Look Gift Horse In Mouth

My brother, Carl Delery, asked me several questions recently which I have been trying to answer here. They are fine questions.

I also have recently been studying the old adage DO NOT LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH! Through the years, I have sometimes offered kindness, gifts, love or magnanimosity to some people who said that it was not necessary or that I did not have to do this-or-that, give something or offer something. Sometimes I tell them that in some cultures it is considered rude or “a slight” to not accept a kindness, gift or offer. I say here that it is important for us to study this phenomenon in life.

As time went on, I sometimes noticed the truth about this “saying” working its way out. I started reading insincerity on the part of some people whom I was socializing with or dealing with. Eventually, I began reading them like a book. Certain truths in life reveal themselves to you in “living color” if you sit beside the banks of the “river of life” long enough.

First, however, I want to get back to what Carl asked:
So, Ferd, your dreams have beginnings middle and ends? Do you have actors play the parts and even roll the credits at the end? Are all your dreams theatrical productions or maybe some are game shows? If so, do you watch the game show dreams to the end, like the movie dreams, and announce winners?

UPDATE: 2/25/2018 — I plan to take a few minutes today or tomorrow to write briefly about all of my meals from yesterday. I was surprised to find out when I woke up today that I gained only 1 pound.

Carl asked:
Ferd, it sure sounds like you have fun in your dreams. You probably even get to surf through the productions. Do you have instant replay where you can cut and perfect the performances? What do you do if one of your actors get sick, do you have stand-ins? Wow, that’s a thought. Do you have stand-up comedy or musical performances? Man I’m soo intrigued! Who is your favorite performer, is she the redhead? Do you have Shakespeare plays also (To be, or not to be. That is the question.) Is ‘Lil Red’ in Lady McBeth? She must be in a lot of your dreams; King Kong, Pretty Baby, Paper Moon, or in your case Paper Mars (I’m gonna send my wife to Mars.)

I will begin answering Carl once I study his questions. TO BE CONTINUED…

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Carl Delery

The shroud of Turin (pictured below) is the only physical image
that was left for history (and that image is stamped in the very blood which Jesus shed from the cross). If the message that Jesus taught is spiritual, then photographs,films, audio tapes, etc. seem to be the opposite of how
he wanted to teach. Think of the miracle that it is, in
and of itself, that Jesus’ word has lived. His word is the
greatest recorded message in the history of the world. Yet,
it is just as alive and vibrant as it was when it flowed
off of his tongue. That is why I think the Lord did his
work before the advent of modern recording devices.
I welcome you to email Rev. Ferdinand if there is a
special request that you want us to put on the altar of the
Lord.

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The Shroud of Turin

Answer #1 to Carl:
Only in my dreams! It is getting late, and I may be falling asleep soon. What can possibly be waiting for me in my dreams? “Ferdie Werdie, where are you? Do you want to visit me in your dreams? I am waiting,” she says.

Ferdie Werdie, where are you?

Ferdie Werdie, where are you?

Gazette · @Ferd3desk (cont)…
23rd Mar 2017
I saw a report this morning on the local news about how the trend of many people moving back to the Big Easy after Hurricane Katrina has changed. In my opinion, it is the high taxes, myriad fees and fines, run-away crime rate, government overbearance, inaccurate/incorrect traffic cameras, etc., etc. I dunno’. New Orleans has the highest taxes in the country which all add up to making citizens here feel like victims more than ever. This local government is not user friendly. It is literally totally user un-friendly.
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spnr11

There is an old Buddhist saying which reminds me of Donald Trump and his #minions. The Buddhists say, “No matter how much you wash a turd, it will not come clean.” Trump and his henchmen will never come clean even when their lies are exposed. We can see with our own eyes that the National Mall at Trump’s inauguration was nearly empty. Yet, he maintains to our faces that he could see millions of people that day from the platform on the Capitol steps. Trump is the historical definition of a turd.

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Carolina’s Last Playoff Drive

I could not watch Carolina Panthers’ last playoff drive versus the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. So, I posted it here for posterity and for me to study.

