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Watching Casey Anthony Trial as though it were a TV Show! I’m a Peeping Tom!

25 May

It’s bizarre. Or should I say I’m bizarre?

I have watched the first 2 days of “The Casey Anthony Trial” as though I’m watching a TV show! I thought about this today, in how in Florida there is a girl, a young woman who is real and in real time, I am seeing her on TV like I’d be watching a TV show.

I can turn it off. I can go back to my “real life”. She can not. This is not a TV show. She is not able to take a phone call, do some work, go to the grocery store. This is her real life, yet, I assume millions just like me watch her as though she is the best episode of Seinfeld or Hawaii 5 O!

What does this say about our culture, our media, and myself as a person?

She is going to live or die. Wow! And I’m sitting here in/on my comfy chair watching this entire thing unfold! I watch with no comprehension of the emotion that she is going through. I go to sleep every night in a home. After InSession TV signs off it’s coverage, and the court adjourns for the the day, she goes back to a cell with bars, one little toilet, and only enough room to walk a few paces.

What right do I have to “intrude” upon her life? What right do I have to think I am in some way part of being able to judge her? What right do I have to think I know her?

I don’t! Suddenly I feel a bit dirty. I’m a “Peeping Tom” who is seeing things I have no right to see!

“Just because we are allowed by society to be witness to something, doesn’t mean we should look” ~ Earth Zebra

Happiness Results In Alcohol ——– Alcohol Never Result In Happiness!

11 Mar

Do you want to know “What causes people to become Alcoholics”?

Simple….Back in the beginning of most peoples first drinks of growing up, or at whatever age we had our first drink, our first drinking experiences usually comes as a result of some sort of celebration.

* Perhaps a winning high school football game
* Someones happy wedding
* Making a big business deal
* Having a great time with friends
* It could be anything but usually in celebration of life

CELEBRATION OF LIFE IS AWESOME! WOO-HOO! PARTY!

And this is where the problem lays. A celebration just by definition is a happy moment in life. Then we “reward” ourselves with alcohol at the end of our celebration.

So, being the dimwitted human beings we are, we start associating alcohol with the great feelings we experienced with real life happiness in those celebrations.

But it is not. We get it backwards and we get confused.

“Happinesss results in Alcohol, Alcohol never results in Happiness” ~ Earth Zebra

We start thinking by drinking alcohol we then can have the wonderful feeling of real life celebrations and happiness we were “conditioned” to associate with alcohol. It is normal. Think about how many times we have had wonderful days and then rewarded or additionally celebrating ourselves by having a drink! It is normal to want to always have these happy moments. So, the human brain says, well, I just had a horrible day at work, how about I be happy like I was on all those wonderful days I did something fabulous in life and then drank after.

Drinking to try and get the adrenaline rush we have when we are experiencing something wonderful in life doesn’t lead to the same adrenaline rush. It is fake. It doesn’t bring the same happiness of a true celebration of life moments.

So, we drink to try and find those happy moments again. Why wouldn’t we! Heck, life is hard enough and if you can bottle all our amazing moments in life and pop the bottle open to relive them?….Who wouldn’t! And so the merry-go-round starts spinning!

Then, in some people, we end up drinking night after night after night. We chase those happy moments we remember a falsely given a cheap, fake, version of happiness. We get the alcohol happiness but never achieve the same real life happiness that only real life moments and natural body adrenaline can produce!

“For true happiness only comes from real life experiences” ~ Earth Zebra

True happiness, and the adrenaline rush only comes from real life celebrations of life. Alcohol can not give you this.

Want to stop drinking? How to stop drinking? Simple, just realize that Happiness is what we experience in life. Happiness are the amazing moments we have in life. Alcohol is and should be only for those moments.

So, hey, if every day is an a Amazing day for you then go for it. However, for most of us, life every day is not.

I don’t have any problem with people drinking. I think AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), and any idiot / morons who say they are going to “rehab” is a fool. Rehab “doctors” are a bunch of loser people who have never drank and experienced life. They pushed their butt stained noses into books and never lived life. If you want real advice in how to stop drinking ask someone who has been there, gone back, been there, gone back, and has a control of the nasty dragon!

It’s not easy to quit drinking. It takes wanting to stop! If you don’t want too, don’t bother torchuring yourself or the idiot who suggested it! It takes a commitment to yourself to seeing a “new” future that you want more than the old one!

If someone asks you to stop drinking tell them you are Charlie Sheen and you are WINNING!

But beware, if you are not making $2,000,000, 20 times a year each television show episode then you might want to re-evaluate if you are truly WINNING! You just might be LOSING!

To stop drinking, you need to talk to yourself every single day of the first 2 weeks non-stop repeating, “I am not WINNING when I drink, everything is a MESS, I will drink when I’m WINNING again”!

Yes, I said it. WINNERS can drink again! LOSERS can not!

Are you a winner or a loser? Be honest.

Except for the very few we are all losers. The US news media has romanticized and glamorized models, actors, politicians, come to think of it, anyone in front of a camera!

Why is it that “ALL OF US” have to be force fed such fake expectations! Do I hear LAWSUIT? Yep! What is my cut since I pointed this out?

