The vastness of nothing

Well, I'd like to pretend that this entry will be about some deep thing I have thought about, but it really refers to the notion that there really is not much going on up in the old brain this morning. It's kind of funny, but true. There are just times that a man's brain just 'idles' and he is running on essentially instinct. Scary, I know. ;) Funny story - on my last drill weekend I waited until the last minute to wash my uniform and so it was going to have to be ironed. Well, the load of laundry was not done in time and I didn't want to wait up on the night before. So I set the alarm for 4 AM (only 30 minutes early) so that I could iron it in the morning before I left. So I got up, took my shower, shaved, and ironed my uniform. I made sure I had all the accoutrements in place. Then I went up stairs and go tmy PT uniform for the APFT we were going to take as well as some Max Headroom DVD's to watch that night. I drive all the way into my unit (80 miles) and realize I had left my freshly washed and ironed uniform on the ironing board! Sometimes the empty brain syndrom is a bad thing! Oh, before I go I wanted to say that I was generally pleased with the Panthers draft this weekend. The picked up a running back, DeAngelo Williams in the first round. Now I am not a follower of college football so I know only what the so called experts report, but it seems like he is a solid player. Maybe more of a Barry Sanders type of runner (speed and manouver) than a John Riggins (bowl the defenders over and carry them five yards). The Carolina Panthers have not had too much of a track record with running backs. Stephen Davis was their biggest name RB, but Biakabatuka is the one that holds all of the career records - and he was not able to put a complete season due to injuries. For Mr. Williams I am praying for him to be healthy and that God would grant him a long career. I am concerned about DeShaun Foster, the current starter at this position. He too has had some injury problems so I am pretty sure DeAngelo will be starting at some point this year. You just can't pay someone that kind of money and not feel the preasure to start him. Geuax Panthers! Verse for today: Proverbs 3:1-10, esv My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success [1] in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh [2] and refreshment [3] to your bones. Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.


Bob said...

Left the uniform on the ironing board, now that is something I would do. I won't tell you the story about forgetting my partial.

BigMama said...


I feel quite confident that I too would go to all the work to get something done and then forget it. And I don't expect that this is something that is going to improve with age. Heaven forbid!