Friday, August 31, 2007

THERAPY

Subject: What a woman needs



A couple goes to a counselor after 25 years of marriage.

The counselor asks them what the problem is and the wife goes
into a tirade listing every problem they have had in the 25 years of

their marriage. She goes on and on and on...

Finally, the counselor gets up, walks around the desk, embraces
the wife and kisses her passionately.

The woman shuts up and sits quietly in a daze. The counselor turns

to the husband and says, "This is what your wife needs at least
three times a week. Can you do this?"

The husband thinks for a moment and replies, "Well, I can drop
her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish."

Thursday, August 30, 2007

NEW BLOG COMING SOON- KEEP CHECKING FOR DETAILS

YEP- THERE WILL BE A SECOND BLOG UNDER CONSTRUCTION VERY SOON- AND VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE USUAL STUFF. JEKYL AND HYDE IF YOU WILL- OR WON'T! SO STAY TUNED AND KEEP VISITING AS THIS BLOG SHOULD NOT CHANGE- MWAHAAAAHAAAAHAAA!

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFWERENT



HANKY ALERT



THE BLIND GIRL

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her
She told her boyfriend, "IIf I could only see the world, I will marry you."

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off,
she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'
The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying:
Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by
their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has
nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's
crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children -
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep -
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job -
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -
Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -
Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you're alive and still around.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007












OK OK IT's a cartoon- but I still think it's funny!!!!

TIME FOR GOD'S WORD??????

A lot of you know that I have wanted for the longest time to post a very detailed, focused and above an average or beginners Christian Small Group Learning/Teaching Experience. I am first and foremost a Christian in my walk in life and have been called a Teacher of God's Word! I know many would take exception to that by some of the things I've posted as well as language and material used on my personal blog. Oh well. That's just who I am. Honest, Growing, Learning, what you see is what you get. Imperfect and have a long way to go before I can truly call my self a Man of God!

I would like to move on into an area of Christian growth and discipleship to anyone interested and would love to have you join me on this journey. This will take many different twists turns and have many different faces from dry theological lectures to lively discussions about current events and how we as Christians are reacting to then, turning a blind eye, compromising, being hypocrites etc. We will learn about God, His attributes, His statues, His Commandments- but Most of all- WE WILL GROW CLOSER TO THE PERSON OF GOD HIMSELF!!!!! THE GIVER-- NOT THE GIFT!!!

To do this I must separate the two blogs completely. I want to continue to write for myself on Full-On Forward as a blog about my Life and Walk. I plan to do a second blog which will be stricter in the sense of a much more structured and honest attempt to teach the full truth from the work about God-(using the HOLY BIBLE)-(many Translations) & leading us Into and Understanding and a knowledge of God Himself- that we can better spend our lives discerning and doing His Word and Will to His Glory. To become better Husbands, Wife's, Children, People--better Disciples of Jesus Himself led by the Holy Spirit.

Please follow along on both if you wish or either one you like. I would love feedback as to if the two are working or if I've strayed from my true calling which is to simply journal my daily perspectives and life! Let me know- this feedback is for all of us! I think I have taken the words given to me by my early blog friends and stayed true to what I am writing about now. I don't feel the pressure to have certain numbers nor do I expect certain reactions, or an audience--I'm just writing - and it FUN!!!!!! If others learn and enjoy- YEAH!!!! like dropping by, commenting, lurking- Perfect!!!! If not- I'd be a a little put out as everyone likes to be accepted, affirmed and reaching others; but it truly doesn't define me as a Blogger now. God defines me, and after that I define myself. If I have a strong enough presence to give you the truth I've learned through the application of the Word of God and of the Life I'm living because of that Word- and If you like the way it sounds and it brings a smile to you or enlightenment and encouragement to you and yours----well AMEN!!!@!!!!

I think I'm hitting my stride in learning how far to push, what subjects work and which don't to some degree- and above all that- TO THINE OWN HEART BE TRUE AND JUST PUT IT OUT THERE!!

