Out of the blue last week, listening to a mixed tape a friend made me years ago, a John Schneider song caught me by surprise. It got me to thinking about the string of hit songs he had.
I jumped on line and ordered his Greatest Hits CD.
His voice is so smooth, the songs are all great and speak to me in different ways, speaking to me on very personal levels.They do so even more now.
I'VE BEEN AROUND ENOUGH TO KNOW
You don't need to try and fool me. You don't need to lead me on. You don't need to say you love me. I've been around enough to know.
Country girls are sweeter than Tupelo honey. Country girls are warmer than the Georgia sun. They know how to touch you, know how to love you, take you right out of this world, I'm so glad that God made country girls.
IT'S A SHORT WALK FROM HEAVEN TO HELL
You gave me all kinds of reasons to stay...but like the fool that I am, I still walked away......and it's a short walk from heaven to hell....A few steps from an angel that loved me so well.......When I left I shook hands, with the devil himself and it's a short walk, from heaven to hell.
(**One line in the song I really like: "What I took for love, she took for fun"...I'm sure many out there identify with that lyric.")
I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU TOMORROW
We sleep separately together, never touching,and you won't talk about it, anymore,I guess you've just grown so used to having me around you, that I'm just, so old habit that you ignore.
WHAT'S A MEMORY LIKE YOU YOU (DOING IN A LOVE LIKE THIS)
What's a memory like you, doing in a love like this, she thinks we're all through, but that's not the way it is, when I hold her in my arms, it's your lips I still kiss, what's a memory like you, doing in a love like this....
YOU'RE THE LAST THING I NEEDED TONIGHT
'Cause I've got all that I need to be happy, 'cause your love makes everything right, you're the first thing that I'll need tomorrow and your the last thing I needed tonight.....your the last thing I needed, you always are, I can't wait for the day to end, your the last thing I needed, to hold in my arms, if I, should never wake up again.....Now always find you somewhere in my dreams and I know when I close my eyes, you'll be the first thing that I'll need tomorrow, and the last thing I needed tonight.
AT THE SOUND OF THE TONE
I called her up to say I'm sorry, I just can't have lunch today, 'cause the boss just called and he's flying in from LA. And as the phone rang, I remembered a time, how simple things used to be, then her voice came on the line and I heard the answer machine, she said, I'm sorry I can't take your call, but I'm packing up to go away, and, John, if that's you, your just canceling lunch anyway, oh you used to find the time, but now you don't even try, so at the sound of the tone, your own your own.....good-bye.
TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME
Since she left me, I've got a choice, I can take the long way home.
LOVE, YOU AIN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME
I been losing my mind, one love at a time, gettin' up just to be knocked down...but with all that pain I come back again..and I always go one more round....
Once upon a time when a new version of AOL was released, an installation CD was sent via the mail.
An AOL 9.0 Optimized CD came with my computer back in 2004.
Sometime later an AOL 9.0 Security Edition was sent in the mail.
Since then, the AOL 9.0 Security Edition CD became scratched and not usable, so, I'm stuck with 9.0 Optimized.
Worth noting is that AOL crashes at least twice a month requiring that I reinstall it.
I have scanned the AOL Help section (which is, NO help at all)
I am guessing that installation CD's are a thing of the past.
Here is a newsflash.....
Some of us don't live in urban areas. We live out in the sticks where the ONLY choice is dial up.
As I write this, I have been downloading (LOL) AOL 9.5 online. Been at it for over an hour now and it isn't even up to 10% downloaded. By my calculations, it will take over 10 hours to download. Are you freaking kidding me....!!!!!!!!!!
Try to find something....anything about a CD installation on AOL Help and you come up with ZIPPO. In fact, trying to find anything that could be considered mildly helpful is like trying to find a needle in a stack of needles.
You would think for $25.90 per month, they could afford to produce a freaking CD.
In short, AOL is AO HELL and I'm about to kiss them goodbye.
For anyone that doesn't live in BumbleBucket USA and has a connection that isn't dial up, here is a business idea for you....Go to AOL the AOL site where it gives instructions on how to make your own AOL 9.5 CD, make one and then sell it to the dial up suckers.
I had myself a quiet day planned Saturday. With a rare day alone and the house all to myself I would play my music as loud as I wanted and attack the growing mess in the office.
A last minute change of plans had me sitting inside the Georgia Dome for the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP game between my beloved Crimson Tide of Alabama and the Florida Gators. Of course, everyone and their dog knew Alabama was the underdog but so what. Not like we haven't been the underdog before, but as someone who grew up on Alabama football, I know that you NEVER count out the team from Tuscaloosa,Alabama.
The fans in our section were mostly wearing CRIMSON with a healthy sprinkling of Florida fans thrown in for good measure. Seated to my left, 4 Florida fans who commenced to bragging and counting a victory before the first snap. Each time he would say something to me, I just smiled. After being poked for the fifth time and asked:
"What ya think 'bout that Bama gal?"
"We do our talking on the field."
The atmosphere was electric. Florida faithful were remembering the previous years win over the Tide in the SEC Championship game and fully expecting a repeat. Meanwhile, the Bama Nation was hell bent on revenge. That became clear when the Crimson Tide exited the tunnel, running onto the field. Meanwhile, the Gators, strolled.
Mid way through the fourth quarter, most of the Gator fans in our section were long gone. Their hopes of a trip to California to play for the National Championship were rolled away by an Alabama team that came ready to play. In the final seconds of the game, Tebow was in tears and Florida was Alabama's bitch!
"Oh the weather outside if frightful, but the Dome is so delightful. Tebow has no place to go.....Let it ROLL,let it ROLL, let it ROLL."
Rammer Jammer rocked the Dome. Saban and the players saluted the crowd as "Sweet Home Alabama.....ROLL TIDE ROLL", filled the air.
Tebow's performance, along with Colt McCoy's less than impressive game,should give Mark Ingram a very good chance at winning the Heisman. A first for Alabama.
All I want for Christmas is a 13th National Championship.
I love Saturday when you are looking for a win and Sunday when you found one.