Confessions of an Addict

(Reposted from October 27th, 2001 – Dave)

I’ve been hooked on this shit since I was young. It was hard to get in elementary school but I used to steal it from my dad. When I was ready to go to high school we moved to Hawaii. Now, it was more readily available, you could score it in high school, you could get it on the streets. They had some high quality shit in Hawaii, let me tell you!

Dad was still my main supplier, although he never knew it… He always used it responsibly, but I was left with the ends and the bits and pieces I could scrounge. I would always need more and more, never satisfied but never really having much money for a serious habit, when you are a teen with no job, cash is hard to come by…

Later I joined the service and, after boot camp, I thought I was in heaven! All I could want was laid at my feet, almost begging for to pick it up. I had the money, I had the time, I had the desire! I remember many an hour would pass, me staring off into space, my fingers working furiously, my ears hungered for the hissing and snapping it would make.

Still later after I left the service, with all the new regulations and such, and me being out of the business and married, I weaned myself from it. I really had no excuse to have it around and I didn’t want my wife to know I had a problem. So I thought myself cured…

Earlier this afternoon a package came here at work, they did not know who it was for so they brought it to me. As I was inspecting the contents of this package the SHIT JUMPED OUT AT ME! I screamed, I whimpered, I sobbed, I begged, I sighed… and finally I succumbed…. Clean for 10 years, all gone to pot…

A few mindless minutes staring off into space… my fingers sore, I’d been out of practice for so long… and now I’m totally hooked again… I don’t even know where to get it from anymore…

Hi, I’m Dave… and I’m a bubble-wrap junkie.

A Sign of the Apocalypse?

I caught the last part of the Mega TV Telethon that was on almost every network and cable channel last night. I caught Paul Simon singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Very eerie with all those candles. Very cool song, though. And then Celine Dione (ain’t she a Canadian?) came on to sing “God Bless America” and my ears slammed shut, and I had to change the channel and watch the Home Shopping Network for a few minutes while I waited for the ringing in my ears to subside…

When I returned to the show, Willy Nelson and a whole bunch of folks were singing, can’t remember the song. When I saw Sylvester Stallone and Dennis Franz and a whole passel of other Hollyweird residents singing in the group, I took that for a possible sign of the APOCALYPSE, shut down the tube and went to bed with my pillow over my head. Oh, well…

Notice how fast humans revert to their old, nasty habits. I just heard reports of looting, thefts and robberies around the WTC. I am not really surprised… When things get really shaken up, it seems the scum soon rises to the top. This and the many charity scams going on just goes to show you how, when some people see terrible problems, other people see tremendous opportunities…

Happy New Year and more…

Happy New Year!

It’s Now Year 5762! Happy New Year!

I’m not Jewish but I think I’ll start counting years like this… makes me feel younger than my 39 years. which means I was born in 5723. From 5723 to 5762 seems like a lot smaller amount that from 1962 to 2001. I like that!

Not that I mind getting old, but this is the prime time to be alive! So many exciting things, both good and bad are happening. Or as George Carlin might say: “We are in for a great deal of ENTERTAINMENT!” This from a guy who is looking for a Richter scale 25 earthquake, just for the entertainment value, or at least that’s what George said to Art Bell a few years ago.

George Carlin is great and most times hits the nail square on the head!

Cold Blood Anyone?

If we don’t get a little cold blood to show the American People and soon, folks are gonna get a little pissy. News-heads are telling us “the war” may last three to five years. Is our attention span anywhere that long? Doubt it…