So, What If You Don’t Enjoy Swimming???

DONT. GO. SWIMMING.

Period.

I’m A Decent Swimmer, I Just Sincerely HATE Swimming.

Always Have.

I Went Because Other People Always MADE ME GO.

But, Isn’t That How It Generally Works In Regard To A Lot Of Life?

We Didn’t Really Wanna Do It, But We Didn’t Really Have A Choice In The Matter?

Yeah.

That’s How That Works.

Well, I Went Swimming Yesterday Afternoon.

Why?

Because.

UNCLE BRAD

Is

ON DUTY

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I Love Being “ON DUTY“…

…And That’s A Big FO SHO On That, My Peeps!

I Can’t Deny It, So I Won’t Even Attempt It.

So, When The Nephew Says… “Brad, You Said You’d Go!”

Brad’s Response Is… “Sure Thing, Dude. I Did. Let Me Get My Towel.”

If My Response Were Anything Else, Honestly, There Would Be Hell To Pay.

Perhaps, I Mean That Figuratively AND Literally?!

Yep.

I Think I Do.

But, Yeah, I Went Swimming.

And I Swam.

And, Today, I’m Sore, Exhausted, SunBurnt, And Have An Awful Headache.

BUT

I Did Have Fun

I Did Make My Nephew Happy

And I Did Agree To Go Swimming With Him Again Very Soon, As That’s The Only Way I Could Convince Him To Get Out Of The Freakin’ Pool!

Arrrgh!!!

YES, I Still HATE Swimming.

But, YES, I’ll Be Going Back, Next Time.

What Choice Did/Do/Will I Honestly Have???

Correct.

None. At. All.

And THAT Is FINE With ME.

The Nephew AND The Frog๐Ÿ˜€ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

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Something To Ponder, My Peeps.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Once Said…

NO MAN, For Any Considerable Time, Can Wear One Face To Himself And Another To The Multitude Without Finally Getting Bewildered As To Which May Be The True.”

Nathaniel_Hawthorne (via Wikipedia)

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ((18041864))

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Yeah.

Now, Tell Me This Quote Wasn’t Written For Me.

Not For Me Alone, No, But Totally For Me In General.

It Gets Right At The Heart Of What I’ve Been Trying To Talk About The Past Few Days.

We Lie To Ourselves So Much.

We Convince Ourselves We’re Not Good Enough…

…Not Fast Enough…

…Not Strong Enough…

…Not Attractive Enough…

…And We Do So At A Break-Neck-Pace.

Suddenly, A Life That Really Wasn’t So Bad Becomes A Living Hell.

Through No One’s Fault But Our Own, We Do This.

We Beat Ourselves Down.

Down To The Ground.

We Take What Good We Do Have Going For Us, And We Tarnish It.

We Do This All The Time.

The Big Question Is…

…As Always…

WHY?!?!?

Does Anyone Have A Decent Answer?

Anyone??

ANYONE???

I Didn’t Think So.

Honestly…

…I Don’t Have A Decent Answer, Either.

I Wish I Did.

I Sincerely Wish I Did.

There Are Some Whom Believe I Lead A Charmed Existence.

And Then, There Are Some Whom I Couldn’t Give My Life To.

ย Some May Think It So Vile.

Some May Think It Amazingly Wonderful.

We’re All Different.

Different Wants.

Different Needs.

Different Tastes.

All Of Us.

You.

Me.

Us.

Again, I Ask WHY?!?

Is This Simply How It Goes?

Is This How Life Goes??

Is This All That I Am???

Is There Nothing More???

I Simply Don’t Know, My Peeps.

I Wish I Did, But Know I (likely) Never Will.

Which Face Am I Wearing Now?

Which Face Shall I Wear Later?

Does It Honestly Change With The Entrance Of Each New Person Into Our Day?

Which Face Are They Wearing?

Once You Start Thinking About It, You Can Almost Make Yourself Sick.

I Don’t Like The Thought.

I Don’t Like Having To Even Ponder This At All.

I’m Already Wracked With So Much Self-Doubt.

Now, I Can’t Stop Thinking About ME And Then The “ME” Whom The Rest Of The World Is Allowed To See.

They’re Very Different Creatures, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

I’m Very Guilty Of This.

Sadly…

…I Suspect You Are, Also.

Sooo…

…What Do We Do, Now?

Where Do We Go From Here??

I Suppose We Just Carry-On As We Always Do.

I’ll Be ME

You’ll Be YOU

I’ll Show YouME“…

You’ll Show MeYOU“…

And We’ll All Make Sure We Appear To Be That Which We Are Not.

Such Is Life???

So Goes Life???

Shit.

Now I Have A Headache.

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Damn These Weather Changes!

Hey Hey, Kids.

Well…

…Once Again, I Did Get A Good’ishย Night’s Sleep.

WOOT.

I Got My 4-Hours…

…So That’s Not Great, But It Is Highly Acceptable.

BUT…

…Good God Do I Have A Headache, This Morning.

I’m Blaming It On The Weather.

Every Time There’s A Major Shift In Weather Patterns…

…Yeah…

…Bradley Gets A Brain-Buster.

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So…

…I’m Just Letting Y’all Know Ahead Of Time…

…If I’m A Bit More Quiet Today, Bloggin’ Wise…

…You’ll Know Why.

I Turn Into A Real Bitch When My Head Hurts Like This.

And I’m Not Going To Allow Myself To Make It All Worse, Ya Know?!

So…

…At The Moment…

…I’m Sitting Here…

…Talkin’ To Y’all…

…Softly Listening To Some Music.

Just Being Calm.

Attempting To Allow The Music To Sooth Me.

I Suppose It Would Be More Soothing Had I Set-Up A Playlist.

But NO, I Didn’t.

So What Kind Of Mix Has Played Thus Far, You Ask?!

Well…

…The Player Played…

CRYING

by ROY ORBISON

(with special guest vocalist K.D. Lang)

…Which Is A Perfect Little Song For How I’m Feeling.

So You Can Imagine My Shock When The Next Song Was…

GETTIN’ JIGGY WIT IT

by WILL SMITH

!!!

(hahahahaha)

No Foolies, My Peeps.

ROY And K.D.

…Followed By…

WILL SMITH

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Now Tell Me That Wouldn’t Make You Go…

WTF?!?!

…’Cause That’s Sure What It Did To Me.

I’ve Got To Remember To Make A Playlist Next Time.

That Would Be A Necessity, I Do Believe.

Wouldn’t You?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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Alright, Kiddies.

I Do Have Some Rather Exceptional Quotes To Post For Y’all Today…

…So That Should Keep Me Busy Enough…

…Mainly Because I’ve Already Done The Hard Part Of Finding And Selecting Them, Their Photos, And Their Information.

The Rest Is Easy-Peasy-Pie, Fo SHO!

So We’ll Just Use This Hump-Day To Chill-Out And Regroup.

Hopefully My Aspirin And Ibuprofen Combo Will Be Kicking-In Very Soon, And I’ll Be Able To Get A Touch Of Relief From The Clutches Of This Damned Headache.

Y’all Please PLEASE Take Care…

…Try To Be Good…

…See Me Soon…

…And…

…Talk To Me Sooner.

In The Words Of My Best-Friend…

Take It Easy And, If It’s Easy, Take It Again!

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