Monday, October 09, 2006

Boy am I out of touch.

Long time no type. Where to begin?

Rather than try to catch up, I guess it's time to start anew. I thought long and hard on what I wanted the blog to look like, and I think it is better off as a place for my thoughts and ideas, less political and more day to day observations. Sometimes I think of myself as a humorist, other times a pundit, and usually I am wandering out there trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Well in the spirit of the "Truth in Blogging Act" I guess I should add that my situations of late have been many things, but BAD really isn't one of them. I have a loving wife, two kids that, in the great scheme of things, aren't too bad, and my health is returning. Life is just not that bad.

Annual bouts of cold/flu/ear infections are now mostly past. I am a new devotee of the effects of age though. I now have to take medication for high blood pressure. I suspect that if I lost a fair amount of fat that's hanging off the bones here though, I would no longer require it. We'll see.

The first of the year is the date I have set aside for quitting smoking. I have smoked over 30 of my 43 years. I suspect it is now time I quit. Hell, I suspect it's PAST time I quit. My wife of 15 years is CERTAIN it's time for me to quit. Sigh. I'm certain it won't kill me. Lots of people don't smoke. I'll manage somehow.

I've kinda let this blog go by the wayside as I gathered my thoughts, ideas and just plain got my arse out of the rut it was in. Let's see if I have succeeded.


Sharon said...

It's terrific to see you've posted! I didn't know you weren't feeling well, but hope that's all behind you now.

Welcome back!

Sharon said...

p.s. yes, it's past time to quit smoking. :)

madmom said...

Thanks Sharon, maybe if he hears it just one more time, it'll take.

madmom said...

30 of your 43 years? I think you probably popped out with a marlboro stuck out the side of your mouth, "see, this is how it's gonna be, see" to which your mom probably promply knocked it outa yo mouth and told you to pipe down.