Monthly Archives: January 2009

Tweetie Bird should sue.

So I got a twitter account.  Shhhhh.  Don’t tell anyone.  Now I can tweet.   I thought it was going to be interesting, but more and more I find myself reading posts from both the public and people I follow, knowing the answer to one (or more) of their issues, but having no success in actually responding to these tweet heads who tell their ‘followers’ every aspect of their daily lives.  (Apparently they have to follow you as well in order for you to respond – or so it would seem… I could just be very new to the process.)

There are quite a few interesting ones – from the extended family day to day, to the senator from Missouri who on the one hand tweets about congressional matters and then 2 hours later tweets about ordering pizza and blowing up air mattresses for visiting family.

There are all sorts on twitter – there are spammers, there are lunatics…  and then there’s me.  If you want to check it out, the twitter feed can be found here.

I don’t think I am ready to add the twitter feed to the blog for all to see.  Goodness knows I already get in trouble for some of the things I post here . . .

In any case, it’s new, it’s hip, and well, if it will help to keep the kids off the grass, I suppose I can give it a try.

Merry Christmas . . . or something

I figure that if ettiquette allows a bride 1 year from the date of the wedding to send a thank-you note for a wedding gift, I can at least squeeze in a ‘Merry Christmas’ post just over 30 days from the actual event. Right? (Too bad if you said no, the beauty of the internet is that I can’t hear you complaining about how late I am in posting this.)  Anyway, I thought I’d quickly add some pics from the holiday and maybe we’ll all feel a little more festive about the longest month of the year . . . or is it just me that feels that way? It may only be 31 days, but I tell you, every year January seems to sprout a few extra days. So go ahead — turn on that Christmas CD you keep forgetting to take out of the CD player or dial up something festive on your ipod.  Here are some of my favorites from this year’s holiday season.

Starting with the munchkins all dressed up with someplace to go on Christmas Eve . . .  from there we go to peppermint sticks on Christmas morning and a reaction akin to the Beatles being in town when they saw the much-anticipated American Girl dolls.  

 Merry Christmas, Everyone! 

Stay tuned — tomorrow I’m considering blogging about Thanksgiving. And don’t get picky — do you want to see the photos or not?

It is a day of hope.

At long last, it is finally here.  A day of hope – or at least a week of it.  I have been waiting most of the winter for this week to come and I can honestly say I am very happy with what this week represents.  You see I, like many others, have been waiting and wondering what is going to happen next.  Moving forward, day after day, watching and waiting.   Finally, after all that waiting, we will know.

Will we be happy?  Will we be disappointed?  Only time will tell.  But one thing is certain.  Burn Notice starts back on Thursday night.  I have high hopes.

Purpose. Priorities. Meaning. Life.

Just about the time I start getting too deep into a subject or topic, I am quietly reminded by that still small voice that it really isn’t about me at all.  Recent events in life have caused us to think about a great deal of things – elections, vacations, births, deaths, friends coming, friends going, life in general.  When you focus on any one thing, it almost becomes overwhelming.  When you focus on all of them at one time, it becomes even more so.  But when you stand back and look at it from a completely different view, through somebody else’s perspective, everything becomes so much clearer.

Thanks to Dr. E.L. Kersten for the constant slaps back to reality.

What shall we learn today?

I am not really one for new year’s resolutions. When asked, I simply state that my resolution is not to have any resolutions this year, followed by a Homer Simpson “Doh!” and then move on.

But my crackberry knows me better. It led me to a post where someone was asking the question “What are you going to learn this year?”

Of course it resonated with me, because I for one feel like if I am not learning, I am slowly fading away. Admittedly this is easy to do in the field of computers as everyday is a frightening learning experience, but the question still remains to be answered.

What are you going to learn this year?

Dave’s Quote of the Day

“The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar or Augustus, but because it had already long ceased to be in any real sense a republic at all. When the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions, and who with his fellows formed in war the terrible Roman legion, had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing in life save the gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by the state, and who directly or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. The laws were the same as they had been, but the people behind the laws had changed, and so the laws counted for nothing.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

From the Constitution Club website, one that offers many different opinions, some of which I agree with, some of which I do not. . .

And then there are those that I read and just have to say ‘wow’.