It’s not so much the direction of the wind or the speed, but how you set your sails in the morning … that gets you to where you long to be. I am gonna put up something, maybe someone will read it, everyone seems to be pre-occupied with that silly audio file. What can I say?
It has been nice to take a few days, kick back, get a little sunshine on my tired old wrinkled face and contemplate the finer things in life. Having upset myself on the first of the week, I went to the doctor to check some issues. I suffer from High Blood Pressure and Diabetes, so I have to stay on top of it. I sat on the bench thingy, he got out his stethoscope and then said to me …. “Breathe normally, as if your job is on the line, house is in foreclosure and the stock market is in a tailspin.”
Then he said I was my perfect weight if I was seven feet tall and cut me loose.
I checked out just fine, much to the glee of some and the apparent disappointment of others. So, the nightmare is over. This thing, that has been going on here, someone called it a “dog fight.” It has been real hard, all of it has been a roller coaster ride to say the least, kind of like an e-ticket ride at Disney Land or something.
I was happy and then I would find myself sad.
Before all this came about it was pretty simple for me. When I wanted to be happy I would always think about my sex life, and when I wanted to be sad, I would think about my sex life. Been an interesting week or two week period for me. Some high points and some deep, dark valleys. Been a long row to hoe, but I have reached a point where I got my stuff together, and everything as my dad used to say is …… copacetic man.
Mark Twain said, “A cat that jumps up onto a hot stove, will never jump up on one again. And he won’t jump up on a cold one either.” We learn from our mistakes and we move on, that is life. I had sat here, night after night, trying to carve out this little nitch in the Blogosphere as one of you put it, and for months at a time, I worked hard to reach a self imposed goal. Well, that sucker went into the ditch a long ways back, that goal is now history.
The new goal is a Pulitzer Prize for Humor or six million hits by February 14th … Tell all your friends.
Creative Endeavors went from 20k in hits, (20K in hits in 7 months is an accomplishment in itself right there) to 400K seemingly overnight, 127K in one day, and it never leveled off it just kept on coming. Just today it is standing on 100,000+ which is incredible when you stop to consider I haven’t posted anything in two days now.
A good friend and I were talking about it over coffee the other day and we compared it to Winning The Lottery, something I believe, no one is ready for. Same with this. With all this apparent success also came another element, bottom feeders, social malcontents, people with primal social skills. And I know some of you are confused and do not understand, but like an ice berg you are only seeing one part of it (the comments section) there are email features involved here that you are not privy to.
And to be honest, very blunt …. I was not ready for it. But I am now. Bet your last dollar on that one, you can take that to the bank. So, by a stroke of luck, I was transported to a place I never dreamt I would be, and it was both heady and I have to admit, scary for me. And as I said, “I can truthfully state that I was not prepared for it in any way, shape or manner.”
But I am now.
If any pecker-head (Okie term of endearment) comes back here gunning for a pound of flesh (my flesh) they will be dispatched to comment oblivion Poste haste. This is a fun place to come to, this is NOT where fun comes to die. So bring it on if you feel like it, because things have changed and they changed for the better. I will answer comments “I” want to answer, we will post what we want to post, and we will delete without hesitation. Whole new ball game now boys & girls.
Now listen guys, it is all laid out in the comment section link (top of the page) and in the “About us” link top of the page. If you haven’t read it, read it now. And if you still do not understand, then there just isn’t much that I can do about that. I wrote four separate articles on Baracks House, evidently a lot of people didn’t even bother to read them. I tried my best go get it out there, and it just seemed like “no one was home.
Well I am home now … this is MY HOUSE and I am going to run it the way I want to run it and that is the bottom line.
And It is going to continue, hopefully, because of this, it is going to get better, much, much better. If you haven’t noticed a change within a few days, you will over the long haul. Significant changes are in the works right now, you got a vote on Baracks House, I didn’t have to give you anything. Despite it all, I like to think of myself as fair.
Because that is what I am about.
As usual, I am getting “long in the tooth” so I will wrap it up. The polls on Barack’s House, now closed, indicated clearly everyone wanted it back. So I have reinstated it, the comments section is also open.
So that is it in a nutshell. I may have won the lottery on hits (the envy of every blogger) but I am sure as ____ not going to be bankrupt a few years down the line. I am going to be right here. Telling all the news that is fit to print or causes fits in print. That is just who it is that I are … What else do I have to do, it isn’t like I have a life or anything like that, ask my wife, she will tell you.
Rest assured I have considered your advice, comments and posts. I appreciate all the kind words from the readership of a positive and endearing nature, like I said, “You guys are the Salt of the Earth.” (Most of you … anyway) please come back tomorrow and I will have something for all of you.