Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Montana

This was in an email from my friend Mary. She is a native of Montana, like me. Hi-Line Girl.


God was missing  for six days.  Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found  him, resting on the seventh day.
  
He inquired,  "Where have you been?"

God smiled deeply  and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look,  Michael.  Look what I've made."
 
Archangel  Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is  it?"
 
"It's a planet," replied God, and I've put  life on it.  I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to  be a place to test Balance."
 
"Balance?" inquired  Michael, "I'm still confused."
 
God explained,  pointing to different parts of Earth.  "For example,  northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and  wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor.  Over  here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there  is a continent of black people.  Balance in all  things."

God continued pointing to different countries.   "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be  very cold and covered in ice."
 
The Archangel,  impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said,  "What's that one?"


"That's Montana, the most glorious  place on earth.  There are beautiful  mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and  plains.  The people from Montana are going to be  beautiful, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are  going to travel the world.  They
 will be extremely sociable,  hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers  of good things."
 
Michael gasped in wonder and  admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God?   You said there would be balance."

God smiled,  "I will create Washington,  DC.  Wait till you see the idiots I put  there."
  

2 comments:

Buck said...

The people from Montana... are going to travel the world.

True, that. They leave and hardly ever go back. ;-)

ORPO1 said...

I ran away from Havre twice. The first time was in 73 when I enlisted. And in 1998, when I moved to Wichita to work in the aircraft industry!

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)