L.A.’s Lighter Side: It’s Friday!

tiresMy wife has been asking me for about two weeks to take her car down to the tire store that we visit and get the tires rotated. “Ok, honey… I’ll get right on it.” As I mentioned, a couple of weeks went by and still the tires were perched on the same axles, without going through the necessary alterations that were specifically requested by the wifey. Then I heard the proclamation – from she who must be obeyed – that sent a shiver up my spine and made me reach protectively for my wallet, “the engine light came on today, can you please get that checked and while your at it ROTATE THE TIRES!”

OK… tires can wait a while, but engine lights can’t.

We have been taking our cars to Hector’s, at H&A Auto for about ten years. He’s trustworthy and when our Ford Exploder blew up right at 150,ooo miles Hector found us a good used engine and we switched em’ out. Thanks Hector for all you do. Anyway I called before I went and spoke to Hector’s partner whose English skills are not quite up to snuff and told him about the engine light being on.

“Bring the car down and we’ll take a look at it!” he said and so I did. When I got there he informed that Hector wouldn’t be back until Monday so there was no one to look at the engine light. “But you said to bring it down!” I replied not really believing what he was telling me.

The man shook his head, “Only Hector knows how to do it. Bring it back on Monday.”

I shrugged my shoulders wished them well and left with my promise to return on Monday. Now the tire store, that we patronize is in the same complex, so I drove over to it. I noticed that no cars were in the bays. Nobody was in the parking lot. The place seemed deserted. Two mechanics were standing around the parrot cage feeding peanuts to the bird but other than that the place looked like a ghost town. I parked the car in a bay and headed into the front office… it was empty. I looked around and at the other end of the office, by the back door, two of the guys that work the front desk were standing looking down at the floor. I couldn’t see what they were looking at, but finally one of the guys lifted his head and nodded in my direction. I wondered what could be so absorbing. I walked a little further into the room asking myself, since there were no other customers why wasn’t I being taken care of? It was then I noticed the small object on the floor. The thing, whatever it was, was moving, slowly… very slowly, In fact I thought it was moving about as fast as a turtle would move and that’s when the light came on…. it was a turtle! I started cracking up, imagining the guys saying things like this to me.

“We’ll be with you in a minute buddy, just as soon as the turtle reaches the back door.”

“Yea, we’ve got a bet on it and if the turtle does it in less than five minutes I get anything off Dolores’s lunch truck.”

“So what’s with the turtle? I asked.

“The little guy got away over the summer and showed up a couple of months later. I took him to the Vet and the guy wanted $600 to nurse him back to health.”

I immediately thought that $600 could most likely buy an entire turtle farm, complete with a pond and ferris wheel!

“So did you spend the money on him?” I queried.

The guy shook his head, “No, taking care of the little guy myself and it’s working. He’s getting better.”

Anyway he picked up the turtle and put it into his box and waited on me. I got my tires rotated and was told by the mechanic that the front tires were going bald on the outside rims.”Why would that happen.” I asked.

“Do you live in one of the canyons?”

I nodded.

“Who drives the car?”

“My wife.”

“Tell her she’s going to fast around the turns.”

It was then that the fable of the tortoise and the hare came to mind, as I imagined my wife, who I’ll affectionately call, Old Lead-foot,  careening around the serpentine corners and switchbacks that are part of Decker Canyon. And that’s what I have to say about that!

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There is so much going on in the world right now that I can’t let today’s entry go without mentioning a few things.

1. China and Russia this week refused to get behind sanctions with Iran. This means that Iran, who posses an existential threat to Israel will get the bomb unless stopped. This begs the question who is going to stop Iran? Israel?

2. Turkey and Syria have become new friends as their mutual hatred for Israel is the new found glue in the relationship.

3. Hezbollah – Iran’s proxy in Southern Lebanon has been given missiles that capable of hitting any city in Israel.

4. Pakistan has had a series of homicide bombings in which dozens of people were killed. The Taliban has grown strong by the sales of opium grown in Afghanistan. Why is it that after 8 years there are poppy fields left in that country? Follow the money. Pakistan has nukes and if the Taliban get them they will use them.

