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Crazy 2013

I know no one will read this (because few follow me here), but I feel the need to share. This is easily the craziest year I have had since high school, even allowing for my past relationships. There have been a lot of changes for me. I went to trucking school as a last-ditch attempt to get out of McDonald’s. I did so with a good job, but got canned quickly because I made a mistake. I tried to be a salesman, but then I got a good job through a temp agency. I almost ran myself broke, but am building it back up, hoping to put a down payment on a house within two months. Hopefully 2014 will be more streamlined.

How’s this for advertising?

How’s this for advertising?

Can’t Make This Up

So, I just walked into a convenience store. All I was seeking was AA batteries. As I was looking, I saw ammunition in easy reach on a shelf. I eventually found my batteries, but it was those that were behind the counter. Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

I just watched Psycho again. No matter how many times I see it, it never gets old.

I Think Too Much

I was just thinking that I really only talk to three people in the whole world. I really want to make more friends (outside the workplace ) but, with my schedule, what choice do I have? Who goes out on week nights, anyway? My weekend is on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday is generally my errand day and I go to bed early Wednesday night. It’s so damn frustrating.

I had a long day, so I wind down by watching political movies. The above Duck Soupwas one, followed by The Great Dictator, and will be followed later by Dr. Strangelove.

I had a long day, so I wind down by watching political movies. The above Duck Soupwas one, followed by The Great Dictator, and will be followed later by Dr. Strangelove.

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

I was wondering about a personal problem of mine when I started to chat with my first ex-girlfriend. I was hoping to talk to her about it when I asked how she was doing. She revealed to me that her current boyfriend died. He got into a car crash with a drunk driver, and was in surgery when he got an infection and died.

As the son of an alcoholic, I wonder how close I came to this fate (I can count twice off the top of my head where I came close.) and sympathize with those who do. This is only magnified by the fact that this happened to a person for whom I care so deeply. Our problems are so trivial when this perspective is added.

This may seem a cliche, but take heed lest it affect someone close to you: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Alfred Hitchcock
If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.
Stanley Kubrick
What’s It Coming To?

I just found out that my ex-girlfriend is losing her kids. She is losing them to the state of Illinois because of some pervert she met long before me.

I have never met these children. This is mostly because I have a strict policy about meeting the children of single mothers that I date. Simply put, I don’t meet kids right away because I don’t want them to become too attached in case we didn’t work out. Such was the case this time; we only went out for three or four months.

All of this didn’t stop me from thinking of those kids as my own. I always have; as such, it feels as if I am losing my own. However, as miserable as I feel, I know for a fact she feels 20 times worse because they were her own.

Now, I am afraid of what is going through her mind. Those kids- and the hope of getting them back- were the only things keeping her together as long as I have known her. I just hope that she doesn’t do anything to put herself in harm.

I hope she can pull herself together. I also hope that those kids turn out fine. All I can do is hope here, yet I know that won’t be enough.

In closing, I can only say one thing: Au revoir les enfants.