Monday, June 30, 2008

Blogmeet 2008...

Well we made it back alive. A little more toasty brown but alive.

You are still not grasping the whole sunscreen thing are you?

Well for your information, I did buy and use some while I was at the blog meet.

Well shut my mouth. And it only took you burning how many times this year to get it through your thick skull that you need to do this? Don't we go through this EVERY year? Why is this such a hard concept for you to grasp?

No, I get the concept. Its just slips my mind.

Are you just really like the lobster red arms / mayo white body tan?

NO I DON"T!! It looks ridiculous! Its the main reason I didn't wear shorts or go swimming. The bright sun and my beyond white legs would have blind everyone there!

You shouldn't worry about that, everyone had on their beer goggles.


Seriously, what are you worried about. Are you afraid someone will post some unflattering pictures or some really detailed description of your appearance? Please. These people have better things to post about than you. GET OVER IT! I knew we should have left you at home.

That's a fact! You were a big wet blanket. I swear, every time I tried to have some fun, you just have to go and run off.

They were laughing at us!

Well of course they were, I was being silly. People laugh at silly things.

But now they think I am a doofus.

No, I was being silly. And I am pretty sure they knew I was just being silly. Of course I am not a professional comedian and a few times things went sour, but what the fuck, I tried to be entertaining. At least I was interacting with people.

Look. We understand you have self image issues. You don't like anything about yourself. We know you think your looks, ideas, voice, mannerisms and a whole grocery list of other things are below par even on your best day. But your wrong. And if you don't start pulling it together, we will be forced to put you away for a little while and see if you can't work through this.

Ya right, if you put me away, you have to let someone else out, remember? Storage is not infinite. And just which one of them would you trust to be out. They are locked up for a reason you know...


Shut the hell up, if anyone is getting out its ME! And if ANY of you think any different, I will be glad to discuss this with you out back...

Oh put a cork in it. Letting you out would be a sure sign of a total mental break down. Now me on the other hand, letting me out would show great wisdom on our part. I mean really, the only reason I am in here and whiny butt is out there is that the majority thought it was time to try the girlfriend thing again and that I would be counter productive to a "relationship". Well its been almost 3 FRELLING YEARS and she is still in NY!! When are you all going to wake up and smell the coffee and realize this is nothing but BULLSHIT! Hey, I was all for waiting, but the time has come to cut this line and try new waters.

Well that was fun and before anyone else chimes in, we will be considering what course of action we will take. We will keep you informed.

(me, pick me)

(it better be me or else...)

(hey, i have been keeping a list of girls I am sure you would want to get to know better)

Yea, replace me. And I will just sit back and laugh my ass off at the situational comedies that will ensue.

Hey, we never said it would be easy...

But you just really need to lighten up. You have got to be the biggest worrier I have ever met.


Ya, but my worrying has kept us out of trouble!

You have kept us from a lot of fun!

You just want to throw caution to the wind, devil be damned, ......

And you just can't let go and have ANY fun, ......

Well I will just let them continue their conversation in private. Next post will be a recap of the blog meet. Peeps we met, things we did, food we ate and beverages we consumed. Too bad I don't have any pics. Maybe Walrilla has some I can use.... Anyways see you soon.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Time Marches On....

Well in less than a week, I will add one more click to my life counter. Yep, its time for another birthday. This one will make it 41 years on this rock, 20 more than I ever planned on. But anyways, I am still here...

Most people say that's a good thing. I take it that they are looking at it from their point of view in that being alive is better than the alternative. To each their own I guess. To me it doesn't really make that big of difference. Now don't get me wrong, I am not looking to "check out" anytime soon, but I am not afraid of it either.

Which is one thing that has always struck me funny about some people. They are afraid of dying. Why? For the religious people, dying brings you to your eternal reward. Where there is no pain. Where the is no suffering. When you would be filled by the loving light/spirit of 'insert you deity'. You would have eternal joy and happiness. You would be with your loved ones that have gone before and patiently wait to greet those you left behind. Sounds good to me, but most people are still afraid.

Maybe its the thought of missing things. Missing your children growing up, missing family and friends. Missing all the life events that bring us all joy. I can understand this, but it only partially applies to me, I like things that bring me joy. I am single and have no children by choice. My "family" ceased to exist when my dad died in 1987. I have a mother, brother, aunts and uncles but they are just people. There is no "family" with them. And my friends,'your deity' bless my friends. They have been with me in good times and bad, through thick and thin. I would miss them. I would probably even miss some of my relatives, but I am not afraid to die.

Could it be that people just feel like they haven't accomplished everything they wanted to do in this life and that this "incomplete" feeling is why they fear death. You have probably heard them. "I wish I would have traveled more", "... seen the pyramids in Egypt", "... gone to Europe", etc. etc. Are maybe they just wanted to accomplish something; "I wish I would have learned to snow ski", "... climbed a mountain", "... learned to skydive". For those of you this applies to, time is wasting away. If you want to do something, do it. It may not be the "responsible" thing to do. It may seem selfish. Others may or may not understand. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you want to do something and there isn't a "earth shattering" reason why you shouldn't do it. For me, I never want to look back on life and say "You know I wish I would have done/seen/experienced . I have my list. And I am checking things off. There are still a lot of things on my list but I am still not afraid to die.

Then again, maybe it is just something as simple as things left unsaid. I have noticed this seems to be a big concern for those who are dying. They will go around and bare their soul, clear their conscience or tell their true feelings. They will ask for forgiveness, forgive an old wrong, "mend fences" and wipe the slate clean. This is important to them... when they know they are going to die. My question is, "If it is so important, why wait?" I mean, you are not guaranteed you will know you are dying, you may just die. It happens all the time. All I can say is, "Don't wait." Tell that person you love them, tell this one he is forgiven. And if required, tell them every time you see them, call them up if you haven't seen them in awhile and tell them. Don't be afraid that you sound silly or sappy. Don't be afraid that you will look foolish. You have time now, use it. Because no one knows how much time is left on the clock.

Well it less than a week till the next big click on the clock. Where does the time go.....

I love you guys and take care....