Tuesday, February 9, 2016

ATF: Lovely Sentiments

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.

Link: [Heart]


What About Love
Heart
I've been lonely
I've been waiting for you
I'm pretending
And that's all I can do
The love I'm sending
Ain't making it through
To your heart
You've been hiding
Never letting it show
Always trying
To keep it under control
You got it down
And you're well on the way
To the top
But there's something that you forgot

What about love
Don't you want someone to care about you
What about love
Don't let it slip away
What about love
I only want to share it with you
You might need it some day

I can't tell you
What you're feeling inside
And I can't sell you
What you don't want to buy
Something's missing
And you got to look back
On your life
You know something here just ain't right

What about love
Don't you want someone to care about you
What about love
Don't let it slip away
What about love
I only want to share it with you

What about love
Don't you want someone to care about you
What about love
Don't let it slip away
What about love
I only want to share it with you
Oh no oh
Oh
Oh
What about love
Love
What about love
Love
Love
Love
What about
What about
Love
Love…

Link: [Tesla]


Love Song
Tesla
So you think that it's over
Say your love has finally reached the end
Anytime you call night or day
I'll be right there for you
If you need a friend yeah
It's gonna take a little time
Time is sure to mend your broken heart
Don't you even worry pretty darlin'
I know you'll find love again

Yeah
Love is all around you
Love is knocking
Outside the door
Waitin' for you
Is this love made just for two
Keep an open heart
And you'll find love again
I know
Love is all around you
Yeah
Love is knocking outside the door
Waitin' for you
Is this love made just for two
Keep an open heart
And you'll find love again
I know

Jump around

Love will find a way
Darlin' love is gonna find a way
Find it's way back to you
Love will find a way
So look around
Open your eyes
Love is gonna find a way
Love is gonna
Love is gonna find a way
Love will find a way
Love's gonna find a way
Back to you yeah

I know

I know

I know

I know

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

Please Also Visit:

Monday, February 8, 2016

0421

I am subscribed to a daily emailed inspirational message service through the [H.E. Butt FamilyFoundation].  This started several years ago when I become a member of the now defunct HighCalling Blogs.

If you do not already know, [H-E-B] stands for H.E. Butt.  I made several deliveries back during my trucking days to their main distribution center, located on the eastern side of San Antonio, Texas.  It was HUGE!  If I remember right, it took five miles to circle the building while never straying farther than 50 yards from an outside wall.  Yeah, it was all under one roof I think was actually over several building connected together over the years.

Getting back to the inspirational messages, the headline of one a couple of weeks ago really caught my attention.  It said, God is fixing this…

If you have been keeping score at home, we have been under a lot of pressure lately (naturally-speaking, of course).  First was receiving a notification from our local insurance agent a little before Christmas that our homeowner’s policy underwriter was going to drop our coverage unless we could provide proof of the age of the roof on the main part of our house before January 1, 2016.  This was changed to allow us to at least secure a contract by the 17th of this month to have the roof replaced a little later on.  Next was finding a primary care doctor for me so that I can be prescribed medications for my diabetes, high blood pressure and [A-fib] conditions.  I go see my new doctor for the first time at 0830 on February 17.  Then was the matter of me being called for jury duty.

When I called after 1700 yesterday (as instructed) to see if I would need to actually report for jury selection, the prerecorded message said that numbers 0001-0180 were to report at 0800 on the 8th, and numbers 0181-0360 were to report at 0800 on the 9th.  All of the remaining numbers were dismissed.  My number was 0421.

Please understand that I have nothing against serving on a jury.  In fact, if I could do so while staying at home, I would serve on them all, but with my [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome], just having to leave the house leaves me practically down for the count and certainly no good for either side while serving on a jury.

I am kinda optimistic over going to the new doctor.  For I am hopeful that he will want to treat my A-fib, which might actually be at the heart of my extreme exhaustion problems.  Several doctors have mentioned that I had an irregular heartbeat over the years, but none of them have sought to actually treat it (as far as I can remember).  I was left with an irregular heartbeat after contracting [Rheumatic Fever] when I was five years-old, and I did not think it was much of a deal until a physical therapist in the hospital during my stay in intensive care after suffering a heart attack last September mentioned that a bout with A-fib put him down for the count for a while, which got me to thinking that my main problem might be fixed with proper treatment for my A-fib.

I hope to post an update by the end of this week confirming that our homeowner’s insurance policy has indeed been renewed and we will not be foreclosed upon.  In any event, our Heavenly Father IS fixing it all.

P.S.
No, I could not let this go without speaking on the Super Bowl last night.  Oh, what a boring game it was, but I am thrilled with the Denver Broncos winning—especially on account of letting [Peyton] ride off into the sunset in glory and putting [Cam] a little more in his place.

Yeah, I be hatin’, but the celebrated Mr. Newton should realize that there is a big difference between just having fun on the field and being a jerk.  Maybe I am just way too old and white to understand his ways, but I think he showed his true colors when he backed off diving for fumble he was in the best position to recover in the fourth quarter, which would have kept the final nail in his team’s coffin in the Broncos tool belt for at least the time being.

Arlynda and I were generally really disappointed with the commercials this year.  We loved the Heinz’s wiener dog stampede, and Doritos’ baby on the sonogram cracked us both up big time.  Some of the rest were ah-ight, but most were really sub-par for a super bowl commercial.  The Mountain Dew puppy monkey baby had us feeling really old and white, I suppose.

