i'm back, over a month since last post. i hope everyone is healthier than last time.
i've had blog block again,, i think of great stuff while walking Bella, and then i get lazy and don't write
when i was a kid i had a lawn cutter job, and i put it off one day , the next two days it rained, the day after that i couldn't do it . So 5 days later, it was super tall, making it really hard to do , plus the house owner was pissed .. that made finally doing it pretty hard . morale of the story. do it now, then it's done, then there will be time for fun
here's what you've missed
my car ended up getting a new distributor, battery, axles, radiator, hoses. had an "on site " mechanic save me lots of $$ on the labor / stuff i couldn't do my self.. my car in new again . yippee!!
october 23rd was Esperanza's 2 years gone.. i miss her still, we had lots of great times together
0ctober 28th . 25 years sober !!! and big ass party at my open mic , Otto's Funhouse .. i didn't realize it until some comics pointed it out that i was having a sober b-day party in a bar . that's how i roll... the place was packed, lots of great performers. and it was also a bonus "otto Beat Cancer" party too.. really fun night.. i was asked if i did or got anything special for myself to celebrate,, yep, 2 oz of organic pistacio nuts
october 30th would have been my sister Mary's b-day, i wonder what she thinks , looking down from heaven, about what i did with my cancer..
nov 2nd . 16 months since diagnosis,, 6 months since
"no evidence of disease" ,, feeling great physically , no cancer symptoms at all .... mentally , i am pretty off track at the moment ( ie. no blog for 30 days)
nov 9th , at work , there was a big event , honoring Roger , my old boss, Stand Up 2 Cancer was involved. Tv stars, race car drivers , silent auction .. it was really wonderful.. they raised over $8000 . my belief about the cancer "funds" is, i wish instead of all of the money going into a pool of millions for research, give some money directly TO cancer patients . the $8000 would be enough to buy all organic food & vitamins for over a year , get a good juicer, and have a few $ left to bribe people for rides , if needed.. if someone handed me 6 K last july , that would have been really sweet.
nov 10th ,, i went to Rapper's house, he was cooking Cuban sandwiches, traditional style, slow roast pork, thin sliced ham, pickles, mustard, tomato, lettuce ,mayo, swiss, on big ass french bread.. my taste buds went crack-head on me.. since july 2nd 2012, 16 months, when i switched my diet , i have not been even tempted to eat anything besides my standard program. no problem. the smell of these things cooking, plus being crushed by a big pot full of water, making the crust so so good . wow .. so i actually had a tiny sliver.. maybe as much as my index finger.. oh my !!!! what an explosion of flavor & texture.
wow o wow !!! yummy !!
then i freaked out just a bit,, but realized i had maybe two grams of meat product, and the small amount of other stuff, not going to be an issue.. later i "could feel it crawling through me" ,,... so that broke the mental barrier about ONLY eating what i eat.. no physical problems followed.
the next week i had a few chips at work , maybe 20 total, over a 4 day span , with sweet baby Ray's bbq sauce on them.. this was not a good idea at all, it set off a bad reaction.. the GMO corn chips , & High Fructrose Corn Syrup in the sauce was super poison . my tast buds got me , Dang !! .. never again ............
had some fantastic shows the 15th , 16th , 17th , and 18th.
sold out, packed, best show ever, super fun.. not bad for a 4 night run
once i get on stage , life is normal. i need my Mr Manager job, but i'm the "no" guy.. if you know what i mean.. not super fun, like making people laugh.
weight on 11-18 -2013 .. 156.. what the *&^%$!!! i think the sliver of sandwich & the chips set off an internal bomb... 10 lbs out of nowhere.. i feel fat
back to precise amounts of the right stuff
had a brutal show saturday,, i did great , but it was super tough.. sometimes they put a comedy show somewhere it shouldn't be.. but no one got hurt and many people said i was super funny when i was loading out.
now with no cancer, i should be jumping with joy, screaming from a mountain top , letting people know that it's possible to have no pain while treating cancer. but i've been bummed out lately .. mostly about the planet, the Fukushima thing, i've followed it since day one,, and now , over 1000 days later, it's really in bad shape, the ocean is doomed, and the chain of events from that are just not good at all.. so i'm cancer free , but the planet is screwed, great.. i look at the wrong stuff on the internet. it bums me out , but i can't help it. our crappy $ system, the WAR's on "sfuff", our rights are being striped away quickly. too much to process.
so i'm trying to just be a happy guy , hour by hour,, and i've felt weak, so i didn't blog..
this week it was cold as f#@k , we had that crazy rain storm, then the temps dive bombed into the 20's .. there's a dog i see on our walks, who is always outside,, all the time.. how can it still be alive? it never gets to warm up . . if it has water , it's frozen, it's on a 4 foot chain, attached to a "dog house". a month ago, when it was in the 50's , i started getting concerned about it, wondering what's gonna happen when it gets cold.. still outside,, it was killing me , so last night , 18 degrees, i called the authorities. they said they'd send someone right over.. today , on our walk , he was not out side.. i just hope being inside isn't worse.. i mean , out side , he's not close to the creepy people who would do that TO a dog.. at least he's warm, .. how can a 100 degree dog, produce enough heat for so many days in a row, just sitting there ? that capped out my bummed out bucket . i had to call ..
ok healing time for everyone
have a great week , and be nice to your family members on thanksgiving.. it's easy for us, but i know some folks have it tough.
this is my 2nd year of "crazy food" for thanksgiving, but , last year , i was the only one awake 45 minutes after eating.. so this year ..i might take some "they're all snoozing" pics
so shake off the funk, take a few deep breaths ( 7 ) , and hop on the new attitude train