Saturday, February 27, 2010

I feel like blabbing !!!

So another great week passes by and nothing monetarily to show for or it. But as the plumber dripping on the the world is OK. Some weeks I just try to touch and affect as many people as I can and this week was no exception. I plumbed my heart out and Gave those who deserved a discount one and those who deserved to be gouged got gouged.

It's funny how many 65 plus people are in this world with no one to take good care of them and their house. I always ask them, you don't have kids or grand kids who could have done this. Then I get the sad and pathetic nope. Come on people even though I'm alone in this state of California If my hypothetical 70 year old father called me in N.Y. and had a problem that needed fixing, Then I would make a call and have a buddy take care of it. Sometimes one must ask what has this F@#$en world come too. Am I right or Am I right

Then this week I had some customers who live in a higher tax bracket then most of us reading this, and they were "scum". Now you know I try deeply to not put people in that light but when I'm or any service person is in your house fixing your problem, one should be careful what you say on the phone and how you talk to your house service people. There is never a need to be rude to the people who could easily kill your grass or blow you house up with you in it. Just down right silly, so they must break out the check book and pay full price with a little extra. So that when I go to that sweet 83 yaer old ladyies house he can get his job/ problem fixed for free

I also went to Monterrey this week. I'm sorry it was actually Carmel but we call them our Monterrey team 212 crew. How can total strangers become friends/family, Thanks Buck and Robert for opening your heart to me. Also a great drive, 12 hours there and back in one night, With some outstanding male friends. Vinny-mac always teaching, I'm amazed how a carpenter can teach a plumber and were not talking about building a house, just life. Then my young brother Oliver a simple soccer player, But yet so deep in life spirit. His parents did a good job, I owe them a few hugs so look out momma cause I will hug you the hardest (sorry Jackson). I also saw my daughter, brought her a care package like a good parent should. She is on her way to change this world. keep it up sweetie !!!

So before I sign out I'm going to tell you a story (Thanks Nick)... There is this business lady waiting at the airport for a plane. She decides she's hungry and thirsty, So she walks to the magazine kiosk grabs a water and bag of cookies and sits back down. As she's sitting reading she notices the man next to her eating her cookies. It upsets her, but she grabs one and doesn't say any thing. he takes another, she still say nothing but gets more annoyed. finally one cookie left the man takes it breaks it in half takes his piece hands her the other piece, She's now steaming but still says nothing. The lady boards the plane, and is putting her bag into the overhead baggage compartment and notices her bag unzipped and See's her closed bag of cookies. Humbled she sits back down...

In life you don't know what you don't know. Try to treat each person with kindness and have compassion. You just don't know when you will be next to that great life changing person. Look at me, I wore a kilt to a meeting in Anaheim, just because I'm different and It got me face to face time with an awesome inspirational man Dallin Larson. I know sometimes I must sound like a broken record. but it makes me sad how most forget. Just be true to who you are and always treat others better than you want to be treated... I'm just sayin

Friday, February 26, 2010

Facts and living

Another glorious day and week alive. So today is Friday and I couldn't let another week go with out giving you the facts only the facts. LOL .Just spitting the silly knowledge I learned this week, so here we go...

Fact: Penguins can not walk backwards, that's because there top heavy and have small feet. (that's why the attractive fun size women struggle)

Fact: Mark twain was born on the day Hailey's comet flew by in 1835, He vowed once he was old enough and knew that fact he would live to see it again, It appears every 76 years and he died the day after it's next appearance in 1910

Fact: in 1945, a rooster by the name of mike lived 18 months with out his head, The farmer wanted to eat him. he weighed 2 and 1/2 pounds and died from choking (I think the farmer just was still hungry so he chocked his chicken)

Fact: The word Dysania is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning (I have a secret don't tell anyone, If you drink your MONAVIE that doesn't happen)

Fact: The exposed human brain isn't damaged when poked, But when slammed abruptly severe damage can happen (brings a new meaning to head banging ROCK ON)

Fact: Uncopyrightable is the only word in the English language that doesn't repeat a letter once (That's Amazing try to use that word in normal social realms)

Fact: Baseball player Richie ashburn in august 1957 hit a fan with a foul ball, a few minutes later he hit the fan again while they were being carried out on a stretcher. (I don't Know about you but that's fate, some one was sending a message)

Fact: In Detroit in 1937 a baby fell from a 4Th floor window falling on a man below. One year later on the same exact day another baby another 4Th floor window the same man (maybe they were his kids from different mommas getting mad at him)

Did you get anything you could use, Maybe not but Knowledge is power. Every day one doesn't learn something that day is just wasted. so go out there and grab some knowledge. Just don't rot away your brain... I'm just sayin

