Happy Thanksgiving

Today is of course Thanksgiving. A time foreveryone to give thanks for all that they are thankful for and a time to be with family and friends.

I’m thankful for a lot of things, but most of all I’m thankful for my family.  Today I’m going to be celebrating Thanksgiving with my parents, my two sisters and their families.

This is also a time to remember those who can not be with us, like those who have passed. So I’m thinking about my great grandmother (who didn’t like being called that), my grandfather (one grandfather is still living), and two grandmothers as well as my little brother Joe.

So from my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Never write when you are angry

I believe there is an old saying somewhere that says that when you are angry or upset, or something like that. Anyway I believe that is the right thing to do.

Over the past few days there has been a few things that have annoyed me and I’ve thought about blogging about it, however if I had then the post would have been filled with a lot of bad words and probably wouldn’t have done anything.

So I’ve been practicing the just sleeping on it and waiting to the next day and see if it’s worth writing about it, which so far it hasn’t been worth it.

Therefore if anyone has been wondering why I haven’t been writing any posts then that’s why. Well, that and I have been trying to think of stuff to blog about.

My Picks for the People’s Choice Awards 2015

The People’s Choice Awards are January 7th, 2015 on CBS.  Below are my votes. You can cast your vote here.

 

FAVORITE MOVIE – 22 Jump Street

FAVORITE MOVIE Actor – Mark Wahlberg

FAVORITE MOVIE Actress – Melissa McCarthy

FAVORITE MOVIE Duo – Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE – Divergent

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTOR – Mark Wahlberg

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTRESS –  Shailene Woodley

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE – 22 Jump Street

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR – Adam Sandler

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS –  Melissa McCarthy

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE – Heaven Is For Real

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR – Robert Downey Jr

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS – Reese Witherspoon

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE –

FAVORITE Thriller MOVIE –

FAVORITE TV Show – The Big Bang Theory or NCIS  (I couldn’t decide because I like them both)

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY – The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedic TV Actor – Jim Parsons

Favorite Comedic TV Actress – Kaley Cuoco – Sweeting

Favorite Network TV Drama – Chicago Fire

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor – Taylor Kinney

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress – Emily VanCamp

Favorite Cable TV Comedy – Melissa & Joey

Favorite Cable TV Drama – Rizzoli & Isles

Favorite Cable TV Actor – Matt Bomer

Favorite Cable TV Actress – Angie Harmon

Favorite TV Crime Drama – The Mentalist

Favorite  Crime Drama TV Actor – Simon Baker

Favorite  Crime Drama TV Actress – Robin Tunney

FAVORITE NETWORK SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW –  I don’t usually watch SCI-FI Shows.

FAVORITE CABLE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW –  The Show I liked wasn’t a Nominee and see above.

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTOR –   See above.

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTRESS – Jennifer Morrison

FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW –  I don’t like Competition shows.

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST(S) – Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST – Jimmy Fallon

FAVORITE DRAMEDY – Suits

FAVORITE TV ICON – Mark Harmon

Favorite TV Duo – Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic

FAVORITE TV CHARACTER WE MISS MOST – Dr. Lance Sweets (Bones)

FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES – Scott Bakula

FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES –

FAVORITE SKETCH COMEDY TV SHOW – Saturday Night Live

FAVORITE ANIMATED TV SHOW – The Simpsons

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY – Black-ish

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA – Forever

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST –  Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – Taylor Swift

FAVORITE GROUP – Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST – Megan Trainor

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST – Tim McGraw

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST – Miranda Lambert

FAVORITE COUNTRY GROUP – Florida Georgia Line

FAVORITE POP ARTIST – Taylor Swift

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST – Drake

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST – Usher

FAVORITE ALBUM – Ghost Stories (Coldplay)

FAVORITE SONG – “All About That Bass” Megan Trainor

 

Little Known Fact about Me

Like I said in my first post, I’m the quiet person. So I don’t broadcast that much about myself, even to those closest to me. Well that’s not exactly true, the teddy bear I had as a child knows a lot about me LOL.

But yeah, not a lot of people know some stuff about me. Though I promise none of the stuff I’ve kept private is bad.

Okay well the little know fact probably isn’t anything exciting, some of you will probably think ‘Oh, that’s nothing.’

Anyway, a few years ago I became an ordained online minister.  I bet a few of you are thinking ‘Okay so what?’ and how those probably aren’t even real.

Now I’m not going to all of a sudden get all religious on you or anybody else. Everybody has their own views on religion, and I’m not going to try to change that.

My beliefs, for anyone who is wondering, is that there is a heaven and hell. I’m not convinced that there is a god but I leave open the room to be someday proven wrong. If that is possible. Also I’m baptized Episcopalian, my father’s church, but I myself haven’t been to church since I was a little kid. (Sunday School age as far as I recall)

I wasn’t dared to become an ordained online minister or was made to do it, I did it just for doing it.

Well there is one little know fact about me.

Oh and here is a copy of my ordination credential.

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Who should the Yankees get?

Now is Major League Baseball’s off-season, a time when teams make trades and sign free agents. It’s a time when fans start wondering what their favorite teams may end up doing. My favorite team is the New York Yankees. (Once upon a time it was the Boston Red Sox’s)

I don’t speculate on what a team should do, especially the Yankees since I’m still annoyed that they traded for Alex Rodriguez.

But I do however wonder the question, Who should the Yankees get?

In my honest opinion, I don’t think the Yankees should get anybody; at least nobody other than maybe a new starting pitcher. I only think that since to me the Yankees were alright last season, they were just hurt by the injuries to their starting pitching corp.

Of course with Derek Jeter retiring, there are probably a few people who would be thinking, are you nuts with Jeter gone there is a hold at Shortstop that needs to be filled. My answer to that would be that I have no idea who the Yankees have at shortstop in their minor league system, maybe they have someone in their system that can easily replace Jeter so they wouldn’t have to worry about either trading or sign someone. Or maybe the Yankees can make a deal with Stephen Drew, he’s a shortstop. I mean who knows maybe the Yankees thought of him as a replacement for Jeter when they acquired him from the Red Sox’s last season.

Yes I know that sounds like me speculating on what the Yankees should do this off-season, but that wasn’t my intent.

Anyway all I wonder who should the Yankees get, other then probably a reliable starting pitcher?

A Retraction to my post ‘When did winning become so important….and what makes a Champion?’

As the title states, this is a retraction to my earlier post ‘When did winning become so important….and what makes a Champion?’.

In the post I stated how the Chase for the Sprint Cup was created in part because the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion had won the championship without winning a race. That turns out to be false. The 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Roush Racing’s Matt Kenseth, had won one race that year.

Apparently, contrary to what I had been lead to believe, there has never been a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion (Either in the Grand National Division Era, Winston Cup Era, or Nextel Cup Era) that has won the championship but never won a race.

Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day, the day we honor all the veterans, both men and woman, that have served in America’s Armed Forces. We also honor those that are in the Armed Forces that are currently serving on active duty all over the world, to protect our freedom.

It’s not only America that uses this day to honor their Veterans or Active Duty service members. Countries all around the world use this day or days around this day to honor their Veterans and Active Service members.

Besides being the day for honoring veterans and active duty service members, today is also the day that World War I ended.

So today honor a veteran in your family or that you know, and if one has passed then use today to remember them as well as their service and sacrifice for our country.

And if you happen to be a veteran or on actice duty, thank you for your service.