October 17, 2011

A Cardinal is just a noisy red bird...

I don't want to make a big deal out of the upcoming World Series. I want to be fair and non-bias. I am sure you who know me believe this. To be honest, I'm not even an avid baseball fan. I usually tune in during the play-offs right before the championship.

Now I don't want anyone to take what I'm going to say all wrong. I don't hate the Cardinals. I have nothing whatsoever against the Cardinals. A Cardinal to me is just a beautiful red bird that makes a lot of noise.

But there is something about me I would like for you to know. I am a God loving, God fearing man. I love God, my family, my many friends, the USA, and last but not least the Republic of Texas. I root for every Texas person or team who is competing with anyone outside of Texas. If two Texas teams are competing against each other I flip a coin (unless I have a dog in the hunt = a bet)(either way I win) to choose my Texas team of the day.

I have difficulty understanding how a Texan can root for another team who is playing a Texas team. I know this happens and I am sure there are many good reasons one could give. I just said, "I don't understand it."

So my friends, as the World Series begins tomorrow, I hope you'll sit back and enjoy and root for the team of your choice. GO TEXAS RANGERS!!!

October 16, 2011

The Filing Cabinet Finale... +Go Rangers

I'm really not interested in the assembly of the filing cabinet becoming a series, but I would like to wrap things up in a positive way. When my children were growing up and they made a bad choice or had a bad experience, I would always encourage them to put it behind them and move forward. I would then ask them what they learned from the experience. Now I can hear my children saying to me, "OK Dad, what did you learn from this, or what is the principle behind this experience?" It is amazing what our children remember from their childhood and how it will often come back to bite you in the butt. So here are 3 things for us (me) to remember. First, when the price is not an issue, go with what you most like. Second, if you're not good at assembling things, don't do it. Third, finish what you start...even if there are parts left over. So if I was a Texas Ranger going to the World Series I would be batting over 600. First, I bought what I liked, and thought would fit the decor. Second, I finished the project. But I struck out by not having it preassembled. Go Rangers!

October 15, 2011

The Saga of the Assembly: When Will I Ever Learn...

One would think by the time you reach my age you would have learned certain things to do and not to do. Yesterday, I told Preacher's Wife that I was going to shop around for a filing cabinet for my office. So I rushed off to Office Depot to check their selection. I must admit they had a nice selection of standard preassembled metal filing cabinets in various colors. All I needed to do was pick the color and determine if I wanted one that locked or not. But no, my eyes had to see a nice beautiful black wooden one that matched my office decor. It looked so good there on the showroom floor and the price was right, so I said to the salesman, "I'll take it." I went to the cashier and paid for it. He returned shortly from the back of the store pushing a huge flat box. Immediately my memory of all my life experiences concerning assembling purchased items had not served me well. I knew better than to buy things that had to be assembled. But I loaded it up and brought it home...Thinking... Yes, thinking, I can do this. Well here I sit posting on this blog and the cabinet is in the garage only half finished after 3 hours of intense frustration. I will finish it sometime today, hopefully before college football begins. Just to think it could have been assembled in the store for $50.00. When will I ever learn?