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Beliefs and Religion

Happy Sunday all, So I have spent most of this week with a sore throat and a voice that fades in and out. It has been difficult since most who know me know I can be loud. Not in an obnoxious way but in an expressive way. Which again is funny because 3 years ago I was pretty subdued. It nice how a brain injury gives your life a reset. Any hoot here's my sermon today. About once every month I preach at 2 senior centers so I thought I would share with others. Especially my friend Kerri St.Lewis, OH and my Pastor asked me to do these about 8 months ago at first I was keeping it on the down low:

Hello today I/we will do something different. I have gotten sick and lost my voice, Which comes and goes. So I have brought my son Jeff II to share and read my thought for you this week:

If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD, Your GOD, and do what is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments, and keep all of his statues. I will put none of the disease on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD your healer (Exodus 15:26)

You shall serve the LORD, your GOD, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take your sickness away from among you (Exodus 23:25)

With long life I shall satisfy him and show him salvation (Psalm 91:16)

He sent out his word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction (Psalm 107:20)

He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3)

Fear not, For I am with you: Be not dismayed, For I am GOD: I will strengthen you, I will help, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isiah 41:10)

Pretty powerful versus in the bible. All dealing with pain and healing sickness and disease. Just know when we are down, We are not out. The LORD will lift us up. Search to the LORD for the strength to heal. If it is our time then it is our time and He will be there to lift us up in the after life. But in this life if we believe we will be healed.

If anyone is suffering ??? let us pray... If anyone is cheer full ??? let us sing praise... If anyone among us is sick ???...let us call out to our wise elders so that they can pray over us, anointing us with the sacred oils of our LORD and the prayer of faith will save the ones who are sick. The LORD will always lift us up, And he will forgive us if we have committed sins. Therefore confess your sins to one another so that we can heal together. Pray for one another, The prayer of the righteous has great power, and it is working if you believe...

LET US pray, Thank you LORD for the strength to heal. Thank you LORD for the people around us. Protect them. Thank you for giving me a son to share my word with you. I hope it gives clarity to you and others. In the name of our father and his son the holly spirit AMEN

What do you think ??? Is it OK for a street kid from NYC, a plumber, no ??? Just so you know how I'm just a normal guy the whole time I typed this I had classic METALICA playing on my computer. One has to be real all the time. Don't change who you are. It doesn't matter what one calls there GOD as long as one believes in something higher. I am no way perfect, and I learn something everyday. Love your spouse, Your children, family, friends. In the end I feel there is someplace to go and our body is just dust in the wind. You decide your path. If you enjoyed this and I get good feedback maybe I can do it every week. You know what ,even if I get bad feedback I might just do it anyway... I'm just sayin

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Me time !!!

Life has been so busy over the last few weeks. First off I'm not complaining, But I have been running around trying to please everyone else and no true ME time.

Right now I'm sick for the first time in over 2 years. To be honest it sucks hard. I keep wishing mommy will come make me feel better. When I say mommy, I don't mean my birth mother. I mean my wonderful wife whom raised two children into young adults.
I just want some soup, my tummy rubbed then get tucked in. Not that I could sleep all day because my business is booming. which I love, it makes me happy. In some sort of way completes Me. It's funny plumbing completes me. That's really funny cause we can't live without our internal plumbing. I hope you got what I was trying to throw down. As a plumber helping others fills my void of being inadequate. Then that leads to a whole separate topic of self doubt but now is not the time to go there.

Even when I took a weekend away, with friends for v-day. I knew it wasn't for me. If I said it once I will say it a thousand times more, Happy wife Happy life. She had an Awesome time, Our friends did too (I hope). Sure it was fun, but I was mostly concerned with everyone Else's happiness. I loved seeing there smiling laughing faces. But again no Me time, We did what I thought they wanted to do, and never did I get selfish and push what I wanted. I know I'm a giver not a taker. Guys I'm not digging on you. I really enjoyed sharing in your firsts as a group. Even yelling at oliver over Monopoly, Or playing scrabble with my o.c.d. sister nicole. I wouldn't change anything. I even went the whole weekend with no computer, facebook or mafia wars.

So I'm sick, Is this because I'm just physically run down. Or is it from me having to break my routine. No exercise really, No proper diet, No Monavie juice like normal. What can it be ??? I have jobs all weekend and next week, Because I not a no man, I'm a definite yes man. I can and will beat this whatever I have. Start eating right and get back in training for the races. Life would just be no fun if we were in balance all the time. Just let me hear ya say HELL yea Let each of us have some ME time... I'm just sayin

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fact Friday

T.G.I.F, Isn't the end of the week the best, Of course in the old days it would mean payday. Now that I'm the boss there is no check in my office box. I remember running to cash it, then depositing some into the house account and then heading to the bar to get hammered. Oh those were the good old days. Sometimes I think it would be great to be free, But then I think life with a lovely wife and some awesome kids, Ain't bad at all. Any hoot here's some facts and stuff I learned this week...

