The Patriarch

My dad’s birthday is tomorrow, his 56th. Long live the king. Another day older, another day wiser I guess you could say. We’ve haven’t always seen eye to eye but there has always been a mutual respect between us. His understanding of the world is obviously a whole lot different from mine because of the different times he grew up in. He knows how to use a computer obviously, but there is still many other technological things that would be a mystery to him, like smartphones and tablets. I’m seeing him more often than ever since my parents split, nearly every day now, which is a good sign that our relationship will start to strengthen more over time.

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Share Your World 2/20/17

When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?

The only time I believe this happened was when I rubbed my finger against the edge of some paper and got a paper cut, which hurts briefly. I think if the thing I’m cutting is really thick and requires some extra effort to cut, I’d be moving my jaw in frustration, or gritting my teeth, trying to put some strength into it.

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

Only when I am deeply pondering an idea to write down. I used to chew the end of my pens (chewing pencils has a nasty wood taste). This is a bad habit that I’m glad doesn’t exist.

Are you a collector of anything?  If so what?

For a while I was collecting all of the quarters from the 50 state quarter project but then a certain person came along and stole them all, discarding the empty quarter map behind a dresser, all crumpled up. I have a small collection of bottle caps, seashells, and rocks.

 

What size is your bed? 

It’s just a mattress on the floor right now (bed frame coming soon), and is just big enough to have me stretch from head to toe and fit all on it.

Share Your World – February 20, 2017

Valentine’s Day

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Is this the real life or is it just fantasy?

So I am finally coming home from Kansas and what a great week it has been. It was my sister’s birthday on the 12th (she turned 21), where we ate at Texas Roadhouse and a really authentic Italian restaurant called Zio’s.

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I think I may have found the one this year but I may be fooling myself and setting myself up for some heartbreak and disappointment. I probably won’t see her again for many months and who knows what would have changed by then. At this point it is a silly little love story that hasn’t had nearly enough time to kindle into something greater. I’ve known her for only four days and there seemed to be some something special there but now I’ll have to resort to some long distance Facebook chatting and just being “friends” right now until I see her again, whenever that may be. I have to say my Valentine’s Day weekend down in Lawrence and Olathe, Kansas was quite eventful and fulfilling, more so than any other year so far.

My official/unofficial Valentine’s date was one I surely won’t forget for sometime to come. It wasn’t a cheesy get together but there seemed to be something truly meaningful there. I didn’t want to rush things too fast and have that spark of magic disappear but now that I’m back home and she’s still in Kansas, all I’ve got now is some sweet first moments to cling to and they may be just dead ends or the beginnings of something big in the future.

Marathon Runners

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Life is a marathon, not a sprint

Full of ups and downs that take your breath away

You won’t reach the finish line in one night

But you can definitely start toward it today

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Hello 2017

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It’s another year and another chance to go forth and so something amazing.

It was also another year of opening gifts on New Year’s Eve.

What I got for Christmas on the eve of 2017:

Xbox One

23” HDTV

Socks and briefs

The Simpsons season 7 DVD

Alexa Echo Dot ( fantastic voice recognition)

The Walking Dead video game season 1

A pillow

What are my resolutions for the year?

Well, I hate setting resolutions for the year because I’m putting pressure on myself to achieve something beyond my capabilities. I’d rather just enjoy myself and not worry about what lies ahead.

New Year’s Eve

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The time has come again

To put a ribbon on the year

Closing it out strong

One more shout, one more cheer

You know when January rolls around

That the aspirations will ring true

Going for those dreams again

Because nothing will stop you

So gather up your folks

It’s an event for the ages

Here’s to making it count

And continuing to write the pages

Remembering Many

A great deal of notable people were lost in 2016, many this month alone.

This is a just a list of some of the more recognizable names that made headlines this year, causing people to immediately stop and reflect on the lives of these people. People die everyday, but only so many, such as these people, live a full and everlasting life. They all celebrated just one more Christmas before passing on and leave behind a trail of accomplishments and contributions to society in general.

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Florence Henderson

Gene Wilder

Fidel Castro

Alan Thicke

Bernard Fox

Craig Sager

John Glenn

Arnold Palmer

Prince

Muhammad Ali

David Bowie

Alan Rickman

Harper Lee

Nancy Reagan

Gordie Howe

Pat Summitt

Merle Haggard

Leonard Cohen

Frank Sinatra, Jr.

This is in remembrance to them all.