… the movie tonight was a bust…. I didn’t get a chance to see it….

… after a fine lunch with The Veterans, we tooled over to the theater to discover that they only do matinees on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays….. and not on Wednesdays….. so it looks like I will be watching Mr. Bond tomorrow instead……

… anyway, we bailed and headed back home….

… I changed clothes and commenced to grill a turkey sausage, boil up a four-cheese batch of mashed potatoes, and knock the top out of a tin of Heinz beans for dinner…..

….so we had ‘bangers and mash’ for the evening meal, as the Brits call it….. “bangers and mash” is actually pretty good…. even if you do have to use turkey sausage instead of a nice, fat, juicy pork one… and even if it does have such a horrible name as “bangers and mash’, it was still excellent…..

… but hey, that is the way it goes sometimes, right?…. expectations get left un-met…. . big or small, it really doesn’t matter…. because, well, you still only have two courses of action… roll with it, or keel over and pine yourself into oblivion……

…. life, often writ large by terrifying battlefields or peaceful woodland glades where hidden tragedy might lay, is still just life…. and challenges, however big or small, are still fought with the same weapons every single day…. in the end, we see the obstacles in our own inner-light…. no matter what they might be, they are our individual antagonists..…

… missed the movie?... lost an arm in Fallujah?.... Momma didn’t kiss you enough and tell you how wonderful you were as a babe?.... wife ran off?..... car won’t start?..... cookies came out of the oven a little too doughy?....

… boil it down, and there are two choices that face you… live or die….

… choose to fucking LIVE…. I’ve heard it said before that life is full of disappointments…. I call bullshit on that one…. Life is full of whatever you put into it…. disappointments are a product of a selfish mind……

… don’t wish for too much… wish for just enough…. And when you don’t get that little bit of “just enough”, shake your head, smile, and say towards heaven….. “maybe tomorrow”…..

… because otherwise, you are going to be one miserable son-of-a-bitch…..

by Eric on November 29, 2006 | Bullshit (14) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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I've always wanted to try bangers and mash. *grin* They sell lovely looking pork bangers at Whole Foods (apparently made on site)... are these eaten with a bun by chance? The ones I've seen don't look too different than brats.

As for the movie - can't wait to hear your review. We were going to see it last weekend, but the Patriots/Bears game was late in the afternoon... so while we could see the movie the following week - once the game was over it wouldn't be shown again.

You are right though about attitude... I try not to, but sometimes I expect too much. I try to realize that before I get my head messed up. Most times I succeed - occasionally I don't. I find I'm the most disappointed when I have expectations. Therefore I try not to have them - makes anything I get a nice surprise.

Bullshitted by Teresa on November 29, 2006 11:46 PM

I am with ya SWG! Attitude is everything! But I would have a hard time if the world ran out of whiskey. I suppose I would have to move up in tastes to scotch long as you didn't hoard it....

Bullshitted by ralphd00d on November 30, 2006 02:27 AM

“maybe tomorrow”….. yep, that's when I'll do it

Bullshitted by GUYK on November 30, 2006 08:17 AM

You really speak to me today. You just gave me the pep talk I was needing. God works in mysterious ways...

Bullshitted by hoosierboy on November 30, 2006 09:06 AM

Yeah, I remember you saying that you had cocktails with John every Wednesday....From my blog about the attitude of John the lineman who fell 60ft. Life is a choice you make. Today, will be a great day, because I've decided it will be...and because I took the time to come here and say "HI!"

Make it a great day too!


Bullshitted by Lemon Stand on November 30, 2006 09:08 AM

"Life is a banquet and some poor suckers are starving to death."

Auntie Mame

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on November 30, 2006 10:09 AM

Ummmm, bangers and mash.

Tonite I'm cooking up three-cheese tortellini with hot sausage, basil and tomatoes, topped with grated fresh Parmesan.

Enjoy your leftover pork & beans.

I spent the best part of 28 years living on aircraft carriers. Every day is now a gift, even though my knees and feet ain't what they used to be.

Bullshitted by Big Squid on November 30, 2006 10:45 AM

Hope is the fuel of happiness, for sure. Thanks for the pep talk, Coach. :-)

Bullshitted by Richmond on November 30, 2006 12:24 PM

Wow... sounds like you were re-inspired by your lunch with the vets.
I played hooky from work today... but, maybe I was supposed to, so I could read your post and be reminded to take advantage and appreciate what I have. Thank you, Eric!

There's still time for me to do something good with today.

Bullshitted by Jean on November 30, 2006 12:51 PM

live or die….

… choose to fucking LIVE….

Amen brother, Amen.

Bullshitted by kdzu on November 30, 2006 01:02 PM

Truer words were never spoken, unless maybe it's "Put up or shut up" and "Quit your crying before you get something to REALLY cry about!"

Bullshitted by Junebugg on November 30, 2006 01:16 PM

Well put, Eric. I just can't stand to be around negative people. And this state is just full of them, my family included. Buzz killers!

Bullshitted by Jerry on November 30, 2006 04:00 PM


Bullshitted by imp on November 30, 2006 05:02 PM

MAN!!! I love the way you write....

Bullshitted by lolly on December 6, 2006 09:38 PM