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Guess who isn't sleeping tonight?
Posted: Mon Dec 11 06:32:59 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hint: This guy, right here.


I'm all sorts of sleepy, but Wittgenstein is all sorts of tricky to understand.


 
addi Posted: Mon Dec 11 07:26:56 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Wittgenstein! Well no wonder you can't sleep. You're suffering from Language Insomnia..where your thoughts have become muttled and meaningless in the fictionless ice of the metaphysical dream world.
My prescription for you is to put down "Philosophical Investigations", consume 2 beers, and pick up the December issue of Playboy. In about 20 minutes you should be able to fall into a blissful state of deep rest.


 
Posted: Mon Dec 11 13:51:12 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>My prescription for you is to put down "Philosophical Investigations"

!!!

How'd you know I wasn't reading the Tractatus?


 
addi Posted: Mon Dec 11 14:04:45 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
How'd you know I wasn't reading the Tractatus?

as meshie would say

"because I'm under your bed right now"

spooky
:)


 
beetlebum Posted: Mon Dec 11 15:58:36 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  wittgenstein lived in a house around the corner from college for many years; friends now inhabit it.

dylan thomas' lover (illicit and no one knows.... ) is still alive a few doors down.

she keeps his love letters in her kitchen chair.

:)


 
Kira Posted: Mon Dec 11 18:39:38 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>wittgenstein lived in a house around the corner from college for many years; friends now inhabit it.
>
>dylan thomas' lover (illicit and no one knows.... ) is still alive a few doors down.
>
>she keeps his love letters in her kitchen chair.
>

I love this post. Even though, I must admit, I have no idea who Wittgenstein is.

I have tried to read philosophy before bed though and it's not something I would recommend to anyone.


 
Posted: Mon Dec 11 20:03:08 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>dylan thomas' lover (illicit and no one knows.... ) is still alive a few doors down.

You've told me about her before; it made my heart feel warm.



 
Posted: Mon Dec 11 20:26:42 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:

>I have tried to read philosophy before bed though and it's not something I would recommend to anyone.

you've just got to pick the right ones before you fall asleep.

For instance,

The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, most excellent. A thought experiment every night for a hundred.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pig-That-Wants-Eaten-Experiments/dp/1862077487


 
DanSRose Posted: Tue Dec 12 02:07:14 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>dylan thomas'

I've been to where he drank himself to death! The beer there is good.


Also me. I cannot sleep tonight. I am not taking any cop-out. I'll be reading (either the insanely awesome Magic For Beginners or the insanely fantastic The Places In Between; seriously go check that one out on Amazon- the guy frakkin'
Walked across Afghanistan!) or maybe writing if I feel like it.


I sent my friend who I miss very much flowers. These flowers:
http://ww4.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=1306&channel=10001&cm_cid=tc10001f1
It's silly and strange, but she kinda saved my life in a way that is a metaphor, a way that isn't at all a metaphor, and a way that I'm not sure if it is or isn't. Any way, it made her very happy today and that was the point.



 
Ahriman Posted: Tue Dec 12 02:56:33 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Just got out of work. Gotta wake up in a few hours for a final exam. All my hours today are going to be overtime. woo *sigh*


 
beetlebum Posted: Tue Dec 12 04:02:58 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  DanSRose said:
>beetlebum said:
>>dylan thomas'
>
>I've been to where he drank himself to death! The beer there is good.
>
>
wicked. i have yet to go, but i'm going!
>
>I sent my friend who I miss very much flowers. These flowers:
>http://ww4.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=1306&channel=10001&cm_cid=tc10001f1
>It's silly and strange, but she kinda saved my life in a way that is a metaphor, a way that isn't at all a metaphor, and a way that I'm not sure if it is or isn't. Any way, it made her very happy today and that was the point.

that's so lovely, especially because it was unexpected.


 
beetlebum Posted: Tue Dec 12 04:07:46 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>Kira said:
>
>>I have tried to read philosophy before bed though and it's not something I would recommend to anyone.
>
>you've just got to pick the right ones before you fall asleep.
>
>For instance,
>
>The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, most excellent. A thought experiment every night for a hundred.
>http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pig-That-Wants-Eaten-Experiments/dp/1862077487

i've never heard of that book. one more thing to take onto the christmas list. (which only has five things on it anyway. all of which are books. :) )


 
beetlebum Posted: Tue Dec 12 04:08:16 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>beetlebum said:
>>dylan thomas' lover (illicit and no one knows.... ) is still alive a few doors down.
>
>You've told me about her before; it made my heart feel warm.
>

sorry. same shit, different day.


 
choke Posted: Tue Dec 12 04:57:07 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  DanSRose said:
>
>
>I sent my friend who I miss very much flowers. These flowers:
>http://ww4.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=1306&channel=10001&cm_cid=tc10001f1

My mother got me flowers when everyone else forgot my 15th birthday, I cried and cried. Flowers really are one of the loveliest things to receive!


 
mat_j Posted: Tue Dec 12 08:28:39 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  all you need to know about philosophy...