Fact: Sheep can recognize each other through pictures (fascinating huh)

Fact: Over 2500 left handed people are killed from using power tools and equipment for right handed people (I'm left handed and have all my fingers)

Fact: The bible is the most shoplifted book of all time (those people are going to hell or really need to be saved)

Fact: The average pencil will draw a line 35 miles land or write 50,000 English words

Fact: In 1998 Sony accidentally sold 7000,000 camcorders that could see through peoples clothes (that would have made some great you-tube videos ,huh Nick)

Fact: Nevada city, California (1849) was a city before the state of Nevada (1864)

Fact: The longest English word at 45 letters is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" (Man that's a mouth full)

Fact: spiders have transparent blood (spiders are cool)

Fact: 85% of all valentines cards are bought by women (guys don't forget Sunday is v-day)

Fact Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,00 word novel "Gadsby" which doesn't contain the letter E ( that"s egg-strourdanarilly excellent)

So as usual I hope you learned something. If not too bad because I'm not your teacher or Father. I always do Knowledge is power. Oh I bet you wanted to know what that 45 letter word means. At first i thought you should look it up on your own, but maybe your lazy So here you go.Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'" A condition meeting the word's definition is normally called silicosis.Now I think some Doctor was trying to sound smart and made it up. Then he had to be an even bigger smart Alec and give it relevance in his scientific world, So he duped some other doctors to help give it some substance and credibility... I'm just sayin

PS. Men make sure you take CARE of your ladies this weekend flowers and a card do it every time. Ladies Just trow us a scooby snack (if you know what I mean) I LOVE YOU SNOOKUMS !!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Hello all, I have a bit of writers block, So my parents went away for a weeks vacation They left the keys to the brand new Porsche. No No lets be serious, Stay with me while I blabber!!!

So collections, Everyone has one. some may be small and insignificant Or others grand and in depth. With tons of details and organization. I'm reminded of this because twice lately doing my job as the plumber, I have been in houses of collectors. But not your normal collections, Nor ones you would want to show off or maybe you would, You decide. Both customers were senior citizens, and women. I tell you this information not to make judgement but just to set the picture.

First I'll call Rose, She had every news paper for twenty years that the sac bee put out. Neatly stacked By days, weeks, months years. All the Sundays separated since she went through the ads, but even the ads were separated by category or store. One would say Rose was a hoarder, Not true she was an amateur historian. While I fixed her plumbing leak we talked and she was a encyclopedia of history. Which all came from the newspapers. So one shouldn't pass judgement

Next I'll call Betty, She had about 1000 of the little wooden dolls. You know the ones that you open and there's one inside it and you open and repeat about 4 more times till you have a real tiny one. Now I have seen these, even think we have some in my house. Not totally strange But her reasoning was pretty Awesome. she had a reason, Her husband and she would travel the world when they were young, buying on at each place representing that country, town, village. Making and keeping this glorious memory. Now they never had kids got married at 15 and 16. He died at 50 in a tragic car accident coming home from work with grocery's and one of these dolls in his car. Which he got from a co-worker and it was from Alaska. Betty proceeded to tell me that when they had gone to Alaska they couldn't Find one. Wow what an Awesome guy, Any hoot she has been collecting them as she traveled alone keeping his memory alive. Betty was late 80's and almost made me cry so I didn't charge her and of course she gave me cash anyway. But had an awesome collection and a heartfelt story to go with it !!!

So what do you collect ??? Most men do Baseball cards or comics. Ladies dolls, Bears or little glass figurines. I collect Pez dispensers, weird right this big strapping guy will these little candy dispensers. Hey we all do something, mine are neat and organized by style or character series. My first a little yellow tweety bird, It got smashed when I was little from a bully who said yellow tweety bird chicken coward. By the way I beat him up when I was 13 and my passion for yellow stuck ( Hows life now Mossimo ??? And who's the coward ??? ) Any way I have maybe 100+ and only buy the ones that grab me with a memory or are rare. Oh and I do have the yellow tweety bird again. He sits on the shelves in the center and who doesn't love the Seinfeld episode where he watches the play with tweety on his knee clapping. So whats your collection ??? Whatever it is be proud it your memory trigger. Don't let anyone tell you it's silly. To Rose and Betty Keep rocking I will keep you in my prayers... I'm just sayin