Saturday night Mulder and me were at the Jeff Dunham Controlled Chaos show in Sunrise. My daughter and son-in-law gave us the tickets for Christmas. If you don't know who Jeff Dunham is, watch this ~
He is absolutely astonishing and hilarious. Just take a moment to think about a ventriloquist that can fill a 21,600 seat arena. FUCK! The show was so damn funny that I was seriously afraid I'd pee myself. The man is genius. Probably more than a wee bit weird but who gives a fuck? I don't have to live with him.
About an hour into the show, I get a text alert from CBS radio notifying me that Whitney Houston has died. I felt momentary, and I mean MOMENTARY, sadness for the loss of talent and for her child. The news in no way put a damper on my enjoyment of Mr. Dunham & Co. I didn't give Whitney Houston another thought until we got back to the hotel and turned on the TV.
OHMYFUCKINGGODS!!! You would think that President Obama or Justin Bieber had been assassinated! Every damn channel had solemn talking heads, extolling the virtues and wonderment that was Whitney Houston. It was as bad as when Michael Jackson died.
Whitney Houston was a singer. She had a terrific voice. She had fame, money, talent, a beautiful child, loving family and she chose to toss it all away with both hands for the “stress relief” drugs can bring. She did not cure cancer. She did not find a solution to global warming. She did not come up with a solution for peace in the Middle East. She never even tried to do any of these things. She was a singer. Period.
I'll probably get some shit for posting the above picture. The person I stole it from on Facebook surely has. I'll also get shit for writing my feelings but I can take it. Listen, I fought with Bank of America for 3+ years and previously delivered a 10 pound baby vaginally – I'm tough as fucking nails. So bring it on. Like the picture says, our society is messed up. Why didn't David Hickman get the same kind of publicity that Whitney got? David Hickman and 4,473 other U.S. citizens were REAL heroes.
Bank of America has given us a trial modification on our mortgage. We are to pay a reduced amount for three months and a lump sum into our escrow account. After three months, HOPEFULLY, we will be given a permanent modification. We won't get any freebees, all overdue fees are tacked onto the end of the loan but at least it will give us some breathing room until the economy turns around. IF the economy turns around.
I really appreciate all your good wishes, thoughts and prayers. I don't think I could have gotten through all this the last few years without y'all.