I'm Thinking of staying with Full-On Forward as my daily Blog as it is so much a part of me- and Starting writing the Christian- (Not so sure I even want to call it that but it will come- the WALKING WITH THE MASTER BLOG, or Walking with God, Getting to Know the King- all these will give me guidance to choose the correct one from. I'd love to have you join one or both as we branch out into a new pathway of self- discovery, love and some harsh realities about some things we may need to change and get rid of in our lives! Help me pick a name- a path! Make it yours!!!

One thing I can say without reservation. HOW! (Just kidding)....I will publish the truth of God's Word as I know it as revealed from His Spirit to ours. But I'll never tell you what you must do- or what to believe--this will be your YOUR discovery of God on your own. YOU must decide what is true from God's Word and whet er you want to follow that path or not! I merely have a few tools to help us along!!!! What do you think- is there enough interest to see if this dog'll hunt?

Give me some feedback- contact some other bloggers and see if they might like to swing by as we get it going. If it's good enough- they'll stay for the truth!!

Love to you all

John McELveen

Any and all suggestions welcome and needed!! I'm not thin skinned either. Be honest as I know you will! We will probably start this right after the first of Labor day and as soon s I see what my school schedule will be, if there is enough interest!

Love in Christ- Be praying and plowing the ground to get our hearts and minds ready for God's Truth!!!!

Love In Christ!

John McELveen



What do you think?

Monday, August 27, 2007


BEFORE

AFTER

DRY- USUALLY WAY UNDERWATER

BACK UNDERWATER

HAPPY COUPLE

I wonder if this may not be a two headed snake worth millions to Ringling Brothers?? Might just be psyching me out making me think it's two snakes when really it's one Snake with a Head on his Ass. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Things that make you go? (Shrug motion and a WTF look on your face.)

John

Sunday, August 26, 2007

THE FRUIT DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE?







I wonder where a lot of these FOLK TALE type e-mails and myths really get their origin. Did it come from the lost art of Entertainment mixed with superstion being passed on from family to family by thier own FAMILY "STORYTELLER" around the campfire? Some are crocs- some are cool.


WHAT TREE DID YOU FALL FROM?
Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool
and somewhat accurate, also in line with Celtic astrology. I personally don't believe in Astology- dodn't get me wrong- there are a lot of generalizations and truisms in certain "types" of people, but I don't use it to live my life by! I happen to be a Popular Tree.

But what if I wasn't so Poular? Would I branch out, take up root in a certain area. Go out on a limb for success? Leaf it to me to bark up the wrong tree altogether and Pine away. OK OK- I'm sorry- that's enough without handing out Phenergan or Zofran!!


Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) -Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 -Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree



YOUR TREE (in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm,
appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile,
adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved,
faithful and affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious,
impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious,
intelligent,
talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic,
reliable,
restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands
attention,
needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) --has good taste, concerned about its
looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career,
economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable,
splendid lifetime.
companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

Birch Tree (Inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant,
friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess,
abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very
passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and
content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt,
likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends
to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined,
often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious,
healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick
decisions.

Chestnut Tree (Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born
diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard
worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely
family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) - - strong, muscular,
adaptable, takes what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like
it,
strives to
be content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants
love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be
satisfied, faithful, quick-and careless, loves to gain knowledge needs
to be
needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful
clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful,
likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes
making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of
humor, practical.

Fig Tree (Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed,
honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard
worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and
animals, few sexual relationships, great sense of humor, has artistic
talent and great intelligence.

Fir tree (Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress
well, loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close
to them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness
and laziness after long demanding hours at work, rather modest,
talented, unselfish, many friends, very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humor, very
demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a
lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,
popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a
precise sense ofjudgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for it's
looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as
comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks
for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of
unusual lovers,
is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never
sure
of
its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what
life dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into
good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may
appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to
make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always
enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership
qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full
ofimagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud,
self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many
complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants
to impress.

