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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blame It on the Rain

Fortunately, in the city where the streets have all names, I was not delivering pizza on Tuesday night, yet it was raining last night when I was working.
Like the flood of 1993 that averages every Super Bowl, the pizza place was unusually busy, so at least for the first few deliveries I was able to Blame It on the Rain.
Blame It on the Rain
Go under by RenoKim on DeviantArt
I’m slow and inefficient, and suffer the consequences. I could look for ways to improve my processes, or own the situation as my manager at the help desk would have said, instead I call myself names and tell myself I’m not good at the job.
Why am I knackered this morning? I was awoken by a nightmare about three hours ago, “and to gain anything, something of equal value must be lost,” so I need to be awake now, and get to the bank this morning.
To add insult to injury, a co-worker left without making any boxes, and I was there all night. My consciousness drifted, like my car between lanes, at least twice on the long way home, so I could have crashed; a fact we'll be expressing to my co-worker this morning.
“On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God. (Psalms 62:7)”

Friday, April 29, 2016

As Perfect a Thursday 040

I forgot to wish Happy Big-Block Days to everyone!
You left a piece out, she said to me condescendingly. My friend Ronni and I were going to game night because it took me a little longer than usual to upload a post to my blog, and Tuesday night was also a night for severe weather, so there was water in our basement on Wednesday morning, when I got around to pay most of my bills.
I made sure to get some laundry done for my father as Thursday is his laundry day. Before I return for my afternoon route.

I went to Hurricane Allie’s for chicken wings at a special price of $0.75 each, and I was warned that they were just cooked, yet I burned part of my upper lip.

I had time to attend an event at The Foundry at McCoy’s in Westport, but I really don’t get a chance to go to bed that early on a Thursday  night, so I missed the party, but I indulged in dollar dog days again at Sonic.

I also heard the last Jam or no Jam from Will Sterrett, and his final broadcast with the Jonathan Weir Show.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly,
since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)”
Fluttershy, Rainbow and Sunset Shimmer
Fluttershy, Rainbow and Sunset Shimmer by borickrut on DeviantArt

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Silly Love Songs

He has a same name and appearance as Will Sasso, but with a goatee, and his dulcet tone often is the foil to ‘The Jonathan Weir Show’s Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - gonzo: filled with bizarre or subjective ideas, commentary, or the like.
Last Thursday I was fortunate to be listening to said program when Will Sterrett would be leaving KMBZ to go into business for himself to create and market content, unlike Tom DeLonge from Blink-182 who says, “I’m Still in the Band.”

As demonstrated around four in the afternoon on ‘Dana & Parks’ yesterday, Sterrett has an amazing ability to recognize Captain & Tennille or Christopher Cross from only a few bars, and tell jam or no jam.
“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, (Daniel 4:37)
praise and extol and honor the King of heaven,
for all his works are right and his ways are just;
and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”
What are you Will Sterrett at?
[Blender] Sunset Shimmer by FD-Daylight on DeviantArt

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A second out of Phase 028

To search for a summer job should begin soon for me, and I would be fortunate to find work as a Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - amanuensis: a person employed to write what another dictates; secretary. Except for a fraction of time that morning, Monday has been go, go, go. I was on a different route until 5 o’clock, so little time to get to Bonner Springs Toastmasters, where the audience thought I gave my best ever speech.
“For the word of God is living and active,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing to the division of soul and of spirit,
of joints and of marrow, (Hebrews 4:12)
and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Grammar Counts
Grammar Counts by dm29 on DeviantArt

Monday, April 25, 2016

Don’t Think I Don’t Think about It 004

Only recently did I become aware “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” is also a song by Darius Rucker, whose music I appreciate more since he became a country artist than Hootie & The Blowfish.
Last Friday, my sister Kimberly would have been thirty. Tonight at Bonner Springs Toastmasters, if I am scheduled to speak, then I will use events described in Wolf Creek Pass to describe the human body during a Transient Ischemic Attack, which happened to my father on his birthday.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.’ (John 14:6)”
Fluttershy A Pleasant Interruption
Fluttershy | Fog on the boat [pixiv]

