Unrealistic Expectations

The realm in which I exist according to the Domestic Despot.

As I told you the other day, I always send an email to Robin Meade asking her to show up at one of my gigs just to see the look on my wife’s face. At that point I would exist in the realm of shut-the-fuck-up, I told you so!

I always send an email, but evidently, I have not used the correct email address and I have never received a reply from any of my requests.

Until now.

Here is the letter I received from the HLN desk:


Thank you for taking the time to submit your comment to HLN. This message is your confirmation that we have successfully received it. Due to incredible volume we are unable to personally reply to every message, but we do read each and every one. Your comment will become part of our daily feedback report, which is shared internally with our show’s teams and senior management. Your opinion matters, and we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to share it with us.

Emails are read in the order received, so if you used this comment form to send us a question or a story idea that’s ok, but please allow time for us to route your message to the appropriate person. 

Thanks again for your comment, and keep your browser pointed to HLN | The News and Views Network

So you’re telling me there’s a chance.

Of course I am squeezing every bit of the juice out of that plum as I parade around the house telling my spouse of my “friendship” with Robin and how “we’re in touch.”

Crazier shit has happened.

Karen just rolls her eyes.

I am still working on learning the lyrics for the Johnny Cash song “I’ve Been Everywhere.” I have spent an entire week and I can now do the first verse.

That’s it.

But I have decided to learn the entire song so that I can play it at one of the fairs or festivals this summer. It’s a real crowd-pleaser and Karen doesn’t understand the lure of playing before a hundred people with every single one of them watching for me to fuck up.

I have made it the ultimate memory exercise and if you think it is another exercise in futility, think again.

I will do it.

This week, rather by the end of it, I will have two of the four verses in the song committed to memory.

I have also added the songs “Collide” and “When You Say Nothing at all” to my repertoire. I will continue to add new songs to my 200-song playlist. I am having an awesome time in retirement, and my prosthetist has adjusted my leg to where I am able to walk a lot further and I am able to spend more time on it.

Next destination: the driving range.

I pray for the Ukraine and her people.

Just think, President Zelensky was an actor, playing on a sitcom before all this Russian aggression.

It would be like us unleashing President Adam Sandler.

Unrealistic expectations indeed.

Stay well.

Published by maddogg09

I am an unmotivated genius with an extreme love for anything that moves the emotional needles of our lives.

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