For every action...
Monday, December 20, 2010

...there is an excessive and magnified reaction.

Employed, single again, back in school, kids are well, even seeing someone new. Life is good.

What's this? I missed the memo. Apparently I am not permitted happiness. Some arcane curse was cast upon me and no one told me.

I now have lateral epicondylitis (a tendon in my elbow is deteriorating; more commonly known as "tennis elbow"), and injury I received by doing my job.

But that's not all! The kids' mother has been diagnosed with Leukemia. A treatable form, yes, but it means she probably won't be working any more, and probably won't come visit them any time in the forseeable future. And I know this sound selfish, but I'm the one who has to deal with the ramifications, the children and the fact there won't be child support. To be clear, I wouldn't wish such a thing on anyone, and I do hope she gets better, but it hurts my world nonetheless.

Think I am done? NOPE! Some hoe tze duh pi gu hit my car pulling out of his driveway, and now I have no vehicle. And the kicker? *I* got cited. Sure I am fighting it, but in the mean time, it puts a HUGE financial burden on me. One I can't bear. I may lose my job, lose my housing, can't go to physical therapy, everything because some asshole failed to yield.

Total go se.

So, is it Christmas? It must be, because the whole damned 'verse is falling apart like toys on Christmas Day.

Fair certain that if the moon fell on me right now, it'd somehow be my fault, and I'd somehow survive to get sued.


Saturday, December 25, 2010 7:17 AM


"Fair certain that if the moon fell on me right now, it'd somehow be my fault, and I'd somehow survive to get sued."

I dunno, TCM, Chewbacca got a moon dropped on him and he got to be a martyr in the Star Wars universe, even though some consider it a "going out like a bitch" ending...


Still...know this: you've got me behind you, TCM. You have the Browncoat community behind you and we'll carry you when you can't crawl anymore. And maybe some creative mayhem toward the smackhead who decided to T-bone your car (though I grasp why Johnny Law probably cited you, since it's the same rule they flaunt when you hit someone: failure to be in complete control of your card).

You and yours are in my thoughts and prayer, amigo. As my fellow Canadian Red Green mused "I'm behind you; we're all in this together."


Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:18 PM


Hey thanks, RealMe.

It's been forever since I've seen you, man. What, Dragon*Con '08??? Like I said, a long while. Hope you're faring a mite better than I these days, my friend.

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:35 PM


TCM, sorry to hear about your bad situation.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:29 PM


Hey, SOS,

Yeah, again. Why the good guys? Because we're the ones who can handle it without going postal (usually, lol).

Sorry to hear about your losses. My sympathies. Also, I've been down the bankruptcy path, and I will tell you, while it seems horrible, it really isn't. Sorry you are losing your house too...I assume you have a place to live though?

SMALL UPDATE: I have found someone to carpool with at work for the time being. That helps stop the bleeding, but it doesn't help fix the cause...still waiting on the adjuster...grrr.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:29 AM


Again?!?!? TCM, why is it that the good guys are the ones who get kicked the most? I feel for you. 2010 just needs to end. I lost an Aunt back in February, my Grandmother in July, filed for Bankruptcy last month and will be losing my house in January.

Like you know, that's what this community is good for, helping each other. Browncoats rock!

Monday, December 20, 2010 8:01 PM


Thanks Simon, I doubt I can get any coin...if I can win the case about the citation then my insurance can demand payment for the repairs, in which case IF they pony up, I get my deductible back.

Hey, safeat2nd, gotta say, you must be new to my world. I've already been through the ringer once, about 2 years back. Friends, family and Browncoats (the best of both!) bailed me out. I was finally to a point I could break even at month's end and not borrow, beg or plead for help from anyone, and now this.

Anyone who knows me, knows I have the spirit and sense of humor. What I don't have is time and money.

I'll figure it out. Thanks for the concern and optimism. Means a lot. :)

Monday, December 20, 2010 12:40 PM


Sorry to hear that life is throwing you spitballs right now but I know you're strong enough to get past this. Hopefully taking a pretty piece of coin off the hoe tze duh pi gu in the process.

Monday, December 20, 2010 12:34 PM


Ten, when you hit bottom, never look up and go "Seriously?"

What a horrible string of bad coincidences and even worse timing. A strong spirit and a healthy sense of humour will carry you through that and a hefty dose of friends and family. Don't be too proud to ask them for help when you need it. That's what they're there for.

We'll be here for the humour part.


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