Chris Christie for President?


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chrschrstiChris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, is back in the news lately for yelling at a protester at one of his speeches.

Is this the kind of guy we want for President of the United States?  Maybe so!

All politics aside, I kind of like his attitude.  He is alive.  Not like the past presidents who are just puppets of the real masters behind the scenes.  I feel he might be the kind of guy who can ACTUALLY produce change and maybe whip the US back into shape.  He seems like a guy who will not take a lot of shit from crazy people.

If he runs for President, there’s a good chance I would vote for him.  He might be good for this new universe we live in.


High School Band Marching Competition


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leebandThe other night I went to watch the local UIL Area Marching Band Contest.

My old high school was performing.  It was fun to see.  I was in the marching band all four years when I was in high school.  We made it to State at least once that I can remember.

I enjoyed being in the band.  Awesome times!  Great friends!

A lot has changed in the area of half-time shows though.  They are much more elaborate and often include props.  Fancy stuff these days.  Wish I could go back in time.


Quick Product Review – Wagner Smart Roller makes painting easier.


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wsmThis is really cool when you have to paint large areas.  I had one before and bought another so I could paint the outside of my house.  I had an old airless sprayer but it is amazingly noisy and overspray gets everywhere.

The Wagner Smart Roller is really awesome because it basically sucks up paint from the bucket and stores it in the handle.  All you have to do is squeeze the trigger to pump paint into the roller.

That’s great if you have to go up and down a ladder over and over.  It will really cut down on trips.  Even if you aren’t using a ladder, it still makes painting far easier and less messy.

Best of all.  It is really cheap compared to a sprayer.  At only $24.97 it’s a steal. Clean it well when you are done and it will last forever.

Get one on

Lost out on Facebook stock



fbspDamn!  I did it again.

I bought 50 shares of Facebook stock just after the IPO at $36.00 per share.  The purchase cost me $1833.

After a long wait through a drop in the price it finally came back to $36.00 where I assumed it was going nowhere and was glad to get rid of it.

Today it is worth $78.37.  If I still had it I would now have $3918.  Bummer!

I am not very good at playing the market.  I did the same thing with Apple back in 2000.   I bought 66 shares of AAPL at $23.00 per share.  If I had not sold them for even less, today I would have $6732.

c’est la vie!


New Beginnings?

phnxrsngAllrighty then!

It is time that I make a MAJOR attempt to change my life.  Enough wallowing in self-pity.  That’s not getting me anywhere.  I am henceforth going to put forth a serious effort to change my attitude and improve my life.  I am going to think happy thoughts.  I am going to reject unhappy thoughts.  I am going to be outgoing and fresh.  I’m going to be alive!  I am going to rise from the ashes and do my best to be a completely different person.  I am going to take my Lithium Orotate and 5-HTP and eventually not need them anymore.

I can do it!  I know I can.  I can feel it.  Attitude is everything.  My thoughts created The Universe therefore I can bend it to my will.  I don’t have to be a victim of my own creation.  I am the one in control.  I shall rise from the ashes.  I am Me!

I love everything!  Everything is awesome!  Everything is the best!

Wish me luck and kick my ass if I don’t succeed.


Does your life have to have a goal?


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lfglsOne of my great frustrations in life is the existence of a goal.  Goals give life meaning.  Something to look forward to.  Something to plan for.

I can’t say that I’ve ever had a real goal in my life.  If anything it might have been Early Retirement.  Is that really much of a goal?  Retirement is more of just a point in life that everybody achieves at some point.  Is doing it early much of an achievement?  Maybe.  But is it a goal?  What is your goal after that?

What is my goal?  Is it really necessary?  I look around at the people I know.  I can’t say that any of them have a goal in life.  They appear to take every day as it comes.  Maybe that is not true but that is the way it appears on the outside.   External evaluation of the people I know indicate no goals.

Some people may say their goal is to have grandchildren.   Is that really a substantial goal?  Almost everybody does that by definition of life.  Maybe that is enough?  What about those of us who will never have grandchildren? Where does that leave us?

What are some common goals of the common people?  Do you think the majority of people have no goals?  What keeps them going?  Do they even care?

I would like to do a survey:  Please comment with a brief description of what you desire to accomplish in your life.  What are you building to?  If you have no goal, please say so.



Dreamblog – The Burned Mansion


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brndmsnI was sitting in a pickup truck on a dirt road in front of a burned mansion.  It was a large house similar in layout to the White House but not as big.  I was there to work on a cleanup and restoration crew.  As I sat in the truck waiting for the others to arrive I read the work description and looked at the house.  A fire had started near the middle of the mansion.  The front center area was burned and partially collapsed.

I looked at my watch wondering why nobody was here yet.  Eventually another truck came down the road behind me pulling a white covered trailer.  I started my truck and drove off the road to make way for the next guy.  I parked in the tall grass under a shady tree.  The other truck pulled up next to me and we all got out.

It was a guy from work, Ed and someone else.  I said hello and we walked over to the house.  We entered a door on the far west wing.  Immediately inside the door were parts of a pipe organ.  Ed said, “Ooo! I’ve always wanted to work on a pipe organ.”  I agreed.  Sounded like fun.

We walked further into the house where we could smell the sweet scent of burned wood.  As we turned toward the center of the house the walls got darker with soot and the smell became stronger.  There were other workers there.  I wondered how they got there because there were no other vehicles outside.

I woke up still experiencing the smell of smoke.  I wondered if my house was on fire but the smell slowly dissipated.  I thought about the tall weeds where I parked my truck.  The hot exhaust system could have started a fire but I had been parked with the engine off for quite a while waiting for the others.  It was probably OK.




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