Monday, August 22, 2011

Hey, it was broke when I got there.

Times they do change.
Look at this photo of me receiving the ‘stink eye’.

I doubt there is a married guy out there who has not seen some version of this.
I’m not by any means saying I don’t deserve this treatment, but to document it is rare! There it is,, just in case you have never seen it. I just happened to have a camera nearby and I documented this rarity for your viewing pleasure.
OK, now you’re wondering what I did to deserve this in the first place. As you married guys know, I did ab-so-fucking-lutly nothing to deserve this! Nope, didn’t fart, just sittin here mindin my own gotdam business.
And WHAM,, stink-eye.
It’s OK tho,, as always, we worked thru it in no time.
Turns out I am not the asshole I thought I was. For now.

On a more somber note, I had to do something today I never done before.
I have a friend/cousin-inlaw who has been battling the big C for a couple years now. He was just told he has 4-6 weeks before he checks out.
I needed to phone him up and chat but what the fuck do I say?
It has been about 25 years since we hung out but I felt we were close.
So I got him on the phone not knowing what I should say.
I thought it was awkward for me, till I began to think about his side of the conversation. I cannot imagine being in his spot.
We had a nice conversation, as it could be. I want to phone him back again in about a week.

As I/we get older It become apparent we will have to deal with death more than we want to. I have tried to avoid it all my life, but it is all around me lately.

If my next post is not more upbeat, someone should come by and slap all the shit outa me.
And that goes especially for the dipshit who keeps leaving stupid comments!

I hope I didn’t brain my damage


RPM said...

Wow, I have seen that look before and it ain't good!

sandy a said...

All I have to say about death is this: Every day above ground is a good day!

AJ. Baxter said...

We're just visiting this place.

Anonymous said...

Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved.
- Jean Cameron

This is just another stop in the journey.

Dave + Dianna Rider said...

Jim Morrison said it best...

Now, if I could only remember what that was.

Dave said...

Thanks for putting a name to "that look" I get it far too often...and for no reason at all.

Not easy to make "the" call to a dying friend. Like you said, "what do you say?" As one person said, you listen as there is noting one can do to change the persons circumstances. Yup, "youth is wasted on the young".

Adriane said...

I think I was channeling Scott in that photo as that was his shirt that washed ashore.