Wishing You All a Happy New Year

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Well folks, it’s 2019, this means another year of resolutions that won’t be kept, and hopes and dreams that come true ONLY by hard work.

Oh well, life goes on. I spoke with Dot today day, and she has the resolution of getting sober for the New Year.

Unfortunately, she said that this morning after already imbibing a 40 oz. beer and 6 shots of whiskey. I, on the other hand, have made myself a goal not to get passed out drunk anymore. So far so good as I have a nice buzz going with several hours before midnight. I guess we’ll see how that one works out.

In the meantime, since I have not been on in a while, I would like to wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Let’s hope that the economy strengthens, the world becomes at peace with each other, and that every living soul on Earth retains the peace and love in their hearts from the Christmas holidays.

I sincerely love you all, and I pray that 2019 holds all the happiness you deserve, restores in your souls a love for your fellow man, and provides you with enough means to feed you and your loved ones for this year, and forever.

To the poor, know that I am committed to help ease your burden, and will be there for you to help to get you back on your feet. I am funding programs that will help towards that end.

My gift to all is peace, my hope is for compassion for everyone, and my wish is that if you are able, follow my lead by helping in some way those who are less fortunate than you.

I bid you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year!!!

Until Later…

Forgiveness

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I sit before you broken and drunk,

A pain within my soul cries out into the night,

Have I nothing of value left?

Hear my cry; all I ask of you is forgiveness.

 

Touch my soul, offer me recompense,

And guide me along the path of righteousness.

For this is what I seek,

The journey of drunkenness no longer sustains me.

 

Strengthen my resolve; Guide me within your light,

And let me follow the path towards everlasting light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Critics

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Here I am watching my favorite animated Xmas show, and my phone rings. I answer it and it I a girlfriend of mine. She says “Hi Sooz, what are you doing?” I tell her I am watching Rudolph and she says,” You know, that show has been criticized up and down by the critics.”

“What”, I say, bewildered, “That’s one of my favorite Xmas shows, how in the Hell could ANYTHING be wrong with THAT movie?” She says, “Well, it’s being criticized for bullying and for demeaning the character of Rudolph.”

“You know, when Santa visits the Donners, and Rudolph’s nose starts to glow, Santa says, I hope it disappears  because otherwise he won’t be able to be on the sleigh team.”

“Also, when he is trying out for the sleigh team, after he covers his nose, his cover comes off, his nose shines, and everybody deserts him and won’t let him play any reindeer games.”

Herbie on the other hand is shown as a gay elf and is ostracized because he wants to become a dentist instead of following the long tradition of elf toy making, oh, and yes his voice is also not macho but somewhat feminine.

Now, I don’t know about you, but, I always thought that both Rudolph AND Herbie overcame these Things once they defeated the abominable snow monster. When the storm outside the North Pole was too severe to even go OUT for Xmas Eve and deliver toys, who was the one that Santa had to ask to LEAD his sleigh? That’s right, Rudolph, so Owwwwwwww… In the end, Herbie fixes the Elves and everyones teeth, and everyone loves him, as they do Rudolph. So why criticize the whole F**&ing story? Everything worked out in the end so LAY OFF my story, critics.

Thank you.

Until Later…

Christmas Memories

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Christmas time is, and always has been my favorite time of the year. Is it because of the lights or the Holiday Spirit, well, partly, but most of all, I LOVE giving to the poor and underprivileged.

I’m NOT patting myself on the back here, I am able to, and as such, I believe that by giving we receive. Does that make sense? They’re so many folks who have little or next to nothing who ALSO deserve a warm meal and some presents for their kids.

Years ago, my father instilled this in me as he would open our house up to help feed many underprivileged families. My mother would cook and cook until everyone was satisfied. Then, my father (who had hired someone to play Santa), would sing Christmas Carols as Santa handed out the presents to the children who were there.

Everyone, at least on Christmas Eve would leave a little happier than they came. I never forgot this lesson, on Xmas Eve, I go to the soup kitchens and help them cook and serve for countless people who would otherwise have little to eat.

Why do I do it, because to me, it is a blessing which reminds me of my gratefulness to the Almighty for being ABLE to give back? To ME, THIS is the REAL meaning of Christmas.

May you all have a very nice Holiday, and let me challenge you, (If you are able), to in some small way give back to those who may NOT have such a nice Christmas as you.

God Bless You All…

Until Later…

 

 

Should the US Legalize Marijuana?

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Certainly everyone has their own opinions about this topic but, as a former user,(Not that I never inhaled), let me say this, I believe it should be legalized.

