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January 12, 2019

One-IAM-ism – New World Religion (our version and belief system)

We have written about our Belief System before and we believe this will be the “New World Religion” when Jesus, Buddha, Mohamed, and all the leaders of all the current religions come back and dissolve all of their current religions.  For example, Jesus will be come the last pope of the Catholic Religion and slowly breakup the religion.  All the other religious leaders will do the same in each of their religions.  The “New World Religion” will be created by all the leaders with a sole purpose of bringing all the humans together as one.  Hence we are calling it “One-IAM-ism”.

“One-IAM-ism”  In General

God was created from the energy of everything that is.  Everything that is, is not just this planet, it’s this galaxy, space, and every galaxy there is for infinity.

We believe in one God and that God is connected to everything that is. Everything that is, is made up of energy and that energy is the connection.

God’s “creators” created the “big Bang” that created our galaxy and many others.  The “Big Bang” also created several other dimensions that are parallel with ours in this life.

If you have not heard about the “Butterfly Effect” it’s when a butterfly flaps its wings another butterfly somewhere else flaps its wings.  This has been proven just recently by astrologists proving the physical phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement.  (Reference to PBS episode “Einstein’s Quantum Riddle”).  We believe that everything we do has an effect somewhere else, like the “Butterfly”.

“One-IAM-ism” on Earth:

God’s love is unconditional so no mater what we humans do, God will always love us.  Because God loves unconditional, God does not judge.  There isn’t any “good” or “bad”, “right” or “wrong”, “ugly” or “beautiful”, there just “is”. The only “rules” we follow are the laws of the land where we live on this planet.  The Bibles’ of all ancient religions are considered historical documents and shall not be taken as “God’s rules”. We have come to Earth as souls looking to evolve and grow spiritually by communication with others and by sharing and our experiences.  As we grow spiritual, so do all the other souls.  Our physical body is a vessel that carries our soul so it can complete its purpose in a given life cycle.   Our soul remains the same but bodies change each time our soul returns to the physical state of being.

The point of each soul is to bring the body and soul to live in the moment and live in bliss. Clear all the past experiences and future thoughts because these are both illusions.  If you are truly living in the moment then you are sharing that exact moment with everything that “is”.  Think about it, everything that “is”.

That’s basically it.  One God that you can talk to anytime you wish, whether it’s out loud, through meditation, prayers, thoughts, or just being and loving God.  You do have free will and if you choose to speak to Jesus, Buddha, Mohamed, or what you think god is, go right ahead, because God will hear you.  Talk to a cement wall if you choose, God always hears you no matter what.

Nothing too tough to understand we think.  You might say, “I get it, but how does this get me to the moment?”  This is where communication with others comes in to the equation.  There are all kinds of tools people use to clear their minds to get rid of negative energy, thoughts from the past, all sorts of ways to get clear and get to the moment.  We started with “self help books” and as we continued our path, people, books, web sites, and events “came to us” to enhance our experience.  We believe that other people all want to get to living in the moment. They somehow “know” that there is more to life then material objects that provide fake happiness or a shot boost to their ego.  The moment has the love of God or in other words, the feeling of the connection to all that “is”.

Have you ever been having a “bad” day and run into someone who is full of energy and seems to be beaming with a beautiful smile and that person smiles at you.  Don’t you smile back?  If they start talking to you, don’t you feel their energy and start to feel better?  This is what we call “In your face” connection.  Let’s take it one more step further.  You are at the airport and scurrying to catch a flight, you probably have you face glued to your phone and walking fast done the aisle to get to your plane.  You on your phone checking the dating site you’re on to meet a partner and you need to check your messages.  There are of course people walking the other way and your “Mr / Ms Right” glances at you, but since you’re in a different zone (phone zone) than they are, you won’t notice and they will go on their way.  Missed opportunity?  Maybe, but now lets say your mind is clear and you are living in the moment, the first ting is there isn’t any worry about catching the plane because you know that God/The Universe will get you there.  So now you are walking along casually and looking all around at all the other people when you see someone looking at you and your eyes lock.  You stop in your tracks and they do too.  Both of you pause still eyes are locked and then like a magnet you walk toward each other and almost simultaneously start talking with each other the moment you are face to face.  You can fill in the rest of this meeting.

