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“Honesty is a Life Force”

Did you miss me?….Don’t worry I’m still here…You probably can’t see me in all this fog but I’m here. There was a break in the fog the other day and the sun came out for a little while. I jumped on that very quickly and took a ride on my bike for about 10 miles. Just a sample of things to come…What’s new?… Well, The latest thing is I’ve been getting phone calls from someone I dated in 2006.…No details but our relationship was volatile to say the least. Remember when I went on that liar rant post a while ago? Every once and a while I think about how she treated me and I write about honesty and what a rare commodity this is these days. Actually honesty and integrity are my favorite topics…I wrote about the woman who use half truths to manipulate men and practically anyone so they can to get what they want. Well, I’ve been watching the Casey Anthony murder trial and the person that is calling me reminds of the girl that’s on trial. In the past when called she was mostly civil. Now when she calls she’s drunk or high on drugs. The foul language, shock statements about her promiscuity are there but now she is slurring and muttering her words. Please believe me, I don’t like when the predictions I make come true like this. I truly believe that honesty is a life force. Telling the truth, good or bad is a main stay to leading a happy sober life. No, I will not be helping this very sick young woman nor will get involved with her decline. All her problems are hers and hers alone…I will venture to say that her life will be cut short because of what she is doing and maybe that’s a good thing because at least her pain will be over. In this case its sad because she has had all the chances humanly possible. Addiction is a horrible disease

“God Bless America”

We had one glorious day all week and now its back to boring fog and 100% humidity with the temperature in the 60s and the 70s. It can only be described as gray, damp and bleak. I guess it’s a holiday and for those of you who have to work and some sort of a getaway weekend for others. Well, I feel bad for you having to pay those obscene gas prices just to get away from the place you live to spend outrageous money for gas and food some where else. Hey, going away sometimes just isn’t worth it. Don’t forget the bed bugs you just may bring home with you. Getting there and finding crowds of angry people that have to pay tourist prices just like you. Me? I like to say I’m always on vacation. Today is only Friday so I don’t have to prepare for anything I’m always here. My new thing is I have been picnicking on the beach rain or shine everyday. I tested this out a couple of weeks ago and I made my lunch. I put it in a little chill box that I’ve had for years. I have been doing this for 2 weeks now. The result is I don’t pay tourist prices for any crowded restaurants and I know where the cheapest gas prices are. There two or three close by that are less than $4.00 a gallon. All this doesn’t change the fact its called “Memorial Day“. Make sure to take the time to visit your local Cemetery to say thank you….“GOD Bless America” because no one else will

“Ten Rules For Being Human”

                    I thought this would give you pause for thought….

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
  2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
  4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
  5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
  6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
  7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
  8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
  9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
  10. You will forget all this.

Author: Cherie Carter-Scott

“Lady Ga Ga”

I actually stayed up late to watch Lady Ga Ga on Dave last night and on Saturday Night Live. Outrageous and wild all at the same time. She is loved by millions of people including myself. I don’t know about love? That would be reaching.  I do follow her on Facebook and bought her CDs. At first I couldn’t figure out what the attraction was. She is a good singer and I love the dancing that she and group does. I thought, “Why do I like her“? Then it occurred to me that she is entertainment’s version of what is happening in the United States and in the world. She represents the confusion and resistance to change with her performances. The songs are all basically the same. The beat is great. Its new and fresh. The way she dresses is her statement and it says you cant stop it so don’t try. The songs convince you to let it go, you can’t do anything about it so enjoy it. 25 years old and she has worked hard to create this unusual image. I like that she’s not a creation of a producer or an “Idol” like most of the new talent out there. I guess I watch because she’s good and to see what’s going to happen next……

“Without Protection”

Arnold Schwarzenegger. Weight lifter, actor, politician and Governor of California has morphed into a deceiver, manipulator, cheater, womanizer, liar, serial groper, father of illegitimate children and soon to be ex-husband of Maria Shriver. By the way, her Dad was married to President John F. Kennedy’s sister. Can you imagine how humiliated she must feel?…What a legacy! Just your classic American politician walking around with that dumb look on his face thinking he can get away with anything. Its just another example of having too much money and no brains thinking he’s better that everyone else. Having all that power and prestige and losing it, now get this….to have sex, “Without protection” with a housekeeper. No, not with a sexy co-star or starlet, a freaking housekeeper. I sort of always knew that he wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree. No wonder this country is circling the drain.

