Monday, January 26, 2009

I don't subscribe to "Tow Truck Theology"....

In other words: I don't believe that if I pray for a Tow truck one will miraculously appear and save me from dieing in a ditch during a blizzard just because I prayed.


So the obvious question, (in light of this weeks Bible Study theme at Church: Prayer: Intimacy with God.) is "Do I believe in Angels?" Well no actually, I don't. I do however believe in the presence of Good. Do I believe in Good vs Evil? Not really, not in the traditional Comic Book Variety anyway. I think that we are all a little of both and some of us are more one than the other. Hopefully we are all moving in the Good direction a higher percentage of the time. If you do Good you attract Good... if you go to the "Dark-Side" Well....


"It's a matter of seeing" ....[sic] you can change the exposure, you can change the filter, but you can't change the picture, only the interpretation..." (Living the LLC)


"If only I pray allot God will give me what I want...." NOOOOO! but I may be prepared for whatever happens and also have the means to avoid despair.



Sunday, January 25, 2009

Keeping the Army of Guardian Angels busy ...AGAIN!

So there I was sitting a pizza joint chowing down in downtown Schenectady, across the street from "Proctor's Theater". Sarah and Jimmy, and the "Basement Gang" were waiting on Devin before we went to the "One Man Star Wars" show. Every year around this time we go to a show and we bought our the tickets back in October.

I used to tell the kids in Youth Group stories that had to do with life experiences meant as cautionary tales... Of course Sarah is always telling me that its not a cautionary tale if it begins with "It was so Coool!"

...any way there I was telling one of Sarah's favorites about how me and my "Gang" bounced off of a tree that we (they actually) had missed a few days earlier and Bang! ...whata ya know guess what? ..we hit the very same tree!

...and the phone rings!

I was just getting to the part where I tend to say something about how I have survived repeated near death experiences for some reason that I equate to God's future plans for me in this world.

It was Devin of course, and he had taken out several hundred feet of guardrail on the way to the Theater along route 20 in Duanesburg, after the I-88 exit. It seems he went to Cobelskill to help a friend ....sound familiar? ...sound like something his Dad would do? "...ahhh, yeah, can you drive down here and give me a hand even though you just got off of a 36, haven't eaten, should get some rest and take care of yourself ..."


He had a week like I am prone too. His GPS fried, He lost his Cell Phone during the wreck, had some Bad Calls I can't talk about and ended up in a ditch on the way back from Coby.


So you can imagine what I said to him I'm sure. It went kinda like this: "I know you won't believe this, and I'm sure you think I'm whacked when I tell you, but You are a "Force for Good" In this world son, and you as I before you, will not be "taken out of here" until the Lord is convinced that your job is done. In a world full of darkness you have a reason for being. Call it destiny or whatever, but I am convinced that you walk through things with the Light of Being as your guide..."


Its scary how we become our parents. This is not the first time. As a mater of fact, his Boy Scout, Civic minded, "almost taken out while doing a Good Deed Experiences" are quickly mounting towards my total. I'm sure it won't be the last time either. When I finally go to the "Great Beyond" I'm pretty sure that the Angels who have followed me around all my life will simply be reassigned. To my Kids.


Friday, January 23, 2009

What? Huh? Wait a minute here....

obeedúid~ gets "the Boot" from Finn Mac Cool....
Giants Causeway October 15th, 2008.

Yeah, I've decided to lay off the episodes of the movies and concentrate on it in its entirety as a finished DVD. Then I'll break it down for the internet later. This photo is a preview of sorts that relates somehow in my warped little leprechaun mind to todays rambling musings....


I'm thinkin' I might have a handle on just what has been putting me under the weather for the past few days other than let down from Ireland....

"And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!"

"Once in a Lifetime" by The Talking Heads
from "Remain In Light"
(written by David Byrne, Brian Eno)

How did I get here? I've always been all about family, fidelity, all that stuff... Somehow here I am "Happy," but sans spouse.

Its not like I haven't tried... but lets face it, it seems like all of the women who are somewhat stable, and not carrying baggage, are still in that stable relationship with spouse right? Maybe I'm wrong here but it sure seems like all the things I always thought I would have passed me bye, by venture of my age bracket and the fact that I spent too many years trying to fix dysfunctional family situations with women who were a product of that type of environment.

Well, thats good to know anyway. But still... WTF!

I AM HAPPY! ...I'm just missing that one thing, How do I work this...

Or in the words of another Talking Heads Song off the same album:

Im still waiting...Im still waiting...Im still waiting...
Im still waiting...Im still waiting...

Cross-eyed and Painless~


Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I was not at myself by, so I came home sick. I slept until Devo came home from a 36. Even though I was still peely-wally I got up to watch some of the parade.

Amidst the Hoopla and the Ta-ta-ta-ra, among the tears and the smiles, flags waved and bands played, while a small crawler moved from right to left at the bottom of my T.V. screen:

"President Bush has left Washington..."


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dublin Advertisting Weirdness....

O.k., So this was just weird... thats all there is to it... Watch it. You'll see what I mean. ...Yep!

Obviously I am not the first Youtoober to find this sign odd... however, I do believe I may be the first to think it warranted the "Wilhelm" ...if it was good enough for Lucas and Spielberg its good enough for me...