(Or, I need to talk about me)
ETA: We have a Two-fer tonight – check out Kelly’s post from the RBMD School of Economics!!!
Hi everyone, Associate Professor of Real Life for Felons, BWR here. I’m trying to keep warm here so apologies in advance if my finger shaking ruins the read. More on that in a minute. I’d like to say Happy New Year and wish you all the best possible road in 2015. I never thought I would be doing this when 2014 began, so I’m proof positive that your road can divert. I just had to be open to it and get over my fear of posting.
I thank you in advance for letting me kind of ramble about Real Life for Non Felons. First, as always, thank you to Kelly for letting me drive the Queen’s Keyboard. Thank you all for reading, asking for more and giving me something to think about besides myself and things that keep me up all night. This late (for the East Coast USA) post is my personal gift to the “3rd Shift” of the World, the Pacific and west time/date zones. I worked 3rd Shift for years and we got the shaft from anything that happened during the day. So you probably get to read first. You’re welcome.
Next sorry I haven’t been LWOP-ing for awhile. Tonight, I told Kelly I would post and I beg her forgiveness that the post I planned about picnicking at the State Prison on Visiting Day is just not there. I am so sickened by the terrorist shootings in Paris (below) and have been swamped from the holidays, which I actually looked forward to this year and Algebra from Son #2, which kicked my time and energy. But let me assure you, *I* am your go-to should you need to solve:
3(a-6) = 4(b+3)
Don’t try to solve it, I totally just made that up.
Where I live does not have dangerous wind chills and I always believe misery is just as bad for you as mine is to me. So no ragging on me for being a wussy about what some of you take for granted. You get what you pay for, and I paid for pretty skies, hot summers and very little precipitation. Our current temperature is 18F, and the wind is 20mph. You can calculate the wind chill in mph. Anyway, I’m fuming because every county for a 50 mile radius has a 2 hour delay Thursday morning. We use a school bus system for our entire state’s system, and, of course, our district will be per normal schedule. It will be about 8F when Son #1 goes out to the bus at 0630, with winds still around 20mph. Anywhere, that is dangerous in my book. Not every parent has the time or vehicle to drive their child to school and it just sucks to be us right now. So, in summary, as I Tweeted earlier (@RealBWR), “Our school Superintendant must be Sometimes JSS, and I’m Juan Martinez.”
The disgusting horror at Charlie Hebdo, the Paris newspaper, today’s target of terrorism has, again, given me Writer’s Block tonight. 12 dead after 3 terrorists stormed the newspaper known for exercising freedom of the press and publishing a cartoon of the Islamic State Leader this morning. I’m literally sitting here shaking my head. I think Kelly would say something like, “Get over it, Fuckers.” (The terrorist and whomever gives them warm and fuzzies) So, if you’re seeing, “Je Suis Charlie” (#JeSuisCharlie), that’s French for “I am Charlie” and, as of this writing, had 70,000 Tweets with that hashtag. Indeed.
Shoutout tonight to my childhood best friend from 4th grade, who spent most of last night reading the entire blog. “Brilliant” was the feedback. I had to humbly state that the brilliant blogs were Kelly’s…
For a great update on the Mess that is the Journey to the Gurney in Hot Mess, Arizona, I recommend Friend of This Blog, Christine Beswick’s (@bychristinebswk) articles Examiner.com. Meaty, easy to follow updates, thank you as always, Christine.
My co-Administrator when Kelly gets new heart plumbing in the next month, Paul A. Saunders, Jr (@The13thJurorMD), a juror on the Marissa DeVault DP case also in Hot Mess, AZ but with a Always On Judge, gives amazing perspectives on this trial. He attends the trial and I recommend you follow him and read his terrific book, “Brain Damage: A Juror’s Tale – The Hammer Killing Trial”, available on amazon.com. I read it in one sitting, not because it’s short but because I attended the Evelyn Wood speed reading class, haha. No, it was that riveting. Remember my first post about also being a DP juror? That was the Cliff Notes version. Paul makes you read the whole book. Kudos.
I am off from Mr. Mom duties tomorrow because, again, my kids have to go to fucking freezing school tomorrow. I will post about the Visit tomorrow before noon ET, promise. Then you can follow Live Tweeting (HOPE!) from the motion from the media to get Stabby’s Super Sekrit Testiphony released.
Ok, so again, thanks for letting me get some of my stuff out there to chew on; my therapist at the VA told me this morning how happy he was that I was talking about my issues; it’s my version of journaling. Gosh, I hate that fucking word, journaling. And “O, Holy Night”, which used to be my favorite Christmas song. The Stain of Stabby spreads far from the reach of Tide and bleach.
This is a record for public use of the word “Fuck”. Thanks, Kels, I never thought a Canadian civilian could clean up my American Sailor Mouth.
Stay tuned and stay warm.