Thursday, May 1, 2008

No Pants Day, One Day Early

Wow. I had no idea that anyone would read anything I wrote. For all of those people who agreed, or disagreed with me, thanks for responding. I started off trying to respond to each individual comment, but gave up around 11:30 pm last night. I was beginning to get defensive and feeling a little overwhelmed. I am not concerned about the world knowing or responding to me. Fame and fortune are not my in my present or my future. I accepted that a long time ago.

Tomorrow is No Pants Day, and since I would get fired or thrown in jail for celebrating this holiday at work, I thought I would metaphorically drop my pants and let the world see me for who I am. Plus it seemed like a good idea in light of people trying to upset me by saying unkind things. I don't think they have enough ammunition. You have to remember that I have been put down, called names, and made fun of for years!

Here are some of my faults;
I am not a tall person, and what is worse, I lied on my driver's license application. 5' 10" - Yeah right!
My wife, Amy, says that I have ugly, long toed feet.
Amy has suggested that I begin taking Beano as a dietary supplement.
I am carrying around more weight than I want to admit. Again, driver's license discrepancy!
I have had a continuous bad hair day for the last month or so.
While I am sharing about my hair, it is receding, as my friend Mark loves to point out. I don't know where it is going, but I hope it has fun there.
I was born a White Trash baby. I am still trying to overcome that upbringing. I did get rid of the broken down car in the driveway.
I am messy. You could tell that just by looking at my blog, I am sure. I don't think I even responded to people correctly.
I love the Redskins. That ought to get someone's attention.
Bathroom humor cracks me up.
I can barely dress myself in a presentable manner. I wish they had adult Geranimals.
After wearing braces as a child, my teeth now have strange gaps and are relocating to new places.
I am not a smart person. This is a good one. My step-father used to love to point this out to me. He was right.
I like Star Trek.
I am a bad speller.
While math may be the language of the universe, I am not a native speaker.

I can't think of anything else right now, although I am sure there is more, but if you can help me with this list, feel free to share. Friends know me best. Others may need some help, but that is what the list is for!

I would like to say one final thing about all this Special Message commentary. Say whatever you want, but keep it clean. That is a rule I have for my blog so I would like for everyone else to behave similarly. Never talk about my Mama or my family. If you can live with these two rules I will leave up what you say. If I can say what I want here, I have no problems allowing anyone else their two cents worth. I do believe in freedom of speech. If you wish to say something mean, go ahead, but remember, you get bonus points for creativity!

I will be happy to speak with anyone at any time in a pleasant manner, but I don't think that I am going to reply to any further comments to the Special Message post. Good ones or critical ones (I said that to be fair to everyone). If you want me to read what you say, don’t worry, I read it all.

But it is time to move on!

6 comments:

SteveBFW said...

Al,

Terrific post today. Had me rolling. I would probably have to use a couple of pages to list all of my foibles. Good this you were able to limit to just a few sentences!

Kate Olson said...

Moving on, always a good idea :-) No Pants Day definitely sounds like a fun day, wish we could actually celebrate it! I like people to know who I am too and fully accept all of my faults, one of which is that I have webbed toes on my right foot. So, when I run for office someday, I hope people don't hold it against me :-)

margaret said...

Al,
You got me thinking about my faults! You rock!

Al said...

Kate,
Thanks for giving me a good laugh! I would never hold that against you.

:-)

Al said...

Stevebfw,
I appreciate the comment.

:-)

Al said...

Margaret,
I am glad someone thinks I rock. Thank you!

:-)
Al