We are not saying we are in the moment 100% of the time, but when we are it’s beyond words to describe the joy and love just walking down the street or meeting other people.  Usually before we go out and about we think to God, “Who are you going to send our way today? “ and that puts us in the moment immediately.  We may have already been in the moment and this reinforces it.  We know that when we go out we are always in Gods presence and we can “handle” anything that comes along.  We have noticed that when we are connecting through conversation with others it feels like we have know all the people forever and the truth is we have.

Thanks to all our Earth, dimensional travelers, and other planetary friends that have been supporting us and stop by to read our posts. (Translations available in Klingon)

We send you many blessing and hope you chose to have the most awesome moment ever for repeated moments unto eternity.

We have nothing else to report at tis time dear friends.

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January 9, 2019

Gluten Free and Sugar Free – Follow Up Day Three

It’s been three days since we started our diet changes and we have found that going “Sugar Free” is far easier than going Gluten Free.  So we are focusing on Sugar Free and we have already found improvements in our current health.  Much to our surprise we have more energy, more alert, and our sleep pattern has improved.  Instead of waking up tired most of the time, we are alert and have energy.  When in doubt about a food, we read the nutrition information and the small print on the container looking for any kind of sugar content.  We are very satisfied on the Sugar Free progress.

Or suggestion for folks thinking about going Gluten Free, is to plan ahead.  We have found that food products like gluten free beard might be a challenge to find in the store.  As simple as locating gluten free bread surprised us. So what we are doing is researching and planning which food and where to get the gluten free foods. We already eat mainly organic foods, but we would think that living in California where healthy eating is considered the “norm”, gluten free would be easily accessible, but we are finding that to be not true.  So we have to work a little bit to find gluten free foods.  We look at that as a learning experience and we will report what we find.  We have a meeting at Stanford Project Baseline in a few days so we will ask for some guidance and maybe see a dietician.

When we started this journey we said we would be using the same tools as when we quit smoking and we are finding the mindfulness meditation working great when we get an urge for sugar.  One of our friend said that a product named “Xylitol” is a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute.  It’s good for you and tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay.    It does not spike blood sugar or insulin.  It can also be considered a weight-loss-friendly sweetener since it contains 40% fewer calories than sugar.  It is suggested that doses of 50 grams per day is the maxim and excessive use is to be avoided.  Be sure to research before use.  (We are learning as we go)

We would like to thank all the people who are assisting us on our journey through the maze of food products in order to get to our goal.  We will complete our journey and get to meet some awesome folks along the way.

Thanks to all our subscribers and everyone that stops bye and reads our posts. Many blessings go out to all.

We have nothing else to report at this time, but we would like to mention that a post named “The God Code” we did a few months ago is generation a huge amount of “hits” and thanks too everybody visiting that post.

We can’t look away as to what is happening in the USA with the government shutdown and our prayers go out to those 800,000 government workers who are going without pay because our “Big Baby” President is throwing a tantrum because he can’t get his way.   Something to remember a few months ago he said “I will shutdown the government and be proud of it.  I will own it and not blame the Democrats” (We saw this on TV)

January 6, 2019

Gluten Free and Sugar Free starts today

Here is what led up to our decision and it’s mainly because two people in my life suggested too go with this.  We do feel good, but there are nagging aches and pains that keep coming and going.  My sleep is not so good and we are scheduled to take the sleep analysis test in February, and we will, but we are still going to do this.  My niece listed about 10 things that made her life batter and our other friend said it changed her life.

Normally we would not announce a major life change, but we will be posting our progress along the way and we will include any “hiccups”.  Hey humans are not perfect so straying is part of the journey.  We are going to apply the same procedure that we used to quit smoking.  Any urge or decision on a type of food will be handled with a mindfulness meditation, just like handling smoking urges.  (We have been smoke free for 6 years this month).

The sugar free is a huge change for us.  Good grief!  We love our junk foods like Gold Fish, Sugar Frosted Flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios, or any cereal that is “sugar saturated”.  Then the candies out there like Butterfingers, Snickers, and just about any candy on the market.  Then the hidden foods with sugar will be a challenge and this is something we want to report.  If we find a food that says “Gluten Free” and is not, we will report it to you.  So to the companies that say they are Gluten Fee, we are telling you now that we will find you and expose your “fake” claims.  Sure it sells food, but not with exaggerated claims or in English, your lies.   If you are invested in the market on junk food stock we suggest you sell soon.  Please take your profits and donate to a nonprofit organization of your choosing.  If you stay in, then it’s your own risk and we can not be held accountable.

