Some Sunday School Humor … Maybe

A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong email address!!!

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules, so the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
Date: October 16, 2004

I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is freaking hot down here.

Thanks to Barbree Sirois Corzine for sharing.

Sei Mein Licht (Be My Light) by Unheilig (Unholy)

Unheilig (German for “Unholy”) is a German band with various pop and electronic influences. The band was founded in 2000 and now principally consists of singer Bernd Heinrich Graf – Der Graf (German for “The Count”) -, with his live musicians Licky, Henning Verlage and Potti.

I find that much of Unheilig’s music has a primarily Gothic appeal which doesn’t crossover well outside of Goth German culture. Some songs, such as sei Mein Licht (Be My Light), very much appeal to my ear both musically and lyrically.

Another such song by Unheilig is Geboren um zu Leben (Born to Live) — the following video provides the words so that you can sign along.

One of the things about German music that appeals to me is that it very introspective (which may explain why many believe the Germans are largely devoid of humor that is funny).

Below are a translation of the German lyrics:

Es fällt mir schwer
ohne Dich zu leben
Jeden Tag zu jeder Zeit
einfach alles zu geben
Ich denk’ so oft
zurück an das was war
an jenem so geliebten vergangenen Tag
Ich stell’ mir vor
dass du zu mir stehst,
und jeden meiner Wege
an meiner Seite gehst
Ich denke an so vieles
seitdem du nicht mehr bist
denn du hast mir gezeigt
wie wertvoll das Leben istWir waren geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jener Zeit
Sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in alle Ewigkeit
Wir waren geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick
Bei dem jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist

Es tut noch weh
wieder neuem Platz zu schaffen
Mit gutem Gefühl
etwas Neues zuzulassen
In diesem Augenblick
bist du mir wieder nah
wie an jedem so geliebten vergangenen Tag
Es ist mein Wunsch
wieder Träume zu erlauben
ohne Reue nach vorn
in eine Zukunft zu schauen
Ich sehe einen Sinn
seitdem du nicht mehr bist
Denn du hast hat mir gezeigt
wie wertvoll mein Leben ist

Wir waren geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jener Zeit
Sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in alle Ewigkeit
Wir waren geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick
Bei dem jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist

Wir waren geboren um zu leben…

It’s hard for me
To live without you
Every day at every time
Just to give everything
I so often think
Back to the past
To the lovely past day
I imagine
That you support me
And on every way
Are at my side
I think of so much
Since you don’t exist anymore
Because you have shown me
How valuable life isWe were born to live
With the miracles of time
Never to forget onself
Up to eternity
We were born to live
For the one moment
Because everyone of us felt
How valuable life is

It still hurts
To create new space
To allow something
With a good feeling
At this moment
You are close to me again
Like on that lovely past day
It is my wish
To allow dreams again
To look into future
Without regret
I see a meaning
Since you’ve been gone
Because you have show me
How valuable my life is

Zen and Christmas Cheer … Baby Jesus’ Birthday Celebration

Dear family, friends and other folks that I get to meet and live life with … except you three folks that drank all of my holiday cheer … Best Wishes for the holidays, Christmas and whatever else you celebrate that’s legal. Please hug a teacher, thank the mailman, and leave an extra tip for that waitress/waiter/table servant that just refilled your cup and toted away your dishes. Please remember most the least among us. There is no shortage. … And if you actually worship the Baby Jesus then please remember that his first miracle was turning water into wine (always a favorite of mine) and forgiving people for various and sundry things … whether they asked for it or were even worthy. Cheers!

Zen and Now – looking for better in life

Peace and best wishes for those with pain and challenges. The world isn’t fair. If I can help then I will.

For most Americans the world was a better place today than yesterday. And it will be a better place tomorrow. We’ve just got to keep working on chasing away the gremlins and working to make it a better place than it was today.

Perfection ain’t happening but we can do better.

So a blonde goes to the Post Office and asks …

A blonde goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Christmas stamps?” The clerk says, “What denomination?” The blonde says, “God help us. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, 10 Lutheran and 22 Baptists.”

— Shared from Rob Puckett

The xx – Angels – Quiet thoughts and 8th Grade Graphics

‘XX’ is the name of the band. Angels is the song.

The video reminds me of going to dances back in 8th and 9th grade when psychodelia was all the rage. Someone would set up overhead projectors at the top of the school gym bleachers. A square clear cooking dish would be placed on the top of the projector and a mixture of oil and water would be put into the bowl. The heat from the projector would make the mixture begin to move about. Somehow someone also figured out how to project a rotating Christmas light into the mix and the projector would beam the pyschodelia out onto the gym walls. Life was groovy … or something like that.

I used to go to the dances to dance. I liked dancing … awkward as it was in 8th and 9th grade … growing up as a Southern Baptist and knowing that dancing was going to send me to hell. Pinball was also going to send me to hell per my Sunday School teacher Mrs. Johnson. Ultimately it was Joe-Joe Price that ruined dancing for me – he said that I danced like a chicken with its head cut off. It is hard to dance when someone keeps calling you Chickenman.

Anyway, please enjoy Angels by XX.

Left or Right – Paper or Plastic – Heart or Brain? … Life is better without talkingpoints.

I’ve come to accept me for me.

The left side of my brain seems to be Democratic. The right side seems to be Republican. Where it all meets in the middle I tend to pick and choose those ideas that seem appropriate for the situation.

Am hopelessly Independent … but happy that both sides are feeding me constant thoughts and ideas.

Heart and Brain - I am with stupid

The Heart and Brain image was found while reading Sarcastic Mama on Facebook.