Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beginnings, Endings, Big Brother, and Gun Control

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)
Love
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.
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NEWS - The debate has heated up in my last post concerning the 2nd Amendment (right to bear arms). The Supreme Court is expected to clarify the controversey around this in this session. See my take and the ensuing debate between Kristen (of course) and myself in Second (2nd) Amendment Right or Myth.

ENTERTAINMENT - Well, Evel Dick and I were both right; he implied that he would be back on Big Brother and I stated that if he did, it would be in the lame cameo appearance role. You can see that little exchange here, and yes I have a few reasons to believe that it was really Evel Dick.
WORK - I am kind of getting a little behind in my work. It really has never been like this before. I am usually a "stay ahead of the game" kind of guy. I really don't know what it is. I guess I am just tired and distracted.
SPIRIT - I am starting to draw closer to God. I have made some decisions that has caused some strain and pain, but it is in line with a biblical approach to life. The world screams when you move in that kind of direction and I do feel the strain. However, I do believe that it will be worth it in the long run.
FAMILY - My sister is getting back from her extended trip this weekend. She is the "good" sister that helps out with my mother and the other family members in need. I am hoping that it will give me some help, but anymore, I don't count on it.
LOVE - Life is funny. As those that have been following along at home (or at work as the case may be), last time here I defended my wife and tried to show her loving side. Well apparently, for some reason, my wife and I didn't see things the same way (I thought they were starting to get better; she didn't). She informed me that she was done and that she is getting out. Life is funny, but I am not laughing.
ANGUISH - See: "LOVE"
SPORTS - On the bright side of things, I am doing very well in my NCAA basketball tourney pools. Might come in handy for lawyer's fees.
HOME - Recently, I have hit it off with one of my commissioners. We seem to have a lot in common and can talk to each other at deeper level than most friends. In a recent conversation, he heard me mention my first car that I still have and that I have been trying to get it restored. He got excited and said, I have the garage and the help; let's get it going! Nice to have a good friend like that. He is older, wiser, and I think a good mentor-type guy. I have never had that; I was always the mentor-type for other people.

12 comments:

Sayre said...

((Jeff)) **sits here, wondering what to say** **sits here some more**

Shocking news, and yet not. Has she already gone or is it all in-process still? I hate to say it, but you may find your life falling into better order afterwards. You already have so many stresses on you - it's hard to maintain a high maintenance relationship on top of it all. I think maybe God sent you a good friend to help you through all of this right now. Take him up on his offer. And older, wiser (?) friend may be just what you need right now.

So sorry, Jeff. I know you had high hopes. ((another hug))

Jaquandor said...

Wow, talk about "burying the lede"...but seriously, I'd been hoping from afar that it would turn out well for you. I'm sorry to hear that it's not.

You left a comment on my blog around the new year expressing your hope for a 2008 that's better than 2007. I hope that's still possible, some way.

kristen said...

Wow, I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Michelle said...

(((Jeff)))

Just a hug today... and an "ear" if you ever need it. No opinions unless you ask or want. My prayer is that whatever is best finally happens, and that you both come away from this experience in hope and healing.

Michelle said...

http://crows-feet.blogspot.com/2008/03/take-my-hand.html

The Real Mother Hen said...

God is watching over you Jeff.

kristarella said...

:,{

Is that the tear face?

God is with you.

Chris said...

I never thought for a moment it would really come to this. I hope your faith will help you both to make the right decisions as things proceed. Hang in there, man.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Oh Jeff...I am so sorry. Please tell us how you are. I can't believe it. You deserve so much better. I will be praying for you both.

E-mail me if you want,
J.

bassman99 said...

Really sorry to hear that, Jeff, but much better it happens sooner rather than later when kids might also be involved. Chin up - you never know what (or who) is round the corner. Russell

Jod{i} said...

ahhh geeze Jeff- I take a brief(ok ok a longer than expected) holiday from blogland...
come back to catch up...and welll...

SO many thoughts, so many comforting thoughts, I wish to extend to you.
I wish that there were those exact words, that wouldnt necessarily make it all better and fixed(I think we have both tried that enough in life eh?) but that could at least give some momentary comfort and acknowledgment...

Need an ear you know where to find me..
sending you hugs and friendship!
Jodi

(makes your more recent comment so much more apparent)

Charles said...

Wow i'm kind of surprised. Sorry that it didn't work out for the best Jeff. Hopefully you'll find that special someone. The one who you are truly meant to be with.