So we started by dumping all our stash’s of sugar and right now we are drinking coffee without sugar.  This is huge in itself! 🙂 We are now appreciating the taste of coffee and need to research is this coffee is gluten free.  We think so, but hey, we will check it out.  Then there is my all time favorite junk food a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.  (We are sitting here thinking about this one)  Bye-bye quarter pounder, our health is more important.  (I can hear my arteries cheering).  Then there is pizza and a zillion other fast foods.  Compared to smoking this will be a challenge and we are thinking that maybe becoming vegan would be the way to go.  (Something to consider)

We do love pasta and that will soon become are new friend.  The sauces will be checked but we like butter as a topping. No cheese of course.  Anchovies are another topping that is a long time favorite.  We doubt if gluten can exist in anchovies, but we will check.

Looks like we are starting a new and exciting adventure and our intent to the universe is to send us someone or a mob or two to guide us as we progress along.  We will be doing some heavy meditations to keep our mind clear so we will see the answers or the people who will be sent.  There has to be a few gluten free souls that came down with us in our soul group. (This where they will surface to join up in our happy journey)

We thank all our subscribers and followers for stopping by an checking out our posts, and to the friends that know us personally please pick yourself off the floor and continue with a great day.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to thank “Ladi” and Jane for their input and support.

December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019 from the AlAboutNothing Team

The team at AlaboutNothing wishes everyone out there in cyberland a very Happy New Year 2019 and we are optimistic that this coming year will be one the POTUS wished never happened.

Something we do annually is a “New Year wish” list, but instead of listing of several items, we poll all the team members for one line.  We then submit all the answers and then take a vote.  The winner this year comes from a slogan used in years gone by and it is:

Follow your dream!  Let NOTHING stop you.

We have nothing else to add except once again, Happy New Year and stay safe.  We also want to thank everyone for visiting this site and we send blessings out to all.

^^^If you read our post and quit smoking please donate the money you save to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital

December 22, 2018

Christmas Shopping 2018

Shopping is usually not at the top of our list except at Christmas.  We like to wish everyone Merry Christmas as we move about the stores or when we are standing in line to meet Santa.  We stand in line for people who might need to use the washroom or run an errand.  Of course we ask everyone we are going to get a present for and they all, yes all, answer “I have no idea.”  This Christmas we want nothing except a card and a hug.  We have converted to a minimalist.  We have everything we need and if something comes up where we need something special, the Universe usually sends what we need.

We do remember the one Christmas that pushed us to our limits.  The special child we were buying for wanted one of those toys that come out at Christmas and this time it was hotter selling than free money.  The think ahead professional shoppers ere all on the store lists that give them first choice.  We did try calling, but the wait for an agent for most stores was an hour and the music was a radio station that was not exactly on the channel so you got static and music.  So we packed food and strong coffee and we had a list of stores loaded in our GPS.  One by one the only open space was about a mile away from the entrance, the store was crawling room only, and of course they were out of what we were looking for.  Six hours later we completed the GPS list and stopped to think about where to go next.  So we meditated and focused on the toy.  We did get an answer form the meditation, but the store that came up was a Christmas ornament store just down the street where we lived.  Because we trust, off we went and parked in front, there were not too many people, and they had what we were looking for.  It was almost overwhelming how happy we were.  We found out that they had received the toy by accident and because they knew it was popular so they kept the load.  Mission accomplished and we took an oath that from now on we will be shopping on-line only.

Someone mentioned shopping on “Black Friday” and that brought a fond memory to mind when we were driving for Uber.  We picked up a couple of people that were going from Palo Alto to downtown San Francisco at about noon.  The rout was 101 North to downtown, about 35 miles.  They did mention that they expected the traffic to be heavy and we had no idea what it was like.  To the surprise of all of us the minute we got on 101 these was hardly any traffic at all.  Then came the miracle, once we got up to speed we did not touch the brakes until we were exiting the 101.  We have taken this rout many times and when we say miracle, we mean miracle.  After the couple exited and we were on the way back the same thing happen and the traffic was so light that the closest car in front of me was a good mile away.  We should have taken a picture but we were to busy enjoying a once in 1,000,000,000,000 experience.  Nothing in our entire Uber experience ever came close again except the time we were crossing Death Valley, but that wasn’t in an Uber.  The cool thing about that experience was two F-104’s buzzed our car about 200 feet off the ground.  We think they were showing us what “real” speed was even though we were going 120 MPH.  We got their point.

So to any of you who are last minute shoppers thinking you are going to get a deal, we hope you do, because there are another million others doing the same thing.  Promise you will take your time and wish everyone a Merry Christmas with a smile and the karma should be enough that you will get what you want.

