Saturday Night Retro

This is perhaps one of my favourite weekly series here on this blog to prepare for, compile, and then ultimately publish for your reading and viewing pleasure. It allows me to reminisce about my storied past. It’s a past that spans from a mere millisecond ago to sometime in 1966 when God created me.

Allow me to do a bit of reminiscing here.

A week ago tonight I was exploring and enjoying the Carnival Fantasy as she sailed southbound down the Mississippi River towards the Gulf Of Mexico.

5 years ago on this holiday weekend I spent 2 days and 2 nights up at my former playground of the Walt Disney World area. I used to go up there for wild and crazy fun several times per year for about a dozen years. Other than once on church business (last April) I haven’t been up there in nearly 27 months.

10 years ago this week in 1999 I was rockin’ and jammin’ to Barenaked Ladies, Fatboy Slim, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, and Sugar Ray. Y-100 was the radio station to listen to back in the day. I awoke daily with ‘Footy & The Chix At Six’.

18 years ago this week in 1991 I was living in a MASSIVE tent city in Saudi Arabia serving during Operation Desert Storm. At that time I didn’t know when I would be able to return back home stateside. War is tough, but ironically I had a lot of fun in the sand over there. For many reasons (including the successful war campaign) 1991 was the greatest year of my active duty military career.

34 years ago on tomorrow’s date in 1975 I had my first Communion ceremony at Catholic school as a second grader. Communion means so much more to me today than it did 34 years ago – or even 4 years ago. Tomorrow morning during the first church service I’ll be at my usual position serving Communion to my brothers and sisters of Life Pointe Church at one of four stations set up inside the theatre.

It’s fun to reminisce about the past, but it’s all about facing the future and moving forward aggresively while chasing daylight.

Here’s a cool tune from a cool band out of Australia that’s still alive and touring today all over the world. From 1978 it’s “Reminiscing” from Little River Band. It’s one of my favourite songs of its genre of all-time. Enjoy !

The Fortune Cookie Message Of The Week Club


A couple of nights ago I ate a delicious Chinese Food Dinner at a cool little joint in Belle Chasse Louisiana along the west bank of the Great Mississippi River a few miles south of New Orleans.

Here’s my Fortune Cookie Message from that Dinner:

‘Now is the time to go ahead and pursue that love interest !’