“It Is A Black-Art, And I, HARU, Am The Blackest Of The Black. Or, Rather, The Great White Black-Art…Blackest…Master.” –HARU (Chris Farley in “BEVERLY HILLS NINJA” (1997))

The Nephew Wanted To Stay Up Late, So I Decided We Should Watch A Movie.

Since It Was My Idea, It Also Became My Responsibility To Select The Flick We’d Be Kickin’-Back With.

I Wanted Something That Would Make Him Laugh.

I Also Wanted Something That Was Appropriate For Staying-Up-Late And Actually Staying Awake.

My Decision Was More Like Instinct Than A Thought-Out-Reaction.

I Immediately Said

Holy Shit, I Know Where That Old Copy Of Beverly Hills Ninja Is!!! SWISH!!!”

And It Was Done.

Here It Is.

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

(((HAHAHA!!!)))

I Know, Right.

PERFECT!!!

Uncle Brad Shoots

Uncle Brad Hits Paydirt!!!

Huh!!?!

Well

Whatever You Wanna Call It.

It Went Over Great.

And Now, He’s In Bed Sleeping Away.

And I’m Awake.

Writing This.

For You.

Because I Care, And So Should You.

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Sleep Sweet, My Peeps.

I’m Going To Be Trying To Very Soon, I Promise.

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Only When I Cease To Breathe Will I Be Dead, Tanley!” —HARU

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“Thinking? THINKING?! ME?! Nope. Never. What?! Are You Kidding?!? …”

“…You’d Better Be!!!”

BRADLEY

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

(Said Kinda Mean'ish'like To Someone Whom Basically Told Him He Thinks Too Much)

((OOPS))

(((MY BAD)))

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“Without An Outlet, EVERYTHING Gets All Stored-Up Inside. You Can’t Let That Happen. A Container Can Only Hold So Much.” –BRADLEY (during a brunch conversation teehehe)

BRADLEY Is Rather Dashing. I Only Wish I Knew Where He Was Looking. It'd Be Most Helpful, I Assure You. :)

BRADLEY Is Said To Be Rather Dashing. He Only Wishes He Knew Where They Were Looking. It’d Be Most Helpful, I Assure You. πŸ™‚

“Oh Insomnia, Why Must You Love Me, Or Is It Hate Me, So SO MUCH?!?” –BRADLEY

-=BRADLEY=-

-=(aka SADLY FOREVER SLEEPLESS)=-

So I Ran Across A Quotation That Got Me Thinkin’…

…Which Is Always A Highly DANGEROUS Situation.

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Trust Me.

Ask My Family/Friends.

They’ll Tell Ya.

"O.M.G.! You Let Bradley THINK!?! DAMMIT, This Ain't Gonna Be Good!"

Anyway

…The Quotation That Piqued My Interest Was…

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In Preparing For Battle, I Have Always Found That PLANS Are USELESS

But PLANNING Is INDISPENSABLE.”

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

(Our 34TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA)

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Now, How True A Statement Is That?!

EXACTLY.

Hit’s It Right On The Head, Doesn’t It!?

And No, I Do Not Mean The Battle Part…

…But The “PLANS” Vs “PLANNING” Portion.

I Am Absolutely HORRID When It Comes To The Fulfillment Of “PLANS” In Almost Any Way You Look At It.

The “PLANNING” Portion Is What I’m Good At.

I Think…

…I Plot…

…I Piddle…

…And I Try To Set Myself Up To Have The Best Day Possible…

…Each And Every Day.

Does “PLANNING” Turn Into “PLANS” At Some Point?!

SURE IT DOES.

Can’t Deny It, So I Simply Shant.

BUT

…What About The Fulfillment Portion?!

Honestly…

…It’s A Craps-Shoot.

The Odds Are In Favor Of Non-Fulfillment, However.

Why?!

Hell, I Dunno.

I Suppose I’m Just Bad At Keeping The Plans I’ve Made.

Always Thinking About Things…

…But Never Really Doing Any Of The Things I Thought About Doing.

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Sooo

…What To Do, What To Do?!

Beats Me.

I’ve Been Planning To Go On A Walk, All Morning.

Have I Gone, Yet?!

Nope.

Why?!

I Dunno.

It’s Kinda Yucky Outside.

Could I Easily Put On A Jacket And A Hat To Keep The Rain’ish Conditions At Bay?!

Yeah…

…Probably.

ALRIGHT…

Yeah

Yeah I Could.