“Mental Terrorism”

Let me see if I got this straight….We, the U.S.A. finally after about 10 years and Billions of dollars caught up with and killed the mass murderer. We all know who that was. Just hearing or saying his name makes me want to throw up so I won’t. OK, having said that, its my understanding that he will have to be replaced with another leader. Lets see, if I put an ad in the “Radical Muslim Times“…It would look like this……Wanted, someone to take over as baby killer. Must be able to give classes on building suicide bombs. Must be willing to strap young psychopathic men and woman with high explosives and send them into markets and schools to blow themselves up…Its very important that you have no conscience and you must be willing to be put on the most wanted list. You must have Terrorist experience and have killed at least a 1000 innocent people. Consideration will be given to all applicants with no formal education but sheep herder experience credits will be given. No woman will be allowed to apply but we will allow you to blow yourself up.…..Well, it looks like they found one but it was decided that his position will be temporary. Sort of like a part time mass murderer not a full time killer. Don’t laugh this is true. The position is temporary or until they can find a more insane guy to apply….Here in the U.S. the price of gas is stalled at over $4.00 a gallon. Rampant greed is out of control and Food stamp applications continue to flood in to State offices. Welfare is paying for most people to live and the United States continues to give Billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries that lie to us and hate us…Here in Connecticut, its Mental terrorism at its best….Its Absolute Insanity!

“Happiness is Not a Reward”

I’m glad I’m home is the first thing I thought about last night when I seen the ocean from my car. His problems are serious but not serious enough to be hopeless if the right decisions are made. The adult sons and daughters of parents who have taught the right things and set an good example of how life really is at times have to let go and pray that those sons and daughters make the right decisions through their lives. I can only suggest and point in the right direction to the road where there are less pitfalls. It’s a well traveled road and easy to find so there is no excuse for making bad choices. “You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink” comes to mind. My Dad said that to me a long time ago. Last night I went to be with friends and learned that, “Happiness is not a reward it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment it is a result.”

“First to Know”

Doctors visit went well. If you can call being weighed, poked and prodded and having a needle stuck in your arm a good visit. No results from the blood test so I suppose no news is good news. I told him not to worry if anything was wrong with me because he’d be the first to know. He doesn’t realize that I’m the kind of guy that likes to cure myself. I’m afraid to hear bad news so I try to fix things. In other words, I take care of myself. He offered to give me some any-depression pills but I said no. My feeling bad will pass. Today I’ll take a trip North to visit my son. We will see what is really going on…

“Check Up”

Routine doctor visit today. Nothing wrong. Its one of those maintenance visits for blood work and a check up. I don’t feel like there is anything wrong. Maybe I’m a little tense because of Adam’s sickness but this will pass. He seems to be making it through his ordeal. Its all up to him. I found a new way on the back roads to get where I’m going without stop lights or stop signs. It might be a little longer but its worth it. There is no traffic and its absent of the absolute fools that think because they follow me close I’m going to go faster. Hey, all you dumb ass idiots. If I’m going slow and you follow me too close I’m going to slow down. So please take a risk and pass me out but wait for that sharp corner or someone coming the other way to pass me…Remember if you have an accident, I’m not going to stop. One last note on that. Please go really really fast and remember Its not the crash that kills you. Its that sudden stop. Good luck with that…

“Larry Land”

Things are not so good in Larry land this morning. Aside from not sleeping well, I am not in a very good mood. The weather here matches my mood. Its gray and the air is muggy and wet. The worst part is its going to stay like this for a few days…That’s not good. One of my sons is not well. I don’t want to say anything but it seems like things are going full circle in his life and that’s that for now. Stay tuned… Also this morning my pals and I getting together to show support for each other. Thusly proving again that there are some sane people left here in this country. We are a rare breed and need constant confirmation that we are safe from outside influences and outrageous behavior. I know it seems like I’m writing in code but it has to be this way for a while. My thoughts are scattered all over the place today. The point here is, to get this stuff out there so maybe I’ll feel a little better. The best part of not sleeping well at night is that I can take a nice long nap this afternoon and I’m looking forward to it. Later guys…If its at all possible, have a good one…

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