Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dammit...

One of my favorite cranky desert hermits just got a diagnosis that puts my little problems in perspective.

2012 is turning out to be just a grand ol' year all 'round. And the amount of sarcasm dripping off that previous sentence could potentially damage an LCD monitor.

EDITED TO ADD: Jesus wept, this year just keeps getting better! [/sarc] (Apologies to any owners of LCD monitors damaged by the sarcasm in this post.)

2012 is obviously defective. I would like to return it to the manufacturer in exchange for a year that is not borked.
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20 comments:

Matt said...

simply waiting for him to put up a paypal button....

Tim Ellwood said...

I guess yesterday was "Suck day" all around, Doc told me that my voice, that I lost at a trade show 42 days ago, had a 20% chance of coming back. I have a paralyzed vocal cord that is idiopathic (means, they have no clue why). I am sick of sounding like the pedophile gandpa on Family guy, also does not help that I am in trade show sales, looks like SHOT is gonna be fun this year. Hope he gets some better news.

J.R.Shirley said...

Oh, shit.

And...Dave died. It was almost like losing Byron all over. :-(

Jennifer said...

Damn. Just damn

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

It is a bad year. I have a friend still recovering from stomach cancer back in July 2011 (they broke two ribs going in and he's still in so much pain from that that they have him on daily oxycontin), another friend just diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and another friend who was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer -- inoperable. All of these gents are in their 40s and 50s.

I just keep knocking on wood.

staghounds said...

Every year we pass the unknown anniversary.

Let nothing good go unsaid.

Old NFO said...

Damn... Concur, this year is just sucking major league!

Jerry said...

Yeah, it's a bit of a shock when one realizes that friends are now dying in bed rather than from various misadventures subsequent to famous last words like, "Hey! Y'all watch this!"

Jerry

Melody Byrne said...

Unfortunately despite all of my attempts to find it there seems to be no place to return 2012. I'm also pretty sure that on the back of the receipt it says "all sales are final".



Anonymous said...

I agree, 2012 sucked. November, 2012, in particular REALLY sucked. My mother-in-law (90) died after two weeks in hospice early in the month, less than a week later my father (92) died, less than a week later my former college roommate and a friend since the 1970s (74) died, and a few days after that my stepbrother (55), whom I had known since 1965, died. What a seriously crappy 15 days.

Ian said...

We lost Uncle Bob Faris this year too, dammit.

KM said...

2012 hasn't been a piece of cake by any means.
Much like Fuzz, in my case it doesn't look like '13 is going to be much better.
One friend with terminal brain cancer and one with stage 4 breast/lung.
None of use are getting any younger and it sucks big time.
I mean Really. Fucking. Sucks.

Hug the ones you love and don't wait for tomorrow to do it.

Fred said...

I hear they're working on it, but there's a half-month turn around on those kind of orders...

NAVIGATOR said...

EVERY DAY YOU OPEN YOUR EYES ARE CAPABLE OF PUTTING COGNITIVE THOUGHTS TOGETHER AND COMMUNICATING TO OTHERS IS THANKSGIVING DAY EVERY THING ELSE IS SECONDARY

Sebastian said...

I never much cared for Clinton, but they were fond years, and at the end of the day, though he was a lucky bastard, he won by out Republicaning the Republicans.

Economically and politically, the Obama years have just been painful, and the thought of another four years of this is a lot to bear. The funny thing is Clinton was much worse on guns, but I was happier under that regime than I was under this one.

I think a lot of that is the pocket book. Not that I really blame Barry for the economy; if McCain had won, things would still suck. My problem with Barry is while everyone else in America is belt tightening, he's still swiping the fucking credit card like a wild man, spending not only my money, but the next two generation's too.

There might be something to people voting their pocketbooks before all else. Slick Willie didn't get to me as much as this asshole, and Slick Willy was arguably much worse on one of my key issues.

bygoneblog said...

Every day you open your eyes and can figure out how the caps lock works is even better!

God bless us every one!

Sorry it's been that kind of year.

Kristophr said...

bygoneblog: NAVAGATOR doesn't have a shift key.

We aren't sure what he is using to post with. We think it might be a telegraph key.

If he stopped posting in caps, we would assume it was an imposter and get concerned.

Oleg Volk said...

When you know thousands of people, the odds of some of them having something bad happen on any given day get really good.

Just My 2¢ said...

Agreed. 2012 definitely needs to be flushed down the drain. I hope 2013 will be an improvement.

Note to the liberals - I said "improvement", not "change".

Justthisguy said...

Yup, sometimes you just get thwacked. I deal with it by attending Divine Services and Drinking Moar.

I really don't understand how the Baptists can handle living in this world without drinking. Wait! They drink anyway, and claim that they don't.

That reminds me of a joke:

Q. How can you tell the difference between a Methodist and a Baptist?

A. A Methodist will speak to you if you meet him in the likker store.