blue moon (2)

Monday, November 26, 2018

Part Two: The Wall ©

I picked up Buddy’s partner and drove to the hospital to see him.
We walked into intensive care and there he was, on a bed in an induced coma.
It seems that during the operation blood had leaked into his abdomen and to make matters worse he had contracted C difficile.
It was like a scene from a sci-fi show.
Above him were 2 large tv monitors showing all sorts of readings and hanging on a tube frame wall behind him there were no less that 16 IVs pouring all sorts of fluids into him.
All the tubes ran to a manifold taped to his arm where nurses would inject medications.
It was the first time I ever seen him without a smile.
His partner pulled up a chair beside him and wrapped herself around his arm while I sat there wondering where it all went wrong.

When my mother battled through cancer I used to have to drive her to the hospital every so ofter to get chemo.
I remember I wasn’t allowed in back with her so she ended up sitting there alone until one day Buddy showed up and sat with her knowing she was my mother and every time after that he was there when she went for chemo.
That’s what he did 2 days a week.
He helped people get through what they were going through and giving them some hope and comfort just by being there for them.

After the whole experience with my mother, Buddy and I became closer friends.
We still fought about money.
He trying to give it to me and me refusing.
He knew I didn’t get much from disability but I felt obligated to him for what he did for my mother and my brother had borrowed a large sum of money from him once that he never paid back which I felt guilty about.
I know it wasn’t me but…. You know what I mean.
Then there was the friendship thing and I didn’t want his damn money.
He tried to sucker me into taking ten thousand dollars once to pay off all of my debts and I walked out of the bank on him.
In the end we compromised.
I promised if I needed money I would ask and a couple of times I did.
100 here and 100 there……
That irritated him so every now and again he would show up at my door with a new laptop for me with the excuse that it was on sale so he got it for me because I needed a good working unit to fix his identical laptop.
Old people are sneaky and don’t forget it.

I never and will ever allow money to step between friendships and in times of need my friends have rallied around me as back up with their wallets open and I have refused them because to many times I have seen money poison relationships.

We made a funny pair when we went out together.
He was 23 years my senior but you wouldn’t know it.
Tall and wore suits, shirts and tie, hair always cut short.
I’m big, burly with curly hair halfway down my back.
He’s religious, I’m not.
He and his partner square danced.
Square dance……………
He used to bring me boxes of square dancing dvds with a spool of blanks and had me making copies for all of these people in his group.
I never met any of them but they all knew me and loved me it seems.
So much so after their meetings they used to send me these huge platters of sandwiches they would order and NEVER eat.
I mean, maybe about 20 12 inch subs.
I asked him once why do they buy so many when they don’t eat them.
Actually a case of Ensure would probably be better for them since most of them were into the 70s and up.
He just said just in case they were hungry.

The doctor came into the room, looked at me and walked to Buddy’s partner.
He told her they had to make decisions on how to proceed.
She told the doctor she was waiting on Buddy’s nephew who lived 500 miles away and had power of attorney in case something happened to him but he would be be in that afternoon to talk to the doctor.

To be continued…..

Have a nice day


Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Fly ©

July 19 2018 is a day I will never forget.
That is the day, “Buddy”, one of my best friends had asked me to drive him to the hospital for a routine heart valve repair.
I still remember the smile on his face as the nurse led him away.
I drove his partner home where she was to wait until the next day to find out how it all went.

I have known Buddy for over 18 years through my brothers computer store as he was a frequent customer.
He was terrible with computers.
I mean he used to get every virus out there and a couple I am sure just mutated on his computer through some vile digital orgy.
Then my brother closed down and went on to some other field to make money leaving Buddy out in the cold.
Until he rang my doorbell one day desperately seeking computer help.

I knew he was a nice guy so I showed him in and looked at his big heavy desktop computer.
Am I happy they are GONE.?
So I looked it over while rubbing A535 on my arm and realized his was crawling with viruses so I kept it for the night and the next day gave it back to him and told him no charge.
He balked at that but he was talking to the door as I had shut it and gone back in to smoke a joint.

That evening I mentioned this to my brother and he told me he would be back and I could make a lot of money off of the old man because he always screwed up his computer.
A couple of days later, he was back at my door carrying HAL.
Same problem as the last time.
I fixed it and dang if he wasn’t back.
Same problem over and over again.
I stopped charging him.
I mean, there was nothing really wrong with the computer.
It was him I had to fix.
He used to download anything that said free on it and with all that came the viruses.