I Easily Could.

I Could Make It Happen.

But I Haven’t.

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I Planned.

I Made A Solid Plan From Said Planning.

But That Remains To Be As Far As I’ve Gone With It.

And That’s Just A Minor Example.

I’m VERY Sure I’ve Made A Million-Plus Plans In My Time That Have Totally Gone Unfulfilled.

My Bad.

WHATEVER.

It Happens.

That’s Just Life.

Always Planning…

…Rarely Executing The Planned Plan.

Sheesh.

Does That Take-Down Some Of My Personal “Cool-Points” At All?!

Maybe.

Do I Care?

Maybe.

Does It Bother Me?

Maybe.

Should I Just Shut-The-Hell-Up And Go For My Walk?!

Maybe.

So If That’s All A “Maybe”…

What’s The Solid?

What’s The Part I’ve Concluded With Measured Success?

The Planning.

Yep.

And I Found It Totally INDISPENSABLE, Just Like “IKE” Said.

Coincidence?

Nah.

Careful Planning?

TOTALLY!!!

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“Wow. “LAST RESORT” Was More Like “STAR TREK: UNDERWATER” Than Any Navy I Remember… …And I Liked It.” –BRADLEY ALAN

Yup.

Me.

I Said That.

It Was The First Thing That Popped-Out After The Show Was Over.

That Was My First Processing Of What I’d Seen.

And I Think The “STAR TREK UNIVERSE” Is Pissed They Didn’t Make It An Alien Planet And Call It Like I Saw It.

I So Promise.

They’re Like…

"Dammit, Hanrahan! We Should Have Done That!"

…Like For Real.

I Love My “Trek”…

…I Really Do…

…But That’s Not Why We’re Here.

This Is About The Show They’re Pissed They Didn’t Make.

REMEMBER?!?

Sheesh.

Crazy Kids.

ANYWAY…

…Yeah…

…I Liked It.

LAST RESORT

…On The ABC Channel…

…Was An Engaging Show.

I Will Admit A Military Bias.

I Enjoy Watching Navy (And Other Military Related) Films, Docs, Shows, Etc Etc.

Mainly Because I Wanna See What They DID And DID-NOT Get Right.

At Least…

…Based On The Navy I Lived Through.

Sometimes, I See It…

That’s A Whole Other Blog Bloggin’ing, Itself.

…BUT…

LAST RESORT

…Was Fun!

It Took Off Really Well.

Kept You Wondering…

…”WTF!?!?”…

…A Lot Of The Time, Which Is A GREAT THING!

I LOVE The Ole Classic…

…”WTF!?!?” !!!

Good Or Bad…

…”WTF!?!?…

…Is Generally An Equalizer With Me.

If I Go “WTF?!?! THIS IS TERRIBLE!”…

…Then It’s Bad.

If I Go “WTF?!?! Awe, NEATO!!”…

…Then It’s Likely Pretty Awesome.

See, There’s A Difference.

Either Way…

…It Makes You Like Something…

…Or Hate Something…

…Just By Being Itself.

Powerful.

SO…

…When This Sub Captain In The Show Fired Off A Nuke…

…Yeah…

…They Had My Attention.

LAST RESORT

…Gives Us An Interesting Concept/Storyline/Evolving-PlotΒ  To Work With.

And It Was A PILOT EPISODE.

The First One Always Is.

And They’re Always Problematic.

They Hook Ya…

…Or Sink Ya.

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Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

So…

…I’ll Be Back On-Board For Week Two.

We Shall See…

…We Shall See.

As They Say.

Whom Ever They May Be… …Or Have Been… …Or Will Be.

I Dunno How That Stuff Works.

But It’s What They Say.

I’m Just Stoked To Finally Have A Series To Watch.

I HATE Regular TV.

Drives Me Crazy.

I Do Admit Having A Secret Crush On A Certain Show…

…But Whatever.

I’ll Watch This One.

This…

LAST RESORT

…Entity, Could Last One Season.

I Hope It At Least Gets That Far.

I Just Wanna Make Sure I’m Going To Find-Out How The Material Ends?

Please?

I Wanna See The End Of The Story.

Don’t Just Cut Our Collective-Asses Off.

We Need To See This Story Through.

I’m Curious!

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When The World Throws You Lemons… …Cover Your Eyes… …Maybe?

Wouldn’t Ya Just Know It!?!