Karma Driving Hint:  Back in the day when we did a lot of driving a driver cuts us off we would go into a tirade curing and carrying on for at least 10 minutes.  Then we were watching a show and a person said that instead of throwing a fit when someone cut them on they said to the other driver through the windshield “God bless you and great job of driving!”  That’s all and no tirade.  Two seconds and done.  The traffic Gods will smile and you will get great Traffic Karma.

We want to thank all of our subscribers for supporting our site and we hope to see some of you along the way.  Please be safe and cheerful because others will probably join you.

We have nothing to report at this time except to send some warm weather to Half Moon Bay and the entire bay area.  Many blessing to all.

November 7, 2018

Expedition Unknown – Search for the Afterlife (Final); Crossing Over

We must say that Josh has some big Kaunas to drink that  Ayahuasca Drink thinking it will take him to the afterlife.  It did take him where his conscious mind wanted to take him, but afterlife?  We don’t think so.  He admitted that he felt terror and joy at the same time. The look on his face was terror and he sure looked shaken.   Its a drug, like a zillion other mind changing drugs.  The shaman had him participate starting with picking the contents of the drink.  All hype if you ask us.  So he drank the drink and his experience lasted 8 hours.  The shamans also drank it but they are probably used to it. Josh said he felt a tightness and upset stomach. After an hour he started seeing colors and felt like he was leaving his body.  Beautiful and horrible at the same time.  Sounds like a LSD trip, not that we would know, but have heard it described.  He said he felt like had been gone for years.  Intense?  Yes.  He said he would never do it again. He did look wasted when it was all over.

 

Then he went to the island of Java to investigate Buddhism at the largest Buddhist temple on earth.  He got there on Buddha’s Birthday.  In Buddhism birth and death are the same thing.  Buddhists can attain the trip to the afterlife through meditation.  The party was awesome.  There were thousands of followers. They let go lanterns that floated up into the sky.  Just let go, it’s so simple.

The Josh went to the Queen Mary docked in Long-beach, CA.  They went looking for ghosts and Josh is very good at doing this.  He has done many shows where they went looking for ghosts and this one was just as good.  we have been on the Queen Mary and it’s awesome place to visit, but we weren’t looking for ghosts.  His thought process was that ghosts are souls who did not or could not let go.  There are specific places on the ship that have reported sightings, so off they went.  They has some special equipment that could possible highlight a ghost. They talked to ghosts and had they turn on and off some flashlights.  They saw a stick figure that might have been a ghost that was turning on the flashlight.  These shows always amaze us and the Josh guys do a great job filing this stuff.

It’s our opinion that if the afterlife exists it all about what you believe.  You think you die and go to heaven, then when you die you go to heaven.  Since we experienced a Near Death Experience (NDE) like the other people that were interviewed we have been to the afterlife, that we call “The other side”.  And we believe that after some time we are reincarnated to another life.  We were once told by a physic that when we are on the “other side” we go visit our friends in heaven and tease them and compare stories.  So folks, Josh did a great job in showing various ways to get to the after life, but drugs would not be advised by us.  The Buddhist meditation way is how we how get there these days.  There are several meditations specifically designed to get there and if you can focus deeply, then you can get there also. It’s a really beautiful place and we get many answers over there.  (We do not believe in any other place like hell)

We have nothing else to report at this time except we highly recommend meditations that use sound “hz” along with music.  There is a number that proceeds the “Hz”, and each number has various healing qualities.  Like “432Hz” | Powerful Positive Energy.   We use the meditation videos on YouTube.  When we download one it automatically posts to Twitter, so if you follow us there then you will see the link.

Thank you everyone who follows us and subscribes to our posts.  Namaste to all. Peace !

October 22, 2018

Expedition Unknown – Search for the Afterlife (Part 3); Edge of Existence Review

Continuing with Josh Gates series on the “Search for the Afterlife” this week was part 3 and the subject matter was Exorcism,  Russian eternal like experiments, and investigation of the Indonesian Tribe called The Torajan.  Then the episode after this one was “After the Search” which is a follow up to the previous episode and included a preview of next weeks episodes.

The episode open with a follow up from last week of the results of the exorcism and of course the “devil” inside the guy was successfully removed by the priest.  Lots of gyrations but in the end it was gone.  The only religion that we know about that does exorcism is the Catholic.  There may be others, but this is our opinion on the Catholic exorcism.  Because it’s a religious process then the only way a “devil” can get inside a follower is a product of the Catholic Religion.  The Vatican does not take these lightly, but it does authorize the event, so this says that the religion creates the problem so it takes responsibility for “fixing” it.