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.

Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.

David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,

And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

Plato, they say, could stick it away--
Half a crate of whisky every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,

And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
'I drink, therefore I am.'

Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he's pissed.




 
Posted: Tue Dec 12 10:35:24 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>CriminalSaint said:
>>beetlebum said:
>>>dylan thomas' lover (illicit and no one knows.... ) is still alive a few doors down.
>>
>>You've told me about her before; it made my heart feel warm.
>>
>
>sorry. same shit, different day.

no way!

It reminded me of it, and it was pretty much the most beautiful story ever.

Seriously.


 
beetlebum Posted: Tue Dec 12 17:47:04 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ack! i just reread that and it seems really horrible and bitchy!

it was accompanied by a smile and a shrug, i swear. i was only lamenting because i repeat myself often.

no, really, i repeat myself often.


 
DanSRose Posted: Wed Dec 13 01:24:00 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Not to be a jerkface-rambler, but has anyone checked out the photos I took in Israel? I took a lot and am adding commentay with history, sidenotes, and rambling. Also, I don't remember if I said where I'm putting them up:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88585432@N00/

I've been working hard at this and wondering about what people think about it. I know other people's slideshows are usually boring, but I've always thought that's only because you can't get up to pee or get a drink. Not just about the What and the Where, but a little of the How, the photography itself.
eh, I'm just wonderin'


 
Posted: Wed Dec 13 03:13:10 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  wickedgood photos, Dan!

I'm really happy you linked to those. I'm blown away by them!


 
beetlebum Posted: Wed Dec 13 03:40:17 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i agree. i blazened through and left some comments, but i'm sure i'll be back.


 
FN Posted: Wed Dec 13 03:41:56 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Had a quick skim, looked like fun, but I wonder what that latin thing was


 
choke Posted: Wed Dec 13 04:51:54 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm not.

I made a friend who calls me Halfling.

Had a couple bottles of wine like a heathen after work with my goodness friend who is into goodness and suchlike, that was about 6 hours ago. We're getting a flat next year and will probably endup never wearing clothes. Went to town and had a little too many more, shots at mcdonalds and beer in a cafe..? Goodness it's a Wednesday! Scrubs was on, even! Where is your sense of morality! I'll probably be working with her tomorrow anyway so all is well. I don't actually know why I would assume you care?

Megling Magnolia tree is pretty much a banana boat right now.

But a delightful one :)

I did actually have something actual to say but I forgot. *Commences extreme stretch*

Man I love shy people. But I always want to talk to them, but I can't because I'll probably put them into stammering panic of terror. I know. It used to happen to me all the time. Well not really. Maybe like, once.

Whoa I can't stop talking and it's not even to anyone real! Well, you're real. But not here, right now.

*Copies and pastes from camping holiday*

A gleam of eyes from an inhalation against a doorframe, look aside and wonder. Tonight is open, lets you be instinctual and swell with Everything. My life was a moment, a moment of handclasped awe. The universe was beneath me - I can walk on water baby, I can walk on sky. I was among the clouds, fingers trailing in the smoke, and the moon was watching. You're beautiful, a whisper, a sigh. I forgot the revolution. We've paled in comparison. I thought of birds all day.

I hope this was the right place, I just needed to post SOMETHING. ANYTHING.

(Meggy weggy is a bear, Meggy weggy has no hair)


 
beetlebum Posted: Wed Dec 13 05:16:02 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  this was the right place.

always is.


 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 13 07:13:10 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:

>(Meggy weggy is a bear, Meggy weggy has no hair)

I didn't understand 95% of your post, but if it helps, I wanted to.

*and since when did McDonalds serve shots?


 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 13 07:21:53 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  interesting photos, Dan. I would love to visit there for the history of the area.

*and is the "Money Changer" photo funny because of the bible passage where Jesus enters the temple in Jerusalem and chases out all the money changers?


