I know there are many of us out there, we were “deforced”, it wasn’t our choice to end our marriages. The other person made the decisions and now we have to figure out how to deal with it. It is such a hard process to through when your mentally prepared, let alone when you are caught off guard. I think I’ve been doing pretty good lately, but there are things I think about.
Last Thursday was Lucy’s parents night at school, I went… I really want to be involved with the kids education. My Ex ad her fiance went too, I was not surprised, but what I was amazed by the lack of shame. I have noticed this as a growing trend, people can totally disregard what they have done to other people and be totally absorbed in them. There is almost a universal train of thought that all that matters is “me” in the immediate. You see it when you drive, walk through a store, wait in line… People no longer feel bad for treating others poorly, in fact they almost see it as their right to do whatever benefits them without care for results on others…. It makes me sad.
I apologize that this blog is all over the place, but my lack of Wi-Fi has resulted in a pile-up of things I’ve wanted to talk about.
The Manertainment funeral (Friday night on the CRN ) was a lot of fun. A bunch of Pod-People showed up, there was food and drink and Ed and Lisa provided a “dancer.” It was weird for me, I guess I never realized how much the site meant to Stench. I kind of always just thought of it as another porn site with Stench’s gossip report on the front (Which is always great). But he really felt that it was his place to be “him,” where he could express his views, likes and dislikes, in just the way he really wanted, without care for the audience it reached. It has broken his heart to have to end it, I feel so bad for him. Not to make everything about me (I don’t want to turn into one of those people I don’t like, who has to relate every story to themselves), but I guess I have been lucky, I have always just been the real me… On the radio, on the blog, in person, so I haven’t had to feel repressed like Stench has. I’m sure he will find a new outlet for his “Stenchness” soon!
Saturday the kids and I went to the Red Bull Soapbox Derby , It was a really cool event. They took over Grand and 5TH downtown and had a bunch of homemade soapbox cars race down. And Erik Estrada ( That’s right, Ponch!) was one of the judges. We arrived a hour and half early, so we got to stand right on the rail at the first jump (there are jumps and turns), Lucy thought it was so cool. There were over a 100 thousand people there (and it felt like most of them were standing right behind us), so we ducked out after about 8 cars (there were 40 entered). We headed to California Pizza Kitchen to relax and eat, it was right next to the course. They were so slammed, the service sucked, it took 45 minutes for the kids to get their food and another 30 to get Lucy a side of Alfredo… My food never came. So to recap, Soapbox good, CPK bad.
Sunday was going to be all about the pool, but like I’ve been telling you, my building sucks! The pool was too cold for the kids… and the hot tub was colder! So we went and played a little tennis and then headed to Burbank to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. We saw it in IMAX 3D which was fun. The kids loved it… And I’m not going to lie, I liked it too! It had a good story, was funny and had enough action to keep even Bing interested. I’m really looking forward to Where The Wild Things Are , which comes out in a couple weeks. I really enjoy Spike Jonze. But don’t have high hopes for the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland… I love Johnny Depp, but I think maybe Burton could go with someone else, his Mad Hatter reminds me of his Willy Wonka. ( At least from the trailer).
Again, I side bar, but there have been two women sitting next to me at Panera (All the outside tables were taken, so I had to sit inside) and all they have done is complain! They’re driving me crazy, I wish another table would open!
Lucy has really been into her art… It makes me so happy, she draws, cuts, pastes, paints and does all kinds of creative stuff. (the annoying women left! Sorry, I sidebar again) I’ll have to scan some of her work and post it. Bing, on the other hand, is obsessed with bowling…. Do they have bowling classes for 3 year olds? If so I need to get him enrolled, I may have the future Tiger Woods of bowling on my hands. Just imagine, he could have his own “Bowling Girl” product line some day!
Don’t forget about Caylee. Tell your kids to wash their hands! Ride ‘em Cow-Cop. I’ll take the cash, beer and a feel. You need this anymore. 10 gallons and he’s yours. The right way to see a movie. Another church molester. Watch out for the brown widow! And even harder to be married too.
Rock On, Jack
I think this is the one that won!
Go, Hot Sauce, Go!
Every wall was a chair
Bing Jean King
Team Lucy/Bing v. Daddy
My little angel