Monday, August 29, 2011
Delectable that was created by Mother Nature: The view outside my alternative office in Middletown, Connecticut that I visit at least twice a month. The rolling hills coupled with the lazy Mattabesset River offer a breathtaking view that rivals only my blog's namesake for caressing the spirit, relaxing the soul and washing away the stresses and aggravations of the day.
Delectable that was created by God: A young lady in her mid twenties walking down the sidewalk to a church in Cromwell, Connecticut. She was fashionably dressed in a tastefully mid thigh length black skirt with a black blouse that had blue, purple and yellow flames splashed across the front and side. With a pair of black sunglasses on her face, a fashionable pair of comfortable heels and the breeze catching her black hair just so, she was a welcome diversion, however brief, on a hot hazy late August afternoon drive home from work.
Incredibly ugly and a bad first impression: A large burnt orange/burnt red color fish tattoo on a woman's upper arm. My friends, while I truly admire a well drawn tattoo, be it on a male or female, certain types of tattoos should not be visible. If you wish to put a large animal on your body, please put it somewhere so that in order to see it, you actually have to remove a part of clothing.
That was a very pleasant surprise: My wonderful wife read one of my short stories last weekend and her opinion of it was thus, "I liked the story because it was about the four seasons on the mountain, the mountain itself and life on the mountain." I am hoping that she will read my other short story soon.
That wasn't entirely unexpected: A rejection of my short story "The Right Thing", which was featured in the early spring of 2010 at my closed short story blog. I tweaked and tightened the content to make it flow smoother. But I am not worried, for I will eventually find a home for it somewhere. A light hearted romance is always good for the soul.
That I really didn't want to do, but I can't afford an extra $100 a month out of my paycheck/$350 per person deductible increase in my health insurance: I had to sign up for ObamaCare at work last week. This was one of the more revolting pieces of chicanery that was foisted upon the rank & file here in Connecticut. In order not to face that increase, I had to opt in. However, because I have one of six pre-existing conditions (diabetes), I had no choice but to opt in. Sucks moose testicles.
That I really enjoy 100% of the time: You.
So keep yourself safe, keep yourself sane and most importantly, keep doing what makes you you.
For my friends who live on the east coast, I sincerely hope that you made it through Hurricane Irene with minimal damage done to your belongings and zero damage done to you.
For my friends who live elsewhere, don't let nothing stop you from enjoying life.
For everyone, as a dear Facebook friend of mine is very fond of saying and believing, cherish your loved ones.
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