Saturday Night Retro

I’m coming up on the 6TH anniversary of my current car – a 2003 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe 3. It’s all paid off now (as of a year ago), and it’s the first time that I’ve actually paid off a car of mine in over 15 years. I’ve owned this 3RD Saturn of mine almost as long as I owned my first two Saturns combined during the immediate 6 years and 2 months before I bought this current Saturn.

–> 6 years ago this June the average cost per gallon of gas was less than $1.50.

A lot has occurred and evolved in my life over the past 6 years. Back in June of 2003 I was working in a job that I didn’t really like with people that I didn’t really care for. All I really wanted was a way out of that bad situation, but I kept getting offered more money to stay.

I was heavily into the European trance, techno, and house music scene. If you couldn’t find me on a random Friday or Saturday night at home then perhaps I was 260 miles away up in the Orlando area partying on the dancefloors with crowds of fellow touristas. 6 years ago this June I was still more than 3 years away from the light of the day that God led me to. God knew me, but I didn’t know Him yet.

–> 6 years ago in 2003 my favourite radio station was WPYM Party-93.1 Miami.

Here’s one of the European trance jams that I was dancing in the dark to back then. It’s DJ Valentin and Vocalist Kristine Hendricks – better known collectively as the duo of QED. This is their # 1 club dance smash from exactly 6 years ago – a modern remake of Def Leppard‘s 1988 power-rock ballad “Love Bites”. Enjoy:

Saturday Morning Shenanigans

Good Morning my friends !  It’s just about 6:30 AM CDT as I begin composing this blog entry – that’s 7:30 AM EDT for those of you along the vast Eastern Seaboard.

Since Thursday afternoon I’ve been livin’, eatin’, and playin’ here in the northeastern corridor of Suburban Dallas Texas – the affluent cities of Allen, Fairview, and McKinney.

Much of yesterday me, my Brother, his wife, and our Mom played “Million Dollar Password“. We kept giving each other one-word clues in an attempt to figure out what the password was that we were trying to describe. I recommend that we play this game at our next Life Group fellowship !  Last night we picked up Taboo, so we’ll be playing that tonight. That’ll be lots of fun, and I have lots of experience with that game !  Good Times !

Yesterday morning me and my brother went on an approximate 8 to 9 mile bicycle ride for about an hour all throughout the neighbourhoods, parks, and streets of northeastern Allen Texas. It’s possibly the first time that I’ve been on a bicycle ride in over 21 years since 1988 when my bicycle at the time was my only form of personal transportation. (That was the year before I bought my very first new car in South Florida.)

3 MASSIVE MEALS thus far since I’ve been here. Match the restaurant in the first group with what my main course was in the second group with the day and the meal that I enjoyed it on in the third group:

1.  Saltgrass Steak House
2.  Scotty P’s Hamburgers
3.  Brio Tuscan Grille

A.  Original Hamburger, Sweet Potato Fries, Coke
B.  Chicken Milanese Pomodoro, Caesar Salad, Sierra Mist
C.  Pat’s Ribeye, Broccoli Cheese Au Gratin, Caesar Salad, Peach Tea

I.  Friday Dinner
II.  Thursday Dinner
III.  Friday Lunch

I’ll reveal the correct answers in a future blog entry. Be sure to catch a fresh new ‘Saturday Night Retro’ tonight, but FIRST – REMEMBER THIS !