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Getting Older

I am having a very hard time getting over my denial that I am getting older.  Here is a list of reasons that I know I am aging…

1.  I have noticed that my ears and my nose are enlarging.  I heard this never stops!!!

2. I see many, many fine lines around my eyes, so much that I believe a spider could get lost in them.

3. I get irritated at teenagers for doing the same things I had done.

4. My thick locks are not as thick as they used to be or as think as I still think they are.

5.  Instead of 2 weeks in the gym to get back into shape it takes me an average of 3 months. (P90X)

6. Never getting I.d.’d for anything is a constant reminder.

7.  Thinking about my fiber and eating all of my fruits and vegetables. (started looking at Ensure for the vitamin factor)

8.  The hang overs seem to be more catastrophic, takes days to get over them now.

9.  I need glasses now to watch TV and read.

10.  My shoulders, knees and back are now my worst enemies.

11.  My golf game is getting a hell of a lot better.

12.  I am no longer looking for acne, I am looking for age spots.

13.  The sun has become an enemy. If I wasn’t so damn cool I would take an umbrella outside to block th UV rays.

14.  I am too old to wear shirts with designs on them although I never did before.

15.  Your more apt to find me at the bookstore than the dance club.

16.  I call it a dance club

17. Eight hours of sleep just never seems like enough.

18.   I am seriously considering time share.

19.  My annual physical keep getting more elaborate as the years pass ( a couple more years, I am gonna be a lot ‘closer’ to my Dr.)

and  20. I can make it to number 20 without stopping and wonder if I should take this list to fifty.

Feel free to add your own on the comments. 


The World That Cried Wolf

So on a different note from my small town visit I had to talk about this end of the world prophecy for tomorrow May 21, 2011.  As much end of the world crap as we have heard in all of our life times it has been more of an amusement than a warning.  Just ten minutes ago I was watching the news and heard, “Breaking News, church leaders say second coming of Christ tomorrow”  than in the same breath, that there will be a concert in town square next week.  There will never, in the future, be a legitimate end of the world scare because of all the times that we have cried wolf.  We will only know when the end of the world is upon us when comets are actually coming through the front door.  Although there is some humor and hope in this for those of us that put no stock in prophecy.  There is a man (an atheist) who has actually had 200+ clients to watch their pets when they got beamed to heaven.

No offense but this is more Christian fundamentalist trying to put fear in the thoughts of their followers, and that’s just the republicans…hee hee.  BURN

Stop the freaking madness.  And finally, who the hell is screening the news now a days.  Get that crap off the air, or all you will have are idiots like this pitching their garbage.   Its bad enough that we have Christian, Mormon and so forth channels.  Now we have the retards of the religious sect becoming their own personal super hero because they see themselves on the motion picture box.

Day 3 City Boy, Small Town

A slower way of living out here in Small Town North Carolina.  Nothing fast about it.  No need to get things done fast, no coffee shop on every corner and no dry cleaners, heck, I can’t even find a place to get an alcoholic refresher at any point of the day or night.  The churches out here, one to every household it seems, must have the lock and key to the liquor cache.   The fast food out here is even slow.  I definitely sound like an outsider here going through the drive through at the local hang out (Arby’s).  “Hello, can you hear me…Hello”  not knowing that the politeness out here does not allow them to interrupt someone from whom is talking. Even the elevators are slow here, in our hotel to get to the third story you might as well scale the side of the building.

Life in a small town is definitely an acquired taste.  You have to go into it knowing that everyone around is going to know your business, that most people know each other.  I was walking around “town” taking pictures of some of the older buildings and run down old shacks when I was stopped by an older fella that went on to talking to me about the IRS tax code for roughly an eternity.  Also some FYI for you, it is not a stereotype about the southern men all having chew in their mouth and camouflage hats and clothing.  Id say 4 out of 5 men out here fit that profile.  If they are not hunting they are directly apart of a conversation about it.  I have seen more dead deer pictures and poor deer heads on the wall than I have ever seen in my life.  I am sure that this little town has taken out at least 35% of the deer population.  And the vehicles have taken out 90% of the possum’s.

Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes

American Presidents can learn a couple of things from Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Every President should have to have been in combat at one point in his life for them to be able to serve as commander and chief.


“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head, that’s assault, not leadership.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion”.                                                                                                                                        Dwight D.Eisenhower

“I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. ”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity”.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution”.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him”.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Only Americans can hurt America”.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs”.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security”.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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