trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Monday, September 18, 2017

    If you're looking for my rant on the biblical references to end times it's below........
  but back to mundane matters
    I've been dealing with physical issues with my feet for the last 3 or 4 weeks.......usually my feet choose to attack me one at a time, but they "decided" to attack me together...but today although they aren't back to what I would describe as normal......close enough that I could take a normal walk.....but there again, if what I'm dealing with the "new normal".......so be it
  have a doctor's appointment in a couple of weeks and I deal with it then.....plus I have other issues as far as meds that I need to discuss.....but actually walked twice today.........if the foot problems are what I have to deal with now.....it tis what it tis....... 
  The prediction of end times from a biblical perspective drives me nuts.....first of all there is this passage of scripture
  Matthew 24:36
[ The Day and Hour Unknown ] “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
  somewhere in storage I have a whole stack of books that predicted the end of times, from a biblical perspective.......from the mid 1800's and beyond that........and the Antichrist was, Kemale  Ataturk, thru Hitler, Stalin, Henry Kissinger, and then there's one online that said it was Obama........and if I really cared I probably could find one that said it's Trump.........
 I taught Adult Christian Education in different Christian churches for 35+ .years in Christian churches.....aka adult Sunday school.......but there were 2 books/passages I never taught the Song of Solomon, or the  only the first 3 chapters of Revelation........
  18 For I protest unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 And if any man shall diminish of the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy City, and from those things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things, saith, Surely, I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
  That prohibition scares the heck out of me
  Besides I know the Greek..........the passage that identifies the Antichrist....is miss read.....many think the number is six six six, but in the Greek it's actually 600 and 60 and 6..........but in some manuscripts it's 600 and 10 and 6,
   anyone who tries to predict the  start of the beginning of end times from the view point of biblical perspective.......is frankly wrong.......
  I found it Trump as Antichrist (link)
   Just out my front door where I live is an Asian Bistro, called Ichiban, and although they do do different Asian cuisines, the do excellent Japanese, as a kid I was exposed to pickled, smoked and salted fish......I have a bottle of picketed Herring in wine sauce.....so the jump to raw fish is not a jump at all........not a huge fan of Maki rolls, or Sushi for that matter, not a huge fan of rice unless it's in polish cabbage rolls.......but Sushimi.......raw or slightly pickled seafood......
  so for lunch, the special.....the Sushimi lunch.....Miso soup, a simple salad, and Rock Shrimp Tempura .........but that's the way I order delivery, still got some Buffalo wings, and the order of Japanese.....will last me 2 or 3 days, plus that I live in a hotel with free breakfast......

  My feet are finally getting back to normal, now don't misunderstand.....we're talking normal for my feet at near 70 years old , and many injuries, not counting the ware and tare of 35 some odd years of pounding the cement floors of a factory........so........
  I could walk a tad over a 100 feet to the Asian Bistro just outside where I live, for lunch, or if I order a 10$ minimum, I can get free delivery....now I'm going to tip either way......( the mad one pauses) .....going to cost me the same amount one way or the other.......did I mention I'll be 70 years old soon..........( the mad one winks).......(the mad one picks up the telephone).......

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  As i get older memories from my youth flood back into my mind.......there are days that I forget what day or date it is, or what i ate for breakfast, but recalled events that happened sometimes over 60 years ago (if your new to this blog I'll be 70 this December)
  I've always been a prankster, although I don't remember the first one, I'm guessing it was one that I pulled as a kid, on my mom when I still was in my crib...........there are a bunch of not just pranks but some of the crazy stunts I pulled, sometimes on purpose, and sometimes by pure accident, or that I have a long history of being a klutz......( just as an aside you may what to bookmark a Yiddish dictionary........)
  Someday I may recount the disappearance of the Seal of the College I went to, but I'm not sure the statute of limitations has run out..........well legality I'm sure it has, but from the college's point of view........well I did return it.......and I only did it because a senior and a friend had never pulled a prank and didn't want to graduate without being part of one.........well that's my story and I'm  sticking to it........the best part of this, only 2 of us knew about it, but the administration was tearing the campus apart and when found it had only moved like 30 feet, and was in a closet in the administration wing.......and my friend, lookout duty, didn't even know until it was done..........
  The best part was the Academic Dean.......came up to me and said "I don't care what anyone else thinks, I think it's funny"...........but then I was a friend of one of his daughter.......and she was clueless, had no idea I was involved....... 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

(if you're looking for my rant it's the post below)
  My freshman year in high school, our band director created small group lessons, and as 1st horn i was put in a woodwind quintet.........not that I was ready for it, but i grew in to it...............and loved it..........maybe it was the genesis of my love for small group musically groups.........but this is not the point.........
  because of the schedule, I ate lunch in the 3rd lunch period, I was a junior at the time ,just band and senior choir, ate that period, so the lunch room was  empty, and I could find an empty table.......but this time a senior, a band mate, a woodwind quintet mate, ask if she could sit down........and slid a score to me, said she * you know by now the tradition, she was a senior and a flautist......( that means she played a flute.......not even spell check knew the term)........because I'm majoring in music I get a senior piece.......normally it was with the band but she had picked a flute/horn duet.........I was honored.......I looked at the score.......with a few tries no big deal........but I asked who's playing the piano.......she said LG..........who was one of our quintet mates......in quintet she played clarinet, but also played piano.....didn't know that at that point......but agreed.......
  after a few rehearsals........everything was going great.......all involved were playing great.........another lunch.........again I found a table  alone......and KL ask if she could sit down........what's up.......said she......."if you agree I'd like to go to the band director and change what we're doing from flute/horn with piano accompaniment to a trio".........if I remember I laughed.......and said I've thought that for days, but it's your call, and that's what we did.........