Oak Tree (Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong,
unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet
on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,
reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,
cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic,
free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated
people.

Pine Tree (Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace
and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write
poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls
strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally
soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented,
not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs
goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great
animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward
philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted
without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and
even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste,
artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of
contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon,
unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility,
difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired,
ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves
family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic,
loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic
places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy
to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition,
suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner;
loves to make others laugh.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

TWO MOONS!!!!!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Two moons

Two moons on August 27th.

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

This will culminate on Aug. 27th when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth.

Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 at 12:30 am .

It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME....IS STILL.... I FORGET

"THANKS FOR THE MAMMORIES"



After dinner two elderly women retire to the kitchen and leave their husbands to chat. One of the men says, "Last night we went out to a great new restaurant."

The other asks, "What's it called?"

The first man knits his brow in concentration and finally says, "Ah, what is the name of that red flower you give to someone you love?"

His friend replies, "A carnation?"

"No, no. The other one," the first man says.

"The camellia?" wonders his friend.

"No,"growls the man. "You know, the one with thorns!"

"Do you mean a rose?" asks the other man.

"Yes, that's it!" the first man says. He then turns toward the kitchen and yells, "Rose, what's the name of the restaurant we went to last night?"

MALE OUCH--- AND ADULT VIEWER ALERT!!!!!!!!

FLIP PHONES!!! WHEN YOU CAN'T GET THE RABBI!!!!!!!!



Friday, August 24, 2007

THE JURY

IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD

video

IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD!

Click to play even though there is no picture in frame it's magic! YOU WILL HAVE TO CLICK IT TWICE.
For Poopsie- that's 2 !!!!!! This is the new uploader from Blogger- nice tool but it does have these two bugs that I've found- No pic in Window- and you need to click play twice to get it to- ....Play!

But hey.......dang it--you're already here, and what the heck- it's worth it!!!!

J

Thursday, August 23, 2007

THE DRYING UP of a POND









See How Much Dryer in one Day? This is the same pipe that is shown below on Monday around 5:00 pm and this is Tuesday around the same time. The whole pond literally shrank about 8 inches to 1 foot in depth and shoreline-that is a lot!!





Me- HOT! Not Me I'm Hot- But Me it's Hot so I'm hot too- like it's 102 about now! What's wrong with this picture?

My butt is in it- I should be on a couch inside!!! Rehab- you know





We have set a new record in SC of 13 days over 100 degrees. I worked the year the Old record was set back in 1983 with Richland County EMS. We had multiple multiple Heat related deaths that summer with some core temps reaching 109-114. Not compatible with Life- duh! We need rain! And the poor Mid-West with the Floods. My prayers go out to you.

I praise God I have an inside job with an Air-conditioned Urgent Care where we can easily treat the heat related illnesses. It is amazing but work goes on. Can you imaging Roofing- in this weather. Or Working on Asphalt? Or just working outside period. My hat's off to all you who provide for your families and also for those of you without Air-Conditioning.

Well- we have this little pond down the dirt road from our house and it is shrinking by several feet- if not 10- inches minimum per day. During my rehab I have been going down there and taking pics of the little water snakes, and also two pretty good sized Black Snakes that I happened to get on my little camera's video adapter dealy. I'm trying to learn to post some of those but I need some better pictures first.

Here are several of the Little water snakes that just poke their heads up to breathe and sink quietly back to the moss covered bottom. I'll see if I can't get a distant pic of the black snake.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

BACK TO WORK!!!!!!!!!

BACK TO WORK AFTER MY LITTLE HEART CATH STENT THINGY.

Boy it's gonna be hard not watching Days Of Our Lives with Passion not Going to General Hospital to spend Summers with All my Children In Santa Barbara! Well as the World Turns so turns the Bold and the Beautiful and as for Sex in the City- well just keep an eye out for Queer eye for the Straight Guy!

