Sunday, March 20, 2011

A New Chapter

Well, the title sums it all up. Tomorrow, I start a new chapter of life. I finally ceased employment at T-Mart and will now be an employee of the Costco Pharmacy in Spartanburg. As many of you know, I have been with "T-Mart" since 2002. Since I am not a person of change, I believe that this was a good move, well, I take that back. This was a great move! Costco aims to keep their employees happy and are one of the top companies in the US to work for. Feel free to give us a call for drug pricing, we're pretty competative. Call 515.4949, I would love to help you out!

I am still continuing with school. I have to say that this is one of the worst semesters thus far. I am glad that I can still participate in my Thursday Night Therapy sessions. We had a session last night and it was well indeed needed! We got to eat and talk with some good friends at Wild Wings. Can't wait for our next session. I don't think they came come quick enough.

Church is still plugging away. Alot of great things going on. We are preparing for our Easter program next month and a third Sunday service will also roll out. 8, 9:30 and 11. I have also enrolled in the Discipleship program at church. I was unsure about it at first, but this being my third week, I know it was a great move!

Last week, I celebrated birthday number 34. Just for the record.

Well, I guess that's enough for now. Hope everyone is doing well and hope to hear from each of you soon!

Until I post again. (3719)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Recommendations/Referrals

I love to refer people, should make it a job. I like to do business with people I know, trust and have accreditability.


*Tax Preparation, Advantage Tax Service, West Main Street. See Matt Flynn, 864.585.7052. Tell them I sent you they will hook you up! website

*Chiropractor - Ivey-O'Sullivan Chiropractic, Dean Street, Spartanburg, Gabe O'Sullivan, 864.583.3967 website

*Optometry - Lifetime Eye Associates, Reidville Road, Sean Stevens, 864.576.7225. Have VSP? Could get a eye exam for close to $10. website

*Dentistry - Dr Harold and Ryan Colburn, Reidville Road, 864.574.5297. (yes, they take Delta) website

*Dermatologist - Dr Karen Devore, Devore Dermatology, Floyd Road, 864.596.7546. website (now accepting UHC!)

*Minor Care - SRMC Westside Minor Care, Dr Andy Mahoney, 864.560.9696, beside beyond Target

*Gastroenterolgy - Dr Mark Lijewski, Gastroenterology Associates at SMRC, 864.573.7511

*Allergist - Dr Angela Lombardi, Spartanburg Allergy and Asthma, 864.542.8900, Boiling Springs Road

*Church - Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church, 864.208.2087 website

*Preventative HVAC resendtial work - call Brian at 864.621.9078. Ask for the Mayor's discount.

*News Stories - Call my buddy, Greg Funderburk at Fox Carolina Newsroom, 864.213.2121.

*Direct TV (new customers, want to make $100. Go to this site and use my account number to get your money (account 38223157)

That's some to get you started. If you need any other referrals, please email me!

Until I blog again! (3572)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Random Wisdom

I couldn't come up with a clever title, so there you have it. I know it's been since Christmas since I have blessed you with words of wisdom.

With the beginning of 2011, started a new school semester amongst other things. If you are at SCC on Tuesday or Thursday's, you probably have seen (or heard ) me. I feel like I am the "Van Wilder" of SCC. If socializing was class, I would have a masters!

Since it's not, I am conquering Government and Accounting. Yeah, that's what I said. I thought I failed my first Accounting test, I was wrong, you got it, a D+, baby! Government is a disaster too, but we won't go there! Anyway, like I was saying, it's been a crazy two months.

I have gotten back into choir at AMRBC. AMRBC is alot of fun. Alot of encouraging and fellowship. AMRBC really does have something for everyone. Looking for a church home? Give us a try! What can you lose by trying? We have 9:15 and 11. Starting next month......we are adding a 8 o'clock service. Once this begins, it will be 8, 9:30 and 11. Having too many people at church is an awesome problem to have! We seem to be averaging 1200 in attendance on Sunday mornings. We are currently working on our Easter presentation. Looks like it's gonna be awesome. Our choir has grown by 17 since January. Another great work in play! Check us out on the web http://www.amrbc.org/.

I have also taken several friends to see the Rapture at Restoration Church in Gaffney. It's been awesome how illustrated services really bring things to life and in it's perspective. It was awesome to see how many people responded to the altar call and how God is truly working! They have a great team that sacrifice their time to put on this performance and "kudos's" go out to them!

About a month ago, I visited Harrah's Casino to see Paula Deen in person as she opened her new restaurant in the lobby of the hotel at Harrah's. Had the best seats in the house. Out of a 3,000 seat auditorium, I sat 3rd row center aisle seat. I had contacted Paula's PR people begging to stir something on stage, but it didn't work. Oh well, maybe next time. For the record, Paula has a very foul mouth and not what I was expecting. (Some pics are on FB, if you're interested) Try pics here (no guarantee)

Since I love change, (insert SARCASM here). I broke down and upgraded my Envy 2 to a 32 GB iPhone. I absolutely love it! It really is a smart phone. Who thought you could play on Facebook, listen to your iPod and play with email all in one place. I know I am no phone genius. I have alot to learn, but it sure is fun!

I attended my last TNT therapy session last week and boy, did I need it! It was so good to see my TNT peeps. Bowling was alot of fun. Can't wait to get to the next session. It's March 19th, my birthday weekend. TNT'ers, keep watching your TNT account for more info. It's gonna be fun!

Next on the agenda, I have become obsessed with Daniel Tosh on Comedy Central. He is so sarcastic (right up my alley) but is pushing his limit on being censored. My favorite was the guy who cried at the wrestling man who cried got interviewed and noted it happened in "Spartanburg, SC". Boy, can we pick the winners.

Last week, I have suffered with a mild version of the "B" strain of the flu. My back so hurt so bad, I could not get out of bed, literally!

Anybody know of any decent Pharmacy jobs out there right now? Just curious. Never hurts to ask!

Last, but not least. I bought my first gun last month. I got me a Glock 17. Oh yeah, baby! Too bad I can't take it to work to deter the methheads! Oh well, next is my CWP permit. (Glock pics on FB too!) try link

Hope everyone is doing well. Please let me know if you guys need anything.

Enough rambling for me. Good night! Until I blog again! (3528)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Moore News....Christmas Edition

First of all, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. I pray 2011 will be your best year yet!

As I write you now, I am sitting at work (at Denny's) waiting on the snow to begin. According to radar, at 9:45, the precipitation is passing over Lake Hartwell. Forecasters are saying some areas could get up to seven inches of snow. My rule of thumb is.... if the storm comes through Atlanta, we get it; if it is any more North, it hits the mountains and we don't get any.

I would like to give a shout out to Fox Carolina meteorologist, Andy Wood, for returning my text yesterday by calling to give me the latest forecast. How many people would do that? Kudos to Andy for being such a dedicated individual.

I worked Christmas Eve until 3'ish. And, yes, people needs their meds to get through the holidays. All I can say is "Wow!". I left work and enjoyed a candlelight service at Milestones Church. It is always a good sign when the church is packed out and are looking for more seats. Hub, as usual, did an awesome job. We lit our candles and sang "Silent Night". I got to hang out with the Clary's briefly before we left church.

I hope everyone has a terrific time and don't forget the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus, our Risen Savior. Without Him, we would be nothing. Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Until I blog again,

(3375)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 2010

Well, once again, it has been a while since I blogged. So, let's see how much I can condense into this entry.

First of all, hello goes out to my Thursday Night Therapy group!

I have recently completed another semester at SCC. Public Speaking and Math 102 were on this itinerary. I was truly blessed to have a good class in Public Speaking. We had a good class (and teacher). How many classes have you been to that when class was over nobody would leave. As an entire class, we really bonded. We decided on our last class to make a group on Facebook so we can get together and have various events. Right now, this site will not let me upload pics. So, I'll post them soon.