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Humor vampirism 025

The wind just annoys me because it gets in the way of some Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - alfresco: out-of-doors; in the open air.
I was giving 94.9 KCMO another listen this weekend, their Ultimate 80s Weekend, and heard that song from ‘Top Gun’ a couple of times today alone. I have not been following the comedy series ‘Archer’ lately, so unaware they had gone meta, “Kenny Loggins talks ‘Danger Zone’ and his ‘Archer’ cameo,” and if I haven’t sucked away the humor from that for you, then you probably should have been watching the show.
“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture,
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’
you are doing well. (James 2:8)”
♪ Headin’ into Twilight / Spreadin’ out her wings tonight ♪
I Draw Stuff : Photo

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A second out of Phase 027

While I work Saturday and Sunday at the pizza place, also evenings on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, I listen to the Jonathan Weir Show on KMBZ, where Kate Haugan was a guest a few times to promote sets at the Kick Comedy Theater.
As part of Ham-Kitty, her most recent show was Saturday, 16th April, a party which I missed. I should also mention; the Keyword to Cash has returned, and most days I’ve been missing those. Good news, my father’s blood pressure is in the correct range, so he could go to the rehabilitation center, when they have vacancy.
“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid,
for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where he lay.
‘Little Red Corvette’ By Prince Isn’t Fashun Ponies
Fashun Ponies by NCMares on DeviantArt
Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead,
and behold, he is going before you to Galilee;
there you will see him. See, I have told you.’ (Matthew 28:5-7)”

Friday, April 22, 2016

For the Royalty!

Since last weekend, when 94.9 KCMO played Tax-Time Tunes to help listeners to relax while they tabulated, I have given them a listen; likewise 105.1 Jack FM honored the passing of Prince. Also, HM Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday.
Autopsy begins to determine Prince’s cause of death
“Out of respect, the 96.5 The Buzz’s 90s At Noon will be all Prince’s Most Memorable Albums: An Ode to ‘the Purple One’ via 15 Great Prince Songs that Were Hits for Other Artists
“In the path of your judgments,
O LORD, we wait for you; (Isaiah 26:8-9)
your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.

My soul yearns for you in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
For when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.”
For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness
1000 Years ago... by girlsay on DeviantArt

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Carry on My Wayward Son

Blame it on the Purple Rain, and on this Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - pecuniary: of or relating to money.
Harriet Tubman Replacing Andrew Jackson on $20
“let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead--by him this man is standing before you well.

This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you,
the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
Guitar 2 by KeronianNiroro on DeviantArt
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:10-12)”
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

And I don’t wanna miss a Thing

I don’t know, but I’ve been told; the child who portrayed the daughter to Bruce Willis in Armageddon was told to imagine her own father to make the scene an authentic Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - somaticize: to convert anxiety into physical symptoms.
With no mental impairment, my father is doing well, but has some weakness on his right side after a small stroke on Saturday afternoon. He went to hospital on Monday morning, and will be going to rehabilitation today or tomorrow; this will depend on his blood pressure. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
“Strive for peace with everyone, (Hebrews 12:14)
and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”
Under the Sun’s Wings
Under the Sun’s Wings by SilFoe on DeviantArt

Monday, April 18, 2016

News of the World 062

Among significant events, Doris Roberts, who played the mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, has passed away, and friends are among those affected by floods in south-central Texas.
Three people rescued from flood waters in Spring Creek
“See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.”
Zenogiasaga
Zenogiasaga | flour [pixiv]

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Postscript to Experiment 642

As friends and I gathered at Jack in the Box early, early this morning, we encountered this Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - endemic: natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place.
Josh and I then discussed presidential candidates. Trump is not afraid to opine, yet such does not qualify him as a leader. Hillary is mostly foam; same as the recent publicity shot.

Josh also observed that Democrats hold Messianic beliefs about their candidates, “Try, try, try to understand / Bernie Sanders -- He’s a magic man

I must admit, the last two days I have waited until late in the day to blog, so the result has been somewhat less than I was quite pleased when I finished my taxes on Tuesday morning.

