Saturday, July 31, 2004

A First, I Believe

This has to be a first for me. I have had Messenger installed since April, and this is the first time I ever remember having zero IM friends online. There has always been at least one always on it seems. I am not complaining, just pointing something out.

I highly recommend the show "Blue Collar TV". It just debuted this past Thursday, and I could not stop laughing. Yes, I am a country, so I can relate to their material. It airs on the WB network, Thursdays at 8 PM.

I just heard on the radio that "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" was cancelled. Oh, well. I did not miss much. It is now called "Off Air with Ryan Seacrest".

I have to go, and get ready for work soon. Have a great day!


As you can see, I have changed the template for my weblog. I hope that you like it. Take care until next time!

Friday, July 30, 2004

"Living in Utopia"

While I was at work on Sunday, July 25, I let my mind whirl a little. The following is from what I wrote in my binder that night. :

I let my mind drift a little over the overcast weekend, when I was not thinking about Ashley. For those who know (me), I tend to live in the present; but, I decided to let it run in utopic mode. It was good to clear my mind from a weekend of miscommunication.

Whether it be here in New Jersey or in Ashley's Arkansas, and with enough capital, I would start a combination news agency and luncheonette/cafe. Since this is utopia (which is what many liberals live in), I have the money. I would like to have it on Main Street, or the main artery downtown, so that the locals can have a place to buy a morning paper or two, have a cup of tea or coffee, and have a morning conversation, whether they are heading to work or just reminescing about the old days. You don't see it that much anymore. I would also have a couple small areas where they could listen to talk radio, which I would control. Imagine going to a place where folks could listen to the likes of a Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. I would probably call it the Conservative Cafe.

Yes, I would be behind the counter serving drinks and greeting the folks. Maybe I could have Ashley do the cooking, if she wants to . She says that she does good in the kitchen, I will have to wait and see. In it would be a section with recliners or rocking chairs for the lifelong town "historian" to share stories of the past. They are the types of folks I gre up around with, and I always love a good story.

The way I see this unravel, it would make a nice grassroots forum towards running for municipal government. You have to start somewhere.

Blogs from Boston

I wrote the following on July 26,2004, while at my second job. :

2042- I am looking through the Philadelphia Daily News, and they have listed a few weblog sites of interest. these sites were listed by William Bunch, whom all happen to be at the Democratic National Convention this week: this one belongs to Ana Marie Cox, "tops in the blogosphere"., anonymous Philadelphia resident, and Karl-Thomas Musselman, 19, an elected delegate from Texas, plans to do his thing from the convention floor. His should be very active, I would believe.

Of course, there is always the inspiration of both weblogs and show prep, the Drudge Report (

I wrote that on Monday. even though the convention concluded last night, I am certain that there should be some neat stuff on them.

"Poetry Corner"

This will the first of an occasional series that I will call "Poetry Corner".

This first one was my gift to Ashley. (I did not tell her so, but it was my one month "anniversary" gift to her.) She like it a lot, calling it a tear jerker. :

William N. Phillips, Jr.

Ashley... is a beautiful name.
Ashley, how did I win the game
of love and your heart-
can you tell me when did it start?

It has only been a few months,
and a thousand miles or two
since we met in a room
that a date was only due.

When did I win you over?
When did you fall for me?
Like the 'White Cliffs of Dover"
or even "Unchained Melody"?

My heart is still a little numb,
but my brain is far from dumb.
Ashley, you make me very happy-
I'm so glad that you're with me!

I wrote this on July 26, 2004.

A Week in Review- "Me"

Hi, everyone! It seems like a bit has happened over the past week. All in all, I am glad that the end of the week has finally arrived. I will discuss some about Blogging in Boston and Poetry Corner in separate postings. Here, I will do a simple synopsis of some of the "me" events.

I received an e-mail from one of my best friends from both grade and high school, John Sander. It was a blessing, since I have not seen him since our classmate and friend, Dave Logar, left us in 1998. John now lives outside of Houston with his wife of two years, Keri. What I would do to meet them right now. My other co-best friend, Sam Haines, will be getting married soon. I am happy for both for them, and I am certain that this dog's day will come some day.

Ashley and I have been together for one month yesterday. I am enjoying it very much, despite the distance. While I am thinking of her, her sister, Angie, gave birth to a seven pound, five ounce, 19.5 inch baby boy at 4:21 am. She did not give me a name. Lucky for Ashley, Breanna, and Dylan, they are heading up to Kansas on Sunday. ... BREAKING NEWS... Since her and I are big NASCAR fans, Casey Mears just won his first NASCAR Nextel Cup Pole at Pocono Raceway. He is the nephew of legendary driver Rick Mears. Congraulations, Casey!

Overall, my body is very stressed out right now. I rubbed myself with Icy Hot on my arms, neck, and back. I will do my best to take it easy this weekend.

I will be glad when July leaves us tomorrow. Hopefully, the month of August will be dry as a bone. I have seen enough rain, Mother Nature! Please, if you can hear me, keep us dry so that the towns of Medford Lakes, Medford, Lumberton, and my old hometown, the Southampton/Vincentown area rebuild in an expedited manner. Less rain would be appreciated.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

"Upcoming Attractions"

I am sorry that I have been slacking a little on this.  I have been doing some writing in my binder for the past few days, and I will share some of them when I get around to it.  Some of the "upcoming attractions" include:

Poetry Corner,
Blogs from Boston,
and maybe An Airing Out Session

Stay tuned!


Monday, July 26, 2004

On The Clock

I hear that the higher-ups at the Doomacratic Convention are "cleansing' the speeches, to reduce the Bush-bashing.  I wonder how long that will last?  If not before, wait for Gore!  I am certain that he will refer to his "Old Yeller"  routine.  That would be hilarious if he does.

To the Dems in Boston- You are now on the clock!