5. The Senate seems to be hell bent on passing the Health care bill. I think if this goes through people will flock to the streets in protest. If the government can’t build a border fence how the heck are they going to manage health care for 300 million people. No thanks!

22 thoughts on “L.A.’s Lighter Side: It’s Friday!

  1. I agree…these are strange and monumental days we’re living in…the Lord said it would be so…Dan. 12:4 says that knowledge would exponencially increase…and as follow up to yesterday regarding the CERN LHC, I just came across this interesting article on Worldnetdaily.com, go to: http://io9.com/5380647/is-the-large-hadron-collider-being-sabotaged-from-the-future …they posit that it’s someone from the future, but is it really the Restainer is not quite ready for man to open up the door so the fallen one’s can yet again cross over from their natural domain (Jude 6)? Could it be that the fallen one’s can only partially materialize into our dimension on their own due to a boundary established by the Lord? Do they need man through an act of their fallen nature and free will to “invite them in” to our existance by opening a door/gate, similar to demonic possession and abduction on an individual level? While I don’t watch the Stargate TV series, I’m familiar with it’s basic message…is it just another Hollywood psyop mass prep for the coming deception…scifi becoming scifact…if interested, check out Stephen Quayle on Coast to Coast on YouTube as a primer for this topic…enter “Cern-the ultimate stargate” in the search blank.

  2. It’s nice to get a little on the light side every once in a while. It reminds us that we still have to live and function in the everyday world, and interact with others. Thanks for the breath of fresh air, Lynn! Just re-upped for a year of the newsletter. Can’t wait to dig in to the October issue!

  3. lynn,

    wow the guys name is hector? how cool is that? and ummm, coincidental…
    some might say MORE than coincidental, some might say providential…
    some might say its a sign 😉
    (a GOOD sign!)

    ya know?
    and im sorry but, im personally just sick and tired of looking at things through a lens of apprehension and foreboding…
    from now on, the only sign i will acknowledge is a sign of VICTORY from the one who RULES this UNIVERSE!!! 😀

    ya know? i mean CMON PUHLEEEZE!

    yesterday i read a blog where the guy was sayin:

    “its the boy in the UFO balloon! its a sign!” (of impending doom)

    i mean, im not trying to disparage the blogging guy, but, cmon…
    sometimes a boy creating a hoax, is just that!
    theres no conspiracy behind a helium balloon, and a little kid playing a joke on his parents!
    NOW its just funny!
    and the fact that the guy blogged about it and got all worked up about “the sign” or “the conspiracy” just makes it even funnier! xD

    (im not trying to be hurtful)



    sorry i havent been on,
    i just bought my daughter a new toy poodle puppy and guess who gets to babysit???
    you betcha, its me!

    and this puppy is super smart, so, she watches me out of the corner of her eye so that when im not paying attention, she will do some kind of puppy mischief! 😀

    and i know shes therapeutic for me, cause when im drivin around with her, i have someone to talk to!



    i dont know about any specific timeline or date regarding fulfillment of biblical prophecy…
    but i can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt-

    the latest WORD ive received from the LORD (and was privileged enough to share with my congregation last sunday)

    is that ANYTHING we need or desire from the LORD –

    the scripture- seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU!
    seems to be one that this generation has forgotten about…
    WORSHIP and PRAYER are STILL our greatest WEAPON we have against darkness!!!

    to paraphrase the apostle paul, neither:
    motherships, nor chemtrails, nor swine fu vaccines, nor suitcase nukes, nor financial calamity, nor iranian idiots, nor unemployment, nor disabilities, nor russians, nor chinese, nor hezbollah, nor senates, nor health care bills, nor nuclear holocaust in the middle east…

    will separate us from the LOVE OF GOD!

    God Bless!

  4. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was recently installed on the south lawn of our Regional Library. It’s a recognition of a steadily growing link between India and Washington — and specifically, a link to the Eastside,(a suburb directly East across Lake Washington from Seattle) where many Indians have made their homes after moving here for jobs in the software industry, and where the Indian consulate would like to open a fifth U.S. office.

    This morning when I left for work there were strings of lights everywhere commemorating the Hindu holiday of Diwali. Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival od Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones. Even the President got into the act.