Emancipation Day is celebrated in the District of Columbia, and many federal entities, and some local school districts were closed on the Friday, so I had a day off and slept until I had to be awake and go to work at the pizza place.

Regularly I have mentioned road work and related delays, so tonight I went to South Lone Elm Road and I-35 and drove through the construction from south of Old 56 Highway and Santa Fe Street.

After Ronni and I had game night at David’s house, we realized that the all electric house was continuing to its new home at the former King Louie. We arrived before the house also arrived at 83rd Street, then followed the transit until 89th Street and Metcalf.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us
A pony riding a “hoverboard” around
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, (Romans 8:35-39)

nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Collective Soul to Squeeze

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have,
for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’
SunLight
SunLight by Riouku on DeviantArt
So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear; what can man do to me?’ (Hebrews 13:5-6)”

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bring the beat back 025

Open enrollment for fall classes begins April 20 at 9 p.m. on the web.
Great news! Your federal return was accepted by the IRS. Great news, state has accepted your return. Check your email for a confirmation message.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,
plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)”
Happy Fluttershy Vector
Happy Fluttershy Vector by TimidTremors on DeviantArt

Thursday, April 14, 2016

As perfect a Thursday 039

This post is going to be like a Word of the Day at
Dictionary.com - ersatz: serving as a substitute; synthetic; artificial.
“The whole commandment that I command you today (Deuteronomy 8:1-3)
you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply,
and go in and possess the land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers.

And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
Sun-girl
Sun-girl by Audrarius on DeviantArt
And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Around 8...starting 7:45-8

While Egocentric Universe: Blogger versus WordPress provides evidence to the contrary, I am not yet this Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - ossify - to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.:...
Tonight we are having a second game night with David, at the same time as last week, ‘Around 8... starting 7:45-8.’
“Seek the LORD and his strength; (Psalms 105:4)
seek his presence continually!”
Wizard
‘Wizard’ by LittleCloudie on DeviantArt

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Voices carry ‘til Tuesday

“First things first. No more Word of the Day from Dictionary.com - namby-pamby - lacking in character, directness, like last year’s editor.”
Mostly, this week has exhausted me. I finally went to see a doctor about my bronchitis on Sunday, yet I was so ill that I had to call into work early Monday morning. Tuesday afternoon I took a friend to honor her grandmother, who would have been 80 years old, and we later joined our friend David for a game night as his apartment.

Near the start of my shift on Wednesday, and Thursday I had either a delivery that was could not be completed, or was just difficult. There were some other aspects that caused some emotional volatility this week, and caused me to doubt myself rather unfairly.

Saturday, then was a renewal; I visited my friend been late on Friday night, so I was tired Saturday morning and left my Garmin device at home. I could not figure out how to use Google Maps, or the satellite navigation in my car quickly enough to make them effective, so I ended up trusting my own knowledge which I built over the past four or five weeks working at the pizza place. I have gained a lot of confidence and regained much respect for myself as a result.

I‘m coughing and sneezing quite a bit, and on my way home from work on Saturday I discovered ‘Original Country Gold,’ a weekly show on KFKF, “Summer’s Comin’,” “Backside of Thirty,” “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life,” and the last two were from Kenny Rogers, who was also celebrating another significant anniversary since 35 years have passed since the premiere of ‘The Gambler,’ “Daytime Friends” and “Love Will Turn You Around
“‘Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them
will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

And the rain fell, and the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat on that house,
but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
Dance and Climb, All at Once
Dance And Climb, All At Once by TheRandomJoyrider on DeviantArt
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does them not
will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

And the rain fell, and the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat against that house,
and it fell, and great was the fall of it.’ (Matthew 7:24-27)”

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Wolf Creek Pass

Found in all the promotional materials for the area, Kansas City has the most barbecue restaurants per capita, and where the streets have all names one will find the most railroad crossings and a Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - contretemps: an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance.
April 15 is the last day to drop a full semester course with a W or request pass/fail grade option.
Sign says clearance to the twelve-foot line</a>, but the chickens was stacked to thirteen-nine
Vinyl Scratch Headbang Animation by wingedwolf94 on DeviantArt
“Right in the middle of the whole damn show was a real nice tunnel, now wouldn’t you know? Sign says clearance to the twelve-foot line, but the chickens was stacked to thirteen-nine,” was basically what I heard on KMBZ about a wedged recreational vehicle under the only rail bridge in Olathe, which slowed trains and snarled traffic Friday afternoon.
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. (1 Peter 4:7)”

