Monday, May 11, 2009

5 11 09

First off I saw Star Trek and it was a very good movie. The fact that it didn't fit in with the previous story lines was explained by one little over-looked phrase used by both Spocks: Time travel caused an alternate timeline. Ok. It works. Barely. But where was Yeoman Rand?

On a more important note Patrick Conlon has a very good posting on how our generation blew it, which is something I have spoken of on a couple of occasions. Between being coddled into laziness and extreme egotism, and listening to the deadly siren-call of socialism, my generation has virtually destroyed an entire civilization. UPDATE: Here is a link to my posting over two years ago on this same thing.

As my old family home is being sold, we spent a portion of the day removing things that have been left behind. It's an odd thing and will take a couple more days. I don't think it's really hit me yet that that house will soon be the property of another family.


Blogger Chuck said...

Hard to imagine selling your home you lived in with your parents. We had a house in the city we hated. Hated the house, the naeighborhood, the school, everything. Thing is though, my boys were partially raised in the house, my daughter was born there. As much as I hated it and couldn't wait to move, it was a little tough finally leaving.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I've moved so many times. The Daughter of my next door nieghbor bought the house I was raised in. haven't set foot in that house for over thirty years.

Yeoman Rand was obviously MUCH younger than Kirk and therefore not a "plank owner" of the Enterprise, so that works for me.

On PJC's post: Speak for yourself. I've been married for 22 years, have two kids (one in college, which I saved for and she has a 4.0 avg., the other starting high school in the fall).
The other flaw in his argument is that Reagan and the two Bushs were the one's that exploded the deficit, Clinton created a surplus.
Republicans today are niether fiscally disiplined or conservative. That is why their party is approaching irrelevence.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Thanks for the link, Shoprat. Mitch Daniels really is a Republican rock star.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Skip said...

SR; ya know part of me is going to wain sentimental, yet the majority of my feelings is..."YES!! that white elephant is gone!!" Although someone else is in our house, they can't buy or take the memories. After going through and over that place the way we have lately I wont miss it really

12:32 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I tell you Shop, it's very strange, I am encountering the PRECISE same thing. After my father passed away in February, we are selling the home my family has known for 60+ years. We have been the ONLY family in that home. I am watching it being packaged for an Estate Sale this weekend and I have to move the furniture and pieces of family history I wish to save in TWO DAYS.

It is an odd, disconcerting and, to a degree, an anguishing and very emotional event, the likes of which I'm sure I've yet to completely grapple. Later this month, on February 27th, an entirely new family will move in and I will be forbidden from ever setting foot into that house again. I don't associate any bad thoughts at all about the house or that neighborhood; the memories were and are wonderful. If the house or the neighborhood meant pain, things would be easier.

That's a concept I'm having a difficult time handling.


12:52 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Chuck and BZ You never really want to give up something that is actually part of you.

pjc just returning a favor. You have done it for me many times.

tim I was speaking of our generation, not individuals.

Skip I know it's a headache gone.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

My siblings are going to be selling our parents' house -- which we grew up in -- at the end of the year, assuming the Southern California real estate market gets back on track.

We have a family friend living there now in exchange for keeping an eye on the place and doing some minor handman-type work.

All of our parents' furniture and other belongings, plus family mementos, etc., are still in the house. We're dreading having to do what needs to be done.

God bless you as you pave the way for me!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Both EXCELLENT pieces, thanks for the links.
Good luck with adjusting to the new ownership. I know the feeling.

8:11 AM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

I remember going through all of the 'stuff' that brought back memories...Happy memories SR..

10:29 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

That's got to be very sad and a bit weird for you, Shoprat. Everything changes though. My daughter says she hates change. I hope she gets over that! She's 22 and needs to get used to it.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I have not seen Star Trek.

I did appreciate Conlon's post.

A house is just a house, but an old family home is a part of you.

That's hard to let go of.

12:52 PM  

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