Our last night, we met up at Rome and had a good time. To be college night, it was not full. At least there was not a wait and we were able to have our own table. Thanks goes out to Kim for getting me out on the dance floor. That is not my 'cup of tea' but it was fun to try something different for a change.

I know that I have spoke alot about my Public Speaking, only because I enjoyed it. My Math class was another story. It was an easy grade, but learned just about nothing. The next Math class is going to be a kicker if I didn't learn from this one. But, enough said about Math. Next semester, I will tackle Govenment and Accounting.

On the other hand, I journeyed to Charlotte to see some friends, whom one gave the other his kidney. So, I got to visit them at the Charlotte hospital. Shortly after, I was able to take a dear friend to the Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta. Had to jump on a flight to India on missions. I ended up just taking random streets in Downtown Atlanta. Got to see alot and ended up at Decatur for lunch.

Went to the gun show in Greenville yesterday and bought by baby. We'll name it "Glock 17" for the fun of it. Oddly enough, I ran into people I knew. Imagine that?  Later in the day, I met some friends and went to see the Rapture at Restoration Church in Gaffney. I have seen it seventeen times and it does not get old. As long as people keep wanting to go; I will continue to take them. I remember seeing it for the first time around 1998'ish. We have another trip scheduled for Saturday, January 29th. If interested, let me know.

Until I blog again, (3348)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Black Gold...Texas Tea

Good September to ya!

I have been overwhelmed the last few weeks. School has started back and even though I am only taking six hours; it is kicking my butt.  I really don't get how people work and go to school (some full-time). I am still working at T-mart where next month will hit lucky year number "8", attending AMRBC where I have joined Sunday School (a baptist term), sing in the choir, and taking classes as noted in my introduction.

School is definitely a balance.  I really don't get (nor understand) my math class, but love (and understand) my Speech class where we all connect and have a good time. It has taken me this long to make it to Speech because I would freak out in public speaking.  I was blessed to have such a good group and teacher this semester.I took my MAT test on Tuesday and guessed on the majority of it. I have got to pass it; this is my third go-round in there. I just need to pass and get out.  If you need to take Speech; let me know. There is a great teacher at SCC that you will really enjoy.

Work has brought on a whole new program, Immunizing. Thank you, Sweet Baby Jesus, that I do not have to do.  It does tie up alot of time in paperwork and prepping. We are also saying goodbye to our PDX system which I have used for sixteen years.  There is a new system on the way.  Good, Bad, Who knows? We will just have to wait and see.

Church is thriving. I really enjoy singing with the choir at Anderson Mill. There are so many discounts out there for Baptists. (I'm just kidding, but if there is; please let me know!) Anyway, the choir is fun. I am also learning the whole Sunday School thing. I have joined a class and it seems to be doing quite well. As of this month, I will have been a Southern Bapti-costal for one year. What do you get at the one year mark?

All jokes aside, AMRBC is a great place. There is truly something for everyone. We crank up at 9:15 and 11 on Sunday mornings and 6PM Body Building Class. We are learning "What we believe". I think this class will fascinate me! And don't forget about choir on Wednesday nights at 6! Check out http://www.amrbc.org/ for more information.

My friend, Debora, who had a bone marrow transplant in March finally got to come home last week. She still has to continue to follow-up with the physicians at Emory, but it was a hard six months. I am thankful that the worst is behind and we can look forward to Debora's continued recovery. I was tickled to death when I saw Debora in Target!

How can I forget about the crazy lady at the pool???? That was like a highlight for me. I went to the undisclosed pool a couple Sunday's ago and ran into a lady who forgot to take her Seroquel/Abilify combo. She was asking me for my iPod and wanted to know if she could put suntan lotion on me. I didn't know if you was unaware that I was not the poolboy. Just to make sure she was not in my imagination, I got out ye ole' phone and recorded her singing the Doobie Brothers, Blackwater. It's hilarious, if you want to hear it, let me know! I had to call for backup. Thank goodness for the Blackwelders that came to my rescue. If not, I would have been calling the po-po.
On a side note, I took an impromptu road trip to Harrah's in Cherokee, NC. This place was awesome! I had never been to a casino before. I wish I knew how to play....I don't know....anything??? Really needed a tour guide.  I can't believe how many baptist church vans were there. And yes, I did see someone I know. I didn't say I liked, but I knew. I don't know how to put the paragraph below up here, so I will just type and listen to the music. If you have read slow, you should be listening to "Our God Saves" by Paul Balouche. OK, now it looks right, or somewhat close. Now back to your local programming......

We came back through Maggy Valley which a quite quaint area. I know it has been at least 25 years since I have been up that way. Nothing can touch the beach though. The mountains are nice, but I have my heart on the low country. 

I have also meeting a group at C Edward's Downtown on a schedule. If you are interested, let me know. We have fun down there. Had no idea Spartanburg had moved up so much. Next, I want to visit the Blue's Club. I have heard alot of good things about it.

Now that I have blogged, I may attempt to do some homework. So, as a recap today was brought to you by the letter "8" and the number "sarcasm".

Until I blog again!

(2992 - for me)




Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Black Balloon

Well, I have been introduced to the Sweetwater Hills community pool. I have a funny/scary story about the "pool boy story" with the physchotic lady. But that's another day. I have started back school this semester. I am in MAT 102 (thankfully Brian C. is in my class.) I will treat him as my motivation. Speech class seems like it is going to be fun. The teacher really makes a difference. I think I will like her. The first night, I gave two speeches. Hooray for me!

Church is rockin' away as usual. Our church had the privilege of singing as the guest at the Choral Festival at FBC last week. We also got to sing back up for LordSong and the Sisters. It was alot of fun. A different change of scenery being at FBC. Saw alot of familiar faces. True worship really broke out that night. It was such a blessing. We are currently singing choir specials every week. If you don't have a church home, PLEASE give us a chance, one chance! There is something for everyone! Our services are 9:15 and 11. Check out the website; http://www.amrbc.org/. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am on my first year there, so I am still learning and I would love to help you out anyway I can. If you wanna sing and join the choir. We need to grow our choir. We would love to have you. Choir meets on Wednesday at 6. Don't be nervous. Come sit by me and "the group of cut-ups" and you'll be fine. Dont' let a  spirit of intimidation overtake you. It's alot of fun! I have also plugged myself into a sunday school class which I am still figuring it our since I've only been a bapticostal for only 12 months. I you wanna visit; I will do everything I can to make you feel at home and do whatever I can to make AMRBC work for you. It's a great place. The church is thriving and that's one of the best problems a church could ever have!

My work is in turmoil. I am checking out different avenues of employment. Please pray that God will open the right door for me. I have been in my current job for 8 years, which makes 16 years in my profession.. Don't know how much more I can handle. I know God has the perfect job out there for me. My name has been plastered all over Monster.com and CareerBuilder and friends networking on my behalf. So, we'll keep our fingers crossed.

Please continue to pray for Debora and Darin Bunch and their family. She is home on the weekends now, but is still struggling. Their medical insurance is maxed out. They are receiving medical bills for outrageous amounts. There is a fundraiser on FB that you can help donate via PayPal to help them out. I have been out on FMLA and I truly know how difficult it is to struggle during these time, but God has always provided. I pray this for the Bunch's. There may be some other fundraisers soon that you can help participate. Let's help them the best we can. If I do this right, check out: Fundraiser for Debora Bunch. I hope this link works. If not, let me know.

If you have any questions, contact me. You know where to find me (for now.) Until I blog again!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's getting HOT in here!

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while. I have been quite busy with work, church, and school. Smart me decided to take a Summer class, ENG-102, of all things. The class is four hours long, but only have four classmates, which, to me, is pretty cool. I might get participation points in here. It's only ten weeks and the class is already half over. I just hope that I pass!

Work is work. Nothing to add here.

