Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday's Missives

What vengeance  looks like.

  • It was inevitable that a bump-fire device was going to be used here on a weapon in a massacre.
  • Another inevitablilty- Tannerite will be used in a mass murder event.
  • There is light at the end of the tunnel at my job.
  • I don't even think it's time to crack the joke about, With my top of luck the light will be a freight train headed straight towards me... Honestly, I think that things may be turning around.
  • I've been hanging by thread at my job. I even keep pictures up of my kids to remind me why I do it. Some days I have to close or minimize screens to see their pics and picture them without health insurance or them having a father without insurance and the stability of this OK paying job that has good benefits.
  • A one time patient died while being treated by the clinic where I worked. The last time we spoke (which was a few days before his death) he invited me and my son to come out to his place and go fishing.
  • Those kind of things stick with you.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday's Thoughts


  • As a guy in a female dominated occupation I have to put up with subtle forms of what would be called sexual harassment if I were a female.
  • It might be hard to believe but no lie-I honestly had a long ago female supervisor hint that things could go better for me if I put out to her.
  • So what got this subject started? Where I work a girl and I were occupying the same space between filing cabinets. I was turned away from her when she entered the area. I knew I was the one in the way so with my back still turned to her I sidestepped moving accidentally directly in her way. She reflexively put her hand out to let me know she was there by touching my side. When she did so she touched my little muffin top. I made a joke about it. She said, That's okay- I like a guy with a little curves!
  • It was okay. It was really okay. It was funny and mildly flattering. I laughed. She laughed. People who overheard it laughed. I have to ask though- what if the shoe was on the other foot? There is no chance I would have gotten out of it without an official counseling statement in my file and there's every chance I could have lost my job over it.
    When I was a boy I was fascinated with crushed cars being hauled on a flatbed. I would watch mesmerized and beg my dad to slow down or catch up to them so I could gawk.
  • Since buying my phone I have not touched my relatively expensive snapshot camera, my very expensive SLR camera or my tablet and my expensive, powerful laptop has only been used to watch movies and store pictures.
  • There are few things worse in this world to me than having to stay in a job that I literally hate.
  • Recently someone took note of a self portrait sketch I did of myself that I have on my bulletin board in my office. She asked about it and asked if I had done it myself. I told her that I had and then I asked her if she had a similar  artistic outlet while just knowing that she did. She lied and said that she did not draw, that she didn't have much talent in general and didn't do anything like that etc. Later I found out that she was actually pretty good at drawing- good enough that she would get asked to do things for people- to make sketches for presentations, flyers and invitations and so on.
  • I know that people lie. I know they will lie when the truth would fit better but I simply cannot comprehend the purpose of her lying like that.
    Sweet tea I bought impulsively. It has been way less than 24 hours and I'm about to pour another large glass...
  • The use of someone and somebody in a sentence by me is always and absolutely a shot in the dark (including the above).
  • For that matter- now that I look back at it- I think I got it wrong up there.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A True Murica! Story

Yesterday (today is 10/09/2016) At Zac's baseball game as I was standing behind the bleachers a 7-9 year old girl walked up to the top of the stands. She stopped and with an epic perflewie spit her gum out. It made an amazing arc and landed in the middle of a trash can behind the bleachers. She looked at me weird- like she just got busted by a grown up doing something she should not- instead of her just making just making my day with the coolest thing I had seen in a while. Nice shot! was all I could say. Thanks, I used to play basketball was her reply.

The End

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Overheard at Fort Richardson State Park

Now when I'm saying I ate- I mean I went full on retard and I ATE!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

From Baby Chupas List Of Serious Personal Injuries



He fell out of bed with a pacifier and busted his lip pretty spectacularly.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday's Missives

I have no idea where this picture came from. It was just in my gallery. I know I've never seen it before.

  • Im tempted to say, The South Korean, Japanese,  American and all other non crazy governments need to work together to ensure the next time the North Koreans test a missile over another nations sovereign territory- that missile is shot down. Then once the missile is shot down we don't brag about it- we don't even say a word Best Korea would know what happened. What do we do if we miss? We hint that we shot it down and leave it at that.
  • I know- big problems with that kind of thinking but it feels good to think that way and oddly it even feels right from a military standpoint and sounds correct ( although the intel Best Korea would gather from our inevitable miss of trying to take a missile down might be a bigger deal to them and our other potential enemies).
  • First Payday bar I ate in my life. Verdict: super good. Sweet and salty and chewy and crunchy- what's not to like?
  • That is one lame contest.
  • I have about 4 days worth of beard now, have not been sleeping well and I am incredibly stressed out- consequently I look easily 10 years older than my biological age.
    Not a terrible product but some of them always have a slightly stale edge to them. An old friends family used to make fried pork skins  themselves. They were legendary and supposedly delicious but I always missed having any.
  • Today two of my patients burst into tears as soon as they entered my office.
  • Well, to be completely truthful- one of them was already crying when she walked in.
  • Holy smokes, I just finished the voice to text bullet point before last by saying, over!
  • The bacon on my loaded baked potato from Flames Seafood this evening was great. Easily some of the best I've ever had in my life. Not top five but definitely top 10.
  • One of those stories that are somebody else's but it is just so cool- it makes you wish it were your own: a friend saw Willie Dixon at a blues festival in California. He took his program up to Willie and ask him to sign it. Somebody in the line hollered out, Make it out to Rocco! So Willie wrote something like, "To Rocco- Best Wishes!" or whatever. My friend's name is not Rocco and as a bonus-he had no idea who the guy was in the crowd that hollered that out. It was just some random guy. Willie died just a few years later.
  • Never forget the great gasoline crisis of 2017. I had to buy premium at slightly elevated prices. The horror. The horror. #covfefe