Thursday, August 14, 2008

At first I was afraid
I was petrified
I kept thinking I could never live without
You by my side

Hello, old friends.

This is the part where I reveal something to you.

I asked Stanette to marry me last Thursday.

Right there in my kitchen.

I got down there on my knees, I swore I'd break down and cry...

Oh no, not I.

My dad had knee replacement surgery yesterday.

They basically amputate your knee, put your kneecap over to the side, and hammer down a new, pvc joint.

I'm pretty sure that sucks balls.

Not in the good way.

Because there is a good way to suck balls.

There is also a bad way, and I am pretty sure it involves movement of the kneecap.

You can wait, you can watch. You can wonder why. You can roll over. You can lie. You might dream. You can scream. You can tell yourself something. You can choose to believe it. You can scream out loud.

You may cry.

You may cry.

You may cry.

You wait for the world to come around.

The clock ticks along.

You can't find anything better.

Grow a beard and mumble.

Memories of strength that nobody hears. Did they award merit badges for this? If I had known, I might have prepared better.

Lie to yourself. Things will change in the harsh light of the day.

You like to cut loose. Nine lives. Cat's eyes. All that.

I'm sick of it, too.

A mountain lion broke into Zack's parents' house in Colorado. It snatched their 15 year old labrador. Fish and Wildlife used the dog to bait the lion. They got it. She was 8 feet from nose to tail, 140 pounds.

She entered through the sliding glass door, went into the master bedroom and took the dog.

Fish amd Game shot the cat. Zack saw it in the cage with what remained of his parents' dog. A lion and a bloody rack of ribs.

True story. Check


Blogger k-top said...

I am so happy for you and Stanette.
I barely know her and have barely spoken to her but I know that when you put your huge heart and brain to a desire you usually get it right and have a pretty good track record with regards to following your heart and making your desires become realities.
All available words won't express the happiness that I wish for the both of you in your time to come with each other.
It was great to see you again Dude ,and I wish I was along for some of the ride for the reuinon crashing. Lil' Joe and Lucy are both wonderful and the stories along with thier telling by their mother were hilarious. Seeing you and your family was great and I hope Poppa Joe is doing the nuetron dance in no time.
Later Duder, and once again...congrats.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Tanaya said...

Congratulations! Cheers to many years of happiness and leading a charmed life.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...


Hope your dad has a speedy recovery!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Ellen Enright said...

Congratulations from your old Aunt and godmother ... with love and prayers ....

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the hell do you put the best news ever with the nightmare news.

I assume she said yes. And in that case, Congratulations, and my most sincere best wishes to both of you. I'm so happy for you. This is truly wonderful.

That poor dog. I'm going to have nightmares about this for weeks. God...

8:39 PM  
Blogger Eve Grey said...

I am SOOO happy for you both & I don't even know you (well, maybe just a little). Awesome, just awesome.
Now I have to google the dog story.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Eve Grey said...

Oh, I didn't have you pegged as a Gloria Gaynor fan. teehee

10:27 PM  
Blogger Army Wife said...


and about darn rootin tootin time

11:52 AM  
Blogger Eugene said...

Congratulations! Statistics say you'll now live longer. Not so sure if they figured in your lifestyle.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Builder Mama said...

Congrats! That is great news!

Hope your dad has a speedy recovery.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations dude!!! you abide like no one's business. thanks for helping out your friend who is in a jam. the friend told me it is sincerely appreciated.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Dude, Congrats!! You're going to make a great husband. House is looking good.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous JB said...

Congrats Dude! It's awesome how this has been totally your year (except for the hernia, but these things happen) - looking forward to the new adventures of Dude and Dudette, jb

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Joe!
I hope your first child is a masculine child.
iron mike

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Fred Shero said...


a 15 year old dog buys it?

that's like the 100 year old granny that bought it in the Hamptons the other day.

I guess the 79 year old daughter got sick of waiting for her inheritance...

5:16 PM  

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