The next subject was how the Russians are experimenting with eternal like creation.  They have several bodies and brains in a frozen state (-320) in a vat so that when science can bring these back to life they can put the brains in robot or a different body and the frozen bodies can be returned to life.  They had Josh walk around with a device fitted to his head that recorded his every movement throughout the day.  It looked like he was wearing curlers connected together with wires and gadgets.  Their point was the data can be down loaded in the future into a robot that will use the data to make a “new Josh” in the future. Then there was a guys on the follow up show that had a name for this, but we did not care what it was because it sound like a huge scam to bilk people into a false sense of the future, which by the was is an illusion.  The guy had run for California Governor and President of the US.  He also had an implant in his hand that downloads his “serial number” and other information into a phone.  His point is he wants to bring this “future” technology to the attention of people.  When asked how this effects humanity?  He says its an enhancement to mankind and that we were meant to live forever.  Our response is “BS”.  It isn’t the body that matters, it’s the soul.  The minute a person dies the soul leaves the body because the body is only a vessel to carry the soul and assist the soul in it’s path through communication.  Freeze the body for future defrosting and you will have a bunch of soulless robots running around bouncing off walls.  No folks, this is not where we wish to end up because we know that there is an afterlife and we will come back at a later date.  Why people would do something like this might be because they are afraid of death?  Or they hid a bunch of money from the family and want to come back and get it?  Or the family said “look do this and die now (calming fear) and you can come back in 5050.  If the planet is still here then we will have a party.” “In the mean time where did you put your will?”  This is our project of course.

Then the next subject was an Indonesian tribe named “Torajan”(Sp) that believes the spirit stays in the body when someone dies so they mummify the body and bring the “body” into the house and treat them like they are still alive. They talk to then each day, they offer them food, and they change their cloths.  Then at a later date when the spirit leaves the throw a week long funeral with all kinds of events and they make a sculpture of the person, which will be placed at the actual burial site along with the body in a coffin that goes into a cave that has about a zillion  other bodies.  There seems to be some “loop-holes” in this like if the family could not afford the expensive funeral the body might remain with them forever, yes, forever.   We wonder how many families have moved to a new home and forgot to take the bodies with them accidentally on purpose?  Does the next person who bought the house inherit the bodies or do they send them to the cave without a funeral?

The next subject was only touched on and a full blown follow up with be in next weeks show.  Josh went to Peru and shamans prepared a liquid (Drug) for Josh to drink.   Josh had to fast for two weeks prior and no sex.  This reason is that if he did not do the proper procedures he might not come back from drinking the drug.  The drugs purpose is to take you to your afterlife.  Josh did say that after it was over his body purged itself from both ends for a few days. So this event will be on next weeks show in detail along with a ghost hunt on the Queen Mary that is docked in Long Beach.  Josh is great at his ghost investigation so we are looking forward to this.

Of course there was more and overall this week was good and we like how Josh is investigating all kinds of ways to get to the solution of looking for and afterlife.  We believe on the afterlife but it all boils down to what you believe.  If you believe the afterlife is swimming wit whales, then thats all yours.  You might believe that this is the only life we get and once we are six foot under, cremated, or mummified then that it. Done!  If you are hanging around in a vat waiting to be defrosted you need to know that your soul has moved on and might come back a few thousand years from now and be the one to hit your defrost button on the body sized micro-wave  to bring your body back.  Interesting concept huh?  We call this Karma.

We have nothing else to report except that we like this series because it makes up think about other ways people believe in life and death.

Thanks to all our followers, subscribers, friends, ghosts, and souls just stopping by for a quick read.

If your a ghost stopping by then we must tell you that God loves you and you will be welcomed in his/her realm.  Just go to the light off in the distance with many blessings and Peace be with you.  We might even see you when we get there and we can hang out.  Of course if you end up in heaven, then we can only come there for a visit and we need to get a heavenly passport to get through the pearly gates.  We know this because we have a bunch of friends in Heaven and we visit them often and joke around.

