Thursday, May 24, 2007

Chris Tomlin - Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

I came across this video while Landon and I were looking at "worship" songs on You Tube..
This song is pretty relaxing.

Most Valuable Player

Monday night was the District Tournament for the Lady Polar Bears of Bracken County. Have to give a “Way to go Lois” to my partner “Lois Lane” for pitching a no-hitter and for being named MVP (Most Valuable Player)!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

All Aboard The Choo - Choo Train

I love these drinks!!!
They are not that powerful. They are not that powerful. I mean I can drink them all day and nothing happens to me. Hi birdie, nice little birdie, I don’t know why people say to slow down on them. What, who said that. I remember one time I drunk them and felt fine. Panama – Panama - all – all – all. So you see, I think sometimes we tend to get a little extreme, I mat as well jump...(jump) go ahead and jump. I think I like the Amp energy drink a little better. But Full Throttle is pretty good too. Welcome back, your dreams made have brought you back. I don’t care too much for Red Bull. Sunday Monday, Happy Days. Tuesday, Wednesday Happy Days.

Well I guess you have to make your own choice. But I still think they had no effect on me.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Senior Night In The Bear Cage

Friday, was “senior night” for a couple of Lady Polar Bears of Bracken County. The fast pitched softball team and boosters honored the two seniors.
It was a pretty awesome event. They had the two players stand in the middle of the infield and the announcer talked about each of their “fast pitched” softball careers.

To hear their stories was quite moving. The best part of it all was when they both received gifts of flowers, bears, balloons and quilts from family and friends to show their appreciation.

I was very proud of one particular bear. Way to go “Lois” on an OUT STANDING high school career.

“Lois” will be having graduation in a few days. So I want to leave my friend and partner in crime this little bit of “wisdom”

Remember who you are.
And what you stand for.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

"These Boots Are Made For Walking"

Ok, I may not be no "Jessica Simpson".. But I think I am going to have to buy me some boots so I will be able to walk to the office in "style" if these gas-prices keep going up...

Oh I can go ahead and let the "cat-out-of-the-bag" and fly to work..

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Coven - One Tin Soldier

I found this video clip to the song “One Tin Soldier”

What I Know ..I Learned From Mom

Since today is Mother’s day, I thought I would share my Top Ten things I’ve learned from my mom.
“You flash those baby blue eyes and you will be able to get anything you want.”
“Don’t worry about the cars, they will move out your way. The mail boxes wont.”
“Oh honey, your dad is kidding about the “milk-man.”
“Yes dear, it is some times green.”
“If you swallow your bubblegum, your belly button will stick to your nose.”
“Beach ball shape heads on kids means they have bigger hearts.”
“Yes dear, reindeer can fly.”
“It is not a big “dent”, your dad won’t even notice”
“All gasoline smells like diesel.”
“Girls like it when you pass gas; it shows them you are full at dinner time.”

Oh well, I guess you did an ok job mom!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Dude....No Way

Tonight at our Citizens Police Academy class, we got to meet and listen to the stories of a real life DEA agent. It was pretty awesome to hear the stories. But the funny thing was, and I shared this with the class and the DEA agent, is that when he first walked into the class, to me he looked like a common street punk. I thought he was here to talk about his time in lock-up and how is putting his life back together. And then low and behold they introduced him as a Special Agent undercover for the DEA.

Billy Jack

Lately, I have been lying down with Landon during his bed time until he feels safe and comfortable. (I only fell asleep once, ok maybe twice since we started) then I would get up and finish what needs to be done for the night (usually eating a sandwich) But last night for some reason I was lying there watching him and he was talking to me saying things like “drink daddy” or “daddy poopie diaper” Any way, I got to thinking about when I was his age and maybe a bit older, and how my dad use to love this movie called “Billy Jack”. This morning while driving to the office the theme song from Billy Jack came on the radio, and I started cracking up laughing. Here are the lyrics and for those who don’t know who Bill Jack is, I have the cult classic on DVD!

PS... Any one know the famous line from that movie?

One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)
by Lambert-Potter, sung by Coven

Listen, children, to a storyThat was written long ago,

'Bout a kingdom on a mountainAnd the valley-folk below.

On the mountain was a treasureBuried deep beneath the stone,

And the valley-people sworeThey'd have it for their very own.Go ahead and hate your neighbor,

Go ahead and cheat a friend.

Do it in the name of Heaven,You can justify it in the end.There won't be any trumpets blowingCome the judgement day,On the bloody morning after....One tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valleySent a message up the hill,

Asking for the buried treasure,Tons of gold for which they'd kill.

