2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people.

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John 15:13

Finally Pilate handed Him over to them to be crucified.  So the soldiers took charge of Jesus.  Carrying His own cross He went out to the place of the Skull (Golgotha in aramaic).  Here they crucified Him, and with Him two others – one on each side and Jesus in the middle.  John 19:16-18

You know the honeymoon is over when the comedians start making fun of the elected government officials…
The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.  We agree, and we think 25 to life would be appropriate.
–Jay Leno
America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
–Jay Leno
Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s’ new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
–Conan O’Brien
Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser.
–Jay Leno
Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: Obama’s cabinet is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society.  A penitentiary is for housing prisoners.
–David Letterman
Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America!
–Jimmy Fallon
Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.
–Jimmy Kimmel
Q: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for Clunkers” program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.
–David Letterman

     Had a memorable customer yesterday, imposing in a sort of way, so we had a short exchange of words.  I have a few days left at work and was feeling a bit fearless, so I figured why should I give this guy an inch when he’s demanding a mile for a foot? 

     Well, it turns out he has cancer with less than a year to live, and he’s traveling west for an operation to possibly prolong his life for an additional three months.  He called back to apologize for his demeanor, it turns out the medication he’s taking is taking it’s toll.

     Imagine how small and insignificant I felt then… I was immediately jumping through hoops to help the guy out. We eventually got him the travel arrangements he asked for, and he couldn’t say thanks enough.

     I thought my retirement was going to be hard, with all the preparations I had to go through and the paperwork drills I had to finish.  But imagine retiring completely from life –  leaving your loved ones behind; leaving your legacy behind.  Just when you think you got things figured out, God sends someone your way to keep things in perspective – to keep your mind open –  because sometimes you just never know what life is all about until you only have a short time to live.  And maybe that’s just how we’re meant to live…

“And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter.  And I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying.  And he said someday I hope you get the chance, to live life like you’re dying”  –  Tim Mcgraw

winding down…

7 workdays and a wake-up…

Time flies when you’re having fun.  Well, for the most part it was.  I can’t believe it’s been about 23 years and 5 months now.  For all the good and bad times, here’s to the underlying fact beyond it all… that God was certainly watching over me during my whole Navy career.  I learned a lot, then again i missed a lot with my family too.  But I thank God for giving me the chance to make up for lost time.  Now it’s time to move on.  God is good…

To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1

it’s too cold…

Whether you’re from the north or down south, it’s been cold pretty much everywhere.  Makes me wanna visit the carribean islands one more time.  But since I don’t have the time and money right now, this beat will do…