 

October 19, 2018

Ancient Aliens – Ark of Covenant / Mt. Shasta Lemurian Connection

I just watched an older episode of Ancient Aliens and it was talking about the Pharaohs and it was focused on King Tut.  It seems that King Tut’s tomb contained three coverings.  Top, middle, and bottom which is where his body was.  Each had a face on it and the top and bottom faces were the same.  The middle face was different and where the name was suppose to be evidently was changed to King Tut and with a little science the original name was “Tut Mo”.  After some research of dates it seems that Tut Mo was actually Moses.  Yes Moses, the guy who went up on the mountain and talked to God.  Moses is also supposedly created the Ark of the Covenant.  They went on to say that there are pictures of the Ark on the walls in King Tut’s tomb.

Now in this episode they revealed what they think the contents of the Ark is.  This is a first !  All the shows about the Ark and none of them specifically reveled the contents.  Because this is Ancient Aliens they are talking about how aliens were involved in the Pharaohs Civilization so the contents they say is an alien device that specifically proves that we are all have alien DNA in us and they were present as Pharaohs back then.  They went on to say that the Ark eventually ended up in the hands of the Knights Templar and they buried it on Oak Island.  Yes, folks Oak Island.  They did mention the Ark that some say is in Ethiopia, but they say that is a fake story created to throw off the search.  As we have said in other posts we don’t believe the  Ark exists, but this is what the Ancient Aliens show says.  If you want to see if it’s on Oak Island then watch the History Channel starting November 13 the new season of “The Curse of Oak Island” starts.

Referring back to several post we have done that describe a meditation to save Mother Earth.  We do this meditation everyday and we wondered if there we others following this process.  Remember, we need to bring the vibration to Mother Earth up by next year so that Jesus, Buddha, and all the other founders of religions can come back and create the “New World Religion”.  Because were are planning a trip to Mount Shasta we decided to Goggle it.  Normally when a specific location is Goggled we get the chamber of commerce web page describing the area, but not this time.  We must admit we were a bit shocked because over the last few days we have been thinking about past civilizations and here is the #1 link we received “The Lemurain Connection“.  (Click on it for viewing).  We thought the Lemurians were wiped out when Atlantis was destroyed, but it seems that a few managed to evade the destruction and are now living in Mt Shasta (Telos).  They are not in our dimension, but the site describes the entire story so we suggest you clinking on link and reading about it.  What we found was they do a Saturday Meditation via phone and we sent an email asking for access.  We got access and we attended last Saturday and found it awesome.  We will be attending every Saturday from now on.  In reading through the web site we found that they believe in the same things (mostly) that we do.  The one biggie is we both believe that Mother Earth needs all the positive energy we can send.  The mediation mentions a book named “The Seven Sacred Flames” and we have ordered a copy because just from the description our interest is peaked.  We strongly suggest you join in on the Saturday gathering.  They accommodate all time zones in the entire world, so come and join us.  The more people in a meditation the stronger the energy.   Here are the email addresses to ask for access:

Marie Phillips (mariep@comcast.net and Sue Parry (suemparry@uwclub.net)

Hope to join you there tomorrow.

To all our supporters we send our blessings and tons of Love, Light, and Peaceful energy.

We have nothing to add at this time, but hey!  Have a zillion great moments this weekend.

October 6, 2018

Memories of Days Gone By — Positive Energy

Even though we believe the past is an illusion, every once in awhile we get reminded of memories from the past and if the memory is a positive energy we follow through and bring back that memory(s). We have the memory(s) stored away in the “zip file” part of our brain, so it’s usually easily accessible.

The other day on PBS was a documentary of a town rebuilding a covered bridge that was washed away during a flood.  This brought back some great memories from my childhood of the covered bridges in Indiana.  Every summer my parents made a point of taking my sister and I on vacation.  We visited several Indiana state parks like Brown’s Country, and Turkey Run (MY favorite).  Many of the parks had covered bridges which we could access by car and or walk through.  Indiana also had a Covered Bridge Festival every year that drew thousands of fans.

We also went to the Mammoth Cave, and Crystal Cave in Kentucky.  Mammoth Cave had an eight hour tour which was only available when parts of the cave were not under water.  We were there when the water was low so we took the eight hour tour.  Wow!  For lunch we ate in a cafeteria called “The Snowball Room”.  It’s was named because it looked like someone had thrown snowball all over the ceiling and as I remember it was about 300 feet under ground.  Part of the tour involved getting in to boats where there was water and to be able to continue we took the boats.  The tour guides were awesome and entertaining.  They had names for just about every section and stories to match.  We always had a good time where ever we went.

