Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Revisiting the Shire

Well, we made it through the supposed Mayan Apocalypse.  Hope they weren't a day or two early, like Hoppa said maybe just ran out of stone tablets?

Going to see the movie this afternoon.  It's family time and we have had such great times in the past seeing films we all enjoy.  Yes, we are a big ole flock of geeks

Friday, December 21, 2012

Opinions? Please Use Comment Section

Have been reviewing Windows 8 and different opinions about it.  It is definitely off to a lackluster start.  Several folks don't like what's on top, but love the content that is buried under the tiled desktop.  Search is supposed to be awesome.  Check out Seth's article at CNet.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Inca Coming?

According to the ancient Mayan calendar the world should end sometime Friday.  Anybody know any Mayans?  Has anyone seen a Mayan in the last 59 years?  Better yet, think the news media is working overtime?  The fiscal cliff is minor to the planet exploding.  Just a beach observation.   Anti-anxiety drugs are not needed for a while..........lol.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Larry Bear

Daddy didn't lasso the moon. She was so very young. I can't remember everything, but Kristi's first question was, "Moon?" Then Mom said, "Yes!" Late at night and this small innocent baby girl was pointing towards the sky. She spoke again. Three words came forth, "Daddy, get Moon?"

Yes, my miserable goofy life had purpose beyond my own selfish needs. No choice. God intervened. I changed somewhat. No negatives about Mom, she was the UBER Mother. She was a good wife and I was horrible.

Yet, God let me live. He gave me precious gifts. Granted I took them, oh yes. Why didn't I lasso? As the look back makes me realize how my selfish drive made me foolish; it scours me today.

"Quit aggrabating me, Larry E!" She'd say this with a smile so big. Larry is a friend that knew her from early on and she loved the attention. He gave her a bear she held onto until the end. Larrybear. I remember Mom saying "Good Lord, how many times am I gonna' sew this arm back on?" Trust me Larry, Kristi probably sewed it back the last time.

She went on to make straight A's throughout school. She went to Ole Miss and graduated Summa in 5 years, carrying away a Masters. Pretty good huh?

Legacy. So Great! She spent her life becoming this wonderful, rare person that had a heart bigger than life. She was and still is so very good. Her husband loves her, her sister still adores her, she got "Moon" for her two girls. Mom and Dad are so lost without her as are others.

I know it takes some folks to labor concerning this adoration. It shall never cease, but it will become the second stage to pushing forward. She would kick all our asses if we don't embrace this life and become better.

Aggrabated, she'd be...

Thanks to those that have called my daughter, Kristi, friend.

"Daddy get Moon?"

I've changed somewhat.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday - Holidays = Home

Huge thanks out to JackieC for this seasonal delight.

Advertisers should emulate T-Mobile's exceptional effort.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Check Out the Names of the Cab Driver and Policeman

My sleep pattern has been gradually falling apart for a few months now.  It's hard to sleep on a damaged shoulder, even harder to sleep with a damaged spirit.  No doubt this has been the worst year of my life. So, sleep malady comes as no surprise.  Even remember bouts of insomnia when i was in grade school.

Anyway, as many of you know I do not have cable TV.  So it has been really kewl to find streaming video on the internet. Last night I visited a classic movie via YouTube - It's a Wonderful Life.

If you are cynical, don't believe in the possible goodness of humanity, find old movies tedious, then please tune in to 'Mo De Fatt's Prime Time Hip Hop' celebration. This film is not for you. If you like tremendous acting, seeing beautiful cinematography and direction, this movie from 1946 is made for you.

No money, no work, nights filled with grief and an aching heart on spiritual, emotional and physical levels, it seems that God touched me for a few hours and let there be joy in my life for a brief time.

Wish for those iPads, new cars, flat screen tvs, diamonds or whatever suits your fancy. I hope you get them. Please, take a moment and pray for me to find work, fill prescriptions, pay bills, and overcome the evil gnomes, elves and orcs that work for the VA Administration.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ravskau, the Mighty Kudzu Dragon Charr Warrior

An Ash Legion Charr Warrior wielding dual Fiery Dragon Swords. Note the Crest emblazoned on his armor. Pretty spectacular dude if I do say so myself. Folks, Guild Wars 2 ROCKS! Ain't he just slap-dab knock down gorgeous?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stop Children, What's That Sound

Christmas is magic.  Uber Magic.  Christians celebrate the birth of the Messiah.  The world gets happy. K, there are a few hatefuls.  I find it inspiring that almost every night I see a Mormon commercial on TV that professes celebration of Christmas, the birth of our Savior. And FAMILY!

I also like that Saltillo, MS.,  has a nice Manger display in front of city hall.  Screw the liberals, screw the federalists.  Celebrate anything you want, but understand Christians are grateful for Christ. No weeping for your soul. Not our call.  It's your personal connection with the Lord.

I celebrate it!  God understands.  He loves us...

(Let me qualify, I am a member of the United Methodist Church and don't agree with everything LDS, but it's so cool they have the big ones to run those really kewl tv spots.=!)

Agree?  Disagree?  Please comment.  Radical Muslims are not welcome here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FYI for Beach Housers

My friend, Jim Couch, passed away a few months ago. Trying to compose a decent reflection of his awesome spirit and quirky, comical, caring attitude. He embraced life and loved it. Gosh he could laugh out loud. Will publish when through.

 Posting here is sporadic, I know. Lot of stuff on the beach house plate. Life has changed and adjusting is hard. Please comment. Please call. Please email. Will do my best not to turn into a pool of wimpiness. Kristi and Jim would not approve.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Music Monday - Classic

Wow! Be sure and listen to the end. This is exceptional. Nat King Cole really "owns" this song and I bet he's listening from Heaven with great approval. Tremendous rendition.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

iGoogle Alternative

           Anyone have recommendations for an iGoogle homepage replacement?

Thursday, December 06, 2012


Tomorrow the internet will be online.  May sit on the porch and play GW2.  Since I don't have cable tv service, it'll be fun to catch up on my fav shows over the internet.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

FYI, for Family

Almost made it through yesterday.  One emotional break when a friend offered condolences.  Sorry Benny.  Thanks for the concern and thanks for being a friend. Last night after being alone for a while, a good cry was needed.  So, grief is still toying with me.  Should a father mourn the loss of a daughter less than two weeks after the funeral?  I don't know.  I do know that no one has the right to make such a judgement.  It hurts so much.

She was a very bright light of hope. Still is.  She constantly shored me up.  She also busted my chops at times, lol.  And I can write a vast multitude of pages about how wonderful this daughter was on so many levels.  Instead, here's a link to an old blog of Kristi's - she became so busy she stopped posting:  Beanstalks and Lilypads.

I am trying to let go and meet acceptance.  Please pray for my family and me.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Days Have Slowly Passed

It's been a hard, rough week. My ability to rise above conflict is not as strong as in the past. It's still hard to talk about the loss of Kristi without breaking down. This quagmire of despair is unrelenting. My weaknesses apparent, even those denied, flail at me constantly. The long road of time acting as a healer has no end so far. I don't think it ever will...Please continue praying for my family. Please God, give us all strength.