The perfect cure for the doldrum blues.

Today is the day before my birthday. Tomorrow I’ll be 49, just one year away from the big five-oh! Yesterday, I was combing my hair in the bathroom, and just noticed that my hair isn’t just speckled with gray/white hair, but complete rampant with it (not that it looks bad – thank goodness I’m male, and can get away with that). Due to the condition of my feet and my legs, I can barely walk more than a mile before I’m in a great deal of pain. With all that, I know I’m getting older, but I just don’t feel old. My mind, and my way of thinking, are just as young as when I was in my twenties. So, I don’t feel old, but today I’ve been feeling a bit blah. I’m on vacation, I’m burned out on my various games, burned out (almost) on movies, and have no energy to do any of the various chores I know need doing around the house; and, this being my vacation, I don’t want to do any chores. So, all in all, I’m down in the doldrum blues. So. What do I do about it?

Well, my wife and son picked me up a birthday gift the other day, and though my wife has patience with me, my son has been very impatient for me to open it up. My wife wanted me to as well, but she knows that I’m not usually… mostly… sometimes… persuaded. My son, on the other hand, has been asking me several times when I was going to open it. Tonight, feeling as blah as I was, I decided to go ahead and open it. And I am so glad I did. Those sneaky little sneaks managed to get me something that not only surprised me, but immensely pleased me as well. My gift was a chibi Godzilla figurine collection. The both know of my love for atomic dinosaur and other kaiju, and this has totally brought me out of my downer mood. 🙂 So now, my chibi Gojira, Mosura, Gigan, Ghidorah, MechaGojira, and Destroyah are sitting around my computer and cheering me up.

So, the perfect cure for the doldrum blues is the love of my wife and son, and their impatience for me to open my birthday gift.

About me.

About me. Well, what can I say about myself that doesn’t sound pretentious or self-aggrandizing? I guess the basics are best. I’m male, middle-aged chronically, and stuck between childish and adolescent mentally. I’m a cynic, pessimist, and a touch optimistic. Oh, and I can be rather lazy and sluggish when it comes to updates and such – the timing between this entry and when I created this blog being a prime example.

I have strong opinions about what I believe; and while I’m not afraid to speak my mind and defend what I believe in, I am also smart enough to realize that I don’t know everything and am open to opposing opinions and beliefs – so long as those I debate/discuss the various subjects with are the same way. Nothing will end a conversation more quickly that a closed mind and an open mouth.

I enjoy (and will write about) reading, writing, movies, and games (all kinds). I have other interests which may make their appearance when and if I decide to say something about them. This blog will be mostly about these, with occasional forays into other subjects that catch my attention or interest. I welcome all comments and am willing to discuss anything here that I haven’t closed to responses. Just keep in mind to have an open mind.