    I wonder if he will have a lighting ceremony for the Feast of Hannukah? I won’t hold my breath.

    • Right-on Virginia, sounds like Hindu Christmas!

      Recently A painted portrait of Gandhi was hung in the foyer of a Lutheran school, I reckon Martin would Flip his Lid at such an ecumenical gesture. Gandhi from what i have read about him was a sincere man, However he was a hindu.

      The Lord is the righteous judge, “We are not to Judge the Heart & motives of men”

      If I was the principal of the Lutheran School, I would Have said “Away with your heathenish image”

      John B

  5. It is possible that people get too worked up around signs and omens concerning events that may or may not be in and of themselves all that significant. I had a Jehova Witness friend who wouldn’t let his kids do anything because it seemed to him everything in western civilization was pagan and bad.

    For him the kids trick or treat thing was a big no-no! The candy bar I tossed into kiddy bags was a symbol of the vilest evil. It represented not only the corporate greed of world wide pagan materialism but on a deeper level it was the representation of the celebration of hell comming on the earth with the firey devastation that would ultamately consume half of the earth’s population. Thats three and a half billion people dieing horrible tourchered deaths at the hands of demons and their collabrators and its entire attempt to bring about the distruction in a holocust of the entire world!…..or it was a three musketeer candybar.

    Personally I would invoke Paul’s discussion on weather a person could eat a piece of meat even if it had been sacrificed to idols. I say its just a three musketeers.(I kind of like the fluffy choclate too once in a while myself).

    According to Mark Stevenson of Associated Press….”Even the Maya are getting sick of 2012 hype.”

    The dateline is Mexico City: Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Myan calendar supposedly running out on 12/21/2012. After all, its not the end of the world………or is it?

    Definately not, the Mayan elder insists. “I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff.”

    “Its too bad that we’re getting e-mails from forth graders who are saying that they’re too young to die. We had a mother of two young children who was affraid she wouldn’t live to see them grow up.”

    Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.

    But most archaeologists, astronomers and Maya Indians say the only thing likely to hit earth is a meteor shower of new-age philosophy, pop astronomy, internet doomsday rumors and cable TV specials- such as the one on the History Channel that mixes predictions from Nostradamus and the Maya and asks: “Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?”….(excerpt from the Associated Press art,10/10/2009)

    It is for this reason that I am always asking that we have some patience and wait and see things unfold before we rush to count them into the end times scenerio. I am fairly certain of two things.

    1.) Healthcare is no more bad for this nation than Government Hospitals for Veterans or Medicare for my Grandmother.

    2.) The fall will end on December 21st of this year as the winter sets in and the world is not going to end. Neither will there be any more or less significant event than any other similar years. Predicting stuff is a dangerous business and many who are often wrong about dates just roll right by it and on to the next prediction forgetting they were wrong about the last one.

    I just want to watch more carefully and listen more closely and pray that I may know and not be swayed by other doctrines, and distractions and all kinds of slight of hand stuff thats comming at us from all directions.

    • Hi Wilson,
      The Apostle Paul said; “all things are permissible but not all are beneficial”, He also Said “be ye babes in evil”.
      As Christians we all need to exercise “wisdom and discernment” as to what is permissible and what is not.

      It is only the holy Spirit that reveal to us the “hidden mysteries of Babylon” in order that we can come out of her.
      If something is of Pagan origin, then it is unclean before the Lord, no matter how holy it may appear!

      “Ye shall be holy as I am holy saith the Lord”

      Having said that, I dont judge people who want to keep certain festivals, but I do judge the festival based on my understanding of their origin.

      in the end it is my Heart before the Lord that counts, therefore I choose only that which is beneficial in accordance with the Apostles Words. God Bless you & your JW friend.