The one place that we went repeatedly was Atlantic Mine, MI in the Upper Peninsula of MI.  It was where my Dad was born and my grand-mother still was living there.  Yes my Dad was a “U-per” and so were we by birth.  Every once in awhile my Dad would take me for a drive and he would show me where he hung out as a kid.  Later in life I made a point of returning to see Grandma with various members of my family.

There was The Tunnel of Trees, which was a local site and we often saw a dear or two.  Rarely did we see another car.

Then there was Agate Beach which was a black sand beach where if you looked for Agates you usually found some or we always found some great “rubbing rocks”.  Rubbing Rocks are rocks that fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and have a smooth surface that you can rub with your thumb. The rubbing used to relax me or take me off to great places when day dreaming.  Later in life I took my 9 year old niece Ladi (Lori) to Agate beach and I ended up pulling all the muscles in my lower back when I pick up a boulder to use on the dam we were building on a stream.  I saw stars when I lifted and immediately sat down.  She saw my face and said “Unc, what’s wrong?”  I told her I “We need to get home.”  The problem now was the car was about a mile from where we were and I found that the only way I could walk was to bend over an put my hands on my legs just above my knees.  It was an exhausting trip and we stopped often.  Then when we got to the car I found that I could not sit upright to drive.  I asked my Ladi if she could drive, and she looked at me and said “No way Unc.!”  So I messed around and found that if I moved the seat right up to the steering wheel and used the steering to pull my body up against it I could drive.  Off we went to Grandma’s house and after Grandma gave me a few aspirins’ to see if the pain went away I said “Grandma, I better go to the hospital emergency room”.  I spent a week in the hospital under traction.  The funny thing about being in traction was I was skinny and because the weight from the traction was attached to my feet, the nurses would have to come and move me back up to the head of the bead because the weight would eventually pull me down to the bottom of the bed.  After a week off my Ladi and I went, driving back to Indiana and stooping at every rest stop so I could spend several minutes laying on a picnic table to ease my back.  A memorable trip I must say.

My dad said to me “I know you like to sled in the winter so let me show you where we used to sled when I was a boy.”  About a mile from the house there was “Frog Pool Hill” a road about a mile or two long descending almost the entire way, ending at the bottom of the hill and coming to a “T” with the Canal Road.  If you could not stop your sled, then you would continue on to the canal, which hopefully was frozen.  It was summer so we drove down and when we got to the bottom my Dad said “This beats sledding on the express-way bridge hills doesn’t it?”  We both laughed and I said “Yes!”.

My Dad and I spent hours driving around because even though there were paved roads all over the peninsula, he had short cuts that used logging roads to get around much easier.  Once cool place he showed me was we drove north on US 41 and we eventually came to the end of US 41.  The southern end was in the Miami FL.  The North end was in Ft. Wilkins Sate Park in Copper Harbor MI.  The in Copper Harbor was Brockway Mountain Drive, 8.883 miles of scenic drive.  M-26 started at lake level and on some winding roads climbs to 1,320 feet above sea level.  There are several view points for panoramas along the way. On a clear day at the top you can see Isle Royale which is approximately 50 miles away in Lake Superior. M-26 ends in Eagle Harbor at lake level. (M-26 closed in winter).  Of course on the way to Brockway and back there were a zillion scenic sites. So it usually took days of adventure to see as many as possible and many visits to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where they claim to have the cleanest air in the world.  Here is my Brockway story.  I was going up the winding road with Ronna and because Ronna had a fear of height she was reading a book.  So when I got to a point where the car was going up a steep section of road I yelled out “Oh My God!!  The Road goes off a cliff here!!!”  SO of course Ronna looked up and all she could see is sky.  She grabbed the door opener and pulled the door open and just before she jumped I grabbed her and told her it was a joke.  About that time we had gotten to the top of the hill and you could see the road continues on.  Ronna went on to tell me “*^$^*()*^%$^()_” for several minutes and it was a silent ride all the way back to Grandma’s house. (I grinned all the way back)

Well folks we could go on and on, but thanks to Mom and Dad and the great times we had we could share some with you.  Mom and Dad instilled being adventurous is me and all though my amazing life it was one great adventure.  Maybe we should write a book?  Anyway, just sitting here remembering those memories has me grinning.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say to you thank you for visiting and we hope you are going to the next link with a smile.  Hey Aaron remember Grandma’s awesome Apple Pie or Fourth of July fireworks at midnight?

