Thursday, September 28, 2006


Today is the day I was married on almost 20 years ago. The second one now since the divorce. It will be a melancholy day for me.

All I will say on this is my X and my kids will be in my thoughts today. I love them all, and wish things could have worked out between the X and I.

I'll leave this in tribute of my feelings for the X...who...I still do love.

Fare you well, my honey
Fare you well, my only true one
All the birds that were singing
Are flown, except you alone

Gonna leave this brokedown palace
On my hands and my knees, I will roll, roll, roll
Make myself a bed by the waterside
In my time, in my time, I will roll, roll, roll

In a bed, in a bed
By the waterside I will lay my head
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

River gonna take me, sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home
It's a far gone lullaby sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home

Going home, going home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow
On the bank's green edge it will grow, grow, grow
Singing a lullaby beside the water
Lovers come and go, the river will roll, roll, roll

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

(From the Grateful Dead song Brokedown Palace)

Monday, September 25, 2006

More It is to laugh

My friend from Steve responded to my post of bad jokes with a few of his own. I particularly remember the seventy six joke from when we worked together in New Jersey. In fact, I heard that one multiple times and still get a grin and chuckle today. Thanks Steve!

A man burst into a doctor’s examining room and shouted, "Doc, you gotta help me. I’m shrinking!" The doctor replied, "Sir, go back and sit down in the waiting room and wait your turn. You’ll just have to be a little patient."

A bum tried to sneak onto an ocean liner and hide until launch, but a ship’s officer caught him and took him back off the ship. As they walked down to the dock, the officer explained, "You have to understand, beggars can’t be cruisers."

Groucho: "Are you married? Are you rich? Answer the second question first."

Groucho (As auctioneer): "Seventy-five, seventy-five, seventy-five. Will someone give me seventy-six?"
Bidder: "Seventy-six."
Groucho: "That’s the spirit!”

Gomez Addams: "What are doing with that net, Lurch?"
Lurch: "Caught a pterodactyl."
Gomez: "That’s no pterodactyl, Lurch. That’s my mother-in-law!"

Water yet again

The dam* leak on the basement stairs leaked again this weekend. Probably my fault since the gutter were clogged and the water was just sluicing off the roof on the affected area. I ended up sending the better part of the weekend moving furniture, ripping up carpet and padding and playing with fans and heats to dry it out. Had to cut and remove the padding and hang it to dry!

I also went out in the rain and unclogged the gutters; now that was refreshing!

Just ordered some interior primer and sealant off the internet which may help things.


Friday, September 22, 2006

It is to LAUGH!

My kids, desensitized by modern day TV and video games, often do not share the same sense of humor that their Dad has. I think the following 7 jokes are hilarious! What do YOU think??

1 - Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2 - A jumper cable walks into a bar and asks for a beer. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't you start anything."

3 - Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4 - A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5 - A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

6 - Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this
taste funny to you?"

7 - "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?" Well, "It's Not Unusual."

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast ye cretinous dogs!

Today be Talk like a Pirate day! A fine tradition we be upholdin'! Anyone of ye scurvy dogs who does not observe this holiday shall not be welcome aboard me blog!! So! Be ye Pirate and welcome? Or be ye land lubber and consigned to Davey Jones Locker?????? Arrrrrr!

Smartly ye all, be clicking this hyar link quick as can be, or ye be walkin' the plank fer sure!

Click Hyar!

Monday, September 18, 2006


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Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

My apologies to Mr. Shakespeare for the title of this post!

Through much effort I have managed to suppress much of the feelings for my x-Wife from my conscious mind. It's rough, because of whatever had happened between us I still do love her as much as the day I married her. And, sadly (for me anyway!), I still miss her a lot.

Anyway, the subconscious mind is worse! It's very distressing (well, when I wake up anyway! 99% of the dreams I have with her in them are nice dreams of us being together and doing things like going on vacation, having dinner, a trip to the mall, a walk in the park.......

Well, last night it crossed a new threshold.....I was having a great dream of the five us being at the lake on a sunny day. I awoke, and went into work and my brother in law asked me how I was getting along dealing with the divorce. Did I still miss the X? I mentioned how I had just had a dream with the X in it last night, and I was still dreaming about her, missing her, and still loved her, and how distressing this was for me.

THEN I WOKE UP AGAIN! My former brother in law had actually worked for me back in New Jersey, but that was about 8 to 10 years ago. This was the dreaded 'dream within a dream' scenario I have heard about and seen on TV numerous times. Sigh! It was most distressing.

Unrequited love is the worst love of all!

Danielle Turns Tweleve!

My Daughter had her 12th Birthday this past Friday! I surprised her at her Mom's house that morning before she left for school and gave her a stuffed tiger and a candy bar as a special treat for lunch that day. After school I pretty much let her do whatever she wanted, and the five of us and the X's brother went to dinner at the Chinese Buffet, then back to my House to open presents and she, the X, and I watched the new Shaggy Dog Disney movie before the X departed. I let Danielle stay up until Midnight for maximum birthday enjoyment!

As a followup I took my daughter to Toy's R Us yesterday so she could buy herself a DS Lite handheld game system with all the gift cards she had from previous occasions and some birthday cash from this year. We then hit Gamestop on the way home so she could trade in heer DS, which she got $44 for, so, she bought a new DS game and took some store credit home to boot!

Fifty - Half a Century of being......Me!

Turning 50 wasn't so bad....a quiet day at work, and quiet time with the family, and the X with her Mom and Dad and brother took me out to dinner at my favorite Chinese place. Nothing memorable for a half a century mark, but, a nice day all in all for a birthday.

A couple of lines from a Pink Floyd song kind of sum up how I feel about it

"Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time, plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines"


"Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death"

For the handful of you who sent birthday greetings, I thank you. To the rest....well......use your imagination! If I have yor birthday on file, I send a greeting.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Big Five O

What a great birthday so far; we've been fighting a major virus at work for the past 6 days and over the Labor Day weekend were working 24/7. I've been fighting a bug for days, which of course today has taken major hold. I feel, like something the cat dragged in. Sigh!

Well, anyway, make my day by wishing me a Happy Birthday!