Monday, November 02, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wow….so much going on in the world. We’re about to lose our freedom as a country via national health care, the economy is still in the crapper, and the boys and I have the H1N1 virus. Sucks all around. On a positive note, got promoted from PCP to monitor tech at work. So, liking that. More secure position for me. More later.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
This was a death warrant for the signers. Many gave their lives in the war, or were tortured and killed by the British because of this.
Remember the foundations that made us free. God Bless you, your families, and the United States of America.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Connor: Do Daddy penguins lay eggs?
Mommy: No, but they sit with the eggs until they hatch.
Connor: Daddy, did you sit on us until we were hatched?
Mommy: No...you were born, not hatched.
Me: Besides, I would have squished you.
Connor (looking at my chair): No, Daddy, you butt's not that big. It still fits on the chair!!
Mommy: [spit take]
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Also, our local team (the Harlingen WhiteWings) will be playing this summer. Might have to get my boys to a game or two.
I'm giddy now.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Went to the children's museum today. The boys had a great time. Later on this week, it's the livestock show. Maybe a dollar movie (I'm thrifty).
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
I was just a toddler when guitar virtuoso Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident.
I (vaguely) remember October 20, 1977 when Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd lost their lives in a plane crash outside of Gillsburg, Mississippi.
I do remember, however, the day the music died for me. August 27, 1990. Four days before my 20th birthday. I was watching TV in San Antonio and learned that Stevie Ray Vaughan had died in a helicopter crash. He was buried on my 20h birthday, August 31, 1990. I dug out this song, and I played it.
Now, I post it or the memory of Buddy, Richie, J.P., Stevie Ray, Elvis, Duane Allman, Janis Joplin, Jim Morison, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, John Bonham, the members of Skynyrd I mentioned below, and the others who have died, and made that music I love. God bless and thank you for the music.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Then, I heard the solos from "Free Bird" and (my personal favorite) "Tuesday's Gone." It was classic.
Piano and keyboard should be in the background, but still be noticeable. Keyboard players should, likewise, be consummate professionals and have presonalities.
I never saw them live, but I wish I could have. One of the classic bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd, can add another name to heaven's roll call of:
Ronnie Van Zant
Billy Powell. (1952-2009)
Fly like the Free Bird.
Rest in Peace.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Now, the downside. We see if the socialist comes out, or if it's kept in check. The "spreading the wealth around" has started with these bailouts, and is going to continue. Let's see what happens with the (un)fairness doctrine, and the second amendment.
I have trepidation about things. We just have to see, and hope for the best.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Glenn Beck's coming "home" to Fox News. Can't wait to see it. I'm going to have my DVR ready.
The boys are doing good. Growing like weeds. Tried to keep them to stay 5, but they were insistent on turning six.
My wife was happy about me not watching football now. But, I reminded her, basketball and hockey are on now. She's not happy about my not watching football any more.
I might be changing job duties at work. I'm not holding my breath about it, but I am praying hard about it.
I also have a thing or two in the works that I'm thinking about. I need to flesh them out thoroughly before I proceed. I'll keep people informed.