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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Back Online

Filed under: | Admin | Personal

A lot of stuff has happened, and not all of it good.
My wife abandoned me. I wasn’t about to stick around and wait for her family to humiliate me while they packed her stuff, so I left. I had most of my stuff packed anyway; it took me just a couple of weeks to get everything ready.
I formally left the apartment in Mesa on March 26. I found out later that she left the following day…and left all her stuff behind, which meant everything she Hoarded, and then some, and the apartment complex had to clean it out. That…will be for the lawyers to sort out.
The only other thing I will say is that I am glad to be where I’m at.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I’m Glad 2011 Is Just About Over

Filed under: | History | Personal

Not just nationally or internationally, but personal too.
I’ve essentially been out of work since February. Over the last couple of months I’ve gotten more inquiries which resulted in interviews, but each and every time, I’ve been overqualified. These prospective employers obviously want frakkin’ IDIOTS  who can spew forth what was indoctrinated into them. That’s why I’ve been so damn frustrated lately.
It is my sincere hope that the following occur in 2012:

1) I get a job, one which will let me truly utilize my skills set.
2) That Son of A Bitch Обама gets his a** voted OUT, Big Time.
3) BofA becomes Not Too Big To Fail.
Is that so much to ask?

To all my friends around the world…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Holiday Excursion

Filed under: | Personal

We got back about two and a half hours ago from an excursion to Payson, AZ, about 75 miles north of the Valley, at 5000 feet elevation. This was done so we could escape the brutal heat in the Valley for a short while. We saw the Tonto Natural Bridge and that is so cool!
And I actually did a “good deed” for the day. My wife saw two Mohammedans praying to you-know-who…but they were pointed north, not east southeast toward Mecca. So I decided to tell them that.
Wouldn’t you believe it! The Muslima who was with them said “Thank You!” And we took off.
Hey…if they insist on going to Hell…why not point them in the right direction? cool smirk

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Obligatory New Year’s Post

Filed under: | Personal

Happy New Year Everyone!
May 2011 be better for all of us than 2010. Methinks we’re about to find out in four days. We’ll see what happens when John Boehner takes the gavel from Диктор Пелоси!
As for myself…well, I hope I’m in less pain than the previous two years.

Friday, December 31, 2010

[#*&^%*%] Cat

Filed under: | Personal

I’m a sucker for animals, I admit it. There’s this puddy tat that roams around the complex and when she comes to your place of abode, she scratches on the window/door until you let her in. It’s like running one’s fingernails on a chalkboard.
At times…like oh, about an hour ago…there she is, so I let her in, she munches on the cat food, and then she wants back out by doing the same scratching. It can be…annoying.
I wish we knew who the actual owner is, so we can let that person know what we do to make sure that their puddy tat is warmed up and fed.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Filed under: | Personal

Yes, this is me yesterday afternoon, after my second epidural:

I haven’t spoken much about this here…but I’ve been on a short-term disability since mid-November to try and get this stuff straightened out. I’ve been in a constant state of pain in my lower back and extremities, at one level or another…for the past two years. It’s in combination with the battle over my Type 2 Diabetes which began in September, where I’m on two forms of insulin…Lantus at night, 100 units, and NovoLog during daytime meals, at a sliding scale based on what I eat; this involves counting carbohydrates avoiding drinking sugary-filled drinks, and eating smaller portions.
That part…has been going phenomenally successful. My average readings are now fully one-half of what they were before I started.
However, my body is going through one hell of an adjustment. This has not been easy, and it involves the back/legs/feet issues. In any case, all of my doctors have given me positive feedback on this, and I’m definitely headed in the right direction.
BUT...I’m not out of the woods yet. These epidurals knock my glucose levels up to where they were a few months ago. As a result, I can’t sleep worth a damn, so I’m trying to make my brain work itself out of this and it may be a while before I get back to sleep. ARGH.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Macker Finally Gets The Real Deal

Filed under: | Personal

I’ve had to deal with eyesight issues for well over thirty years now. An ongoing quest is to get a damn good pair of sunglasses which will last more than a year or two at the most. Well I finally got The Real Deal. No more online replica bulls**t. It’s the sunglasses made famous by Ah-nold, and the Men in Black.

