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Tuesday, January 27, 2015


1. When did someone last suggest you 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell yourself to 'chill out'?
     I cannot remember when I was last told to chill or when I last told someone else to chill. I usually tell myself to chill when I find myself getting amped up over one thing or another, however nothing specific comes to mind.

2. What most recently caused your heart to melt? 
     Watching our granddaughters interact with SWMBO. She is such a great Granny and the girls absolutely love her.

3.  "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton  

Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience?  Does it feel the same in hindsight?
      If Mr. Chesterton is correct then the year 2015 has been an adventurous year so far. This week's snow storm just added to this year's adventures. I don't see inconveniences as adventure. I see them as being inconvenient!

4.  A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?
     I have to go with the root beer in a frosty mug.

5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.
     I'm going with "circus!" I am the ringmaster of the three ring circus that is my existence! Some days it feels like the animals are running amok!

6. Since it's a 'snow day' here, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?
      "Knights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues. Runners up would by "White Room" by Cream and "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane.

7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?
     The peace and quiet! We live in the country and it is nice and peaceful where we live. I would miss that the most. When we moved here from the city I missed living near the airport and watching planes on their final approach to land. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.
     Have you been following the NFL tempest in a teapot that is "Deflate-gate?" During the recent American Football Conference championship game some footballs were found to be under inflated. The implication is that someone in the Patriots organization at the direction of Tom Brady deliberately deflated the balls to below NFL standards to give the Patriots an unfair advantage. The balls were inflated to NFL standards during halftime and the second half was played. The Patriots scored more points in the 2nd half than they did in the first half beating their opponents like a rented mule.
     It seems that the Patriot organization, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and Bob Kraft are guilty until proven innocent. There is no proof that anyone did anything to tamper with the footballs. That didn't stop the talking heads from calling into question the character of Kraft, Belichick and Brady.
     We are way too quick to jump to conclusions with little or no evidence. I prefer to wait until there is empirical evidence before condemning anyone. Just sayin'!


  1. I like the quiet here too. I agree we've become a nation that judges and convicts without having all the facts, or letting a story play out, allowing a situation be investigated by whoever needs to do that. Not just in this instance, but in so many instances. Also, I wish people were as worked up about clergy being murdered in the Phillipines, terrorists set free, and teenagers beheaded for watching a futbol match!

  2. Your choices in music, with 'white' in their titles are good. Love that music of the 70's :) I didn't think of any of those!
    I agree, we've become a nation where a person is presumed guilty until proven innocent. It's sad!
    Thank you for your comments concerning Ed's 'retirement'. I'm sure he's having many thoughts, concerning it, but he keeps most of those to himself, so as not to worry me. I'm sure we'll be fine, when all's said and done, because God's timing is always perfect.