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Friday, July 25, 2008

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One of 4 bullets that went through the glass and hit the 18 year old.

Tell me how to complain, I eat well, I am all sexed up and my kid is happy. Is it because we dont have a couple of mercedes and a large yard-well that doesnt make me unhappy. Is it because we dont have a pool- well that does not make me unhappy. I'll tell you what makes me un happy - judgmental people thats what. We are happy on our little island of bliss and the last thing we want is to be 'compared' yup the 'we got but you dont got' syndrum. People succumb to this malady all too often, NOT US. If you did visit and if I LET you visit you would see how humble we are. You might be amazed at how I turn out some of the dishes that I do with what I use at home. I can cook anything on a fire and a metal plate-trust me, give me a lid and we are baking.

13 comments:

Harmony said...

I cannot stand judgemental people. I have no idea why anyone would ever judge anyone else, not to mention you. Whoever this person/people are, they obviously have very little class...as you are one stand up guy!

HAR said...

F' em.

My favorite line, "If you did visit and if I LET you visit "

Don't let them visit you spiritually either. F'em.

Joy said...

What brought this on? From reading your blog, it sounds as if you have a wonderful life and great relationship with your son. And you live in NYC!!

It's their insecurity and has nothing to do with you.

Mandi said...

Doggie, from what I know about you, you know how to deal with these people, dont let them under your skin, you DO have it all, those who choose to believe they have it all due to their material possessions, will one day look back and regret everything they had done, you my friend will look back and SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

hon, is someone being mean to My Dog? just tell me, cuz I can take care of it! ;) what's up? and are you REALLY coming to Ohio?

akakarma said...

You're a country boy at heart DoggyBloggy... fess up! Everyone falls into judgement occasionally- it's human nature to compare/contrast even reversely- but it's important to maintain your perspective of horizontal, non-hierarchical process rather that vertical, up/downstairs process. Does that make any sense? I'm still groggy.

Dana said...

I think we are all judgmental at times - even in this post you show a bit of judgment towards those 'we got but you don't got' people. People are different - with different priorities - and it's not about their priorities are better (or mine are), but rather I am living true to MY priorities!

doggybloggy said...

All: its no one person or thing that I am referencing here I was just feeling a little melancholy last night. On Thursday two people that I know got shot, one of them was a 50 year old man and he was shot 6 times the other was an 18 year old kid and he was hit three times and grazed in the neck. They are still alive. They were both shot by another neighbor who was off his meds and went nuts with an automatic weapon at 8 in the morning, on my block just two doors away. My son and I barely missed being right on top of the shooting while it occurred. I dont know what my point is here but I guess I was just happy to be happy and unhappy about it as well.

akakarma said...

Horrible- so scary DB! Glad it wasn't you two but it's horrible just to think of the possibility. Damn those guns!

deb said...

stuff is just stuff and for the first time in my life i have stuff. but does that make me happy? it's high maintainance, costly & I am grateful, mostly because we work hard for it. but no matter what I have in life it's the people I share my life with that bring me joy. the other stuff is like the creamy center of a hostess ding dong.
Some of my best memories are when I lived pregnant with T.K. downtown & my makeshift room was the Breakfast nook in this 700 sq ft duplex with her and her dog Bear. Or Meg and mines 600 sq ft apartment studio just a couple of years back & I could still crank out the meals & it was just the two us. so i drive a mercedes, because my guy is a independant deale & IT'S FUN, but look what it did to my thumb. had i been driving my beat up dusty old honda the trunk would have bounced off the thumb or quite possibly they would have had to torch it out(scarry) so behind every mercedes, house, apartment, cardboard box is a complex story. You can be humble and have everything & you can be arrogant with nothing.
You're happy and thank God you're safe & that's all that matters, not stuff. Sad for your neighbors. will they be ok?

doggybloggy said...

I think Deb pretty much summed it up "You can be humble and have everything & you can be arrogant with nothing."

I have a large apartment by nyc standards in fact we have a duplex - kitchen etc upstairs sleeping, laundry, bath, downstairs - its narrow - it needs sprucing up but its home. My car is an old volvo, not as old as the one I got rid of this year (donated)(I had two cars for a few months -talk about a parking headache) but its a 91 and I love it. I own a home on 5 acres in New Mexico that I have never lived in occupied by destroying tenants. I am not without goods its that I prefer to live more simply and if we all did.....well do the math.

Urban Vegan said...

I constantly encounter people who are into labels and bragging and talking about how much they make and putting others down, and all I can think about is how poor they in other senses, are and how anorexic their egos are.

Appreciating what you have--and I say this as a person who has visited a fair share of developing countries--is a gift to be treasured.

Glad you're both OK. Sending good, healing wishes to those who were hurt.

doggybloggy said...

urban vegan: anorexic egos is a perfect way to say it...I was thinking I could tie bulemic in there too but I am not sure how...I LOVE the comparison....yes appreciating what you have IS most important.

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