Came an answer from the kingdom,"With our brothers we will share

All the secrets of our mountain,All the riches buried there.

"Go ahead and hate your neighbor,Go ahead and cheat a friend.Do it in the name of Heaven,You can justify it in the end.There won't be any trumpets blowingCome the judgement day,On the bloody morning after....One tin soldier rides away.

Now the valley cried with anger,"Mount your horses! Draw your sword!

"And they killed the mountain-people,

So they won their just reward.Now they stood beside the treasure,

On the mountain, dark and red.Turned the stone and looked beneath it...

"Peace on Earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,Go ahead and cheat a friend.Do it in the name of Heaven,You can justify it in the end.There won't be any trumpets blowingCome the judgement day,On the bloody morning after....

One tin soldier rides away..

Monday, May 07, 2007

Lost Moon

I was sitting here feeding Alexander and there wasn’t anything really good on TV, so I decided to put in my DVD of the movie Apollo 13. This movie is based on the book “Lost Moon” by Jim Lovell.
The movie, and book accounts the extraordinary days in space, and the events and situations that the crew, which consist of Jim Lovell, Fred Haze, and Jack Swagger, had to do to get back home safely.
The book and the movie are pretty good.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Round 2

I have started working out again! So the next time I go up against RED – MAN, I will be looking like this!!!!

PS. I am almost there………. a few more sit-ups and low fat yogurt and POW, “Walking Tall Lonnie!”

If Need Be…

I know after my last post, a lot of people might be wondering, “how could a Christian Minister of Children and Families, be so aggressive and violent.” Honestly I am not as violent as the post seemed. I love Jesus with all my heart and I will “turn the other cheek” every chance I get. But I would also like to remind you that we live in an evil world and if I may, like to leave you with this quote.
“A good shepherd will always protect his sheep, and sometimes he might have to fight the wolf!”

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Tonight, I had my Falmouth Police Citizen’s Academy class. Before I get into the story I am about to say, I have to take my hat off to any and all Police Officers. “Hats Off” you guys and gals do amazing work.
Now on to my story, and after you read this you will understand how “pumped and tired” I feel

What happens is that they put an officer in this protective red suit and you as the “acting” officer on duty are put in some scenarios. With that being said, this how my night went down.
Scenario #1
I was called to the house of a gentleman who was 89 years of age and had lost his wife of 50 years and for the past few weeks wasn’t taking care of himself and needed to be taken to the hospital for mental evaluation. Well I had to make some commands in a very loud voice he wouldn’t do what I asked him to do, and then he had a knife. He started talking about wanting to kill himself so I pulled out my night stick and try to talk him down. Just then he started inching towards me. I was yelling at the top of my voice to drop the knife, he wouldn’t then he came after me and I shot him. I tried it again and this time instead of shooting him I wrestled him to the ground and he gave up.

Scenario #2
I was on a routine traffic stop for speeding, and came to fine out that this guy had a warrant out for his arrest. He wouldn’t exit the vehicle so I had to drag him out. Just then he attacked me. I got my night stick out and started beating him but then he got the upper hand and tried to get on top of me. Just then I think something “snapped” I just got mad or something, and rolled him over and finally got him handcuffed and while he was handcuffed, I was still beating him!

The Officers said I did a great job with my voice commands and everything else. Just one little thing. “Lonnie, when you have them in handcuffs, you can’t keep beating them”

I found out one thing; I didn’t realize how much aggression I had stored up (ha-ha)

Over all, it was a pretty intense night.

What Do You Say?

This is so funny…
Yesterday, we had a gentleman stop by our house to estimate how much a new furnace and central air unit would be (we are planning to have it all installed by the end of May) anyway, he was supposed to be at the house at 10am. Well, around 11am he wasn’t there yet. So “mother nature” and the “chili dogs, egg salad, soda pops, couple candy bars, bowl of cereal and a Sunday cone,” started kicking in. I told Cathy I was heading to the rest room to “relax and think about life” anyway as soon as I got my self comfortable, there was a knock at the door. Yep! It was him. Cathy didn’t know what to do or say. She introduced herself and said, “my husband is in the shower.” I heard this and started laughing. How could I been in the shower with out the water running. And what made it worse, sometimes it takes me while to “relax” so I hear them in the basement while they were looking at the old furnace. And I was thinking to myself. He still doesn’t hear any water running. By that time I thought it would be a good time to “flush away my sorrows” and I started to quack up laughing to myself. Cathy said she was so embarrassed when they heard the toilet flush, knowing that she told him I was in the shower minutes before.