Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dog Gone It Dream

Where has the time went? I mean it seems like just yesterday when I had not a care in the world. M y main goal was to find an adventure to write about or share with good friends. We would just hop in my Eco line van and head on down the road, without any plans. Sure we had ideas of what our nights would become, but it hardly ever worked out the way we wanted. I grew up in a small town with not many options for fun, so we made the best of it.

We would us usually find our way on the trails of our state parks, our any kind of nature retreat. Don't get me wrong we made our way into the big city sometimes, but that was for Concerts or food. Only a couple of my friends had a car, so most of the time I would haul several people in my van. I had a table, fold out bed and a few seats, and a Television. It never was in tip top shape, but after time my passengers broke almost every chair, door handle etc.

All we needed was some good tunes and laughter, and some teenage medicine? When we our young we do things that we would not do now, even if we could. Not that age really plays into most things, but the wisdom we learn along the way matures our actions. It allows us to see the bigger picture, sure I know that we all will make decisions that will bite us in the anus cheeks. The difference for most of us, is that now we think of other people first. That is what can make it more difficult to be care free.

I feel that one of mankind's greatest flaws is fear, it can almost paralyze a person. Preventing us from taking the chances we took as children. I say children because of two reasons: Firstly, kids are born without fear, and Secondly, most adults still act as teenagers. We can act irresponsible and immature at times and take our emotions out on others, if we realize it or not. I know that I have plenty of things about my character that needs improvement and little quirks that have carried over from my youth.

They say you can't teach a dog new tricks. But I say if you give a dog enough time he will mellow. You can help a dog break bad habits and teach them a trick or two. I suppose it depends on the dog and what a persons definition of new tricks means. I say let the dog be and the dog will be your best friend.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, so I will throw you a bone and stop it with the dog analogies. I would like to pose a question that pertains to dogs, or a related thought.

Has anyone heard the saying that a dog has a cleaner mouth that ours?We have tooth paste and mouthwash, and a dog has only its tongue? How could this be we don't clean our Kibbles and Bits with our mouth? :)

I guess in this entry I am just trying to encourage others to take a chance every once in awhile no matter what our lives have become. What ever little thing we wanted to do as a youngster it's not to late to dream. We should create as much happiness in life as we can for it is Ruff enough without it. Remember I discussed a thing called wisdom, we must know our limitations. My main point here is that the world is unstable and chaotic, and we can achieve a stronger joy if believe in ourselves. We can gain more wisdom about ourselves and others if we (try not) to live in fear.


Thursday, February 12, 2009


It has been some time since my last entry and want to wish you all a Happy New Year! I don't have much time, so I will make this very short. I hope everybody is doing well, I have not been able to stop at your places since Christmas. I have been mainly doing the Mr. Mom thing and enjoying the winter months with MJ, and rarely seeing my wife. Sometimes I feel like a single parent, but we have Sundays together do some family stuff. I try to step aside , so that they can make up for lost time.

I will try to make V-Day as special as I can, considering I have always been the Romantic one. Some years back, we were eating at a restaurant, and A Barber Shop quartet was there too. I convinced them to surprise my wife and sing a couple songs while we ate. I have always done something and didn't realize that in the future I would have to out do myself each time. So, to all the lovers that think that you can keep up with your self in the romance department. (Good Luck) I have wrote books of poetry, several songs, and planned a many romantic occasions.

My advice is to take it slow, for I have Valentines Day, her Birthday, and our Anniversary to achieve greatness. All in less than a months time, each one more special than the next, and MJ has a Birthday right after our Anniversary. These are my busy times and it is my pleasure to make the ones I love feel special.

I have a hard time swallowing being parents with my wife sometimes. It seems that when we have a moment, MJ has they are getting intimate Radar! It never fails the moment we feel warm and toasty, she comes a running in. She jumps in the middle and wants all our love. I don't mind that she loves us, but crave brief moments to remember our youthful passions. Life's what it is sometimes, and must adapt to our lifestyles. Still, for anybody who thinks that people can remain the same after parenthood, I have some advice! (Laughter that you can't hear) Wake up! Or wear a condom! What gets me through it is that one day in about sixteen years we will be able to just simply lay in bed quietly together, and hold each other and fall asleep.

I'm just kidding around for the most part, I feel blessed to have a family! To have a wonderful wife and Beautiful daughter in my life.

The catch this year is her 30Th Birthday, and she is not happy about it at all! No matter what I say or do, so if anybody has a suggestion concerning her Big 30. Please let me know! I have never pretended to know people, let alone woman! If I did my life would be a hell of a lot easier. I'm a simple man who has always had high expectations on myself, and have struggled with it. I know all will turn out fine in the end, but still I want to help her cope.

I would like to let people know that MJ is getting bigger, and will turn 2 in March. She is finally getting some long hair, but the bad news is I don't know how to prepare a girls hair. Braids, curls, and the works! I will be like Michael Keaton in "Multiplicity", when he sends her to get her pictures done for dance. Ha Ha (I love that movie)

Her vocabulary has multiplied and I really have too shelter her from the storm of worldly profanities. We play, we dance, we sing, and we learn something new together every day. If only she wasn't as stubborn as me sometimes, we would make more progress in her life. If I could curb her jealousy of my affection toward her Mom, our late nights would be easier. I'm not complaining, only venting, seeking a little advice. MJ is a doll but sometimes can require my full attention seemingly at most times. It is my pleasure to be her loving father, and I will do everything I can for her and her future.

I said this entry would short, so I must go! I thank you for stopping by my place and listening to this ramble. I will be posting some more stuff in the near future. About 2 months worth of writings, but I will try to keep them shorter next time. I wish you all a blessed week and a Happy Valentine's Day.