      John B

  6. I an having trouble accessing your sites, ie. Acceleration Radio and the a.m. morning talk for this a.m. Also, I cannot access the weekly radio show. Can anyone help me out here. I am not too computer literate, but nothing seems to work. Thanks..and Blessings

  7. A thought about marriage. God seems to give us small snapshot “pictures” of things, to illustrate something greater. Such as He compares marriage to Christ and the church. If you go with that picture, it seems to me, that however Christ treats the church (whom He loves so much Hed died to save), is and illustration of how husbands should treat their wives. When we as the church come to Jesus with our prayers and needs, does He ignore us, does He turn us away, does He not want to provide what we need? I wanted to write this comment awhile ago, LA, when you wrote an article about your wife leaving for a week, and what a disaster you let the house become, and you couldn’t wait until she came home to get the house back in order. Even if you were joking, is that a good witness really of how Christ treats the church. Does He use the church to do his dirty work? Or does He love us and constantly help us in our needs. Is how you treat your wife, how you want Christ to treat you? Husbands, please be Christ-like, please look to Christ as a role model of how to treat your wives. Please be good witnesses of Christ’s love for the church. Wives are to submit to their husbands, but I think husbands often forget that they as part of the church are to submit to Christ. It isn’t funny to be arrogant and treat a wife with a flip of the hand, it is beautiful to care for her, love her, help her, as Christ does.

    • Carolyn – I couldn’t agree more with you. It’s a very tough act to follow, loving our wives as Christ loves His church!

    • Hi This is Lynn’s wife and I just want you all to know that being married to Lynn has been and continues to be a joy. We have 25 years of working on our marriage and being an example to not only our children but also to family and friends. Yes, he and I do a lot of joking around because laughter is good for the soul and keeps your heart healthy . So please don’t judge us for having a moment when I left and there was “disaster” but when I got home from my vacation guess what folks my house was clean and he did so many wonderful “honey do jobs” around our home that and also a waterfall, so hey I’m not complaining. I’m very joyful and grateful and in love with my husband for 25 years…..Peggy. 🙂


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  9. My wife travel quite a bit on her job and I can’t count the numbers of disasters I have had while she was away. She is the clam and cool one in the relationship, I’m the one that over reacts and usually jumping to conclusions and acting on something before thinking it out.
    A marriage is a partnership; one person in the marriage compliments the other. This counts for both strength and weaknesses. Where I lack in judgment sometimes, my wife, is there to get me focused and back on track which is her is her strength. God puts us together for a reason.
    I believe it is absolutely normal to have “disasters” happen when a spouse is away; after all, your better half is missing, so it’s to be expected.
    All I can say is thank goodness she is usually only a phone call away. Sometimes I have had to break down and call the better half and confer on what do about a problem at home. I do this not only to problem solve (two heads are better than one) but also out of respect to my spouse, as I value her opinion and thoughts on matters.
    Fans of the Andy Griffith show might remember a episode where
    Andy and Opie go to great lengths to show Aunt Bee what a mess they’d be without her.
    No sooner does Aunt Bee get done scolding Andy and Opie for being total slobs when she gets a call from a relative prompting her to leave town for a few days. Despite being downright terrified of the mess Andy and Opie would make without her, Andy convinces her he and Opie can take care of themselves. Andy’s best intentions to do so are quickly given up and within days the Taylor home is a complete wreck!

    Andy thinks he can procrastinate at least one more day but Aunt Bee calls and lets Andy know she’ll be home that afternoon. Knowing the tongue lashing they’ll get when she sees the mess, Andy and Opie get busy and clean the entire house up spotless.

    But as Andy and Opie are sitting back, admiring the result of their hard work it hit’s Andy that a spotless house might make Aunt Bee think she’s not really needed. Furthermore, Andy realizes that despite her outward appearance, Aunt Bee is really happiest when she’s most needed by her slobbing nephew and his son! So, Andy and Opie tear off getting place back in disorder and making an even bigger mess than before.

    On their way to pick up Aunt Bee they run into Clara Edwards who decides to peek in on the house. She is shocked to find it in such a state and sets to cleaning up!

    When Aunt Bee returns home with Opie and Andy, she is shocked and dismayed to find the house perfectly clean and spotless but not as shocked as Andy and Opie. Seeing her disappointment, Andy and Opie set out to mess up as much as they can as quick as they can. Aunt Bee catches them in the act, thinks they are trying to clean up, and overjoyed to realize how helpless they are without her.

    In the epilogue, Clara Edwards comes in and asks Bee how the house looked when she got home. After a lengthy description that described what a pig sty the place was, Clara Edwards rushes out almost in tears!

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