Late Nights And Early Mornings Just Don’t Jive. It’s My Life In A Nutshell.

Well Kids, Here I Am.

It’s Just After 5AM…

…And I’m Already Wide Awake.

I Didn’t Get To Sleep Until Well After 1AM, So I Haven’t The Foggiest As To WHY On Hell’s Half-Acre I’m Wide Awake.

I Have A Lot On My Mind, Yes…

…But Still.

None Of It Is Important Enough To Keep Me Awake…

…So I Am Simply At A Loss For My Lack Of Quality Rest, Today.

I Stayed-Up Last Night…

…Reading Reading Reading…

…Trying To Force Myself Into Being As Tired As I Possibly Could.

I Think All That Did Was Make My Eyes Sore And Bleary.

I Was Reading Some…

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

…And I Ran Across A Quote That Seriously Could’ve Been Written Specifically For Me.

"IT TAKES LESS TIME TO DO A THING RIGHT THAN IT DOES TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DID IT WRONG."

Oh, How True That Is.

My Peeps…

…I Freely Admit…

…I Am Simply Under-Skilled.

As A Writer, I Do Succeed At Times.

But With Most Other Things In Life…

…Essential Or Non-Essential…

…I’m Still More Likely To Screw-It-Up Than The Next Guy.

Being Accident Prone…

…Being ADHD Out The Ass…

…And Being That Way My Entire Life…

…I Could Spin A Yarn A Light-Year Long About How Many Things I Funkyed-Up Over The Years.

I’m Totally NOT THE GUY You Want To Invite Over To Show Off Your New White Carpeting.

Nor Am I The Guy You Want Helping You Trim A Hedge.

Nor Fixing Your Computer.

Nor Washing Your Car.

Nor Walking Your Damned Dog.

Chances Are…

…If You’re A Betting Person…

…You Could Put All Your Money On…

"BRAD Will Screw This Up BAD."

It’s The Story Of My Life.

My Family And Friends Can Easily Attest To That Fact.

Need An Example?!

Have You Got A Lifetime To Spend On Listening?!

My Favorite Description Of My Work-Skills Comes From My Father.

His Favorite Thing To Say When I’m Working With Him On Something, Is…

"Watching You Work Is Like Watching A Monkey Try To Fuck A Football."

Yeah.

It Always Makes Me Laugh When I Hear It, Also.

He’s Not Being Mean When He Says That.

Honestly, He’s Just Being…

…Well…

…Honest.

Doing Something Correctly…

…For The Most Part…

…Is Beyond My Mental And/Or Physical Abilities.

Often Times I’m Forced Into Trying To Explain How/Why I Screwed Something Up.

Whether It Be To A Family Member…

…A Close Friend…

…Or Someone In An Authoritative Position…

…I’m Almost ALWAYS The One Trying To Explain Why Something Didn’t Go As Planned.

Period.

I Would LOVE To Be Able To Do Something Right.

I Would LOVE To Have The Attention-Span To Learn A New Skill.

I Would LOVE To Be Able To Go Somewhere And Do Something WITHOUT Having To Say…

"Well Shit, I Have No Idea How I Blew This One Out My Ass... ...But I Did."

It’s Funny How Something As Simple As A Line Of Text…

…Like That LONGFELLOW Quotation…

…Can Make The Mind Go All A Flutter.

And That Brings Me To Another Quote I’ve Happened-Upon Recently.

"A BELIEF IS NOT MERELY AN IDEA THE MIND POSSESSES, IT IS AN IDEA THAT POSSESSES THE MIND" --Robert Oxton Bolt

To Me…

…In The Context We’ve Been Discussing…

…Perhaps My “Lacking-In-Skills” Is All In My Head.

Perhaps I Could Do Some Of The Things I Generally Find Daunting And/Or Impossible.

It’s Simply That I Don’t Believe In Myself.

I Have This Belief Locked Into My Brain That I’m Useless In Most Situations.

That I Can’t Accomplish Something Because I’m More Apt To Screw-It-Up…

…So I Go Into Each Situation Not Thinking About Success.

I Go Into Them Thinking…

"Good God, How Am I Gonna Blow This One?!"

…When I Should Be Thinking…

"Alright, Let's Do This!"

It’s Something To Ponder, My Peeps, Fo SHO.

So…

…Even Though The Hour Is Early…

…I’ve Got To Try Try Try To Maintain A Positive Mental Outlook.

It’s Not Easy.

Especially When It’s Something One Is In No Way Used To.

But I Keep Trying, My Peeps.

I Try Very VERY Hard, Actually.

Let’s Hope It Helps.

Otherwise…

…I’ll Be Explaining To Someone How I Screwed This One Up, Also.

I HATE EXPLAINING MYSELF.

Hate It Hate It HATE IT.

Why?

Because I’m Not So Good At That, Either.

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It’s FRIDAY, Kiddies!

Let’s Get Through The Day WITHOUT Screwin-The-Pooch.

M’Kay?

M’KAY!!!

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