Archive for November, 2006

I Love The Fall…Even MORE

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Unfortunately, living in Iowa, most of the time, we don’t really get a full blooded “fall” season, most years it just goes from summer to pre-winter to winter. Oh sure, technically all of the leaves come off of the trees, but it goes from the 80’s to freezing temps like overnight. This year has really been no different, We ended up with our first frost in either late September or early October, and it’s been pretty unpleasant every since.

But this year, I’ve discovered a whole new appreciation for the season. Though it’s been windy and cold, and all my leaves have fallen off of my big tree out front, for the first time I’ve actually taken joy in watching the wind blow large piles of leaves into the neighbor’s yard. Now, though I thought the culmination of the fun was watching them mow and bag the lawn the other day leaving their lawn nice and green only to have a cold front come through and bring 40 mph winds which quickly filled their yard again with beautiful yellow leaves, I was wrong.

Last weekend, I went out to let the dog out and I heard a noise, I looked to the left down my driveway and saw 3 of the hellions in my driveway scooping up leaves into a bucket. I decided I’d stand and watch for a bit, if for nothing else having something to write about. They proceeded to take the bucket full of leaves over to their yard and throw it up in the air and yell “FIREWORKS!!!”, as the leaves trickled down into their yard. Then they would head back to my driveway and start all over again. I thought my enjoyment would peak there with the thought of them hauling all of my leaves into their yard one bucket at a time, but again I was wrong.

Later that day, when I went out to get the puppy back in, again there was a noise, and this time I looked out into the yard to see the same 3 hellions hauling armloads of leaves up the small hill beside my car port and drop them on a large pile. I inquired “Whatcha doin’?”

“Makin’ a pile!” they replied

“And what are you going to do with that pile?”

“WE’RE GONNA SIT ON IT!” they gleefully hollered back, not letting me interrupt their work.

“How about we don’t do that?” I offered.


So then they very quickly came up with a wonderful new idea, the began the process of moving the large pile of leaves down into their yard and piling them up against their house. This only managed to go on with that, much to my delight, for just a few seconds before Grandpa headed out on to the porch to inquire as to their current goals.


I think it was the most trouble I’ve had yet not bursting into laughter. Unfortunately, they then scattered some of the leaves back in my yard before running in the house crying.

Some of me thinks I’ll be sad when it starts snowing as it may confine them to the house, but something tells me that they might just find new ways to keep me entertained.

I’ll let ya know.

…anyway, until next time,

My first post here…

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Well first thanks to Bob for the invite.

Today I will discuss this disturbing thing that I noticed a while back and then again the other day. Around my area the use of Methamphetamine is running wild. The local paper is running a news series about the MOM (Mothers on Meth). Well I guess that this is some kind of support group. A few weeks ago while I was dropping one of the kids off at preschool I notice a flier with little tear off tags that have meeting info or contact info. This in itself is all great. The thing I find odd is that they have this posted in a preschool and all of the tags are gone. Come on people… If you can be coherent enough to take your child to preschool and take a number to a support group can’t you just get off the stuff. I am sure that many will say that I don’t know what I am talking about and have no right to judge these poor addicts… Well your right I don’t know because I just said NO!

Hopefully I will get back into the swing of things and can find some good FedEx news to talk about soon.


Growing Up

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

So I turned Five back in January It’s hard to believe. Growing up can be kinda cool. I’m not actually 5, I’m 42. But as of January 15th, 2006 – I have 5 years clean. That’s right, ‘been showering for 5 years. Not really. Well.. yeah really, but that’s not what it means. Those of you who know what it means, know. Those of you who don’t know, just be glad I am. Trust me, your lives are alot better because of it.

I used to destroy everyone and everything around me. Sucked them into my void and turned everything upsidedown. Things have changed. That’s a good thing. I try to help now. I try to make things better now. I try…

Trouble is, when you grow up, there are so many things/people that need help. So many situations that could be made better. If only…..

You see, I can only do the next right thing. I don’t have control over you, your situation, the weather, time. If you need me, I’ll be there. If there is something I can do, I have the courage to do it. If there’s nothing I can do, I can accept that. Can you?

When I need help, I’ve learned to ask. I’m not afraid of asking any more. I used to be. I used to think that it meant I was weak if I couldn’t do it by myself. I learned that, with the help of others, others who have been there-done that-and come out the other side, I too can accomplish much. But it’s up to me to ask.

Life is good today. As it was yesterday. We’ll see about tomorrow. Ain’t gonna worry about it though. I’ll deal with it when it comes. For now, I’ll just sit here and count my blessings. Blessings like having having friends willing to answer my questions. Willing to show me the way. And the blessing of being able to be there if someone else needs help. Able to show them the way.
If you need me, I’ll be here, Just ask.
Till Then….
– Blurrr


Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

After two days of banging my head against the desk, I think I’ve finally figured out the logging in problem, and resolved it.  I’ll also be transferring the domain in the next few days, hopefully won’t cause any outages, but if so, you were warned.

Unfortunately, things are moving quite as quickly as I’d hoped, it’s been somewhat of a struggle lining up the writers I need for this site, but hopefully it will all come together soon.  Still shooting for 12-1-06 to open shop, but we’ll have to see.

–The Fat Kid


Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
The Brand New is coming. I am hoping to open shop by 12-1-06.My goal is simple. To gather the greatest collection of writers from all over the internet to post in one place. I’m currently working very hard to gather a team of the finest, or most depraved…whatever, minds that I can find to make this the GREATEST SHOW ON THE PLANET.

I’ll post updates here as I secure contributors and as the site begins to come together.

So again…


–The Fat Kid