Church is going quite nicely. Still trying to learn the do's and dont's of being a Southern Baptist. I think I have hit my nine month mark, but I'm getting there. Anderson Mill is a great place to be. A week or so ago, we (the church) had VBS which I got to be a part of. I was a first timer at VBS. It wasn't bad at all, especially when Joe showed me where the 'food room' was! :)

As far as the choir is going, we have alot of opportunities coming up to minister. We have the honor to be the choir singing at this year's Choral Festival at First Baptist, Spartanburg, lead the North Greenville University Community Rally and sing at a little church in God's country, named Switzer.

As for as the political side, I had the honor of helping with a sign-wave on Primary Tuesday at the corner of Reidville Road and East Blackstock Road.  Many of you saw me, simply because you stopped in traffic and spoke.  I had alot of fun that day helping out. I wish I had more time that day to help but with school and all limited by time to help. Even though, we (Team Andre) didn't win; we have an awesome time trying. The evening of the primaries, we met Andre and his team at Copper River in Greenville. That was alot of fun seeing the media present (and in person). After Andre's bus got there, everyone was outside talking. Andre made the remark that it was hot. I told him that he had a banquet room and that we should go in. I, as the Mayor, opened the first set of doors for Andre. He, then, opened the second set of doors for me.  As I went in, Andre remarked "The Mayor of Moore just arrived." It was hilarious! Later in the week, I did find my picture in the Greer Citizen newspaper with Andre and one of his staffers. According to the picture, I was a staffer too! I made a video, if this works (cross your fingers now). Check out MY VIDEO.

Now on to the weather.... It's been hot. How hot is it? Funny you should ask. Everyday, this week, that I have went out for lunch my car says that it is well over 100 degrees. That is insane and summer has just arrived. Even though the hot weather just arrived, it is already reflecting on my power bill. It has doubled from this time last year. Can't wait to see next months. Just in case you didn't know, this is SARCASM....

Oh well, ask your momma how she durrin. Ask her if she can borrow me a dolla?  And yes, I have introduced quite a number of people to SQL over the past few weeks. We have to keep her humor going, right?

Until I blog again,

-M

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My magazine debut




If you don't get the Palmetto Pharmacist, a magazine published by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association, I was profiled this month. Feel free to read my article: My article.

Travel blog

Over the past week, I have been to Atlanta, Moncks Corner and Mount Pleasant visiting friends. Atlanta pics can be viewed at Hotlanta Pics. The Low Country pics can be viewed at Low Country Pics. Got to meet up with a friend who I haven't really talked to since the eighth grade. Facebook is awesome. I found him on there and we were able to catch up with life as much as possible in one afternoon. This was my first time to Mount Pleasant. It is a very 'pleasant' place and I could see myself living there!

And just for Adam, I never went over the bridge! I was under it, looked at it, but never went over it. The town has plenty of free things to do. We went out on a couple piers, nice piers to be exact. I could spend the entire day out there watching people on the river.

On a side note, Friday, I got a call from my credit card company. I was told that someone tried to charge 99 cents to my Visa at iTunes. Since the address did not match the account; it was flagged and Target cancelled my account and re-numbered my card. Thank you, hacker for changing my account ending in 4252. I have only had that account since 2002 and have memorized the number. Now, I have another number to learn. Oh well. Happy summer everyone!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Today was brought to you by the letter "Q"

It has been a while since I have posted anything and wanted to catch everyone up in about six paragraphs.

Let's see.... This semester is about to wrap up. I ended up dropping one class which I never got to start with. Maybe another time. I am finishing Geography and it is so not what I thought. Kinda like Government, I guess. I tried signing up for Speech for summer school, easy right? It's full. Everyone else was looking for an easy summer class. I stepping up and attempting English. The only part I dislike is....the class is four hours on a Tuesday evening. We'll see....

Oh yeah, I participated in my first 5k (which in my book is equivalent to 23 miles). My church hosted the 5k to benefit missions at our church. When my bib number was 21; I assumed that I would place 21st. How quickly I forget what happens when we assume. I was experienced some leg pain for a few days, but I got over it. It was fun even though I placed 68th. Check out the official time sheet 5k Time sheet.

We had an awesome turn out for Easter at Anderson Mill this year. Three services was offered and had almost 1500 in attendance. It was amazing to see the number of people fill the sanctuary!

I have recently gotten into politics. Imagine that? I've been the Mayor for how long and finally decided to 'dabble' in politics. Last week, I attended a Tea Party at the Bi-Lo Center. I very much enjoyed it. Check out the pics I took Tea Party Pics. I met some people running for government offices this year. It's always nice to put a face with a name (and are able to speak to them one-on-one). I have also had the privilege of meeting our Lt. Governor, Andre Bauer. Andre opened his Greenville office, so I went over there and met him. He has a terrific crew working for him. Since they visited AMRBC in the fall and learned that I was the Mayor of Moore; I thought I should introduce myself. I also went to the Republican Debate last night at the Chapman Cultural Center. Got to hear alot of good stuff. I was impressed with the debate.

OK, changing gears, again.... If you are a member of the SC PhA, then you got the Palmetto Pharmacist Magazine this week. If not, you missed my debut. I was a full page interview about my fifteen years of pharmacy. I encourage you read my interview. After you read it, you will know that it's all me! My article.

Time for bed. It's gonna be a busy week. Tomorrow will be church, gun show, Greenville Drive game, and then to a party.  Busy, busy, but such is life.

PS - Continue to pray for Debora Bunch and her family. Debora received her bone marrow transplant and now her body is rejecting the transplant. The body is to reject, but to a certain degree. Pray that her graft versus host disease is not too extensive. According to Facebook via Darin, Debora is getting a feeding tube through one of her ports since she has ate in several days. You can follow Debora's progress on Debora's Caring Bridge.

Until I blog again.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Let It Snow, in March

Well, as I sit here at the kitchen table, on the first Tuesday of March, I am watching it snow. Why? Spring is right around the corner and I am ready for some warm weather.

Not much to report since my last entry. I survived Christmas, Brian and Melissa had their sweet baby, Kaitlyn on January 11th, I started another semester at Tech, trying to accept plentiful changes at work, and traded my car.

This past Saturday, Brian and I went to Atlanta and had a blast. Saw a megachurch, a Korean pharmacy (the pic is of a restaurant), an Aston Martin, I asked a Porshe salesman if he accepted cash and was told "Yes, in $20's and $100's (Real fun!), some future inmates in the back of a police car with a sign in the window stating "HELP" and a castle house with gnomes at the entrance.

Don't forget that Debora Bunch is scheduled for a bone marrow transplant at Emory the second week of March. |Remember to keep her and the family in your prayers. More information can be found at: http://www.deborabunch.com/ and you have a change to help them monetarily too!

 Hope everyone is well and hope to talk with you soon! If you need a church, I encourage you to visit us at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church and at http://www.amrbc.org/. Until I blog again!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Update 2009

This time of year is always so hectic. Finishing the semester, flu season, Christmas shopping, flu season, and more sick people.

It's been a while since I've posted. Since then, I have completed my Economics class. Ended up with a "C" which was a miracle. I had to give a six minute speech on credit card debt. Since I am not a public speaker, I didn't know how I would pull through this one. Well, I got talking and twelve minutes later I was done. I was totally amazed. It could have been my nerve pill I took prior to the class :)

My church is preparing for their annual Christmas Special this Sunday afternoon (2 performances). Even though I am working that day, I have not been practicing with the choir. I guess this would be my choir sabbatical. I hope to get back into the swing of choir in January.

Not much more to speak of. Had lunch with a great friend today. Love exchanging stories about randomness. Thanks, JC! I also made the Stroller today. It's been a while since I was published, but if you missed it, check out: SHJ Stroller. I am the second story. Until I blog again, Merry Christmas from our fantastic town of Moore. Just remember "Our God Saves; Our Redeemer Lives and There is no God like Jehovah!

Peace to you all!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October-ish

Hey guys!

