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07-23-2015 Journal – Love Me, Amy!   Leave a comment


‘My New Workout Buddy’

I had a great workout yesterday. Normally I’d spend forty-five minutes on the treadmill and all the while watching some ridiculous television rerun.  I’ve been doing my workouts every other day for the last year and a half but as time goes by it becoming more of a boring task than a healthy approach to my life. On top of that I’m tired of hearing myself bitching and complaining about it endlessly. I’ve discovered over the years that I have the uncanny ability to annoy even myself and not just others.

With the upcoming cutting of my TV umbilical cord I’ve begun taking steps to prepare myself for what I’m sure will be a certain amount of withdrawal from my life-long television addiction.  It will difficult I’m sure but absolutely necessary.

‘I’d judge that as a 9.5’

I’ve turned away from my exercising in front of the television to embracing an old love . . . music. I’ve never considered turning to music  on the treadmill because I’ve always loved music and hated mandatory exercise. Mixing the two seemed somehow wrong. I was forced to rethink my entire approach to these things because cable television is making me insane.

I’ve had an IPod full of thousands of songs for years but have used it sparingly.  I’ve always disliked wearing ear buds because the accompanying loss of hearing of my surroundings makes me wary and uncomfortable. Yesterday I jumped on the treadmill, put in my ear buds, and turned on my IPod. The silence of the world was replaced for the first twenty minutes by those politically incorrect Dixie Chicks who pissed me off years ago as they did a large segment of the country. I still love their music but detest their political naiveté.

‘President Bush’s Fav’s’

The next twenty-five minutes were consumed by the late darling of the British Isles, Amy Winehouse.  I love her brash lyrics and low and sexy sound.  She made the remaining time fly by and I actually found myself totally entranced by her music and my memories of her. It was wonderful.

I guess I accomplished three things yesterday.  I kicked my TV habit, I had a kick-ass workout, and I began a new love affair with my IPod and Ms. Winehouse.

To quote one of Amy’s lyrics, "Where is my moral parallel?". My answer is the same as hers . . ."I have none."


05-06-2013   2 comments

I was just sitting here trying to decide what I should post today when I received an email from my nephew in Dallas.  He’s lived there long enough to be called a real Texan and he’s proud of it as most Texans are.  I’m passing the contents of his email along for all of you to read.  It’s humorous to the Nth degree but the underlying message is something I also feel strongly about.

I only wish I could be the guy who picks the contestants for this Texas version of Survivor.  I have at least ten possible candidates that truly deserve to to be put to this test.  I won’t name them but I’ll bet anything you can figure most of them out on your own. Please let this happen.

Survivor — Texas Style

Due to the popularity of "Survivor" shows, Texas is planning to do one  entitled: "Survivor – Texas-Style!" The lucky contestants will all start  in Dallas, drive to Waco, Austin, San Antonio, then over to Houston and  down to Brownsville. They will then proceed through Mission, up to Del  Rio, El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Lubbock, and Amarillo. From there they will  go on to Abilene and Fort Worth and Finally back to Dallas.

Each contestant will be required to drive a pink Prius covered with the following 15 bumper stickers

"I’m A Democrat"

"Amnesty For Illegals"

"I Love The Dixie Chicks"

"Boycott Beef"

"I Voted For Obama" 

" George Strait Sucks"

"Re-elect Obama In 2016"

"Vote Eric Holder Texas Governor"

"Rosie O’Donnell Is Texas Born"

"I Love Obama Care and Chuck Schumer"

"Barney Frank Is My Hero"

"I Side With Jane Fonda"

"It’s Bush’s Fault"

“Islam Is A Peace-Loving Religion”

and the last sticker will read:

"I’m Here To Confiscate Your Guns"

The first contestant to make it back to Dallas alive wins.  What more can I say except "Remember the Alamo and the Constitution".