The Gingus Chronicles

Friday, October 11, 2013

The only reason

I've long been absent from the blogosphere. That is obvious. However, I never thought that my return would be as simple as downloading the blogger app. Now I'm testing it out on the ol' iPad. Seems to work alright. Typing isn't the easiest on this device though. 

Since I'm here, let's talk briefly. 

I'm now into my 8th year of teaching. It's going pretty good. I'm still paying for MY house. I think I have 10 years or so to go. It's hard to make it from paycheck to paycheck when you're also paying mortgage. I suppose I should quit buying gold underwear very week. 

Still single. What else is new? I'm like the U2 song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". But I still have hope that "she" is waiting for me as much as I'm waiting for her. 

Man, typing on this thing is rather tedious at the moment so I'm signing off. 

Until next time (millinium?), vaya con Dios. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Hey.... are you still there?  It's me.... you know.... me.

I guess I kinda quit blogging for a long time.  I cheated on Blogger.... I'm sorry.  I never meant to hurt you.  It's just that.... I ..... uh...... met someone else.  Her name is Twitter.  A year ago I swore to you that I'd never tweet.  But one thing led to another.... and, well.... here we are.  But we can still be friends, right?  Facebook friends?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

BP = Bloody Poor

Ok... this has been my longest absence from the blog world.  I guess my absence is partly due to my twittering and facebooking.  Careful people... it will control your life.

Summer is well under way.  So far I've been involved in summer basketball activities and helping a good friend construct on his house addition.  Other than that, I've invested in the R & R Co.  It's a great organization.  Everyone should buy some stock.

In The News:  The Oil Spill
In all of our great technologies of this world (man on the moon, lasers, dip-n-dots), you mean to tell me we can't stop an oil leak?  And one of the best ideas BP (British Petroleum) came up with was something called the "Junk Shot". 

So, what was the meeting like when they decided this was their next course of action? 

BP dude #1Ok guys.  We have an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.  We've tried a few things and it didn't work.  What should we try now?
BP Genius #2How 'bout junk?
BP dude #3We still got it!

Seriously?  Let's just fire some garbage into it and it'll work.  Can something like this work anywhere else?

MeUh oh... There's a water leak in a pipe under the sink.  Hmmmm... Let's see if throwing some trash at it will help.

What's next?  The "Sucker Punch"?

Until next time, vaya con Dios.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

You want to be offended? Here goes...

If something is wrong, it is wrong.  Don't justify it by putting your own spin on it.  No wonder the world culture is crumbling around us.  It makes my sick how some can say something is ok when it is clearly not.

Confused?  OK... I'll give you some examples:  Pre-Marital sex and homosexuality.  Both are sin.  Just like stealing something or lying.  A big issue is that if someone can be gay and be a christian.  I believe that a "christian" does not live in that lifestyle.  I believe that some people are more prone to living that way compared to other people.  Just like some are more likely to become alcoholics.  But you still have the CHOICE to act upon those tendencies. 

I can't stand it when people call themselves "christians" and then act like the rest of the world. 

And before you start sending me hate mail or anything like that, I'm just going to say that I am in no way perfect.  Everybody has their vices.  I sin, but I am a work in progress.  I'm trying to make myself better through God.  I mess up. 

Until next time, vaya con Dios.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

A Day of Tom Foolery

Tomorrow is April 1st.  AKA "April Fool's Day".  I might possibly have some fun with this at work.  Hmmm...

What is some of the best pranks you've ever pulled?  Or have pulled on you? C'mon... you can tell me... I won't say anything...

Since I usually don't have anything that interesting to talk about, I guess I'll just provide my 2 cents on varying topics from time to time.

The Health Care Bill and the hooplah surrounding it:
I don't know much about this.  All I know is Republicans hate it and Democrats hate it when they hate something.  I don't even know if the Republicans and Democrats care about what is in the bill.  I think all they care about is Republicans and Democrats.  I believe all Republicans voted it down as well as a few Democrats.  But what is in the bill?  How will it effect me? Nobody seems to be explaining that part very well.  All I here is how people are fighting about it. 

My P90X experience thus far:
It's been tough going through the P90X program so far.  I went through the first 4 days of it and became so sore that I had to take an extended break.  I either pushed myself too far too quickly or just that I am such a huge pansy.  Maybe both.  But I'm back working out but I'm approaching it in a more cautious manor.  So far so good.  I'm on week 2 day 3 tonight.  I hope to continue pushing myself so I can see results.  I don't want to be the typical dropout who wasted money on exercise equipment. 

Stupid People:
I'm a coach and I have a lot of experience with stupid people.  Some people think that because they have been allowed entrance into a sporting event, gives them the right to say anything and everything they so desire.  I can understand being upset with a bad call or perhaps a player showing inappropriate behavior and you, as the spectator, would like to voice your displeasure.  Believe me,... I understand them.  I'm a coach.  But some people find it necessary to use profanity and verbally abuse coaches, other spectators, officials, and even players.  How stupid and rude.  Just once I'd like to go to these people and heckle them while they are at their job (considering they have one).  I doubt that would be something they would enjoy.  Do they not know how poorly they are looked upon and how bad that makes their school look?

Okay, well, that might have been a little more than 2 cents.  Heck, I'm impressed if you read the whole thing.  Just think of it as more "bang for your buck"... or 2 cents in this case. 

