Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Prodigal Son Returns

Well, what can I say?

I've come back down to earth enough to check in, only to be floored by all the well wishes that you guys had sent my way in the past week.

Seriously guys, I just read through them all, and I can honestly say that all the kindness is greatly appreciated, and will not be quickly forgotten.

Also, thanks to everyone who likewise emailed me some cyber-kindness. I was surprised by how many I received. Each one was beautiful in it's sentiment. I thank you all.

It's been a hard week, to be sure.

The hardest thing about it all is just trying to get my subconscious wrapped around the fact that he's not here anymore. I know it all sounds very "cliche", but I just don't feel like he's gone. The oddest thing about the past week was that, throughout it all, I kept thinking to myself, "Man, I can't wait to hear what he's going to think about all this!". Even still, its the first thing that pops into my head when something interesting happens. I guess it's normal, and i guess it will likewise pass as time goes on.

Anyway, I have also just signed on to my Google Reader and have seen that i am behind on reading approximately 14 Gazillion posts. That's not a completely accurate number, but all I know for sure is, whatever the number is, I sure as shit can't count that high. Needless to say, I cannot read them all. For that, I apologize.

And that, I guess, is that. I am going to try my damnedest to get this blog back to its regularly scheduled programming of talking about how hot I am, and dick jokes. It may take me a bit to get back into the swing of things, but I'm fairly confident that I am still immature enough to step up to the task.

Again guys, thanks. If you were all here right now, i'd give each and every one of you the wettest and sloppiest of kisses.

32 comments:

Jon said...

I have to say the lack of dick jokes has left a bit of a void.

Stay safe mate.

James said...

I'm OK without the sloppy kiss thanks but glad you are feeling a bit better.

livesbythewoods said...

I really hope you and your family are able to keep all those wonderful memories close, he sounds like a wonderful man.

*hugs*

Sunshine said...

In line for the wet, sloppy kiss.. I almost plugged in another part but thought I should be sweet on this one... welcome back cutie... oxoxox

Holly Hall said...

Slyde:

I am glad you took some time for you. And I am glad to see you back.

I am fairly new to this blog but have always enjoyed the posts.

And barbed exchanges between you and yon blogger, B. E. Earl.

And I second the thought of Mr. Jon, the absent dick jokes have left a void.

Welcome back and godspeed!

xoxo

Holly

Ali said...

Where do you live again? I need to know where I'm going to get my sloppy kiss :)

Glad to see you back!

B.E. Earl said...

I'll pass on the sloppy kiss and go for the manly back-slap instead. Harumph, and welcome back!

kaylee said...

WE love you :) Even us shameful ones that dont visit you often(like me).just cause I dont visit you alot doesnt mean I dont dream about you!

kaylee said...

Ummm, Okay I should nt have admitted that I dream about you! That sounded wrong huh?

Tamara said...

Slyde! So, so SO glad you are back. Have been wondering how you're doing. It's good to... what's the cyber equivalent of hear your voice? It's good to... read your smart-ass remarks again ;-) You were greatly missed.

badgerdaddy said...

Sometimes, I still talk to my friends that have gone. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, at all. I mean, I know they're not here, but I also know they'd be laughing their arses off at me if they were.

I'm not explaining myself well... I'll try again later.

badgerdaddy said...

PS: Welcome back. x

2abes said...

i'll pass on the kiss, give mine to earl...but don't spend to much time on it

Bina said...

Okay, I'll just imagine a wet sloppy kiss; for now!

Slyde said...

jon: yes, i am here to FILL that void!

james: thanks, my new friend :)

lives: thanks. He WAS a great person, and a greater friend...

sunshine: another part? mmmmmm See, you've got my moter running already!

Slyde said...

mrs hall: another vote for dick jokes... i'll get right on it!

ali: Long island, baby! come on down!

earl: no kiss? r u sure?

kaylee: dont be silly! that was actually very sweet. I always appreciate when you take the time to visit :)

Slyde said...

tamara: thanks hon... just caught myself up over at your place too.... its feels good to be back.

badger: thanks man. and thanks for the kindness sent my way..

2abes: theres absolutely NO fun in that...

bina: you dont have to imagine it... all it takes is one quick red-eye, baby...

Caz said...

i so hear you on the wanting to tell them stuff thing. The amount of times i want to phone my gran is hectic. still!
I called her number the other day. Don't know why.
It said it didn't exist.
that was awful.
Oi.. the more you love them the harder it is but the more you have to be grateful for.
Dam. I wasn't meant to post a sad comment. Sorry. In a way it is maybe a relief for me to know that someone else out there is feeling something pretty similar to what I am.

Chris H said...

I might just pass on the sloppy kisses thanks! Chin up and onward mate. Looking forward to your regular updates.

Chris H said...

Ahh Slyde... I am NOT an Aussy! I am a bloody KIWI... from New Zealand mate, we are NOT A PART OF AUSSY ! My Sky is like cable to you.

Michelle J said...

Hey dude, i missed you!! I really did. I feel as though i know you sort of. Anyway, so glad to see your back to blogging and i would love to have a sloppy kiss from you (tell wifey to look away) :O)

Seriously, some dick would be cool too!!!

Denise said...

Welcome Back! :)

that gypsy girl said...

Glad you're back. It's good to see you again!

Bring on the dick jokes already...

~Jennifer~ said...

Dick jokes?

I'll get dick jokes if I stalk you?!

Fuckin' right man. I can always use those!!!!

I live with a smart ass, who happens to have 3 smart ass brothers that I see on a near daily basis, so having dick jokes in my arsenal could be very helpful. Very helpful indeed!

Ruby said...

we'll be standing here cheering you on while you get back on track;)

Sweets said...

i've missed you! ok how the hell can i cut into the line to get the first sloppy kiss??

:)~

Slyde said...

caz: it DOES make me feel better.. thanks.

chrish: sorry mate. i KNEW that, i swear... i just made a boo-boo.

michele: you live so close to me... that could probably be arranged :)

denise: thx!

Slyde said...

gypsy: im working on it!

jennifer: one can never have too many dick jokes at their disposal..

ruby: i know it..

sweets: you'll be in front.. promise.

Tulsi said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Reading your entry, I think you did do him justice. It made me think of my grandpa - who is up in years. I'm getting worried about that. I spent much time living with my grandparents off and on. Your Saturdays will give you peace. You spent time (quality) with a great man you love. What more can we do? We lost my son in law's 18 year old brother last week. We have red rock cliffs around here and he fell way to many feet. I can empathize with the loss, although both are different. But the pain is still there. This brother is the same age as my own son and they were friends. A drug task force guy calls me "the family friendly G raged blog," but always pops in. He's sending me recipes his Italian wife has! -It was from a cooking rant- Pop in if you need completely RANDOM rants, jokes, blond daughter laughs, etc. It may make you feel glad that you aren't in the ditzy family:)

Slyde said...

tulsi: I'm very sorry for your loss, as well. Your words really struck a chord with me.

But you are right.. the one thing i have been thankful for in the past week, is that i am compltely free from any guilt that one might feel during this time. I know i spent the best times with him that we could.

kel said...

Ahhh...not thrilling you with this comment, but I feel for you. you really never get over the death of a loved one. It sucks.

Slyde said...

kel: yes, it really does... thanks. :)