Getting Back Into The Game & Burger King Error
As it’s been noted here, these past few weeks have been extremely tough on what’s left of my immediate family.
This was further complicated with my father’s recent lower leg infection and admission to a local hospital. His visit only lasted a few days and it looks like the infection is mostly cured, but it appears that a nasty side effect of one of his medications is high blood pressure. For a person who already had borderline high blood pressure and was taking medication for it, it’s rather surprising that doctors would prescribe a medication with that being a side effect. Then again, high blood pressure was not noted as an OFFICIAL side effect —- it’s just been mentioned as an unlisted side effect by lots of different people online.
I’m sure that nothing major will happen to his near-term health, but it’s just added stress and aggravation during an already difficult time. The strong forces of depression keep entering my mind on a regular basis. Concentration is extremely difficult at times. Thankfully, it’s still easy to put on a false front and give the illusion to friends that everything appears to be normal despite a certain person no longer being with us.
I do wonder though if the incredible calmness and sudden emotional strength that I received from the moment of finding him in his house all the way through the viewing and funeral was perhaps a gift from somewhere beyond our understanding of the universe. That sensation gave me the strength to carry my parents and also support my closest friends through what was no doubt the toughest experiences of my lifetime.
My concentration this past month has been shot, but I’ve made the decision that it’s time to resume working on my websites and continue towards my ultimate goal of living a comfortable living and being able to travel around the world at will.
This started with finding old passwords and renewing certain website domains, and then it continued with going through hundreds of messages here, sorting out the spam from real, relevant comments to previous articles. And then, of course, writing a new article and getting back into the habit.
It’s still going to be initially hard to resume working on my Florida Project website since my brother and I shared literally hundreds of trips down to the central Florida theme parks. That website was created based on a Florida site that he created (and let go) about ten years ago.
These next few months are going to be extremely busy. I’ve got trips planned for Pittsburgh, PA; Detroit, MI; Pigeon Forge, TN; Orlando, FL; and then Biloxi, MS, and that’s just for the rest of this year. The first few months next year will have visits to Orlando, FL; Charleston, SC and Washington, DC. Throw in solid college football and bowl games, the rest of the NFL and the start of the 2010-11 NHL season, and there you go.
Lots of traveling and even more sports.
I’m not even going to mention politics and next week’s mid-term election. Oh, wait a sec . . . Doh!
Anyway, today at Burger King I saw an entertaining sign by the cash register.
I can’t say that I’m really surprised by the misspelling of “inconvenience.” It is a tricky word and I used to have trouble spelling it myself until I took two seconds and saw how it’s correctly spelled.
Do people these days even care about learning how to correctly spell words?
Can the average person correctly use their/there/they’re, it’s/its, or your/you’re when typing a comment?
Going by a LOT of user comments that I read on a wide variety of websites, the answer is “no.” They must not teach anything useful in English classes any more. The dumbing down of today’s society is right on track with the master plan of destroying the U.S.
Great. More depression. The cure will be doing more marketing reviews and tearing apart lousy TV commercials. It brings me more entertainment than it should.