Editor’s Note: This originally posted on 5/19/2015
Something dawned on me today as I was signing off on million dollar investment deals and green lighting twenty percent raises for all employees, or I might have been authorizing a life insurance change I will let you decide. After signing my name and writing down the date of May 19th this massive 100 watt light bulb went off in my head. May 19 is an important day, one of those I was supposed to never forget. Couldn’t think of any one’s birthday, checked the industry leading important information website (Facebook) and still came up with nothing.
Then it dawned on me, on this day in 2001 I and a few of my most trusted associates were sitting in a Clarksville, Indiana Applebees at the bar telling war and women stories (we were all in our early 20s we knew it all, duh) and getting funny looks from everybody. Why may you ask? Because in my hometown guys dressed up in tuxedoes tend to draw attention even at Applebees, now in today’s Clarksville we probably would have been gutted and field dressed on site, but back then Clarksville was a little more civil. It was Skipah’s wedding day fourteen years ago. I spent five minutes in a panic today thinking I forgot something important. No sir May 19th gets to go back to being just another innocuous day for me. So Happy Unanniversary to me, I celebrated by eating Chinese food with a friend and answering match.com emails when I got home. What a difference a year makes!
I did sign up for a Leukemia society Glo-Run for this weekend. It’s a 5k walk/run (I will stress walk) for Leukemia and Lymphoma research and it means a lot to some very good friends of mine so what the hell it’s not like I have anything better to do. Actually looks pretty cool it is basically the entire Louisville, Kentucky waterfront in one giant loop at night. Not like the distance is anything for me 5k is a little over three miles hell I can knock that out in half a Katy Perry album. Hopefully, I won’t have to pull any warrior crap off like this guy did. Actually kind of excited I’ve never participated in any kind of “organized” walk/run. I think I get a T-shirt out of it, and I’ll try to take plenty of pictures of the amazing waterfront at night.
About the only thing that state has ever gotten right was transforming downtown Louisville into a spectacle in the evenings. Depending on how it goes I may just start signing up for all 5k-10k walk/runs in the area. I’m healthy as far as I know, and I’ve seen too many people in much worse positions than me that would love to have the strength and energy to walk that far but can’t due to some other disease/affliction. Just got to keep paying it forward (FYI, it’s not Lupus but Porphyria now if you click on that link) like I vowed to way back when.
I say I’m relatively healthy except for the constant punishment anymore that is seasonal allergies. Really just go away pollen ninjas, mold warriors, and ragweed paratroopers, I want one good day this month without blowing my nose, eyes watering shut, and sneezing so violently I literally see stars for a few seconds. I didn’t develop this crap until I was in my thirties does it go away when I hit my forties? Even the local honey trick isn’t working this year. At the rate I’m eating Claritin I’m going to have to enter the twelve step program before too long.
About it for tonight, I’ve got another small blog post to work on since I’m breaking my rule of blogging and participating in a blogging challenge/contest. I don’t usually participate in them because they take up way too much time to properly give them the time they deserve and it takes away why I blog anyway. However, my Miami blogger friend at Divorce with Me nominated me yesterday to take place in it. She is on a short list of people that I wouldn’t say no to in blogger world so I’ve willingly agreed. It’s called something like the Five Photos: Five Stories challenge. Basically, post a photo and a story about it for five straight days. A piece of cake, I’ll more than likely type up all five and just schedule them to post five days in a row. I also texted her today that if I am ever in Miami I’m buying her a drink and pouring it over her head and would let her boyfriend take a picture of it. She’s actually a pretty cool woman and even a better mother although she thinks 50 degrees is cold while I was in Indiana earlier this year blowing ice cubes out of nose while she was pondering if she would have to wear a jacket. Frigging Floridians and their warm weather and fresh seafood. No, I’m not jealous! Off to work on another blog post and watch the Reds more than likely take a curb stomping in Kansas City.