June 23, 2008
The Pool of Serenity
My summer solstice resolution is to not add fuel to the argumentative fire. I pledge to just walk away from Ms. Nomad's occasional bouts of verbal onslaughts ... NO MATTER HOW RIGHT I AM!!!!! It might have taken me 20 years to figure it out, but resistance is useless. There is no "win" scenario, at best a Pyhrric victory might be possible. I have a wise older cousin, who has fought the marital wars for longer than I, and he always advised me to just AVOID CONFLICT at all costs.
So... I will walk away when confronted with the chaos that results from two people being married for a looooonnnnggggg time..
Or, drift away. The pool is finally up and running... despite it's best attempts at putting me in the asylum. The leaks in the gaskets have been patched and seem to be holding, amazing what a tube of this stuff can do! At one point last week, after failing to get the deck re-attached, I just gave up and went to mow the lawn and curse the very day that swimming pools were invented; leaving the hard work to Ms. Nomad and Princess Nomad.
Whom of course were able to complete said task with-out Mr. Asshole's help.
I spent the weekend on the Big Daddy float, drinkin' this stuff and listening to Led Fukking Zeppelin.
Sooo, for this summer, it's just beer and frozen drinks and serenity now.
Insanity to come, later.
Joey Ramone - Garden Of Serenity (live)
The Huntingtons - No Pool Party
REM - Nightswimming (demo)
Dropkick Murphys - Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced
Cheap Trick - Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace