Wow, I’ve never participated in one of these, but what the hell…confession is good for the soul, right?
One - I am a horrible procrastinator. I will put off anything until just a few days before the deadline. In fact, I have to preview a video on Thursday that is still in it’s pre production form. Pressure, even self inflicted is my drug.
B. I have a huge problem with authority. Scratch that, stupid authority. Mall cops, security guards, even cops with an attitude bring out the worst in me. Last summer we were camping with a bunch of friends in Moab. My friend lit up a one hitter at about three in the morning, before going to bed. Cops came flooding out of the woods, and had all eleven of us on the ground in seconds. After checking everyone’s ID, one of the cops said, “I don’t know too many forty year olds who still smoke pot. Sounds like a bunch of losers to me.” I piped up that grown men in jobs that still need nametags sounds like a bunch of losers to me. That got me some extra attention. My wife wants me to carry a card that says I’m a mute when I talk to cops.
III. I have stage three kidney disease that is the product of some virus or another I picked up in my travels around the world while on active duty. Sometimes I think I’ve brought it on myself, and should stop taking the medication keeping it in check, and let the chips fall where they may.
****. My parents are aging, and it scares the hell out of me. My dad has become obsessed with the weather, and with being right on every descision he makes, no matter how hasty or uninformed it is. My mom has started narrating every aspect of her life. It was a clever plot device on Scrubs, but to listen to someone actually do it is a little unnerving. My sister lives nearer to them, and helps them out immensely, but I’m thinking she might need a little more help. This is hard, because they have always been strong, vibrant, outgoing people, and they seems to be retreating into themselves.
Lastly, I think Two and a Half Men, and Carrottop are funny.