 
FN Posted: Wed Dec 13 07:54:19 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I found it to be funny because it was a financial building with dirty laundry


 
beetlebum Posted: Wed Dec 13 08:01:08 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>I found it to be funny because it was a financial building with dirty laundry

those are scarves. new ones. to be sold. [not dirty laundry] :D


 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 13 08:08:21 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:

>those are scarves. new ones. to be sold. [not dirty laundry] :D

"Come and whisper in my ear, give us dirty laundry"


 
innocenceNonus Posted: Wed Dec 13 14:44:32 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>
>*and since when did McDonalds serve shots?

Perfect for the On-the-Go Drinker.

So many people to hit, so little time...


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Dec 13 14:47:11 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  innocenceNonus said:
>addi said:
>>
>>*and since when did McDonalds serve shots?
>
>Perfect for the On-the-Go Drinker.
>
>So many people to hit, so little time...
>
That's exactly why our liquor stores have drive-thru windows. . .


 
innocenceNonus Posted: Wed Dec 13 15:00:22 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>>
>That's exactly why our liquor stores have drive-thru windows. . .

maybe this makes me poorly educated, but i've never seen a liquor store with a drive-through window...

: (

i feel as if my life is not complete...

well, maybe the McDonald's shot window is for those who don't want the inconvenience of a whole bottle??


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Dec 13 16:17:15 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  innocenceNonus said:
>ifihadahif said:
>>>
>>That's exactly why our liquor stores have drive-thru windows. . .
>
>maybe this makes me poorly educated, but i've never seen a liquor store with a drive-through window...
>
Really ? around here they are as common as gas stations and fast food restaurants.
You can even get a cup of ice and a soft drink with your liquor at the window.


 
innocenceNonus Posted: Wed Dec 13 16:27:16 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  That's NUTS!!

maybe i'm just really sheltered... oh, us asian kids!


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Dec 13 16:50:56 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  innocenceNonus said:
>That's NUTS!!
>
>maybe i'm just really sheltered... oh, us asian kids!
>
Yes, it is nuts, but remember this is where 100% of the world's bourbon is produced, so the folks around here like their liquor alot.

It's also about 40 miles removed from the site of the nations' worst drunk driving accident.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrollton_bus_disaster




 
libra Posted: Wed Dec 13 17:28:56 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>innocenceNonus said:
>>ifihadahif said:
>>>>
>>>That's exactly why our liquor stores have drive-thru windows. . .
>>
>>maybe this makes me poorly educated, but i've never seen a liquor store with a drive-through window...
>>
>Really ? around here they are as common as gas stations and fast food restaurants.
>You can even get a cup of ice and a soft drink with your liquor at the window

they don't have those around here either.


 
FN Posted: Wed Dec 13 17:42:45 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I still think hif is just kidding though


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Dec 13 17:54:18 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>I still think hif is just kidding though
>
Nope, not kidding at all.


 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 13 17:55:25 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>I still think hif is just kidding though

I know what you mean. He's been pulling that "I love Bush" line on us for years, and we all know that can't be true
: )

but in this case it's true. As far as I know it's a state by state thing here..with some states allowing drive-thru liquor stores. I've seen them myself, and at least when I was young, they had them in my home state.


 
choke Posted: Wed Dec 13 19:08:02 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Well the shot wasn't *from* mcdonalds. But we have drive thru liquor stores, liquor delivery too.


 
DanSRose Posted: Wed Dec 13 19:35:37 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>interesting photos, Dan. I would love to visit there for the history of the area.

It's gorgeous. I was there during the War/Conflict this (the name changes on who you talk to)

>*and is the "Money Changer" photo funny because of the bible passage where Jesus enters the temple in Jerusalem and chases out all the money changers?

Yes. Yes it is.

I liked Choke's wine induced post, specifically her future-nude flat, scaring the shy, and the confused/amused rambling.


McDonald's in Israel are all kosher, making them healthier, and serve potato wedges in addition to fries. Some were dismayed that they didn't serve cheeseburgers. I didn't care- there's a better place to for burgers anyway.


 
choke Posted: Wed Dec 13 19:45:52 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:

>>
>Yes, it is nuts, but remember this is where 100% of the world's bourbon is produced, so the folks around here like their liquor alot.
>
>

Are you from Kentucky?


 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 13 19:55:44 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>Well the shot wasn't *from* mcdonalds.

you need to stop making things up all the time then. Always telling NZ tall tales cuz we don't know jack shit about your homeland so you think you can take advantage of us and have a good laugh at our expense.
For all we know you're really a 35 year old black male, your real name isn't choke, and the McDonalds there are called McDuggins and only serve sheepburgers.


 
DanSRose Posted: Wed Dec 13 19:55:52 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Question: I just put another 6 photos. The 2 newest really got under my skin and stayed there. That unnerving itch is there. Can someone else look at them and tell me I'm not crazy, about this anyway?