Let’s look at the up side:

  • The Government can tax the product thus adding more income for infrastructure and adding more jobs to the payroll.
  • Legal enforcement costs are greatly reduced
  • New jobs added in the form of legalized growth of the product
  • Happy and contented users

 Now I also realize that some of you may be against it based on the assumption that it may lead to other stronger drug use. Again, in my opinion, these numbers that the Government spewed are GREATLY exaggerated. Let’s look at prohibition, it ASLO was supposed to lead to stronger and more harmful drugs…BZZZZZZZZZ!!!

Finally, after years of illegal bootlegging and at a cost of many lives, prohibition was repealed. Why can’t we just get it RIGHT the first time? Now, if it IS legalized, does that mean that we will all become users, of course not? All it really does is decriminalize the use for those who are already using the product illegally.

I say if we can drink, (Which is a lot more harmful than the use of pot), let’s give the weed a chance. People have a right to determine what they want, don’t deprive them of their say. Hey, we still live in a free country don’t we, let’s let the masses decide? That’s all I’m saying.

Until Later…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Thoughts/ Just Ask Sooz

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Hello my friends, sorry I haven’t been around in a few days; I am still grieving over the loss of Bella. I can’t seem to manage to do anything these days except tip a glass. Oh well, life goes on, right?

I must say, everyone I know has been very supportive which has helped me tremendously, thank you. You never know who your true friends are unless something like this has happened.

 Today I went out and bought a few simple gifts as a thank you. It actually felt good to get out into the open air and just breathe again. I have been cooped up in my home boozing for so long; I had forgotten what the real world looks like.

For the folks who read me, I want to apologize for not being a very good writer lately. As it turns out, I too am Human and have feelings like everybody else. Feeling better now, I believe I will start creative writing again shortly.

Admittedly, I miss both my readers and the daily writing. Thank all of you for being patient. I will leave you with a quick Just Ask Sooz post.

Dear Sooz:

I need your advice. Last night, my husband of 15 years came home drunk and told me he has been having affair with my best friend. I was flabbergasted, hurt, angry, and a whole bunch of other emotions rattling around in my head.

I left for a hotel because he was too drunk to talk about it last night. Today, I went back home and found him hung over, and crying. I asked him two questions right off:

  1. Did he love her?
  2. Why?

He said that he didn’t love her, it was just sex. He maintained that he still loved me and that he had been making a mistake. Why??? He claims that he has a voracious sexual appetite and that I had not been fulfilling it lately.

He was sorry and he wanted to keep things status quo. Sooz, I don’t know if I can do that. What would be your suggestion?

Confused and Hurt

 

Dear Confused and Hurt:

First of all, do you still love him, and are you willing to forgive this indiscretion? If so, I would recommend marriage counseling for you both. Secondly, what about his sexual appetite? Are you able to satisfy him more often or not?

It seems to me that he had NO regard for you while he was playing footsie with your best friend. I am doubtful here, but, if you are willing to try and forgive, I would go ahead with counselling and see where it goes. If not, pack up and walk away.

Good luck!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of a Lover

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Drunk… As I write this, I am fully tipsy. Oh doth the pain trouble my aching heart. My soul is ripped, and I suffer the unending arrows of love, shot through my inebriated shell of a body.

Bella is gone; she has fled back to France without a word of comfort, only saying she could no longer live the life of opulence and splendor. WHAT??? My swollen eyes morn for her return, yet my mind reveals the truth.

I believed we were a match made in Heaven, a symbiotic relationship joined through love and admiration. One as a body, and one soul united through the truth of a perfect union.

I understand now that the truth reveals divergent paths. Are there no rules when it comes to love, should there BE so much hurt and disappointment for such a wondrous thing?

Woe, I say, for the aggrieved soul that is floating, as a bit of flotsam doth float in the sea, to recover a loss, is like waiting on the fallen rain to grow a single flower, slow as time passes, yet, fully and meaningful.

Once again, life starts anew, and leaves the weathered and confused soul to recover.

Cheers!!!

 

 

 

Is President Trump doing a Good Job

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Currently, according to the latest Gallop poll, Trump is averaging a whopping 45% approval rate. It has been as low as 35% across the board. I am NOT judging, just giving you an accurate look at our current president.

Some like him, some don’t. Some people are quick to dismiss his boyish antics such as groping women, then laughing about it in the boys “locker room”. Personally, I am not, as millions of other women hold the same opinion.

Personally, I believe he is a bully and a chauvinistic pig. Once again though, this is just MY opinion. Has he done some good things for our country, yes, but, he has also pulled some real boners.

The Good Things He Has Done

According to Marc A. Thiessen, he has done the following good things:

  • He ENFORCD President Barack Obama’s red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons. OK, this WAS a good thing as Syria was killing their own people with chemical weapons. Syria backed down and thousands of lives were saved.