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Humor vampirism 024

Sylvia Robinson even wrote a song for you to get to know Sean!
See what I did there?
I listen to more than my fair share of Trend KC with Burns & Monacelli, and they were fun to tease. To help Burns interact with an intern, they were discussing an article from Mashable about small talk.
I saw I saw
“As for the rich in this present age,
charge them not to be haughty,
nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches,
but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

They are to do good, to be rich in good works,
to be generous and ready to share, (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
Rainbow Power Rarity
Rainbow Power Rarity by dstears on DeviantArt
thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future,
so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Embrace the Wind

On Kansas City’s Morning News, E.J. was asking why there was so much wind, and Ellen told him simply to embrace the wind; here was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
“After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi,
sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, ‘Follow me.’
The story of Pinkie’s curls
The story of Pinkie’s curls by viwrastupr on DeviantArt
And leaving everything, (Luke 5:27-28)
he rose and followed him.”

Monday, April 4, 2016

I took a Pill in Ibiza

For everything over-the-counter, I could apply this Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - palliate: to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate. Through the Affable Care Act, my insurance decreased the price of the prescriptions pretty dramatically, so I was able to pick up some My Little Pony.
Federal judge OKs $20 billion settlement in 2010 BP oil spill
“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. (Psalms 42:1)”
♪Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs♪
Sick by AskBubbleLee on DeviantArt

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Opening Day

Sunday is opening day for the Kansas City Royals, Cheap Trick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and this post could potentially deviate from this Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - brevity: the quality of expressing much in few words.
Those events are both worthy of celebratory notes, yet I will be opening myself a bit now; the Old Girl does have satellite navigation, yet I have chosen to use Garmin, whose last update is over a year old: where I’m going there are no roads.

Also, a former coworker from the Arby’s in Mission, Kansas was strangely in the lobby of one of the hotels to which I was making a delivery, and she told me that she was recently in hospital. And she wasn’t even the former coworker with the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

As confirmed by a medical doctor, I have full-on bronchitis, so I have had to cancel on friends last week; I don’t want to accidentally get them sick with something.
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse,
that there may be food in my house.
And thereby put me to the test,
says the LORD of hosts, (Malachi 3:10)
if I will not open the windows of heaven for you
and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”
♪ Reunited and it feels so good / Reunited ’cause we understood ♪
Reunited by dragonfoxgirl on DeviantArt

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Keeping up the Habit 043

“I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep / Said, no more counting dollars / We’ll be, we’ll be, like a Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - asterism: a group of stars.”
All right, I did get enough sleep today, but I had to miss the first part of the fifth season from ‘Game of Thrones’ at Laser Rangers, with whom I had seen the third season. Although I have seen the first half of the fourth season on HBO, I haven’t seen any of the fifth season.
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the LORD weighs the heart. (Proverbs 21:2)”
Rainbow Dash!
Rainbow Dash! by Kurochhi on DeviantArt

Friday, April 1, 2016

The present is full of Goodness, part Five

Wednesday, I had an appointment, yet like a Word of the Day at Dictionary.com - ninny-hammer: a fool or simpleton, I forgot to take the medication for my blood pressure the night before, so I might not be able to get a dental cleaning at Johnson County Community College this term.
In the category of same name, my friend likes to visit Roni’s Pub and Kitchen on Wednesdays for half price wings, and Orlando for a game called Ingress. I left her off at the airport today at noon. Work at the pizza place is as challenging and rewarding as ever, yet I am continuing to fight the sickness from a fortnight ago.
“In the path of your judgments,
O LORD, we wait for you; (Isaiah 26:8)
your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.”
Pinkie Pie EG
Pinkie Pie EG by MLP-FIM24 on DeviantArt