Category Archives: My Life

December 20th

Well…that was a wasted day….didn’t even start to feel human until about 7 pm and still don’t think I’m at 100%…well…I’m never at 100% any more but that’s another story. I was going to do one on the repeal of DADT yesterday but I didn’t do anything at all but nurse the wounds…and you’ve seen that before on Sunday so it shouldn’t have been surprise….didn’t even go out for SF since that would have meant driving across town and that was just not going to happen…..yep…still feel like crap….and I am so sore all over that I’ll have to go back to the ibuprofen before I go out for coffee. I do have a few things to do today…..yay…have to go out for supplies this morning and then back here to get some work done….then do laundry and clean some…I think I’ll make it a goal to get the whole place cleaned up before the end of the week so I’ll have some sort of an accomplishment and won’t feel like it was another wasted week…I’m starting to feel like the Eagles song “Wasted Time”…go look it up…it doesn’t fit completely but the general theme is there….okay…time to go….more later….

December 19th

Well…wine hangovers hurt. But, the party at G’s was so much fun it was worth it…I have a sore throat from laughing so much and what little voice I have left has shifted down a couple of octaves. The car was even parked straight when I went out to get the paper this morning so I feel okay about that….there was good news on the political front yesterday….hmmm…should probably put that in a political post, huh? I think I will so I’ll have something else to write about later….but, what about now? Not a lot to do today….and this time I mean it….watched the wonderful movie “Top Hat” this morning with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and the really cool Irving Berlin songs…yep, that really tells you how old I am….I can’t believe it was made 75 years ago….oh, back to today…going to have another cup of coffee and read the online papers and wait to hear from K to see if there is going to be a SF today….I wouldn’t mind going out for a while…after I slump back to the couch and veg for added energy or for decreased pain, I can’t figure out which yet…more later…

December 18th

Well…things went downhill into boredom pretty quickly after lunch with T yesterday….and the Wings lost which just capped off the slide…but I did see the Ridley Scott version of Robin Hood…and I don’t understand why they even called it Robin Hood…there was really no connection to the traditional story except for a couple of names but it was a good movie anyway. Not a lot to do today…have to make the shrimp fettucine for G’s party later but that is about it…there were cocktails involved last night so I’m a little slow today…I’ll try to get a couple of posts out later but I have the feeling that today is a veg day..so, I’ll start vegging right now and go get a cup of coffee and read the paper…more later…

December 17th

Well…a long night with a couple of cocktails so I’m a little slow today…..yeah, you did see a placeholder if you were here earlier….but I dumped it so it didn’t show up in the count….and the idea I had sounded like a good one at the time but I’m not sure if I’ll get to it today….who knows? I do have something to do today…having lunch with T and there are supposed to be stories so that will be fun….other than that…not much to do today…I was worried how I was going to get that one in…I don’t know what is going on but I am sore from head to toe and it is getting old…just like me, but I hope that’s not the reason….I think I’ll go get an ibuprofen and see if that helps…more later…

I’m back for a few…the ibuprofen did help, as did the beer at lunch…and T got me to do something that no one has been able to do in quite a few years…go into a mall during the holidays…yep, I know, not me at all but it’s just fun to hang out with her…even shopping…but I will say it took all of 5 minutes so maybe it’s not too big of a test….I will try to get to the topics later…oh, it is later, isn’t it? Damn….let me have a couple of minutes and I’ll get to it….

December 16th

Well…the days are starting to run together with boredom and I’m not sure what to do about it..but that’s my problem, huh? There was a pretty good Wings game last night and I got to see Nicky Lidstrom get the first hat-trick in his career…over 1400 games but he’s a defenseman so that’s not unexpected. Pretty cool, though, and it couldn’t happen to a classier guy. Slept okay again but there are so many new aches and pains that I’m not sure what is going on….it’s a pain getting older…ha,ha. Yeah, I know, bad joke…Not much to do today…have to get the makings for the dish I’m making for G’s party sat…a shrimp fettucine with Feta that is really light and tasty…but I don’t like to cook for people much anymore since I think my tastes have started to skew along with my brain as I get older and there is nothing worse than making something and having everyone hate it….yep, feeling that insecure tight now and I don’t know why…..hey, keep watching…I may be going off the rails soon…the signs are there and it may make this more interesting…more later…

December 15th part two….