Not much to report this month. Been busy with work (plenty of H1N1 to go around) and school. I did indeed drop my MAT class. Me and the letters of the alphabet incorporated in the math equation did not seem to get along. ECO is going. I barely passed my first test. School is not recommended for the 30+ age group.

Things are going well at church. I attended the New Members Class at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church (AMRBC) last week. So, I, am in deed a Baptist now. Does anyone have a Baptist for Dummies book that I could borrow? I really am enjoying the choir. Our choir director, Brian, does a phenomenol job. I am always in awe of what he can do with the music and the choir. Here's a picture from our choir special that was recorded a few weeks ago.




We are still looking for a Pharmacy Manager and a state certified pharmacy technician for our store. If you know of one, please let me know! Target (and I) need you!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well. Until I blog again!

PS - I have added some songs to the playlist. (If you want to hear them.)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day 2009

Well, here we are Labor Day 2009. I am working at the Denny's Corporate Office today.

I am still pushing my way through school and it's very difficult. Algebra is well over my head, nor do I give a crap for "X" and "Y" are equal to.

Last Sunday, I made the decision to join AMRBC, Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church, of Moore. It was a quite humuorous story. The fact being that Lieutenant Govenor Andre Bauer was there in second service. Well, after Pastor DJ, announced that I had decided to join. He let the congregation know that I was the "self-elected" Mayor of Moore. I saw Andre Bauer writing down some stuff as I was standing in front of the congregation. Maybe he wants me to run for Govenor? Who knows? I do have a voucher; Ken and Amy were there, so they got to see all this go down in person. :-)

Our church also recorded our first DVD of the choir's favorite songs. It was so much fun. I can't wait for the CD/DVD to come out so I can hear how well we did. For the weather to be dreary, there was an excellent turn out. Can't wait to get some pictures of the concert. I'll make sure and post them. Brian, the choir and orchestra rocked! We have such an awesome music team!

Until I blog again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 2009 Update

So much has happened over the last few weeks. I really don't know where to begin. So here we go....

First of all school has started back last week. I have MAT and ECO this semester and both are kicking my butt. I've have one class each; I can only imagine what else they are going to throw my way. I wish I knew what they were talking about. It's totally over my head!


My promotion at work as became official as of today. So, now I am the Pharmacy Team Lead (aka Supervisor), we'll see how well that goes.


Trying to get more involved in my new church, Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church. Tonight was Churchwide picnic at the Westside Club. Had alot of fun there. Trying to network and learn more people. I have officially joined the choir. So, you'll have to come check us out. I'm learning alot of new songs and it's really fun.


I am prayerfully considering joining the church next Sunday. I have alot of friends that are thinking of checking out AMRBC. I hope they will feel as welcome as I did when I first started. I want my friends to be able to call a church home, whether it be AMRBC or not. You need to be planted into a church and serve as much as you can. We all know serving is key in church. I think the one of the primary reasons I like the church is the youthfulness. Most of the members are fairly young. It makes it so much easier to relate to!


I believe I posted in the last entry, but I finally got the house re-financed. I am so grateful to have that obstacle behind me. Now, I just look forward to paying on it for the next thirty years!


If you do not have a church home or are not satisfied with your current church; I invite you to visit us at AMRBC. Sunday services are 9:15 and 11:00. What do you have to lose? You would not want to miss out on listening to our pastor, DJ. He is currently in Mark, teaching verse by verse. It's really cool. DJ is one of those pastors, that when you leave; you understood what he was talking about. (Side note: Do not check out the AMRBC website. It is currently being revamped. So if you visit it, don't expect much. In a few weeks, they will have the new site up and running and it's gonna ROCK!

Until I blog again!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This and That and That is This



First of all, let me say that this picture was suppose to go at the bottom for the last entry, however, my 'website' skills are none, so ignore this picture until you read the end and NO I do not attend Abiding Peace; this is not my new church. Haven't had a chance to blog lately. Alot has been going on since Nick's wedding.

I have been attending Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church, now that place is happening. It's a very close-knit community and everyone there is awesome. Even though I know alot of people; I found myself learning new people every week. I find Facebook to be helpful in learning more about the church and the people that attend.

I have been in the process of refinancing the house. My term was up and it was time to take the plunge. I was referred to one guy who ended up being a quack. All he did was put me off and ended up delaying the entire process for a total of four months. I found someone else who completed paperwork and had me in the attorney's office in two weeks. That's what I call service. And for the record, I ended up with a 30 year, 5.5%.

As many of you know, I started back to school back in 2006-ish. I completed several semesters and then ended up having surgery in 2007. With all the medical complications, I was unable to attend until now. I have been in the process of registering for school and trying to get all that behind me. Even today, I went to purchase books and to get my 'new' ID. The entire process did not take as long as anticipated. Now my ID is valid to get discounted tickets at the movies (like I go).

This entry is more of a 'inside thing' but if Brian ever takes you to Simpsonville to look at the big houses, I can guarantee you will get detoured and end up by a church. Not just any church but this church. We have "stumbled" upon this on more than one occasion. I believe it is a sign to end up at Abiding Peace! :)
Until I blog again!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Off to Kershaw...

Well, yesterday I got to visit a fine little South Carolina town, Kershaw.

I don't think that I have drove through so many small towns in one day. Highway Nine seems to host alot of those!

My buddy, Nick Picou, got married to Noel Wall at Kershaw First Baptist Church. There I met up with Blake, Andrew and Erica. Who would have thunk that I would drive two hours to see people from Spartanburg?

The reception was awesome! So much food and drinks! I think I stood at the shrimp table the entire time.

Afterwards, I drove to Columbia and stopped at Maurice's BBQ. Not because I was hungry, but simply out of tradition.

I pray the best for Nick and Noel and trust they will do well in Knoxville.

PART DEAUX

I got up early and went to the first service at AMRBC. Not a lot of people today. I know it was raining and a holiday weekend, but it was nice to see a different group of people. Just to see who all I knew and believe it or not, I knew several people including people from another church that I will not mention.

I will go watch it rain now. Enjoy your weekend holiday!

Until I blog again!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

AMRBC bound...again!

Well, I enjoyed AMRBC so much last week; I went back. Words cannot describe the atmosphere. It's awesome.

In today's bulletin, it stated there were over 1000 attendees last week. That's awesome! The funny thing is, it doesn't seem like that many. I know there are two services, but still, come on!

I will continue to go back. It is amazing to see how many people I know that already attend there.

On a side note, in today's Spartanburg Herald-Journal Obituaries, it listed Lee Griffith of Greer. I had people asking me at church today if I was dead. I just want to clarify that I am still alive and living well in Downtown Moore.

Some breaking news to report tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Until I blog again.....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

AMRBC bound!

Well, I finally accepted "change" today and visited with the fine people at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church. They are so down to earth and non-intimidating. It was the best thing ever! Their pastor, DJ, is an awesome speaker. The one thing that got me was the very "reserved" worship. With the youthfulness of the church, I thought they could have cranked it up a "notch".

There were so many people I knew. People were finding me! Not like being a visitor anywhere else, huh?

I will definitely return. Not use to seeing that many people in a single church service. It's awesome!

Until we blog again!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

USCS Graduation - Jerry Springer style!











Well, beside it being Cinco de Mayo, I have the pleasure of attending Melissa's graduation. After the monsoon that evening, the sun broke out again and the graduation was on!

We (Brian, Melissa and myself) get to USCS early to drop Melissa off and time for us to park where we were not suppose to.

Since Brian and I were there first, we got to save 13 seats for family/friends and this is where it begins to go down.

We have saved 13 seats by placing umbrellas and programs in the vacant seats. Well, here comes Miss Watutsi with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth and a can of Sprite in her hand. She walks all the way down the row just to sit in our seats. I told the lady that they were saved and here is where the attitude starts. She proceeds to ask me why I didn't tell her they were saved until she sat down? I told her that the items in the chairs was a sign of being 'saved'. She starts to get mouthy and asked where she could sit. I directed her to the 14th chair while she is still mouthing. I walked off and she said something. I turned back around and asked her what she said. She wanted to know where my family was since there were so many empty seats.

