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it's cool to be chatting with you again!!
it's nice to know I'll be in my favorite place...
I know that there are a lot of loose ends that I need to tie up but just the chance to be in the land that I love again...
If I have to bribe and bribe my mother in law just to ease the transition for my wife back to paradise,it is worth it ...
I reveal too much sometimes ...
oh well, sometimes I feel like ranting about something and then I'm empty of words.. or at least the words that I could be exposing to the judgmental public out there..
a lot of changes are ppening now in the US with the recession and with Obama trying to get us out of the mess in Iraq while pumping the public for the real need for some sort of improved health coverage for the people''
in the meantime, I want to bond more with my in laws.. and then reach out to my extended family in Oz!!
It will be great to see all the mates on Ocean street and in my favorite surf club...
while I look out at the sea every…
another day in rainy hillbilly country...kids running and screaming all over the place...I guess that's why I think one is enough...
I'm amazed how these single parents can do it..
and you wonder why they grow up with lots of issues..
even when they grow up with both parents they still can have issues...
yeh, I have plenty of issues...
but how much is genetic ADD??
hmmm..
now we are packing up again and it will nice to get help from Mommy in Law at least for a few days...
that is the best thing...
this country is falling apart especially when they can spend trillions of our tax money for wars that most americans don't agree with
and we can't do the same with greedy repukes and corrupt demos that want to ally themselves with the greedy insurance companies..
Australia at least uses tax money to help the folks and a poor working person doesn't go bankrupt because they lost their job and has huge medical bills..
the govt pays for most of the health bills... it's not the best b…
"Ooh, I bet you're wondering how I knew
About you're plans to make me blue
With some other land that you knew before.
Between the two of us mates
You know I love you more.
It took me by surprise I must say,
When I found out yesterday.
Don't you know that..

(Chorus:)I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevines,
Oh and we're just about to lose our minds.
Honey, honey yeah.
I know that a man ain't supposed to cry,
But these tears I can't hold inside.
Losin' you and Oz would end my life you see,
Cause you all mean that much to me.
You could have told me yourself
That you love some other land instead...

(Chorus)People say believe half of what you see,Colin Murray,
and none of what you hear.
I can't help bein' confused
If it's true please tell me dear?
Do you plan to let me go
For the other land you loved before?
Don't you know..."

Apologies to Marvin Gay....
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Here I am getting up early after waking up early to relieve myself after a cramped fitful sleep of dreams of reliving the past with another perspective..
I suppose Vietnam veterans have post traumatic stress disorder...
I have post traumatic life fuck ups disorder...and I relieve these situations ocassionally in my dreams...
It's nice to have the treat of the last very strenuous day of the Tour de France...
I wonder how well Lance can do having not yet had even a stage win , let alone wearing the yellow jersey...

...I just couldn't resist doing a cut and paste of what could have happened on these continental United States by the Bush/Cheney regime!!:

"New York Times MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID JOHNSTON July 24, 2009 at 10:22 PM
WASHINGTON Top Bush administration officials in 2002 debated testing the Constitution by sending American troops into the suburbs of Buffalo to arrest a group of men suspected of plotting with Al Qaeda, according to former administration officials Vice Pr…
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"hmmm, I think I see light at the end of the tunnel.."


it sure is a nice reality check becoming a father..
I just need to think of the positive side about having such a beautiful baby..if we both could, life would be so much easier!!

GOING WITH THE FLOW...

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Or surfing the waves, big or small...
being in that zone for as long as you can
before
you find yourself drowning under the calm waves of boredom...
running away from the clutches of the Okie Zone
and then letting my bald tires get stuck in the mud and mire of the Arkie Zone!!
Maybe God/or the universal energies that circulate the dust and help the microscopic electrons to orbit andescape their orbits..
Maybe they could rotate in just the right ways for our small family's minute time on this geologic layer of our spaceship earth...
to live long and prosper
on our gorgeous beach beside our calming blue rejuvenating Pacific!
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another day in limbo...meanwhile on the other side of the hemisphere..
my place in Oz is a foot closer to NZ!
"WELLINGTON (AFP) – A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has moved the south of New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists said Wednesday.
With the countries separated by the 2,250-kilometre-wide (1,400-mile-wide) Tasman Sea, the 30 centimetre (12 inch) closing of the gap in New Zealand's southwest won't make much difference.
But earthquake scientist Ken Gledhill of GNS Science said the shift illustrated the huge force of the tremor, the biggest in the world so far this year.
"Basically, New Zealand just got a little bit bigger is another way to think about it," he told AFP.
While the southwest of the South Island moved about 30 centimetres closer to Australia, the east coast of the island moved only one centimetre westwards, he said.
The biggest quake in New Zealand in 78 years caused only slight damage to buildings and property when it struck the rem…
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SAN FRANCISCO — A drug deal plays out, California-style: A conservatively dressed courier drives a company-leased Smart Car to an apartment on a weekday afternoon. Erick Alvaro hands over a white paper bag to his 58-year-old customer, who inspects the bag to ensure everything he ordered over the phone is there. An eighth-ounce of organic marijuana buds for treating his seasonal allergies? Check. An eighth of a different pot strain for insomnia? Check. THC-infused lozenges and tea bags? Check and check, with a free herb-laced cookie thrown in as a thank-you gift.It's a $102 credit card transaction carried out with the practiced efficiency of a home-delivered pizza – and with just about as much legal scrutiny.More and more, having premium pot delivered to your door in California is not a crime. It is a legitimate business.Marijuana has transformed California. Since the state became the first to legalize the drug for medicinal use, the weed the federal government puts in the same cat…

