Saturday, May 27, 2006

Memorial Weekend Post # 3 Flag Up?

I am a spiritual guy. I am also very patriotic. This is no doubt the greatest country in the world. It's greatness lies within it's people. People who have sacrificed for us to be better off that 99% of the rest of the world. Even though I do not care for the current residents of the White House, Senate or Congress, I am free to say so. Is your flag up? Correctly? Mine is and will be till 12 midnight on Monday. God bless those who never came home and God bless the families who will wait till eternity.

Memorial Weekend Post #2 The Frito Principle

Let me explain the Frito Principle. This formula applies to everything in life as I am about to demonstrate. On the first day, they made Fritos and it was good. They were especially tasty when mashed onto a tuna salad sandwich when I was in third grade. I loved Fritos. Then the people who make Fritos decided to make Bar B Q Fritos. This was not good. Then, the people who make Fritos decided to make Texas Honey Sweet fritos, this was not good. Then the people who make Fritos decided to make Cheddar Cheese Fritos and it was not good. Then the people who make Fritos decided to make Chili Cheese Fritos and it was not good. Now, when I go to the store, I can't find the original Fritos on the shelf. That's because there are too many packages of Bar BQ, Chili Cheese...etc. The Frito Principle? Quit fucking with stuff. Once you have something right, don't screw with it. Quit messing with my mellow. This segues into Dr. Pepper...

When I was a kid on the farm, it was a treat to get a frosty Dr. Pepper. We didn't have soda in the house and riding my bike into town on Saturday morning always featured a stop at Norman's Rexall drug to get a fountain Dr. Pepper. Oh the joys of childhood. Recently, I was sucked into a tsunami of advertising blitzes for their new "Berries and Cream" soda. At the store, I picked one up. It tastes like a Dr. Pepper Cream Soda. I like cream sodas, some don't. Will I buy it again? I don't know, I guess it all depends on how much TV I watch. I am thinking though, for one more fountain Dr. Pepper at Norman's before I die.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Memorial Weekend Post #1 Rat Fink!

A collection of Henry Kissinger's private letters and correspondence was released the other day.

George Washington University’s National Security Archive released the collection, drawn from papers available at the government's National Archives and obtained through the group’s Freedom of Information requests.

In it, Kissinger tells Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in June 1972 that the United States, mired in Vietnam, probably could live with a communist government in South Vietnam as long as that evolved peacefully. “If we can live with a communist government in China, we ought to be able to accept it in Indochina,” he said.

So. Let me get this straight...we basically gave up to the Chinese in 1972, but didn't pull out until 1975. So, does that mean that all of those guys who died from 1972-1975 didn't have to die? Don't forget this bastard won a Nobel Peace prize in 1973. Mr. Kissinger, may you and Mr. McNamara be forever in enternity persecuted and haunted by the ghosts of the men who fought and died for the miscarriage of justice known as Vietnam.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

What the hell...?

In the spirit of American Idol being the new "thing" and our country's fascination with all things that are Jenn...Brad...Ben...Britney...Angelina,I am pleased to report that since January 12, 2006, this website has reached more than 10,000 hits. The sign of the apocolypse is upon us. Run for your lives. The next thing you know, cats will be hangin with dogs..I'm jes sayin'...too weird to be made up.

How true...

Awesome animation

Maybe one of the coolest animation pieces I have ever seen. Very, very nice.
Click here.
The website
Thanks, KK.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Simple Pleasures

I was filling out a questionaire the other day and one of the questions was
"What makes you happy?" Hmmm. I answered that the very simple things that don't cost money make me happy. I have very simple pleasures. Then today, my friend Karl sent me an email with the heading "Natural Highs". After consuming many "natural highs" in my life, I opened the email and this is exactly the stuff I was thinking about..
So, since I am big into lists (couldn't tell could ya) I present the top 40 natural highs.
1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot! towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate milkshake.. (or vanilla or strawberry!)
12. Giggling.
13. A good conversation.
14. The beach
15. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
16. Laughing at yourself.
17. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
18. Running through sprinklers.
19. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
20. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
21. Friends.
22. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you
23. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
24. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
25. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
26. Playing with a new puppy.
27. Sweet dreams.
28. Hot chocolate.
29. Road trip! s with friends.
30. Swinging on swings.
31. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
32. Holding hands with someone you care about.
33. Running into an old friend and realizing
that some things (good or bad) never change.
34. Watching the sunrise.
35. Getting out of bed every morning and
being grateful for another beautiful day.
36. Knowing that somebody misses you.
37. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
38. Knowing you've done the right thing,
no matter what other people think.
39. White Shoulders perfume
40. The smell of a freshly mowed lawn

Thanks, Karl for reminding me.

Seventies Music

I was having a discussion inthe sauna the other day with friend of mine and we got off on this tangent about what bands we listened to the most in the seventies. He came up with some weird formula that consisted of how much we listened over a certain length of time. With all factors in mind, here are my top five artists that I listened to in the 1970s.

1. Joe Walsh (very surprising but think about The James Gang from 1970-1972 solo from 1972-76 and then with The Eagles from 1976 to 1980)

2. Santana (the first Santana CD came out in 1970 and they released about nine LPs in the 70s)

3. Dave Mason ("Alone Together" was from 1970 and his last good CD was "Mariposa de Oro" which was released in 1978)

4. Steely Dan (from "Can't Buy A Thrill" in 1972 to "Gaucho" in 1980)

5(tie). Blue Oyster Cult (from the first one in 72 to 1980's "Cultasaurus Erectus")

J. Geils Band from 1970's "Morning After" to 1979's "Sanctuary")

Honorable Mention: Led Zeppelin (done with them in 1976), Deep Purple (ditto), The Doobie Brothers (hated the Micheal McDonald stuff), The Who (very erratic later in the decade), The Eagles, Wishbone Ash, Elton John (I hated everything after 1975), Ted Nugent (loved all of his 70s work), Van Morrison.

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