 

  • He took a surprisingly tough stance with Russia. Trump approved a 47 million dollar arms package for the Ukraine, sent troops to Poland’s border, and placed new and stronger sanctions on Russia for violating the intermediate nuclear treaty.

 

  • He recognized Jerusalem as capitol of Israel. Four presidents SAID they would do it, Trump did it.

 

  • He has eliminated the Islamic States physical Caliphate. He removed the constraints on our military that Obama imposed, and let the military drive the terrorists from their strong holds.

 

  • Probably one of the best things he has done is he enabled historic tax and regulatory reform that has unleashed economic growth.

 

Now, let’s look at the down side:

  • Trump has given Miranda rights to TERRORISTS…WHAT??????
  • Over and over again, he has attacked the FBI and the intelligence community as idiots, and people who don’t know their left hand from their right??? Really, Donald??? Aren’t you kind of judging YOURSELF here???

 

  • His NOXIOUS tweets undermine his presidency. Please…Have some CLASS!!!

 

  • He dismissed Russian interference in the 2016 election…During a trip to Asia, Trump said when Vladimir Putin said Russia had NOTHING to do with it, he believed him…WHAT??? That’s absurd…Putin DIRECTED the meddling.

 

  • He stood by Roy Moore, a suspected sex predator. This turned a MULTITUDE of both men and women against him. What were you thinking Donald? Tsk,Tsk,Tsk!!!

 

  • Trump should have IMMEDIALTELY condemned the Alt Right during the tragedy in Charlottesville. As President, there is NO PUSSY FOOTING around with Neo-Nazi’s. Wrong is wrong, and he should have stood his stood his ground there. This made him look very weak in the American public’s eyes. BAD Job here buddy…

 

According to Marc A. Thiessen, “Trump should be celebrating a year of achievement, but instead his administration is hemorrhaging public support. When Trump took office, he had 45 percent approval. Yet today — despite policy successes at home and abroad, economic growth exceeding 3 percent and unemployment at a 17-year low — his approval has dropped 10 points to 35 percent, the lowest of any modern president at this time in his administration. If Trump wants to understand why, he can start with this list.”

You be the judge…

Until Later…

Fourth of July Memories

Happy Fourth of July folks. Sure, today we celebrate our Independence from England, but, I’m here to talk about the actual celebration.

When I was 12, my aunt Carol took me and my friend Gina to a picnic in the park by a river.

Throughout my childhood, my aunt Carol was my surrogate mother as MY mother was drunk most of the time. So, when the fourth came around, aunt Carol called and asked what I was doing for the celebration.

I told her that mom was already passed out and that I had no plans. She said, “Yes you do, invite a friend, ‘cause we’re going to the park for a picnic dinner, and watch the fireworks over the river. With a smile on my face I said, “great, I’ll call Gina and see if she can come.”

When Gina said she could go, I changed my clothes, and walked over to her house to meet her. Aunt Carol picked us up 15 minutes later and off we went.

Parking was terrible, so she dropped us off and told us to set up a good spot. We found one and threw the blanket down to secure our spot.

A little later, aunt Carol met us with her picnic basket good enough for Yogi Bear. Fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, gelatin salad, candy enough to open a candy store, and of course a huge chocolate cake. I was in hog heaven.

I’ll never forget it, talking, eating, and enjoying an immense fireworks display over the water, it was magic. Even today, I remember that wonderful day and of course my amazing aunt.

I hope all of you have great memories of that day as I do. Eat too much, drink to celebrate, and watch some amazing fireworks. My best to all of you on this wonderful celebration day.

Until Later…

Positive Thinking Works

Years ago, when I was just starting out in business, I read “The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. It was one of those books you read that can be a life changer, and it was, for me.

Learning  by using positive affirmations on a daily basis, believing in oneself, and eliminating negative thoughts, our lives can INDEED be changed.

Please do not fluff off what I say, these qualities once learned, and practiced on a daily basis, WILL change how you THINK, thus changing how you live.

If, for example, you are constantly worrying about things to come, let GO of those thoughts, and replace them with positive affirmations. You will find, by doing this on a continuous basis, the negativity will subside, and you will start becoming a positive and CONFIDENT Human Being.

Once the transformation is complete, send your positive energy out into the cosmos, and what you believe in, will come to pass.

Don’t believe it, TRY it. It you take this classic system by the horns and utilize all  your powerful positive mind skills, the positive Cosmos of reality becomes realized.

Hey, don’t take MY word for it; ask Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziegler, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and others. Start your change today, and take the world by the tail.

Until Later…