Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Surfing the boards

These are a few interesting items I have found while surfing NASCAR fan message boards and forums:
From Smoke20TS at Infield Parking Tony Stewart: Soul Singer Extraordinaire This is a humerous animated cartoon of Smoke singing Barry White's Can't Get Enough You will probably have to log into Infield Parking to see it.
From my Parking Space comments section:
LIFE BEYOND FIFTY: Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. There are three signs of old age. The first is your loss of memory, the other two I forget. You're getting old when you don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along. Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun a lot more work. Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there are five women to every man. Isn't that the darndest time for a guy to get those odds? You know you're getting on in years when the girls at the office start confiding in you. Middle age is when it takes longer to rest than to get tired. By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. Middle age is when you have stopped growing at both ends, and have begun to grow in the middle. Of course I'm against sin; I'm against anything that I'm too old to enjoy. Billy Graham has described heaven as a family reunion that never ends. What must hell possibly be like? Home videos of the same reunion? A man has reached middle age when he is cautioned to slow down by his doctor instead of by the police. Middle age is having a choice of two temptations and choosing the one that will get you home earlier. You know you're into middle age when you realize that caution is the only thing you care to exercise. At my age, "getting a little action" means I don't need to take a laxative. Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. The aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through Congress. You're getting old when getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot. You're getting old when you're sitting in a rocker and you can't get it started. You're getting old when your wife gives up sex for Lent, and you don't know until the 4th of July. You're getting old when you wake up with that morning-after feeling, and you didn't do anything the night before. The cardiologist's diet: if it tastes good, spit it out. Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news: the good news is that you are not a hypochondriac. It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything. You know you're getting old when you stop buying green bananas. Last Will and Testament: Being of sound mind, I spent all my money.
Frustration:
I just tried to log in to the "New" forums at NASCAR.com. I am registered for the forums, and the log in results in "Welcome revinjim." but if I actually try to go to my control panel, or reply to a post there, I get redirected to the log in page. I tried this about six times, and got the same thing.
It's all good. NASCAR.com has too much html, and all that's in the Tony Stewart forum is teenage girls talking about how cute he is. It isn't even worth the trouble to troubleshoot. Bye-bye NASCAR.com, from the sites I visit regularly.
This is another posting by SmokeTS20 at Infield Parking, from a fan letter to JGR:

My son, Christopher, was granted his Make-A-Wish this weekend at the Indianapolis Allstate Brickyard 400. His wish was to meet Tony Stewart and see the bricks. Thanks to Tony and a little help from many prayers for Tony to win...Christopher was invited to join Tony in Victory Lane after his win and see the bricks. Tony invited Christopher after his meet and greet on Saturday. I felt it to be important to write you since reading the news about Tony this evening. My son Christopher wants to grow up and be a Chaplain for Motorsports Racing. Unfortuately after this last relapse, we know that wish will not come true. But Christopher's story is one of absolute providential moments in life that I will continue to share with the world. As Christopher sat there with Tony and talked, Christopher was able to share his favorite things...racing, fishing, and the bible. Tony agreed those were three great things. After meeting Tony, I could never say enough thanks for what he did for Christopher.

What I can say is...we all sin. We all mess up, and sometimes when it happens too many people see. I feel the media is the most unforgiving group of people out there. They want to point out everyone else's flaws but not their own. Tony messed up...BUT HE GAVE A CHILD HIS DREAM COME TRUE! I feel the good out weighs the bad. Thank you for taking the time to listen. I will continue to pray for your organization.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Christy N. Armstrong-Lucas
Cedar Hill, MO

This is something that many of us Smoke fans have seen a lot of, and there are many letters similar to this one. When it comes to children and animals, Tony Stewart has a heart of gold.
There have been several comments on the upcoming changes in the Sponsor TBA (Busch) series, particularly the change to Pony Cars (Camero, Mustang, etc) in 2009. I find that prospect very exciting. Those who read my blog know that I have been predicting a major redefinition of the series for over a year now, and it looks as though it is really happening. Will there still be Cup drivers racing in the Sponser TBA series? I think, yes. As long as the Cup team owners allow them to.
No matter what, it will do much for the popularity of the series. The last time NASCAR raced pony cars was in their GT class in 1969. Please feel free to correct me if I am mistaken in that, but that's what I seem to remember.
I'm still busy dealing with issues, but I am getting my chops back, thanks to some very kind and generous NASCAR fans out there. I wanted to give this format (in this post--ie quoting other sources and avoiding original thoughts) a try, but it doesn't work for me. Basicly because there isn't much worth while on any of the forums I checked.
I'll be back.

3 comments:

Racefan57 said...

it's my 51st year of life and i still feel like a kid

RevJim said...

That's because the senility is setting in. I'm 53 and I still am a kid!

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

I decided to put a hold on my age a few years ago and stay where I was.. the only drawback is I keep getting the same gifts over and over again....I have a hell of lot more fun now then I did ...