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No Luck…

Well…it has just been one of those days where reality squashes my creativity and crowds out most other thoughts…and without the newspapers today, there was less raw data to draw from. So, you didn’t get anything topical but if you’ve been here before, you shouldn’t be surprised, I have these problems sometimes….I think part of it is that winter still won’t release it’s grip on Michigan and it is a pain to have car troubles when it is so cold….

I did get the paperwork into my financial guy…but I had to suit up and take the bike out to the mailbox since they didn’t deliver the mail here today…in a building with 6 units in it, you would think there would be some kind of mail for one of us…but nothing today and that included my Netflix dvd that was supposed to come today. Yep, I’m a little cranky…as you can tell…but maybe tomorrow things will be better….I will be able to pay my rent for April, after all…..more tomorrow…

Okay, here’s one topical thing that made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to cough up a lung…..Michelle Bachmann is going to run for president……don’t blame me if you die laughing…..

March 24th part two…

Well…the car is still not running so I didn’t go out for coffee and papers today which does put a cramp into my commentary…I am now reading the online papers to find a topic but it’s not going too well right now…I did just read an article by Brian Dickerson in the Detroit Free Press online that is almost an exact copy of mine from a couple of days ago…I don’t know if I’m to be flattered or a little irritated but I guess the truth is the truth no matter who says it. I’ll keep trying for a while but I’m not sure if I can get anything to form up….

March 24th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday except that the car is giving me trouble again…I did order a part that I think is the problem but it won’t be in until Friday so I’ll just have to leave it running after I push start it…or it might start and that would be even better since it is slick. Had a nice surprise with a lunch with T that wasn’t planned and that made me smile the rest of the day…then, when I got back, my printer started working again….maybe the good luck will hold and I’ll win the 303 million in the lottery Friday…I can always hope. Not much to do today….just have to get the papers back in the mail to the financial guy and then probably clean this place up a little…and I promise I won’t do any more Manny columns….I will do the work to be lucid later and add something to the discourse…more later….

March 23rd

Well….fun day yesterday but feel like crap today…worth it, but haven’t felt like this in a while….I did lose at pool but it was a hard fought loss so I don’t feel bad about it. The frickin Netflix wasn’t working last night so I watched my concert dvd’s and may have had it too loud….did the DT thing, too, which always makes me cringe when I get up in the morning but I think my friends understand….hope so…not much to do today….need to keep trying to fix my printer and I think C is coming into town…might have a lunch with T if everything works out and that should be fun. As I said before….I feel a little crappy so I’m going to stop now…more later…

March 22nd

Well…an interesting day yesterday and I had a bunch of stuff to do which is really unusual as you know. I did get to meet my new financial guy and found out that I’ve made a bunch of money since December and I feel quite a bit better that I’m not going completely broke. The repair guys came for my dryer but there is more work to be done there so that makes more work for me in the next couple of days…oh, well. It looks like I’ll be able to pay the rent for April so I’m even going to go grocery shopping this morning…I am getting so tired of chicken that I’m not buying any this week, going to buy a lot of stuff that is bad for me but tastes really good and splurge a little…well…turkey isn’t that bad, is it? I am going to buy some chips and some burger but I only eat red meat about once a month now so that’s not too bad. Need to get some more broccoli, too. Not too much to do today…you already know part of it and I am going out to shoot pool today…the veil of darkness is starting to lift and the brain is working again so you may get three today….more later…

Oh, hope the car starts this morning…

March 21st

Well…a long night and day yesterday when I come to think of it….still kind of down and have shifted into low gear to cope with it…have a bunch of stuff to do today and none of it is anything I want to do…but that’s what life is getting to be like right now. Had to get this place ready for the maint guys to come and service my dryer…I guess they don’t want it to start on fire….it will be nice if they fix the vent since it has been dumping into the place for a couple of years…but it’s an electric dryer so no fumes…maybe that wouldn’t be bad…to have fumes, that is. Other than that, not much to do today….need to go out for supplies after I see my financial guy…a new one since Matt quit and I am not looking forward to meeting him…but I need cash to pay the rent so I guess it’s a necessary evil. I will try to get a couple out with new topics today….