I Go Outside To Have A Nice Walk-About…

…Get MAYBE 10-Minutes Into Said Nice Walk-About…

…And I Step Off The Curb A Little Funny And Roll My Bad/Weak Left-Ankle!

(*GRRRRRRR*)

Par For The Course, I’m Guessin’.

Was Having Such A Damned Decent Morning…

…I Just Knew Knew KNEW Something Was Gonna Go Wrong.

Always Does.

Doesn’t It?!

DOESN’T IT?!?!

Yep.

It Does.

So

…I Limped On Home…

…Grabbed Some Cold Water And A Couple Aspirin…

…And Now I’m Telling Y’all About It.

Why?

Because That’s What I Do.

Right?!

RIGHT!!

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I Still Think This Could Be A Good Day.

I Know I Know…

…It’s Early.

Isn’t Even Noon Yet.

At Least…

…Not Where I Am.

So There’s Still More Than Half-A-Day Looming Ahead.

What Kind Of Day Shall Proceed To Progress?!

(*hehehe*)

Who The Hell Knows, Really!?

I Sure Don’t.

You Probably Don’t.

So We Collectively Don’t.

I Suppose This Is One Of Those Times Where Being Like Everyone Else Is Acceptable.

I Would LIKE To Know What The Remains Of The Day Have In Store For Me.

I Just Simply…

…Honestly…

…Truly…

Don’t Know.

I’m Totally Hoping For Something Grand…

…While I’m Totally Expecting Something Horridly Awful.

It’s Just My Personality.

Once A Pessimist…

…Usually A Pessimist.

But But But I’m Only A Pessimist For One Glaring Reason…

I Like Being RIGHT

…And/Or Pleasantly Surprised.

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Are You Any Different?!

Maybe?!

Sometimes, Maybe?!

Maybe Not At All?!

Maybe Maybe?!

How’z’bout We Go With “Maybe Maybe” On This One!?

Gives You The Most Wiggle-Room.

Ya Know?!

MAYBE?!

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An Acceptable Day… …Much Better Than The Past Few… …So I Ain’t Gonna Knock-It, Fo SHO.

Yes, My Peeps.

Yes, Today Was Acceptable.

Yes, Today Was Better Than The Previous Day.

Yes, Today Was Much Better Than The Days Prior To The Previous.

Everybody Got That?!

GOOD!!

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So What Else Can I Say?

Hmm.

Good Question, Kids.

Well.

Hmm.

Okay.

I Can Say I Really Do Have Some Great Friends.

I May Not See Any Of Them Like I’d Like To…

…But They’re Still Great.

And I’m Very Lucky To Have Them.

Friends Are In Short Supply These Days, In Case You Hadn’t Heard.

I Think Congress Is Trying To Enact A Law Banning Them In Some States.

Don’t Quote Me On That…

…But I’ve Heard Rumors…

…Just Sayin’.

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As I Sit Here At My Desk…

…I’ve Got Some “Crap-Tastic” Tunage Goin’.

Some That, As Music, Is Barely Passable.

BUT…

…As An Instant “Smile-Generator” It’s Totally WONDERFUL!

Why Is It WONDERFUL, You Ask?!

Because, It Reminds Me Of Those Times When My Friends And I Were Constantly Together.

Everyone Has/Had Those Days.

Well…

…Perhaps Not Everyone.

Perhaps Most Everyone.

That’s A Safer Compromise…

…So I’ll Roll With It.

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Perhaps It’s Easy To Tell I’m In A Better Mood, Today?

I Think So.

Don’t You?!

SURE YOU DO!!

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I Even Made Sure To Let A Friend Know I Was Doing Better, Simply Because I Knew It Would Make HIS Day Better.

And It Did.

He Told Me So.

I Trust The Man With My Life, So I’m Confident He Was Being Honest.

And That Just Made MY Day That Much The Better.

Odd How That Works Out, Ain’t It?!

AIN’T IT!?!

No.

Not Really.

It’s Pretty Easy To Figure-Out.

Life Is Cyclical.

I Feel Better.

My Friend, Who Was Likely A Bit Down At Work, Then Felt Better Knowing I Was Better.

And I Felt Even Better Knowing He Was A Bit Better.

Crazy…

…But, I LOVE IT.

Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way.

Would You?!

SURE YOU WOULDN’T!!

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You’re Pretty Cool, My Peeps.

I Love That About You.

And I Sincerely Want To Say THANK YOU.

THANK YOU For All The Kind Words While I Was In The Dastardly Dumps Of It All.

