Saturday, December 31, 2005

Quote

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."

Albert Einstein

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The List!


I promised a Top 25 List.

I am here to deliver it.

Before you dive in and check out the random selection of artists, I must first say that this probably isn't the end all of my favorite songs. I honestly don't know if I could narrow it down. It's so fucking hard to actually choose a single song. This is about as close as I can get though. I think my top 50 would probably seem cooler because I left out a lot of bands that I fucking love.

I guess for the most part these are songs that have sentimental value to me or I just think they're really fucking cool. They span the music that I have heard my whole life. Some of these songs are probably great works of art, some explain how I feel about life and others just so happened to be at the right place at the right time. There is no particular order to my list. That would probably be impossible or give me a nervous break down to try and slot them in an order. I also decided to group more than one song if I had multiple favorites by the same artist. It's kind of cheating, but it's my list and i'll do what I want.

I hope you enjoy!


1. Everlong – The Foo Fighters

  1. If I Give My Soul/Drive On/Understand Your Man – Johnny Cash

  2. It Ain't Me Babe/Don't Think Twice, It's Alright – Bob Dylan

  3. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

  4. Just Like Heaven – The Cure

  5. Graceland – Paul Simon

  6. California Stars/She's a Jar/Shot in the Arm/Via Chicago – Wilco

  7. Fortunate Son – CCR

  8. Break the Glass – The Suicide Machines

  9. Journey to the End of the East Bay – Rancid

  10. Outlaw Heart – Tiger Army

  11. Get Down – Nas

  12. New Noise – Refused

  13. Rave On - Buddy Holly

  14. Under Pressure – Queen/ David Bowie

  15. Everything In It's Right Place/Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead

  16. My Name Is Jonas/El Scorcho – Weezer

  17. Renegade/Square Dance – Eminem/Jay-Z

  18. Sascha – Jolie Holland

  19. For a Fair Desire – Zao

  20. I Need You/Stop Your Sobbing – The Kinks

  21. Single Second/Total Immortal – AFI

  22. Track 1 – Sigur Ros - The ( ) Album

  23. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong/Pretty Girls – Against Me!

  24. Knowledge/Jaded – Operation Ivy

Friday, December 16, 2005

Top 25

Holy Shit, seriously!

I have not stopped moving since before I got strep throat. My life feels like a non-stop flight through permutation and pandemonium. It's good though. There's alot of life changing events that are coming down the pipeline for me.

I'll get to that soon though.

As for this weekend i'm dealing with an issue that is on a grand scale.

I am going to make a list of my top 25 favorite songs of all-time. You might be thinking to yourself that Johnny C. is a fucking fruit cake and there is no way in hell that he is going to tackle this debacle of an idea, but oh yes I am.

I was speaking with some younger co-workers today who in my opinion have a pretty bad taste in music. So I challenged them to come back on Monday with their top 25 favorite songs of all-time. I also agreed to this homework since I am the teacher. I'm looking forward to the comparisons.

I will hopefully be back on Monday with some great top 25 lists. I have a feeling I will probably despise their lists, but I'm going to put alot of work into mine and see what I can come up with.

Stay Tuned!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Welcome back to Never Land Pan the Man!

Remember in the movie "Hook" when Peter (Pan) Banning is hanging out with the Lost Boys after Tinkerbelle has drug his ass to Never Land to rescue his children? Well, if you don't recall then you must rent the movie. It's Christmas time movie and it's glorious. I was raised watching this movie.

Anyway, there is a scene when Peter has just met the boys and they have chased him all over their hide out because they think he is a pirate. Tinkerbelle keeps trying to convince them that he is Peter Pan, but they just can't see it due to him getting old and fat. One of the younger looking boys who proves later to be pretty wise starts pushing on Peter's face looking for the Peter Pan that he once knew. After a minute of so of staring at him and pushing and tightening Peter's face, he finally exclaims "There you are Peter". The other Lost Boys join in and realize that it is their long lost leader, Peter Pan.

I always loved that scene when I was a boy, but tonight I felt like Peter Banning. I'm in disbelief of who I am. I have left Never Land to pursue other ventures and have forgotten who I am. I've always known who I am, but in a sense, fight it everyday. I have my reaons good and bad, well maybe not good, but I justify it as being good in my mind because to achieve the status of "Peter Pan" it will take alot of sacrifices that I'm not sure that I am ready to make or even attempt to make for that matter.

