Bible Verse Of The Day

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Guys Surfs Big Wave!

The guy in this video is either very brave or crazy. Okay, maybe I will go with him being both brave and crazy. I would not try a wave that big and I would like to try the sport of the kings. Surfing have come a long way from the day that only royalty in Hawaii could ride a wave. Seeing this guy ride the huge wave is impressive.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Asheville Police Officer Killed

I heart goes out to the family of Senior officer Robert Bingaman and the Asheville Police Department. All are in my prayers.

Senior officer Robert Bingaman was killed when his cruiser when off the Jeff Bowen Memorial Bridge on Interstate 240. The detail of the cause of the accident are not known at this time. His cruiser landed near Riverside drive. It is the first officer of Asheville Police Department killed in the duty in 41 years. It is always sad to hear of a fine officer dying in the service of his community. The bridge where the accident happen is named after a firefighter for the Asheville Fire Department that was killed in the line of duty a few years ago in a fire at a medical building.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Looking Forward To My Vacation

I have one more week of work before a have almost two weeks of vacation. After this week, I work a half day next Monday then I am on off from work until the 21st of November. I had been saving my vacation days in case Jo Anne and I got the approval for her Visa but I needed to schedule my vacation days before the end of the year and the days were filling up.

I am planning to take a couple day trips to get out of town a little. I am also planning to use the time off to get more of my books list on my store on eBay, Dan the Mountain's Emporium. I am also wanting to start working on a project for my website which I have not done really anything with for the past couple years. I hope to be good at posting on Mountains Highs and Valley Lows while off from my job.

At this point, the part of my vacation I am looking forward to the most is going down the mountain with my mom to visit my aunt and uncle. They just moved into their new house. My aunt seems so happy now. They have been staying at one cousins house for the past several months after leaving leaving the place they lived for some 15 or so years. They were renting to own and the landlord was doing some shady things. Mom and I plan to take a house warming gift down to them when we go to visit. They are almost starting completely over with things for the house.

Some of the other places I plan to go are to the Outlet Stores in Commerce, Georgia, look around Greenville / Spartanburg, South Carolina and one of my friends wants to take me somewhere on his day off. I have not had a chance to really travel at all this year. I feel like I have been so busy at work or with my book store or being sick. I love to travel. Jo Anne and I plan to do as much traveling as we can when she gets here.

I am looking so forward to my vacation so I am hopefully relax a little. I hope I can enjoy a little shopping too. I hope this week at work goes by quickly.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ohio State Marching Band "Michael Jackson Tribute"

I was in marching band is high school. I love watching marching band preform. Doing the formation on the field takes a lot of work. I came across this video which share two of my favorite things in music, Micheal Jackson and marching bands. My favorite part is the moon-walking part.

Great job Ohio State Marching Band!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Growing Up On John Denver

I was flipping through the channels on the television channels Saturday night. I can across a John Denver concert that PBS was airing. My grandfather had a John Denver cassette tape of another John Denver concert that I would tape a lot when I was young. I do not know what happen to the cassette tape but I did but a CD copy on the concert several years ago. Seeing the concert and hearing the songs last night brought back some great memories of time with my grandmother and grandfather.

Anne's Song

Grandma's Feather Bed

Thank God I'm a Country Boy

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Window 8.1 is here!

When I got my new laptop it had Windows 8 on it. I hated it. It seemed that I had to go through one or two extra steps to do things I could do on previous versions of Windows.

Microsoft released Window 8.1 this week and it is free for Windows 8 users. I have downloaded it and have been setting it up and playing around a little. Some of the feature I like in Windows 8.1 is the start button is back, you can setup you computer to startup on the desktop not the start page, and have the same back ground picture for your start page and desktop.

I love having the start button it at least give you the feeling that you have one place to go to get the things you are looking for. With Windows 8, I felt I had to go looking to everything I wanted to do. Figuring where to start your search a pain sometimes. If you wanted to do one thing you needed to start here and another thing you needed to start in a different place. Pick to wrong spot to start your search you are just wasting your time. With Windows 8.1 you can do a lot using the start button by right or left clicking on the start button.

I like starting my computer on my desktop. I did not like Windows 8 since you had to start on the start page. With Windows 8.1, you and setup your computer to start on your desktop or the start page. Starting on my desktop helped me because most on the things I do on my laptop is on the desktop. Hey I am on a computer not a cell phone.

I like that I can have the same picture on my desktop and start page. This makes the switching from the Start Page and the Desktop feel more smoother. I am not sure if you could do this with Windows 8 but I glad I have it setup on Windows 8.1. I learned about this feature on Kim Komando's website.

I am still checking Windows 8.1 and I like it. The changes that Microsoft made took care of most on the issues I had with Windows 8 or at least easier to deal with those issue. The little I have been using Windows 8.1 has made me feel like the computer is helping me do my work on the computer not fighting against me like Windows 8 made me feel. For those of you still using Windows XP, Windows XP's end-of-life date is April 8, 2014. Microsoft will not provide updates after that date. I believe updating to Windows 8.1 will be a great option now.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Photo Of The Week: Fire Tree

I have been watching the leaves on the trees slow turn different colors over the past couple weeks. We are not at our peak yet here is Western North Carolina. I like how this tree is changing colors. The red leaves make it look like the tree is on fire.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Shut Down? Shut up!

The government maybe shut down but Bryson City in Western North Carolina just out the Great Smokey National Park would like you to know they are open and have many things to do. I enjoy the many activities in the area in and around Bryson City. Enjoy this video.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday Musing: My Boloney Has A First Name!

This is my adaptation of Oscar Mayer bologna song.

My Boloney has a First Name!

my boloney has a first name its J-O-H-N
my boloney has a second name its B-O-E-H-N-E-R
oh They say it every day and if you ask me why I'll ssaaaayyy

CUZ WASHINGTON HAZ A WAY WITH B-O-L-O-N-E-Y!!

my boloney has a first name its N-A-N-C-Y
my boloney has a second name its P-E-L-O-S-I
oh They say it every day and if you ask me why I'll ssaaaayyy

CUZ WASHINGTON HAZ A WAY WITH B-O-L-O-N-E-Y!!

my boloney has a first name its H-A-R-R-Y
my boloney has a second name its R-E-I-D
oh They say it every day and if you ask me why I'll ssaaaayyy

CUZ WASHINGTON HAZ A WAY WITH B-O-L-O-N-E-Y!!

my boloney has a first name its J-O-H-N
my boloney has a second name its M-C-C-A-I-N
oh They say it every day and if you ask me why I'll ssaaaayyy

CUZ WASHINGTON HAZ A WAY WITH B-O-L-O-N-E-Y!!

my boloney has a first name its L-I-N-D-S-E-Y
my boloney has a second name its G-R-A-H-A-M
oh They say it every day and if you ask me why I'll ssaaaayyy

CUZ WASHINGTON HAZ A WAY WITH B-O-L-O-N-E-Y!!

my boloney has a first name its B-A-R-A-C-K
my boloney has a second name its O-B-A-M-A
oh They say it every day and if you ask me why I'll ssaaaayyy

CUZ WASHINGTON HAZ A WAY WITH B-O-L-O-N-E-Y!!