Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own

My interest in music has always been fueled in part by my love of lyrics. Some of my most favorite lyrics are the ones that tell a story in an interesting and new way. I love the ones that touch my heart, reflect my experience, and have deep and intense meaning. I also love the occasional nonsensical turn of phrase. Here are some of my favorite lyrics in no particular order:Continue reading →

Half a Miller Lite and 4 Root Beer Floats…

58577_468805870589_6256766_n2/4/2011 – It’s a Friday, the weekend of Super Bowl XLV. The night before I had actually attended the official Super Bowl Committee party at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth. The entire area is engulfed in a winter storm the likes of which had not been seen in the area for decades. It took me 3 hours to get home from the party. Most people had been iced in for the entire week. My employer had already shut down the plant for the week but I wouldn’t have gone in regardless of the weather. On this Friday morning I realized that my mother was only days away from the end.Continue reading →

The Things I Say

58577_468805865589_5600655_nYour OTHER left foot!

The easiest way to clean up a mess is to not make one in the first place.

It could be better, could be worse, but it’s not as bad as it seems.

I used to be a wise-ass…and then I worked my ass off.

I used to be a smart-ass…and then I worked my ass off.

If you knew half as much as you think you know you still wouldn’t know half as much as you need to know.Continue reading →

MY Top 5 cartoons

I’m going to limit this list to children’s cartoons. While I enjoy many of the adult oriented show such as “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy” (mostly), and even darker ones like “The Venture Brothers”, I consider those more guilty pleasures than stuff I would recommend without reservation. I don’t know that I would consider myself an expert on cartoons, but I know what I like and so that’s what this list is…your mileage may vary.Continue reading →

Longing and belonging…

1502496_10152089119855590_1117980994_nI was just listening to some music to try and get some inspiration for a post…and boy did I get it!

Coldplay’s song “Charlie Brown” came on and I just about lost it. I’ve been under a bit of stress lately (nothing serious…maybe I’ll share some other time) so I’m sure that’s part of it, but this song is a bit special for a few reasons.Continue reading →

Like A Child…I wish I was

fgI was watching the movie “Flash Gordon” the other day. The one from 1980. I remember even at the advanced age of 13 watching the movie and thinking it was pretty cool. I remember the acting not being so cheesy. I remember the special effects being pretty good (even though they didn’t compare to Star Wars). I remember, as the promotional poster said, being ready to “kick some flash!” I remember being a kid and not thinking about it so much…and not being so critical.Continue reading →