Random things on my mind…

 

Kids today will never know the following things…

The scary sound of the National Anthem being played at midnight when stations would conclude their broadcasting for the day.

Hearing Harry Carey mispronounce damn near everyone’s name.

Pouring a box of your favorite cereal and sitting in front ofthe tv to watch Saturday morning cartoons.  (Or in my case, having to eat nasty ass rice crispy’s) You could turn on ABC and be set for four hours of awesomeness. There is something about hearing ABC’s bumper that is nostalgic.   

Of course, if you were lucky enough to have cable, you could watch the Cartoon Express.

Kids today will never know the feeling of having to get up to change the channel on the cable box, sit down, and having to get up to change the channel again, because their parent doesn’t want to get off the couch.

Knowing that when you see this on HBO, it was about to go down.

Feeling the sting of a big rubber ball against your face because you were too slow to move during dodge ball or smear the queer.  Come to think about it, smear the queer probably wasn’t the most appropriate name.

We had one WGN and it played all the Cubs game.  And rest easy knowing that Kevin Sorbo is Hercules.

Running to answer the phone, only for the caller to have hung up and you have no clue who just called since there was no caller ID.

Being on a time limit while on the world wide web.  And hearing this beautiful sound.

And then hearing someone yell “i’m trying to use the phone, get off”

Playing outside without having to worry about getting shot or kidnapped.

Actually being scared of parent teacher conferences.  Knowing that you’ll probably get an ass whoopin when you get home.  Or in my case, get that whoopin right there in school.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.  (now these little shits need a “safe zone” to be free of hurtful words. lol Ridiculous.)

Buying a pack of cigs for your mom.

Going through airport security without getting felt up.

Making friends with the kids in the neighborhood by actually going outside, not sending a friends request.

Getting picked for the Grand Prize Game.

Hiding under a blanket so your parents don’t have to pay for you at the drive in.

Blowing into a NES cartridge.

Not being medicated for every little thing.

Sticking a pencil in a tape to rewind or fast forward.  Or…to just see how fast you can do it, till it flies off the pencil.

Going to school with 3 feet of snow or 100 degrees out.

Just being a kid and not having to worry about all of society’s problems.

 

 

09/29/2014

Wow, it’s been about two months since i’ve been on here.  I am now working again, thankfully.  However I have been sick since last Tuesday and have had to call in twice. I think that we can all agree that twice in a one month period is too much, but i’m damn near dying over here.  I have an upper respiratory infection and have been put on antibiotics.

When i last wrote, I spoke of my wifey and I going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  It was not too bad except if we were to go again, I would not book the Hilton.  I’ve stayed at the Hilton before, but this place was not up to par.

Thank god hockey starts in about 10 days.  My dad and I are going to the home opener for the Blackhawks.  I’ve never been to a home opener so it should be fun.  We are also going to a game on Nov. 16th along with my bro in law. My dad is trying to convince me to go up to Detroit for the Hawks Redwings game on Nov. 14th.  Which means 6 hours of my dad driving to detroit, staying the night at my uncles, then heading to Chicago early Sunday morning.

So I learned that my ex supervisor that I had at CADS walked out.  Happy for him, they treated him like shit.  When an organization has people resigning or walking out, maybe the board should take a step back and look at upper management.  Also, it has come to my attention that the CEO looks at my blogs here.  Well Sir, you keep running your mouth, expect a Defamation, Libel and Slander lawsuit.  That also pertains to your yes men in HR.

Big ups to Whitney Houston, she’s been clean for over 2 years now.

6/19/14

Today was not a bad day really.  Dad picked me up in his new ride and we went to lunch with my nieces.   I got a lead about a security guard position at the Rock Island Arsenal today and a friend of mines husband is one of the Sgt’s there.  Interview is next Friday and being that I have the Security Forces background, it should go okay.  So, back in the day…like 3 years ago I used to do this thing on Youtube called “Things on my Mind”.  It was basically a bitch and gripe session with me talking about issues that are going on not only in the US but around the world.  Well, instead of making a video, allow me to do a “Things on my Mind”, wordpress edition.

5- What’s the deal with your Guy Fawkes tattoo?10441200_10152483498189326_5506299916194298092_n  The mask actually has a few meaning to it.  It originally gained its popularity in V for Vendetta, but then became symbolic for different types of protest.  I wanted the words “Ideas are bulletproof” tattooed under the face, but my tattooist said the letters would be too small and wouldn’t like good a few years from now.  “Ideas are bulletproof” basically means that no matter how much society or the government tries to silence you, they can never silence your ideas or thoughts.

4-What’s the deal with your “BeLIEve” tattoo? 10427232_10152483521824326_614265202046238193_n The image is actually a piece of artwork done by Derek Hess who is an awesome artist.  I put the beLIEve under it as symbolism.  The picture looks like Jesus on the cross (without the cross of course).  I was raised catholic and still am to this day, however I don’t practice it.  I don’t believe in the bible and I don’t believe you have to go to church or pay towards the church, in order for you to be forgiven or go to heaven.  The church says you need to believe in everything it preaches for you to be saved, and I think that’s a lie.  I don’t have to go to a building to talk to Jesus, I don’t have to give 10% of my check to the church to talk to Jesus, I don’t have to believe in a book that is used in today’s society as a “Go to heaven for Dummies” book.  I believe that women should get abortions, I believe that gays should be able to get married and have children.  I believe that priest should be able to get married.  I also don’t necessarily believe in hell.  I think that if one wants to get into heaven they need to do good and accomplish good during their time on Earth, if not, they get reincarnated.  So hell is you having to do all this over again, losing loved ones, being abused, winning the lottery, whatever, but you have to do good this time around or …you get to do it again.

3- Obama.  WTF?  I voted for President Obama twice.  I also voted for Bush and Clinton.  Obama is pissing me off something fierce.  First, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is freed after we hand over 5 terrorist.  Now I know the “we don’t negotiate with terrorist” thing is bullshit.  We’ve negotiated with all kinds of terrorist in the past.  Reagan did it during the Iran-Contra affair, so again it’s not new.  What pisses me off though is that we gave up 5 shitheads that have already vowed to fight against the United States again.  I don’t think Bergadahl is the poor little soldier that some are portraying.  Second and number 2….

2- Iraq.  Iraq get their shit together and now wants the US to come play babysitter again.  To fucking bad.  I would think different if the Iraq’s were behind us the entire time after we “liberated” them from Saddam, but when Iraq’s started to kill our troops, then screw you and your ugly camel.  Now, I’m not dumb, I know the US wasn’t always doing the right thing over there, but when you are doing your fifth deployment in as many years, you are bound to snap.  Our guys trained those men to fight for their country, and what happens?  These dumbass’s are abandaning thier post or are getting kidnapped then executed.  Shoot back you dumbshits.  Anyways back to Obama.  He stated that we would not send any troops back to Iraq.  However today, he states that he will be sending back 300 US military advisors.  WTF are these advisors going to tell the insurgents? “fightings bad emkay”  Come on man…

1-Fox News is a joke, but CNN isn’t far off with their bullshit breaking news every goddamn half hour.  Matter of fact, last night I was changing the channels when I came across CNN Breaking News Special Report, I was like aaah shit…you know what it was?  Fucking OJ SIMPSON car chase from 20 goddamn years ago.  Really CNN…really?  I just sat on my couch with a dumbfounded look on my face.  CNN, you really aren’t helping yourselves.