Ramblings of Silver Blue


Archive for August, 2006

31 Aug

Meaning to be cryptic.

Listen. But don’t ask questions. Sometimes, people just need to be heard. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

31 Aug

Morning Laughter

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, “It was a good idea to replace the first four rows of pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.” The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, “And you told me a […]

30 Aug

Here Comes The Rain Again…

We’re set to get 3-5 inches in the next 2 days. So we’ll go from draught to flood. What’s next? Boils? Frogs? Pestilence? Locusts? Dark of night? Death of the first born? If so, I’m shit-out-of-luck, cos I’m an only child.

29 Aug

Sometimes you feel like an animal.

Don’t I know it. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

29 Aug

You ask, I answer 8-29-06 Edition

Fritz asks: “Do you have insurance to protect your home and property from flood, fire, and other natural disasters?” I am not in a flood zone, so I don’t carry flood insurance (regardless of sump pump overflow, the half-basement doesn’t qualify for flood. Fire and Natural Disasters? You betcha. Replacement value of house contents and […]

29 Aug

The Tuesday Ten™ 08-29-06

Hurricane Katrina Memorial edition. 1. What was the worst natural disaster you’ve been in? 2. Do you have a disaster preparedness kit and plan? 3. Flash Fire, Flooding, Blizzard, Tornado, Earthquake, Hurricane … which would you least like to experience, and why? 4. Are natural disasters getting more powerful? 5. It’s said that those who […]

28 Aug

Tacky Joke, Part II

Did you hear the police pulled over Janet Jackson? Seems her right headlight was out.

28 Aug

Tacky Joke of the Day.

Q: What do you get if you cross Titanic with the Atlantic Ocean? A: Half-way.

28 Aug

It’s that time of year.

to start thinking of the holiday CD. It’ll be called 2006 Holiday Scrapbook, and starting a new tradition, I’m not breaking the letters of the words out into their own words. Cover after the jump.

27 Aug

Good morning.

I’m actually working on the book today. God will forgive me for staying home. Hopefully, I can get more work done on it today than I did yesterday, when wonderful Micro$hat Woid crapped out without doing a backup and I lost 5 pages of manuscript (text, no photos yet!). Oh, I was livid. But…life goes […]

26 Aug

I’ve been Tagged.

Pisco Sours has tagged me. # One book that changed your life: Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain. # One book that you’ve read more than once: Descent from Xanadu by Harold Robbins. # One book you’d want on a desert island: The Bible. # One book that made you laugh: The Grass Is Always Greener […]

26 Aug

As the world turns…

I’ve survived one of my two busiest weeks of the year at work. The stress and pressure was immense. So, between that, two birthday parties, a church meeting (in which almost everyone showed their arse), insomnia, and very little work on the book, I haven’t had time to really blog or think. Much of my […]

25 Aug

The Friday FloorFiller™ 8-25-06

Do ya miss me? Show me.

23 Aug

Supermarket Surround Sound

The new Supermarket near our house has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and witness the scent of fresh hay. When you approach the […]

22 Aug

The Tuesday Ten™ 08-22-06

Ahh. Memories… 1. What’s your favourite occasion to think back on? 2. What’s your least-favourite occasion to be reminded of? 3. Have you ever been tempted to write a tell-all book? 4. How about your memoir? 5. How young is too young to write a memoir? 6. Why do you think that most tell-all books, […]

22 Aug

Christian One-Liners

Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case. *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews. *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors. *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is […]

21 Aug

16 more months, if I can survive it…

…and then, much to many people’s surprise, I expect a major change in my life. One that will fly in the face of tradition and right-winged extremists. One that is deeply personal to me, will not affect or effect anyone else, nor will it involve anyone but me, nor will it involve any change in […]

20 Aug

Letting it all out.

I’m sitting here in the dark after a rather stress-less day at church, lunch, and retail therapy. I’ve decided that I’m really not a people person. I mean, if you’re going to complain about something, put your money where your mouth is. Either do something about it, or shut the hell up. Showing your ass […]

18 Aug

The Friday FloorFiller™ 8-18-06

Didn’t think I was gonna let it slide like I did the Tuesday Ten™ now didja? It’s eclectic, that’s for sure.

17 Aug

Just a little bit…

Figured I’d like you see the galleys for 4 pages of “The Book” (PDF File) [Please note: this is a low quality PDF to save on download time for you… the pictures aren’t as sharp in the file as they are in the actual print.] Since I’m self-publishing it, through Lulu.com, it ain’t gonna be […]

16 Aug

No Tuesday Ten, Barely Time To Think

Between working on #21 on my list (writing my memoir) which I hope to have published next month (check back in a month regarding this), having work crank into high gear, etc. etc., ye olde blog has suffered. Oh, there’s been plenty to write about. Just none that I’ve been inspired enough to actually sit […]

15 Aug

Looking for good food?

Carnival of the Recipes is online (just saw it in my inbox, sorry guys!)

14 Aug

Permission to have sex?

As seen on a church sign today: “God doesn’t have any grand children”. Just WHAT are they implying? (I know, but it was too good to pass up and not blog)

14 Aug

On The Brain…

…well, yesterday was a series of highs and lows. High point: I was able to get through a solo at our church. Low point: we activated the 30 day escape clause to release the Interim Pastor from his contract at the request of the congregation, and it split the Deacon’s board. I keep reminding myself […]

11 Aug

Catching You Up

This past week has been lean for the Blog. I haven’t been ignoring you, I’ve been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest. Memories, how they fade so fast… I’ve had an old friend come back into my life after a span of almost 20 years. It’s amazing how thinking about someone can […]

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