You wanna dance? Bring it.

Therapy is a good thing.  I think during the tough times it’s what keeps me level-headed.  No, I’m not violent by any stretch of the imagination; however, I can go from nice to DEFCON 5 in 1.5 milliseconds. Period.

It’s probably a very good thing I’m not in charge of the button for the nukes … but I’m nice 99.7% of the time unless you give me a reason not to be nice. Scouts honour.

I’ve been dealing with someone who annoys me beyond measure. Dr Kim has told me that I need to “box-out” people who bring about stress in my life, but unfortunately — you just cannot box everyone out because you have to see them way too often.  I’ve made a really good effort, but I’ve not been successful. And now, they’ve crossed a line that should have never been crossed.

I’ve tried to play nice, but I don’t think it’s in this persons nature to be nice – you know, go above and beyond for anyone else besides themselves.  I think there’s an attempt to make me “look bad” in front of people … it’ll never happen. I’m not the person with the cracks forming in the façade of a ‘world’ they’ve crafted to appear real.  And if that’s the way they want it … I say: You wanna dance? Bring it.

It’s like the old adage goes … If you play with fire, you’re going to get burned.  Consider me the fire.

And that’s about all I have to say about that.

So, there was a remake of the 1978 thriller Coma by Ridley Scott and his late brother, Tony Scott.  I admire the various titles in their long careers and so, I was excited and I TiVOed it — so, I could watch the four hours without any and all  interruption.

I was beyond disappointed because for all of the technology and heavy hitters in the movie — it flat lined almost immediately and put me straight into a coma. 😦  Disappointed doesn’t even cover the movie and I’ve no motivation to talk about it anymore.  For the record, the 1978 release is much better … in my – humble – opinion.

My Alma-mater did a number on Murray State last weekend.  Was I happy?  Yes, but I hate it when your team really has no choice but to score if it’s there.  Are your eyebrows scrunched up in the questioning look?  I just hate that the final score was such a blow-out 69-3, but it does seem to signal that my Seminoles are seemingly back to their old ways.

And this weekend will be no different with Savannah State. Not that Wake Forest should be overlooked, but I’m waiting for Clemson to come to Doak Campbell. I’m ready to watch my Noles unleash their full potential on the Tigers.  The first two games are mere scrimmages – testing out our lines and everything we’ve got, but not really bringing out the heavy artillery until we have to let it show. This boy bleeds GARNET & GOLD baby! SCALP’EM NOLES!

Speaking of heavy artillery, I finally caught up with the movie Battleship.  It started out a little slow, but once it got going – it got going.  I can understand why it didn’t completely dominate the box office though.  Although the action was there – it wasn’t as intense as I had hoped it would be — in other words: it wasn’t on pace for a movie like this one.  I liked the storyline and well, I didn’t hate it … because I did enjoy the battle sequences and genius of using ‘Mighty-Mo’ toward the end. 🙂

29 December 2010 is a day that I’ll never forget.  It’s the day we lost Little Rob to a shooting. It was ruled an accidental death within 36 hours, but our family never felt like it was correctly or fully investigated.

Yesterday, after 20 long months, a judge ruled that the case would be re-opened and investigated.  My cousin Rob and his wife, Veronica have had to go through what no parents should have to go through and finally a judge agreed that the case needs to be investigated further.

All I can say is that there should be a law in every, single state that holds parents accountable for their weapons not being locked up and kept out of the hands of children under the age of 18.  Of course anyone who has lost a family member is biased about them; however, Little Rob was an absolutely incredible young man — he was loved by his many friends, his family — he just was an incredible kid.

We miss him more than words can express, but I’m hopeful that this investigation will hold his ‘friend’ responsible for his death. If you pray — please pray for our family – especially Little Rob’s parents, his grandparents, siblings, Aunts and Uncles, cousins … we truly need it.

And now, it’s time for my weekend to officially begin … I’ve got a ton of things I need to accomplish and well, I’m going to get to it! I hope that everyone has an absolutely fantastic weekend! 🙂