I have never been rich, and though I do like to dream about it I somewhat doubt that I ever will be. Monetarily, that is. ‘Cause if you measure wealth in the people you know and associate with, Bill Gates got nothing on me.
I am typing this on a lap top that was recommended to me by the friend of a friend. I got it at a steal. The friend and his friend are technological wizards. Veritable genius’s of the highest sort when it comes to computers and such. Both are highly trained and when I need something, if one can’t do it the other can.
I have a friend who is a genius when it comes to cars. Anything that moves, to be honest. The reason that I am able to drive a 15 year old vehicle is because he keeps it running for me. And without screwing me over on the price. He tells me what the truck needs, and then takes care of it. Sometimes he has worked for a case of my homebrew. This guy is the one I am going to set up in his own garage when I hit the lotto. He will be my personal mechanic in his own business.
I have a friend who can work on stereo’s, and home entertainment systems. He is also the one who has introduced me to the world of cigars. Much to MLW’s displeasure.
I have a friend who works on my lawnmower when it needs TLC. Or to be honest, when I muck it up so badly I need to have someone who knows what they are doing fix it. He, again, tells me what it needs, fixes it and doesn’t charge me an arm and a leg.
I have a friend who brews beer like I do. He and I share recipes, and talk about what went right and trouble shoot what went wrong.
I have a friend, who I met through MLW, who was a professional musician. The Princess’ biological Father used to beat up Brett Michaels when he was known as Bret Sychak.
I am rich beyond belief when it comes to the people I can call friend. And I need to remind myself of this on those days when I am bitching and moaning about not having enough money. Because money ain’t all it is cracked up to be.
I have found myself strangely drawn to a website called “Texts From last Night” as of late. The site is subtitled “Remember that text you sent last night? We do”
Basically the site is based around college, and post-college aged folks and the drunken, crazed texts that they send to one another. The subjects range from rating men and women, talking about their conquests, talking about their lives, and the such. It is like a train wreck. And I can’t stop going to the site every day and reading the latest episodes.
Mind you, I am thinking to myself all the while that I sincerely hope that my youngest son is not getting himself involved in any of these shenanigans. Though, I do know that he probably is. The child is way too much like me not to. And I am also thinking, that I just don’t remember college being that way when I was attending. Of course we didn’t have cell phones back in the dark ages. We would have had to chisel our thoughts onto stone tablets and then drop them off at our friends caves. Way too cumbersome, if you ask me. Maybe that is why we had so many parties, because we didn’t have a convenient method of communication. Had nothing to do with the copious amounts of alcohol and drugs that were consumed.
At least that is what I hear, as I didn’t do anything like that when I was going to college.
That I remember, anyway.
Have the day off today. And the weather is pretty beautiful right now. Indian Summer hot, but dry so that I don’t wilt when I go out. And I have only gone out a couple of times today, because I have the day off. Didn’t I mention that?
Went and refilled my Sertralin this morning. Amazing how taking your meds on a regular basis takes care of a large part of the angst in your life. I am finding it harder to write now that I am taking it also. Guess to be an artist you have to struggle with your demons just a bit more than what I am doing now.
Any hooo…. making leftovers for dinner, and a couple of beers afterwards. Life is pretty good right now.
How do you reconnect with old friends? I set up a MySpace account and quickly got tired of it. All the tweaking, and messing around with it drove me nuts. So then I went to FaceBook and discovered the crack that it is. I have had decent success with facebook, but that isn’t the real reason for my writing here, right now.
What do you say to the people that you are looking for when you do find them? That is the question. Because not everyone has had the cake walk of life. Some of us have struggled more than others. So…….how much do you unload on people when you do find them?
Me, I have gotten my bio down to a few words. Just a little bigger than a tweet. Not enough info to freak them out and make them disappear, but just enough to make them know what has been going on. That I have been living life, not wallowing in it. How do you do it?
I really want to know.
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MLW has been looking for shoes lately. Ok, truth be told she is looking for shoes all the time. What it is with her and shoes I will never understand, but if it makes her happy I am happy. The point being that I turned her on to CouponChief and she has spent the past few days checking out what there is offered. She hasn’t made her purchase yet, but from the look on her face, I know she is in online shopping heaven.
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