Pretty easy shift since I only worked from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm and got to walk out at closing time. I called back and they were still there with an avbdominal pain that walked in at 9:55 (vomiting all day) and a regular with Abdominal Pain who has had more Abdominal Ct's(all negative- Dilaudid preferred please!) than Shamu when he swallowed Siegfried- or was it Roy??

Oh, I'm not so sure I want to return to full time. I'll be changing from 3 12's to 4-8.5's as my Cardiologist thinks this may be easier on me! And it may be...we'll see.
I'm very thankful I have a job to go to and a Boss that will work with me schedule wise. But it sure didn't take long to realize the same ol same ol that comes through the door! I literally saw 7--Seven---7 regulars while I was there on a random night for 5 hours!!!!!

Anyhoo- great to be back at work and I thank God for Cardiologists, Stents, Regulars' who pay the bills- and BLOG's and especially my cyber friends like you who help keep me sane by allowing me to sound this out in a medium where it hopefully doesn't do any harm. I know my wife sure appreciates not hearing it!!!

Love to you all,

John

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A MIRACLE FOR YOU!


This is a Thomas Kinkade painting. It's rumored to carry a miracle! The water is supposed to be running, so if it's not moving then the picture didn't come through entirely.



They say if you pass this on, you will receive a miracle. I am passing this on because I thought it was really pretty, and besides, who couldn't use a miracle?!

Monday, August 20, 2007

SOUTH CAROLINA----- INSERT ANY SOUTHERN STATE FOR THIS!!!!!!!!


Bob wanted to find the asshole who said "It's not the HEAT, it's the HUMIDITY, more than he had ever wanted anything in his life!"


Steve realized that his head would cook long before the rest of his body would. Why didn't he by the Scuba tank--why!!!??


Ain't it the truth...


A SC BLESSING:
> Note: If you are not a resident of SC or never have
> lived in the hot, humid South, you may not understand
> the weight of this blessing!
>
> > Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
> > Please keep it cool in mid-July.
> > Bless the walls where termites dine,
> > While ants and roaches march in time.
> > Bless our yard where spiders pass
> > Fire ant castles in the grass.
> > Bless the garage, a home to please
> > Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.
> > Bless the love bugs, two by two, the gnats and
> > mosquitoes that feed on you.
> > Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, in SC,
> > Lord, you've put them all!!
> > But this is home, and here we'll stay,
> > So thank you Lord, for insect spray.
> > HOLD IT.............there's more....................
> >
> > YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN SC IN JULY WHEN. . .
> >
> > The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out
> > of the ground.
> >
> > The trees are whistling for the dogs.
> >
> > The best parking place is determined by shade
> > instead of distance.
> >
> > Hot water now comes out of both taps.
> >
> > You can make sun tea instantly.
> >
> > You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty
> > good branding iron.
> >
> > The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a
> > little chilly.
> >
> > You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to
> > steer your car.
> >
> > You discover that you can get sunburned through
> > your car window.
> >
> > You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
> >
> > You break into a sweat the instant you step outside
> > at 7:30 a.m.
> >
> > Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, 'What if I get
> > knocked out, end up lying on the pavement, and
> > cook to death?'
> >
> > You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
> >
> > The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to
> > do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
> >
> > Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to
> > keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
> >
> > The cows are giving evaporated milk.
> >
> > Ah, what a place to call home. . . God Bless Our
> > State of SOUTH CAROLINA !!
>

PRAYER- DO WE NEED IT IN SCHOOLS????

After being interviewed by the school administration, the
teaching prospect said, "Let me see if I've got this right:
"You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.
"You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.
"You Want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.
"You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams.
"You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.
"You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.
"You want me to do all this and then you tell me...



"I CAN'T PRAY?"


hmmmmmmmm! Something to think about?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

IT'S BAAAAACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not sure what I did to make it go away- and I'm even less sure as to what I did to make it come back= but it came back--MY OLD TEMPLATE!!!!!
Complete with all ya'lls links and everything! Thank You Lord for the small blessings in my Life! Even though my scores show my life basically stinks and my Job and personality fit are for a Gay Left Handed Chinese Waiter- all else is OK!!!!!!

