Saturday, January 31, 2004

Building Walls...

the tower

 

standing still

reaching high

solidly built

I know why...

safely secure

thickly made

defensive position

because I'm afraid...

barring admittance

keeping away

emotional safety

at the end of the day...

hopefully looking

rampart pacing

eagerly searching

my heart is racing...

heartfelt words

lifelong wishes

taking chances

I know what the gist is...

waiting still

seeing chances

taking them

my heart it dances...

 

 

 

 

 

WWII pics of my Pap-pa...

 

Here are some pictures Pap-pa had of himself while he was serving in Italy during WWII.  His personal handwritten comments from the back of the photos are included. 

I miss Pap-pa...

 

Friday, January 30, 2004

Mark goes back to Kuwait tomorrow

 

(ok if AOL loses this pic one more time I will climb a bell tower...)

 

 

Can you tell I got a scanner for Giftmas?

Here are some pics I took (or my family took) a long time ago that I just scanned into my laptop...

aol ate these pictures... :( 

Thursday, January 29, 2004

"To Serve Man"

 

GUNFIGHT AT WM CORRAL

 

Wal-Mart Sam rode into town

and all the prices did fall down

Local men tried to attack

but Wal-Mart Sam fired back

He killed one, he killed them all

and then the bodies began to fall

Down at the local business landing

not one store was still left standing

Wal-mart Sam won the day

and now we all are going to pay

No one came to the local's aid

and now there's no place left to trade

If you bow to Wal-Mart Sam

(and I never will by God Damn)

You can buy cheap goods cheap

and all the local money will heap

at the boots of this dirty weevil

and all his cronies down at B-ville 

So sorry for the lack of choices

and all the crying of all the voices

of all the people out of work

by this one discounting jerk

So take your pennies you did pinch

and give them to the B-Ville Grinch

and learn to like his inferior products

and all the hardship that you bought us

So wave goodbye as he rides away

with all our money at the end of the day

 

 

(please forgive the bitterness and forced rhymes)

 

 

 

David-The Ultimate Talking Action Figure

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

I'm reading a book on Quantrill's Raiders...

 

Here is a song Ed Koger wrote about an incident where Riley Alley invited Quantrill to a ball so that the Union Soldiers could capture the famous Guerrilla fighter...

 

Old Rile Alley gave a ball,

The Feds came down and took us all

Over the ice and over the snow--

Sing-Song Kitty, won't you kiss-me-o!

Old Rile Alley gave a ball,

Planned to catch Quantrill and bushwack all,

But Quant was smart and didn't go---

Sing-Song Kitty, won't you kiss-me-o!

 

 

 

to know where you are going, you have to know where you come from...

Here is a poem my Pap-pa taught me...

 

In days of old

when Knights were bold

and toilets weren't invented

they'd lay their load

beside the road

and go along well contented

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Yet more pictures from my brother...

 

(OK, IT IS OFFICIAL, I HATE AOL, I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND ORGANIZE ALL THE PICS AGAIN BECAUSE AOL KEEPS LOSING MY PICS OFF OF MY JOURNAL................)

 

I wrote this for a friend of mine...

 

Won't you come back to me?

 

the winter sun is rising

the winter day is shining

Won't you come back to me

a January wind is blowing

a January sky is snowing

Won't you come back to me

the winter sun is setting

the winter day is jetting

Won't you come back to me

the January moon is rising 

the January stars are shining

Won't you come back to me

a winter man is sleeping 

a winter dream is leaping

Won't you come back to me

 

a January's day...

 

a winter's stay...

 

please come back to me

 

 

 

 

More pictures from my brudda!

TODAY

 

today is the day

that yesterday

seemed so far away

 

tomorrow will be

not so bad for me

 

the future is wide open...

 

 

 

 

Music and poetry can change your life...

 

 

 

 

Here are some pictures I got from my brother when I visited him in VA!

Monday, January 26, 2004

Friday, Saturday, Sunday were great, Monday sucked

 

 

 

 

i just found out that 7 of my 15 stores are closing for sure, and my district is being eliminated, anyone need a dsm with 14 yrs experience?

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Shattered 9th & CHERRY a COCKTAIL GALERIE & DANCETERIA

 

"THAT'S A DOLLAR COVER" <~~~~~~~~~my ill spent youth

 

Every Tuesday down at Shattered was Stephens Night.  Kind of a rich college girl's version of Ladies Night.  I went religiously.  New Wave, Punk, House, Acid House, Techno, Hip Hop, Rock, Goth.  I danced to it all.  It was wonderful.  Friday and Saturday night was more of the same.  I was in Columbia for over 10 yrs and I saw three crops of Stephen's Girls go thru town.  It was a great time.  Here are some pictures I took one night down at my favorite dance spot...

Monday, January 19, 2004

Back from my trip!

 

<whack>

<whack>

<whack>

(the sound of a locked door splintering under the assault of an ax)

 

::pokes my face thru the hole in the door::

 

 

"Herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre's Johnny!"

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Getting ready for my Virginia trip...

1)     finish my laundry

2)     clean my place

3)     get an oil change

4)     pick up dry cleaning

5)     pick up parents

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Tired this morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

last nite was rough...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 10, 2004

ok, I'm a nerd, I like lists...

