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Albeit as I get older it happens more than I care to admit, s senior moment, it slipped my mind or the old Navy term “Major Brain fart” But here I was on Saturday morning ready to send an article to Fearless Leader Bob, and when I opened my LiP Pending folder a blank page was staring me in the eye, I had nothing, zilch, Zippo, nada, wala. Need I go on? So I sneak over to the LiP Submitted folder and there were some 300 plus that had been sent in over the years but no new ones. Oh my!

Texas Joe's duscussing the Super Bowl

Texas Joe’s duscussing the Super Bowl

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I won’t lie and tell you that the thought didn’t cross my mind to pick an old one and try to sneak it by. But then I also knew that some eagle eye LiP reader would see through my ruse. Plus I have my own integrity to myself to live up to. Then there is the fact that if my grandkids ever found out, I’d have to bear the shame of that. But is it plagiary if you steal your own stuff?

But back to the burning question as to; “How did this happen in the first place? Because there has been Birthday Parties, regular lunch appointments, and many other day to day distractions but that’s just me justifying kicking sand over the original problem. I, in simple English plain ass forgot. But in my defense, I am retired! But here I am behind the eight ball trying to cobble something together to pull my fat from the fire. I know Bob Martin, will shrug his shoulder, power scratch his head, and wonder why the incoming “Word Press” bin is empty. I have no good reason, but I’ll send an e-mail (Non-classified) and try to explain that Sunday will be a better day.

Sir Bob requires 500 plus words in each article we submit, and I’m just over the half way mark. So anything I write after this will be dribble I’m trying to fill the page with….

My friends and I were trying to find a venue to watch the Super Bowl Monday morning, our requirements are simple, a TV, breakfast plus beer and boat drinks. See our needs are basic! Group Leader Tommy pointed out the Wild Orchid Beach Resort on Baloy Beach in the Philippines (Did you notice how I slipped that in there to make the story relevant to the LiP “Philippine “requirements?) so that location also met the requirements and a solid plan was on. So Colorado and North Carolina will meet at the Fifty Yard Line and with a coin toss the game will commence. I do understand that with democratic caucus that coin toss is how they think the game should end.

I will sit with a boat drink in hand, and ponder if it is legal to have a Super Bowl without New England there? But since our friend Loren Pogue (AKA Big “P”) is from Colorado! And the only person I know in North Carolina is my Ex-wife I’ll instantly be a Colorado fan vice anything the pundits say.

Now for the complete disclosure, due to the strong family values of this site the real name of this article is “Shit Happens” And I’ve well exceeded the 500 word minimum! (Oh Joy!!!)

Shit Happens as a
Universal religious concept:

Taoism: Shit Happens.
Hinduism: This shit happened before.
Islam: If shit happens, take hostages.
Buddhism: If shit happens is it really shit?
Protestantism: Shit happens if you work hard.
Catholicism: Shit Happens, I deserve it.
Adventist: shit happens on Saturday.
Mormonism: Knock Knock, Shit Happens.
Judaism: Why does shit happen to me?
Krishnaism: Shit happens, ring a dingy ding.
Witness: People now living will see shit happen.
Paganism: Each shit has its own name.
Atheism: Bullshit!
TV Evangelism: Send more shit.
Rastafarianism: Let’s smoke this shit.

(652 words in all, Bob)

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Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson; has resided in the Philippines since 1993, living close to Subic Bay. I’m married to a wonderful girl named Maria (AKA Mayang).Who is from Gordon Heights in Olongapo where she grew up with her Mom & Dad and seven siblings Our two daughters are both grown up and have left the nest, the eldest married to a wonderful guy named Chris, and they have blessed us with our granddaughter Heather Colleen Our youngest daughter and her husband Cecil have blessed us with a grandson named. Jayden Logan. I’m a retired U.S. NAVY Senior Chief after 22 years of active duty. After retirement from the Navy I lived for 7 years in Puerto Rico as a Night Club owner. Then Hurricane Hugo told me to find a new line of work, I was hired by Military Sealift Command and went back to sea in Asia as a Merchant Seaman for 10 years. After 30 plus years at sea I buried my anchor on a mountain in the Philippines and am now residing in Dinalupihan (or DinBat for short), Roosevelt, Bataan where we built our home. And last but not least, anything I writes will be pure "Tongue in Cheek "If anybody is offended, I'll lose no sleep over it, but here's a quick Mea Culpa in advance!

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OpaoPhil
OpaoPhil
5 years ago

LOL, Best. Article. Ever. That is all.

Paul Thompson
5 years ago

Bo I’m heading out the door to the Barrio right now to watch Super Bowl “50”, I’ll see you all tomorrow as a power nap will be required this afternoon after the game.

Dan Thompson
Dan Thompson
5 years ago

Great “shit’s and giggles” article, Paul!

Jose Porfirio
Jose Porfirio
5 years ago

Good morning to you there in DinBat, Mr. Paul T.
No. It is not legal to have a Super Bowl without New England! Peyton Manning? I don’t know her. ?

Jose Porfirio
Jose Porfirio
5 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

Mr. PaulT. I reached that age that I now suffer from that sickness called “C.R. S.” (can’t remember shit) 🙂

Doug Thompson
5 years ago

Spend the night at Wild Orchid a couple of weeks ago when my wife was in town for her school reunion. I liked the restobar a lot.

Cornell
Cornell
5 years ago

Roll that shit. Gotta have that shit.

GaryM
GaryM
5 years ago

I watched the Super Bowl at the house on AFN. Breakfast was some cold pizza from last night and some cold beer. Nothing like popping that first cold one at 8 am. Now it’s time for a nap.

GaryM
GaryM
5 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

I think that the commercials actually got worse.

bigp
bigp
5 years ago

Now you will have to schedule a trip to
Dempsey’s to pick up your football pool money.

AJ UK
AJ UK
5 years ago

For those of you, like me, who are not discharged seamen, the link below lets you know what boat drinks are…….

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Boat+Drink

Tagay

AJ UK

AJ UK
AJ UK
5 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

Ah, now I see what you mean!!

http://youtu.be/AjPUiXWFtB4

Rusty Bowers
Rusty Bowers
5 years ago

Bushism: Shit happens. I can’t believe he said that. He actually said stuff happens. How heartless. However, he’s a good boy. He has his Mama with him and she said so.

If Bob pays you 1 pesos per word over your 300 articles what will Bob owe you? Come on Bob pay up.

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