That’s what Lucy and Bing call rewinding… “Back-Forwards.” If something particularly amusing happens on TV I hear the chant of “back-foreward it, back-forward it!” (This can happen multiple times during the “mini-movie” Banana on The Despicable Me DVD) It’s always great to see them enjoying something and really laughing, so I never mind back-forwarding.
Now in life it’s a different story… It seems like I have been back-forwarding for years now. Unemployment, divorce, unemployment again… and then again, it’s been a lot of rewinding. I briefly felt like life might be on “play” again… I had a job, was able to pay my expenses and have a little left over to enjoy time with the kids, and that was OK. I’m not looking to fast-forward or even skip a chapter ahead, at this point I’d be happy with “pause”, just maintaining life where it is right now.
I know that it takes true perseverance to get up after being knocked down… But I also understand how exhausting it is to repeatedly get up just to be knocked down again. It sometime seems that no matter how much you dance around the ring you just can’t avoid those knock-down punches.
I’m not trying to get rich or build an empire… just keep a 2 bedroom apartment in Burbank, make the payment on a small import car and keep some food in the fridge, who thought that would be so hard?
I did have a nice long weekend. The kids and I were able to get a lot in and we saw a bunch of friends we hadn’t seen in a long time. The unusual hours I had for the past year had really kept me out of touch with many of my friends. The kids were able to get some swimming in, which is like winning the lottery to a 4 and 7 year old… They’re still upset that I moved out of that horrible North Hollywood apartment because it had a pool and a hot tub (Bing is a man of leisure, he enjoys a nice hot tub and a snifter of apple juice!)
The podcast continues on… Although Stench had a minor relapse over the weekend and we were almost back on “Just jack Pods”… which are painful for everyone! Alina still joins us often (she is feeling much better!) and we may have a live pod event soon!
I’m sure everyone knows by now, but if you haven’t checked out Groupon yet you should… They have great deals, the kids and I have done so many things we have purchased there.
And if you haven’t yet, check out my guys Tony and Kris…. Besides being great guys and country music insiders, I love that they bucked the system and started their own syndicated show after being let go from Clear Channel San Diego. Go Tony and Kris!
Rock on, Jack