And here I sit – another sleepless night. This night is different however, because we had that moronic time change tonight. So now instead of being 3:13 a.m. when I write this, it’s 4:13 a.m., which especially sucks because I have to go visit my parents tomorrow and I haven’t slept. Somehow, I got on this cycle again of sleeping a huge chunk of the day and then being awake all night. It happened after I got the last issue of the magazine out. I was up until like 5:30 a.m. finishing things up and then slept during the day. It totally threw me off.
Anyway, being up at night gives me time to think about things. Oh, it’s nothing special. It could be anything from what a corrupt, psychotic, lying socialist bitch Nancy Pelosi is, to my diet to why the dog insists on laying behind me every time she has the farts. There’s a complete randomness to night time thought processes, which are usually influenced by whatever you’re reading, seeing, listening to or experiencing in a sensitory way, like dog farts.
Here’s a good example. I was just sitting at my wife’s desk working on updating my sister’s computer for her, and this commercial came on the radio for a local furniture store talking about all the great furniture you could get for no interest financing and stuff like that. The first thing that went through my mind was, “Hey, it’d be nice having a really nice bed with a nice headboard and foot board and a really nice pillow and comforter set.” Well, it wasn’t that detailed, but it was an all encompassing thought that basically amounted to that. But then I thought to myself, “Well, the dog sleeps with us, and I wouldn’t want him messing up our nice new bed.” Then I thought about how I’ve always been satisfied with simple things. For example, we have an average bed without a headboard or a foot board, with an average pillow and comforter set that have seen better days but are still nice enough to use. It’s comfortable and it’s functional. That’s all that matters to me. We have furniture in the living room that we’ve had since we moved here over twelve and a half years ago. Sure it’d be awesome to have new furniture, but the furniture we have works. We sit on it, and it keeps us from hitting the floor when we bend our legs and lower our butts. What more do you need?
People have become far too hung up on unimportant things, and more often than not, it’s all just for show. “Hey look how much money we have! Look at all the nice stuff we surround ourselves with! Aren’t we great?!?”
I got news for those of you who are like that. What you have doesn’t make you great. The content of your character is what defines your greatness, or lack thereof. The sooner you learn that, the sooner you can start examining yourself critically, which will hopefully lead to self improvement as character flaws are identified and corrected. Things like having to have nicer stuff than everyone else so you can feel superior.
Now don’t get me wrong here. There are times when having the best makes sense. Not from a, “Hey look how cool I am because I have this!” standpoint, but from a more practical, “You get what you pay for,” standpoint. For example, I recently bought an Axe-Fx Ultra guitar processor. It’s the best guitar processor / multi-fx unit available today and costs $2,000. Did I need the best? Well, I’m a musician, and music gear costs a lot of money. I’ve also used different processors at a lower price point and they were all less than satisfying and felt like a waste of money. So I sold a bunch of gear, including my drum set, and bought myself an Axe-Fx Ultra. Not to show off or stroke my ego, but because I’m a musician, and having the best means having a great tone that I can be happy with and that will inspire me to play and to explore new dimensions musically. I won’t lie. It’s uber cool to have one. Pretty badass actually. But that’s not why I bought it. I bought it because I was making an investment in myself and my music, and because for that $2,000, I’m getting a unit that I’m going to get a LOT of years of use out of.
It’s 5:01 a.m. now. Still working on my sister’s computer, and trying to come up with something to ramble about next.
Oh, would you snotty ass leftists please stop with the Sarah Palin bashing…please! Jesus, I mean seriously, it’s not funny, it never was. All it does is show how pathetic and mean spirited you all are and how you’d rather insult and demean her rather than have a rational, logical debate with her about the issues. Why do I mention this? Because tonight on the cover of Boise Weekly, I noticed on the cover they had a cartoon of her in a nun’s habit with horns and an upside down cross. Are you people really that afraid of her? You’ve become obsessed, and it’s not only unhealthy, it’s really just pathetic. Do I agree with her on everything? Absolutely not. However, she’s a nice person, a good mother, and was one of the few honest politicians who was driven out of office by repeated ethics complaints by the lefist wingnuts out there who obsessively tried to drive her out of office or to discredit her in any way possible. I would like to add that every ethics complaint they levied toward her, she was cleared of. All it did was cost both her and the taxpayers assloads of money to deal with all the bogus claims, so she finally gave up and left office. There, you all won. Happy now? Are you really happy with yourselves for badgering an honest politician out of office? Well you shouldn’t be. I know that nothing I say will put any shame into that crowd, so it’s a waste of breath to even try.
Let’s see, what else…
Jeez, I’m starting to have a hard time thinking clearly. It’s gonna be a LONG damn day. I wish I didn’t have to go, but I do, and I have a lot more work to do on my sister’s computer before we go, so I guess I’m not getting any sleep tonight. That sucks. Still doing the damn windows updates. She was WAY out of date.
I guess I’ll wrap this up. I didn’t really have much to talk about. Things have been pretty boring in my life…as always. I wish I had more to report, but I really don’t. Oh well, maybe next time I’ll have something interesting to say.(Current Mood: tired)