Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Odds and Ends

I'm on vacation this week so I'm not spending much time rocking the keyboard. Some I'm dropping everything in a catch-all post.

  • Last night: I guy at the bar asked me if I was "one of those re-enactor guys." "No, I just have a fucked up beard." Then a drunk TCU a-hole winged a coaster off my face. Good times. Not.

  • Knocked Up: Supposed to be a funny movie but just made me depressed. The buzz about it being funny was way off base.

  • Pedro: My friend and former boss has needed a heart transplant for years and has been in and out of the hospital for most of that time. The amazing thing about him is that -- even though life has dealt him a tough hand -- he isn't bitter about it. A couple of weeks ago, he almost didn't leave the hospital. He wrote this in an e-mail just the other day: "Minutes before the paramedics arrived, I had lost the energy to keep breathing. I could not speak anymore and I wanted to say goodbye to my family. But I must tell you of the peace I felt. The Lord was at my side and I told Him to do whatever was in His plan for me. I was not scared of passing on. It was a beautiful feeling." I just hope that when it's my time that I can find peace like that too.

  • Big Apple Update: Dominick landed in NYC after an illness delays his exit from Fort Worth for a week. And the best part is that it looks like he's landed some work with the New York Mets. Also, he saw Longwave and he confirmed that they rock. Stay tuned for more.

    Anonymous said...

    Vacation. Who gets a vacation. The nerve of some people.

    LPJ said...

    I would be very tempted to tell that jerk at the bar that I'm a Gulf War re-enactor. Your chin magic looks a lot more like early-90s grunge mojo than it does like Deep South plantation funk, if that's what he was suggesting. Were you wearing a bolo tie or something? Did you respond in the voice of Foghorn Leghorn?

    Steve-O said...

    Yeah, Mike. Mr. Out-of-Africa Mofo.

    Steve-O said...

    RE: the re-enactor comment. I was wearing cowboy boots and a pearl snap shirt. I guess the comment wasn't totally out of the blue. But I've always thought my beard was more Jack McDowell than Wyatt Earp.