Monday, August 25, 2008
From a distance, it looked like Aqua Poo. With much confusion, I tried to figure out what Aqua Poo could possibly be.
On closer inspection, I could better read the label... Aqua Pod. They were mini containers of bottled water.
Now, I'm no marketing expert... but why would you label something meant to be "pure" in a fashion that would possibly be construed as exactly the opposite?
It's all about the font, people!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Thank you, to everyone. You know who you are.
The person who got me through the absolute worst time...
And the person who had the biggest part in guiding me back to myself...
Some of the most memorable things said to me by these people:
"You're an honorable man."
"Promise me that when I walk by your desk in the morning, you'll be sitting there."
"Whether you ask him to or not, the Lord will watch over you."
"Here's a card with what to do if you ever lose it and get pulled over drunk."
"You need to be careful. People attach to you, and sometimes end up getting hurt. Without you even knowing it."
"At the lowest point in my life, I asked God for help. That night, my house was broken into. And then my life got better." (I did a similar thing; and that night my car was broken into. And then things got better.)
And probably the most important of all...
"Every person you date, every decision you make, every thing you do... needs to be based on one thing. What's best for your kids."
I think I'm actually going to be okay. It's a good feeling to finally have. :)
Too big to think their Daddy is flawless.
I'm likely closing on my new house tomorrow, after spending a year making the best life I possibly could for my kids in my parents' basement. It's one of many long-overdue last steps in a year-long saga, that will most likely be the worst period of my entire life. If not for my parents, family, loyal old friends, and caring new friends, it would have been much worse.
If not for the unconditional love of my children, I possibly would not have survived.
They are alive because of me. And now, I feel I'm alive because of them. I look forward to them continuing to lead me down an unknown path.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
O'Malley was quite smitten. "What's your name?", he asked. It never occured to me that Senorita Makita may not be her given name. O'Malley is one smooth character, I'll give him that. She told us her name. I don't remember what it was. I was too busy thinking about what it would be like to be the focus of attention among hundreds of people... and knowing that every one of them wants to have sex with you. Weird.