Ten Years

I had my last . on Valentine’s Day 2000.

Valentine’s Day 2000 was a bad day for me.   I was dumped and was hurt. The fact that the relationship ended on Valentine’s Day was gnawing on me and I had to remedy it.  My solution was to go to a bar and get drunk.

I had had a Molson a few days prior and my stomach was aching before I could finish my first beer.  Although I did not drink the rest of that night, I had dismissed the pain as from a “skunky beer.”  The last thing I wanted was to deal with another skunky beer, so this time I ordered a rum-and-coke.

I have a tendency to nurse my drinks and this night was no different.  I had a sip of the rum-and-coke and placed the drink down. I had a second sip a minute later.  I soon felt an intense pain in my stomach.  I got up from my stool, took a couple steps, and fell to the floor.  The pain in my stomach only lasted a minute, but it was the most intense pain I have ever felt.  The bartender was about to call an ambulance when I waived him off and lifted myself off the ground.   After taking a couplle of deep breaths, I walked out of the bar and drove home.

I have not had a drink since.  I had stomach pains twice since, though neither were anywhere near the magnitude of that night (I took NyQuil for a cold a few weeks afterward and I had canned chicken noodle soup with crackers.  Adding crackers to canned chicken soup can cause fermentation.)

Much has happened in the last ten years.  September 11 and two new presidents.  (I was sober during the entire Bush administration!)   I went back to college and received a degree in Business management and Marketing.  Four states were blessed with having me as a resident.  Did I mention I was sober during the ENTIRE George W. Bush administration?

Tomorrow Will be a Better Day

Today was too long and with too many distractions to write anything like I can.  I will write something tomorrow as soon as I am done shoveling.

Good News out of Washington!

Because of the snowstorm that hit the Capitol District over the weekend, the federal government offices shut down at 2PM Friday for the weekend.

Propaganda Report – MSNBC

All of the major news networks spin the news one way or the other.  Some see it as a “left-right” spin.  I see it as a pro-fascist spin.  Today I will be taking a look at MSNBC.

Morning Joe – There are moments of hope, but not enough for me to drink toe Kool-Aid.  Regular guests are too pro-war and pro-big government fascism.

The Morning Rundown – I have yet to watch this show.  Chuck Todd and Samantha Guthrie host the show.  I don’t know much about Guthrie, but any show with Chuck Todd can’t be too promising.

Andrea Mitchell Reports – One would be hard pressed to find an anchor more biased than Andrea Mitchell.  Nobody who has Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass on his or her show os often as Mitchell does without frying Haass cannot be taken seriously.  Haass is a traitor and a fascist thug.

The Dylan Ratigan Report – I like Dylan Ratigan.  He is the only anchor on MSNBC who is not afraid to go after Obama’s policies.

“Hardball” with Chris Matthews – An unapologetic Democrat who isn’t afraid to slam Republicans.  Pillow fights are more ferocious than the questions Matthews asks Democrats.

The “Ed” Show – Ed Schultz is either clueless or a pathological liar.  He comes off as someone who has not read either the House or the Senate versions of the infamous “Health Reform” bill.

“Countdown” with Keith Olbermann – Olbermann wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t so blatantly partisan.  The more he talks about Sarah Palin, the more I think he secretly has a crush on her and wants her to be president.  He gets kudos for the term “Cluster-Fox”.

The Rachel Maddow Show – The only anchor at night who is willing to take a swipe at Obama, albeit that Obama isn’t liberal enough.  Her show would be palatable if she dumped Kent Jones.  He isn’t the least bit funny.

Others of note:

David Schuster – A bad combo of Olbermann and Kent Jones and a hypocritical partisan.

Contessa Brewer – an enigma – She’ll ask good questions to start off her segment, but usually comes up with the wrong conclusion.

Tamara Hall – a subtle partisan.

Tomorrow – FoxNews

Why Aren’t You PISSED? – Next “Vortex of Freedom”

Vortex of Freedom” takes a look at government spending and the BILLIONS of dollars that are unaccounted for every year. The show will also focus on why we keep re-electing the same people despite the lack of accountability in government.

The show is Saturday from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Eastern.

Another Attempt

I started smoking in 1981.  Since then, I have tried to quit on several occasions.  My best attempt lasted a month and a half.  It wasn’t because I wanted to quit, it was because I had lost my job and had no money for cigarettes,

There are a few things I have to take care of before I can quit.  One is that I tend to get flustered easily and my thinking becomes clouded because I no longer have that crutch to calm me down.

The other is that smoking has helped masked some of my signs of Asperger’s Syndrome.  I am less anxious around people when I smoke and find it easier to strike up a conversation.  I was reclusive before I started smoking and I become reclusive when I go more than a few hours without a cigarette.

I went the first three days of 2010 without a cigarette.  I broke down and bought a pack, then went another two days without a cigarette. I have been smoking since, though less than I have in the past.

I recently bought a can of rolling tobacco, which is equivalent to over a carton of cigarettes.  I am going to wean off of smoking during this time.  Any suggestions on how I can keep a clear head and not be so reclusive would be appreciated.

Go Away Head Cold!

I can’t remember the last time I had a cold this bad.  I feel so worn down, I fall asleep watching television or blogging.  My head is somewhat stuffy, but it feels worse when I’m this worn down.

It’s bedtime for me.  Hopefully I will feel better enough to do stuff.