Ok...because you deserve it...I am going to complete this post. Enjoy!
I have been to many concerts. Some better than others. But, only two have brought tears to my eyes.
The first...Sir Paul McCartney. It was unexpected. I was excited to see him, sure. But, 30 seconds into his first song (8 Days a Week), I had an epiphany. I was singing a Beatles song WITH A BEATLE! It gave me the cries.
The second...2 weeks ago. When I saw Weird Al Yankovic!
Now...don't get me wrong. I am not comparing Weird Al to Paul McCartney. Weird Al is definitely better than Paul McCartney.
Ok, I jest. However, Weird Al has easily been the most constant artist in my life since I was about 8 years old. That's when my dad handed me a cassette tape (remember those?). I'm not sure where he got it, but it was not an original album...it was recorded from another tape. On one side was the Greatest Hits of Blondie. On the other was the Album "Dare to Be Stupid" by…
So...we did something I wondered if we would ever do. We got a freakin' dog!!!
Allow me to introduce to you...Bernadette Peters Pankow!
Here's the story.
Everyone knows that Quincy Pants was my boy. I won't lie...I still miss that dog. But, let's be real. Blind, deaf, allergic to humans...he was high maintenance. So, when he passed away, not only did I need time to mourn my best buddy...but, we needed a break.
Also, there's the little fact that dogs are messy and my wife is a neat freak.
It's been at least a year, probably a bit more, that I have been not-so-subtlety hinting that I would like to get a new pup. Desmond, as well, has been asking when the time will come. And Owen...well, this kid LOVES puppies.
I'm not sure when exactly it happened, but at some point, Kim started expressing an interest in Doodle breeds. Now...I have never really liked Doodles. I don't like the course fur (but, the no-shedding is a major plus for Kim) nor do I like…
I didn't post much last year. I tried a couple times. I see a few drafts in here. Most importantly a reflection on the passing of a personal hero: John McCain. Also, a bragadocious post about how I met Weird Al Yankovic! But, I never got around to finishing them.
2018 has been interesting. I'll be honest...it's been pretty rough. Not 2012 rough, that's for sure. But, still...it will not go down as one of my favorites. Lack of sleep, stress, family issues, deaths. All in the rear view mirror, now.
Let's look forward, now. Here's what I am excited for in 2019!!!
VACATION! Kim and I are taking a 10 day cruise in Feb. With no children!!! Don't get me wrong. I love my boys. But, being able to add "Sleep" and "Not needing to keep other humans alive" to my usual list of "No email, no phone calls and no commitments" is going to be very, very nice!My boys! I feel like I gotta back up that last bullet with this one. My…