• Fender2010 commented on the post, shells 5 years, 9 months ago

    the shells still remind me of the last really great summer I ever had. It was a challenging time, but I rose to the occasion. It would be another 20 years before I would have to slay that dragon again. Ahhh….youth!

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, fools 5 years, 9 months ago

    The fools sent me the entry. It wasn’t my fault that I won the grand prize. Now the question is, how does one maintain an elephant? I am sure my apartment is not going to be large enough to house this beautiful creature. Well, there is always the complex office? Hmmmmm

  • I have been able to maneuver this world undetected thus far. Though I know some day, the jig will be up, I continue to walk among the living with a smile and a gait that disguises my true self. One day I will have to tell them all, who I am.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, alarming 5 years, 9 months ago

    It was alarming somewhat. I did it again. Me and my big mouth. When I’m in the moment, I just want everyone to feel loved, better and a part of the family, but after the moment passes, and I’ve signed on for something that I may regret later, I feel like I did something that I won’t be able to absolutely follow through with. Sheesh!

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, montage 5 years, 9 months ago

    The montage was going to be a tribute to my female family members who had gotten me started on the show from the beginning. Things didn’t work out as I had planned. The website was not as easy to manipulate as I had first thought. Then the pictures wouldn’t crop the way I wanted. Then I worried about manipulating others images on the internet.…[Read more]

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, beer 5 years, 10 months ago

    I love beer. I may love beer a little too much lately. My pants don’t feel like they used to, and I cannot look in the mirror without thinking about having that last beer that I shouldn’t have had. Crap. I am not good at this today.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, ensue 5 years, 10 months ago

    The onslaught will ensue next week on Tuesday! I am not ready to see the results of my 16 weeks of labor. Some will make me proud, while others will make me want to tear my hair out! It is always the same every year. Feelings of guilt, relief, and general gassiness ensue with the close of each new year.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, bagel 5 years, 11 months ago

    The bagel was not as good as it looked in the picture. I wonder if I can sue for false advertising? I should look into this cause I spent my last five dollars on that bagel and a shmear! Damn shame. Public Enemy was right–don’t believe the hype!

  • I fabricated parts of my story to make my adventure seem more adventurous than it actually was. In reality, I was just as alone as I am when I am home. Sometimes traveling isn’t all that we crack it up to be in our minds. My trips are never as redemptive as I would like them to be, but that does not stop me from trying on the next trip.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, plague 5 years, 11 months ago

    It came over me like a plague! I missed my time. How could I have been so stupid. I checked the book several times, but I guess I was over anxious and forgot how to read. I am disappointed. There’s always next year I guess. Even though this year was to be “my year”. Does this mean I missed my calling? Or am I destined to always be a day late and a…[Read more]

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, truth 6 years ago

    The truth is so very hard to tell, especially when what you believe to be the truth is being told to you with bits and pieces from other people’s experiences. Just because you didn’t live it, does that make it any less the truth. Validity, integrity, and purpose are costly.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, withered 6 years ago

    I withered in his presence. It had been two years since I saw him, but he still had that affect on me. I still loved him. I made out with him, and at the same time, I wanted to kill him. It had been over for more than two years, but I still melted when I saw him. Was this the gift he was trying to offer me, a brief dalliance in a shopping mall…[Read more]

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, leathery 6 years, 1 month ago

    It felt great. The bike was running smoothly. The helmet felt snug, and protective at the same time. The jacket…well what can I say? it felt leathery like it was supposed to. The day was perfect. All systems were go. Now if I can just figure out how to make a turn I would be set!

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, willed 6 years, 1 month ago

    I thought I could will it into being, but the inspiration I was seeking had already been willed to someone else. Everything is possible, but nothing is happening.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, flat 6 years, 1 month ago

    I fell flat on my face. I knew this was going to happen. People are always telling me to slow down, but I just can’t seem to remember that advice at the right time. At any rate, the cake made it. Now for the knife in my side! How the hell am I supposed to remove it without taking an organ with it? Sheesh.

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, learn 6 years, 1 month ago

    They seemed to understand what I was describing, but that “deer in the headlight” look in their eyes spoke volumes. How on earth can you get someone to learn something that don’t understand. Hell, for some of them, just getting to class on time and in one piece was lesson enough!

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, baby 6 years, 1 month ago

    Babies are beautiful. Usually. Sometimes they are not as beautiful as they might appear. He smiled at me and I laughed. Poor child. It isn’t everyday that one sees a child that looks exactly like Burl Ives!

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, cool 6 years, 1 month ago

    cool. It is one of the whole reasons that I am pursuing a new hobby that is quite dangerous. Although many people are supporting me in my new endeavor, I am still apprehensive about my ability, money, and the image of someone who rides. I am completely confident in the fact that I will look cool, but what happens when I get myself into a…[Read more]

  • The responsibility is all mine. Normally, knowing that I have to take hold of a situation doesn’t scare me, but this time, I have to admit that I am not sure if I can pull this one off. One thing is half settled;another is not even started. This could go either way. I could end up looking like a star, or I could end up looking like the fool…[Read more]

  • Fender2010 commented on the post, musical 6 years, 2 months ago

    The musical was as uninteresting as I had originally believed. The dancing monkeys were a blast. Even when the smallest one fell out of step, the other monkeys kept rockin’ on. I felt for the little monkey. Everyone isn’t able to keep time, sing, and play the harmonica at the same time. We should all be so talented!