Tuesday, June 09, 2009

my life lately

Not much of interest to report.

Letting my hair grow. Bought a motorcycle.

I didn't think much of the paint job at first, but the whales kinda grew on me. Besides, it shows that I'm a green guy, so dating me is like doing your part to save the earth. Or at least, that's what I tell the girls. ;-)

Am finding myself really really busy, hence minimal blogging lately. Miss doing it, tho. Lots of thoughts and opinions, sometimes they get crowded and need to be inflicted on other people so I can forget about them.

Here is a bunch of negative -- or at least challenging -- stuff:

This week David is pissed at me because I was making him do work he didn't want to do and he was being a gigantic douche -- rude, uncooperative, destructive, etc -- and i told him i was this close to knocking him on his ass, which was not good parenting but i felt something needed to be clarified about how completely unacceptable his behavior was, but the result was that he said "why don't you then?" and then swore at me and ran away to his mom's.

So we missed going to the dirtbiking class we'd been planning for 2 months. He didn't want to go (or forgot, not sure which) so I went alone, and had to eat the $175 i had paid for his admission. He's still being surly, doesn't want to talk to me, so we'll see how that works out.

Samantha took herself off her meds (who needs that sh*t when you feel this great?) and as soon as her chemistry levels dropped immediately cratered into depression. So she's back on her meds and hopefully will be able to engage with life again soon and not cry all the time. It's hard to let your kids learn their lessons on their own, but not much choice since I clearly don't know anything. Apparently I've spent the last 44 yrs in a coma, completely failing to accumulate any wisdom whatsoever that could possibly be of use to a teenager. ;-)

Missed my parent's anniversary; thought about them but didn't have their Ukraine number in my phone and wasnt near my computer all day. Oh well, I imagine they'll still love me.

A good friend lost her job & house, then got kicked out of her new lodgings by a neurotic landlady who's not too well-anchored to reality. Then her dog who'd been with her for 13 yrs had to get put down because she couldn't find a home for her. She is understandably depressed.

Another friend is going thru a tough divorce, adjusted her own meds (I sense a pattern) and then had a couple of big personal/financial disasters in a row; she took a bunch of pills, but luckily had presence of mind to call someone and is now doing better.

My motorcycle got knocked over while parked at Masterpark at the airport. Probably take a couple hundred $ to fix everything. Masterpark guy said their policy is that they don't cover such things, but because I was really nice about it he wanted to do something, so offered to comp my parking on future trips until we reach the value of the repairs. Glad I went with honey over vinegar on that one. :-) Will probably lose the orca when they replace the gas tank (fuel is leaking) but i still have the ones on the side covers.

Work is iffy lately (lots of postponements/cancellations) but still managing to pay my rent & alimony. The IRS is a different matter, but I'm hoping to rectify that situation over the next couple of years.

On a happier note...

I don't have cancer that I know of. Or if I do, it feels pretty good so I'm okay with it. Also I apparently didn't get the chemical imbalance/mood disorder genes that other people have, so that's pretty cool.

Sam is passing her classes (AFAICT) at the community college. Her art is really good. Hoping she parlays that into career that supports her so she doesn't have to be a stripper.

David is 5' 11", 160 lbs. He's not bouncing off the walls so much, thx to Adderall.

Went camping over the Memorial Day weekend. Found somebody's stash of weed on the beach; I don't smoke that stuff but I have a friend who has a prescription for it, so I figured I'd give it to him.

Was in LA area recently, got to see some family which was very enjoyable. Got my butt kicked at Wii bowling, but am mostly able to salvage my self-esteem by revving my motorcycle really loud.

Ok, that's all the mind-numbingly boring stuff I can think of to post right now. Hope all are well. Happy summer, everybody.

PS. the new Terminator Movie is good. Just saying.


At Thu Jun 11, 05:08:00 PM PDT, Blogger si said...

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At Mon Jun 15, 08:17:00 PM PDT, Blogger valeri lea said...

I like your blog. You're a talented writer. Hope that helps to even out the "downside of your life lately.

At Tue Jun 16, 05:32:00 PM PDT, Blogger Alan said...

Good to see you back in blogworld. I'd down to about once a month myself.

I generally get my butt kicked in Wii Rock Band. My fingers tend to go to where they would on a real guitar.

At Wed Jun 17, 09:46:00 AM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

thx for comments, folks. wondering if anyone would even notice a new post after all this time :-)

si, removed your comment per your request.

hope all are well.


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