Archive for June, 2012

Are You Soakin’ It Up?

Monday, June 25th, 2012



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Are you soaking it up… and holding it way down inside you like an old sponge?  Be careful.  Just like an old sponge that’s held its liquid a little too long, we may start to get stinky in a day or two.  I’m referring to “soaking up” all that wonderful information that comes to us mainly through our televisions, radios and computers.  Information that is then refortified and nourished through conversations with our friends or relatives.


It’s unfortunately a fact of life.  Every minute of every day, the media presents “news” that is frequently disturbing.  Coverage of terrorist acts, wars, airline crashes, natural disasters – all kinds of information that show, sometimes in graphic detail, the tragic events of our world and the how they are impacting the lives of our fellow man.


Here’s the problem.  Many of us humans have a tendency to become over-focused on these events.  For some strange reason, beyond a reasonable desire to be informed, we find ourselves sitting in front of our televisions or our computers viewing, listening to and reading everything we can about the current “terrible event”.  We are “soakin’ it up”!


The Worst Country and Western Song Titles

Monday, June 18th, 2012



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*For your education and enlightenment, here’s today’s lesson in Music Appreciation 101…



The Worst Country and Western Song Titles



Do You Love As Good As You Look?


Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight?


Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure


Here’s A Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares


How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?


How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You When You Know I’ve Been A Liar All My Life?


I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling


I Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me


I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart.


I Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You


I Wanna Whip Your Cow


I Would Have Wrote You A Letter, But I Couldn’t Spell Yuck!


I Wouldn’t Take Her To A Dawg Fight, Cause I’m Afraid She’d Win


I’m Just A Bug On The Windshield Of Life


In My Opinion…

Monday, June 11th, 2012



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We all have ‘em, don’t we?  Thoughts and opinions on our government, climate warming, drug companies, religion, the latest fashions, the best TV programs, diets, raising children, hair styles, house colors and whether or not the gal in the next cube is sleeping with the boss.  When you get right down to it, we have an opinion on just about anything you can think of… except for the 4 percent of the population who tend to lose this ability during polls or surveys.  Hopefully this is only a temporary affliction.


Ask seven people if they think Obama is a good… no, wait… bad example.  We’ll try that again.  Ahem… Ask seven people about which shampoo is best to use and you’ll probably get seven different answers.  Seven different opinions.  It is to be expected.  Even apart from the fact that each one of us is assembled using different genetic combinations, we each have had obviously different life experiences that have influenced our thought processes.  We each have varying levels of familiarity with different products, situations and concepts.  We are all different.  So sure, we are likely to have different thoughts and opinions on just about anything you can think of.




So why then, do some of us silly humans have a compulsion to argue – sometimes loudly and forcefully – over the validity of another person’s opinion?  You know the folks I’m talking about.  Their opinion is the only accurate one – the only logical one.  The only good one.  The ONLY one!  Anyone who believes differently is either completely uninformed or is simply an idiot.


It’s an easy trap to fall into, isn’t it?  We’ve all done it sometime in our lives.  We felt we had all the facts plus the experience to back us up.  We knew what we were talking about and we knew without a doubt that our opinion was the only accurate one – the only logical one.  No, we may not have the personality that prompts a high volume discussion but you can about bet that while we were reinforcing our viewpoint there was a little voice inside our head that was saying “You dumb butt.  Turn your brain back on.  Even a first-grader could see I’m right.  What the hell is your problem?”


As I Get Older…

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012



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As I get older, I find that there are a hell of a lot of positives associated with aging.  Sure, there are some drawbacks too, but at this point in my life, they’re fairly minor.  Here are some of the things I’m seeing as I cruise into my slightly tarnished “golden years”:



I am concerned less and less about what others think of me.  I no longer feel the need to conform to society’s norms or to try to impress anyone with anything I do or say.


I am more inclined to honestly express my opinions, being mindful at the same time of the right of others to hold a completely different point of view.


I have a greater appreciation for nature and all the beauty that surrounds me.


I am less inclined to believe what others tell me or take as fact everything I read or see on television.


I like people – all kinds, sizes and shapes of people – more than I used to.


I don’t care if I end a sentence with a preposition.


There are many, many more pretty ladies in this world than ever before.


I have a diminishing desire to watch the evening news or hear about the bad things that are happening in this world.


I have a tendency when I see children, to wonder about their future and hope for the best for them.


I feel comfortable skipping through Wal-Mart and acting silly.


I am more likely to make funny noises whenever I sit down, stand up or bend over.


I enjoy more petting dogs and cats and try to do it as often as possible.


I have less of a desire to accumulate “things” – to buy the newest gadget or thing-a-m’bob.


I often take naps without planning to do so.


International Order of the Belly Button

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012



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In an effort to promote intercultural understanding, intellectual enlightenment, an appreciation for social diversity and… uh…. oh yeah, world peace, we hereby announce the establishment of:





Mission:  The International Order of the Belly Button will half-heartedly strive for zero impact on society and the welfare of our planet. To accomplish this, the IOBB as an organization will do nothing about anything.


Motto:  “Whatever…”


Logo:  [O]


Organizational Symbol: Navel orange




Requirements for Membership:  All individuals considering membership in the IOBB must either possess a belly button, have viewed at least one belly button in their lifetime or know someone who does have a belly button.



Becoming a Member:  Any individual may join the ranks of the IOBB by performing the following sacred ritual.


          Step 1.  Insert a personal appendage of your choice into any available belly button.


          Step 2. Solemnly say “This is a belly button”


          Step 3.  Remove the appendage.


          You are now a full-fledged, lifetime member of the International Order of the Belly Button and as such are entitled to all the benefits provided its members.  This membership can not be revoked or modified in any way by the IOBB.



Organizational Benefits:  There are none.


Dues:  Zip, zero, nada…


Membership Card:  Not a chance


Meetings:  You gotta be kidding!


Newsletters:  Not in this lifetime


Any Communications Whatsoever:  Won’t be happening


Required uniforms or special attire:  No such thing


Required rituals:  Nope… although all members are encouraged to periodically check for lint.



Optional Activities: 


Navel contemplation – this may be done with or without a partner for any length of time desired.


Navel prodding, poking, tickling or any other creative use is limited only by the extent of the individual’s creativity.  No single navel activity is encouraged or forbidden by the IOBB.




Resigning from the IOBB:  At any time, any individual may cancel his or her membership in the IOBB by saying the words “Screw it – I quit!”  We hope it never comes to that.



Established this 6th day of April, 2009.



PS:  If you should decide to become a member, I really don’t want to hear about it…



(Seriously, do you think I should try to cut back on the caffeine?)



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