Life is good!
Let’s hear it for Dionne across the pond in jolly old England. London to be precise, Dionne recently became Twitter follower number 4,000 for yours truly. For her efforts, I’m sending the corporate jet to Heathrow for a weekend at the French Riviera and tickets to the 2016 Summer Olympics Beach Volleyball tournament in Rio later this summer. Dionne, have a drink on me and take plenty of pictures of the Brazilian women’s team for me. Four thousand followers, sheesh; I am truly humbled. Dionne, I’m just going to need you to put fuel up the corporate jet for me; I’ve got hosting fees coming up soon!
Mental note update that New Albany, IN locale, and Twitter police I’m slowly cleaning up the following/follower ratio. #DumbBlogger
Remember that secret black ops ninja mission I was pulling off last week? It worked! By the end of this week the Madison Auto War is more than likely coming to a truce. There hasn’t been a war this short that didn’t involve Israel in the history of mankind. In an effort to boost the GDP of Sweden, Miss Madison fell fast and hard for a slightly used Volvo and charmed the salesman so much he threw in a bushel of lingonberries for her trouble. Long time readers may know I used to own a Volvo, but fear not compadres, just like Miss Madison, this one is prettier and younger than the old one I used to drive.
Driving home from the office today and listening to the Dan Dakich radio show (yes North Carolina homers, that Dan Dakich) wax poetic about the OUTRIGHT Big Ten Champions…the Indiana Hoosiers. (Kick rocks Hawkeye nation.) I took a little inventory in my head of all the great things going on right now in the Skipahsphere. Not to go all Rust Cohle and throw quotes out that would make 99% of the world scratch their collective heads, let’s just say there is some serious positivity going on around me right now!
Life is one giant fruit bowl, and right now it’s pretty sweet!
Remember last year when Sloane and I participated in the Make-A-Wish Foundation 5k walk that was nothing more than a 20 yard trot? Well, that little girl’s mother has been fighting the state of Indiana since 2012 to get her declared disabled. Treatment and medication isn’t cheap, and evidently the state has denied her claims since the day she applied for it. Sloane and I got to meet little Karsyn last year, and I see the antics of Karsyn daily on my Facebook feed. It always makes me smile to see her doing things that defy the odds. Karsyn’s mom recently got her case reopened and won her argument that she is indeed disabled. Look up MPSIII/Sanfilippo syndrome or even better click on that link and tell me how she was ever denied in the first place!
This little Facebook prayer was actually answered, and I for one couldn’t be happier!
Hopefully its my weekend with Sloane this year for the annual 5k walk.
Sloane, in the face of adversity and living situations she never wanted in the first place, is thriving at school and doing great things. Always looking forward to our next encounters and even had a great idea that we get Miss Madison Jr. a new bike for Easter so she can “keep” up with her when we are riding bikes. In Miss Madison Jr.’s defense she’s about year behind Sloane on bike riding ninja skills, but her even thinking of others that way warmed my heart. The little girl is eight going on 25 mentally, and has had to go through more crap the past two years than a champion horse stall mucker!
Shortly after receiving her award she turned around and proclaimed her love for everything Hoosier! I call it her “drop the mic” moment in life!
Riding a high from her victory in the Madison Car Wars, Miss Madison also received the good news this week she has been accepted for a teaching seminar this summer at the Truman Library in Missouri. No offense Mr. & Mrs. Japanese reader it’s something like Article 521 in the Constitution that reads if you are President in this country, you get a library in your home state. Kentuckian a quick history lesson, President Truman ordered the only atomic bomb deployment in world history.
As for me, wow is all I can say! I’m in a place emotionally I thought was never attainable again. Going through the online dating mind games to end up with Miss Madison was something I thought was a pipe dream a year ago. Dating someone that puts up with all my positives and negatives (that she’s knows about, I haven’t told her about my secret addiction to fruit scented soap) is beyond awesome. Watching her intelligence and savvy on a day to day basis is something I can’t put into words, the fact she puts up with me makes me question her intelligence!
Even better is my little project on the Internet known as my blog. What started out as therapy many moons ago is now actually earning me enough coins for me to upgrade from canned tuna fish to the occasional tuna steak. It’s not exactly enough for me to start buying up vacant houses and becoming America’s top slumlord, but I’ve already got my hosting fees covered for next year. On top of that, I’m about to have an article published. Something I never imagined would happen in my wildest dreams! If you are reading this and think “Ho Hum” he’s getting published, I’ve had 233 articles of my own published, I say to you “Wow, now kiss my ass and let me have my 15 minutes of internet glory!”
About it for now, Hammy needs to update his hothamsters.com dating profile and I’m off to investigate this new source of blog traffic known around the web as Stumble Upon. It’s the hottest thing since leaked photos of Dumbo’s lovechild in blogger world. I’m part of an elite internet secret society and we are having a clandestine meeting in the underground bunker of the corporate office tonight.