Friday, September 11, 2015

Random Acts of Shifeness the Melancholy Version

--> Hard to believe it's been 14 years since 9/11.
This day brings up a lot of raw emotions for everybody.
Personally, I remember being really scared and really sad.
I worked at a newspaper at the time and it was all hands on deck after it happened.
I was working 16-hour days and my job was to help get out a newspaper, which meant I was immersed in 9/11 stories all day long.
I was staring at the images of the planes crashing, the people who were killed and other tragic pictures day in and day out.
I almost lost it a few times but I was able to keep my shit together at work but when I got home from work I blubbered like a baby.
I just sat in my room sobbing uncontrollably.
--> The 9/11 anniversary coupled with the news that I had two friends diagnosed with cancer will make this week memorable for not the right reasons.
--> It doesn't even feel right to try and make this blog post a little more upbeat after but I will try.
--> I have met people that are overwhelmed or underwhelmed but I don't recall ever saying hello to a person that was whelmed.
Are you just feeling neutral if you are whelmed?
Damn it people I need answers.
--> Remember last week when I talked about how cold it was?
What? You don't remember?
I was wearing my brief jerky edible underwear.


Does the picture help?
Ahhh, now you remember.
Well we went from summer to fall in one day as it was in the 60s last weekend.
Now we are back to summer as it supposed to be 96 tomorrow.
Then it gets back to more normal next week as it will be in the 70s.
One last hurrah for the brief jerkies.
--> The B got a little cut off but I bet you can't guess what town Hayden was in?


--> She's actually in Boise a lot since that's where we live but I thought it was good place to get a photo of Little Miss Hayden.
--> Here's a photo of both of them after we went for a hike.


--> That''s all. Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.


I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.



7 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Well, that is a unique illustration....
The kids were in 6th and 10th grade.
T's teacher was watching it on her computer
and T came up behind her and saw pictures they
never showed on tv and were horrific of people jumping
to their deaths. He was removed from that classroom
and that is when we did the experiment with a computer
program which he had to do in the Time Out room which
is a whole 'nother story.

Stephen Hayes said...

Fourteen years! It seems like only yesterday and the pain and sense of loss never go away.

Jon said...

I had just left working in news when it happened, but still was immersed in it. Sometimes it's OK to not be upbeat; that's what makes the 'good' in life even better.

kden said...

It's still hard to look at the pictures today. Sorry to hear about your friends. We're having the same weather. Had my heating pad on last week; today the A/C!

Valerie said...

I was celebrating big son's birthday when the news came through so I'll never forget that day for two reasons. I still get teary-eyed when I remember it.

Did Hayden jump off that kerb? Just wondering... smiles.

billy pilgrim said...

hayden and kyle look excellent as usual and that darn hayden is still so cute she upstages kyle. but that's the way it should be.

just bob said...

Do you wear the jerky briefs when you're messing with Sasquatch? Are they Teriyaki or Peppered Flavored? So many unanswered questions. :)