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Sometimes, my dreams are a bit intense…

My dream(s) last night were pretty intense.

First off…I killed Jason! You know…the mass murderer from Friday the 13th…yeah…I killed him…with a hatchet. Then all his remains flowed down a pipe…except his leg bone – I kept that. I figured that if I kept it, he couldn’t come back to life like he ALWAYS does – a leg bone is kinda important.

Then…I realize I’m pulling some serious Inception style dreaming – because I wake up, in my dream, from a dream. Then I was all worried about being arrested for killing Jason, but I thought, who wants to arrest the guy that killed a mass murderer…I should get a gold star or something! I even went back and checked the bag that had his leg bone in it – and it was gone, so I figured I was in the clear and it was just a dream.

A little later in to the dream, I’m at Circle K over by my parents house – I am pulling out, and I see this old black man struggling to move these 8 tires (old school Model-T tires). I asked if he’d like some help, pulled over, and started helping him move them. Then, I’m moving them in to what looks like the backyard of my parents house, but the dude’s family is there, and I realize that is Jason’s family, and I start freaking out because…duh…I just killed Jason.

While all this Jason stuff is going on, I keep thinking to myself that I really have to stop watching so many scary movies, because this CAN’T be real and I’m just freaking myself out.

So then it flips to my house – and apparently I’ve got a REALLY NICE house. Like – I’ve got multiple wings to my house, and it’s connected via sky bridge – like the one at Denver International Airport. Then I notice I’m having a party, and a bunch of people are out by my outdoor kitchen area thing – I head over. All of a sudden, Conrey shows up with Dunkin Donuts – little mini donuts like the ones you get in the 6-packs from Circle K, but aren’t Dunkin. They are carmel covered. I’ve never seen that, but apparently I really liked them, and ate a shit ton.

Then I saw some hotties…Amy & Bethany.

I woke up…late for work. I guess I woke up so I wouldn’t have my mind blown any further. hahaha All of this dreaming couldn’t of been possible without my awesome little nicotine patches. Oh…did I mention I quit smoking again. Day #5. I realized yesterday that I quit smoking last year on the same day (Mon after Thanksgiving)…I started again on Christmas Eve smoking those horrible Swisher Sweets.

Bitchin’.

Participation Drought

Chuck pointed out something to me today after he had messaged me on Twitter saying “you sure are tweeting a lot today…not typical of you since new jobby”.

True story.

I went on to explain to him that the new books I’ve been reading, UnMarketing & The Thank You Economy, have been essentially lighting a fire under my ass about how I personally use social media and how I need to change it for the better of myself and the community I’m surrounding myself with. I guess I’ve been more of a fire hose lately, instead of engaging with the community, and I want to change that.

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2011 Daddy Checklist

Dominic just turned 8 not even 2 weeks ago, and I like to think I’m a good father, however, there are a few things I’ve missed over the past 8 years, that I really need to take care of this year.

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Killing the “Fat Gene” in America

My new favorite show – MTV’s “I Used to be Fat” – for obvious reasons.

I just watched the “Gabriella” episode. High school senior, 253lbs @ 5’7″, and tired of being fat. Her trainer pushed her non-stop for 111 days. At the end of the episode, she was a completely different person @ 163lbs. Her Mother had a hard time during her transformation, and some ugly things came out during – you should really just watch the episode, I won’t ruin it completely for you.

Source: MTV.com

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Parenting, Alcoholism, & Intervention

I can’t imagine an intervention is the easiest thing to go through for an addict, but I can’t imagine it’s harder than what the people that care have to go through during the addiction period.

Watched an episode tonight about a 40 something year old man that was an alcoholic. A series of bad events led him to the alcoholism and eventually took over his life. The man lost his wife, lost his job, and was near rock bottom. His family, friends, and most importantly his son & daughter decided to have an intervention for him. Pissed…he fought it hard – he even said “I didn’t go out without a fight” after he finally decided that curing himself was more important that losing his children.

After 80 days in treatment, he was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer.

Three weeks later he died.

His daughter and son were interviewed at the end of the show, both clearly sad that they lost their father. His daughter said how proud she was that he made it 104 days being sober before he died. His son said that he watched his dad cheer for him at his basketball game days before his dad died and he was happy his dad watched him “almost make a basket”.

Perspective on my own life with my addictions…yep…just got a ton of that…

Couldn’t get the link to work right: http://www.aetv.com/intervention/int_episode_guide.jsp – it’s Season 7, Episode 93 (Bret)