Thursday, May 21, 2015

Remember This Day...

This time of the year many of our young adults are graduating from either High School or College. To them who are stepping over that line I send you these words of congratulations and thoughts.

This time in your life is a very important time and always try and remember this time and how you are feeling about yourself right now, proud, excited and ready to take on the world. You are there, it's your time....

It's a time when your will step out and away to become whatever you will become. The "training wheels" are gone. no longer needed, you have learned what is needed to show the world just how great you are.

As you go... please do us a favor, remember and don't forget all the hard work and time it took to get yourself to this point. Please strive to make our world a better place. We have done alot but there is so much more to be done. This world offers you good and bad, it's now up to you to make your choices on what is offered to help us all...


Enjoy life... Don't let our society control you.. Take time, whenever possible, to reach out and grasp all that is out there for you because you deserve it.

Our world is a wonderful place to live and now you are ready to take your place in it and be a part of it...

Good Luck.

Johnny

Monday, April 27, 2015

Well of course its Monday Morning....



Got back from a 7 hour drive at 4am from taking a client to Tiki Village (Galveston).

Took until about 5am to relax and go to sleep

The Major Thunderstorm started at 6am.... lasted till 6:45

The Garbage truck came by at 7am... damn forgot to take the garbage out...

The trucks pulled up at 7:15 across the road to cut a big tree down in the neighbors backyard...

At 7:30 came the large crane and front-end loader used to ferry the large tree's limbs over the house across the street with the men screaming at each other arguing on the proper way to set the cranes outrigger legs.

The saws started at 7:45....

They will be there until about 4:pm....

I'm taking a shower and going back to work... at least I have peace and quiet in the cars...
That is all.....

note: Thank Im going to sneak over and let the air out of the tires on the truck and disposal trailer parked in front of my house.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Diary of a Crazy Limo Driver

I returned last night from my trip with the "girls".  Picture it...

Heather's Birthday Party Trip

11 Eleven year old girls.
2 Middle School Sisters,  
1 Mom,
1 Grandmom

and a Father (who was the smart one because he followed in his truck)....

I picked them up at the Elementary School in Dequincy, La and took them to the "Bounce Around" in Beaumont (about an hour away).

The screaming, and hollering, laughing and shouting lasted the entire trip and was deafening, and I had my Privacy Wall UP! I could only feel sorry for Mom and Grandmom who were with them in the back.  Once there,  they jumped, bounced, played games, pushed each other around, ate pizzza opened presents, ate cake, ate more pizza, another 30 minutes on the inflatable slides then retuned to the Limo..  

On the trip back I offered them the one CD I had with me because they forgot to bring their own and earlier on the trip there could be heard switching radio stations at the rate of 3 per minute trying to find something to listen to that they all knew.

The CD?  Elvis' Greatest Hits.....

Oh yea... How crazy was it?  Well I noticed people who were passing us laughing, looking back towards the car and shaking their heads..

On returning to Dequincy.. I learned that all the girls were going to the Birthday Girl's House to spend the night...

I walk over to the Father and offered him the "extra"  $20.00 tip that "Grandma" had given me saying "You deserve this more then me."

He smiled at me and said, "Naw, you keep it.  You think I'm staying in THAT house tonight? Oh Hell No... I paid for all of this....  I'm going over to my friends house... ITS POKER NIGHT...

Smart Man...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Alligator Lips


Excuse Me Sir?
Do You Have Any Fresh Alligator Lips?
I hear that they are really enjoyable
if made a certain way.
Someone told me that a long time ago
But, they must be fresh they say,
no older then this morning’s sun.
Yes… I agree.. Pork is good
and thank you for offering, 

but that’s not what Im looking for today
So, I guess I will just keep asking.
Excuse Me Miss?
Do You have any fresh Alligator Lips?
Yes,,, that’s what I asked about.
No… Chicken, I’ve tried and it is very good,
I like it even better than trout,
those who know and have tried both
say they too agree but that neither are
nowhere near and shouldn't be comapared
to what it is that  I’m looking for.
Is there no one out there who can asnwer my plea?

