Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Random Thoughts" by R.E. Daddy

The two week fog preventing yours truly from meaningful blogging creativity lifted yesterday morning. Oh, thank heaven for small favors! Even though I was unceremoniously awakened by the swift dragging of door on carpet and the subsequent swooshing of two little feet, I had already reached the pinnacle of the morning's dream..........euphoria!......

Just so we're clear, I'm a few days shy of 41, NOT 14. I'm actually alluding to that high school fantasy all too common among guys on the downside of 18. Again, STAY FOCUSED! This is the "sports" dream. The setting was as follows: Varsity basketball game, packed house, coach puts me in down by a few points.....I'm so pumped up, I'm able to run, I'm able to jump, I'm able to dunk, I'm looking into the stands, I'm feeding on the noise, I'm scoring in bunches, I'm reliving a time and place that happened to ....... someone (not me).....but I'm in a fantastic place nonetheless. Great dream!

Speaking of being "pumped up", later that morning I'm at the gym doing my cardio while watching A-Rod's press conference. In A-Rod's words... "I was young and stupid..I was young and stupid...I was young and stupid." Relative terminology aside.....DUH! Any suggestions as to what R.E. Daddy can use as an excuse for his screw-ups? I suppose that I'm too young for a "senior moment?" How about I label my shortcomings as an acute case of "tripletitis?"

Next time Alex, consider using "Stupid is as stupid does" from the movie "Forrest Gump." What a fantastic flick which, by the way, won an Oscar for best film in 1994. Do you recall the other famous line that holds a prominent place in mid-90's pop culture? Tick Tock...Tick Tock.. Correct! "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get."

Metaphorically speaking...quite thought provoking. What if you had an expert to advise you on the contents of each piece of chocolate so you would know which to chose and which to leave. I know such an expert. Mom MD worked for See's Candies for a couple years during college. To this day, "the candy nurse" can give a detailed description of each and every piece with 100% accuracy. I'm amazed at how much she knows about candy and also about cars.

Speaking of cars......Mom MD has wanted a new car for the past year. She believes that she was duped last summer when we traded in the minivan that I had been driving for a new Honda Pilot that I am now driving. She was left driving the "old" '04 Acura TSX. It's a long story which I'll reserve for a later blog. Suffice to say, she believes a car should reflect your personality and be fun to drive. To me a car is a means to get from point A to point B. I will admit satellite radio is pretty darn cool though.

Speaking of being duped....Don't you think "American Idol's" Tatiana Nicole Del Toro was totally hosed? Actually, NO I don't think so, but I will say that Mom MD and I like the new format of three groups of 12 totalling 36. What do you think? AI still hasn't "jumped the shark" in my book.

Speaking of jumping the shark....what is with "Grey's Anatomy?" The Izzie seeing Denny episodes were ridiculous. I get it that the reason is most likely caused by a brain aneurysm, but please let's conclude the storyline , and for Pete's sake, why did they have to get physical?

Speaking of ridiculous....I'm heading in that direction...I better skedaddle for now....Thanks for staying focused and reading my random thoughts.........more to follow, maybe!


A Free Man said...

I lost faith in MLB several years ago. A Roid is just another nail in the coffin for me. Cricket - now there's a sport...

Good to hear from you!

phd in yogurtry said...

so a dream about playing sports in a crowded arena, huh? I don't think I've ever had a sports dream, and I've been playing all my life. interesting. sure beats some of the dream content of mine, lately.