The people on the row behind us was so appreciative that I made the 'Menthol Momma' move because they didn't want to smell smoke.

Not longer after this happened, the lady who I placed in her seat decided to bring her friends too and places one of them in one of my saved seats. What gives? We just had this conversation just a few short minutes ago.

Well, here we go again. I walk down (again) to explain myself. I got mad and told the lady to sit in my seat and I would just stand in the back. The "friend" felt bad and did not want to take my seat, oh, by I insisted.

A few minutes past and this man (a stranger) comes up to this group and told them that some seats closer to the stage had become available. So they all get up and leave.

All that crap for nothing. The couple that replaced my "neighbors" broke out a Chic-Fil-A meal, so I watched them eat. That was alot better than "Menthol Momma".
Well, this is the abbreviated version. Until we blog again!
Post Script - As you can see, I am not good at adding pictures to blogs, so bare with me!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Updated song list

Hey guys!

I got bored and gave my music list a little update. Hope you enjoy it and have a great Easter!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Me, ShamWow, TV?

Well, you probably won't believe this, but I was on Channel 7 news last week! My ShamWow video from youtube was published on the 6 o'clock, 7 o'clock and 11 o'clock. However, I did not see any of the stories.

You can view the internet version by visiting:

http://www.wspa.com/spa/news/consumer/economy/article/does_it_work_shamwow/15505/
Or, if you wanna just check out the video on Youtube, search Shamwow of Moore.

I'm sure Vince would not be happy with my video. Apparently, I got a "imitation" from their website.

Oh, well, check it out and get a good laugh!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Fatz (on Southport Road) Experience

Well, where do I start? First of all, it was Stephanie's birthday (Happy Birthday, Steph!) and she and her family came up from Moncks Corner for the weekend. Her request was for the whole gang to eat tonite at Fatz. So we did. I understand that the weekend's are busy, but an hour wait?

Once we got in, they decided to tell us that they were seperating us by putting us in two different tables. It was so confusing; I had to change seats three times!

I have always had a pleasant experience at Fatz, but tonite was a bit different. The food was not "up to par". The chicken tasted rough like it had been out a while. Ask Christie, the chicken was not hot at all. My baked potato was not baked. I ate cheddar and sour cream.

Once Shirley got her meal, she found a small piece of cardboard on her steak. By this time, the manager (who was in the building) was at table number two. He apologized and brought out some type of Apple Cobbler that did not set well with the rest of our meal.

Our table called the other table to talk since we could not all be together. We were trying to figure out when we all ate at Kanpai and had the police show up. Well, everybody, it was 9.15.06. The blog is available for reading below.

Oh well, that's all for now.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ten Year Anniversary

Well, for many of you, this will be a vague memory for you. But ten years ago this week, January 29, 1999 (to be exact), I was very sick and in the hospital. I had my first surgery on my intestines which almost claimed my life. To my recollection, I was in ICU for ten days with a long rehabilitation ahead. It's hard to believe that I lived my 21st birthday in such poor health. Now, we are discovering that the drug, Accutane, that I took in 1997 and 1998 was the culprit.

Since then, I have had a multitude of surgeries (and to this day) and am not healed from the surgery from December 2007.

This surgery has really changed my life. It's hard to fathom, but everything happens for a reason. We may never know what it is, but we'll just have to go on living our life.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Property Tax Assessment

Well, after Spartanburg County came out to the house to appeal my property taxes; they were able to reduce the value of my house by $8K. That's awesome!

Who cares if the assessment is less than the house? That's less money I will have to pay taxes on.

Oh well, I will say that it is worth the appeal process. Applications must be in the Assessor's office by November 15th or they will NOT accept.

Tell your momma and them I asked how they durrin?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Now with music

We're moving on up! (not to the eastside)

Music playlist now available located at bottom of page.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Website Update!

Hey all,I hope you are enjoying http://www.mayorofmoore.com/.

Just wanted to let you know that I am moving all the forwarded funnies and videos to a new link. They can be found in the "Favorite Website" link named "Best Of...". Also, I have created a photo gallery. It can be found just below "Best of..." on the Favorite Website link.

Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see on here.Don't forget, if you want to, feel free to add "Best of..." and "Photo Gallery" to your blog favorites at: http://funnyforwardsofmoore.blogspot.com/ and http://mayorofmoorespictures.blogspot.com/.
Leave comments, please!

(Don't be confused on the blogs. I don't know how to change the order, so they're all not right. Does anyone know how to fix this?)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Absentee Voting is the way to go....

I went down to Voter Registration today and casted my absentee ballot. This is the way to go. I stood in line to register with about six other people. After registration, we were taken to another room to actually vote. The entire process took 10-15 minutes. The only draw back was that I had to go downtown to the old Spartan High School building.
So, now, I don't have to wait in line on Election Day.

Hope you have a happy day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Drag Race

Greetings! Today, we are going to learn about drag racing. On September 13th, Brian, Melissa and myself went to zMax Dragway in Concord. This was my first drag race; I have never seen so many people in my life! Just as a personal note, I believe you had to pay extra to keep your clothes on. I know it was 300 degrees outside, some there should be a limit. I learned that you can lose your hearing from a race. Huh? Anyway, it was so neat to see multitudes of people. Parking was fun. Ask Brian. It really wasn't that bad. We only had to walk about four miles to the track.

I officially became a "red neck". I neck and legs were burnt to an extra crisp (if that is a term). I found a Margarita stand. I know food/drinks are expensive at sporting events, etc, but I thought the $7 Margarita wasn't that bad. It would have been better if they would have added the Margarita portion. In a nutshell, I paid $7 for Lemonade. Not funny! :( But the Hankinson's were smart. We had Chicken Salad Sandwiches in the car compliments of Ingles. They were so good!

We had a good time. We got to see them disassemble the cars and received alot of coupons. Also got an invitation to the Playboy Mansion. Yeah, that's what I'm talking.

After seven hours, we headed out (to beat the traffic). I have some friends in the Charlotte area; I thought I would give them a shout for recommendations on food. It was so hot that we decided to "chill" in the car. We were really not that hungry so we came to eat in Spartanburg. How ironic is it that I ran in to my friends from Charlotte at O'Charley's in Spartanburg?

Overall, had a great time.

Leave me some feedback. I had nothing else to do.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Oldie by goodie

For the first time in my life, have I jumped out of bed out of a deep sleep.I continued to hear noises on the porch. I get up and try to look out the bedroom window but didn't see anything. I went in the bathroom and called 911.

When I called, I was asked for my phone number, name and my address. I'm sorry, why am I paying for E-911 services on my phone bill if they don't know who the frick I am. They proceeded to ask if I wanted an officer to come out to the house. I'm thinking, hell no! This is a courtesy call for when I get killed in the next few minutes. I tip-toe to the front door looking out the peep hole, but couldn't see anything.

Shortly thereafter, the police come up the hill with their spotlight. He stopped in front of the house and walked around my yard. He then came to the front door and we spoke. He asked me if my storm door had been opened that night. I told him that I went to get the paper earlier that evening.Apparently, the wind blew the storm door open and it got stuck.

