Good Night Podcast
"Good Night" puts a smile on your face, tells you a bedtime story, chucks the day's problems, gives you a verbal back rub and tucks you in for a safe, sound, good night's sleep.
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Episode 583Jan 21, 2018Gratitude Attitude Again
I'm sitting here in my big, manly, black leather poppa chair in my living room reminding myself to take note of some of the good stuff in my life. Call it taking time to smell the roses if you like. I call it feeding my Gratitude Attitude. That means having just as much gratitude for the little stuff like taking a deep breath when you open a fresh jar of coffee, as for the big stuff like cashing a very nice check.
Our Gratitude Attitude doesn't mean looking at life through rose colored glasses. Bi-focals will do just fine. "Big Louie" the head guy in my book Staying Happy Healthy And Hot, keeps reminding us that we sometimes can't help what's happening in our lives, but we can help how we feel about our lives. I guess you could say it's about taking charge of where we put our emotional focus.
There is a nut case dictator in North Korea, and we need to recognize that threat. But not when there's a scoop of cherry vanilla ice cream in a dish right in front of you. There's a time and a place for everything. Dig in. Enjoy. And remember that not too many North Koreans have a dish of cherry vanilla ice cream in front of them. That's the Gratitude Attitude.
Some politician in Washington pulls an outstandingly stupid, or greedy trick? Be glad you're an American, so you really don't have to sit at the top of your driveway with your shotgun to pick off a pack of bad guys storming up the block to hurt your lady, or yourself, or to take your stuff. At least not today you don't. And probably not tonight either. Not even next week. One day/night at a time. Gratitude Attitude.
Episode 582Jan 14, 2018Shared Bodily Warmth
I'm recording this podcast while I'm sitting here in my big, manly, comfortable, black leather poppa chair in my living roomâ€¦by the fireplace. I've got the kindling in place, and a couple of logs stacked on top. When I am finished recording this podcast I am going to start a big, beautiful, warm, cozy fire, and I may try to interest my Lady Wonder Wench in an experiment that has to do with shared, bodily warmth.
It is so cold out that when somebody says "Hello," you can see his lips move, and a little puff of cloud comes out of his mouth, but all you hear is a little clunk because the frozen sound of the word hits the ground. You've got to pick it up and thaw it out to hear it.
It is so cold, flocks of chickens are trying to break into the KFC so they can warm up in the fryer. Male dogs are getting stuck to fire hydrants in the most embarrassing way. Guys are no longer accepting phone calls from funny relatives in Florida. People are shivering like donuts at a weight watchers meeting.
When I came into the house from getting the mail this morning, I spent a few minutes standing in front of the refrigerator to warm up. Playboy magazine can't publish because there's no amount of money that could make a girl take her clothes off. Hitchhikers are holding up pictures of their thumbs. The optician down the block is giving away free ice scrapers with every new pair of eye glasses. Over by the town hall a while ago, a streaker froze in mid streak. The town council decided to just stick a plaque on him and pretend he was a Greek statue until spring. My buddy Randy next door said he chipped a tooth on his coffee.
Episode 581Jan 07, 2018Stuck In The Middle With You
I'm sitting here in my big, manly, comfortable black leather poppa chair in my living room, recording this podcast about a week after New Years. It's cozy in here but it is cold outside. This is kind of an in between time for the next couple of weeks. We seem stuck In the middle together somehow. Auld Lang Syne has just recently faded out, but we can still reasonably wish folks "Happy New Year." Pretty soon that will fade out too, and we'll be back to "Have a nice day." When that happens, instead of just saying, "You too" try saying, "Thanks, but I have other plans" then watch to see the look on the "Have a nice day-sayer's" face. I'll bet you don't even get a double take more than ten percent of the time. Because most people aren't really listening. "Have a nice day" usually really means, "Ok, I'm finished with you, now what's next?" That feels cold ...inside, which is more uncomfortable than the cold that's outside.
Episode 580Dec 31, 2017The Best Ever New Year Wish
2018 will bring lots of new things. Some good some not so good. I like new things, and remembering new things that happened long ago. My first girlfriend, leaving my oldest son off at kindergarten for the first time, the first sniff of a real Christmas tree, the first time I flew an airplane by myself. This podcast contains a New Year's wish that I was afraid I would never be able to give you again. Happy New Year.
Episode 579Dec 24, 2017Our Santa Flight
Santa isn't the only one who flies for Christmas. My Lady Wonder Wench and I did too. This podcast is about the memory of finding Christmas from 2,000 feet in the air.
Episode 578Dec 17, 2017Christmas Dreams
If it weren't for dreams, Christmas would be just another cold winter night. This podcast is about dreams, and the dream our little Cecelia had about wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Episode 577Dec 10, 2017Christmas Wonders
My favorite Christmas carol, played by my favorite Christmas carol player, and a story about an encounter with THE MOUSE from "Twas the night before Christmas all all through the house, not a creature was stirring except THIS DAMN MOUSE!
Episode 576Dec 03, 2017Christmas Connections
Santa is the guy who connects us with the feelings you had when you were a kid, and got your first Christmas train set, or when you were a little older and got your first Christmas kiss. He gets a bum rap these days for the loud, frequent and tasteless commercials. But give this podcast a listen, and you may find a genuine connection to...Christmas.
Episode 575Nov 26, 2017Looking For The Christmas Kid
There's a little, excited, Christmas kid inside most of us. It has nothing to do with religion. It's a feeling that makes you want to jump up and down and open presents. We'll find that kid in this podcast.