IZMIR

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İzmir
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Port of İzmir as seen from Konak Pier

Coordinates: 38°26′N 27°09′E / 38.433°N 27.15°E / 38.433; 27.15
Country
Turkey
Region
Province
İzmir
Elevation
30 m (98 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
- Total
3.739.353
- Density
3,099.00/km2 (8,026.4/sq mi)
Time zone
EET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)
EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code
35xxx
Area code(s)
(0090)+ 232
Licence plate
35
Website
http://www.izmir.bel.tr/
İzmir, historically Smyrna, is Turkey's third most populous city and the country's largest port after Istanbul. It is located along the outlying waters of the Gulf of İzmir, by the Aegean Sea. It is the seat of İzmir Province, which has an area of 7350 km2. The city of İzmir is composed of ten metropolitan districts (Balçova, Bornova, Buca, Çiğli, Gaziemir, Güzelbahçe, Karşıyaka, Konak, Menemen, and Narlıdere,), each with its own distinct features and temperament. The total area of the nine districts is 855 km2 (330 sq mi) and together these districts constitute the area of the İzmi…
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it's great to see him grow and do a little more each day...
first he's crawling..
now he's standing and almost trying to walk..
every now and then, he tries to talk...
what a bundle of energy!!
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another frustrating day in the Arkie zone.... I wonder if it's tougher deal with a Dad in law or Mom in Law...or both of them at once??
it is wonderful that they are
letting us stay until my honey stabilizes while we again overstay our welcome..
I feel like I'm in between a rock and a hard place..
my sweetie can't handle the anxieties of parenthood without everyday seeming like she's on the verge of a nervous breakdown!!
Dad in Law passed his judgment on my cannabis habit and the fact that I spilled the herb in Colin's cot (it was actually Colin taking the bag of home grown out of my pocket without being aware of it...and then my precocious tyke opens up part of the bag...so there is herb all over... I talked about on a previous essay about the perils of giving a goofy image)
of course Daddy in law enjoys the herb behind his metaphorical closet!!
but isnt that typical of the whiskey in the dark closets of yore...
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Ok... what has gone through in the lives of some famous suicidal authors??... Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson(??)
were they just on a rode to the truth??...
and maybe they couldn't handle it..
that there might not be an afterlife and this is it??
just thinking of that makes me wonder as I come to my own mortality..
if it happens tomorrow or after many tomorrows??
hopefully till a 100 and in my sleep...
listening to the ocean waves
the burial grounds of my parents
and my long distant ancestors of the sea??
maybe they start writing about so many depressing things...
perhaps a way to deal with the demons that might invade their minds??
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Thank You, LA! It is so wonderful to connect with all my readers, new and old who come across my blog...
I am forever in your debt for helping me get it published onto the main blogosphere..I guess, it is one chance for my fifteen minutes of fame or infamy?? Now when you punch in www.escapetheokiezone.com the site with all my most recently published thoughts comes into the eyes of folks from Islamabad to TanyMorel in Oz...
I have yet to know how to completely understand how to get feejit and see wherever folks are tuning into the my daily soap opera..
I'm always happy about your inspirations and musings...
to know that somebody outthere likes the stuff I write...
Maybe you could leave a comment when a post possibly makes an impact on you...
whenever (if ever...maybe Im a bit delusional?)
this site becomes a bestseller...I will definitely send you royalties..It's cool that you and Eric tune into these crazy ADDventures and accidents..more like misADDventures..

now my wife, baby and dad…
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These are some pics
of an old windmill in Iowa

Thank you LA!...it is so cool to connect with you again and get some help to put me into the blogosphere..it's nice to know that folks will be reading my new posts ... folks from all over the world are reading the site.. and it's nice to know when your old friends try to tune in to find out what is going on in your life's soap opera!
It is really frustrating when either the
computer or the blog doesn't cooperate... maybe there is censorship as to what is being printed?? The blog publishers want to control your domain... in order to unlock it you have to pay them a renewal fee of $25.00
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I guess it's relaxing an outlaw nerd hangin'out with myrelative in laws while probably nobody is able to reach my blog...They have no clue what my thoughts are so Im gonna just have relax and wait till that day that I might be famous for being a spokesman for the magic mojo of Cannabis!
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I wonder who will ever read this blog...now that folks don't know where to go to get updates??

There are so many loose ends that I have to take care of...Nobody is reading this now except myself or a crazy woman obsessed with the idea that I'm stalking her since I happened to look her up on twitter just a little curious about her..ok...curiosity kills the cat..and then there's Lance Armstrong...(The pic above is me escaping from responsibilities and worry...when all I just wanna do is play..with very little effort..is this the story of my life??)momentarily escaping from having to make decisions for a week...wow...what a man!! coming back in the Tour de France...I get into these states of limbo...where I don't feel like doing anything... I worry needlessly..


I took this trip to see the extended family of my in laws...all this road travelling has inflated my left foot...all because I procrastinate and try to save on hotel fees..this happened before when I drove all night…
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