Okay…here’s an update…battery was dead in the car this morning and the weird thing is that Tom and I talked about dead batteries yesterday…I was able to get it started by pushing it down the hill (something to be said for sticks) and left it running at Kava…it started after I pulled in here so maybe I just didn’t get the door closed after I went out for a paper yesterday…it might also be that I haven’t taken it anywhere except to coffee for the last two weeks and it gradually went dead….it is time for a new battery, though…about every three years…we’ll see if it starts when I have to go out later this morning…still going to park it in a hill when I stop, though…..

March 20th

Well…this one is going to be short since I just have nothing to say…it looks like a curl up on the couch and lick the wounds day and I don’t know if I can even read the paper….so, more later after the darkness lifts….

Okay..still not much better but i still feel a responsibility to add a little more right now…had to clean up my washer and dryer since they are coming to service them tomorrow…and that means a lot of other work for me in the morning….I am looking forward to seeing if Michigan is real in NCAA’s against Duke this aft…I think they screwed Bristol up when they repaved it…it is just not as much fun to watch as it used to be…and you couldn’t get a ticket to go in person for almost 10 years but looking at the stands today it looks about 30% empty….and, as I’ve said, I hate these new cars….not much else to do today…need to take a shower and get ready for the game so I’ll stop here…

March 19th

Well…running late this morning and there is no reason for it…I’ve been up since 5 or so and just sitting and thinking….kind of a dangerous thing to be doing right now but I am waiting for the sun to come up and melt the frost off the car so I can go get newspapers….nope, I’m not going to scrape the windows as a matter of principle…it’s getting to the end of March and that crap is supposed to be over so I’ll just sit here and wait. Boring, boring night last night and I think I’m moving back to enduring my life again instead of living it….and I don’t think the cocktails help other than the boredom goes away for just a little while…so, what to do? Not sure yet…I’ll let you know if there is any breakthrough and miraculous clarity sets in. Not much to do today….there is the Bristol race to be seen and Sebring that is not on tv so I’ll have to watch it on the computer if I want to see it….going to try to get a couple out today but i have no inkling what they are going to be yet…maybe some navel-gazing, indulgent crap…who knows?

March 18th

Well…a different night than I expected….no Jamo for St. Patty’s day since K wanted to go to Logan’s and there we no way I was going to fight those crowds….so, it was a night off that I really needed but kind of boring…Michigan State made a run at the end but UCLA beat them…not unexpected to me with how inconsistent their play had been….but, the Wings won even playing badly so that was good. As you can see, the brain is still not functioning right….still hard to get the flow going but I’ll keep trying….no plans for today….need a few groceries and to get a bike ride in but that’s about it….Oh, and Michigan plays this aft so that could be a diversion for a few minutes anyway….I will get a couple out later and hope to be better than yesterday…but, you’ll never know unless you come back….more later…

March 17th

Well…it was a long day yesterday but getting back on the bike helped…I am sore everywhere today, though, but I can’t wait to go back out today…should be just a t shirt and shorts since it is already almost 50 at 7:45. The Wings won last night and they looked good….maybe we’ll get out of the first round this year…..not much to do today..it is St. Patrick’s day and I may be having a couple with K later but that is about it….this just isn’t working right now so I’ll come back in a while to continue…

Okay…I’m back and feeling better but still not 100% and can’t figure out why….maybe it’s the corned beef and cabbage….or the depression about not getting any responses to the resume…or that I’m getting old….or any number of other things that I’m not going to bore you with right now…but I will bore you with them later since I’m having trouble coming up with topics…but if you’ve been here before, you know that happens sometimes but it never gets easier and there is no consistent way to break out of it….other than writing but if I do that, you’ll get crappy stuff from me and I do still have my pride if nothing else. So, what to do? Who knows? I’ll be back later to try again…there is basketball on after all…Butler is making another run…