So, it seems there’s a blogging meme wherein you take the first line of every blog you’ve written that year and assemble said lines into a new nonsense blog. So here’s mine.
I think it was Robert Fulghum who said that instead of making New Years resolutions, he liked to go through the things that he did the prior year and make a posted dated list of his accomplishments. No, Iâ€™m not talking about the dark days of the digital world when Windows 3.1 ruled the PC world. Thereâ€™s a weatherman on AM 750 in Atlanta who has what he calls the Mellish Meter, its an arbitrary scale of how good the weather is going to be on a given day. What is the appropriate verb for telling someone to read your website? I just got back from Disney World, and while I was there it occurred to me that the Walt Disney Corporation believes that itâ€™s customer base is far more intelligent than the does the federal government. Last week Laura and I went for our first prenatal doctorâ€™s exam. The one were you actually meet the doctor (or midwife in our case) who will be helping manage the pregnancy. Four years ago I had an epiphany that started my on a path to a career in psychology. â€œWelcome to Bear Countryâ€ thatâ€™s what the sign at the trailhead said. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I donâ€™t go very far without a pen in my pocket. pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea. When I was in high school, I had a friend who attended a performing arts magnet school as a bass player. My friend Matt, who you first met in my non-bear adventure, was in a car totaling accident a few months ago. I was at the Braves game today and as I was walking back to my car there were guys selling beverages out of coolers along the sidewalks to the parking lots. August is probably an odd month to be thinking about resolutions, but it occurs to me after going back through some of the comments that my New Years Resolution Post needs a follow up. I recently attended an awards banquet for the company my wife works for. Last week I met an old friend for dinner. For me Friday the thirteenth is more than just some superstitious nonsense. With my sonâ€™s birth, I find that there are certain songs running through my head that are very appropriate for my new role in life. Today is my 30th birthday, and can honestly say I am quite happy right now. Itâ€™s election time in the good old U. S. and A. After writing this post I got to thinking about all of the titles or roles that I have held in my lifetime. It seems impossible to avoid getting calls from telemarketers. My phone number is on the do not call list. One night this summer I woke up from a very vivid dream. I had written a long rant about the politicization of Christmas, denouncing anyone using the celebration of the birth of Christ to promote political agendas.
And in the words of Billy Ray Valentine, “Merry New Year!” — “Beef Jerky time!”