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OverRun is now Categorian
Everything that SU should have been.
Thanks Matt for all the hard work.....



Another logo I did on Categorian





I am Wicked4everDad from SU....
I love movies, music, art and photography.

My thoughts on Life:
Live simply, Love generously.
Care deeply, Speak kindly.
And carry a very BIG Stick!





The Weather here in Tennessee!




Music :
gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything

Plato






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This is my first time attempt at a time lapse video hope you all enjoy.


As The Clouds Go By from Thex Dar on Vimeo.



This is a very beautiful piece !




As we travel together through the holidays towards the next year,
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May you have
Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks bedside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire.

Happy Holidays
Thex
Today is Matt Siegel's Birthday !
Wishing Matt all the best ...








Things You Don't Hear Anymore
Some of these may not ring true to most of you but boy do a lot of them still ring in my ear.


Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company after while.

Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Aunt Mary in the mail today.

Quit slamming the screen door when you are on your way out!

Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.

Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing outside all day barefooted.

Why can't you remember to roll up your pant legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.

You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.

Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on!

Go comb your hair; it looks like a rat's nest.

Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.

Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.

Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.


You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.

Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.

If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!

Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.

Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.

Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!

Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.

Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.

Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.

No! I don't have nine cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?

Eat those vegetables, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.

That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs just don't come in the house.

Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all botched up.

Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!

It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of Castor oil tonight.

If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.

Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!

Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that bad cut won't get infected.

When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn.
Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

It is: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!

The last one still to this day I hold to and get funny looks from people when I say Thank you Ma'am or Yes Ma'am, No Sir or Yes Sir. Even got called on it a time or two, They would tell me they were not old enough to be called Ma'am ..... I guess it was that I wasn't taught it had to do with age as much as respect for someone... The difference I find is women seem to think it is more to do about age and the men seem to have the idea it is about being subservient to them .... And going back to what I said, it has to do with neither.
Now the one about " take the old magazine to the toilet " ... Well we called it an outhouse .... and we had what we called a slop jar that we use in the house in the middle of the night and guess who got to carry it out to the outhouse, yeap you got it, Me.... LoL There was a good thing that came from that old outhouse that was I got strong legs from it ... now you wonder how that happened (I can see you didn't have an outhouse) well lets just say that I leaned how to hover at an early age.... that toilet seat could be pretty cold in the winter and the less flesh on the seat the better .... LoL ... LoL ... Oh I use to love to go to my grandmothers, yeah man she had a double holer' (two seats) and made with concrete.... Ah those were the days ....Funny what sticks in a kids head.... Don't get me wrong here, I wouldn't trade those memories for anything ... Have a great day and hope you have some good memories to think back on, even tho I know some do not, so I will gladly share my memories with you.
Joe Cocker (born 20 May 1944) is an English
rock/blues singer who came to popularity in
the 1960s, most known for his gritty voice
and his cover versions of popular songs,
particularly those of The Beatles. Joe Cocker
was born in Sheffield, England, the youngest
son of a civil servant. In 1961 Joe by day,
worked as an apprentice gas fitter and by
night, in dark suit and bow tie, became
Vance Arnold singing with The Avengers in
rough Sheffield pubs.


Beautiful Photo



This is the song that reminds me of my wife and my feelings for her ... She still turns heads wherever she goes .... She is one of those women who doesn't really know how pretty she is ... I guess I have bragged enough ... If she knew I posted this she would blush and tell me I was crazy ...
Huh, Crazy like a fox. Take care all ...

Quote of the Day !

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

~~Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)~~

Thought of the Day !

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

~~Charlie Brown aka Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)~~

Thinking of Harry Chapin
A kewl video of his legacy
Hope you watch if you do not know who he is this gives a little insight to him...
I was lucky enough to have meet him a couple of times after his concerts...
I was just one of the many people who wanted to meet a larger than life personality...
He was what I would call a Superman and an Every Day Man rolled up into one....




Why Do Little Girls
by Harry Chapin

Song about " Double standards " ... Proud to say my little girl has grown up to be a very strong woman and wonderful mother ...






Thought of the Day

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

~~Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)~~

Mr. Lincoln's shadow is long but I can only imagine the tree....



Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (1980)




The Story behind the Song (I copied this from YouTube just in case you didn't go there)

"Same Old Lang Syne" is a song sung by Dan Fogelberg released as a single in 1980. It was also included on his 1981 album The Innocent Age. The song is a narrative ballad told in the first person and tells the story of two long-ago lovers meeting by chance in a supermarket on Christmas Eve. The melody phrase at the beginning of each verse is taken by Fogelberg from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. It is now frequently played during the holiday season and is integrated with traditional Christmas songs. The song ends with a soprano saxophone solo by Michael Brecker based on the melody from the original "Auld Lang Syne".

As Fogelberg stated on his official website, the song was autobiographical. He was visiting family back home in Peoria, Illinois in the mid-'70s when he ran into an old girlfriend at a convenience store.

After Fogelberg's death from prostate cancer in 2007, the woman about whom he wrote the song came forward with her story. Her name is Jill Greulich, and she and Fogelberg dated in high school when she was Jill Anderson. As she explained to the Peoria Journal Star in a December 22, 2007 article, they were part of the Woodruff High School class of 1969, but went to different colleges. After college, Jill got married and moved to Chicago, and Dan went to Colorado to pursue music. On December 24, 1976, they were each back in Peoria with their families for Christmas when Jill went out for eggnog and Dan was dispatched to find whipping cream for Irish coffee. The only place open was a convenience store at the top of Abington Hill where they had their encounter, located at 1302 East Frye Avenue. Today, the store is still in business and is now called Short Stop Food Mart. They bought a six pack of beer and drank it in her car for two hours while they talked.

Five years later, Jill heard "Same Old Lang Syne" on the radio while driving to work, but she kept quiet about it, as Fogelberg also refused to reveal her identity. Her main concern was that coming forward would disrupt Fogelberg's marriage.

Looking at the lyrics, Jill says there are two inaccuracies: She has green eyes, not blue, and her husband was not an architect - he was a physical education teacher, and it is unlikely Fogelberg knew his profession anyway. Regarding the line, "She would have liked to say she loved the man, but she didn't like to lie," Jill will not talk about it, but she had divorced her husband by the time the song was released.



Thought of the Day

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

~~Herm Albright~~


Thought of the Day


Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

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