Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Meet Tyson, a most unique dog

Here is a dog who know how to have fun!

H/T to Catholic Mom In Hawaii

Beautiful poem via penni

The Holy Longing

Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,
because the mass man will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive,
what longs to be burned to death.

In the calm water of the love-nights,
where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
a strange feeling comes over you,
when you see the silent candle burning.

Now you are no longer caught in the obsession with darkness,
and a desire for higher love-making sweeps you upward.

Distance does not make you falter.
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
and finally, insane for the light,
you are the butterfly and you are gone.
And so long as you haven't experienced this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth.

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

H/T to Martha, Martha

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Beauty in the middle of the night

So, I'm sitting here at 5:04 in the morning, eating a Marie Callendar's chicken pot pie, having been rudely awakened by my rowdy lungs (a coughing fit, so to speak), I am blogging around, viewing my favorite website's forum (PC Mechanic), following the dismaying stories on the Net about my priest and I hit upon a beautiful image from a talented amateur photographer, Jules, of Maced With Grace, look at this:

Ain't that beautiful?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Man, am I sick...

. And in more ways than one- but we'll leave that one out of the blog.

Where was I? Oh yeah- I am sick. It's been about 3 weeks now that I've had this nasty cold. Runny nose and a lot of coughing, that's mostly it. Been coughing in my sleep lately, it's that bad.

Oh, and my voice.... It's shot and talking makes me cough. When we gather in the mornings to feed the poor at Catholic Worker and recite the prayers I remain silent so as to prevent a coughing bout. Now I don't even want to talk to anyone on the phone.

It's irritating. I really should see a doctor and maybe gets some antibiotics as I'm sure my lungs have a bacterial infection. Anything to speed up the recovery. Sure could use some health insurance....

There, that's enough pathetic blogging....

Monday, January 22, 2007

Oh, those politically correct twerps!

I posted a comment on Computer Shopper's blog dealing with Dell announcing a "sustainablity" campaign to offset carbon dioxide usage by their computers. What rubbish.

That's so gorram ridiculous!
Plant a tree because you use a computer???
These environmentalist theories lead smart people to do stupid things. Of course Corporate America has to bend it's knee to the PC Gods, and no, that doesn't stand for personal computer! They don't have the guts to call a spade a spade.
For me, to express my political view, I am going to CHOP DOWN A TREE FOR EVERY COMPUTER I OWN!!!
There, you corporate weenies, stick that in your craw!

I wouldn't really chop down a tree, but the idiocy that proceeds from the mouths of liberals....

Just had to let you know, dear readers, what bugs me.

What bugs you?

A song which touches my heart

It caught my ear the first time I heard it.

This is Martina preachin' it to us.

And this is straight from her heart. It's the first song she's written, she co-wrote it with the Warren Brothers

What song touches your heart?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A free gift for my readers...

Want to place a free international long distance call? Well, Future Phone is here.

That's right, folks, if you have free long distance through your cell phone or some other way, then all you have to do is call Future Phone's regional number and you use that as a gateway for your international call!

Apparently it's a way to get a bunch of cell phone users together for a future marketing plan.
Try it, you'll like it!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

27°F feels like 18° F


Well, I'm going to help feed the homeless today and we have unusually wintry weather today. The high isn't supposed to get warmer than 37° F today. I am glad I'm not on the streets tonight....


Well, not being on the streets was not enough cuz we got no water I found out when I got home from work a few hours ago (it's 6 am).... The water pipes froze and burst.
Now I can't shower or anything....
Oh well, it gives me something to blog about. Heh.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

So my sister is a real estate agent


Hey, that's not my sister!!!

Heh. I don't have a digital pic of her, yet.

But my sis, successful woman that she is, has invested in a couple of fancy-shmancy condos, something I hope to do in the next few years. They have been delayed forever in final construction but have recently been finished. She is on some kind of contract for these other property managers to lease the places out for her. She called me yesterday and said she feared that due to some screwy circumstances they may not be able to get the sites rented for about a year and wants me to move in and rent one of them from her.

That sounds good and I'm flattered she'd want me to live in one of her condos but, folks, I'm broke these days. I'm not working full time yet (I plan on working two jobs once I finish the dealing class I just registered for at our community college) and won't for at least a couple of months. Even then I don't know if I could afford it.

I'd have to locate a reliable roommate- ugh! That's like finding a girlfriend without the kissing. Such a committment.... And what about when I can't find one? I'd have to come up with the $1300/ month rent myself!!! Sheesh- I hate to disappoint her but I'm not sure I want to do this.

I got a raging cold and all I want to do is sleep and play computer games. But now I have to rouse myself to drive out to this development on the outskirts of town and look at something today I don't even want to move in to.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Hrrrumph! All pay heed to his humbugness

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
His Highness Timothy the Prickly of Molton St Anywhere
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Yes, folks, I am the prickly one- careful, lest you come to close and get it!

H/T to Catholic Mom in Hawaii

Thursday, January 04, 2007

It's my daughter's birthday


Isn't she beautiful???

Well, it was actually Christmas Eve, but I took her out to Ramoni's Mac Grill today for lunch to celebrate.

My baby's 18!!! Man, I'm getting old. I'm kinda relieved, she turned out to be a great kid- she was the one I was most worried about most since she's my only girl and has a real fiery personality. But she has the sweetest heart and a great head on her shoulders.

Happy Birthday, dearest! You're always my baby.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Got to blog about something


Man, it's been a few days here. Guess most of my time has been taken up playing the PC game, FEAR. Yes, that's what my life has devolved to, being a crazed gamer, staying up all night shooting bad guys and being scared by ghosts.
Sort of a devolution here. I'm not that good of a blogger, nor a Catholic either.