It's nice to be recognized though.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll try learning how to "crow" again.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Vacate the premises

Due to the lingering sore throat from this past weekend's sickness that kept me on my ass for the better part of 3 days, I deicded to go to the Doctor today to see what was up. Here's the deal though, I'm not sick anymore. My throat is just bothersome and i'm still having to eat soup. That's kind of sick, minus the part where I don't feel bad.

Anyway, I go to see the Doc, well, actually one of his many lovely nurses and she informs me that I do in fact have strep throat. I figured I did, but I just wanted to be on the safe side since I've never had it before. The problem with strep throat is that you're contagious until you've had the antibiotics in your system for 24 hours.

I called my boss and let him know the deal and he proceeded to send me home. I felt pretty bad about it since i'm totally capable of working and I had to take Monday off due to actually being sick. It's understandable though, better to send me home then to get the whole office infected. So pretty much I have the next day and a half off.

Not sure what I'm going to do yet, but it basically involves me and oh yeah, me.

Maybe i'll post some pictures before my throat actually heals up!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Letter of Violation

Mr. Carroll,

We have noticed some unsatisfactory behavior from you in the last couple of weeks. The levels of smoke have been excessive in the airways and the water pipes have been clogged on numerous occasions through liquid stimulants. To go along with these code violations you have also been pushing the chassis to new levels of exhaustion and fatigue.

You have given us no choice, but to fine you for your unruly conduct on our time. Your expenditure will be through solitary confinement on the following dates. Dec.2 2005 – Dec.4 2005. If we feel that you have not been rehabilitated by this time we will extend your sentence.


Sincerely,

Management

Friday, December 02, 2005

Obituary

Sometimes when I get bored or just start wondering about someone I'll plug their name into Google and spend the next hour looking up everyone that comes to my mind. Today I was looking up my cousins in KY that I haven't spoken with in a couple of years. I didn't find much on them, but I did find my Great-Grand Father's Obituary. It's amazing the amount of people that were created due to him and my Great-Grand Mother. I'm grateful that they liked to procreate. I wouldn't be here other wise.

Seriously though, He was a good man. I didn't get to spend alot of time with him since he lived in the mountains, but it was enough for me to know that he loved all of his children, grand children, great grand children and great-great grand children.

In Rememberance of Papaw:

The Pineville Sun, November 20, 2003
ELIJAH HENSLEY

Elijah Hensley, 87, of Pathfork, passed away on Thursday, November 6,
2003 at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. He was the son of the late
Sherman and Nicey Ann Hensley, born on April 28, 1916 at Cubbage, KY, and was
married to Anna Scott Hensley on August 31, 1933. He had been a coal miner,
member of UMWA and a member of the Pathfork Holiness Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers,
Herbert, Wallace and Oscar Hensley and sisters, Adline Marcum, Gladys Harmon
and Shirley Mullins.
Survivors include his wife of seventy years Anna Scott Hensley,
children, Cosette (Larry) Brock of Corbin, Myrtle (Bob) Carroll of Florence,
Dorothy (John) Fleming, Anaheim, CA, Erma (Orbin) Howard, Calloway, Willene
Stoltenberg, Knoxville, TN, Thelma (James) Neal of Hulen, Lana (Harry) McPeek
of Corbin, Charlotte (Glen) Helton of Hulen, Lawrence (Katherine) Hensley of
Pathfork, Rabon (Sherri) Hensley of Union and Robert (Karen) Hensley of Moncks
Corner, SC; 35 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great
grandchildren; brother William Sherman Hensley, Jr., of Ocala, FL; sister,
Hassie Hensley Lewis of Christiansburg , VA.
Services were held on Sunday, November 9 at Pathfork Holiness Church
with Rev. Everett Eads, Rev. J. C. Craig and Rev. Robert Lee. Burial followed
in the Saylor Cemetery at Pathfork. His grandsons were pallbearers.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-
Lexington/Bluegrass Chapter 386, Euclid Ave., Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40502
or to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 450, Hunington Valley, PA
19006.
The family received friends on Tuesday at Arnett & Steele Funeral
Home, Pineville and until the funeral hour Wednesday at the church in Pathfork.
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home, Pineville was in charge of all
arrangements. Guestbook at www.arnettsteele.com.

Source: The Pineville Sun, Thursday, November 20, 2003