From a first time blogger, thoughts about life from an American missionary now living in the US after years in Russia and doing a lot of back and forth. Family stuff, Christian content, sports innuendo and lots of quotes from good books.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Going Old School in the A-T-L

If you are from Atlanta or now live in Atlanta or have any nostalgia at all towards Marthasville/Terminus, check out this site: It is chock full of pictures that are priceless. Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Ponce, Grant Park, Hartsfield, and on and on will be revisited both in photo and in word. I just spent 2 hours on Christmas Eve of all things looking through it.

And, in regards to the picture above, the first few episode of the CBS Friday night at 8 p.m. eastern classic, "The Dukes of Hazzard", were filmed just south of where I now live. Conyers, GA, is where that odd show that has created a sub culture all its own (of which I am not part but that's beside the point) began. The cast even stayed at the old Holiday Inn at Exit 82 off of I-20. That's from my own mind by the way. I don't think you'll get that kinda insight from this site but,then again, you might!

So, check it out. If you give a rip about the ATL and are older than 30 you will love it.

Merry Christmas to all by the way...


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Crisis Humor

In these financial times, we MUST have a sense of humor. My friends in Russia are masters at humor amid dark and dangerous times. These have appeared recently in Russian newspapers:

If you had invested $1,000 in Delta Airlines a year ago, you would have $49 today; $1,000 in AIG a year ago, $33 today; in Fannie Mae, only $2.50 today. But, if instead you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer a year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for a recycling refund, you would have received $214. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called a 401-keg.
The wife of a banker decides to surprise her husband and stop by his work to see him. She gets there and sees his secretary sitting on his lap. Without blinking, her husband begins to dictate: "In conclusion, I must affirm, gentlemen, that even in the midst of this financial crisis, one chair for two people in my office is not enough!"
A spring day in 2010, 6 a.m. Two street sweepers meet outside. One looks fixedly at the other.

"You look so familiar!"

"I think I've seen you before too ... which bank did you work at?"
Since American medicine couldn't stop the fattening of the nation, the American economy came to help out.
The economic situation has become so bad lately that women are now marrying for love.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

And now the Falcons too?

First the Jackets beat UGAg and now the Falcons make the playoffs. The Hawks are about 10 wins ahead of where they were last year and it is good to be an Atlanta/GA TECH sports fan again.

Ain't life grand!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's good to be Tech Fan

45-42 Jackets. Ahhhhh...I can smile again.