Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Back to Funny Business

So i was listening to Kevin and Bean on KROQ this morning(if you're not listening to them, you're not human), and they were talking about a new law in Vegas that states that it's against the law to sleep within 500 feet of urine or feces. Stupid? Yes. Funny as hell? damn straight. But that's not the funniest part. As they were discussing this, the question came up, "how will they inforce this?", and one of them asked if they had "Poop Nazi's", in which someone responded that it sounded like a band name. One of the other's asked if the police were going to do a "Fecal Recon". and again someone stated that it sounded like a band name. At this point i was cracking up. So here's what's on the table. What other idiotic verbage have you heard that sounds like a band name. Here's my input. Rectal Bleeding, Taco Cheese, and i think my favorite....ready.....Penile Discharge.

On tomorrow's flight, Pet Peeve's.

"Things you forget to say,
will haunt you.
been down here a million days,
i know you'll get me through"
3 Colors Red

Monday, August 21, 2006

Sorry for the lack of humor!!!

So i'm home from um....well home. Though i'm not a big fan of it, Kansas is where i'm from, so that's home to me. At least that's where my family is from. It wasn't meant to be a visit to have fun and relax. There was a purpose to it. My mom, whom i haven't seen in about 27 years and haven't talked to in 15, has been in a coma for the last 5 months. She's being cared for at a long term care facility that my sister works at. So a few weeks ago my sister said that i needed to come out and at least say goodbye as the doctors say that it doesn't seem like she'll last much longer. I mulled this over for a week or so and with the help of friends(thanks all) decided that i should go. I didn't know what to expect or what to say other than know that i was quite nervous and as the time got closer i got more nervous. When i finally got there, and my sister led me into the room she was in, i stood at the end of the bed and looked at a person that i didn't recognize at all. I still have the memory of the last time i saw her, and the person lying in this bed in front of me didn't resemble the person in my thoughts or the pictures i have one bit. I tried hard to find any part of her that i would recognize and couldn't come up with any. I realized that i could walk into any room in this facility and feel the exact same way about the person lying there. They are all just strangers to me, just as she is. I'm still working hard on trying to process all of this and make something out of it. Even though i didn't know what to expect, I hoped to feel something, whether it was feeling cheated out of the family environment, or not having a mom around to argue with or talk about girlfriends that were bad for me, or maybe just feel pissed off that i was always alive and she never put any effort into at least trying to keep in contact. Just anything. But i didn't feel any of it. I felt nothing, not even numb, and i'm not sure if that makes me sad or not, which is the worst part. Not quite sure how to take that yet.

"Love of mine
Someday you will die
but I'll be close behind.
I'll follow you Into the dark"
Death Cab for Cutie

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Coming Home

I'm sitting in the airport terminal in KC waiting to board my flight home from visiting my family and two(2) thoughts came to me. First, i'm bummed about leaving my family. My family is very important to me(even though they live in KS) and I know there are a lot of people out there that don't feel that way about their families. It's a shame. Second, If you want to see love in all it's great forms, come and sit at an airport terminal(though it's not as easy to do these days). In the hour and a half that i've been sitting here i've seen Friends greet other friends, Grandparents embrace their grandkids, husbands embrace their wives, loved ones embrace other loved ones, and strangers strike up conversations with other strangers. In a world where it seems like everything is falling apart and hate is taking over. It's good to know that Love, in all it's forms, is alive and well.

"If i lay here,
If i just lay here.
Would you lie with me and just forget the world"
Snow Patrol