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aloha from hot and humid north carolina.
july is here! summer is moving fast. as a kid i remember getting disappointed
whenever "back-to-school" ads started appearing. why is the seaon so short
compared to the others?
the newspaper gig is going very well. there is so much territory and so little
time. i have even considered sub-contracting to cover areas i can't reach.
please remember our lknative products. i have a few other things up my sleeve
just in time for christmas. i am still trying to figure out how to pull off the cd.
need guitar lessons? give me a call today!
enjoy the hula-girls and flamingos-i feel a change coming on.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005


i know! i know!

got another hefty fine for blog*neglect a few days ago. the citation was issued by mandy b. from kannapolis, n.c. looks like it is time to pull an all-nighter and get current!

will do my best! promise.


be careful in the sun!

submitted by jillo:

Friday, July 29, 2005

must implement

thinking about revamping the blog. found this dancing girl while surfing the world wide web. surely we can find her a home. keep checking back!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

crash, bam, boom!

this is what happens when a twenty-four year-old in a hurry tries to beat a stoplight. worries.

she-mo came out with only a bruise and the kidz were not involved. thanks for the notes of concern. you know who you are.


now i will always wonder!

"a picture is worth a thousand words" - never was this so true.
click here for more info. you won't regret it. promise.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

mystery machine

hmmm... worth $1700? price of being known as the village idiot/hippy... priceless. think i will keep looking. contemplating a camp-mobile? pop-top, baby! although these flowers are nice.

middle east mystery

cmosblog always welcomes post contributions. thanks to mandy b. from kannapolis, n.c. for the following:

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit
suicide. Let's see now:

* No Jesus.
* No WalMart.
* No television.
* No cheerleaders.
* No baseball.
* No football.
* No basketball.
* No hockey.
* No golf.
* No tailgate parties.
* No Home Depot.
* No pork BBQ.
* No hot dogs.
* No burgers.
* No lobster.
* No shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks.
* No gumbo.
* No jambalaya.
* More than one wife. (HELLO, ARE YOU CRAZY?)
* Rags for clothes and towels for hats.
* Constant wailing from the guy next-door because he's sick and there
no doctors.
* Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.
* No chocolate chip cookies.
* No Girl Scout cookies.
* No Christmas.
* You can't shave.
* Your wives can't shave.
* You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning
camel dung.
* The women have to wear baggy dresses and veils at all times.
* Your bride is picked by someone else.
* She smells just like your donkey, but your donkey has a better

Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better! I mean, really. IS THERE ANY MYSTERY HERE?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

long monday

time to relax with a little andy, or maybe the munsters. leave it to beaver would be okay. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

warning! BIG milk straight ahead!

looking for a big oreo!


thought this was interesting. who came up with this speed limit? why not six? was eight too fast? just wondering...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

kiss your a** goodbye!

the following post was contributed by cathy h. of kannapoilis, north carolina. thanks, ch!:

An old man, a boy & a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked. As they went along, they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking & the boy was riding. The man & boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Later, they passed some people that remarked, "What a shame, he makes that little boy walk." They then decided they both would walk! Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some people that  shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey. The boy & man said they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal & he fell into the river and drowned.

The moral of the story?
If you try to please everyone, you might as well...

Kiss your a** goodbye.

Have a nice day.
Be careful with your donkey. 


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

i am confused!

thanks to norman w. for the following post:

If you have the ten commandments in your courtroom, you lose your job?
You rip a page out of the Koran, you lose your job?

If you burn the US Flag, it is freedom of speech but if you desecrate
the Koran it is criminal.

If a crime is committed to a minority, it is a HATE crime requiring
harsher sentencing. However if 19 people murder 3000, you need to learn
to understand them and it really wasn't their fault?

If you decapitate a US contractor who is trying to rebuild your country,
it is troubling. If you humiliate a detainee who is intent on killing
you, it is criminal and you should go to jail?

A teacher can discuss about the Muslim religion and the Koran in public
schools to promote understanding but that same teacher will be fired if
she/he discusses Christianity??

Whatta Country

Monday, July 18, 2005

a post a day

so i've told myself to write everyday. bought a cool leather notebook for my songwriting. thought i'd use the blog for some prose. can i stick to one post a day? we will see. think i might investigate some audio-blogging in the meantime.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

javashop paintings

lots of cool work by local artists now on display at the dilworth coffeehouse, huntersville, north carolina. let's gogh!

Friday, July 15, 2005

thanx, y'all!

i appreciate ALL the love and support from those of you in blog-land. cmosblog has been and will be designed as an anti-depressent. no worries here. sorry about previous posts to the contrary.

so celebrate life! be happy! and continue to browse from time to time. order a t-shirt or come out to a show. in short, thanks for being there.

peace in,

Thursday, July 14, 2005

the little things

thanks to cmo-contributer, dianne h. for this insightful post!

~As you might know, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

~Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.

~One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time.

~One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident.

~One of them missed his bus.

~One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.

~One's car wouldn't start.

~One went back to answer the telephone.

~One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.

~One couldn't get a taxi.

~The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore ! to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone... all the little things that annoy me, I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment. Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated; God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things and may you remember their possible purpose.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005


okay. which one of you blogger-geeks believe in horoscopes? i do think the earth's movements, ocean waves, etc have a way of explaing behavior in all living things. the age old theory that since the world and the human body are both largely comprised of water, and therefore share some of the same characteristics, is an interesting one. but here is my problem:

what do o.j. and tom hanks have in common? NOTHING! i dare you to take a minute to scroll down the celeberty birthdays and see if there are any similarities.

go ahead. then post-a-comment.

peanut relief

thanks to vicky g. for this worthwhile post!:

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read on and you'll get the point.

Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

my new favorite artist

learn more about this guy, who was standing in a field as a kid, when an airplane crashed on top of him, and severed his arm, by clicking here. weird, eh?

live show

support local music. (scroll down for details.) see you tonight!

Monday, July 04, 2005

happy 229th birthday, america!

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight'

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.

And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen, thro' the mists of the deep,

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,

In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;

'Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion

A home and a country should leave us no more?

Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand,

Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;

Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land

Praise the Power that has made and preserved us as a nation.

Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,

And this be our motto: "In God is our trust";

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

kickoff to the fourth or the art of photo-blogging

committed to documenting another roadtrip or maybe i should just be committed...

she-mo declined the leading lady role, so bee did a cameo.

got to holly's and began shooting...

thought this one came out very nice.

then again i am very fond of this one, a painting from the house of nate.

rare photo of buddah exercising!

nice assortment of corks.

thought i would spring this on ya.

batter up! the durham bulls proved to be a fun date on friday night.

anatomicly(sp?) correct.

mmm good. bring me some nachos and hot chedder cheese...

having fun during the national anthem.

happy birthday america!

me and the king.

cool photo from the tobacco capitol.

one good biscuit, let me tell ya!

when pigs fly!

party animals!

water shortage:(

guess they ran out of bricks?

good landmark and scenic scene.