After I got him to stop downloading shit I took him out to buy a new lighter computer and a virus protector.
I set him up so well I KNEW I wasn’t going to see him again, at least not for a LONG time, and I was right, sort of.

A month went by and one day the doorbell rang, he was standing there smiling back at me.
That’s something I got to tell you about Buddy, he smiled all the time.
He was a quiet man.
Soft spoken with a dry sense of humour, well over 6 feet tall.
I look around for a computer but there was nothing but a case of beer.
He said he had gone to the beer store for some beer for himself and bought me one and then left.
Just like that.
Poof, gone.

I don’t want you to think he is weird in any peculiar way or even  eccentric.
He was a nice person all the way to the core.
He had a PHD in engineering and worked for years in the States before moving back here to work for the government.
He was a very smart man, just not with computers.
His grandfather was a missionary in the Far East for 30 years and his father a paster all of his adult life so he had a deep sense of religion.
So much so that he spent the last 20 years as a pastoral volunteer.
He was also an EMT volunteering 50 years of his life to the ski patrol.
Makes me wonder WTF I have done.

Two days later his partner called and I was excited and asked if he was ready to come home?
She tells me there were complications and things had taken a turn for the worse…..

To be continued…..


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Catching Up Or Hell ©

I can’t believe people still come by here.
Actually, I cannot believe there are still as many bloggers as there are left.
Now, I haven’t defected to the dark side (Facebook)
Yes I have an account or three ….. what, someone has to keep an eye on those             fucken Russians.
No, I’m just tired.
The Grimm Reaper with his giant weed whacker has lay claim to 19 family members in the last two years and that takes a toll on one’s soul.

My mother lost both brothers leaving her the last one still kicking from her side of the family.
Aside from that, both my parents are still working hard around the house even though they are in their 90s which also means more work for me.
My father gardens and my mother bakes all the time so I spend a lot of time running back and forth from the various businesses to keep them running their endeavours.

They still drive me nuts.
For instance, the other day I stopped by my parents place in the morning and my father shoved this huge 5 pound container of “Coffeemate” I had just picked up for him towards me and said this is no good.
The previous evening my parents had a guest over so my father put on the coffee pot to make everyone a coffee.
When he had the coffee in the mugs he added a spoon of coffee mate in each and began to stir but instead of desolving it thickened up until it all looked like porridge.
I opened the container and looked at it and it looked ok but there was something familiar about it so I tasted it and looked at my father and asked him “what did you do with that 10 pound bag of pancake mix I bought you”?
I could see the dawning of realization filling his eyes.
Hmm he had used the old coffeemate container to store the pancake mix in and hadn’t marked it so when he added it to the coffee he was making coffee flavoured pancakes instead of cups of coffee.

I have somehow also inherited a bunch of other people that need to be taken here or there that have no one along with one of my best friends who was on his deathbed with no hope, suffering from kidney failure, heart and colon problems. They said he a day or two left.
I walked in and explained to him he owed me money and wasn’t allowed to check out until he paid me.
Some of the hospital staff thought it was funny and others thought it was insensitive but since that speech I gave him he has rebounded and his prognosis is long but hopefully.
Hey, 20 bucks is 20 bucks.

My kids are doing good.
One just got a great job with a future and the other is going to college to become a chef.
Me, I’m not aging gracefully but I refuse to stop being who I am and living my way.
I lost my favourite cat Salem do to a freak accident.
He ate a plant my mother asked me to hold inside for her over the winter and no sooner that I brought the stupid thing in he ran to it and chew some of the leaves and dropped dead from poisoning.
I will leave it at that because it got really ugly after that because I went to the place they sold these plants and ripped them a new one for selling dangerous plants without warning people of the dangers to pets and small children.

This years BBQ went on without a hitch.
Tons of food and booze with plenty of laughs.
We did take note of the ones not with us any more.
The priest did try to swipe my hat but he’s going to need a lot more help than his faith to get away with my lid while it’s still on my head.
So as you can see, little has changed in Walkers life.

How is this for catching up Sally?

Have a nice day


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Enough Is Never Enough ©

I think it only right to follow up my last post.
Am I surprised that Trump won?
No, no I am not.
It doesn’t mean it was my choice and if I was an American with a vote he wouldn’t have gotten it.
I would have reluctantly given it to Hillary but would have rather voted for Bernie or even Rubio, but here is the thing.
The Donald, racist, rapist, misogynist, Nazi or any other label that has been hurled at him that he might be, won; and he won by the rules.
Yes she had more votes but that is your system and it’s the same one that elected Obama so suck it up buttercup.
You’re fucked like I had to live with Prime Minister Steven Fucken Harper for 11 years up here until we got rid of him.

