This Christmas I think meant more to me than any others in the past. Around 6 family members, along with myself, had Covid. Watching those around us get sick and knowing that the hospitals can’t help, was draining. And although we all felt like death, we pulled through. Being a diabetic, what scares me right now is that I have noticed my eyesight is worse after having Covid. As I said, we pulled through it, but I think we all know someone, whether it be family or friends that has experienced a loss of someone from Covid. We also have to remember our troops who are overseas right now missing their families, not knowing if there family is healthy or if their spouse is being faithful. 20 years ago this week, I called my then girlfriend who was also in the service, to wish her a Merry Christmas. Her mom answered and said she was in the hospital, recovering from her abortion. I should have a 20 year old son right now, but she went behind my back, 5 months pregnant and gave into her moms demands that she aborts it. So I know first hand how our troops overseas right now on this Christmas day are feeling and what kind of thoughts are going through their head about their loved ones back home. As I stated, this Christmas meant more to me because it made you realize that its not the presents around the tree, but the presence of those around you, is what matters.
Well hopefully everyone had a good Christmas. I’m not one that enjoys Christmas time. Not for religious reasons, just because I’m not a fan of all the festive crap. I think as you get older, Christmas time is more of a hassle anyways. Should i get this person this, will this person like this gift, should i get them a gift card or just money? It’s a pain in the ass really.
This weather sucks right now. No snow for Christmas and it was around 40 degrees which is awesome. Then, out of nowhere we get ice and snow for the past two days. Can’t really complain though, New Mexico and Texas got hit with snow, earthquakes and tornadoes. Someone pissed god off.
I was able to see the Stanley Cup a few months ago at the Blackhawks convention. Of course while I was there, I had to kiss it. I mean really, when would be the next time I would be able to see and touch such a kick ass trophy? Well that question was answered this past weekend when I was able to get my picture taken twice with it at different locations. Yeah, I was cheesy and I didn’t give a fk.
CNN wrote some bullshit news story about Rob Kardashian going to the hospital for diabetes. I commented “I have diabetes too. I must have missed that report CNN ran for me.” 2 hours later, its up to 600 likes. Guess I made a few people laugh. I’m tired of seeing stupid ass stories like this on a “news” channel. I find myself watching Fox now more then ever simply because they don’t air stupid shit like this. I always thought of Fox News as the old white guy racist channel. But honestly, after watching it for awhile, it’s not bad. The one thing I will say about CNN, they love to act as a race bait.
Black Lives Matter. This damn group is going about their protest the wrong way. I’m all for people protesting, it’s our right. But when you are protesting, even peacefully, you can still do more harm then good. Perfect example. If you’re going to protest BLM and you are shutting down a highway, freeway or streets, the only thing you’re doing is building more animosity. People want to get to work, people need to pick up their kids, people need to get to the hospital. If my family member is on their death bed, with only a few hours to live and i’m stuck on a freeway due to your protest, I’m going to be anti whatever organization you’re with. On the opposite side of the coin. Why, as a driver, do you stop? That question alone reminds me of Reginald Denny. You’re in this big ass semi and you stop? What good could come from that? Bet when he was getting that brick against his head, he was thinking…why did i stop? I will say that i find it funny that the same people who counter the Black Lives Matter by saying All Lives Matter, are the first ones who say no to having refugees in the US.
2016 is two days away. Normally this is when I would think about a new years resolution. This year is different though. I think that this is going to be the year of Health. As of right now, i’m a 36 year old guy in a 97 year old body. I know that i have to take better care of my body before it’s too late. Being a diabetic, I don’t want to lose my legs or my eyes. I don’t want my wife to have to put my pic in the obituary before i turn 40. I’m just going to take it one day at a time.
Whitney Houston is coming up on her 4 year sober anniversary.