Posted by: nhfalcon | December 28, 2009

Just Another Random Monday v.12.28.09

* – thank you very much to everybody who sent me best Christmas wishes. They are appreciated and very warmly returned.

* – an early Happy New Year to all.

* – this past Christmas Day marked the third anniversary of the Eyrie. Where does the time go?

* – how’d everybody do with their Xmas loot haul? I came away pretty happy. New dress shirts, ties, and pants for work, a new pair of mocs, a big bottle of Blanche de Chambly beer, Season One of The Unit on DVD, Guests of the Ayatollah and Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden, The Lance Thrower and The Eagle by Jack Whyte, A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage, And a Bottle of Rum by Wayne Curtis, a new Atlanta Falcons baseball cap, and a new travel mug. 

I’m a little bummed I didn’t get Assassin’s Creed II, though. Oh, well. I certainly can’t complain.

Cookiemaker got new jeans, new PJs, Angels & Demons, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on DVD, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan, and the entire Chronicles of Narnia series on audio CDs.

Little Man made out really well, too. An acoustic guitar, lots of books, plenty of Playmobil knights, soldiers, and dragons, a couple of sets of PlayDo, a couple of sets of Moon Sand, etc., etc., etc…

Oh, yeah, our trash man is going to love us! 🙂

* – after an ungly 10 – 7 win over the Jets just over a week ago and a 31 – 3 stomping of the Bills yesterday (that wasn’t quite as pretty as the score might indicate), my Falcons are just one win away from posting back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.

* – I am my fantasy football league’s champion! After smoking Mrs. C.’s hubby 102 – 53 a week ago (sorry, Mr. C.! 🙂 ), I eked out a 42 – 37 win this week.

* – here’s a trio of bits the teachers out there should appreciate:

NOT smarter than a fifth grader!

* – gotta love Bill Cosby

* – The Princess and the Frog was pretty good.

* – can’t wait to see Sherlock Holmes.

* – it’s the holiday season, so I thought I’d spare you all the politics for a week.

You’re welcome. 🙂

* – who knows where this came from and whether or not there’s any truth as to where it may have come from…

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. Its OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. Its OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.  Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back
41. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift

… it’s still a good list.



  1. Loved this:

    43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you on Friday (it IS Friday, right?)

  2. Yes, Mrs. C., it is Friday.

    IF the weather cooperates. I don’t know what the forecast holds for your neck of the woods, but they’re talking about a fairly decent-sized snowstorm up my way.

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