The people are pissed Trump found an opening so he took it by appealing to rural communities who HAVE been ignored.
He bull shitted his way into their desires and told them he would take away their pain if they bought into his rhetoric.
Oh, I am only calling Trump a liar for the things I saw him say and deny with my own eyes not from what I have heard others say.

How will Trump rule?
I see the country in turmoil.
I see race wars.
I see social equality wars.
I see blue collar workers battling white collar workers.
The poor…..hmmmmm
Well you see, that’s a hard one because I figure by the time this is all over there will only be 2 classes.
The poor and the rich.
The middle class will be replaced by the police who will keep the rich safe from the poor.
Yes I have an overactive imagination and no I don’t believe this is going to happen in one election cycle but it can be the start of the avalanche unless …..
Unless the republican party can reign him in and of they can’t I wouldn’t be surprised if a coalition of Dems and Reps join to Impeach him…but then he would rally his supporters with his lying rhetoric and hit the streets.

You’re all fucked down there
What can I say

Welcome to Canada
Soon to be the land of the Lost American

Have a nice day


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Enough Already ©

It’s been over a fucken year and this stupid election is still going on.
You people down south are nuts.
I mean, how much is this costing?
Trillions of dollars will be spent by the end of this and what will it accomplish, sweet nothings.
How many of you can’t afford health care?

Clinton’s going to win.
Trump is an idiot and is handing it over to her every time he opens his mouth.
The man has destroyed his own party.
I can’t find the words to describe the man.
Is he a commie, a fascist, racist, a psycho zealot with a dildo still stuck up his ass?
What is even more mind boggling is that the hard core republicans are not getting serious and going to war to save their party.
Instead they are either bailing ship or abstaining from it all.
Get the fuck out of here.
Where the hell is the pride of ones party?
The party is a family and if a member of your family goes astray in a extreme way; do you let it destroy your family or do you fight to save it?

If you are a republican and don’t like Trump, don’t vote for Clinton because you hate Trump. Vote for her if you believe in her platform if not vote Libertarian or Green.
In fact I don’t know why the disgruntled republican elite haven’t gathered an army of political power to back one of these other candidates that have some of their interests in mind.

Trump thinks that Canada was allowed to leave the United States…..
Actually he would be in favor of forcing us back.
I don’t know what to say.
I thought Sarah Palen was bad but Donald…

I guess if we wrote the short history version because Canada was part of the British Empire, the U.S.A. left Canada.
In fact in later years, 1812 to be exact we had another war where we burned down the White House.
Which you later burnt down ours in York, so we all broke even on that one.
This is grade 4 history for us in Canada Donald, did you get past kindergarten or are you still failing it?

I have said I like Trumps style of being blunt but I personally can’t agree with his views as a person living on this planet.

To the American people and to anybody in any country in the world, always vote and always vote with your conscience not you heart.

Politics makes me dizzy.
Society makes me crazy.
The world is going to hell
I can smell it in the air
See it in the news
If you don’t know what I am talking about then I can’t tell you

Me, I am waiting for that meteor with our name on it so I can climb the mountain with a bottle of scotch, a nice fat doobie and hope I get lucky and it lands at my feet.
Now that, would be a blast

Have a nice day


Sunday, March 06, 2016

Trump Card ©

No ItisI not Facebook CNN.

I have been watching the politics down in the States for the last few months; let’s face it there is shit on anywhere else.
Trumpomania, I must admit I like his style I just think he’s an idiot where it comes to policy and being a people person.
He says he is a Republican but I suspect he is more fascist/communist/opportunist than capitalist.
If elected Trump would be the end of all we know.
How did Donald “Small Hands” Trump manage to be so popular among so many republicans?
Well, that’s a long story but I am surly positive it started with a lie tens of thousands of years ago.
It started with a person wanting to be elected boss and made more promises than he could keep therefore being forced to condemn those he basically lied to.

Since that first lie back in the stone age politicians have piled so many lies on top of each other the poor populace is all fucked up in the brain and tries to see the light despite the confusion not realizing the ground is rushing up to their face.
This is what Trumpomania is.

The people in the States have been lied to by so many politicians that they are running to the moron for help.
Trump’s rise to political power can be compared to the start of Hitler’s early beginnings.
Just look at what he said at the debate the other day.
“If I am President the military will do what I tell them to do and that’s final”.
Those are the words of a dictator, not a president.
There is only one main problem in the United States.
They are not “United” any more.
They are just plain “states” now.
They may have been the U.S.A. !!!!!
Now just, plain jane americans.

