Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Next Step

Alright, well I guess blogging can be fun. Although in my current situation it has proven to be sporadic and irratating. Not the blogging itself, the getting to a computer to use so I can blog. You must be the only IT professional in the world without a PC. Or a TV. Probably. But I am looking to fill that vacant space in my life. Found a girlfriend?? Oh you are just too funny today! I am talking about getting a computer. Then I can get more involved with blogging. Its a real pain trying to squeeze it in to working hours. Like you really work hard.... HA! Bite me! Anyways, I am thinking of going with a laptop and thats about all I have decided on. So, this is really a call for suggestions. What to look for in a PC. Or should I look at a Mac? Anyone have experience with air cards / wireless internet?? Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. And you work with computers?? Just go away for now. I know I sound like a dweeb without you adding to my stress level! And you do it so well...

Monday, May 21, 2007

Legal at Last!!

No more worrying about the cop who has been following for the past 10 miles. No more dreams of being arrested and thrown into a rat infested dungeon like prison. Where I will be fed a gruel that looks like they scraped it off the bathroom floor of a bar that was serving 25 cent shots all night! Where I will be forced to work on a chain gang..... What the hell are you talking about? About being legal. About being an upstanding citizen. About doing what is expected of me as a member of this society. About being a true RED, WHITE & BLUE AMERICAN!! Alright, well I have been with you since your last post and I still don't know what you are talking about. You want to try explaining it again? I am talking about getting my motorcycle license! I finally got it this past weekend! AND?? You have been riding for at least the past 3 YEARS without one. Never got a ticket, never been stopped. And in all honesty, you are more law abiding on a motorcycle than you are in your truck. But I was ILLEGAL!! I was breaking the law every time I rode out of the driveway. I was a criminal. You are a nutcase! You were taught to ride by your friends, you took the written test for the state, you had your permit. The only thing you lacked was the driving test or taking the class. But I didn't have my license!! FINE!! Shame on you!! Why do you always blow things so far out of proportion? Like that shit about prison. No man, that's real!! You do bad things, you go to prison. And if you ever get sent there its like Hell on Earth. And when you get out, you will make sure you never, ever do anything that might get you sent back! Have you taken your meds today? Should I call your doctor? NO, no, I'll be OK. Just give me a minute. Alright, just sit back and relax. I think I understand what is upsetting you. You have and outdated view of prison. It hasn't been like that in many, many years. Maybe even centuries. Prisons in the here and now aren't the bad places you imagine They are still bad thou, think of them as walled inner cities you can't leave. And don't think of them as a place of torture, they are places of reform. Ya see, prison is a place that will take care of you. You get 3 meals a day planned out by a nutritionist, you can go to school, up through college. You have health care and you can even hire lawyers. You can even get cable TV. You see, prisons today aren't a deterrent against bad behavior, they are places of reform. If you do something bad and get sent there, they want to make you a better person. They will train you and educate you so that when you get out, you will be a productive member of society. Of course, once your out, you will more than likely return to the environment that got you sent to prison in the first place so all that reform is just a waste of time. But if you go to prison and have no interest in being reformed, you can still get educated. The prisons are full of people who will tell you where you made your mistakes, what you should have done not to get caught or if you did get caught, how you could have beaten the charge. You may even pick up on some new ideas you never thought of before. And while you are there, you can work to reform the prison!! Like the prisoners who thought that the black and white striped prisoner uniforms were degrading, sued the prison and got new uniforms. Or the prisoner who had peanut butter for breakfast when he was on the outside, sued the prison, now he has peanut butter for breakfast. Don't you remember, back in the mid-90's, we were driving to our second job and the news was on. The reporter was talking about state prisons, and how much it cost to keep one prisoner in the system for 1 year. And with a little quick math, you were shocked to find out that it cost more to keep 1 prisoner in prison than we made working 2 jobs. Oh wow, I forgot about that. Well that is why I am here. Well the way you describe it, prison really isn't 'that' scary. Just doesn't seem right tho. Its not. Just be the good person you are and put this silly fear behind you. I will try. See you later? Of course you will.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Warm Welcomes & Performance Anxiety

Well I wasn’t expecting that… Neither was I. It was a very pleasant surprise. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by and welcomed me to the ‘sphere. You’re not going to do this every time are you? It would get REALLY annoying REALLY fast! NO, but I felt that I should do it this time. So what about posting the pics?? Is that something you can get “behind”? Ha ha. Well I will see what can be worked out.

OK, so what are you going to type about now? You need to post something that will let people know what kind of messed up, uh… unique person they are reading about. Well I was thinking about talking about the fight I have been having with the City. Finally getting some action on that issue. You’re kidding, right? What? It is something that is going on in my life, its been a long fight and a resolution is in sight. What is wrong with that? You are going to tell, people that you just met or are trying to meet, that for the past four years, every time it rains hard, raw sewage backs up into your house? People are known to eat and drink at their computers. What are you trying to do? Make them ‘spew’ all over their keyboards? Nice first impression. But it’s being fixed! They are coming out to replace the sewer lines and the problem will be fixed! I can finally finish fixing up the house and sell it! This is good news! People like stories with a “happy ending”, and this story has one. Tell you what. Why don’t you sleep on it and make your decision in the morning. You know, good night sleep, well rested mind. It might not look as good in the light of day. You think so? Trust me. Alright, but I need to start posting soon are people may write me off. Do you have any ideas for a post? I have a couple I have been toying with. Still kind of rough, but I think it’s something we can work through. Well tell me tomorrow. Its been a long day and I am tired.
Good night…
Sweet Dreams…

Monday, May 7, 2007

Dislike computers? Hate writing? Why not start a BLOG!!!

Welcome one and all, to the next step in the ever-ongoing process of self-mutilation! Don’t you think that is a bit much? Fine.

Welcome to the latest endeavor in personal growth! Jesus, just get on with it…

So how does it come to pass that someone who dislikes computers and hates writing would even consider starting a blog? Well that’s easy, you have a “friend” talk you into starting one. You know whom you are and I will leave it at that. It was Walrilla!! Anyways, I was taken to a blog meet, met some interesting people and had a great time. During the meet, I was encouraged to start blogging and I guess that was the push I needed to start. Kind of like how you were talked into running a triathlon at the end of May. Has that sunk in yet? You really need to knuckle down on your training or you will never even get out of the water!! Well aren’t you just a little ray of sunshine? Just call me Mr. Obvious. Just let me finish this up and we will talk. Good idea. You know your therapist said writing down what was going on in your head would be good for you. Bite me! Truth hurts?

Anyways, that’s all for now.

Thanks for stopping in.

Hope to see you again.
As always,

Running Behind