Until next time, vaya con Dios.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Happy 311 Day!  How will you celebrate?  Me?  Well, I'm going to spend it feeling like an old man. 

You see, I've started this workout program called P90X.  It's a 90-day program designed to strengthen and improve health (duh).  I finished Day 3 yesterday.  And right now I'm sore all over.... ALL OVER.  So, I've been walking around with aching muscles (who knew that I actually had some?) for the last couple of days.  Right now, I'm sure it's quite comical to see me try and sit down... or shoot a basketball.  It hurts. 

But, I decided that I needed to make a change in my health.  Like most people, I've gained some lbs after high school and I want to do something about that.  Not only lose some fat, but gain muscle too.  I have to get rid of some of my bad habits I've developed over years of laziness.  I'm paying for it now.  So, hopefully in around 90 days I won't look like what I do now. 

Spring Break is upon us!  Woohoo!  So, how am I going to spend it?  Hmmm..... uh....... I don't know.  I don't want to do nothing.  So, I guess I'll have to be creative.  Any suggestions?

Hmmm.... I wonder how I'm going to do this... or even if I should..... Risk isn't just a board game, right?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Age is a number

It's 2010.  Whoopee.  So, how should I say 2010?  Should it be 0-10? Or 20-10? Or just 2 thousand 10?

This year marks the 10th year I've been out of high school.  Does this mean I'm old now?  What is the definition of old?  Heck, I'm still in my roaring 20s.  I guess it's all relative.  Age is a number... old is a feeling... right?

2010 is the end of a some journey's and the begining of others.  Some good, some bad.  I've made mistakes (just like everybody else).  I'm trying to learn from it.  Hopefully 2010 will end with me being a better christian.  It's a difficult journey.

So, pray for me that I stay on that path.  Pray that I have people there guiding me in the right direction. 

Until next time, vaya con Dios.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Wow... I'm bored.  I must be bored because I came up to the school (during Christmas break, mind you) to get on the internet.  That spells boredom... Well, actually, B-O-R-E-D-O-M spells boredom, but you get the........ ok... moving on....

One bad thing about living outside of any city limits is the inconvienience of internet access.  Sure, I could get the internet at my house, but it would cost WAY too much to get anything remotely resembling fast and reliable internet access.  So, the iPhone is the best choice.  And the iPhone is a poor choice a lot of times too because of AT&T.  They suck.  One second I'll have full 3G coverage, and then a second later, I'll have no 3G with barely any service at all.  Sometimes I have to move in certain ways like they did with old rabbit ears on tv's to get reception.  "OK... if I keep my arm held this way and my head tilted this way....AWESOME!  I got two bars!"

So, what have I done during the break so far?  Um... well, the highlight of a couple of days ago was putting on pants.  That tells you what I've been up to.  OK... that might be a little too much info....

OK... I have to pee... so I'm leaving.... Dang it... too much info again.

Until next time, vaya con Dios. 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Blessed Life

I actually have free time to blog at the moment, so I am taking advantage. Right now, we are taking semester tests and I only have a few students here taking it. I look forward to this time so much. I have no prep period, so any mini-break I get is a gift.

Christmas shopping. I hate Christmas shopping. There is so much pressure to get the right gift. Well, at least I think there is pressure. I'm not so good at knowing what others want. I hate knowing that I got someone the wrong gift and seeing the disappointment in their eyes. Plus, dealing with all the people at the stores. It's crazy. At least has helped a lot in that regard. Online shopping: A Godsend for lazy people.

What do I want for Christmas? I really don't "need" anything. I have everything. Of course, I wouldn't complain if I received a new vehicle or if someone decided to pay off the rest of my house. There's always something that I wouldn't mind having. It's just that I'm so blessed that I don't need anything. I have loving family and friends. I have a job and a nice home. How many people don't have basic things? Too many. So, why should I ask for anything? I have everything. Just not the "Donald Trump" has everything.

If only gift cards were good to give for everyone... all the time. Then I would be good to go.

Until next time, vaya con Dios.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I don't think you called glass

Not having the internet at home makes updating this thing somewhat difficult. I'd do it at school but I hardly ever have the time (or the motivation) to post something. So, here goes my monthly checkup...

Basketball season is fully underway now... in other words, I have no free time. Our junior high season has already had 5 games. There have been some really good games. And get this, our boys team had a TIE. Yes, you heard me (or "read" me, in this case). We tied. You see, this particular junior high game was played before a high school game. The girls game ran long and so the boys game got started behind schedule. It was a back and forth game. My team was down 6 with under a minute left to go in the game. One of my guards hits a 3-pointer to make us only down 3. I told my guys to try to go for a steal, and if they fouled in the process, then so be it. We would try to make them either make free throws or make them turn it over. Now, I'm a little fuzzy on the details but whatever happened made us get the ball back still only down 3 points. Time is running out. So, one of my post players shoots a desperation 3 off the backboard and ties the game with 1 second left. The game is going to overtime. But not so fast my friend. The high school games are to start in about 15 minutes. So, our administration says that the game is over. In. A. Tie.

Regardless of how to game could have turned out if there was an overtime, I was proud of my team. And our guys have had a lot of close calls so far this season. But we are getting better, which is what I want. The girls are getting better as well. I'm very proud of both of my teams.

In other news, I have a girlfriend. Woohoo! She's awesome.

Until next time, vaya con Dios.

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