Bobby be found by his mother before 28 minutes after the hour, when the commercials are scheduled to run.

[1231]  Out With The Old … In With The New …  Titles are often a hard part of blogging, what do you call something, that is just barely a whisper in your mind?  Things are slowly returning to normal, on this, the last day of 2010.  I see the most popular post is once again, “Bikini’s Why Men Are Pigs” is #1, which really blows me away.  Why this one little post is so important, so popular, amazes me.