Here is a list of all of my fun boxers:

JOE BOXERS:

black, blue and green plaid, blue and grey plaid, black with little grey handcuffs with blue trim, blue with soccorballs / baseballs / golfballs / basketballs / nuts / and screws all over it, white with colorful dots and the JB smiley face surrounded by the "atomic orbit" so that the smiley face looks like an atom (kind of like a nerdy Twister graphic), and 2 pairs of yellow with the JB smiley face graghic on the front (::shrugs:: I like smiley faces) 

BIG DOGS:

2 pairs of grey with the BG dog graphic and the phrases of "You talkin' to me?" and "That's Mister BigDog to you"

BODY BY JAKE:

2 pair of grey boxer/briefs

CHEROKEE:

red with little chinesse take out boxes and chop sticks on it, and blue with fortune cookies on it

LISCENSED BOXERS:

The Simpsons lite blue with the phrase "Greetings from Springfield USA" on it with all the Simpsons characters inside the outline of the word Springfield, SpongeBob Squarepants blue with the SpongeBob NerdyPants graphic all over it, The Flintstones orange with black irregular dots and a "caveman" looking tie on the fly (it looks just like what Fred wore on the show), Spiderman black with Spidermen character graphic all over it, and Daredevil deep blue with DareDevil character graphic and the phrase "Daredevil Man Without Fear" on it 

ADDICTION:

white covered in smiley faces, blue covered in tropical fish, blue covered in Koi, and 2 pairs of black covered with little red ants (some are carrying a bit of a cracker, an olive, and a strawberry)

FUN BOXERS:

black completely covered in smiley faces such that it appears yellow, grey with little black ants on it (David<~~~~~~~Likes ants), orange with the phrase "Property Of The State Penttentiary" written all over it, and black with the phrase "Relax I'm a Professional" all over it

and as an added bonus...

SLEEP PANTS:

navy blue with eight balls and a frog sitting on top of them all over them, navy blue with the Underdog character all over it, and black with red ants all over it

 

 

Friday, January 9, 2004

the ship that sails my dreams...

I am the Captian of my own dreams

 

I close my eyes

and I am at sea

to sleep so deep

to be so free

I ride the waves

in my hooker black

I see the horizon

I don't look back

Gently swaying

on tossing waves

I fall asleep

it's rest I crave

So wave good bye

and say farewell

I'll sleep all night

till all is well...

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Just got back from the grocery store!

Here is the list of what I bought at Dierbergs...

 

1 carton of Strawberry juice

1 carton of Concord Grape juice

2 gals of 2% Milk

4 bottles of Fritz's Root Beer

1 can Spam Lite

2 Red Onions

1 box of pre-cooked Sausage Patties

1 bag of roasted/salted Peanuts

1 Honeycrisp Apple

2 Tangelo Oranges (already ate them)

1 box of Crackers

2 lbs of thickly sliced All Beef Bologna

1 loaf of Italian Bread

8 Onion Buns

6 Thomas English Muffins

(and a partridge in a pear tree.............)

 

And for those of you that think I am not eating healthy, please note the "Lite" Spam....

 

 

 

 

::grinning like a cheshire cat::

 

 

Woke up smiling today!

 

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

THE MOON IS BEAUTIFUL TONIGHT...

 

THE JANUARY MOON

 

AN EVENING SKY

A PERFECT BLACK

CRISP STILL NIGHT

LONE STAR PIERCES

THE WINTER SCENE 

LIKE A PHANTOM

MY BREATH CURLS

AND RIBBONS UP

INTO THE NIGHT

AND I SEE

THE FULL MOON

LIT SO BRIGHT

CIRCLE OF IVORY

SHINING ON HIGH

A PALE HALO

SURROUNDS THE SPHERE

AND I NOTICE

IT WATCHES ME

AS I STROLL

A HALF SMILE

CROSSES MY FACE

BECAUSE I KNOW

THE WORLD MOVES

AND TIME PASSES

ALL IS OK

EVEN FOR ME

AND I SMILE

Monday, January 5, 2004

I like her smile...

 

 

A poem for Susan...

 

With eyes a twinkling and a laughing smile

Her voice so sweet, without any guile

With her loving nature and protecting arms

She raised her family and kept them from harm

With her creamy skin and auburn hair

I surprised myself and began to care

Where this will lead us, where this will go

I'm haven't a clue, but I'd like to know

So I'm sitting back and taking it easy

following my heart

to see

where it

leads me...

 

 

 

Sunday, January 4, 2004

Ok, new day, moving forward...

 

 

"left right left right left..."

(putting one foot in front of the other)

 

DAVID<~~~~~~~~~~~~~moving onwards

 

 

 

Saturday, January 3, 2004

I have this Queen song running thru my head...

 

 

 

 

another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust...

 

 

 

 

 

Just woke up and I have the whole day off!

 

 

Sitting here enjoying the quiet of an early Saturday morning, the only sounds are the ticking of my clocks and my wind chimes out on the balconey...

 

Good morning everyone!

David

 

Friday, January 2, 2004

journal viewing instructions

To see the older journal entries, you need to click on the link in the upper right hand corner and then choose either November or December 2003!  then hit GO and it will take you there... 

 

David

Home sick today

poem for today

 

the day is new

the day was long

my time is now

my time is gone

I see before me

I see behind

I'm out of chances

I'm out of time

I turn to see it

I turn away

I look tomorrow

I look today

to find my love

to find my heart

it's time to quit

it's time to start

so say hello

or say goodbye

I'll never quit

I'll always try

 

 

Thursday, January 1, 2004