Thursday, August 18, 2011


This morning, one of the most wonderful women I have ever known passed away. My grandmother was known as Vivan Wright to some, Ishey to others, but to her grandsons, she was Memaw. She taught all us grandsons (all 9 of us) some very important life lessons. Going to church on Sundays, that gravy was a food group, pink lemonade was way better than regular lemonade. She always had a stick of doublemint gum in her purse for me during church. She took me up to sing in the church choir when I was young, and I think it helped foster my love of music. She taught us all how to love, without condition. She was a truly God fearing woman. Trips to her house were the highlight of my week. And, if there was ever another person who put that much love and caring into a Christmas celebration, all those chairs full of clothes and toys for ALL of us, I would be surprised. She shopped year round to make sure we all had a ton of gifts. The amount of love she had for us was, as I look back on it, just astounding. I guess if I were going to have to take away something from her life, that is what it would be, love. Give it freely, share it often, do it without condition. Spread love to all.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A change of perspective

I have come to realize something about myself lately. I have become VERY selfish. But it is not the kind of selfish you may be thinking of. I have become selfish in my spiritual life. I have been ignoring the fact that so many of my friends and family are in need of my thoughts and prayers. I have become so focused on my problems (job, love life, money troubles, etc) that I really have slacked of on being a good supportive and true friend. And that is something I know I need to change. I need to focus more on others, and less on myself. I believe that is how we are supposed to live our lives, and I need to lead by example. So from today forward, less me, more everyone else!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Reflections on the eve of America's Birthday

- As I look back today, thinking about the people who have made this country what it is, and continue to shape it today, I have to say that I am proud. Proud because of all of the members of my family and my friend who have served and continue to serve as members of our armed forces. No matter what the lawmakers in Washington may do this country was built on the back of the common man and woman, the American solider. We should be so thankful to lie in a country where we have so many freedom's, and that those freedom's are defended by the best of us each and every day.

- Pen pal and I have been writing again. It is a good thing. Of course they got two letters to me before I answered back. Made me feel very bad, I was a bad pen pal!

- Exercise is increasing, eating is decreasing. No more fat Al.

- No job yet, but thanks for asking.

- That is all for now, everyone have a safe and happy holiday. Love you all.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A poem...maybe a song, who knows, we will see where it leads

I think it's time I disappear, to hide away with my fears
close the curtain, shut the door, you'll not see me anymore/
I try so hard, to the point of pain, causing my tear drops to fall down like rain/
Someday, I'll be back, stronger than before; till then I'll hide my pain in my core
all the time we spent together, all the moments shared

it turns out that in the end, only one of us really cared/

the pain that you left, feels like a rusty nail

it pierces my soul, turns my life into hell/

we laughed and cried, I gave it my all

you took your time, ensuring that I would fall/

when you had me in the palm of your hand

you left me alone, deserted in a dark land/

I guess I will never really know the truth,

Did you really love me, was there proof?/

someday I will recover and see the light,

till then, I will lead a dark life.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


- So I am realizing more and more just how much I love being involved in the world of band. It is partly the music, yes, but more than that, it is the KIDS! I love the interaction with them, and getting to help mold them for the future. Especially here at TC, it is like a huge family, and it is so much fun to be around everyone. I really love it here.

- Went to see Thor over the weekend. Really well put together movie. NOT what I expected, at all, and that is a good thing! I get very tired of cliched movies, even the super hero ones. This was well beyond that. Such great actors and acting, and KB brought it as a director! If this is the future of super hero movies, I am excited!

- The job hunt continues. Next!

- Waiting on my next letter from my pen pal. Hopefully it comes soon!

- Weight loss - I NEED MORE MOTIVATION! Any help would be appreciated!

That's all for now, peace and love!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A quick update on me....

- Still job hunting, imagine that! But I know this is going to be the year, I just know it is....
- I have a pen pal. Got a letter from them today. So excited. I have had so much fun writing to this person and learning more about them. Plus, it is nice to actually WRITE to someone. Getting the mail has become a fun thing once again thanks to this person, I may write some more on here about this at a latter date.
- Very disappointing to hear about the low turn out at the pools in Kentucky yesterday. Come on people, GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!!!!!!
- Weight loss and exercise seems to be going in the right direction. Got to keep pushing and working on it!

That is it for now, will write more soon! Peace to all!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Backstreet's Back....

Well, I am back! I plan on getting back to blogging and keeping this thing updated. Get ready for the return of the RANDOMNESS!!!!