 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 13 19:58:03 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  DanSRose said:

>>*and is the "Money Changer" photo funny because of the bible passage where Jesus enters the temple in Jerusalem and chases out all the money changers?
>
>Yes. Yes it is.


Yes! Do I win anyway?
I mean something other than your respect and a pat on the butt.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Dec 13 20:33:14 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>ifihadahif said:
>
>>>
>>Yes, it is nuts, but remember this is where 100% of the world's bourbon is produced, so the folks around here like their liquor alot.
>>
>>
>
>Are you from Kentucky?
>
Damn ! just can't get anything past those wily Kiwis eh ?


 
sweet p Posted: Wed Dec 13 21:16:00 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  DanSRose said:
>Can someone else look at them and tell me I'm not crazy, about this anyway?

you're not crazy.
but sometimes i think i am,so..

i have this weird thing with guns. i dislike them in general, but i am also sometimes fascinated by them. when i was little i loved cap guns. i had [and still like] huge water guns, i played duckhunt, and i recently tried to make this: http://www.curriculumconnection.net/rangerpresstoys.htm

they're toys. but they're still guns.

that boy in the photo is really young. the fact that he is holding what [too] closely resembles an assault riffle is disturbing in a few ways. does he know what it is? does he understand what it does? does he like it? did he ask for it or was it given to him? does he imagine killing small animals with it? has he ever seen real ones? etc.

the pretend ak-47 isn't a staple in most kids' childhoods [at least not the ones i know/knew]. the difference i see between that kind of gun and the ones i used, is that mine didn't really look like killer guns.

everything fake almost looks real these days.




 
sweet p Posted: Wed Dec 13 21:16:37 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ps. i liked your photos

i want to go to israel one day.


 
choke Posted: Thu Dec 14 03:51:08 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>choke said:
>>ifihadahif said:
>>
>>>>
>>>Yes, it is nuts, but remember this is where 100% of the world's bourbon is produced, so the folks around here like their liquor alot.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Are you from Kentucky?
>>
>Damn ! just can't get anything past those wily Kiwis eh ?

Well considering it's written on the bottle :P


 
ifihadahif Posted: Thu Dec 14 08:25:15 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>>>Are you from Kentucky?
>>>
>>Damn ! just can't get anything past those wily Kiwis eh ?
>
>Well considering it's written on the bottle :P
>
Which bottle (brand) are you referring too ?
And aren't you too young to have such a bottle ?


 
choke Posted: Thu Dec 14 14:08:33 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>choke said:
>>>>Are you from Kentucky?
>>>>
>>>Damn ! just can't get anything past those wily Kiwis eh ?
>>
>>Well considering it's written on the bottle :P
>>
>Which bottle (brand) are you referring too ?
>And aren't you too young to have such a bottle ?

Kentucky Bourbon, hence the small clue :P

And I am less than a week away from being 18 thank you very much!




 
~Just Imagine~ Posted: Fri Dec 15 14:47:38 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:

>
>Kentucky Bourbon, hence the small clue :P
>
>And I am less than a week away from being 18 thank you very much!
>

Another good reason to come to Belgium (or at least the flemmish part, with the spliting fooliness and all :p)
If you'd live here, you'd be able to drink already for 2 years
Gotta love our drinks :) I know I do


 
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Dec 15 15:58:29 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>ifihadahif said:
>>choke said:
>>>>>Are you from Kentucky?
>>>>>
>>>>Damn ! just can't get anything past those wily Kiwis eh ?
>>>
>>>Well considering it's written on the bottle :P
>>>
>>Which bottle (brand) are you referring too ?
>>And aren't you too young to have such a bottle ?
>
>Kentucky Bourbon, hence the small clue :P
>
>And I am less than a week away from being 18 thank you very much!
>
Which brand of bourbon ? Makers Mark, Early Times, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.


 
Kira Posted: Fri Dec 15 16:28:17 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I forgot which thread I was in.


 
choke Posted: Sat Dec 16 14:57:56 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>choke said:
>>ifihadahif said:
>>>choke said:
>>>>>>Are you from Kentucky?
>>>>>>
>>>>>Damn ! just can't get anything past those wily Kiwis eh ?
>>>>
>>>>Well considering it's written on the bottle :P
>>>>
>>>Which bottle (brand) are you referring too ?
>>>And aren't you too young to have such a bottle ?
>>
>>Kentucky Bourbon, hence the small clue :P
>>
>>And I am less than a week away from being 18 thank you very much!
>>
>Which brand of bourbon ? Makers Mark, Early Times, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, etc.

