He Has Risen

Today is Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the Christian calendar, where Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead. It is a day to rejoice and celebrate the Lord.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26

While I am not a terrific Christian by any means, I have been trying to be better. It doesn’t always work out, but I’m trying. This will be the only post today, and I hope you all have a terrific Easter Sunday.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

For the record, I don’t really embrace my Irish roots because I embrace my Slovak heritage. That said, Mrs. Earp’s family has strong Irish roots, so I might as well post about the holiday.

While I am usually working on St. Patrick’s Day, this year I am daywork, so the family will be having traditional Irish food. The good news is Mrs. Earp will hook me up with something different for dinner.

So, if you’re into the Irish thing, I hope you have a great day. And while I don’t really celebrate the holiday, I do very much love a pint of Guinness now and then.

Sláinte!

Happy New Year!

Dear 2021, you were a disgusting bitch which destroyed all our hopes and dreams. Please die in a fire.

Normally, I would be optimistic about the coming year, but F. Joe Biden is still the “president,” Covid continues to thrive, and politicians refuse to leave us alone. I mean, we’re not as bad as Canada or Germany, but I fully expect this will be another terrible year.

I sincerely hope I am wrong.

So all we can do is hope for the best these next 365 days. Hug your loved ones, ignore the fascist leftists, and drink beer/wine when necessary. Here’s hoping your 2022 is much better than 2021.

BTW, this post is late, because I set the posting time for 1-1-2021. I’m an idiot.

A Savior Has Been Born

Today is Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

These past two years have been trying, and there are many people in this country who are making things more difficult for the average American. That said, there is hope for all of us in the afterlife. At least that is what I believe.

Have a terrific and safe Christmas.

P.S.I’m going to take the day off tomorrow so I can recuperate from the holiday weekend. Posts will resume Monday.

Christmas Is Coming

My second traditional Christmas Eve post is a rehash of my favorite Christmas song of all time; namely, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. Yes, I posted this a week or so ago, but the tradition continues, repetitiveness be damned!

My runner-up is an odd choice, but my kids love it as much as the mainstream Christmas songs.

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NORAD Tracks Santa

It’s Christmas Eve, and regular readers know I have two traditional posts on this day. The first is NORAD Tracks Santa.

For those of you not in the know, NORAD Tracks Santa tracks Santa’s route in real time utilizing NORAD radar and Google Earth. His position is updated every five minutes, and even shows real “footage” of Santa flying through the different countries.

In our house, this is the best part of Christmas Eve, and it’s a family tradition. If you have younger kids at home, I would highly recommend it, especially if you have little ones at home. You can check it out at the link.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we give thanks to God for the Puritans deliverance to the New World and for a bountiful harvest during the fall of 1619. It is also a day to spend with family and friends, and to remember the blessings God has given us.

As always, I will be working this evening, and am sincerely hoping the citizens can behave. Enjoy the holiday, your family, and friends.

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ― W. T. Purkiser

Happy Halloween!

Okay, this is obviously an old photo, but it features the kids right before going Trick or Treating. Tonight will be bittersweet, because Kevin and Julia are getting older, and pretty soon they won’t be going out for Halloween anymore.

It’s also bittersweet, because I have to work – again – on Halloween. Since we’re so short right now, I can’t take a day off, so while my kids are walking the neighborhood, I’ll be sitting at a desk, wishing I was home. The worst part about this job is missing the events in my children’s lives.

If Mrs. Earp can send me a photo of the kids tonight, I’ll post it here.

Julia dyed her hair so she could be Alice Cooper, and Kevin decided to be The Cardboard Knight.

I think both came out looking pretty cool. Also, my cousin and his daughter were a Sith Lord and Cinderella. Notice the Beetlejuice Sandworm behind them.

Summer Has Unofficially Ended

Today is Labor Day, another fake holiday to satisfy the proles and the corrupt unions.

I mean, we all love a day off – and this year I am actually off today – but I’m starting to think we have far too many insignificant holidays. Labor Day being one of them. This isn’t the time of sweatshops – except for China – and while hard-working Americans enjoy a holiday, how many of these people are actually, truly working? Government employees? Public school teachers? Politicians?

How about we give the day off for construction workers, plumbers, electricians? How about office workers who have spend their days berated by management? How about the bosses work today, while the rest of us take the day off? Just a suggestion.

Yes, I know this rant is in vain, but I still believe this is a stupid holiday. Having said that, I plan on eating hot dogs and hamburgers in a few hours.

Happy Independence Day

Today we celebrate Independence Day, the day we declared our freedom from Great Britain.

On June 7, when the Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies’ independence.

Amid heated debate, Congress postponed the vote on Lee’s resolution, but appointed a five-man committee—including Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Robert R. Livingston of New York—to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain.

On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Lee’s resolution for independence in a near-unanimous vote (the New York delegation abstained, but later voted affirmatively).

On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.

Sadly, the United States has been in a slow decline of late, but it’s still the best country on Earth.