Friday, March 23, 2007

Some things begin...others come to an end

OK, so I go outside this morning to head to my new employment. I'm feeling good, it's been a good week, and everything just seems to be clicking. I've been at this job for all of a week, and already I got a $2/hour raise! How much of a difference is that in layman's terms? Let me lay it out for you--estimate 2000 hours per year. Take that figure, multiply by $2. You get $4000. That's a lot of cabbage! I won't go into details about my exact wages (contract conditions), but I can say that this raise equaled out to 10% of my previous wage. You math whiz kids can figure out the rest, can't you? And if you went to school in Mississippi, you'll have to remove your shoes to count that high.

Back to my original gripe...I get outside, and what do I see? The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, and my damn car is YELLOW from all of the pollen! If the damn trees would stop fucking, we might be able to alleviate this little annual problem! My car is yellow...the streets are roof is yellow...EVERYTHING is yellow! GAAAHHHH! Have you ever wondered what this crap that you're inhaling LOOKS like? Check out this picture--this shit is nasty! Imagine sucking up broken glass, sand and dirt. This is the same thing, only it's smaller. And MUCH more prolific. I hate it all. Damn pollen. But enough about that crap!

As I watch the news about the war in Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan/wherever, I wonder why we're still there. Yes, I have been a supporter of 'W' since Day 1; however, the time has come for us to make our withdrawl. Enough people have died, enough bombs have been bursting in air, and enough money has been spent. You won't hear me badmouthing our President. I think if you feel the need to speak badly of our President, our country or our flag, you need to take your ass out of that country, away from that flag, and outside of the freedom of that elected President. I am so sick of these pansy-assed do-gooders who think they know everything. Truth be known, they couldn't handle the job of the President for even one week. So suck it, libs...this war will end, and then we'll find someone else that's pissing us off, and we'll go over there and attack them, too. That won't happen on 'W's watch, though!

In closing, I received some very sad news yesterday. For those who grew up in central Arkansas in the 80s and 90s, you would know the voice of Michael P from Magic 105--the 'Pontiff of Rock 'n Roll'. Michael P. Langley died alone in his home yesterday at the age of 51. He had never been married and had no children. I knew this man when I first started dealing with Magic 105 back in the early 90s while I was at World Lynx. He was 'the man' when it came to setting up the website for the station, but he was also the one who was instrumental in getting my name known at the station. He was terminated one year before me for the very same reason--downsizing. He was never able to work full time again after that, and he became more and more reclusive as the years passed. He finally moved away to Louisiana to be with what little family he had, and that is where he spent the last days of his life. Rest in peace, my friend...and godspeed.

With that said, I leave you as always...until next time...