Showing posts from August 12, 2012

Gettel Nissan (SRQ) thinks that I am dumb

I received the following letter from Sarasota's "Gettel Nissan" two days ago.  Do these people think that I am stupid.

Why the heck would "Hank Gabriel" need my 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe?
He (if he exists) has never seen my vehicle.   He has no idea as to whether the body is in good shape, or if the mechanics have been well maintained.
Of course I will not call the (fictional?) Sid Carver.
In truth - "Hank" and/or "Sid"  are trying to lure me into the showroom at Gettel Nissan in the hope that I will purchase a new vehicle.
Fie on them!
I am disinclined to do business with these people. 
Their "so-called" letter is bogus.
Gettel Nissan needs a better advertising strategy.Their current one leads me cold.  It is so STUPID!

Say that again


That performance has left us speechless. Let’s talk about it.”


“It’s not often you get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Radio 5 Live

“I never dreamed I would be the flagbearer. So, yeah, it’s a dream come true.”

BBC News Channel

Midnight raider/s

The midnight raider/s were at my home again last night.

I suspect that I had been assailed by one or more raccoons.

Certainly my trash can had been up-tipped.and raided.

Certainly there was a big mess in my car port.

So I have purchased an animal proof trash can in an attempt to thwart the hungry critter/s.

I will not hold my breath, but I will keep you posted.



I had scheduled a handyman to do some minor tasks around my home this morning.

One of the tasks was to remove some old and mouldy grout in between the tiles in my shower stall, and to replace it with new grout.

So I decided not to take a morning shower, so that the handyman would not have to work in a wet shower stall.

I thought that I would have what we in England used to call “a lick and a promise”, i.e. . a wash down at my bathroom’s sink.

But as I took a second morning walk with my dog at 7:40 a.m. this morning (first walk had been at 6:30 a.m.) I realised that I was dripping with sweat, and that a lick and a promise would not be enough.

My first thought was to call my friend Ben and ask if I might take a shower at his home.

Then a light went on in my mind.

That light reminded me that I have a guest bedroom and bathroom, and that I could shower and shave there.


Sermon for 12th August 2012

Sermon today.  The biblical text was about the death of King David's son Absalom.

I read at the beginning of the sermon.....

From Psalm 22

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?      Why are you so far from saving me,     so far from my cries of anguish?  My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,      by night, but I  find no rest
From Psalm 13: 

How long, O Lord?  Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me?  How long must I bear pain in my soul,  and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
From 2 Samuel 18

“O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would that I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”
Absalom was a no good son of a King.  He was handsome beyond all words, with long flowing hair, (the biblical texts says this of him “Now in all Israel there was no one to be praised so much for his beauty as Absalom; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there wa…