Good Morning Producers.
One of the ways I try to stay positive, in spite of all the negative crap god has chosen for me, is to make lists of the good things in my life, or good things I can do to help myself and my loved ones. Good ideas are like pearls, you have to eat a lot of oysters to find one. In this case I come up with a lot of bad ideas before I come up with one good one. Here’s a list of some of the oysters.
Very bad ideas...
It seems that for every good idea I have there are 5 bad ones that come with it, my only prayer right now is that I will always be able to tell the difference. Tomorrow I will make a list of good things to do in Riverside on an Easter Sunday. Heck, I ‘ll do it now.
Ink Me Up
Today i have an appointment to have some more tattooing done on my right arm, as you can see it’s a work in progress like everything in life. I’m not quite sure of what Nik has in mind, but I don’t care. I am in capable hands and trust my son's artistic judgement. My job this morning is to drink as much water as I can, so my 56 year old skin will be supple, smooth and well hydrated. Your skin is one big organ and what you do in one area affects all the rest. So you must be well hydrated, well rested, and well prepared to listen to Nicholas’ Heavy Metal Music.
People ask me “does it hurt”? It’s a freakin’ needle going in and out of your skin faster than you can see. What so you think? And, the inside of your elbow, called “the ditch” is probably the most painful area of all, but it's worth it. People will also ask “should a person with parkinson’s be getting tattoos?” sometimes I say “I can do anything I want to.” But, most of the time I say “Mind your own business!”
The other day was Nicholas’ birthday and I forgot to tell one particular story about Nicholas as a boy. It’s really more about me, but what isn’t?
Nik had been accused by his mother of some rule infraction and with much skill went on to explain how he hadn’t done what she said he had, and that he was innocent of all wrong doing. She believed him; I didn’t. For one thing, 14 year old boys are not innocent of anything and I could tell that he was lying. After he thought he was in the clear about the initial issue I looked him square in the eye and said. “What a load of crap! You’re gonna sit right there until you tell your mother the truth.” He looked back at me as his lips started to quiver and a tear welled up in his eye and said -“You’re right, I was lying - I did it - I’m sorry - I promise I’ll never do it again.” I told him to go to his room and his Mom would be up in a few minutes to talk to him.
Kathleen was amazed “How did you know he was lying? He had me completely conned.” I replied “Kathleen, you’ve been a lot of things in your life, but you’ve never been a 14 year old boy. And more importantly - You can’t con a conman” Probably not the best story to tell before going under the needle, but Nik's heard it before.
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meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\