So, when a gust of air hit the house, the door would hit the porch (many times). Since it was around 4 am I decided to try and sleep before I went to work.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Hanky Man in Person

Saw the Hanky Man

Well, just got back from seeing Don Stewart, known to some as the Green Prosperity Hankercheif preacher man, in Greenville.Jill, along with her two boys, JD and Jeb, attended with me to the Hyatt. (Paris was not there.)
There was alot of music and about 100 people were in attendance.Jill's youngest was getting restless, so she took him out. While they were out, he had prayer for people with mental problems. When Jill and JD came back in, they saw people standing around with their green hankies on their heads. I told Jill that she needed to stand up. So she did. Once she realized why she was standing, she immediately sat down.We hope to be on his show soon. So keep your eye on BET and WORD, maybe you'll see us!
After the service, you could meet Don. Needless to say, I was the first in line. So, we got our picture with him and he autographed my "Devil in the Phonebooth" CD and Brad's hanky.Can't wait for Peter to come to town! And for the record, "Devil in the Phone Booth" was not on the order of service.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

First Time Caller on Matt and Ramona

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

On the Radio with Matt and Ramona

Today, I took my usual late lunch. I had the radio on the Link, 107.9 and was listening to the Matt and Ramona Show (best radio show). They were discussing a psychic from up north who was put in jail for providing false information to a client (go figure!).
I became curious about the whole story. Needless to say, The Animal Planet's "Pet Psychic" came to mind.I thought it would be an interesting discussion. For the first time, I called in to spark the topic. Well, they put me on the air with Matt and Ramona. I asked if the Pet Psychic would be exempt from any lawsuits, etc. Matt said that the Pet Psychic was on their show a while back.
They were amazed at how the lady read some of their callers in regards to their animals.Matt did say that the Pet Psychic could not go to court, because the dog (or other animal) could not speak for themself. I told him that I like it when she talks to the hamsters and donkeys!
Oh well,
I am no longer a first time caller! (Erin Denny, this one's for you!) On a total side note, I visited the new Food Lion on Reidville Road this evening. I do not recommend it. The prices are too high even with your MVP card. I bought a couple specials, then left for Ingles. They're alot cheaper.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Stolen Identity

Current mood: sleepy
Category: Life


Well, since I had so much fun with the po-po last week. I must visit them for a totally different reason.

This week, I discovered that I have been a victim of identity theft. This past Sunday, someone tried to play me and apply for a Chase British Airways MasterCard. Thankfully, my credit is not excellent. Therefore, my application was declined. I received the letter from Chase yesterday. I called them and they closed the application as fraudulent. I was instructed to call the credit bureau to have a fraud alert added to my file.

On top of that, last week, someone tried to play "me" with my only credit card. They called Customer Service inquiring about my credit limit. "I" could not answer the security questions, so they suspended my account until they spoke with me. That's fine and dandy, but they decided to send me a letter instead of phoning me. Apparently, my psychic abilites was suppose to tell me this, so I won't use my card (like I did at Lowe's this week and looked like an idiot because my card declined.)

I don't know how someone could get my information. I am extremely picky about my personal information. Nothing goes out of my house with any personal info on it. I shred everything!

So, this week, I must travel to the Spartanburg County Sherriff's Department to file a report. PLEASE, guard your personal information carefully. Hopefully, this is not a major problem. Since I cannot be approved for credit, maybe this hacker moved on to someone else.

On a side note, this is FINALS WEEK for the spring semester! Our computer teacher was so nice to us this week, she allowed us to take our final last week, which I ended up with a "B". Don't think I have ever gotten a "B". Now, I just have to take my English final on Tuesday (and pass).

Mighty McFly will be performing at Delaney's this Wednesday nite at 10. Come early to get a table (if you want one!)

My dermatologist removed a wart from my tounge on Friday. She had never seen this before. The dentist recommened it, so I had it done. The procedure was not that bad, however, an hour later, it hurt like hell. I have to be careful as to what I eat over the next week. This should be a fun time.

Hope everyone is doing well. Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Miss everyone!

-M

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Latest Work Disaster

Major Drug Bust at Work
Current mood: restless
Category: Travel and Places


Good evening, all!

I must blog while I have the info in my head. Tonite, at work, this lady came up to the counter with and Rx for Lortab. She seemed (to me) as if she was up to no good. I told her it would be thirty minutes. She left and we began to make some phone calls.

First of all, I called another pharmacy and discovered her insurance information. I took it upon myself to bill her insurance. Her insurance stated that she received similar medications (IN ASHEVILLE) just two days ago. Another Rx was for "600" of a narcotic at an unknown pharmacy.

We called the doctor on our prescription to verify. He stated that he did not know who she was. He verified that it was indeed a forgery.

We had our security call the police. By this time, the lady is ready to pick up her medicine. We told her we were having printer problems and were trying to finalize her prescription. She did not seem anxious but waited on her meds.

Security called us to let us know that the Spartanburg County Sherriff's Department had arrived. We then sold her prescription (so she would be in possession ). She left with a gentlemen friend who was at the checkout. He saw the police and swallowed an unknown substance.

The police apprehended the patient and her friend. They were brought to the pharmacy to be read their rights and cuffed. The police went through the lady's pocketbook and the guy's pants. There was found unidentifiable pills along with Percocet, Lortab, Suboxone and (oh yeah, marajuana!) That's right I said marajuana along with a butt-load of money! According to the patient, that was her car payment money. Yeah right and I'm Donald Duck!

Our counter was covered with evidence. The police had us identify all the pills. Some we could not figure out. The guy that swallowed something refused to tell the police what it was. So, they escorted him to Spartanburg Regional ER to have his stomach pumped.

The police decided to check out their car! Wow, another amazing story. Their car was filled with money and drugs (legal and not-legal). The police stated this car was a dispensing pharmacy. The cop later brought in the lady's keychain. Would you believe her keychain said "WWJD"?

In total, we had seven officers in our pharmacy seizing goods and what not. They stated this was a MAJOR drug bust for this area. We don't have to worry about these people for a while. We got them on over twenty charges each!

After the exciting left, we completed our paperwork and went home. I left at 9:40. As Jeannie and I were leaving, we went looking for their "car". It was an older model KIA in a handycap parking spot. We tried to look in the car, but the wrecker was taken it as we walked out the door.

However, I was able to take pictures with my camera phone. So when you see me, I will share them with you.

This was an amazing night to work in a pharmacy.

We hope to see this on the news or in the paper in the next few days....

Now, I think the Govenor and I will be going to Delaney's to chill for the evening. We got to enjoy Shane Pruitt perform.

Peace to all! (and don't forget to give me your feedback. Subscribe to my blog too! )

-Mayor

****UPDATE - Spoke with Doctor Blank about our problem patient. A bag of cocaine was found when the guy's stomach was pumped. Poor people. According to the County Jail's website, she is still in jail. POOR LADY!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Turning 20-10

Turning 20-10

Well, let's see. Yesterday, I turned the big 20-10. Goob and Heath were kind enough to take an old man out to the Flounder.
I ordered my "Scooter" and the DMV told me that my handicap sticker would take 6-8 weeks to process.
Even though I am now thirty. It's not that bad. I don't think. I waited one day to enjoy Saint Patrick's Day on top of my birthday. I ended up at Delaney's with Goob, Heath and Kristen. A multitude of people were in attendance. I also ran into some people from high school. It was nice to see Peter, Jessica and Bootie again. It's hard to believe that I have been out of high school that long.
Well, enough of the birthday crap. I've had my share of alcohol, so now I am going to bed or watch a movie or something.
Peace out to all!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Gonna party like it's 1999!

Gonna party like it's 1999
Current mood: complacent
Category: Parties and Nightlife


Well, first of all, just want to say "Happy New Year" to all my peeps!

OK, let's see.... Hmmm... Oh yeah, late Friday afternoon, I ventured to Lockhart for our semi-annual dignitary convention. A ton o' fun was held by all. A special appearance was made by Uncle Jack and Uncle Southern Comfort. Cousin Amaretto showed up too.

Everyone was accounted for; we even had a special guest, Beautiful Disaster. (This was her first visit to Lockhart). God Bless Her. Since the Meth house in Downtown Lockhart was closed for renovation, we kept ourselves confined to the house.

This event was one of the few times I chose to bartend. This is known to some as "Communion". I like working in quality assurance, because I had to sample what I made. Our chef for the evening was the Govenor himself. As usual, he did an awesome job.