How Absolutely awesome! Thanks Father for such a small surprise that has me grinning from ear to ear at 3:25 in the morning. Not that I was that upset about it to begin with...I mean let's face it- losing your Blog template as compared to Oh I don't know--say an IED going off in Iraq, and you coming home to a wife and two children who don't hardly know you in a Wheelchair- sure seems like piddlin stuff compared to getting a Template back to me! But we always seem to accentuate the NEGATIVE

TODAY- LET'S MAKE IT POSITIVE

Let's all of us take a deep breath for TODAY- (- SUNDAY AUGUST 19th 2007...and decidedly PICK something out to be thankful for. Pass the word- Pick one thing that you are thankful for- anything... A Child, a Parent- No rain, rain, a Good Movie, Dragonfly's, A Friend= JUST PICK SOMETHING-ANYTHING- TODAY- THAT No matter what mood you are in, OR HOW YOU FEEL OR WHAT STATE OF HEALTH YOU ARE IN- YOU WILL BE THANKFUL- TRULY GRATEFUL FOR THAT ONE SMALL THING.

Then I challenge you- to get off your butt and do something!

I Challenge you-

1. TO PICK A PERSON OR GROUP OF PEOPLE...
2. E-MAIL, CALL, WRITE, OR DROP BY--AND TELL THEM...
3. WHAT, YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR.... SHARE IT WITH SOMEONE SOMEHOW....
4. WHY YOU ARE THANKFUL, FOR WHAT YOU ARE THANKFUL, (SHARE THE STORY)
5. TELL THEM WHY YOU PICKED THEM...
6. CHALLENGE THEM TO PICK SOMEONE ELSE AND DO THE SAME THING


WITH THE POWER OF THANKFULNESS IN A WORLD THAT SEEMS LIKE IT IS SPINNING HOPELESSLY OUT OF CONTROL- WE CAN HARNESS THAT POWER AND SPEED OF TECHNOLOGY- GRAB IT, HOLD IT, SMELL IT, RELISH AND CHERISH IT IT, SAVOR IT--AND THEN PASS IT ON IN MINUTES OR HOURS AND AFFECT THE ENTIRE PLANET.

IT WILL NOT TAKE MUCH OF A SACRIFICE AT ALL FROM EACH OF US TODAY ---SUNDAY-- TO MAKE AN EFFORT-----MAKE A MOVE---START A MOVEMENT OF SHARING SOMETHING- ANYTHING LARGE OR SMALL TO BE THANKFUL FOR. IT'S FREE!!!!!! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY IT- ALTHOUGH YOU CERTAINLY COULD-AND GIVE IT TO SOMEONE!!!! HERE'S A CRAZY THOUGHT---- PUT $1:00 IN AN ENVELOPE AND GIVE IT TO SOMEONE. HECK SEND IT TO ME- I'LL BE THANKFUL!! I DARE YOU!!!!!! I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!!!!!!!

J. MCELVEEN
124 SUNSHINE DR
LEXINGTON, SC 29072

I'LL COUNT IT UP AND GIVE A TOTAL OF HOW MUCH I RECEIVED!!!!!- A TOTAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IT- I DARE YOU TO DO IT! SEND IT ME- PICK A "FREE" FLOWER.... GIVE A "FREE" VISIT WITH A FREE "SMILE" TO SOMEONE HOMEBOUND TODAY, ALL I'M SAYING IS, STEP OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF (YES-THAT COMFORT ZONE) TODAY AND GIVE SOMETHING TO SOMEONE TO EXPRESS WHATEVER YOU ARE THANKFUL THANKFUL FOR!!! AND EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN EXCEPT FOR THE FEELING YOU GET FROM GIVING! SEE IF BY FORWARDING THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOU CONTACT LIST, ADDRESS BOOK OR JUST THE ONE PERSON YOU CHOOSE TO BLESS- LET'S SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE WE CAN REACH IN ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!!