 

 

September 26, 2018

Questions / Statements / Venting from the Staff of Alaboutnothing

Because we constantly clearing our mind with one thing we wish to attain and that is “Nothingness”. There comes a time we need to know answers to some of our questions.  The clearing causes us to ask other people the answers either here or when we go out and about.  So here are some questions, and some statements / opinions, and finally some of our venting.  As we always “preach”, we are here to help and connect with other humans and we will continue to connect with all the AWESOME humans we meet along our journey.

Question:

We have wondered about this for a very long time.  In Chevrolet commercials they end with the slogan “Find new roads”.  What the heck does that mean?  Find new roads?  The car only runs on a new road? We have not seen a new road in years, so do they provide a map of new roads?  What is we need to take old roads to get to the new roads do they provide assistance?  We are Chevy fans, but we are confused abut this and have moved on to looking at the Dodge Demon, which in our opinion kicks ass on any road.

Question:

Have you ever noticed when watching a golf tournament on TV when the player hits the ball someone always yells out “In the hole!”?  Are there 18 paid people who stand at each hole and yell this phrase?  If so I want one of those jobs.  Do they pay well?  Do they get bonus if on a par three a player gets a hole in one and they yelled it?  This has to be a “sweet” job if you’re a golf fan.  Do they only work when the tournament is on TV?  Do they travel around to the different places the tournaments are played?

Question:

Do you miss Anthony Bourdain as much as we do?  His shows “Part Unknown” and “No Reservations” are still on TV and Netflix and we watch them every chance we get.  Anthony / Tony, a great story teller and would get out there past the tourist places in different countries with the “folks”.  Tony showed his human side often and we respected his opinion.

Question:

We were closely watching the Weather Channel during the hurricane Florence and we noticed one of the reports pronounced “Immediately” as “ammediately”.  Yes, more than once she used the “A” instead of the “I”.  Then we noticed more than one reporter on the Weather Channel and other news channels pronouncing “immediately” with an “A”. For us to notice this is huge because we often make “typos” and usually say nothing, but we had too on this one.

Question:

Why do we drive on a different side of the road than England?  Is it our way to say “in your face” to England?  After all, they once did own us a long time ago.  They also have many “round-a-bouts” and we have recently started using “round-a-bouts”, probably because it’s been found that traffic moves faster when a “round-a-bout” is in use.

Statement:

In some of our posts talking about the Vatican and or the Catholic Church, because we have our own belief system, we did not realize the impact the recent abusing of children by priests had on devoted Catholics.  The following link is from someone who is a devout Catholic and when we read her words, we could feel her pain, and they brought tears to our eyes.  Please read and join us in praying for a healing of the Catholic Church. The site is “Beauty Beyond Bones” (<<<click on name) and we like all the articles.

Statement:

Netflix is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  We have recently started watching Netflix and the variety of programs is HUGE and we even have discovered what people mean by “binge watching”.  So far we have “binge watched” “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and “Magic for Humans”.  We have several others picked out, but we continue to check out other programs, especially the travel programs.  We have partially “binge watched” various stand up comics and have discovered that Dave Chappell is not for children’s viewing.  One thing we have learned about magicians is that when they do a trick, rather than attempting to figure out how they did it, we now know the answers is “they used magic.” (Saves brain cell space)

Statement:

Continuing with Netflix we watched one of our all time favorite people, David Lettermen has a show called “My Next Guess” and the first show is David interviewing President Obama and it was great.  We have found our minds are becoming more open by watching interviews of people we only know by names in the news.  Perfect example is Jay-Z.  We only know that Jay-z is a rapper and married to Beyonce.  That’s about it.  After watching David interview Jay-z we have become huge fans, not of his rapping, but of the human side of Jay-z.  Everything he talked about was right in line with what we believed.  We were surprised and happy all at the same time.  What and awesome person and it’s great to see there are forward thinking people out there changing our world.  Namaste Jay-Z.

Statement:

Netflix is the greatest thing since sliced bread >>>>>because the programs are commercial free!  We are already in “heaven” and now this is a perk.  We thank The Universe for creating someone who created Netflix.

Statement:

Tiger wood is back !!!

Venting:

People of the United States of American please VOTE in NOVEMBER!!  If you’re not in the USA, then call the people you know in the USA and tell them to vote please.  If you are not in the USA and don’t know anyone in the USA then have the greatest month of November ever and thank you for coming to our post.

Of course we thank everyone for stopping by and taking the time to read our posts.  God bless all of our Twitter followers and  Blog Subscribers.

We have nothing to else to report at this time except to say “Virgie – you will always be our favorite Auntie!”

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