1st and 10 at CAR 31
(1:51 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass deep right to D.Funchess to 50 for 19 yards (M.Lattimore). Pass 17, YAC 2

1st and 10 at 50
(1:29 – 4th) (No Huddle, Shotgun) C.Newton pass short right to G.Olsen to NO 47 for 3 yards (K.Crawley). Pass 2, YAC 1

2nd and 7 at NO 47
(1:05 – 4th) (No Huddle, Shotgun) C.Newton pass deep right to K.Clay ran ob at NO 26 for 21 yards. Pass 21, YAC 0

1st and 10 at NO 26
(0:58 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass incomplete short right to G.Olsen.

2nd and 10 at NO 26
(0:52 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass incomplete deep right to C.McCaffrey. PENALTY on NO-R.Bush, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at NO 26 – No Play.

1st and 10 at NO 21
(0:46 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass incomplete deep middle to D.Funchess (M.Lattimore) [D.Onyemata].

2nd and 10 at NO 21
(0:41 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass incomplete short right [C.Jordan]. PENALTY on CAR-C.Newton, Intentional Grounding, 13 yards, enforced at NO 21.

3rd and 23 at NO 34
(0:19 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton pass incomplete deep right to D.Funchess.

4th and 23 at NO 34
(0:11 – 4th) (Shotgun) C.Newton sacked at CAR 49 for -17 yards (V.Bell).

Then, New Orleans wins!

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Drive Them Crazy!

Oh, I sure hope that I get a movie deal for one of my books. Plus, if you want to drive them crazy, please buy my 1st book.

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Yes, Drive “em Crazy!

BY THE WAY (from the book that I am writing now), “Another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden bowl; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne of the Lord.”

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Mea Culpa! Mea Maxima Culpa!

I studied Latin for 6 years (4 years at Jesuit High School and 2 years at New Orleans University); so, I know the “Mea Culpa” well. Also, I was an altar boy at Corpus Christi and Sacred Heart grammar schools. During the “Confiteor” part of the Mass at the Penitential Act, the congregation beats their heart 3 times, the altar boy rings the bell 3 times as we confess (Confiteor) to the Lord: “Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa! Mea Maxima Culpa!” We literally apologize to God. The Latin translation is: “Through my fault! Through my fault! Through my most grievous fault!” I just finished praying the “Mea Culpa” on my knees as I burned my Novena candle and burned incense… because:

I created on FaceBook a ghost/alias page for posts like the above picture. I will explain how I inadvertently posted that picture on my “family” page at first. On Instagram it is a video, but appears on Facebook as a still picture; and I did not know this girl was going to spin around into a pose like that. Some of my friends, family and church members on my “family” FaceBook page complained in the past that I should not post salacious pictures of girls like this on F/b if I call myself a Christian. So, I created my “alias” page for ex-schoolmates, workmates, etc. Also, I actually meant to post this to my “alias” page. I truly do honor the wishes of my church members, friends and family. In fact, I will presently burn my Novena candle “post haste” in order to say my MEA CULPA for accidentally posting the picture to my family page.

To the Lord I say, “Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa! Mea Maxima Culpa!”

God

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Adrian Peterson: A Cardinal

I am so happy that future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson is now an Arizona Cardinal. In fact, he is already listed as #1 on the Cardinals depth chart. Geaux Arizona Cardinals.

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Mardi Gras

Where is “Old Blue Eyes” when we need him. I love how Frank once told the Orange Clown, Donald Trump, to “go BLEEP himself.” TELL HIM, Frank!!

NEW ORLEANS, October 11, 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!

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Take A Knee

Is Donald Trump a doggone Nazi? I have not been able to watch cable news ever since last week. After Trump’s inglorious news conference, my head exploded at his traitorous words in defense of Nazis, alt-Right, etc. Since then, I have been safely watching football and documentaries.

I truly need something to take my mind off of Trump.

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Take My Mind off of politics, please?

I would post an indoors picture of how waterlogged my house is after all the rains on Thursday and Friday, but folks say that I have no pride by posting so many personal pictures. My sister texted this picture below which says it all for us down here after all of that water this weekend. Since I am known as the #BigChief, I here pronounce that: “ME WET! ME BIG ‘EM WET!!”

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Pirates of the Caribbean

What’s happened to the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie? I do not see it at the theaters. Also, nobody told me that Paul McCartney makes a cameo appearance.

Check out @PaulMcCartney’s Tweet:

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.

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!

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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Exercise

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