Saturday, March 26, 2005

What Else Can Be Said?

I haven't been blogging as often as I would like, mainly because I wanted to steer away from politics. But I haven't found anything suitable to replace it with. Thus, my blogging rut.

I have also tried to steer clear of controversial subjects because, quite frankly, I lack the talent to competently translate how I feel into written words. There are so many others who do that much better than I.

But I feel I must record how I feel about the Terri Schiavo case that has so many in an uproar....that is the purpose, after all, of having a web log...no?

As far as I can tell from gleaning the daily news items, we have a man of unquestioned infidelity who has done all he could to prevent his unfortunate wife from having a better quality of life. It is reported that he even prevented her from having physical therapy. This is an outrage and before this case came up, would have resulted in his being investigated by the law.

Now, he wants her dead. We have only his say so that she wants to die. But we have others who say she actually said that she wishes to live. I thought that we always choose to err on the side of life. Is not life sacred enough to require us to sustain hope and do all we can to help? Firemen and policemen risk their lives everyday in the hope of saving a life...because life IS precious. Their is no risk of another life here...merely taking care of an unfortunate woman who needs assistance.

This young lady is not going to die unless she is forced to die. Period. Does that not speak for her case? Now she is being starved to death. Her body is actually consuming it's self in the desperate attempt to survive. Apparently she is not prepared to give up the ghost, despite what her husband says.

And what a despicable way to kill off a human being, starvation. Mass murderers are afforded more comfortable deaths than this young lady. And her only crime is being a burden on an uncaring husband.

And it is a judge...one who is empowered to judge other men, who has sentenced this woman to die in such a horrible fashion. Apparently, a black robe does not necessarily bestow humanity in a person. The nazis wore black too. And they excelled at liquidating the unwanted and unloved. It seems this judge of men requires a red armband on that robe.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Just Stuff

I've been doing a lot of reading lately. Pretty much nothing else is going on right now. Got mad at the Bugg last night and it turned out that it was all a big misunderstanding.....woulda found out earlier, but I wouldn't speak to her so I didn't find out until much later. That'll learn me. We're all lovey-dovey now though. Just one of those things that happen to old married couples I guess.

Ronnie got his first high and tight haircut today. He's my little Paratrooper!

I see that Italy is getting ready to pull out of Iraq. I wonder how much of that has to do with the Italian government man who was killed when he tried to drive that freed commie hostage through one of our check points without stopping. It's unfortunate that it happened...but what in the heck did they think would happen?

Idunno. I wouldn't think that Berlusconi is like that, so maybe it's something else altogether.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

It Is Done

We just ended my son's fifth birthday party. It was a lot of fun. Ronnie had a ball. All of his little cousins were here and they all had pizza, cake and ice cream while we adults sat around and talked. My mom and step-father, my dad and step-mother, Bugg's mother, aunt and cousin were also in attendance. Even my brother and his wife were here. Dad seemed rather taken with the new evil black rifle...I foresee a new addition to his gun safe in the near future.

Now I wish only to lie down and rest my aching back....ugh!!!

If there is anything that would match seeing the joy on a child's face when he is having a birthday party, I have yet to witness it.

Now tomorrow we celebrate my wife's birthday. She turns thirty and I get to call her an old woman....MUHUWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A Minor Setback

To my eternal shame...I broke down and had a few smokes today! I know...bad Falcon. Very, very bad!!!

I'm in a weird place right now and probably should avoid active smokers....but I didn't and I payed the fiddler for that little jig.

I just want to think that today's cigarettes are my reward for doing so well the last few days.

But I AM still intent on quitting and no more smoking shall I do. As far as you know.

Keep pulling for me...I aint gonna quit quitting.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Three Days

I have been off cigarettes for three whole days now. I'm still fidgety....and irritable....and irritable, but I have this thing licked now.

Cold turkey, baby!

No patches, no tablets, no gums, 12 step programs or voodoo witch doctors.

HH6 is doing just as well, I'm really proud of her!

We're just a hard core couple, LOL.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Strange Dream

I had a dream the other night. I was sitting in a bar with my dad, drinking a cold beer. And I looked over and saw Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller standing behind a piano. And all of the bar patrons were filing past the piano, shaking each of their hand in turn.

Naturally, I wanted to go up and shake each of their hand as well. I am a large fan after all.

When I awakened from this dream, I had this feeking about how strange the dream was. But what I immediately thought strange about the dream was not that these three jazz legends were pressing the flesh with all of the patrons, but rather that I was sitting there drinking with my dad.

I was profoundly saddened when this realization dawned on me. My dad and I have never been especially close, and this bothers me greatly. Yet I feel so self-conscious around him. There never seems to be anything to say, for either of us, when we are together. I would give a lot were it different.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

A Promising Read

My friend Mamamontezz has completed her novel, Operation: BlogFest and it is now available for purchase. I have read a few chapters and I must say that it is definitely an absorbing opus. There is great character development and the story takes place at a novel venue.

What is more, it has Paratroopers in it! What else do you need in a novel besides bloggers and Paratroopers? That's NewYork Times Bestseller material as far as I'm concerned!

I must congratulate Mamamontezz on her accomplishment. It gives us not-so-energetic writers some hopes, lol.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ah Memories!

I was reading a book last night called Born Ranger by Col. Robert W. Black, and there was a section in the book where he was describing what it was like to train at the U.S. Army's "Jump School" back in 1947. I found myself laughing at some of the things he wrote and nodding my head in recognition.

The Black Hats aren't as ornery as they used to be, but they do still have a slightly humorous sadism to how they correct foul-ups, mistakes and infractions, whether real or percieved.

What is the maximum effective range of an excuse? Zero meters, Sergeant Airborne!

Jumpers...hit it! One thousand, two thousand, three thousand, four thousand.

Check...can o' peas! Drop...Drop...Drop!!! You there Airborne, Drop and beat your #@%$ Face...You don't have a can of peas!!!

Ah...I miss those days!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'm Back And Well Rested

After a month long hiatus, I am now ready to carry on with my mindless scribblings. I just needed to take a break for a while, I had a lot on my plate and I found that I would just stare at my little monitor screen and blank out. I didn't know what to write, as if I had somehow forgotten how. I'm sure you have all experienced this.

Anyway, I am back...and that is what is important. Right? Anybody?

I bought an evil black "assault rifle" a few days ago. It hasn't hopped up and started slaughtering anybody of it's own accord yet. I'm sure a few people out there would be positively scandalized to hear it. But it's the truth.

Aside from that, nothing is new here except for the ton of snow that has been steadily descending on my part of the world since last night. I hope everyone else is fine and dandy.