Thanking my higher power for this life. So grateful. Where I’ve been, what I’ve seen and experienced, all that I have. Many could only dream of such. Look around and embrace the many blessings in yiur life ’cause they may not be there come next Christmas. Be thankful for what you have. Tell those that are close to you that you love them. Practice empathy and tolerance. Your karma will be the better if you do.
You know that feeling when you’re just so freakin’ happy you keep looking over your shoulder to make sure a tsunami is bearing down on you?? Yup, that’s where I am. I am so blessed this Christmas. I have the most wonderful children, the most beautiful grandkids, the greatest friends and co-workers and so many exciting things on the horizon. Thank you all for helping me keep my head on straight. I am as happy as I’ve ever been. It’s humbling to think that with so much suffering in the world and so many people who have so little I have so many who love and care about me. You all make me a rich man in the truest sense. I probably don’t deserve these riches but I will do my best to honor your faith in me. I love you all and wish you peace and tranquility for this holiday season and the coming year.
I sincerely apologize if I’ve given anyone the impression I actually care which party or person wins this or that election. Every politician that makes it to Washington eventually drowns in the morass of ineptitude and prevarication that is our current form of government. Even a political genius devolves into moron who ends up blaming ‘that other party’ for the inability to effect postive change. So it really doesn’t matter who’s driving the bus. America is doomed to more and more mediocrity, mendacity and muckraking.
Best line at the gym this morning: If you’re having fun you’re doing it wrong.
Tangled with a couple of pit bulls this evening. Our neighbor’s lab Hoops was out and was attacked by two dogs belonging to a couple of red neck pieces of garbage that reside in the rental property two houses down. The same house, BTW, where the fucking drug dealers lived a couple of years ago. Hoops was attacked by the two dogs in our driveway (I don’t know how or why any of them were loose). The idiot red neck was swinging a two wheeled cart of some sort hitting the dogs. I ran over and wrapped up Hoops in my arms. One of pits had her by the neck. The asshole finally pulled the dog off and when it let go of Hoops it grabbed my arm. I pulled away and I could see my hands were covered in blood. I kept checking Hoops to see where she was hurt. She was gashed pretty good and her breathing was labored. Her owners took her and I turned and saw one of the dick red necks standing in our driveway. I told him to get the fuck off our property and was confronted, still in our driveway, by a younger version of dick red neck who threatened to kick my ass. I finally convInced them it might be better if they left. Called the police and will be filing a report tomorrow. Hoops got some stitches and should be okay. All I could think of was that if I’d been out with Sam she would have been killed. Would not have stood a chance. I can’t remember being that angry in quite a long while. And to be clear, it’s not the fault of the dogs. I know, jumping in the middle of a dog fight ranks pretty high on the idiot scale but I was not thinking rationally at the time. An hour after it was over I started shaking and lost it. So very upset still. Guess I’ll try to get some sleep and let it go for now. Really glad Hoops is okay.
I want to be the first to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Time for reflection, giving thanks and eating way too much. I count my blessings every day but always take an extra moment to think about friends and family. To all those still with me and to all those I’ve lost, you are always with me. May you all find peace and tranquility on this day. Love.
If you don’t have anything nice to say make sure your sarcasm is concise, grammatically correct and crafted to inflict extreme embarrassment and emotional distress. Think Oscar Wilde with a dash of Marquis de Sade.