Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Me?! Really?!

Since my last post, I've rented an apartment here in my hometown. My rent is dirt cheap, so I always have some money left over after paying my bills. I consider my apartment to be the best in town, because I see deer out my windows on a regular basis. I'm almost surrounded by woods and soccer fields. I've also seen numerous turkeys, a dead fox, and a sasquatch (just kidding). When I saw the dead fox, there were three deer and a large bird looking at it. Actually, the large bird (not a vulture) was picking at the meat. Bon appetit! :-)

Also, in the past year or so, I've become pretty good friends with (I'll call him Jim). Jim drives me nuts - he interrupts me about 50% of the time - he almost always finishes his sentences mumbling and very quiet (I have to ask him to repeat the sentence often) - he says some of the stupidest things that are untrue, etc... many other things that drive me nuts. I'm afraid to bring any of these things to his attention in fear that he might get very depressed and try to kill himself (he has bipolar disorder, but so do I).

A few days ago, I saw my doctor to get the results of my blood tests. Everything was very good and normal except for my triglycerides. My cholesterol was so low that he took me off of my cholesterol medicine. Actually, my thyroid wasn't perfect, so he once again increased my medicine for that.

Today Google (a person in the product forums) sent me an email asking if I wanted to contribute to Google help forums, to answer questions basically. I figure if I can't answer, I'll just search for an answer in Google. I feel modest.

A little over a year ago, December of 2014, I set out to solve my Rubik's cube. I searched YouTube for tutorials and found several. About a week later I solved it. I also discovered something cool on YouTube - speedcubing. I soon bought a speedcube and I was hooked! I started out solving it in about six minutes. I worked real hard (I have plenty of time - I'm disabled) and now I can average right about a minute. My record (PB-personal best) is 43.8 seconds. There are basically four steps in solving a cube - the cross, F2L (the first two layers), OLL (orientation of last layer), and PLL (permutation of last layer). This method is called the Fridrich method, invented by a girl (at that time) in the early 1980s and named after her. I can't remember her first name. If you're interested in solving a cube, please consider clicking on one of the links to cube stores above. You can obtain one for very little money.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Proud father...

My son plays golf and he hit his first "hole in one" today.  I'm so proud of him!


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Birthday...

Well, today’s my 56th birthday.  I thought I’d have something grand to type out, but nope.  And I don’t feel any older than I did yesterday.

I’ve received several happy birthday notes through Facebook.  Thanks to all.



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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Smoking, drinking, and laughter...

I don't know why I smoke.  It just makes me more nervous and jittery than I already am.  But it, as well as alcohol and many other things, is an addiction.  I'm not using that as an excuse (please read the scripture link).

"I'm on the wagon."  A good way to remember what the "wagon" is: The "wagon" is a water wagon.  I very much prefer to "ride" as opposed to walking (or running away!), sleeping in the gutter, and/or waking up to another personal "hell".

Update as of October 4, 2011: Well, I went five weeks without any drink and last night I screwed up. :-(  I guess it truly is an addiction/illness as "they" say.  I really think now that I'm "self medicating".  It's amazing - I'm pretty messed up right now, but I still feel the Presence of God, the Holy Spirit, speaking to me.  Thank You, Lord!

No matter what I've gone through, I've pretty much kept my sense of humor, dry as it may be.  I'm very thankful for that because I consider it "therapy" and, hopefully, an inspiration to others.

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C's status as of 20111002, 9:27pm: "I've never been better."

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Thoughts...

I'm sitting here eating, smoking, and wasting time when I could be writing down my thoughts.  Hmmm...

I've been playing much more guitar lately.  My finger callouses were pretty gone, but now I almost have them "up to par".  I love playing the acoustic guitar and have always loved playing since I learned the instrument in 1974, thanks to my good friend, R. C., who is in my prayers. 

Please add him to your prayers.  He's had MND (Motor Neuron Disease) for many years now, and it's progressively getting worse.

Both he and his wife are some of the most generous people I've ever met.  Back in '74 when he was teaching me how to play, he bought me an inexpensive guitar with a case!  Before long, he told me that I played better than him!  That's the kind of friend he was and is.  God, bless him!

It was another beautiful day here in the Midwest.  I love this time of year!  I really enjoy going for short walks.  I also enjoy finding some wood to whittle on.  Most of the time I just whittle small crosses to give away.

About a week ago I gave one to a young man.  It was probably the best cross I had ever made.  I didn't get the chance to add thread and glue in order to "finish" it because he was sitting on the same "wall" as I was when I carved it.

Okay. Time for bed.


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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Praise God!  I haven't had a drink in five weeks!  I have to give the glory to Him because it's an answer to many prayers. I couldn't do it on just my strength alone.  I can only pray that this will be encouragment to others.

Now, all I have to do is work on smoking, but that shouldn't be much of a problem.  I've only been smoking for a little over a year. :-{

"Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Well, once again, I've stayed up all night drinking. God, help me. I'm smarter than this. I'm stronger than this. I guess I forgot how to reach deep down inside and find the strength to overcome things that seem to rule my life. But, I haven't lost faith in Christ. He's seen me through many struggles... so many. And, I'm not going to quit believing now. I can only hope that this will serve as an inspiration to others.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Please forgive me, Lord.

Please forgive me, Lord, for drinking "strong drink", as Your word puts it in Proverbs.  I guess I am somewhat addicted to the initial euphoria that comes with drinking.  Please deliver me from the desire... You know exactly what I mean.  Thank You, God!

In Jesus' name,

Amen!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Looking for an old friend...

I'm looking for an old friend by the name of Kevin Mayo. He used to live in Harrisonville, Missouri, and we were pretty good friends for about 10 years. Kevin, if you come across this post, please email me at ddenney@gmail.com. Thanks, and God bless!

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