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Entry date: 9-18-2022 - Sunday (Random) Funday- Letters to My Friends

Dear Friends,

I hope your Sunday is off to a rollicking start. I have no idea what my Sunday is off to as I am writing this on Friday, so future self, I hope you are still alive and having a good morning.

Sometimes I have these types of thoughts when I write something in advance. What if I get hit by a truck between adding this to the site and it going live? What if something crazy happens in the world and I’m writing about Sunday morning like it even matters anymore? It’s a roll of the dice, I tell ya.

I’ve been stressing out a lot lately and not doing a great job of handling it. Part of my stress is that I just haven’t been feeling great. I’m not a fan of these almost 53-year-old aches and pains. It seems like once I chase one away, a new one pops up. Right now, I have this weird heel pain that doesn’t seem to want to subside.

I’ve done the WebMD thing and one possibility, gout, is definitely making itself known in my life. Gout runs in the family and to add to my worries, I love to drink heavy beers. To see if the beers were contributing to my heel pain, I took the week off from beer and it’s still there. Since I work from home, I go barefoot a lot, so that could be part of it, too.

I guess a trip to the doctor is in my future.

I could actually go through quite a laundry list of symptoms, but I am not going to do that. I am not ready to share, just yet, all the wonderful aches and pains that I have going on these days. I can certainly complain about other things, too.

Teenagers, for one, has been a thorn in my side this week. I love Liam and Teresa more than anything, but man, oh man, are they frustrating sometimes. I wish they could understand how easy their lives are right now. I know they have things that are bumming them out, too, and I do my best to empathize with them at every turn, but for God’s sake, do the dishes and feed the animals. My sanity depends on this, I fear.

End of rant.


It was interesting to see that there has been some public outcry for Mr. Dickhead Sarver to step down from his role with the Suns. I don’t see him doing this, but who knows. After thinking about this even more, his punishment is also that he has been publicly humiliated, and everyone knows he is a dick. I don’t think I would like that at all so that is why I am preempting my public humiliation today and saying it very clearly:

I have many flaws.

I have touched on these here and will again, I’m sure, but it feels nothing like it must feel for Sarver right now. I almost feel bad, but then I remember that he did this to himself. We all do these things to ourselves, right?

I particularly liked how Jahm Najafi, who is a minority owner of the team called for his resignation and wrote about the duty of sports owners to hold themselves accountable. He mentioned that the Suns really belong to the community, and this struck a chord to me. They are a part of Phoenix and part of the identity of the town and its citizens. I wonder if anything will come from his weighty words. I hope so.


I finally went back and finished the Obi Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor playing the titular role. I liked it a lot. I think my opinion of it disagrees with some of my buddies and that’s okay. They’re idiots.

I’m kidding, of course, and what a wonderful thing it is that we all see and interpret TV shows and movies differently. If we all liked the same thing, it would be boring, and if you know me, you know I don’t play around with “boring.” I enjoyed the show, but I’ll also be fine if that is the only season of it.

I moved right into She-Hulk after Obi Wan.

I haven’t decided if this was a good or bad decision yet. I’m only a few episodes in. I liked the first couple of episodes a lot, though, and I’m curious to see where they go with it. I really like how she occasionally breaks the fourth wall, but it is easy to kill that vibe.

Back in the day, I liked this show called Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. If you’re old, like me, you might remember this show. It was a blatant Ferris Bueller rip-off, but it was also done really well. They broke the fourth wall a lot and it was okay.

As you can see, my brain is wandering here.


I have a first grader who refers to himself in the third person. It’s strange. I only see him for an hour a week, but I am so curious if this is something he does all the time. I’m also really curious how many other kids out there are doing this in online school settings. I have to believe that it might be a behavior that Zoom contributes to somehow.

I don’t even know how to address it with him. I should reach out to our counselor and see what she thinks or ask his homeroom teacher if she notices it too. What if he only did it in my class? Is it me? Does he not think I know his name?

It’s probably Trump’s fault.


I am excited to see my friends, Mark and Mo and Felix today. They are in town from California, and it has been too long. I think we were last together almost two years ago. Even more reason to hope I don’t get hit by a truck between the time of this writing and then. If it does happen, I send you all my love.

See you tomorrow?

It feels like there are rocks in my heel. Where does this image address that? Sorry, by the way, for stealing your picture.

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