Archive for December, 2012


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!May 2013 be a fabulous year, filled with good health, wealth, and happiness!  The slate is wiped clean and 2012 is almost behind us.

Stay safe and party responsibly!  Cheers!

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A New Orleans Holiday Editorial

The Gift of the MagiEvery Christmas Eve, Phil Johnson, the late editorialist/news director of a local news channel, would retell the O. Henry short story, The Gift of the Magi during his editorial.  I grew up watching his editorials and I would like to share this with you.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a way to post the video, so below is the link to the video and print of his editorial.

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Phil-Johnsons-Gift-of-the-Magi-112427144.html

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season, and a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

For …

much is given, much is requiredBut he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.  -Luke 12:48, King James Version

If you have a wonderful brain or a God-given talent, don’t do stupid shit and fuck it up.  Humanity needs you to do good things with the blessings you have been given.  It is expected of you, to put your talents and intellect to good use.  If you know better, you know better, and you will be held accountable.  Do the right thing, work hard, be honest, and give back more than you take.

 

Raccoon of My Dreams

another quality paint jobRather than think and put down my thoughts, I’m just going to come out and say that my painters are killing me…slowly.  This has been an excruciating event that has been going on for so long.  The goal is to finish before the new year, but who knows if that will happen.

Some color is finally gracing the exterior.  One of the colors has “raccoon” in the name, so that at least gives me a little laugh.  Truth be told, raccoons probably are partly this color.

raccoons love trash cansFingers crossed that I’ll be back soon with a progress update.  Stay safe and be kind to people you meet.

Cheers,

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All I Want for Christmas…

I Must Have an Inflatable Bumble…is an inflatable Bumble!  I’ve been wanting one for years and cannot seem to find one anywhere.  It’s one of my secret obsessions…The Bumble!  Who doesn’t love abominable snowmen (or snow monsters)?

My family usually goes out of the way to let me drive past the few homes in New Orleans that have one, but it’s getting harder and harder to find one.  The one closest to my home is no longer there, the home was sold, and The Bumble is gone.  I wish I could have told those people how much I enjoyed seeing it during the holidays.

Just like anything that gets retired, the inflatable Bumble was limited and a collectible, so those are selling for hundreds of dollars, more than I can afford.  I’ll continue buying little Bumbles here and there, just like the recent animated one that plays Burl Ives singing, “A Holly Jolly Christmas” with some Bumble roars mixed into it.

BumbleHope your holiday season, whatever you celebrate, is off to a great start.

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