Life

One day I’ll drift away into the coming day. I’ll look back, try to look back, against the coming fray.

I hope to smile and send some hope as I fly about. Not to change the coming fate of foregone distant route.

I’ll try to send a happy thought, a message of hope and love. To those I’ll miss and those I’ll watch as I hopefully go above.

And if instead the darkness comes at least I’ve seen the light. Of those I love and the ones I’ll miss, worth the loss of sight.

-OM

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Rolling with the punches

The thing about it is you never know what the next year will bring.

12 years ago I was on my computer trying to create an algorithm to figure out the powerball numbers for the coming week. I was sure that was the only path to success because the path I was on seemed to be only downhill.

At 28 years old I was working at Wendy’s, my first job in the fast food industry. I walked to my job each morning because my car had been taken. I’d like to say it was the lowest point I’d been at, but the truth is I’d been lower. I’d come to realize that life doesn’t have a lowest point or even a highest. It’s life and life can be a fickle termagant.

Everyone talks about The Big Break, the moment it all turned around. In truth, for the normal human, there’s not a single turn because life is a crazy road that winds its way until the next day.

I believe in the next day, just like I believe in the next year. Sure I still play powerball, a guy can dream about winning the lottery right? But golden paths were made for dreams and life isn’t a dream.

It just is.

-OM

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Cobra Kai

I love this show!!!

It’s the best thing I’ve watched since GOT ended. I really like how they intermingled the real story line into this new one and made it work perfectly. It’s also really amusing hearing “the other guy’s” perspective on how it really went down. It’s so funny!

Kind of makes me think of this clip from How I Met Your Mother!

I am on season 2 now. There better be a season 3!

-Opinionated Man

Cleansing

Decided a cleansing was needed. Stopped drinking for a day, gonna try and go for a week or longer.

Now before anyone asks, I’m not giving up drinking. What I’m giving up is this belly I’ve developed. You’d never realize how many calories are in a double scotch neat, but apparently the answer is a butt load. And no I’m not giving my collection away.

We bought an elliptical. Now I know I swore after the military I’d never exercise regularly again, something about people yelling at you to “move your ass” really kills the joy in running for fun. I love this elliptical though and it beats the hell out of running in 115 degree Arizona heat. Now I have no excuses!

It helps to jump in a pool right after too.

-OM

Daily

The new place is coming along!

In the rental there was one thing I absolutely loved in her home. She had these giant crystal chandeliers that made a huge statement when you walked in. I loved seeing the sunrise and sunset hit them like a disco ball and had to have some.

What I didn’t realize until opening the big boxes was that I would have to manually put the lights together! I ended up having to redo one ring of crystals and needless to say the whole process was painfully slow. I’m very proud of them though! They turned out perfect and only took me about three hours per freaking chandelier…

I mean if you pay that kinda money you’d think they’d come put together and not be an IKEA sized project!

-OM

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