Excuse me.. Sir?
Do you have by chance any Fresh Alligator Lips today?
Yes.. that is what I request
They say once found and given a try
that I will join those who claim that they're really the best
No? , Well, O.K. Thank You for
taking the time to look for me anyway,,,
No, no don't worry,. Its not your problem
I'll just keep on looking, another time, another day.
.
I can only hope somewhere,
I  find what I'm looking for.
Maybe then, I will finally understand
that those before me only wanted to help me
and offer me things that could  make me a better man.


Maybe tomorrow….


4/6/2015
Onward Thru The Fog…
John C. Glass

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Passion

Passion;  A strong feeling or enthusiasm toward a specifc feeling or an activity.

How odd how over the years our passions change.

When we are a very small child we really don't have a passion for any speicific "thing". Thats because we are so busy learnng "everything".  We don't have time to slow down and single out a specific want or need. We just want life to be good and to be happy and to be loved.

Then in our pre-teens we have learned that there are specific things that we enjoy. They are usually activitys that we enjoy doing. They are mainly things that challenge us,  allowing us to find our potentials and capabilitys. We are still learning what life is all about and what makes ourselves "tick". But all the while the basic wants are that our life is good, we are happy, and that we are loved.

In the teen year we have come to understand that there are so many things in life that are attainable that we are confused in figuring out exactly what we want.  So to take a break from the confusion we choose one or two activities to focus on.  In a way it's a way to escape from "just to much to have to choose from".  At the same time, it is usually something that we have found we are "good" at, which helps to identify us. which is what every teenager wants, to be noticed. Because even in this great time of confusion we are hoping that our life is good, we are happy and we are loved by someone.

In our mid-years unfortunatly many of us become so busy making a living, raising a family, and trying to keep everyone else happy that we forget our own passions.  Our work becomes our passions. Unfortunatly too, in many cases we don't realize what has happened to the point that we forget that what we really want is just for our life to be good, that we are happy and want to be share our love.

In our "vintage" years life has finally slowed down a little bit.  The responsiblities are not as many, We have done what has had to be done. We have come to the point that we can start thinking about what we are really enjoy.  Those things are not the same for all of us but thats what is so neat about making it through the years, because now we can again return to doing what makes us feel good, makes us happy and now give us the chance to be loved.  Which is really what we all wanted all along, the three things we have always been passionate about.

So... for you are who are somewhere along the phases and times in you life.  Good luck... I hope that you too reach what we have finally attained.

 It's not going to be easy.. But it's damn well worth it.


Johnny
"Onward Thru The Fog"

p.s. If my grammer or my spelling is a little off... oh well..  I guess thats not one of my passions.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Frame of Mind

The Past, Present and Future..

I know that I "sit and think" sometimes way to much....

My mind never seems to allow me to just "sit and enjoy"...

I think of:

The past, where I have been, whom I have met, what I have done and in some cases what I shouldn't have done.

 I remember all the places that I have been fortunate enough to visit and what I learned from those excursions.

 I think of the friends I have made over the years, what they taught and shared with me and how I miss many of them due to each of us going our own ways.

I think back about some of the mistakes and stupid decisions I made and I can only hope that I can remember the outcomes and not take those paths again...

The Present, where I am,  who I am with, and what I am doing.

I like where I am and how much I am learning from the local cultures that makes this area so interesting.

 I love the people I am with, some of whom have been with me for many year and a few new friends which all are making my life worth just "being".

 I surprise myself that I am still able to learn new things and new talents which help to make me feel better about myself.

The Future, this is the part that I am so excited about because there is so much that I want to do and share with the most important person in my life, my wife Sylvia...  We have so many plans that we are looking forward to.  She has stood by my side in the past, the present and if I am the most fortunate person in the world the future because, I wouldn't have it any other way...

So actually I guess I should rethink and understand that my mind is not to busy, that it is only allowing me to accept what my life has been what it is and what it will become...

and you know what... I can't help but smile....

Johnny


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Aged.....

Sometimes... The word 'Aged'
is wrongly used...

Aged only means:

That they have stood the tests of time...

That they have proven they can be relied on...

That they hold a tremendous wealth of knowledge...

That within, there is security....

That even though the outside may be weather worn, scarred and tattered... there is still beauty and elegance within...

Do not take them for granted....

Show them they are still and will alway be loved....

Remember.... someday you...... will be they.....

It's all about family....

Johnny