Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Today when I was jogging, I saw a kid with a huge hard-looking hunk of snow cocked back and ready to throw it at his dog which looked to be only around 35 or 40 pounds. Now, I would give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was throwing it at his brother or some other target, but when he saw that I was looking at him, he stopped.

What I should have said was, "Hey, you kids! Don't throw snow hunks at your dog," but all that came out was, in my stern teacher voice, "Fellas . . ." With that one word, I hope I conveyed that they shouldn't hurt their poor little dog, who came running over to me to greet me.

Also, I saw this snowman today, and you may notice that he/she is holding a Starbucks cup, perhaps a latte, and he/she is wearing a scarf, or maybe one of those hipster ascots. That's what I get for jogging through Lincoln Park in Chicago; even the snowmen think they're all that.

So, I'm off to Florida tomorrow morning to stay with one of my best friends (guy from this post) and his wife, a great couple that I hardly see these days. HLP (Heterosexual Life Partner) and his wife are also coming, so while I'm not too enthused about being the 5th wheel, I am glad to be spending New Years Eve with some of my greatest of friends. Remember people, we often make a big deal about what we're doing for NYE, and then we're horribly disappointed when it's not the perfect night. Well, let me lay this one you: It's not about where you go or what you do; just surround yourself with great friends you care about and who care about you, and you're going to have a terrific time.

I'll be signing off for a few days, having a ball in Florida, but I wish you all a "Merry New Year!"

8 comments:

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

And I would like to add that I have bested my number of blog posts in a year by a little over 100. : )

radioactive girl said...

Have a great time! I love the way you said that its not about what, it's about who. Exactly. You are awesome and I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Radio: You're pretty awesome too, Radio. Hope you and the kids have a good NYE. : )

BeckEye said...

"Fellllaaaaaas." You're such an old man.

I would have called the kid a little snotty bastard and then his mom would have come out and chased me with a shovel. But I don't take kindly to future serial killers who like to pick on dogs.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

have a great new year sweetie. :)

Scott Oglesby said...

I totally agree with your sentiments!

I hope you enjoy Florida; I’ll be back for good in 2 short months.

Happy New Year!!

TOPolk said...

Happy New Year to you as well Dr. Ken. While you're living the dream down in Florida, I think I'll dig through your archive to see what I've missed over the last 5 months.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Beck: True. He might be on the way to serial killing. Perhaps I should have been a little more firm . . .

Spikey: You too, girl!

Scott: You too, buddy!

TOP: Dig away. Glad you're back!