Now for the one-year Anniversary blog post! In November of last year, I felt so down, betrayed, alone and cut-off from the world due to a cornucopia of events that I began this blog at long last upon the urging of a couple of my alumni amigos from thirty-plus years ago at the University. I’m not rehashing; if curious go back and read the first ones….pathetic, LOL
A year later tonight, I still have yet to figure out how to “make money” doing this, like that person suggested that I could; heartily THANK the over twenty-three hundred pair of eyes who have visited and read my words, and basically feel that this is an exercise in a type of therapy that is unique to the kind of personality and skill set that I possess. If you would have told me that I would compose almost ninety original articles a year prior to this upstart, I would have had your head examined. As my Dad would sometimes amusingly say, “Who woulda THUNK it??”
I hope you had a good and refreshing “Turkey Day” – I spent mine with a new crew of people this year, and the resulting conversations were enlightening and entertaining. Football was on in one of the rooms, but didn’t want to miss the networking opportunities, so I ignored it except in-passing. I gave silent thanks for a few positive events and people who happened into my life during the past twelve months, yet still feel that I’m being somehow punished for my “sins” (whatever those are) because I am not as financially well off as I thought I would be at this age. Trying stay creative and follow my own advice to think “outside the box”, I am buoyed that I am only days away from previewing for publication my first-ever book of original poetry (“Sad Face King” – as a little paperback – still going for the eventual hardcover versions though)! It will soon be followed by my memoir of my days in professional commercial radio as a on-air personality.
Pickhitt: The following three topics are open for your discussion: 1. I hope the media leaves the late Princess Diana’s son, Prince William, and his fiancee` alone enough to have as normal a courtship and wedding as possible for two people who are as famous as they are. I pray the news media remember that their allies, the paparazzi, were largely responsible for Lady Di’s premature death, and back-off. 2. Now we know that at least one of the guys President Obama plays basketball with is, what we used to call thirty years ago, a “butcher” LOL. I wonder if the guy who threw the elbow is worried about his job? I know I would be, Ha! Do ya think the Prez maybe stuck his mug in there too close while guarding this chap? Guess the Jay Lenos of the world will leave us in “stitches” commenting on the incident.
Finally, since when does the USPS (Postal “Service”) close at noon on the Friday after Thanksgiving without publicizing it in-advance?? I wasn’t the only one in the parking lot of the local P.O. with a bewildered look on my face early on Black Friday afternoon – it was freakin’ WEIRD!! What would have made more sense would have been for them to open at noon since most of us who do not have to get up early after getting stuffed, etc, choose to sleep-in a bit longer before joining the fray. ‘Guess we are lucky we got mail delivery at the house on black Friday, and don’t they only work one-half a day on Saturday anyway?? No wonder that they are always crying that they are going broke!! Watch-out, here comes another stamp rate hike!!
During the past year, a few of you have commented on my rants, but not enough for a real worldwide discussion, and so, my pupils, please kick the comments UP a notch as I continue this blogging journey, or I’ll have to raise the retirement age :-J