Peter Blane


Blane Vacation 2016!

Posted in Uncategorized by wusspett on June 16, 2016

That’s right, the Blane’s are on vacation, and I’m writing a f*cking blog post that no one will read (except me, or maybe my wife).  The censored f-word was for humor.  Something you may have guessed regarding why I may write a blog post while on vacation may have something to do with alcoholic beverages.  You would be correct. I know that my normal drink of choice for these entries is wine, but, I’m on vacation, so it’s whiskey (of the bourbon variety).  I’m about half a drink in, which, I believe, is probably equivalent to the normal level of inebriation needed.  At this point, I typically observe something about the first paragraph, and I think it will be: it’s length.  Wow, probably one of the longest first paragraphs in the blog.  I haven’t bothered to – nor will I – review the few posts that are in the blog to attempt an educated guess.  I’m just going to go ahead and assume I’m right.  Moving on!

In this post, I have been inspired by my news feed on facebook.  Since I’m either: 1) too cowardly to call my friend out on their post or 2) I refuse to become a statistic by being “that guy” and writing a long ass comment that makes me look like a dick for going off on something not even meant to stir controversy.  You may have been able to tell that I’m leaning towards #2 (it’s the longest, most detailed of the options).  I just realized that I’m still not writing about what I want to write about.  I’ll offer an observation that I have almost finished my drink, therefore increasing the odds that my mind will wonder.  On to the post:

“If you don’t have a habit of worship, when the storm comes, you won’t be ready to worship through the storm.”

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this about myself before, but I was raised in a conservative, christian home.  We were at church at least twice a week, my dad was an elder (leadership), and we were homeschooled.  Also, no non-christian music was allowed.  So, I feel I can speak from experience when I am judging this statement.  Number 1, this is a terrible metaphor.  The way the sentence is structured, it takes the reader from literal to figurative, then back, then back again.  Wouldn’t it be strange to hear someone say “I’m worshiping in anticipation of a life event that will require that I have experience in this activity”?  Granted, people say dumb things, it seems strange to me that this particular statement was found to be worth quoting.  I’m not anti-worship, but I am anti-stupid.  I, for one, cannot go along with this quote.  I, and everyone else out there, has just enough to get by.  The idea that you have to have some sort of built up stamina to worship the right amount to be ready for a “storm” in your life is silly.  Get out of here with your silliness.  Oh man, silliness is a word.  Doesn’t it seem odd to think that being worshipful will be absolutely necessary in order to get through some rough patch in your life?  That’s what seems so weird to me in this quote.  As if some level of training or stamina in “worship” will earn you some sort of payoff that elevates you above said “storm”.  It just makes no sense.

I think I’ll conclude by saying worship all you want.  Do it.  It will probably make you feel better, and, hopefully, it will make you feel like you’re getting in touch with the bigger picture.  At the same time, don’t worry about how much worship you do.  No one can tell you how much is too little or too much except you because no one else is you.

P.S. I’m drunk now, motherfuckers.

Chocolate

Posted in Uncategorized by wusspett on June 7, 2016

So, I came here wanting to write.  I have a general sense of creativity, if that makes sense.  I have been contemplating a subject I have put a significant amount of thought into, but, at this point, it almost feels like I would be trying to compress too much into something too little.  Oh my god, there are so many jokes.  Hold on, let me get another glass of wine, and let’s see what happens.

*4 minutes elapse*

OK, let’s see here.  Nope, I don’t think there’s anything.  To be honest, I am frustrated.  I don’t feel like I’m appreciated for the things I do, and I think my wife’s depressed.  It’s like it makes her mad too, but I don’t think I’ve really acknowledged how much it has effected me too.  This is a self-centered opinion, but that’s what these things (blogs) are for – AREN’T THEY!?  Let’s go with the diagnosis mentioned for now (it hasn’t been confirmed) for the sake of argument.  It has seemed lately that it is really hard for she and I to get on the same page and accomplish a goal.  I asked her for weeks to reach out to her step-dad about a wedding, and she had her sister text a picture of the invite.  She and I had a talk this last weekend about how she feels like there’s this cloud that keeps her from doing things.  Whatever it is, I can definitely tell.  The smallest things drain her and I don’t feel like we have fun anymore.  Everything we do, there’s this sadness that accompanies us.  Like, if we go on a date *humungous sigh*”Do we need money for a valet?” For some reason questions like this inexplicably drain all the enthusiasm.  Anyway, we talked about setting up an appointment with a professional who can diagnose if this behavior is due to a chemical imbalance.  Thing is, she wants to go through her gynecologist for a reference (since it may be baby related), so who knows how long it will take to make that happen.