LET'S CHANGE SOME LIVES TODAY. LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD TODAY. LET'S START A MOVEMENT OF PEACE, LOVING, GIVING, RECONCILIATION, FORGIVENESS, LOVE, EMPATHY, FAITH: TODAY!

I'M GOING TO SEND THIS TO THE PEOPLE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK AND ON MY BLOG. THE REST IS UP TO YOU!!!!!

JOHN MCELVEEN

This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
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Mind:
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Body:
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Spirit:
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Friends/Family:
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Love:
10
Finance:
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HELLO EVERYONE! COMPUTER ISSUES AGAIN


REFORMATTED COMPUTER AND THIS TIME I THINK I HAVE IT THE WAY IT NEEDS TO BE! I TOTALLY LOST MY BLOG PAGE FORMAT- I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO IT- SO I WILL BE SLOWLY WORKING ON THAT AS I ALSO SLOWLY WORK MY WAY BACK INTO WORK TUESDAY!

I ALSO STILL DO NOT HAVE A FUNCTIONING BRAIN AS I HAVE BEEN YELLING AT YOU WITH CAPS LOCK ON THIS WHOLE TIME.

Just goes to show Oh we can not type and no longer say ni!!! should be locked in a separate room.

In honor of Mrs. Scarlet I found an ancient pic of a bunch of us Paramedics, White Water Rafting down the Chatooga- (Where they filmed Deliverance) If it sounds familiar it is where Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty got mo-LESTED by the Bubba twins- the crazy boy with no teeth and the banjo!! dud dud duh duh duh duh duh duhn-dud duh duh duh dun....dun dun dun dun dun dun---enter Pig- duh duh duh dun-
exit pig with smile on face!

Scarlet to give you some perspecive-that is me in the left front corner of the raft- about to go under- and yes I did leave the boat and came out from underneath it and popped back into the boat where the guide was when his end of the boat hit where I went under. Out the front of the boat and right back in- in literally 5-7 seconds!!!!- the guide Joey who is semi- standing left rear of boat- is about 12 feet above my head at that point!!!! Yeah- it was a Class 5...and that's as big as they get they tell me. You couldn't pull a 24 ga Jelco out of my ass with a TRACTOR at that point!!! I got out and ws carrying the raft in the Crack o my ass it was that tight!!! LOL.

Well, will keep everyone informed....off to check some blogs- I may be a little slow to post this week so keep a checking in on me.

Love to all uns,

John

Thursday, August 16, 2007

CRUNCH TIME !!!!

FOR THE DEMOCRAT WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!

An old man, Mr. Goldstein, was living the last of his life in a nursing
home.

One day he appeared to be very sad and depressed.

Nurse Tracy asked if there was anything wrong.

"Yes, Nurse Tracy," said Mr. Goldstein,

"My Private Part died today, and I am very sad."

Knowing her patients were forgetful and sometimes a little crazy she
replied, "Oh, I'm so sorry, Mr. Goldstein, please accept my
Condolences."

The following day, Mr. Goldstein was walking down the hall with his
Private Part hanging out of his pajamas, when he met Nurse Tracy.

"Mr. Goldstein," she said, "You shouldn't be walking down the hall
like that. Please put your Private Part back inside your Pajamas."

But, Nurse Tracy," replied Mr. Goldstein, " I told
you yesterday that my private part died

"Yes, you did tell me that, but why is it hanging out of your
pajamas?"

(You gotta love this!!!!!!!!!!!)

"Well," he replied, "Today is the viewing."

YOU THINK YOUR DAY IS GOING BADLY????

SORRY- DON'T KNOW HOW THAT SPIDER GOT THERE!


STANDING ON HIS CAR IN THE WATER

FINALLY- A RESUCE

YES! YES! YES!








YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP! YOUR IN GOOD HANDS WITH ALLFATE!!!