Be Bigger Than That

Positively 4th Street
by Bob Dylan
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin’
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on the side that’s winnin’

You say I let you down, ya know its not like that
If you’re so hurt, why then don’t you show it?
You say you’ve lost your faith, but that’s not where its at
You have no faith to lose, and ya know it

I know the reason, that you talked behind my back
I used to be among the crowd you’re in with
Do you take me for such a fool, to think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide what he don’t know to begin with?

You see me on the street, you always act surprised
You say “how are you?”, “good luck”, but ya don’t mean it
When you know as well as me, you’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once and scream it

No, I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief perhaps I’d rob them
And tho I know you’re dissatisfied with your position and your place
Don’t you understand, its not my problem?

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is to see you.

Here is a picture of my brother and sister who have taught me (Ferdie Werdie) many lessons in life. Among those lessons is that it is sometimes important to stand up for your rights and dignity in this world. Too many people want you to just lie down and be stepped on. I have seen my brother and sister stand up for their rights, and I wish that I could be as brave as they are.

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My brother and sister, Carl and Joan.

I have to look for Amy Adams’ latest movie. I saw her recently in a movie on cable, and think she is stunning.

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Amy! Amy! Amy!

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Who Am I in Love With?

NEW ORLEANS, September 20, 2017 — This link here is page #2 of an article about my sister’s current art exhibit, which link I have been searching for in order to print out the article. I am looking “down in the rabbit hole” for the link to page #1 now. You know that old people cannot figure out as much as they used to.
http://neworleanstimespicayune.la.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=02c68e3ed

NEW ORLEANS, July 12, 2017 — Inside of every big, bad man lives a little, bitty boy. One of the fine little girls from my school story below (actually 2 grades above me) who was highly honored by her girlfriends for often beating me up in grammar school subsequently asked me to take her to her first prom when she was a junior in high school. Her exotic and romantic prom was on one of the river boats in New Orleans, and was the very day that I became 007, super agent man :).

In grammar school, I would hide in the bushes and shadows on the girls’ side of the school yard in order to watch the sexy little girls’ fine, pretty legs as they jumped rope and played hopscotch. I would even occasionally run out and yank their school skirt up to get a clean, bird’s-eye view. Ooh-Wee! The little girls often jumped me and beat me up. I LOVED IT! I actually also wrote about this in my first book DRIVE WOMEN CRAZY!

June 29, 2017 — Below is a year book picture of my dad, Ferdinand Delery Jr., in his 1945 graduation picture from Xavier University Preparatory High School. I think that my mom graduated the next year. I worked with my dad for many years; and he bought all of my tools for me. I also rented one of his houses from him when I got married which helped propel me into manhood.

Speaking of love! I am performing my act in a show tonight at the Neutral Ground Coffee House.

When my brother, Carl, was 19 years-old, we (he and I) had an apartment on Paris Ave. in New Orleans. He and his good friend and workmate, R.L., would occasionally stop at the apartment for lunch or after work and try to jack me up for some spending “change.” In New Orleans, we used to call it “putting someone on a #tip.” Meaning, in school especially, jacking people up and taking their lunch money.

Ooops! I hate to interrupt my story here, but I just had to say here that I AM TOO IN LOVE WITH THIS GIRL. I love her! I love her!

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Back to my story! R.L lives in Atlanta now and Carl lives in New Jersey; so, my pocket change and myself have been safe from being on a “tip” for many years :)… until recently when Carl texted to me: P.S. Remember that post you wrote about being scared of me? I have been thinking about his text, and sense a little bit of a threat. Of course, you need more context; but taking his text on its own merit leads me to feel something menacing. Unless, he was joking; which I do not think so.

UPDATE: Carl 100% did not have me on a “tip” when we were young or ever try to put me on #tip. My error! I apologize to Carl for misrepresenting the facts. Sorry, Carl.

My latest song is: Who am I in love with today? Yes, I wrote a new song about a fantasy lady which creative piece I have already performed in public. However, I cannot expose my love for her across the whole globe because she is very unattainable and unsingle… boo-hoo. I plan to say more about this fantasy gal later on here in my blog. In the meantime, for now, I will pick one of the public figures whom I am in love with. Y’all already know that I love Sarah Palin. Until I finish writing this article (later on), I will express my true love for Sarah now. I LOVE YOU, SARAH!

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Sarah looks very cute.

P.S. The other girl whom I spoke about above (and whom I personally know) is someone unattainable who lives away and bounces around in a different league anyway. We have flirted with each other in the past when she was single, but we most definitely cannot connect now. I wrote a “blues song” about her which I sing in small clubs; but I surely cannot go widespread with my feelings of love for her. This situation is totally something only the Good Lord can fathom in his ultimate wisdom. I do not think that on this earth there is any possibility for us. Zilch!

