Friday, March 10, 2006


Last night I watched a 1983 movie that I had already seen twice before. "The day after."
Nothing great about that movie today but the first time I saw it was in the Reagan 80s and I still had the childhood memories of "Atomic War" emergency drills in school. I went to Catholic schools from 1962 to 1975. So it was a Franciscan nun at the front of the class saying - "Now boys and girls you all need to put you heads down on the desk tops..."

I guess the government couldn't come out and have them tell a bunch of 8 year olds to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye cause if someone pressed"THE" button we are all fucked.

When I first started traveling to Europe the Wall was still up. Brits, French and Germans all had the same sentiment about the US government's military strategy of keeping some of our NUKES in Europe. See, those nukes could hit the Soviets before the Soviet NUKES could reach North America. So, if there was a conflict with NUKES things would start out in Europe so we would have enough warning to launch our stuff...

You know, we still have those missles sitting in their holes in North America. I guess most are aimed at China. I wonder what the other targets are?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Maybe it was just the best movie

I liked it enough to watch it 3 times in a row, my wife and sons liked it and my friends at work who saw it liked it. So maybe it was just a really good movie.


I have an exciting weekend coming up - I get to hang more drywall-- and if I runout of sheetrock and it is rainy then I will pick up a copy of turbo tax and do my taxes. If there is any money left over I would really like to take the family to Italy but crap! the flights cost alot. And a couple of the kids are making summer course/camp/job plans.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


I tried and at times still do try to understand the other person and think of the "compromise" or the "best overall outcome", not assuming that me winning is best. But then I went through a divorce. I came to the table with what I new was a very good deal for my X2B that should have left her happy. She came to the table with extremes that she knew were unreasonable but she wanted to bargain -- She Wanted to Fight!

That was my mistake, I wanted to avoid the fight and make everything quick and productive to minimize the pain she had to go through because I still considered her a human being. But she wanted to FIGHT! She was full of anger that needed an outlet. She wanted to be extreme and no matter WHERE we started SHE WAS GOING TO MOVE ME!

If I could go back and do it over I would be an Extremist. And I would have fought. If I did, we would have come to a compromise sooner, the deal would have been better for me and SHE WOULD HAVE ENDED UP HAPPIER!

I guess not all people are like me, some like to fight, some like to feel the pain or at least express the pain. And when I act reasonable, this angers some of those people.