I need more fiber and more time off- Another list of stuff

It is Thursday morning and I am feeling spent. It has been a grueling year and a grueling week and I am tired of being grueled. I am mentally and emotionally fatigued, my head hurts and my body aches. Now if my truck broke down, my dog died and my wife left me I might actually have the makings of a great country song.

As has been written here numerous times it is the Jewish New Year and a time in which I always become more introspective about myself and where things are going. So without any rhyme or reason here are some thoughts and comments about life and the world around me

I had a disagreement with someone about the working world in which they essentially said that I should stop with the complaints and just suck it up. I can’t do it, you either set high standards and die trying to reach them or you lay down in the mud. I just don’t understand what is so hard to understand about that.

My children make me a better man. I am always conscious of what I do and whether I can look them in the eye. I may not always live up to the standard I want to set, but they make me try harder.

I love pizza, can’t get enough of it. It is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods.

This week I have done business with people in the following cities: Capetown, Chicago, San Mateo, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London.

If I had ten minutes with Donald Trump I might be arrested for holding him down while I tried to brush his hair.

I still hate working with spreadsheets that are created by people who don’t know what they are doing or how to use them.

Music played in my home this week includes Springsteen, Beethoven, The Wiggles, Enya, Metallica, Elvis, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Ofra Haza and a dozen other artists that I am just not giving PR to. In other words I am tired of typing.

I don’t like either candidate for president. Neither inspire me. Is there a “Viagra” like drug I can take for the election, right now it makes me feel limp.

If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, but mostly I’d consider hammering on the hood of the guy in the Mercedes that cut me off today.

Gene Hackman, Al Pacino and Tommy Lee Jones have all been in some really good movies, but they have some really bad ones to their credit too.

I don’t fear failure, but I do fear not being able to pay my bills.

Toilet paper is a necessity that you shouldn’t skimp on. I hate thin toilet paper. There are moments or should I say movements that require “careful attention” and the thin stuff doesn’t come close to getting it done.

Three places I’d like to be right now: The Desheh at camp, The Old City in Jerusalem, The top of Yosemite Falls.

Three places I don’t want to be: Baghdad, Sierra Leone and Mecca.

Ask me later today and all of my answers may change.

It doesn’t take much money to make me happy, is there anyone out there in dire need of giving away $10,000 dollars? What about $50?

Saturday afternoon I am going to read Torah again. I have been reading the same parsha since 1982. And every year just as I go to read whatever moisture that is left in my mouth dries up. It feels like I have been plowing the cotton fields with my tongue.

Two lines into it the saliva glands will start to work and I’ll sound better. Thankfully the guy with the great singing voice follows me and not the other way around. I know, I shouldn’t pay any attention to it, but if I ever want to start a singing career I need to do three things:

1) Develop rhythm and the ability to dance.

2) Learn how to sing.

3) Stop serving as the opening act at Karaoke bars. It may have worked for Milli Vanilli, but I am not them.

Ok, time to get back to work.

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  1. callieischatty August 8, 2005 at 5:16 am

    get soome rest!

  2. Jack's Shack September 24, 2004 at 5:36 am

    Hey Selena,

    Sorry to hear about this. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you.

  3. Stacey September 24, 2004 at 4:16 am

    Selena, I wondered if everything was OK w/you since I hadn’t seen you around the MP for a while. I am so sorry to hear this. Perhaps he will want to work things out. I am thinking of you.

  4. ricknight September 24, 2004 at 1:07 am

    I’ve got a hammer… you can borrow it anytime

  5. SelenaJ September 23, 2004 at 8:42 pm

    Just in the last week I have aquired all the trappings for a great country song myself. After waiting for over a year for my husband to return(he is in the navy), struggling with a cronic illness and caring for our four and two year old my dear husband told me he wanted a divorce in a f#$$#@@$$ email. He says he loves me but he is not cut out to be married, what kind of crap is that. We bought a new house five months ago and can not sell it for two years because of or mortgage contract, I can not work, he just wants to leave everything for no good reason. Maybe I should head to nashville, except I can not sing or dance either.

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