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Sarah Palin Stole My Heart

Thoughts about Sarah Palin have me all “shook up” these days. In my opinion, she gets cuter every day. I see now how she came out third as Miss Alaska. She is beautiful! Plus, she outright won the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant.

UPDATE from July 3, 2016: I plan to write some words about my pastor’s fantastic message from today at church. Between tonight and tomorrow, I want to post about his excellent message because I want my readers to be touched by the words.

Now, getting back to my dream boat Sarah Palin, I must say that I am truly “all shook up” over how cute Sarah is. Just because we have different political views does not mean that romance cannot fill my noggin when I think about that beauty queen. My wives and myself did not agree on very much; however, are not those differences what make romances thrive around the whole world? I dream about kissing Sarah’s cute lips.

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Sarah looks very cute.

I would enjoy debating her politics in the middle of us smooching and hugging. It makes romance better when you debate your sweetie in the middle of making love.

Look at this fine-looking mama here below. I clicked to the tweet, and still do not understand the point that they are making with the tweet. I need to study it further. UPDATE: Oh, it seems like mama is taking a lunch break while filming a video. I will study the tweet even further in order to verify what they are tweeting about.

Orlando Police Dispatcher (OD): Emergency 911, this is being recorded.
Shooter (OM): In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]
OD: What?
OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.
OD: What’s your name?
OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.
OD: Ok, What’s your name?
OM: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.
OD: Alright, where are you at?
OM: In Orlando.
OD: Where in Orlando?
[End of call.]

I Luv Hillary Clinton

Geaux, Girl! You need to do it for the sake of history. I luv, wuv and love Hillary Clinton. She will make a great president. All of you chauvinist pigs (including that wildebeest Donald Trump) need to leave her the hell alone.

Oh, and By the Way, Bill Clinton will make an excellent 1st Lady.

This is what I was thinking early on Saturday evening; but I thought wrong. My horse did not do well, to put it mildly:

The evening news, not too long after I enjoyed the Belmont Stakes, bore such terrible news that there is now a pallor hanging over the country. Will the world ever see an end to the horrible wars and killings?

Where my horse ran. That dumb son of a gun ran 11th.:
Belmont Stakes Results 2016: Winner, Payouts and Order of Finish
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Belmont Stakes Results
Place Horse Jockey Trainer Earnings Win Place Show
1 Creator Irad Ortiz Jr. Steve Asmussen $800,000 $34.80 $14.60 $9.40
2 Destin Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher $280,000 $9.40 $6.20
3 Lani Yutaka Take Mikio Matsunaga $150,000 $6.60
4 Governor Malibu Joel Rosario Christophe Clement $100,000
5 Stradivari John Velazquez Todd Pletcher $60,000
6 Brody’s Cause Luis Saez Dale Romans $45,000
7 Cherry Wine Corey Lanerie Dale Romans $35,000
8 Gettysburg Paco Lopez Steve Asmussen $30,000
9 Suddenbreakingnews Mike Smith Donnie Von Hemel
10 Trojan Nation Aaron Gryder Paddy Gallagher
11 Exaggerator Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux
12 Seeking the Soul Florent Geroux Dallas Stewart
13 Forever D’Oro Jose Ortiz Dallas Stewart

Escaped From My Bat Cave

I am mad! I am mad!! I AM MAD!!! Later on (which happened in the next paragraph), I will write here at my blog the reasons for my current state of ill-humor. I am scared of myself when I am ‪#‎mad‬. When I was growing up, my dad used to corral me close to him whenever I started acting up. He kept me on a short leash. Now-a-days, only one other person in New Orleans can ‪#‎scare‬ me into my corner. However, she ‪#‎loves‬ when I am out loose, “parading around” in the moonlight, until she sends me the ‪#‎bat‬ signal to shut up and scamper into my designated corner.

Later on!!!… A Revelation: My James Bond 007 martini has become my personal concoction of which I am discovering I do not know what I will turn into after drinking it. There have been many classic movies in Hollywood through the ages which depict the many dire and lethal circumstances which occur once the protagonist drinks some kind of volatile concoction of his own design. I now begin to think that similarly that is also “I.” I drove over to my daughter’s house yesterday evening to mix a few martinis for us and some guests while we sat and chatted. Then, by the time I got back home, I WAS MAD! MADDD!!!

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I wanna’ be on the beach with her.

UPDATE: I fell asleep for a minute. Now, I plan to watch a little bit of TV to relax. When I initially awoke I briefly studied some of my resources in order to dig for a possible nugget of wisdom. I ran across Psalm 103:11 which says, “For as high as the heaven is above the earth, so great is the Lord’s mercy unto them that fear Him.” I also ran across Chapter 4, Eckhart Tolle, The Power of NOW which says, “Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being (which is the Lord’s living power flowing into us right now). Feel your presence.