Oh gosh, I don't know, it's gone now. I'll look next time. But for the record, Wild turkey makes EVERYTHING smell and taste like bourbon. Even if you're not drinking it, just sitting next to it.


 
choke Posted: Sat Dec 16 14:59:08 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ~Just Imagine~ said:
>choke said:
>
>>
>>Kentucky Bourbon, hence the small clue :P
>>
>>And I am less than a week away from being 18 thank you very much!
>>
>
>Another good reason to come to Belgium (or at least the flemmish part, with the spliting fooliness and all :p)
>If you'd live here, you'd be able to drink already for 2 years
>Gotta love our drinks :) I know I do

Tehehe the only thing that changes on my 18th is that I no longer have to run away from bouncers :P


 
Posted: Sat Dec 16 17:12:05 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  hm!

this thread really picked up pretty well. I'm going to have to start creating threads more often, maybe.


 
addi Posted: Sat Dec 16 17:19:00 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  that's a swell idea young man.

But please, no threads with the endangered anal fish. Something a bit more edifying, thank you.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sat Dec 16 21:01:18 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>that's a swell idea young man.
>
>But please, no threads with the endangered anal fish. Something a bit more edifying, thank you.
>
You know, I'm not sure where, but I heard somewhere that there's nekkid women on the internet.


 
addi Posted: Sat Dec 16 23:26:39 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:

>You know, I'm not sure where, but I heard somewhere that there's nekkid women on the internet.

without fish?!

where?


 
Posted: Sun Dec 17 00:08:46 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>addi said:
>>that's a swell idea young man.
>>
>>But please, no threads with the endangered anal fish. Something a bit more edifying, thank you.
>>
>You know, I'm not sure where, but I heard somewhere that there's nekkid women on the internet.

I've heard about this, if only in passing.


 
beetlebum Posted: Sun Dec 17 00:12:41 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i'm here to tell you that it's not true.

sometimes i wonder how these rumours get started. honestly.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sun Dec 17 07:19:23 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Nekkid women are my favorite kind.


 
J. Posted: Wed Dec 20 16:42:58 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I can't sleep. In fact, I haven't been able to sleep much lately.


I've been thinking about my Dad a lot. I keep thinking about the last time I talked with him and the last time we spent time together. I also keep replaying the whole time he was in the hospital. I don't think I'm dealing with the loss. Sometimes it hits me like a ton of bricks that he is gone and he's not coming back.


Everytime I try, I am overwhelmed with tears. My Dad was my rock, my cheerleader, my friend, my captain, my role model, my teacher, my confidant and so much more. It's really a tough time of year for me especially because his birthday would have been next two weeks and then it's followed by Christmas.


This is the first Christmas without my Dad. I've already cried several times in the stores while shopping.... thinking about the empty place at the table, thinking about how I will have to fill my Mom’s stocking this year.


My Dad was an amazing man. I have so many fond memories of him..........especially at Christmas.


I hate shopping, but loved to Christmas shop with him (always within the last week of Christmas). When we'd get to the stores, I'd show him things Mom liked or that I thought she'd like. I'd give him lots of choices -- and then he'd say, "we'll take it all". I always said things like, "well, it's alot, maybe we could just pick a few". But he would insist on getting all of it.


Then we'd take our piles of bags and on the way to the door, he'd say, "now I need to get something REALLY SPECIAL for her". It was amazing.


I miss the time we sat together with rolls and rolls of wrapping papers on the floor and how he’d give me orders such as “Julia, go make me a cognac, double-shot, on the rock”, or "Julia, go make me a plate of fruits, will you" ..... As he sipped his drink and munched on the fruits, he’d complain how this gift wrapping business wore him out and that his tired hands needed a good massage. Then I'd drop whatever I was doing just to give him a complete manicure and a back massage.


I miss his jokes, his smile, his face, his physical presence. I am sad to think about how my brother's newborn son will not have any Christmas memories with his grandpapa. I am sad I will not have my Dad to share the day with. I am sad that I will spend the day helping my Mom feel better .... somehow.


I know he is still with me, I can feel his presence as I write this -- it's just not the same.


To the first man I loved
To the first man to make me smile
To the first man to hold my hand
To the first man to kiss away my tears
To the first man to calm my fears.


I love you, always and forever, Dad.


J.



 
addi Posted: Wed Dec 20 16:55:12 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  suenos said:

>I know he is still with me

he is, suenos

no substitute for a father, but *hug*


 



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