We also learned the do's and don't's of mixing stuff, not me of course. We later watched the USC game, then later Nacho Libre. That movie was the shortest I had ever seen.

One of the highlights was the letters of the alphabet that kids can play with in the bathtub. For some strange reason, I seem drawn to the "L". Now I know why, when you put it on your head, you can sing "With the shape of an L on his forehead." I seem to recall that most of the people in attendance participated in the "L" game. Major fun! The best part was the po-po didn't show up.... Kinda weird, huh?

After the speaker, we adjourned for refreshments (more refreshments, I should say.) We posed for plenty of pics to be posted in the next "Dignitary Digest" or in my slideshow.

I guessed I shagged out about midnight, because I had to present myself to the big bullseye the following morning.

The following day, each of us called one another to do a follow up survey for future events. We have several things lined up for the near future.

I love living in the South!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Bowling is Fun!

Bowling is fun! (12.18.06)

After you patronize Hickory Tavern for a while with your goodest friends, what more to do that do go bowling. Cosmic bowling is extremely fun after alcohol consumption.

Needless to say, I will leave names out for privacy purposes, but I can say that I thought I was re-living my Kanpai experience. What do you mean? Glad you asked... See, Na-Na, an unhappy customer, wasn't too happy after she purchased four chicken wings, ate three of them and then took the fourth one back and said it wasn't done. The attendant refused her refund. Na-Na threw the chicken wing at the lady.

Needless to say she was escorted out of Star Lanes and to top it off, the Po-Po showed up. So after the excitement settled down, we finished up our pitcher of "B" and finished our four games of bowling.

We'll have to try it one day sober. Will it make a difference? That's something we'll have to figure out, won't we?I'm glad we all got to hang out Saturday nite. It was way past my bedtime, but sure as hell worth every moment.

Have a great week!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Delaney's

Delaney's
Current mood: blah
Category: Parties and Nightlife


Well, last nite I was able to patronize an uptown landmark, Delaney's Pub.

I had to arrive shortly before 8 to get a table. See, Mighty McFly was playing, so if you don't get a table early, then there ain't no sittin'! So as I waited on the rest of my party to arrive, I started off with my old fashion Long Island Iced Tea and a plate of Onion Rings. Brad and Goob arrived soon after.(Not the case for Johno, he had some made-up story about family and Thanksgiving or some shit like that). I did call several people to meet us up there, but none of them did. (You know who you are!) However, I ran into two people that I didn't call. One was a Denny's Corp employee and the other did not want to be identified, so we'll call her "Miss J".

Our waitress had our table and the party room all the way in the back. So it was a challenge to get her out of the back room to our table. The waitress, let's call her Bob, realized this situation was not going to work. She then gave our table to another waitress, Mena, which was perfectly fine with me.

Delaney's doesn't know this, but we helped them name a few extra drinks. We hope they will update their menu soon. Amaretto Sour is a new fave for me. We also tried a Dirty Dick (a bit strong for me) and some other "specialty drinks". Our tab was enough before McFly started! COMMUNION HAD BEGUN!

On a side note, I believe a television preacher was there too (because if you remember a priest was there the last time I ate there). He kept praying with her. He laid his hands all over her. For some reason, she prayed for him too. She laid her hands all over him. (I could have swore I have already seen this video!) I tried to get some pics but they were too far away to get a decent one. I didn't get the chance to find out where he preaches. AND.... Why does 93.7 pay only five songs? and Why does all other stations play Christmas music starting Labor Day? There are no other stations to listen to. I'm getting frazzled. This means I must take my iPod to work on a daily basis now.

By now, it's 11 and there are a butt-load of people there. I'm glad we had out table. Once the band started, we re-lived the 80's and it was awesome! I had a "Juan 3:16" sign that was made visible to the pub. You just have to see the pictures.

I have a confessional from the bathroom, but you'll have to ask me about it. Too graphic for blogging purposes!

On a side note, Goob spilled a drink and I got to wear some of it home. So, 12:30 rolls around and it's time for bed. By now, the alcohol has worn off, so where did the fun go?
We went home anyway. Oh, I ran a red light on the way home. That's bad, huh? It changed alot quicker than usual, oh well!

DON'T FORGET --- Wild Wings will be holding the second annual benefit concert for Cody Bennett's daughter. If you don't remember Cody was killed in an automobile accident last year. This Wednesday, November 29th!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

November blog

November Blog
Current mood: recumbent
Category: Life


Haven't had anything crazy happen lately. So, I'll just highlight some things!

Last week, I hung out with the guys at Hickory Tavern. Just a side note, when they have drinks on special, don't get them. I would rather pay full price to get the appropriate amount of liquor. I was also the sign language interpreter for the USC game. Simply because at Hickory Tavern, we had to sit in front of the projector screen television! Somebody had to be at the bottom right-hand side of the screen! Afterwards, Johno was craving Krispy Kreme. So, off we go to North Church Street after dark. There was a multitude of people at Krispy Kreme since the Auditorium just let out. There was a traffic/people jam and a fight going on all at once, despite the Spartanburg City Police and Glen Reece patrolling the parking lot. I found a parking spot and locked my doors! A guy came over to me asking me for money. Coincidently, this was the same guy that asked me for money when I was at the Peddler two months ago. He just "slightly" changed his story. I told him that I remember him from the Peddler. He kinda got quiet, but then asked me for money anyway. Go figure!

I re-activated my membership at the Middle Tyger YMCA this weekend. I've gotta lose some weight. So, we'll see.

Sunday, I am in week three of my six week "Preparation for Ministry Class" at church. I've been through it before, but feel I need a refresher class after eight years. Once I got in church, I saw the guy from my previous blog. You remember him, right? If you don't, he's the one that "wanted to have some sex with that!". I asked a friend to identify him. I wanted to make sure before I pointed him out to the ushers! However, that night, I had the privilege of seeing Christian music artist, Charles Billingsley at First North. Now, I'll tell you; this guy can sing. I enjoy seeing him each time he visits this area.

Don't have school this week. It's great!!! My Monday class was cancelled due to my teacher being in Columbia. My Tuesday class is cancelled due to Election Day. It feels good to be able to breathe again.

Remember to pray for Hannah Sobeski, who has Sarcoma and Andrew Kinard, who was injured by an IED while serving in Iraq.

Well, now it's time to say goodbye, to all my company. Just kidding, it's bedtime. Gotta rise early to go vote in the rain before work. Hope to see you at the Poplar Springs Fire Department!

Frio Novembre!

What a frio Novembre!
Current mood: tired
Category: Religion and Philosophy


Well, since my last blog several things have happened. Where shall I begin?

First of all, I must give a shout out to my "peeps" in Summerville because they ROCK!!!

Sunday, Due to being out late on Saturday at Hickory Tavern, I missed class four of the Preparation for Ministry class. I'll make it up next Sunday, right?

Monday at work was the day from hell. Unecessarily busy. I had to leave at 5:30 to go to school. Two red lights away from Target I sit. I'm on the phone staring at Advanced Auto. I heard a noise that "didn't sound quite right". I looked over to my left in the vicinity of Taco Bell. A lady ran a red light and hit this dude on a motorcycle. He tried to get up, but fail down again. Since I was further from the accident, I took the role of calling 911. This was interesting! I explain to 911 where help is needed. I tried to be nice and give them specific directions. I stated the accident was at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Highway 29. Apparently english is not the primary language for this emergency dispatch gal. She then asked for landmarks. This, I can handle. OK, they are in front of Taco Bell. 911 then understands! 911 then transfers me to Highway Patrol. Why? You got me. As I listen to 20 rings before the lady answers "HELLO". I told he I was talking to 911 and got transferred. She asked me where the wreck was. I told her in front of Taco Bell. She then informs me that someone has already been dispatched.

I then get to school and found out that I now have a D in this class. Apparently, my essays are not up to par, but we won't go there.

