NEWS FLASH is basically news or thoughts that may be changing over time - an update or an evolution of thought that covers a multiple of topics. It is what makes a blogger tick and it is the reason why we read. So, with that in mind, I came up with NEWS FLASH as an acronym that stands for what is going on in life:

News (or current events)
Entertainment (movies, TV, celebrity, etc.)
Work (thoughts on the job or employer)
Spirit (thoughts on God and/or the supernatural)
Family (or friends)
Anxiety (a rant or a trouble)
Sports (also considered should be contests, reality tv, recreation, cards, games), and
Home (house, yard, or even another family type of thought.


NEWS - Cindy Sheehan, the perpetual thorn in W's side, has now a new target in Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She has decided that she MAY run against Pelosi as an independent in order to oust Pelosi. Why? Because Pelosi hasn't done enough to oust Bush. Sheehan started out to be a sympathetic figure, losing her son in Iraq. Now, she is coming off as a nut. I would be tempted to say that she doesn't have a prayer in her new ambition, except she would be running in San Francisco - 'nuff said.

ENTERTAINMENT - As promised, I will spend a little time on the new "Big Brother 8" on CBS. So far, the characters there haven't stuck out, save one. One housemate blew a gasket because of the picture BB put up of her. There is a wall that contains all the pictures. When a housemate gets evicted, the picture turns to black and white (at least that is how it has been done in the past). This girl, Jen, had a complete meltdown about her picture. She thought the shading was bad and it caused her to lose her mind. The other house guests thought she was kidding at first and then they freaked out on her. Stability is important in this game and she is not playing with a full deck. Maybe that will be fun to watch (evil laugh).

WORK - I am gearing up for my big meeting. My commission did me justice and cancelled the meeting because it was scheduled on my birthday (I didn't ask). It is now a week later. That is pretty nice, because I tend to work about 12 hours on meeting nights.

SPIRIT - I have been getting too caught up in my life situations lately. When I think about worrying about my wife not bringing in any money with two mortgages to pay, etc., I feel so hypocritical. I either trust in God, or I don't. No matter what the circumstance, things really shouldn't distract me so much. I mean, I only have 40 or 5o years (barring accidents and fatal disease) left on this planet. I can put up with ANYTHING for 40 years. I think about Jesus and HIS world. He just came to offer Himself up. He didn't claim ANY life for Himself. I can't live without a car or financial stress for a while? What a hypocrite I am.

FAMILY - The Fourth of July cookout at my sister's was a huge success. I didn't think my wife would come, but she did. I attacked her with a bucket of water and a water fight ensued. She LOVED it. That stupid water fight did a lot to make things better between us. Whoda thunkit?

LOVE - The wife and I are getting along better. Of course, she got her way in all her endeavors, why wouldn't we get along? People tend to think that I am treating her too well because of the stuff she pulled (job, leaving town, etc.,), but I disagree. What good would punishing her with the silent treatment or something else as petty? We are where we are. We need to work from that point, not some fictional point people think I will get to after her "punishment".

ANXIETY - No worries. I have passed through that for now. God will provide. I can handle it now and hopefully for the future. My frail humanity will no doubt test me again, however.

SPORTS - My Cincinnati Reds, now that they are out of it and sacked their manager, are playing the best ball of the season. That is always how it happens, though. Now, they will no doubt trade the good players before the trade deadline to "rebuild" for next year. It never stops.

HOME - I am the leftover king. I am the only person in my originating family or my married family that is willing to eat a leftover. Why is that? People are missing out, I think, when practicing their "entitlement" philosophy of fresh food, because some foods are just better later. As Jed Clampett once said, "The one good thing about possum innards are that they are just as good the next day." Amen!


The Real Mother Hen said...

I'm with you on the leftover front. And my prayer is still with you.

Anonymous said...

I feel a little funny - kind of intrusive - commenting about things between you and your wife... But I just want to say, good for you for being in the moment. You're absolutely right about potentially making matters worse by punishing her at this point. Day to day is good right now, I would think.

Shan said...

Work: Happy B-Day! in advance!

Anxiety: I'm glad you passed over it :)

Love: Indeed. I guess work on and build up on what you have. All feuds are all but temporary.. We all want happiness in the end.

Home: I wish I knew :D I just like hot food all the time!

Jeff said...

Mother Hen: Thanks. Always can use prayers.

Stephanie: You don't ever have to feel funny about your comments. You are a friend and I will always look at your comments in the best possible light and will find them valuable just because it came from you. With that stated, thanks. It is always good to be affirmed. :)

Shan: Thanks for the B-day greetings and your other comments. Hot food is great unless you are in the middle of a hot, steamy drought like I am. :) Besides, with the microwave, you can always have hot LEFTOVERS.

Big Daddy said...

Hey Jeff,

You left me a comment saying I'd been tagged.

Where? By who[m]?

Jeff said...

Sorry Big Daddy,

Technical glitch. Try it again:

You were just too fast for me!

Big Daddy said...

There's something about Kail on Big Bro that I don't like.

And Eric looks super familiar to me, but I can't place it.

Jeff said...

Big Daddy: At last, someone who acknowledges "Big Brother". I kind of like Kail, actually. She is the only female that is shows consistent sense. She doesn't get caught up in all the female pettiness stuff. It is the same thing with NBC's "Age of Love". The "40's" women seem to have more sense.

I don't know what I think of Eric. If you have Showtime, he uses the F-bomb about every other word. Still, it will be interesting to see him do what people vote for him to do.

Big Daddy said...

Have you ever seen the UK version?

I think Kail is 'level headed' because she runs all those businesses.

After Dr. Will and Boogie 'won' last year, I vowed I was not going to watch it anymore.

But the twist this year I found kind of interesting, so we'll see how long I last.

I'm not reading all the updates on the feeds this year though.

Jeff said...

I haven't seen the UK version. How would one in the US see it?

Yeah, Kail being a business woman and older is why she comes off the way she does. I think she will probably fly under the radar because she doesn't draw too much attention to herself - even when she is HoH.

I am in it for the long haul. I have to see it to its end. I do happen to have Showtime2 and check out some of the afterhours stuff. It has been pretty uneventful from what I have seen. Of course, I only watch a little bit of it. I can't stay up till 2 am every night.

Big Daddy said...

There's clips on YouTube and also on Channel 4's website.

I like the British version because there is an actual 'Big Brother' - a disembodied voice that plays tricks on the houseguests and sends them on secret missions.

Like the time Big Brother tricked this girl Makosi in to being stuck in a cage while bargaining with the other houseguests for her release.

Plus the public gets to vote on who gets kicked off.

I don't have Showtime unfortunately.

Jeff said...

The British version does seem to have more "twists". I wonder why CBS hasn't borrowed more of them.

That Makosi cage thing is quite amusing.

I wish it (BB UK) was on BBC America.

Big Daddy said...

Hopefully they'll start.

I'm loving 'America's Player' this year.

Jeff said...

Me, too, but I wished America would have voted Amber out instead of cute, little Carol.