Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My weekend holiday is starting, now. So I will see you guys in a couple days. Please play nice. And for the love of Christ, Mud, will you please start posting some ideas.

 Anyway, I hope you all have a safe, and Happy New Year.

                 See ya in a few days,
                       The O'Bloggins


  1. Hello R.O.B.
    Just thought that I would pass this on.

    Last night I helped another lodge located just a few miles away from me, to give a candidate his third degree in Freemasonry.

    Last year at this time he graduated from the same Ivy League College that my Son-in-Law and daughter did. (Not the same years)

    He has looked for a job for over a year after getting his degree and had to take a job (the only one offered after a year of searching) with one of the private contractors to the Pentagon because he has over $167,000 school loans and the payments need to be paid.

    The young man is from the far western part of Maryland and he was given his second degree in my lodge located in the far eastern part of the State just last week. The reason for the acceleration of this candidate to obtain his degrees so quickly is because the "Grand Master for the State of Maryland" wanted him to be a Master Mason before he is sent to Afghanistan which will be in just a couple of weeks.

    I was glad to be a part of this important time in his life of becoming a Freemason, but also felt sorry that he was going to be leaving his family, friends, and everything he knows, to be sent to Afghanistan for the next three years, just to start paying this large educational loan owed at such a young age.

    To start another chapter of my involvement in Freemasonry, I will interview another potential candidate who wants to be a Mason today at 11:00 AM. I taught this man's son his work in the first three degrees of Masonry and if the father is just half as viable as his son, he will be a good complement to the fraternity.

    I will say to all, "Happy New Years."

  2. And for the love of Christ, Mud, will you please start posting some ideas

    I can interpret this statement, JOB, in two distinct ways. And I will interpret it as you wishing that someone would actually add substance to your blog.

    The reality is that EOK and I do our best, but you can't ask us to carry that load by ourselves.

  3. Johnny,

    Be careful out there tonight. Happy New Year.

  4. Johnny & friends,except mud

    Happy New Year to you.

  5. Happy new year to all of you...mudd and jeff"mutt and jeff"...that's rich!

  6. Hey Guys- Just got home a liitle while ago, and caught up with comments. Playing nice did not occur, but that's cool.

  7. EOK- I hope you had a good New Year's Eve. I hope the New Year brings good things to you. Thanks for the story, I'm happy that you found some personal fulfillment, and I will be hoping for this young man's safe return.

  8. Mud- I hope you had a great holiday, and have a great New Year. I guess you will just remian an enigma. I believe my blog has plenty of substance. You claiming that you're the one doing it, is somewhat egotistical and critical by nature.

  9. CS- Happy New Year to you. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family.

  10. TGP- I appreciate the advice, and good wishes. I hope 2012 is much better for you, and the fam. Work wise. You're a good man, hang in their brother.

  11. H/Nox- Happy New year to you as well. I wish you and your family the best..

  12. Last, but certainly not least...

    Sepp- A Happy New Year to you. I get the funniest feeling, that we will be making each other laugh in 2012.

    Bad news though, I may not be going to Columbus in a couple weeks. I have a Doctors appoinment this week to check some shit out. But, if my trip is cancelled in January, maybe we could meet up for a drink in the Summer. Every Summer, I go to Sandusky (Cedar Point & Put-In-Bay) at least once.

  13. Unless you were going to do a documentary on Somali refugees, you're not missing much in Columbus.
    Put-in-bay sounds like a winner and it's only an hour drive in the boat.


    HERE is the actual and original "suck my machine gun" quote.