Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday's Missives

  • Yesterday Zac and I walked the trails at Holland Lake Park. We saw a girl walking a great Dane so stopped and chatted. We talked about his weight and age etc. She mentioned he was in training to be a therapy dog for nursing home patients. I started telling her about ours- how he loved that I slept during the day so he could pile up in bed and sleep all day, how he would jump into my lap and lay with me while I sat in the recliner, how he disappeared on 4 July when neighbors started shooting fireworks. And then as I looked down in his eyes it hit me and I blurted out,"Hey wait- this my dog!" then,"Goose, what are you doing?" and he smiled, stepped forward and leaned against me with all his weight (like he always did) to be petted. What could I do? He's more than well cared for and will be doing therapy work, but what a coincidence. I just wished them both well after I scrunched his head skin up to make his face look funny and then scratched behind his ears and his back right over his tail.

  • A friend who happens to be married called the other night. After a lengthy discourse on how sick of her husband she was, how worthless he is and how mad she was over something he did she said,"I want to come spend the day with you Saturday- want to hang out?" Now I don't know everything, but something tells me that might not be the best idea in the world.

  • I ate champagne grapes for the first time today- very tasty.

  • Zac griped yesterday about how the belts to his car seat fit. I explained they had to be that way to keep him safe in case we wrecked the car. He said," Well, then we could get a new car- a Jeep! Like that one right there."

  • Dollar Tree is a lot better than they used to be I think.
  • I feel weird nearly every time I'm asked my age even though compliments about how I don't look my age will nearly always follow- it just never sounds right to hear my age. We worry too much about that anyway.

  • Women loved to be told they have a pleasant sounding voice.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

And With That- I Bid You Adieu And Wish You Well

Hey Kev. sorry for the delay I've been out of town. Another thing I've actually started seeing someone serious. I think both being nurses and working opposite shifts would have been a challenge. Anyway I just wanted to be straight with u. I hope you have a nice weekend.

-The last text message I received.

Friday, September 24, 2010

File This Under Need To Talk To This Chick More Often

We join my last telephone conversation in progress:
She What are you doing?
Me Reading my new book
What are the odds? What are you reading?
The Gettysburg Nobody Knows
Very- very good and interesting. It's well written and concise and uses a lot of period correspondence- letters and stuff like that- I like that.
Sounds good. Was just thinking about you
What about me?
That first day I saw you.
Oh yeah?
Yeah, gotta say you impressed me.
Seeing you there in that hat interacting with those guys and your son- it was obvious they all admired you.
Oh man,thanks.
Want to know something else?
When I reached out and touched your arm it blew me away.
What do you mean?
Well, I've never felt anything like that. Your skin was soooo soft, but your muscles were like rock under there. Your body is perfect.
You need to get out more! But, thanks I appreciate it.

The world would be a better place if more people thought as highly of me as she.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday's Digressions

  • Zac and I went camping last night at Mineral Wells State Park. I am beat. We rented a screen shelter- he called it "camp house". It was about a billions degrees in there when we went to sleep and I woke up freezing at 3 AM. He felt like a block of ice also. We almost took the bike trail- on the assumption it was 12 miles long like I've heard. I just looked it up- 20+ miles. The horror...

  • We did the night hike Saturday night. David Owens called up some screech owls and they flew right over us and roosted 50 feet away and fussed at us. What simple fun.

  • I miss the military and even more importantly miss war and still might sign on with a private military contracting organization.

  • It's Tuesday and I'm back to finish this post.

  • Women should learn not everyone can get away with wearing turquoise.

  • I have 3 friends I can really count on- lean on actually and they know they can do the same with me. One never sleeps at night so when my patient kicks the bucket in the middle of the night we'll talk for hours.

  • On the way home last night I thought, I simply cannot wait until I have someone who loves me to come home to then just as quickly thought no- I look forward to the time I can come home to someone who loves me. My apartment is home though and I feel very comfortable and safe there.

  • There have been many unusual things in my patients homes in the past however, the AT4 rocket launcher in last nights case may take the cake.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday's Missives

  • Queen Adreena with my new favorite cover of Jolene.