Earth Zebra

Bring it on Elk!

1 Feb

One of my favorite things to do, is after work each day is to go into town and do some errands.

It gets me away from the computer and phone giving perspective to the days business events. While I find the grocery store and post office mentally stimulating I usually also try to go for a short drive exploring the area as I happen to live in one of the most scenic parts of the world.

I have been looking for the Elk for some time now without any success. I’m not sure where they have been hiding. I am starting to think that the Elk in this area is some made up story to bring in more tourists!

I FOUND THE ELK! Well, be careful what you ask for because a few days ago me and a Bull Elk almost came to blows!

The day started off as any other day. Work was your normal, call, email, call, email, rejection, rejection, rejection. So my afternoon errands adventure was very much welcomed. After paying double to what the grocery’s should have cost, and checking my mail I decided to head to the South this day towards the mountain range where rumor has it, there be Elk to be found! The roads were pretty clear by now from the days prior snow storm as I wound my way along the mountains. I drove slow so that I could have a good chance at spotting this allusive beast.

Wait, what is that? Is it? Could it? I squint in hopes of improving my vision…no just a big dog. Just my luck. I pretty much resign myself to never seeing any Elk on my days search and even admit to myself that I will not see any in my entire time in my move to this area.

“Just when you least expect it, it will happen” ~ Earth Zebra

The Highway is coming up and my search will be over soon, and then I spot something! Oh my, that’s no dog. Is it a horse? Is it a donkey? No. Yes. No. Yes. It is! It is! It is! And not just 1 it’s about 60 Elk! Eureka, I’ve hit the mother load!

They they are, sitting up on a sunlit hill taking a nap from what was no doubt a morning filled with munching on the valley grass hidden under the snow. Pretty incredible site. I finally found them. I wish they were closer though. Wait, I have an idea. How about I sneak up on them! Hey good ideas! Maybe they will invite me to be an honorary Elk for the afternoon and we can have a nice visit! Apparently I was in the wrong line when they were handing out Boy Scout Field manuals!

So, I find a place to park the car and plan my strategy. To the right of the Elk herd is about 100 yards of trees. I bet I could walk to the far side of the trees and come back to the Elk and never be noticed. Out of the car I go, to be greeted with minus -20C temperatures. Funny, the walk to the tree line looked so much shorter from the car. No stopping now I say to myself, I have been invited for tea by the elk. Camera in hand I reach the edge of the trees and head into the snow. I think to myself, well, if something happens the rescuers should be able to follow my snow tracks. But what could happen? They are just big cuddly dogs with antlers. I continue on.

What I didn’t expect is that in my suburbia world I have completely failed to appreciate the work that a snow plow does and the young chap who wakes me up at 7AM, first light, on snowy days with his snow shovel scraping on the sidewalk. The snow is up to my knees! Oh great! Never again will I curse him from under my covers for now I truly appreciate him and wish he were here to clear an easy walking path for me now!

My plan was to go Davy Crocket on them, and sneak up on the Elk. What I failed to anticipate is that with each step I take the frozen snow on the top breaks and makes a noise that can be heard in 3 counties. Needless to say the Elk know I’m coming from my very first step off the street! No sneaking now. “The barn door is open”, “the boy has already smoked”, and my approach is well known.

The trek to where the Elk are is about 100 yards. I can see where they have bedded down, and apparently there is no Elk bathroom!

When I arrive at the end of the trees I am met with many staring eyes and frankly I didn’t feel all that welcome! There was no tea, no snacks, and no one said a word to me!

And then HE shows up!

The HE I speak of is some young wipper-snapper Bull Elk who no doubt is trying to impress his does. Look pal, I don’t want your does. No need to get all in a huff and have a hissy fit!

After a few minutes of the Bull Elk strutting around and telling his hot doe babes to head over to the other side of the trees I decide to fall back and head back to the road as it looks like that is where the tea party is and maybe I just came to the wrong place.

So back through the knee deep snow I go, and what was 100 yards now seems like 200 yards and when I get back to the edge of the treeline by the street, sure enough this is where the tea party is. Everyone is there and happy to see me.

And then HE shows up AGAIN! Just when the party was really getting going this guy just won’t give up! I guess it is going to be a showdown HIM and ME! Bring it on big boy!

Well, a few things I have learned in life is that you can’t rationalize with people who lack the mental capacity to understand reason. It will never happen, it’s like telling a child not to do something. They will do it just because you told them not to. But this is not a human being so those rules don’t apply here! The thing to do is to give him one of my famous slant eye looks. If he wants to play “blink”, then he certainly came to the right place as I am a former champion!

And so the showdown is ON! HE and ME! Mano ah Mano! Man to Man! (Ut um, ELK to ME with NO HORNS!) I can take him I think to myself!

We each scratch the snow! We each posture ourselves, snorting, blowing snot our of noses! He bugles in a show of dominance! I start singing the anthem song to the Boy Scout pledge! We prepare to go “Game On”!

And after a few moments, it is clear that I will be the winner of this staredown and it comes to an end….I AM THE WINNER!

The tea party then resumes!