I Honestly, Truly Felt HORRID.

I Didn’t Want To Move, Let Alone Do Anything.

But, All I Kept Thinking About Were My Friends.

How I Missed Them.

How I Wanted To Be With Them.

How I NEEDED To Be With Them.

How I Was Going To Do Whatever I Had To Do To Make That Happen.

Then…

…I Felt Absolutely Awful Thinking I’d Caused Them Grief And Anguish Because I Was Really Too Sickly To Be Out-In-Public.

BUT…

…The Very Next Day…

…No One Was Pissed At Me.

No One Harbored Any Ill Will Or Malice.

They Just Wanted To Know How I Was.

If I Were Doing Okay.

If Things Were Better In Any Way.

And They Made Sure To Tell Me It Wasn’t Me That Sunk Their Evening.

I Wasn’t Even Part Of The Downer.

Yeah, It Sucked That I Was Sick…

…But That Wasn’t Why They Were So Down.

Between Knowing My Friends Were Okie The Dokie…

…And Knowing I Wasn’t The Root Of Their Issues…

…And Getting That Goddamn Medication Out Of My System…

…Yesterday Became A Touch Better.

And Today Was Better Than Yesterday.

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I’m Still Not 100%.

I’m More Like 86.73251%.

But THAT Is A VERY Acceptable Percentage.

I Know People Who, On Their Best Days, Barely Scratch The 50% Mark.

So I’m Doing Alright.

At Least, For Now.

So I Ain’t Gonna Knock-It, Fo SHO.

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L8r On, My Peeps.

Take Care…

…And Be Good…

…Ya Know…

If You Can.

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The Morning After… …Still Not Great… …But A Few Shades Better.

I Didn’t Get Much Sleep Last Night/This Morning.

Kept Waking-Up.

Was Restless.

But I DID Get A Bit Of Rest…

…And That’s Good Enough, For Now.

Things Could Always Be Worse, Fo SHO…

…So I’m Not Gonna Bitch About It.

I Will Say That My Good Ole 20/20 Hindsight Is Working Overtime.

I’m Still Stuck Thinking About Yesterday Night.

Thinking About What I Could Have Done…

…What I Should Have Done…

…And How I Won’t Let It Happen That Way Again.

We Learn From Our Mistakes…

…And We Carry-On.

Such Is Life.

No One Ever Said Living Life Would Be Easy.

In Fact…

…I Know Of No One Who Could/Would Ever Say That.

Life’s A Tricky Bitch Sometimes.

That’s A BIG FO SHO, My Peeps.

And It’s Something We’re Pretty-Much All Aware Of.

I Still Wish I Had That Damned “DO OVER” Button.

Yesterday Would Have Been Vastly Different If I Had Another Crack-At-It.

Vastly VASTLY Different.

BUT…

…REGARDLESS Of HOW It Went Down…

…I Still Applaud My Efforts.

I Tried Very Hard Because I Love My Friends…

…I Missed My Friends…

…And I Wanted To Be With My Friends.

Poor Health AND An Adverse-Reaction To A Medication Totally Ruined Any Potential At Having A Normal, Fun Evening.

BUT BUT…

…I Just Wasn’t Going To Miss The Opportunity To See Someone Face-To-Face.

Face-To-Face Is Very Important To Me.

Mainly Because It’s Something Very VERY Rare For Me.

I’d Apologize For My State Of Being ’til I Was Blue In The Face…

…But I’m Not Sure I Need To.

My Friends Know How Sorry I Was For The Whole “Disaster” Of The Situation.

They Know Me.

They Get Me.

They Understand Me.

They Know I Just Wanted To Be With Them.

And I Still Do.

After Last Night, I’d Like To See Everyone Again When I’m Totally Over This Goddamn Medication Issue.

I’ll Be Back To Being Me Very Soon, I Hope.

I’m Never Sure That Being Me Is The Best State To Be In…

…But It’s Better Than How I Felt Last Night.

So, This Becomes One Instance Where I’m Very Anxious To Become Myself Again.

I May Have Many Issues With Myself, Sure Sure…

…But I’m Much Better Company When I’m ME.

That’s Kinda Sad, Because I’m Rarely Good Company.

But I Try Hard.

And Occasionally Succeed.

Next Time I Get The Chance To Spend Time With Those I Care About…

…I’m Hoping They Get ME ME To Spend The Time With.

That Would Be Sweet-Ass, Fo SHO, Kiddies.

Fo SHO, Indeed.

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