… or, if I were better-looking; or, if I spent some time in the gym buffing up my physique.

I Love You Too

I LOVE IT! I do not have to say much about this clip below. First of all, when I watched it it already had 5.7 million views. Yes, it is going viral. I bet that you will love it too. I LOVE IT! Plus, see the video further below of my grandson, lil’ Vaughn, playing his trombone and marching in the Iris parade in New Orleans.

Also, something else is going viral this week. It is the news out of Iowa. Soon I will make my predictions for the New Hampshire primaries. I think that it will be a dog fight on the Republican side.

While they will be voting in New Hampshire, we will be celebrating Fat Tuesday in New Orleans. Happy Mardi Gras! Here is a video of my grandson, lil’ Vaughn, marching in the Iris parade in New Orleans and playing his trombone.

What a beautiful day! This photo below was actually taken last weekend again waiting to see lil’ Vaughn march. I missed taking a picture then too because circumstances messed me around that day too. I had a grand ol’ time anyway. I am not too sure how I am going to make out during the rest of Mardi Gras. I know that today I am aggravated, disgusted, cold, mad with the world. Tomorrow might be better, however. Like they say, Tomorrow is another day. “The morning might bring joy,” saith the Lord. I need to look up that passage because I think that the Lord said that the morning WILL bring joy and light.

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Speaking of primaries, I just want to give some love right here to all of the strong women of the world. Oh yeah, and Happy pre-Valentine! Hahaha… Yeah, I remembered.

A GRAND COMPLIMENT: Several of my relatives and “friends” have occasionally indicted me of being guilty of talking too much. However, someone with insight said something about me that reached deep into my core. Wonderful!

To understand me you need to realize that I actually visualize myself more like a fox. I said, “Thank you, Terry.” Why? Because several of my relatives and friends have erroneously indicted me of being guilty of talking too much. I think that these are the ones who become upset if I try to open my mouth at all. They become upset because they fear that I might use up any time at all with which they can rule/manipulate the universe. There is a word for this: narcissistic, maybe?

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The Best Crew at NASA

There is a case to be made that this is the best crew at NASA (pictured below). I also posted a picture of me below in order to throw myself into consideration for that same honor.

Here is a picture of myself because I now throw myself into the mix of Best Crew even though I was a crew of only one. Sometimes I have to give myself a pat on the back in order to lift my spirits. I am alright too; I am good at stuff.

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This is the actual listing by the inspector when he made the pronouncement. I posted my picture above because I did not have a crew, but I was an army of one. I always hungered for recognition for my work. Well, it looks like I have to recognize myself.

My thoughts on Donald Trump leading the polls: With the primaries around the corner, I have decided to follow Donald Trump on Twitter. The very first ‪#‎real‬, hard copy vote of the 2016 race will be cast in Iowa on February 1. Then, we have primaries in New Hampshire and S. Carolina. Only then is any vote actually real. Then, this stuff counts; and now I begin to study ‪#‎DonaldTrump‬. The real polls begin; the rubber meets the highway… Only ‪#‎THEN‬! Some of the earliest primaries are listed below.

Date[109][110] State/
territory
Filing Date Election Type[111][a] Open or
Closed[107]
Pledged/
Unpledged/
Total
Delegates[112][b]
Delegate
breakdown
February 1, 2016 Iowa   Caucuses Closed 30 / 0 / 30 12 district
15 at-large
3 RNC
February 9, 2016 New Hampshire 11/20/2015 Primary Mixed 20 / 3 / 23 6 district
14 at-large
3 RNC
February 20, 2016 South Carolina 9/30/2015 Primary Open 50 / 0 / 50 21 district
26 at-large
3 RNC
February 23, 2016 Nevada 1/9/2016 Caucuses Closed 30 / 0 / 30 12 district
15 at-large
3 RNC
March 1, 2016 Virginia 12/10/2015 Primary Open 46 / 3 / 49 33 district
13 at-large
3 RNC
1/4/2016 Primary Mixed 39 / 3 / 42 27 district
12 at-large
3 RNC
March 1, 2016 Texas 12/14/2015 Primary Open 152 / 3 / 155 108 district
44 at-large
3 RNC

I think that I get the point of the below tweet. Is Hillary looking at what I think she is looking at? Plus, who is the girl? She looks like a cutie pie to me. I plan to study the tweet a little bit further in order to find out who the young lady is.

The Donald has received so much media coverage that he has to spend little money on his campaign. I think that this is more luck on his part than planning. He is just fortuitous with how the media has deluged the public with publicity on him.

This weekend we can look forward to four excellent wildcard games. The AFC contests are on Saturday, and the NFC contest are on Sunday.