  • My friend and neighbor has been dead over a year now. He had a band with Wes Orbison (yes,Wes' son). They were just getting together and getting things figured out. It's a shame he's gone.

  • I would have finally been able to realize my dream- of being a roadie.

  • It would have been great.

  • Got a stupid virus on my machine. Lost a lot of important documents and at least 10,000 pictures.

  • Oh, and 200 bucks to fix the mess.

  • "Went to work, but they took patient to the hospital in the night." Text from fellow hospice nurse.

  • Yes, they took a hospice patient to hospital- so ridiculous. Do not even know that patient but I promise you, there will be untold suffering at the hands of her family who have medical power of attorney over her until her body can take no more she dies and then, then the family will finally have to start dealing with her death.

  • Did I mention Zac saw an old corded motel room phone on our trip and didn't know what it was? He picked it up first thing and said,"What's this?" and proceeded to take it apart and put it back together.

  • "god give us back Paul. you can take justin Bieber." From the comments on a Slipknot video regarding their bass player Paul Gray who died in 2010.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday's Digressions

  • A friend recently told me she'd had feelings for me at one time and wanted to be more than friends, but she's over it now. I had no idea. I'm glad I didn't do anything dumb and hurt her.
  • The world is a very small place. Recently, during our second conversation was able to ask a girl who was raised 200 miles away from me how many fingers her grandad had- since I knew he lost two during WWII.
  • I would dearly love to have another baby- so much so it tugs at my heart when I hear one cry.
  • Two different people have told me I'm nuts when I've mentioned that- the only two people I have told.
  • I discussed what kind of truck my oldest son would like to own yesterday- not in a vague, some day, far away, daydreaming way- in an I'm looking now kind of way and when we got off the phone my head was spinning.
  • I've been told multiple times,"You're built pretty good for an old guy." That is what the old timers would call a sideways compliment.
  • An old friend just sent me some porn on my phone labelled AT&T Account Balance. It nearly caused me to swallow my tongue- raunchy. I've told two other people about him doing this (in spite of telling him to stop) and one day tried to send a tamer example to the ones I'd told, but somehow even though I used my contacts from the phone I sent two copies to one person I don't even know. For days I was afraid to answer the door just sure a US Marshal would be there to arrest me for interstate pornalization or whatever they'd call it.
  • Zac looooves the Beemer- when the sunroof is open. The other night he saw the full moon through it and was ecstatic when he realised what it was.
  • A friend said to me the other day, "Blessings are coming to you."
  • Bring it on.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crazy Comment From Hulu User Reviews

"fox news, huh?
what can be said about fox news that hasn't been already? Also, I don't believe in them, but i think geraldo rivera might be a reptillian. "

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday's Missives

  • I get told quite often that Zac is a treasure- even by people who don't really know us, they've just interacted with us or have seen he and I interacting at the park or in a restaurant etc.
  • We are at the library. A minute ago some weirdo started goosing Zac. Before I could tell him to stop or give a dirty look Zac recoiled and said, "Stop, you're getting me dirty!"

  • Still cannot ever spell restaurant correctly.

  • Nope, not even that time.

  • There are signs in the old Casino Beach park on Lake Worth warning that alligators have been spotted there. Would be just my luck...

  • Got my heart broken fairly recently. The resultant case of butthurt simply would not cut loose of me and give me my life back. However, she did something soooo gratuitously cruel quite a while after the fact that my feelings for her disappeared right at that point- gone, nothing. That has never happened to me before. I think we all assume those feelings kind of die on the vine over time and fade away so it was shocking to me that they were just gone. I would not have believed it if someone had told me it was possible.

  • Recently a woman said to me,"I like you. I really do." "Oh yeah- what do like about me?" said I. "Well, you're sooo cool. I like that you're a great nurse, your tan skin, and most of all the fact you're a sweet gentleman- that's very sexy!"

  • What an ego boost. What 'til she gets to know me a little better though.

  • I've posted this recently, but I can't get enough of it- take it away Neon Trees with Animal.

