Monday, February 11, 2008

Seven Positive Things

Ok, never let it be said that if some hot chick takes the time to “tag” me with a meme, that I do not in turn fill out said meme quick as spit.

The Hot Chick in question this time is KAT. She's totally in love with me. Seriously. She even dreams about me.......

So, with that:

1) My philosophy: My way of life has always been “live and let live”, which is vastly different from “live and let die”, one of my favorite Bond movies. Seriously, my life philosophy has always fallen into one category: Don’t fuck with me, and I won’t fuck with you. And if you see me laying in the street bleeding to death, please stop to help me, and I promise I’ll do the same. Sounds childish and simplistic, but if we all lived by that code, the world would be a happier place.

2) My family: Always will be a big part of my life. While I can’t say that I don’t have any issues with my family (who doesn’t), when I hear stories of where other people have come from and have had to deal with, I say a quick “Hail Mary” of thanks that I didn’t have to start life so far back from the starting line.

3) My friends: Many of them come and go (too many, in retrospect), but the small handful that I have managed to cultivate and keep over the years a lot to me, and I’d take a bullet for any of them (and I expect the same from them)

4) My quest for fit: Been a big part of my life for almost 20 years now. I don’t stay this hunky and muscular by just wishing it! Seriously, fitness has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. The biggest impediment to it has been the little one. I just can’t bring myself to go to the gym for 2 hours a night once I get home from work, and miss playing with the wee one. So now, I’ve resorted to doing what I consider to be a sub-par workout during my lunch hour. Ideal? No. But currently, that’s all real life will allow.

5) My grandparents: Never met one of them, but was very close to the other 3. All but one of them have passed on now, but my grandfather, bless him, is my very best friend in the universe. He’s 95 and we still hang out just about every Saturday. When I tell him he’s my best friend, his answer is usually a joking “You’re full of shit!”, but I think deep down he knows just how much I still rely on him.

6) My brain: I’m pretty happy with it, so I think I’ll keep it. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’m a damn sight sharper than 99% of the other tools out there, and that’s good enough for me. Plus, I’ve been blessed with the ability to get along with just about anyone, which is a valuable trait that I have seen supposedly “smarter” individuals completely incapable of attaining.

7) My home: Looking back on my younger years, I never thought myself capable or mature enough to be able to handle having my own home. But wouldn’t ya know it? Throw a wife and a mini-me into the mix, and things have a way of looking much different. I’m proud of our home, and honestly don’t ever see myself living anywhere else. I asked my son once “Do you want to live in a much bigger and cooler looking house?”. He answered, “No, I want us all to live here forever!”.

Sounds pretty fucking good to me.

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