Back in the Saddle Again
Random thoughts of an Ir-Regular Geek (as opposed to a Regular Geek) ...discussions and opinions on news items and current events (randomly selected and even more randomly posted on) and "Thank Yous" to members of our outstanding and dedicated military members.
Greetings to all and a hearty thank you for not giving up on "The Geek". Things have been very hectic and extremely busy these last six months or so since my last filing; and while nothing has changed i am taking this opportunity to re-acquaint myself to my faithful readers and audience. New things are coming to "The Geek Files" some of you will be pleasantly surprised and happy and others of you will be greatly disappointed and perhaps will take your readership to other, newer, or better blogs .... oy vey as is said by the ancestral homeland or as the French would observe c'est la vie.
thus it is that i search for morality, creativity, respect both of others, and from others ....
and so as Yul Brenner so eloquently stated so long ago in the epic C B DeMille extravaganza ....
"SO LET IT BE WRITTEN ... SO LET IT BE DONE!"
Welcome one and all to the new beginnings of "THE GEEK FILES"
So if you go here and read the words you will have just a glimpse of how my week at summer camp really was .... http://www.foxhome.com/ferngully2/html/sing/sing_lyrics2.html
and we all know what that means .... YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ice cream, baseball, water balloon fights and SUMMER CAMP!!!!
it becomes necessary for one people to separate themselves, to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Ã—
Henry Barnes Tigri .... (Hankster)
you have always been a source of wonderment and laughter. You truly are one of a kind. Together we have shared many a carton of Phish Food, Crunch Berries and movies. Congratulations again on your success as Valedictorian of your class. May your future always be as happy and bright as you are.
Amy Theresa Tigri .... (Aim)
i have watched you grow from a cute little girl into a wonderful young lady. Despite what others might think you truly are kind and caring ... Never give up on your dreams; continue to think positively and you will conquer the world.
PS .... im really sorry that your dog likes me better but Sherman said to tell you that he is really happy to be yours and ever so grateful to be alive.
Christopher Charles Ruller ... (Grand Nagus)
You have come a long way since we first met. It has been my priveledge to watch you grow into a wonderful young gentleman (yes even tough football heros can be gentlemen) and you have succeeded at both -- tremendously well. Never forget that success is mostly a measure of the hard work you put into it and you will win at the most important game of all ... life.
Felicia Lubecki ... (Padawan Learner)
Sorry but i can never remember all your middle names so i left them off. You have a great gift my young jedi friend ... Continue to seek out the best of everything in life and never lose sight of that gift and you will reap GREAT rewards that will last throughout your lifetime. See you along with the cubbies ..... I'll bring the Jambas.
Philip Wesley Horger ... (Pilip Davidovich)
You are an extremely talented young man with unlimited potential to make your world a better place to be. Learn from your Uncle's experience ... life takes discipline, hard work and a constant drive to succeed. As long as you keep God first in all things you can never go wrong.
This week has also marked the end of another year of Pathfinders and Adventurers and to all the staff, parents, young people, volunteers and church family as members of the Shingle Springs Soul Miners i say again thank you for the wonderful year ... each of you have taught me so much over the past four years. I could not ask for a better group to work for and with then YOU!!!
On a more personal note ...
this week also marked an end and new beginning for me as well as my faithful automotive form of transportation since 1997 finally expired after nearly 180,000 miles of use. The "larry-mobile" will be missed by many especially those for whom it meant a smile at the sight of the "I love my permanent make-up" bumper sticker (sorry Tamara ... the free advertizing has come to an end) and the perpetual unwashed state that provided many a budding artist with a pallette from which to create.
The new vehicular modus transportii is off to a great start however there is one small element missing ... a name. Since i so far have drawn a blank (except for calling him Guido after Father Sarducci) and because so many of my faithful readers have in person complained about calling him/her that i will open this new beginning with a naming contest.
and so here is a picture to get you started .... just picture a white exterior with black accents (and light beige-tan interior) instead of the silver shown here ....
LASTLY BUT MOST DEFINITELY NOT LEASTLY ....
as is fitting on this Memorial Day .... please join me in prayerful and solemn rememberance of those fallen in the Service of Our Country ... both those of my personal friends and compatriots ... Mark S. Makowski, Steven F. Parker, 2Lt Dewayne F Danielson; those of whom i know only through their exploits and their honored place in our nation's history; and those thousands upon hundreds of thousands whom are known only to their families and friends. May GOD in HIS MERCY grant each of us PEACE that passes all understanding ... LOVE that truly knows no boundaries ... GRACE to comfort every hurt ... and LIFE lived to the fullest in service to others as those of our fallen brothers and sisters have given ...
IN LOVING AND ETERNAL MEMORY AND GRATEFULNESS TO THEM ...
i remain .... "The Geek"
Yes my friends today, May 12th, in the year 2006 AD .... at approximately 1415 hours local Pacific Daylight Time, there occurred an event of not only momentous importance in the space-time continuum but also one of its absolute rarest events too (considering that until that specific moment it had NEVER EVER BEFORE HAPPENED in the entire HISTORY of THE WORLD Part 1 (and Parts 2-present inclusive).