Monday's Missives

  • When I was growing up our phone number was one digit off from the drive in and we constantly got calls about what was showing. One night someone called and asked my dad what was showing. Without missing a beat he said,"Well, we're watching Gunsmoke at our house. It just started, so if you hurry you won't miss much"

  • A man I knew who lived through the siege of Khe Sanh after stopping off there while en route to another point died recently from complications of diabetes- seems sad and weird to live through something so epically horrendous and die from what some think of as such an innocuous disease. After a patrol his platoon leader told his guys,"We can either lay up here for tonight since dark is going to catch us and set up an ambush over the trail or we can didi mao across to Khe Sanh get a hot shower and chow and some good sleep and roll out in the morning at first light and head to our rally point." He put it to a vote so of course the ambush idea didn't stand a chance. Tony said they got their shower, chow and a bunk to sleep in and then the rockets started raining down and they didn't stop for a month. Wonder if his children and grandchildren know this story? Anyway, didn't want to let it die. Man, I enjoyed getting to know you buddy- Yolanda misses you terribly and I know your granchildren will as well.

  • While not anxious to do so I'm not afraid of dying- not even alone which seems to terrify a lot of people.

  • I get very worried when I don't hear from a particular friend for a while although I have plenty of other people who I may also lose contact with for longer periods of time that I just won't be as concerned over.

  • An old friend went and auditioned at Lebears strip club (guys do the stripping women do the watching) as a goof with another friend after hearing about it on a radio promo. He was told by the manager,"I like your legs - nice and long, just get a better tan and come back we'd would love to have you dance here." Years later his father identified his body by his tattoos after his corpse was drug up out of Eagle Mountain Lake. It's funny though, after all the really memorable/crazy experiences we had through the years that ridiculous try out which I was not even there for is what I remember most about him.

  • Kinda cool video for a really cool song- Metric with their smash hit Gold Guns Girls

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday's Dispatch

  • Recently a woman started talking to me out of the blue about reading the Bible. I mentioned a friend who uses a schedule to read through the entire Bible in a year- he just starts over each January and has done this for years. I offered to find her the schedule and bring her a copy. Within 2 hours another woman who happened to be married wanted to come over and spend the rainy day with me between the sheets. Mmmm- go to the library in the pouring rain and print out a Bible schedule for one woman or spend the day with something warm and pretty while listening to it rain?

  • I am an oak I found out that day.

  • A friend took her boyfriends ashes to a memorial where there was going to be food and drinks afterward. As she and her friend walked in the friend said,"Where can I put this?" speaking of the box of cremated remains. "Oh, I'll take them- if they're steaks." a guy there answered.

  • The same girl speaking of her deceased boyfriend who was very large before being reduced to 6-8 pounds of ashes said as she placed the box in her compact car,"Well, for once you can finally fit in my car."

  • There are several cases of suicide bombers bones being propelled into the bodies of victims and they can't be removed- that weirds me out, but I bet not as bad as it does those survivors.

  • If you want to see God laugh, just tell him your plans. Quote from a very, very good movie you must watch- Bella. Believe me go buy it don't rent it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

To Catch A Predator

is playing for keeps

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday's Missives

    My inner 12 year old giggled.

  • Knob Creek machinegun shoot- night fire with explodey goodness as they blast barrels of diesel. If it gets any better than this I don't even want to know about it- one more reason to love America.

  • Heard Merideth Viera say earlier, "Six year old beauty queen Jon Benet Ramsey." without even a hint of irony while introducing a segment on that moron John Karr who falsely confessed to her murder. What is wrong with us? Who could possibly think it's right to objectify children with sick pageants anyway? Gruesome aspects I've noticed when there's a story related to this practice: the mothers of these children are nearly always fat, ugly and don't seem to be very well put together psychologically.

  • And the father is nearly always timid, creepy and effeminate.

  • Recently, a porn actor murdered another and then hurt a couple of others. The article I perused used the word,"colleague" when referring to those involved relationships.

  • Pfftht.

  • I like the word wombat.