Please Also Visit:

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Sunday Drive

Back during our childhood, our parents would often load up my brother and me after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where we lived.  Even though we were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them again, and this is why “A Sunday Drive” sounded about right for the name of a series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again.  The link below the image is to the site itself, and the image is linked to the post it was first included in here.







 Link: [Monkeybox]



Please Also Visit:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ATF: Upon Shaky Ground

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Jump Into the Fire
Harry Nilsson
You can climb a mountain
You can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire
But you'll never be free
You can shake me up
Or I can break you down
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
We can make each other happy
Or we can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
Or we can make each other happy

You can climb a mountain
You can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire
But you'll never be free
No no no
You can shake me up
Or I can bring you down
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
We can make each other happy
Or we can make each other happy
Or we can make each other happy
We can make each other happy

You can climb a mountain
You can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire
But you'll never be free
No no no no
You can shake me up
Or I can bring you down
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy
We can make each other happy

Link: [Fun.]


Some Nights
Fun.
Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck
Some nights I call it a draw
Some nights I wish that my lips could build a castle
Some nights I wish they'd just fall off

But I still wake up
I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord
I'm still not sure
What I stand for
Oh
What do I stand for
What do I stand for
Most nights
I don't know
Anymore

Oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh who oh
Oh who oh
Oh oh
Oh
Oh who oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh whoa oh…

This is it boys
This is war
What are we waiting for
Why don't we break the rules already
I was never one to believe the hype
Save that for the black and white
I try twice as hard
And I'm half as liked
But here they come again
To jack my style
That's alright
I found a martyr in my bed tonight
She stops my bones from wondering
Just who I am
Who I am
Who I am
Oh who am I
Mmm
Mmm

Well
Aome nights I wish that this all would end
'Cause I could use some friends for a change
And some nights I'm scared you'll forget me again
Some nights I always win
I always win

But I still wake up
I still see your ghost
Oh Lord
I'm still not sure
What I stand for
Oh
What do I stand for
What do I stand for
Most nights
I don't know

Oh come on

So this is it
I sold my soul for this
Washed my hands of that for this
I miss my mom and dad for this
Come on
No. When I see stars
When I see
When I see stars
That's all they are
When I hear songs
They sound like this one
So come on
Oh
Come on
Oh
Come on
Oh
Come on

Well
That is it guys
That is all
Five minutes in
And I'm bored again
Ten years of this
I'm not sure if anybody understands
This one is not for the folks at home
Sorry to leave mom
I had to go
Who the f#$% wants to die alone
All dried up in the desert sun

My heart is breaking for my sister
And the con that she calls love
When I look into my nephew's eyes
Man you wouldn't believe
The most amazing things
That can come from
Some terrible nights
Ah

Oh
Oh who oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh oh
Oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh whoa oh
Oh oh

The other night
You wouldn't believe the dream I just had
About you and me
I called you up
But we'd both agree

It's for the best
You didn't listen
It's for the best
We get our distance
Oh
It's for the best
You didn't listen
It's for the best
We get our distance
Oh

***NOTE***
Today would have been my dad’s 96th birthday.

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

Please Also Visit:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ATF: Standing Firm

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.

Link: [Toto]


Hold the Line
Toto
It's not in the way that you hold me
It's not in the way you say you care
It's not in the way you've been treating my friends
It's not in the way that you'll stay ‘til the end
It's not in the way you look
Or the things that you say
That you do

Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Whoa whoa whoa
Hold the Line
Love isn’t always on time
Whoa whoa whoa

It's not in the words that you told me girl
It's not in the way you say you're mine
It's not in the way that you came back to me
It's not in the way that your love set me free
It's not in the way you look
Or the things that you say
That you do

Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Whoa whoa whoa
Hold the Line
Love isn’t always on time
Whoa whoa whoa

It's not in the words that you told me
It's not in the way you say you're mine
It's not in the way that you came back to me
It's not in the way that your love set me free
It's not in the way you look
Or the things that you say
That you do

Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Whoa whoa whoa
Hold the Line
Love isn’t always on time
Love isn’t always on time
Hold the line
Love isn’t always on time
Love isn’t always
Love isn’t always on time
Hold the line
Love isn’t always on time
Love isn’t always on time
Love isn’t always on time
Love isn’t always on time
Whoa whoa whoa

Link: [Triumph]


Lay It on the Line
Triumph
It's the same old story
All over again
You turn a lover into
Just another friend
I want to love you
I want to make you mine
Won't you
Lay it on the line

I'm tired of playing
Foolish games
I'm tired of all of your lies
Making me insane
I don't ask for much
The truth'll do just fine
Won't you
Lay it on the line

Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Don't waste my time

You got no right
To make me wait
We better talk girl
Before it gets too late
I never ever thought you
Could be so unkind
Won't you
Lay it on the line

Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Don't waste my time

You know I love you
You know I love you
You know it’s true
You know it's true
It's up to you girl
Now what have I got to do
Don't hold me up girl
Don't waste my precious time
Won't you
Lay it on the line

Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Don't hold me up now
Lay it on the line
No
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line girl
Lay it on the line
Oh don't hold me up
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Lay it on the line
Yeah yeah yeah
Lay it on the line….

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

Please Also Visit: