In Florida we have two seasons. Regular and snowbird. Regular is basically two thirds of the year and Snowbird is when the people from up north migrate down like the birds to get away from the snow, get it?
Unfortunately most of them can’t drive. I’m not profiling, it’s the truth. Ask anyone who lives here. You know who else can’t drive? Teenagers and young adults. It’s a fact. I know this because I used to be one and I couldn’t drive at that age either. But teenagers and young adults today are distracted and stupid, and that’s even worse.
Over the weekend I was was walking through the parking lot at the local Walmart dodging the clueless snowbirds, and I finally thought I was in the clear when out of nowhere this idiot young guy came flying around the corner and literally tried to run me over and then did a burnout right in front of me.
I was stunned but I also had a conference call scheduled in a half hour and dinner to cook a shit ton of stuff to do so I just continued on but this lady and her husband had witnessed the entire event and she ran up to the dudes car and slammed her hands on the front of his car and then her husband ran to back of the car and whipped out his phone from his chained wallet and started recording video. It looked like a redneck version of Dog and Beth.
At first I was shocked and then I was horrified as she said, ‘I’ve called the police, and m’aam, I’mma need you to stay here and testify cause you just almost got hit and runned by this dude right here.’ I politely backed up and told her that I really couldn’t stay because if I didn’t get back to work I was gonna lose my job and she seemed to understand.
So I walked toward my car as fast as humanly possible and headed over to publix where for once in my life I gladly paid premium prices. And as I tell you that story I will end it by telling you it was the just the first time someone tried to run me over in the past few days and sadly, not the last.
I started steroids last week. I’ve only been on steroids once before and at that time I remember feeling like I was getting better but this time I don’t feel that way. This time feels different. It’s hard to explain. I am running but I seem to be getting very slow and I’m concerned about how I’m feeling. It isn’t my lungs I’m concerned about but more my heart. I can’t explain it really, it’s just a feeling but I’m not pushing myself too hard until I see my doctor again on the 5th of December.
In the meantime, I cannot shut my brain off and because of that projects are being completed, things are being organized, shit is getting done. Even MacGyver’s Garage is about to get overhauled. He’s pretty stoked about it too. We’ll see how he feels about it afterwards. Here are some of my latest projects in case I haven’t posted them yet.
The old owner’s of the house in Nokomis left this cabinet, it was actually the bottom of a china cabinet. MacGyver and I used it as a media cabinet but I always had plans to restyle it, I just hadn’t had the time. What do you think?
It’s still not finished. I took the doors to Clearwater and have taken them apart. MacGyver has taken the inserts out and I have some really old antique stained glass that I’m going to put in. I think it’ll look really cool.
This next project is a coffee table we got at an estate sale while we were down in Nokomis one weekend. It just needed to be refinished. MacGyver didn’t want me to buy it because we really didn’t have anywhere to put it but I wanted to replace the one in Clearwater with this one because I felt like the one in Clearwater was too big and also it was five freakin dollars.
I don’t have a before picture but here is the after, after I sanded it all down and refinished it and after I hand rubbed it and after I I hit it with quite a few coats of clear coat.
It’s a mid century modern Danish solid Teak coffee table.
Does anyone else find it hard to work the week of Thanksgiving? I am finding it damn near impossible. Well, let me put this another way, I’m finding it impossible to my actual work. Projects around my house in my steroid induced haze are a breeze. If I don’t get better soon, I’m going to need a new career path…
What are you doing for the holidays?