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Airport Security

18 Feb

I was at an airport yesterday and was “selected” for a full body pat down.

There were 2 lines. 1 was the image scan and the other was the metal detector type. I purposely chose the metal detector line. However, when it was my turn to walk through, I was directed to go through the image scanner. I said to the agent, I’d like to go through this one, pointing to the metal detector. He got on his radio and loudly broadcast “we have an OPT OUT, NEED BODY PAT DOWN”. What? I didn’t opt out of anything you dipsh*t! I said, no, I’d like to go through this one. He said, “too late, you’ve been selected for a pat down”. What?!! You have to be F’ing kidding me.

From what I understood, it is that as citizens of the “free” society we have the choice not to have our inner’s be radiated! Yes, I said it first…you will all have cancer in a few years! Ha! So, I get to stand off the the side in full view of everyone, legs spread, arms stretched out and have a guy play find the salami! Oh he found it alright!

He said that people do have the option to go through either, however if you do “opt out” you will pretty much automatically then be flagged for a full body pat down! What an F’ing joke!

It’s ok, it all worked out fine. He gave me his number and we have a date tonight. NOT! ha ha ha!

Utopia Next Stop!

7 Feb

We all go through life searching for that special place where we fit in. This is a place where decisions come easily, people are happy to see you, life unfolds in a way in that no effort is required. This place is called Utopia.

I moved to my current “home” thinking it might be this magical place. I came with wide eyes, a spring in my step, and open arms and mind to everything and everyone that might cross my path. Well, it is not.

Living here has not been a train wreck by any means but it certainly hasn’t lived up to all the hopes either!

As the saying goes, ‘A Rolling Stone Shall Gather No Moss’. Well, I’ve lived a pretty interesting life thus far, as I have “rolled” from one adventure to another and maybe a little moss wouldn’t be so bad. The difficult thing about moss is there are so many kinds. A guy has to be careful and take his time choosing the right moss that is best suited to grow on him.

I know Utopia exists. I know there is a moss patch that is all that I dream it will be. I know kindness, friendship, love, exists on my awaiting moss patch. I know I will find it. Perhaps it is time to set aside all the fears of what I potentially have to lose, and grasp firmly all that I have to offer and can be. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they spread their wings and fly.

Being your future, being all that you dream you can be, being “YOU” is Utopia. It is time for me to be me! Time to roll!

“It is when you give everything up of your past, in that you find your future” ~ Earth Zebra

A Few Recent Photos!

25 Dec

My Princess is a Wine-O! Keeping the Faith Can be Hard

21 Nov

It isn’t so much in keeping one’s faith that is hard but it is being able to look past the immediate life experiences which causes us to lose focus on the core values and faith we hold dear to us!

Faith is easy. It is something we find when times are tough, it is something we find when times are good! Identifying our dreams is easy. It’s living daily life and “keeping our eye on the ball, the prize, the dream” as they say which is not so easy.

For example (and this is not a good one as I don’t have any major drama right now in my life to illustrate with, but here you go in my small way that I experienced tonight.),…… …….tonight I was invited to a wine tasting party at a local wine shop. Pretty much your basic invite to sample different wines and then buy a bottle expectation. Well, not exactly an “invite”, as if you read this blog then you know I just moved to this area (“heaven on earth”), and don’t know anyone or get invites to social gatherings! Pretty much your basic “new kid” loser which is entirely another story from 8’th grade which still haunts me! But I’ll save that for another blog!

Ok, so the woman in front of me at the grocery store, which has a post office in it (who knew this was possible!) told me about the wine shop below where I live was having a wine tasting “party” this Saturday (tonight)! She was a very nice woman, perhaps 80 years old (lush I think to myself at the time), and let me be totally honest, she told me that the owner of the wine shop was an awesome girl and she raved about her.

So, I’m thinking, okay “hot girl”….wait, did she say “hot” or something else? Ha ha..Earth Zebra LOL, no she said something to the effect of nice girl. Guess I got confused!

So, I’m doing weekend work upstairs on my cloud that god has created for me and I start thinking that staying home with mom, (yes my mom is staying with me for a bit, read prior blogs), is not exactly what I should be doing on a Saturday night, especially since there is a “hot girl” downstairs waiting for my charm and wit to sweep her offer her feet. And to boot she is a business owner which always ads to the hotness factor!

So, away from the computer I go, to change jeans, put on one of my NYC expensive sweaters (I used to live there for about 12 years), an off I go downstairs to meet my “hot girl” business owner. Even though it is only 4F degree’s out, I choose not to put on a jacket and “tuke (hat)”, as I want to enter as the cool guy with no jacket, looking hot and it might create some conversation. After all, this is the purpose!

My out of the elevator, out of the building, 4F degree bone chilling coldness journey only lasts for about 30′ feet, as I enter the wine shop! Pretty much everyone ignores my entrance….Yikes! Not exactly what I’m used to, as the one who is destined and recognized to save the world upon it’s brink of demise! Go me! It’s okay, it looks like a small crowd anyway. A few couples and a few solo’s, mostly guys.

I slide into the store, unnoticed so I pretend, although in reality everyone knows I came in, and I analyze the room. In the corner is couple with marriage problems and she is forcing him to come out and fulfill her desire to part of the “in crowd”. Behind the wine “bar”/serving bar is the owner who is suffering from anxiety because not enough people showed up to her “Hollywood party” she envisioned in her wine tasting party. To the right is 2 girls, one with her back to me and the other might be a server at the party, can’t tell. The far side of the room seems to be 2 or 3 groups, can’t tell as they have elephant herd mentality at a watering hole and divide into non distinguishable groups of the same herd.

Looks like this is going to be a short adventure I say to myself. I make a quick and low key once around the room sizing up the group, and taking in the wine selections. Looks like my “hot girl” wine shop owner offers nothing out of the ordinary.

I resign myself to the conclusion that this will not be a fruitful adventure as I hoped. My days of going to amazing NYC parties is a thing of the past. Well, that is all good with me because while those parties were and seemed to be amazing on the surface, they in hindsight (which we all know is 20/20 perfect vision) were not full of anything of lasting substance. They were pretty much a waste of time in hindsight.

Will, this be a waste of time too? Perhaps! But then “she” turns around, the gem in the corner with her back to me prior is the gem I hoped to meet! Woo-Hoo! Blond, 5’9″, sexy little glasses saying, “I’m smart”, but I like dumb guys glasses! (Okay again, I might be getting ahead of myself in this story)! She would definitely be a good first conquest in my new land I call home. Let’s test my former dating skills that I used to have such a great command over before my exile to Hell the last few years!

So far most everything on my trip to my new “home” has been pretty lucky, amazing, and god destined! So, I hope so, because it has been pretty much all GOOD! I’d hate to have to blog that god’s destiny is for a bad things, so yes it is God Destined.

I make my move to first approach her friend, the non-hot girl, as this has proven to be an incredible “line”/”move” in my successful dating tactics and proves to be once again successful. After, a moment of ignoring the hot girl girl and talking with her less than hot friend, the hot girls can’t help herself but to show her insecurity and engage me directly. Pretty much she is saying, pay attention to me, I’m hot.

But, what is different this time is this is not your usual girl from my old home land, in that she is nice. Can my previous jaded bias opinion of women now not have any substance to it?

Well, after 20 minutes of talking to her, (her friend went to the other side of the room), she was a nice person, hot, seems to be of substance and a good person.

Time is dwindling and the crowd is now down to 6 people. Time to make the move or move on. After picking up a bottle of wine to buy, since this was really an invite to buy and not taste wine, I ask her to see her again. She is flushed and politely says “I’m not in a position to accept”. Good answer, although not the one I was hoping for.

Point being … tonight I was not given the result to the “faith” that I believe in. Do I feel bad? Sure, a little. But, this was just one moment in time, one person in life of thousands I will meet. We all can not lose focus of the big picture or get bogged down in individual moments of life and time. The clock keeps ticking, one experience leads to another and our faith in who we are and where we are headed is and always will be woven together by many many different moments of life.

“Life, is not about the immediate moment, but the moments that stack together creating the big picture!” ~ Earth Zebra