Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blessings

Time to be introspective in an extrospective kind of a way. So, put on your best velvet smoking jacket, pack your pipes full, and start up the fire – this may take a while. Remember, just like I told everyone in high school, if this post itches or burns – that is just another way to remember me by.

As I was catching up on blogs Tuesday, I read the incredibly unfortunate story of Ace @ The Longest Run. You see, Ace’s blog name is no mistake. He was working on a nearly two year long streak of running at least a mile EVERY day. One minute he is getting up for his daily run, the next after hearing a pop in his back he is in the ER. No running. No walking! Ouch. Like Ace tactfully alluded to in his posting, not being able to walk is very humbling for VERY obvious reasons (going #1 would be kind of fun in a bullzeye kind of a way. #2, not so much). I’d want a cowbell to summon my nurse for my hourly sponge baths. Although, now that I say that, I’m sure that my nurse would look like a cross between Janet Reno and that guy from the six flags commercials. My wife would COUNT on it.
I hope that Ace will be back at it pumping out another streak soon.

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and everyone will be publishing their thankful lists, let me be the first (You hear that?? FIRST!! Yesssss.) to put my thoughts down for everyone to look at and scoff: “Wow, this guy is thankful for THAT? Wow, welcome to 1960 dude.”

I have a very ‘self made man’ sort of an attitude. I love the fact that I’ve ‘picked myself up by my bootstraps’ and personally made a lot of the successes in my life happen. But, even I will concede that without these I wouldn’t be where I am today.

My health: This one is the catalyst for this post. I think my health is the #2 reason that I run (#1 is to collect finishers medals). I can’t imagine not having my health and will go to pretty great lengths to maintain that naiveté.

Freedom: Cartman from SouthPark said it best. I DO WHAT I WANT.

My Family: My wife since she has to put up with me the most gets to spend the most time with me but also my extended family. They’re mine whether they like it or not.

Religion: Since this is starting to have a MTV VMA acceptance speech feel, I’d better include the big guy.

Mindless comedy: TV, movies, websites, jokes, whatever. Sometimes, I just need time to laugh it out. I laugh – a LOT. I laugh sometimes at inappropriate times, but I am okay with that. At the end of the day, without mindless comedy, my life wouldn’t be nearly as enjoyable as it is today.

Luck: At the end of the day, I’d rather be lucky than good ANY day.

What did I miss?

10 comments:

The Sean said...

you missed BEER...

RunnuRMark said...

damn, The Sean beat me to the biggest miss. I was also going to point out:
-meat
-candy
-dollar menus
-wait...food in general
-the internet (you wouldn't be blogging without it!)

Spike said...

fast food...but really Taco Bell.

and your shadow, for obvious reasons.

Ulyana said...

Since you went first, I can't say you "stole" my list of things to be thankful for, but YOU SO DID!

I laugh at inappropriate times too!

Nat said...

You forgot Sham Wow!

X-Country2 said...

Ace got hurt?! *runs off to go read the story*

Damn, I'm thankful I'm not hurt.

Ace said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

Though no thanks for making me convulsively wretch at the sight of Janet Reno... lol

I must add to the thankful list x + bacon, where x=anything.

Jamoosh said...

What Sean said! Also, I apprecaite the fact that you waited until November to begin with the Thanksgiving nonsense.

OhMyLaughter said...

I'm just now catching up on your blog. I read RunnuRMark's comment about food... and in my mind thought "Taco Bell."

And wow... Spike was clearly on the same wavelength.

Anyway, great post. Way to be ahead of the game so no one is sick of this topic yet! And I absolutely concur with the comedy! Laughing's the greatest.

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