Wednesday, September 19, 2007

HNT - Homecoming Edition

This may be kind of cheating, but, bite me.

I'm taking my HNT space this week and using it to show somebody I'm proud of. Just got these pictures in tonight and wanted to share. This was taken about 11 am Tuesday when my niece's husband stepped off the bus in North Carolina. Her Marine Sargent husband just returned from a 6 month stint in Iraq, his fourth deployment there in the last couple of years.

He's back, safe and sound, all in one piece, we're so happy. And for those that have lost loved ones to this fiasco, I'm proud of yours too. I don't support the war but I do support my troops.

Happy HNT!

Happy Birthday Dad

It's just shy of 13 years since my Dad passed away. I miss him. All the questions I've wanted / needed to ask about family, kids, career and life in general have gone unanswered. I talk, I ask, just no answers come. I'd like to think he's watching, telling me to quit "rushing" and making smartass remarks about the stupid things I do and maybe, just maybe, being proud of me on occasion.

Love ya Dad.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yep, still kickin.

The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Hard to believe it's been nearly a month since I've posted, what a fucking slacker I am.

The Pirate is still kicking, and scratching and clawing. Working, but not really quite as hard. and relaxing, maybe a little more than I should... pretty much just hangin about.

The biz continues, the summer rush is over and activity is at a low. If you recall my rant about a "special kind of stupid" it wouldn't be a stretch to know that the entire crew has been replaced. Even my high dollar saviour. History. Sometimes in order to build something great you have to tear some things down, that's what I did, tore it down. Lost everybody.

Somewhere along the line I remembered that I was the boss and the owner and these fools were losing me money. Quite the opposite of what I was trying to do, which was, obviously, make money. So, I dismantled the entire operation and started over. Of course that meant I had to work harder but only for a bit. I've put three men back in the field and stuffed my tools in the garage, and if they have to come back out I'll fire someone else.

I hired a secretary almost a month ago. We'll call her G, she passed the hotness test. That means the wife interviewed her and figured she wasn't a threat. What a help that has been, like you wouldn't believe. All the little stuff I used to spend my time doing that kept me away from the big stuff is now handled by someone else, hallefuckinglujah. She's catching on pretty quick and pushes me to let go of things, which is good cuz like we all know I need a foot in my ass every now and then.

Now before y'all cry cuz I didn't hire one of you... remember, to get the job you had to pass the hotness test. Sorry but none of y'all would have passed. The mrs. is jealous of you girls already.

The downside of all this is, I now have time on my hands and I'm feeling kinda lost. Without a crisis to solve, without a pile of paperwork with deadlines on my desk I don't know what to do. I've been walkng about in a funk for while now, just not sure what to do. I NEED STRESS, it's what I live for. I need to go fuck something up... Really. Just so I can fix it. Hopefully I'll get past this soon, please.

Hope y'all are having a good week. I'll get around to visit everyone soon enough. For now I know Charlie's at the beach, Antigua I think. bitch. Found out Trish is getting married. Congratulations. Green Eyes is MIA, her last post was just a few days before mine, hope she's okay. And TME has made it throu'gh her latest surgery, what a woman.

later folks.