Writing a blog post to the backdrop of Nine Inch Nails "Pretty Hate Machine" probably isn't conducive for finding my happy place.But I'm not going to lie.I'm not in a happy place right now. I mean, sure, overall my life is pretty fucking good--all things considered.But I feel like I'm on a ledge. As I'm … Continue reading Cleared for Takeoff
So...here's the thing.First off. Thank you. I know you're just trying to help.I know they do these kinds of neck surgeries all the fucking time. And that they've done literally thousands of them.I get that.But dig....they don't do it all the fucking time--on me. And they haven't done literally thousands of these operations to me.It will … Continue reading Routine Bullshit
I am not black.I am not a woman.I am not a hyphenated American.I grew up in Westerville, OH. If you looked up a picture of white-bread America in the Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, very likely a picture of Westerville would pop up.I didn't see a black kid in my elementary school until 2nd or 3rd … Continue reading Blinders
So....I get it. I'm approaching what some might consider old. But not in my mind.That being said, please don't take this rant as 'old guy venting about the good old days,' because it's not really that as much as it is about the something new days being filled with short cuts.Take, for example, a new … Continue reading Good Grief!!
So...it would seem that I apparently am a 'typical male' in some regards. According to some friends, my not wanting to date or start my quest for the next ex-Mrs. Skaggs is indicative of the whole guy 'fear of commitment' thing that men often get accused of.And I can see where it might look like … Continue reading Typical Male
Disclaimer: This post is bound to be fraught with irony, and has the potential to contain serious doses of hypocrisy. Well above those of the Christian Moral Majority. Here's the thing. Well, wait. Let me back up.There's this thing.Rather than call out one that has ingratiated itself so much in to our lives, that it's hardly noticeable, I'll … Continue reading Smell that? It’s Irony
Dearest Daughter,I owe you an apology. Sometimes spoken words fail me, so if you'll forgive me, I'll use the words that don't.Last night you surprised me. You said something that I, quite frankly didn't think I would hear. And my reaction, let's be honest--sucked.I want to apologize for that. You see, I get the feeling … Continue reading My Daughter, I Apologize
I fucking hate people sometimes.I know...not very enlightened of me. And it's not the actual person I hate, per se. It's really the behavior of the person. I know some of the people that annoy me don't really mean to. They aren't bad people. They normally aren't complete fucktards of epic proportions.They just do stupid shit … Continue reading Fighting the Urge