Monthly Archives: November 2008

New Rules

I don’t have very many rules here at Coyote Creek.  Friends may come and go as they like.  Tired?  Crash.  Hungry?  Eat your fill.  I have friends that come over, plop down on the couch, and knit all day, and don’t care to interact much, and don’t care if I don’t interact much.  Others come by to enjoy the property, and some find this a pleasant place to just spark a bowl in peace.  I am cool with all of it.

However, after thinking about it all day, and discussing it with friends to make sure it isn’t just me being all curmudgeonly or…dare i say it, mavericky, I’ve decided to lay down the law about this one thing:

Blackberrys.  Or any other electronic device that you type into, or recieve messages through.  Once you cross my threshold, turn them off.  Want to tweet?  Go home.  Gotta check you email?  Ditto.  I understand leaving a cell phone on, and even answering it when it rings, but anything beyond that is now verbotin.

I will not be an enabler.  I will not organize or participate in an intervention.  I’m just going to tell you once, turn it off, put it away, or go home.

And no brown M&Ms.  Which I guess should go without saying.

Thats about it.

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Push Back

It seems some people, unable to adhere to the spirit of order and rightfulness of the FGF governing body have decided to level attacks instead.  Fake FGW?  Indeed.  So, fine.  If we are all going to just do whatever we want to, I believe I’ll post a video that has nuthin to do with feelin good.  Take that.

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Whew!

I was so worried I’d get it all wrong…

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Happy Thanksgiving! Now, Help me Please

If time wasn’t an issue, I’d wait till tommorrow.  But, does anyone out there know a company that can scan prints and creat a digital file of them?  I have around 100 prints i need digitized and copied to flash drive or CD rom.  I have a scanner, but the thought of sitting there, scanning each and every photo makes me shudder.

Anyone?

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FGF…Horns And Harmonies From Ahoy

Plus, you might just see someone you recognize at around 2:38…

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Feel Good Friday Advisory Council Meets

Due to the impending Holiday, Feel Good Friday submissions shall be due by close of business Wednesday, November 26.  Failure to comply will result in a penalty for the offending blogger, consisting of being forced to listen to a Meatloaf/BeeGees marathon.

That is all.

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Are You A Cunning Linguist?

Stumbled across this whilst surfin the net.  Its just a paragraph, but the comments are where the treasure lies.

I’d love to watch Coble read it.

So, I’ll go ahead and list “lose” and “loose” as my personal pet peeve…and a surprising number of smart people confuse them!  Have you got a few that get under your skin?

I’m thinking about challenging the entire blogoshpere to write a post, at least three paragraphs long, without using a single slang phrase or term.

Ok, “best practice” made me laugh.   Pretentious as all get out.

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Not Nearly Enough Parachutes

We’ve had at least a couple of decades where we told our children to go to the right schools, make the right connections, and you can get a job that requires little or no physical effort and will reward you with riches.  I think by doing so, we put it in their minds that anyone who didn’t follow that blueprint for life was “less than” and deserved whatever fate befell them.

How many of those kids, right now, are poised to graduate one of those “right schools”, with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt?  What are their prospects for ever paying those loans off and building a financial future?  Most economic experts are saying we are looking at 3-5 years of a recessionary economy.  I’m sitting here wondering what a degree in business qualifies one to do in this new “green” economy.  I’m thinking if you studied chemistry, engineering, computer languages, or math you might just be well positioned.  Like-wise, if you dropped out after High School and learned carpentry, electrical wiring, welding, tool and die making, you’ve got a better than average shot.

Are there enough of either?  I’m thinking no.  I’m thinking that I see a staggering number of people who possess law degrees or business degrees but no common sense, no communication skills, and no ability to really think.

We use to make these people military officers, but, since we decided to embark on two full scale wars of choice, surprisingly, there aren’t too many of these people applying to West Point or Annapolis.

I guess we could always get them elected to office, but, there are a limited number of those seats available, and, incredibly, its looking more and more like voters are demanding qualifications for serving in office. (Except, of course, in Tennessee)

So, what will become of them?  Retail used to be the last best hope…thats out.  Auto sales?  I doubt it.  The guys with street smarts make the money in that business.  Crime?  Well, embezzling depends on some business having enough funds to pilfer.  Its not like these folks are going to rob banks, so, I’m thinking credit card theft or other types of fraud.  (Apparently, having an identity now requires a person be pro-active about protecting that identity from theft, and paying for that privilege)

Its not looking good.  We dropped the ball long ago, when we decided that people actually doing the work out there were losers.  So, people avoided actual work.  And now, theres work to be done, and I bet those looking for qualified people to do it will be hard pressed to find them.

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BREAKING! Gingersnaps Banned From All Fisher Interviews

Sources inside the Titan organization suggested that, even though Coach Fisher had been kidnapped by the Tart from Smyrna, the deal they reached to swap most of Defense for him may have been unsound.  Apparently, they spent today with her at Sonic, instead of L.P. Field.  To prevent further distractions in the future, the Organization will now post guards at every public appearance Fisher makes.

Pressed to comment, Coach Fisher offered this:  “I really hoped that once the ransom was paid, and I was parachuted to practice in the nick of time, we could win this game with just our offensive unit. Obviously, dropping four passes in the first quarter was never part of the game-plan.”

Quarterback Kerry Collins said Coach Fisher was acting erratically throughout the game, and said he had to ask his coach to stop screaming for them to “run 36D!”.  This reporter was able to confirm that formation apparently does not appear anywhere in the Titan playbook.

Nashville law enforcement officials decided that since Ms. Snaps did indeed return the Titan Coach unharmed, if not absolutely exhausted, no charges will be brought.

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If The Word Of God Is Anything To Go By…

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