This isn’t Trumps fault.
No it’s the fault of the Cruzs, Clintons, Bushs, Obamas …. that came before them.
Politicians did this.
Lies upon lies to get elected.
Politicians have been fucking with peoples needs for so long that the people have resorted to flock in the wrong direction as did the German people did back in the 30s.
Government is suppose to be for the people by the people not for some of the people by the rich to control.

I listen to these candidates speak of strategy.
Who is going for the evangelical vote
Who is going after the African American vote.
Who is going for the Latino vote.
The gay vote.
The gun vote

But you know, I have yet to see or hear one of them say I want to appeal for the American vote.

Black lives matter, all lives matter, get over it.

They say religion should have no part in politics but it does.
Big business should have no part in politics but Super packs drive the parties and candidates.
Lobby groups fund their man to vote their way not yours.

In my opinion, none of the politicians down there represent the American people.
They may represent some of them, maybe, but not all of them and that’s a fact.
I like Bernie Sanders but his ideas are to late.
You would need to start from scratch and that isn’t possible.
Is took 240 years to get here and it will probably take twice that long to fix it if that is possible.

Hillary Clinton, I don’t trust her but am willing to bet she has bigger hands than Trump. “wink”.

Rubio, why, for more of the same bullshit.
Cruz, ah yes, he could be the first Canadian President and we didn’t have to fire a shot.
Maybe we can change all the stars to little maple leafs on the flag.
Trump…….how suicidal are you.

A divided people can not make a country.
They can only fan the flames of discontent.

I think it’s time the people of what was a great nation stepped outside of their homes and hand in hand tell their politicians what they want and to make it happen.
Don’t fool yourself, they can.
Billions are being spent on these caucuses.
Billions that could be spent helping people now.
The people is what made your country great and the politicians are the ones who fucked it up.

The solutions to most of your problems are at hand but your politicians are to busy playing chess with the rest of the world to take a few steps back to solidify what they are loosing a grip on.
It’s people.

On a closing note, as a Canadian and neighbor to the United States, I do care what happens south of the border for many reasons but mostly for my American friends.

Have a nice day


Friday, April 10, 2015

Blown Away ©

Remember that show, Kids say the darndest things hosted by the Ex nice guy Bill Cosby.
You know when your kids come up with shit when they are like 5 or 6 years old that leaves you dumbfounded just before you give yourself a hernia from laughing so hard.
Well, it doesn’t stop at that age, in fact from what I can tell it only gets more…. what’s the word I am looking for…… complicated.

I have an open relationship with my kids and or any kid if they have the guts so come and ask me the hard questions.
Now, I have a thicker skin than most but not by much so I have to suppress a lot of emotions that come naturally to a parent so that I can be in the loop for my kids when they really need me.

That said, my 24 year old stopped by the other day to tell me what happened around Valentines Day.
She now lives with her boyfriend so she decided to do something romantic for them on Valentines Day and maybe a little naughty.
Yes my kids talk to me about the sex issues not their mother.

“I went to the sex shop the other day”.
“You went to Wicked Wanda’s without me”?
“You know how much I love that store”.
“Who was behind the counter, was it the tall blond with the big tits or the raven hair goddess with the round ass”?
“It was the the chubby one”.
“Ah yes, Raul”.
“No, it was the chubby girl”.
“Yeah Raul, he’s a transsexual”.
“You mean a girl pretending to be a guy”?
“No, a guy being a woman”.
You mean the whole time I was asking questions to a guy”.
“Well, if you want to call Raul a guy, I guess, yeah”.

“So what did you buy”?
“Really he’s a guy”?
”Yeah, yeah, get over it and tell me what did you buy”.
I bought coffee flavoured lubricant”.
“Ah, so you like flavour of coffee”?
”Not really but the boyfriend does”.
“I see, but usually the person using it gets the flavour they like”.
“Well if you’re going to put some in your mouth to lubricate his cock you would think you would like to taste a flavour that appeals to you”.
“I just put it on my lips to kiss him”.
“Oh……..did you slide off his face”?
“EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, I just realized she told me she used it an loved how it tasted”?
“You mean Raul”?

The oldest called me the other day.

''Hi Dad''
"Hey, How’s it going"?
"The boyfriend wants to have kids".
"AH, I see".
"I don’t know what to do"?
"Well, you got to get naked first".
"NO, I know that part, I don’t want kids".
"Then don’t get naked……."

Kids, it never ends

Have a nice weekend