Worth every penny.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Not Too Prolific Lately

Filed under: | Personal

As I’m waiting to administer my insulin at 2300 (yes, I started these last week), you may be aware that I haven’t been too active in the blogosphere lately. There’s a very good reason for that. I am in mourning.
Last week I found out my dear and close friend, Forest G. Brown, passed away in Denver, Colorado, while he was visiting his eldest daughter, Staci, and her family. His wife Carol was back in Kentucky.
I met Forest back in 1984 when I toured the FASA headquarters in Chicago. The next year, I moved there and I started hanging with him and the gang. He was kind enough to allow me to participate in some game design projects. As time progressed and my first marriage went to Hell, Forest and Carol were there to help me pick up the pieces of my shattered life and start over.
If it weren’t for Forest, I never would have had any relationship at all with my son. He also guided me on the concept of “Tough Love,” as I had to deal with that same son who not only rebelled against me, but I suspect, also against his mother.
Through Forest’s generosity, I also got to tag along with William Shatner back in 2002 at the Shatner Spplat Attack event in Joliet, Illinois, as a combat photographer. What a blast!
Finally, Forest always told me The Truth. When he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes twelve years ago, he told me exactly what was going to happen if I didn’t start taking care of myself. This also applied to Life in general. So, when I administered my first insulin dose to myself last week in the presence of my wife and my diabetic dietician…I felt Forest was watching me too, with my Dad beside him.
I know his family. All of them: Carol his wife, and their kids Staci, Justin, and Miri. They are going through a lot of grief right now, and they are in my heart in prayers right now. I ask you, my good readers, to do the same for them.

REST IN PEACE, Forest. I miss you, and I will always love you as though you are my brother!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Light Blogging This Week

Filed under: | Admin | Personal

Since I have to go in to work early: from 0830 to 1700…training on completely new systems and VoIP, I think I’d better leave this message!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Monday Morning Adventure

Filed under: | Personal

The Mrs. feels bad for an incident this morning where she rescued a little puddy tat from being run over. She put it into the back of her truck, but not without getting bitten for it.
She called me to help…and thank goodness I have today off, so I rushed to her side. We tried transferring the puddy tat, but she was hissing and showing her fangs and claws, and was in no mood whatsoever for humans picking her up. I don’t blame her, and I told my wife that it’s not the puddy tat’s fault either. The puddy tat ended up jumping out of the truck and hanging out with some of her kind.
I would pray that God will watch over this little creature for the rest of her days, however long they may be.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Twofer Tuesday

Filed under: | Personal

Well, I got two news stories for ya….

MOM: So far she’s doing OK. They removed the ventilator today, and is still in ICU. According to my brother and sister, they should move her into a regular room tomorrow, so hopefully, I can talk to her then!

THE MRS.: Today is her 49th Birthday! And yes, she had to work. Bummer.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Please Pray For My Mom

Filed under: | Personal | The Old Digs

At this time, my mother is undergoing open-heart surgery back in Michigan. She’s having a mitral valve replaced with a titanium construction, and also getting a single-bypass done.
Needless to say, I won’t be sleeping well. The good thing about this is: the doctor who’s performing the procedure is the same one who did her last one, 29 years ago.
Any and all prayers for Mom are most appreciated. Thanks!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Filed under: | Personal

I’ve waited 60 days for this…and believe me, I took great pains to write this, so I can extract maximum pleasure in doing this:

And yes, I even posted this graphic with it:

And with that, I bid them adieu.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Epidural Today

Filed under: | Medicine/Health | Personal

Well folks…after almost a year and a half of dull pain most times, sharp pains on occasion…and numerous trips to the chiropractor and acupuncture guys…the time has come for Western Medicine to step into the fray. The sports physician I went to last Friday almost immediately knew what was going on: a pinched nerve.
So he’s set me up for an epidural procedure which takes place at 1530 MST today. I’m flxin’ on taking a few days off from blogging to make sure everything settles down properly after that. Any prayers y’all can send my way will be most appreciative.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

New Day, New Job

Filed under: | Personal

Not for me. For The Mrs.
She got a job yesterday: an entry-level position at an elderly care facility, and she starts today. It’s actually something she’s wanted to do for quite some time. I experienced her propensity for it first-hand when she took care of me during my back issues.
So I’m up at this hour to help her get ready. I know she’ll knock ‘em dead (pardon the pun)!



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