Sunday, June 29, 2014

I am the walrus, koo koo ka choo, ka koo koo choo.

Jonah in the Dodger outfit we bought him at spring training in Phoenix.

Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor,

on the bed post overnight.

If your mother says don't chew it,

do you you swallow it in spite.

Can you catch it on your tonsils,

can you heave it left or right.

Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor,

on the bed post over night.

I don't think I ever knew all the words to this little song.  

Friday, June 27, 2014

Karen and I saw the movie "Malificent."  It was entertaining, but I wouldn't take small children to it because of the violence.

We also saw the movie "A Million Ways To Die in the West."  It was pretty funny, but be cautioned there is a lot of adult humor and some plain ol' vulgar parts.

Karen and I made it back from Las Vegas in one piece. We had a great time and even won a little money. The first night we went to a Las Vegas 51's triple A minor league baseball game. We ended up winning 10-8. I couldn't figure out what the 51's were all about until I saw the alien face on the shirts meaning area 51 nearby. It was 104 degrees when we got to the game and 94 degrees when we left. No much of a breeze either.

We stayed at the Excalibur Hotel.  We got two free nights for being a players club member.  The third night was about $39. Karen was the big winner this trip including the $491.80 in pennies shown below.  Karen won on a "Little Green Men" slot machine.

I think it was the new hat that changed her luck. We purchased the plastic cups shown siting in front of Karen at a "Dicks" restaurant in the casino.  The refills are only $9.00 ea.  

I won a bit as well, but gave it all back before leaving.  We played the "Willie Wonka" slot machines again and I had some good luck on a "Back to the Future" slot machine.

We got up at the crack of dawn this morning to get home by noon because I was on call for a court case and the court liaison was sure I would be needed today.  Of course, that was not the case, and as of 8:00 pm this evening I haven't heard back from him since lunch time.  Isn't that always the way?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This is the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore.  He recently spoke at the Pastor for Life luncheon sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi and said, the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution regarding freedom of religion "applies only to the god of the Bible and therefore the protections of the establishment clause do not extend to other religions such as Islam and Buddhism. Buddha didn't create us, Mohammad didn't create us, it was the god of the holy scriptures who created us." Justice Moore went on to say, "they didn't bring the Koran over on the Pilgrim ship. Let's get real.  Let's go back and read our history."

This man, and many more with the same ideals, are making the laws in this country.  If Justice Moore read his history he would know that the Pilgrims fled England to free themselves from the established religion in that country.  More importantly, most of the people who came to America came for business reasons not religious reasons.

You can read his entire speech here; 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In many cultures the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer."

NY Times - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted at its General Assembly on Thursday to change its constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a woman” to “two people,” and to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages where it is legal.

This is the Presbyterian Church I attended as a child in Virginia, Minnesota.  It's website says it was constructed in 1923.  The house I lived in was about 200 yards behind it down the alley.  Across the street was the public library and kiddy corner was the high school where my dad taught English.  When I went back to Virginia a few years ago on a road trip, I visited this church.  It has a big pipe organ in the front that can shake the building when it gets going.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm currently reading this book.  "The enlightened individual, despite the hostile forces of authority, tradition, and popular prejudice, searches for the truth in a spirit of open rationality free from dogma and superstition and thereby secures the progressive improvement of the human condition." 

I can't remember the last time I played a pinball machine.