Well…haven’t done one of these addendum in quite a while because you probably think they are cheating in a sense…and it would be if I was counting the quantity and getting paid by the number I do each month…you know I don’t get paid at all to do this…is there a way to get paid to do this? If you know, please let me know because I could use the cash…was just thinking that there may be a connection between sleeping and writing…yep, I did say that before and if you’ve been here you’ve seen it…well, can’t make that assumption, either. Okay, a quick summary…I have finally been sleeping pretty well over the last week or so but that has resulted in the edge going off my brain…not having as many ideas or any outrage to drive them. But, with the crappy sleep I had last night, I have had some of the outrage come back and a couple of ideas that were worth writing about. Can you make a connection between the two? Not on this sample size I’m afraid….but I’ll let you know in a couple of days if there is something to it…

Anything else…hmmmm….oh, still getting to like the Pandora service more and more and watching less and less tv….a good thing, I think…and reading a lot more…have gone through a couple of books in the last couple of days….that’s it…more later, maybe…

December 15th

Well…another night out in Ada but I lost again and did not win at Keno…I don’t know what I expected….yes I do….I expect to win every week…oh, well. Missed the Geminid meteor shower since it was cloudy last night and into this morning but I avoided the 15 degree temps and freezing my butt off so that is a plus. A bad night of sleep last night…started getting up at 1:16 and have been up and down since…but three out of 4 days with tolerable sleep is not bad…much better than the last couple of years. Not much to do today…going to take the day off from everything but coffee and the newspapers…oh, and getting some posts out since there are developments in the world that I need to comment on…just not right now since I do have to get ready to go out….more later…

December 14th

Well…had a fun night out with G and laughed some….for some reason, I feel like crap today and no it wasn’t from being out….I think it’s forgetting to eat after I got home…oh, well….I’ll have breakfast today to make up for it….I’m already tired of the cold and the old Mazda doesn’t like it either…it creaks and groans like I do when I get up and I just hope it will make it through the winter…I hope I do too, for that matter. Not a lot to do today..except Ada…and I’m shooting for another win and another 100 bucks playing Keno…that would be really weird if I could do that two weeks in a row but stranger things have happened. I will have some topics for later…I know, I’ve promised that before but today I mean it….well, I meant it before, too, but as I said before, I think the sleeping has taken the edge off my brain…I may have to try to cut back to see if that helps my creativity…more later…

Just thinking….

Well…this one was supposed to be about the idea that I may have been hasty in condemning Obama about the tax cut deal…but I’ll get to that later…this one is a little more existential, a little more introspective than normal but thoughts have been popping into my head for a couple of days now that I need to write about to figure them out….sometimes that helps but it’s not guaranteed but I’ll try anyway. Part of this thought comes from a couple of encounters I’ve had in the past couple of weeks where the people I met always ask the same question first: “what do you do?” Up until now, my flip answer has been ‘whatever I want”, but, when I started to think about it today, of course my strange thought process drove me to the larger question of how we define ourselves; how do we get to the shorthand that explains us as individuals? I know a lot of people believe that it’s our work that defines us…that it is hard to separate what you do from who you are….so who are you when you don’t have anything that you do? Since I started to write in earnest in my 30′s, I’ve always thought of myself as a writer who worked at other things so I could write, but can you consider yourself a writer if you’ve never sold anything? And, if I’m not a writer, what the heck am I? Just another unemployed old guy I guess….hmmm….this isn’t going anywhere right now so I’ll stop….

December 13th

Well…I am still in shock…the Lions won a game yesterday…yep, I said it…the Lions won a game yesterday. Other than that, it was a normal Sunday…no SF…but I told you about that in yesterday’s post. I don’t know where the huge winter storm went but it never got here, just a couple of inches on my car but it is quite cold….and it’s going to be for a few days…might even have to get the gloves out. Not much to do today….and this time it’s really true…I can’t even think of anything to do….of course, going out to get the papers and coffee but that’s it….I can already feel the boredom starting to creep in and I’ve only been up for a little while…maybe I’ll get a couple of posts out…who knows? More later…