July 29, 2009 by  

Thursday morning. My eyes opened at around 3 AM and i havent been able to close them again…..random thoughts & observations running through my mind…………

* Saw BGE via video call last night – she is saying alot of stuff now ….. I’m just curious as to what? She got to say hi to both Nate and B last night. That was cool. And Sophie too — but Sophie just got cranky because The Mom picked her up. Sophie is a grump about that.

* Hosted an Economic Development briefing yesterday. About 50 in attendance. Worked on it for about 6 weeks getting ready and coordinating all of the speakers. I was pleased – great attendance, perfect timing, I think it turned out great.

* Nate & pal Logan came in yesterday morning to do some stuff. Nate got a job offer and Logan got most of his college registration done. Nate has to wait for his transcript – should finish registering next week. They departed for FC last night LOL – they have but one gear in Logan’s car but they made it. B had to give them a push to get them up to speed. Ahhh – to be young again.

* Been really busy around our house. Actually been nice to see alot of our relatives – some here for vacations – some for funerals (not so good) – but we have had alot of good visits.

* Work travel has been kind of slow but a glimpse of my August calendar tells me to fill the gas tank – things are picking up! I like traveling the State in the August – October timeframe. Beautiful.

* I gotta go to work now – a paperwork kind of day – only one meeting on my calendar. Oh well ….. takes all kinds.

* Please keep the USA in your prayers…….we need them …. we need to reinvigorate the “U” in USA somehow …. in spite of our political leadership.

The Dad

Worthy Quote:

July 24, 2009 by  

Here is a quote that makes alot of sense to me:

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American….There can be no divided allegiance here… Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

I like this one alot.

The Dad

What an Awesome Saturday!

July 18, 2009 by  

Today has been one of my favorite Saturdays! First I got to help mommy get ready for a wedding shower for Holly, one of my favorite baby sitters and friends. Then, I got to take a real shower with mommy. After she took a shower, daddy did and I tried to take one with him, too, but I was already dressed so he didn’t think that was such a swell idea. Afterwards, mommy let me hang out with everyone who came to the shower and I got to help Holly open her presents! Next came a nice nap after daddy got home and gave me a big, pink teddy bear. It is so soft! He told me after my nap he had a big surprise for me. And he sure did! When I woke up and came downstairs, I saw my beautiful pink car! Mommy and daddy helped me drive it around the house, then we went outside and drove in the driveway. Daddy took some movies and pictures, so I am sure you’ll see them soon! Thankfully he didn’t take any pictures or movies of me when I threw my fit when I had to come in and leave my car in the garage. Oh well, so far this has been a really fun Saturday!

Message to Sarah Palin

July 7, 2009 by  

Dear Sarah Palin,

I am writing you this letter today [yes, the letter you will never see], to respectfully ask that you do not run for in 2012. You see, you proved that you are a quitter, not a fighter, despite your statement of the contrary. While you claim you are trying to do what is best for the State of Alaska by leaving office because of all of the ethics and legal challenges, you are proving that you are not capable of being in the highest position in the world– of the United States. What you and your state have been going through is nothing compared to what it would be if you were . And, the last thing our nation and the Republican Party would need is someone who can’t deal with difficulties and chooses to run from the issues instead of tackle them head on. You have proven what kind of a “leader” you are.

I think your stepping down and out of the political arena should be a final decision. Please don’t be a Brett Farve who thrives on retiring and coming back… please, please, please…. stay retired. And, feel free to get yourself out of the headlines and quit being a distraction for the Republican Party. That, Mrs. Palin, is how you can help the Republicans in 2012.

Thank you,

Ryan Elledge

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