Thursday, August 30, 2007

How long to sing this song?

This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover. 2 Kings 20:1 NIV

The LORD says, I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. 2 Kings 20:5 NIV

I'm stuck in there between verses 1 and 5.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yeah, I Really Do Think ~ IMHO

“It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take.”
Ironic ~ Artist, Alanis Morissette

I could kick myself for not taking some good advice I’ve been given on different occasions, but what about the bad advice we sometimes get that we do take?

Some well-meaning person advises you to do this or that or to not do this or that. So you do, or don’t. Maybe you take the other person’s advice because you just really don’t know what to do yourself. Your advisor is a trusted person whom you think would or should be in a position to know what would be right or what would be the best thing.

The aftermath tells you that you probably should have taken the advice into consideration, but not based your decision on it. Especially, if your decision could adversely affect someone else.

What I’ve learned? Read on in the comments for my opinion from my experience.

If you make a bad decision, clean up your mess. You don’t have to dwell on it forever, but try to right your wrong. Unless the affected person asks you to (or sings to you “Leave the Pieces”~The Wreckers), don’t just leave the pieces for him to clean up or try to fit back together. That may not be possible without your help. You might be the one person who has the directions or the key to the solution.

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out
When you think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

Isn’t it ironic, dontcha think?
A little too ironic. Yeah, I really do think

~ Alanis Morissette, again

Monday, August 27, 2007

Borderline Ugly

So much for the high road. That last post, re-read in the morning light of today, seems a bit ugly. Not my intention. But its truth is stand-alone enough to leave it posted, I guess. I'm not perfect. But I'm also not crazy, nor am I the bad guy. No one is. The bad is how the aftermath has snowballed out of control and doesn't seem to be getting any better. Sad.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sweet-talkin' and "Luz del sol de Buenos días" Revised

A year ago this the last week of August, I had the Dixie Chicks' "Let 'Er Rip" on replay. Over and over and over for a couple of days. And every-once-in-awhile, I threw in "Hole In My Head." Seriously! I sat in the parking lot at work one night, praying for strength to just walk away. Not because of anything big or bad, just because I needed to get control of myself. I was going to take control and clip the ties that bind before they choked me to death. Why didn't I?!...

...I've revised this post now. Email me if you want all the happy horse crap.

If I could only rewind back to a year ago this week. Let 'er rip. A clean break, healing the friendship, smoothing things over...and I would've been nice.

Edited August 27, 2007 10:15 a.m.

The Eagles Are Screaming...I would be, too.

Moved my baby girl to Evansville on my birthday. Happy birthday to me. [sarcastically] Even though I didn't see her much this summer, I really miss her when she's away-away.

It was harder for me to leave her in Evansville this year than it was to leave her in Bloomington her first year, last year. I've just never been a big fan of the city of Evansville. And, well, USI is no IU, that's for sure. Sorry to anyone who might be offended, but first impressions mean alot. I'm sure it's a great school and that she'll get a good education, but there's alot to be said for a welcoming campus atmosphere. I'm not one that likes to be catered to--not at all--but, it was nice last year at IU to have the campus all a buzz with excited students and friendly helpful campus employees with clear directions and instructions.

At USI, people just didn't seem happy to be there or to be assisting a new transfer student. Didn't really seem to give a hoot. Weren't rude or anything, just ho-hum. Indiana University definitely makes their students feel welcome and like they are there specifically to help Joe Student and that they are sincerely happy that Joe chose IU.

Well, it was just different, that's all. As long Alisa is happy there, that's what counts. I pray she's safe. Eville...ick. Maybe I'll warm up to it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Taylor Swift Sings

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one that's got enough of me to break my heart
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
And he's all that I need to fall into

Drew looks at me
I fake a smile so he won't see

~ "Teardrops on My Guitar"

Just a boy in a Chevy truck
That had a tendency of gettin' stuck
On backroads at night
And I was right there beside him all summer long
And then the time we woke up to find that summer'd gone

But when you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness
I hope you think, 'That little black dress'
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw
I hope you think of me

~ "Tim McGraw"

Agree to Disagree

I'm a man of my convictions
Call me wrong, call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I'm going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to, love me if you can

~ Love Me If You Can - Artist, Toby Keith