Tuesday rolls around.... Another yet fun day in Targetland. Alot of in-house drama (too detailed for MySpace readers!). Anyway, I save the day then go to school. Get to Math and found out I got a 52 on my Section 4 test. Woopty-freakin-doo! Thankfully, he gave us the next 2 test as take-home test. Now, I must find someone to do them to boost my grade!

Nothing much on Wednesday to report

Thursday -- Holy shit! We find out as we open that Wal-Mart is introducing the $4 generic plan in South Carolina. Let's think back. If Wal-Mart does it, then Target will match it. Needless to say, we had no idea what was going on. Thankfully, the corporate people were able to update our computers to reflect the correct prices. The only misconception of this program IS.... not every drug is on the list. There are only 313 drugs on this list. THANK GOD there are no controlled drugs. Alot of drugs, we have never heard of.

This should make a fun weekend. I will try to rack up some hours this week and next. I get to work at Denny's next weekend for some serious money. It'll help with the house fund!

But I have been to the Y just about every day. I have lost three pounds and ready to shed some more!

Hit me back guys, YOU ROCK....

PLease remember me in the "house thing" the next time you talk to JC.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Church!

My Church Experience
Current mood: quixotic
Category: Religion and Philosophy


Well, let the blogging begin!

Today, I had to speak with the man sitting beside me at church Sunday to validate this story. Didn't want to blog this if this was my imagination or something!

OK, I went to church Sunday morning and sat in my semi-usual seat. During our time of singing, an African-American gentleman, who was holding a two year old, was sitting behind me. He leaned up to me and said "I see you looking at her!". I said "Excuse me?". He repeated himself, then asked me if that was my wife. He pointed out this lady. I told the man that I did not know who she was. He then replied, "I would like to have me some sex with that!" I told the guy that I couldn't help him; he would have to talk with the lady.

While we are still singing, I try to ignore this "Looney Toon". He then leaned up to me and said "I'm NOT the molestor". I took this as he was referring to me being a molestor. I then begin to wonder if I should change seats.

Thankfully, I had Todd Picou beside me. He noticed the guy talking to me, but didn't know what was being said. So, like I said earlier, I called Todd today to make sure this was not a dream, but the truth!

We then sit down and this man leaned to me once again and told me that we need us a "black president". Since this information had no significance with the sermon; I ignored him. However, if he was to say one more thing to me, then there was going to be a problem.

Can we refer back to Kanpai? Is the police on the way? I would say yes ONLY if this guy opened his mouth one more time.

I began to pray and ask God to do something with this guy.

Immediately, the guy leaned to me and apologized for saying what he said earlier. I accepted his apology, but tried to ignore him. After service, he made it a point to walk by me to leave. I will be more cautious the next time I choose my seat at church.

On a totally side note, I went to Math tonite and got a 75 on my last test. I was so excited! We ended up getting a slight curve, since he forget to add the last page of the test. He didn't penalize us; the more we missed, the better grade we got. So, if we had the whole test, then I would have gotten a "F". Needless to say, tonite we were given a ton of new information (and homework) that did not sink into my brain! I feel tutoring this week....

Until we blog again!

Ole' Delaney's

My Delaney's Experience
Category: Parties and Nightlife


Well, let's see. My Union klan, which consisted of Bradley, Heath, Goob, and myself patronized Delaney's Pub in downtown Spartanburg, just west of Wild Wing Cafe this past Saturday.

It was so neat! The drink prices are cheaper than Wild Wings. So keep that in mind. I felt the need for "shot nite". So, indeed we did. It never hurts to start out with an old fashioned Long Island Iced Tea. So I did. To be on the safe side, I got a "Jack and Coke" to down my "Iced Tea". For me, I am on the conservative side. So, once our food came; we decided to start "shot fest". Our first one was a "Lifesaver", then we moved onto a "Baby Aspirin", then I sampled a "Peanut Butter and Jelly" and then something else that I can't remember, but it looked like Pepto. To top off my evening, I tried a Sam Adams, not what I had in mind. Yuck! But oh well, it made the night fly by. I really wanted to try a "Mind Eraser" but I thought I would pass until next time.

One of the highlights was when a priest came in and sat down at the bar and got a drink. This older blonde lady was all up in his business. Not sure if she was looking for some action or if she was in confession??? I just hope that he didn't get a clergy discount, because if he did, Homey would be pissed, because I want my discount too!

We are going to try and visit again when the famous "McFly" band will be playing at Delaney's.

I would prefer Delaney's over Wild Wings anyday. You get more drink for your money! (and that's what counts!)

Keep me in mind on my blogs and always remember to "Subscribe". I am also full of "color" when I tell stories. However, nothing as bad as Kanpai has happened yet!

Be blessed and have a terriffic week!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Infamous Trip to Kanpai - Freakin' Unforgetable

My First Kanpai Experience (9.15.06)

Gee, Where do I start?

This may look like alot to read, but trust me, it's worth it. Today, I received a call from Heath (of Union) a/k/a "Johno". He was getting the gang together tonite for a get-together. They decided on Kanpai. That's fine with me; I had never been there before.
So at 8:30, we met up at Kanpai at Essex Square. We went in and waited on our table. We noticed a man on the other side of the door waiting on a table as well. He was drunk off his ass, but I really didn't pay him any attention.We were seated at a table with another couple. This table happened to be next to the drunk man and his "family".
Once again, I paid them no attention.We gave our drink orders and waited for our food. The drunk guy, let's call him "Stupid", began to yell at the couple which sat beside me, because "Stupid" was ready to start something. This quiet couple did not pay him any attention. Even though "Stupid" could not hold a spoon and had no idea what planet he was on.Well, "Stupid's wife" (also slightly intoxicated) leaves the scene. We assume she went to the restroom or for drugs, we don't really know. But, anywho, when she came back, she started spazzing out. I'm going out on a limb here and say she has some mental issues. Her father, we presume, decided that it was time to leave before they made a scene. OH WELL. Done happened, my friend!
The mother of the "bride" said they needed to leave. When that was said. "Stupid's wife" went crazy! She used every profanity known to man (plus a few extra). Several members of the staff escorted them out. However, "Stupid's wife", somehow got back in and decided to patronize our table. She came in between Heath and Govenor and started yelling a whole bunch of shit and wanted to start some M-F'in altercation.They escorted her back to the door, as well as, the whole family. As this was happening, many in Kanpai told them "Bye" and the entire place began applauding. That didn't set well with "Stupid". The lady across from us decided that "something needed to be done", so she called 911. That's right, they were thrown into PUBLI-CK!!!!
The manager threw them out and got punched in the back of the head by "Stupid". The doors were locked until the Spartanburg City Police showed up. They were both arrested for the following:
1. Public Intoxication
2. Disorderly Conduct
3. Assault and Battery
4. Not paying for their dinner
5. Using profanity in the presence of the clergy
6. Assaulting a public official(s)
7. and "Pissing me off" a/k/a elevating my blood pressure! So anyway, we proceeded to eat.
Soon after, the "Po-Po" showed up. They came over to ask us what happened. So Govenor went with the police to fill out a report.So "Stupid and his wife" were escorted to the Spartanburg City Jail. They are probably already out. So, be careful!
As for me, I had too much excitement today, so I had an extra shot of Saki. We knew with all the chaos tonite that we would receive a comp'd or discounted meal. WRONG! We paid full price for the dinner and "a movie" if that's what you call it.We had a super chef tonite. He made the evening alot of fun, despite the action tonite. He even said that the "family" looked like Waffle House material. So, that's probably what they patronized next.Over all, it was a good place to eat. If I go back, they will know me if I just tell them that I was assaulted by the drunk family.
Oh well, Kudos go out to Kevin, Goob, Nicolas, Stephanie, Govenor, Heath, myself and the quiet couple that sat beside us. Too bad Derrick didn't make it tonite. We'll have to do this again real soon!If I missed anything, feel free to read any of this parties blog. I'm sure Govenor could add some color to this.