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QUIT SMOKING

By: ricderr, 7:38 PM GMT on December 27, 2006

ok boys and girls......starting tuesday jan 1..this becomes the stop smoking blog...i've gave up twice....started smoking when i was 13....gave it up at 26...then..started again when my first wife was in a coma..and i tell you..quitting the second time around...was damned near impossible...so....for all those that nagged me...aka encouragement...and your friends here in the WU community...will encourage you too..i'm here to encourage you..and while you quit..i'm gonna lose some unwanted pounds that have somehow managed to attach themselves to my waist...so...leave how much you smoke..and we'll go from there...now you say whoa...i can't quit...or...hey..i don't want to be a failure...well..let me assure you...no matter what...if you try..you won't be a failure...let me explain

you say you're going to quit..and either never make the initial step..or give up trying to quit....
well..seeing that most people don't make it on their 1st..2nd...or however number of tries..you've knocked another try out before you finally come to the one that you are a success

you can't quit but can cut back...
they say..that each cigarette takes off 10 seconds of your life...you just cut back one cigarette a day...in a year..you've added over an hour to your life

you cut back a pack a day
you've saved over 1200 bucks in a year....scary thought isn't it...an extra 1200 bucks in your pocket...

you quit
you do that...and you've made it to the big show...and next year....you can have this blog title..and encourage someone else...

so..you've nothing to lose..we'll start with a few interesting facts and challenges come tuesday...and see..just how much we can change our lives

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MY CHRISTMAS LIST

By: ricderr, 11:56 PM GMT on December 24, 2006

tomorrow...as we oooh and awww over the great gifts..i thought tonight might be a time to reflect on what I already have......

Becky...8 1/2 years ago..you traveled to washington to be with me and become an instant mom to cassie and tim...cassie knows only one mom..and that's you...tim has vague remembrances of his mom...but both know the love and warmth..care and concern of a mother from you...when their eyes light up tomorrow it will be because you knew what they wanted...and then...we had kyle together...both the best and worst of each of us..and yet...we couldn't have done better if we had followed a recipe....and then...you somehow..manage to love a loser like me...i've got the greatest gift of all....you...and ask you to remind me that everyday even when i'm too stupid to listen


tim...you've got the world by a string right now....with the international bachloreate program...you control your destiny..i am so proud of what you can accomplish with your brain tim...remember one important life lesson ...it's not how others limit you..that will write your destiny..but much more important...is how much you limit yourself....

cassie...you have the most determination of anyone in this family...you made me the proudest of you this year..when the coach of your travelling soccer team...pulled you aside..said you probably wouldn't have much playing time because your skills weren't as good as the others and you would get more playing time in the rec league..yet..you asked if you could still be a part of the team and decided that was more important than field minutes..and at your first tournament the coach said you were the most improved player and deserved to be a part of the team..and then at a later game i watched you score...never give up cassie..no matter what challenges lay ahead.....

kyle...my little hero....daddy's dream of a child to fish with...you excel at any sport you play and have a fine brain...and most important....a quick witt....son...never forget your sense of humor...life won't always be fun, fair or easy..but laughter will ease your way through the rough parts...

to my WU friends....thank you...for making me smile..for making me rethink my values...my beliefs...for accepting me with my flaws and warts......yeah..you can remind me that i'm lucky to have you too...

to all on WU...enjoy your tomorrow...regardless of your beliefs...remember..that it's not just another day on the calendar with writing underneath it that gives most of us a day off of work...and it's not about the gifts we get or give..it's about the love that we share with each other.and if you're christian it's not that a baby was born in bethlehem that is important..but that the oppurtunity for salvation has been provided...whatever your values are...remember...that christmas....should not be decemeber 25th..but each and every day

Updated: 11:57 PM GMT on December 24, 2006

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Sing a Song

By: ricderr, 2:32 PM GMT on December 22, 2006

so......tonight...doing the dinner thing....working on a santa project...walk through our bedroom..and i come upon aa poem...well..i thought it was aa poem..i've since been informed it's a song in progress..from my 10 year old daughter...now..i'm sure cassie isn't the only wonderfully gifted child..but..she's mine.....becky and i have always thought she'll either be madonna or "the madonna"...she was the oracle beach preacher and also the inventor of the nakey dance...


LOOK UPON A STAR

i look upon a star....
to dream.... to wish....to hope....
i look upon a star...
my hope is in between...
wishin... dreamin...
i know that something could be coming true...
i believe in what i see and do now...
if i try...that something is coming true...
i look upon a star...
a special star indeed...
meant for dreamin...wishing...and hope...
i look upon a star...
to wish...to dream...to hope....
a special star indeed....


cassie is the one in pink

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Sing a Song

By: ricderr, 12:54 AM GMT on December 22, 2006

so......tonight...doing the dinner thing....working on a santa project...walk through our bedroom..and i come upon aa poem...well..i thought it was aa poem..i've since been informed it's a song in progress..from my 10 year old daughter...now..i'm sure cassie isn't the only wonderfully gifted child..but..she's mine.....becky and i have always thought she'll either be madonna or "the madonna"...she was the oracle beach preacher and also the inventor of the nakey dance...


LOOK UPON A STAR

i look upon a star....
to dream.... to wish....to hope....
i look upon a star...
my hope is in between...
wishin... dreamin...
i know that something could be coming true...
i believe in what i see and do now...
if i try...that something is coming true...
i look upon a star...
a special star indeed...
meant for dreamin...wishing...and hope...
i look upon a star...
to wish...to dream...to hope....
a special star indeed....


cassie is the one in pink

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Updated: 1:31 PM GMT on December 22, 2006

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How Many Times You Get Back Up!

By: ricderr, 1:24 PM GMT on December 21, 2006

Boy i'm testing that theory all to heck...."the measure of a man is not how many times he falls but how many times he gets back up...don't mind me..i'm just mopping the muck off this blog...blood stains don't clean up very easy...trying bleach though...bet you didn't know..when you've had things shoved where the sun doesn't shine....ice in a depends adult diaper..helps with the swelling..worst thing about it...hard to fight back when you deserve it...but..i'll take it..and keep going...i'm not leaving..so once again..my apologies to my family..i just figure that a few more people have added me to their undesirable list...can see the poor detective at my murder scene..so..did ricderr have anyone that wanted him dead..."uhh..officer..how much overtime do you have?...not that i'm the only phony on here...some people are praying to their gods right now that i'll make that journey to hell and not have the chance to say anything..i hear there's a marshmallow party in my honor?...toss one down when you do is all i ask...rand..gonna take your advice though...no need to air their dirty laundry....now 27...you've always taken the oppurtunity to jump in at the end of an attack and kick me..next time...i kick back...leave me alone..i'll do the same with you..becky....i'm remembering anger management..breathing in through my gut...using silly humor...changing the subject and doing something calming...mop...mop...mop..oh..mr perfect....just wanted you to know...i keep on adding another notch of respectabillity to you...next time you make it to psl....shout out..and i'll buy you a beer..oh and it's christmas time....merry christmas to all....i've found the perfect tree for my blog...enjoy....


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FLUKE

By: ricderr, 2:06 AM GMT on December 17, 2006

TRUE STORY...TRUE STORY...TRUE STORY...TRUE STORY...

When becky and i first met one thing that intrigued me about her was her love of marine mammals...she started and directed a non profit marine mammal rescue operation in the keys...still does in fact...becky came from the keys to wa and instantly became mom to lilricsr and lilriccette...oh yeah...lilricjr came along at a later date...note to prospective prentss..one child...tough..two children..tougher...three..oh my god!!!..one thing that we learned upon settling in was the killer whale at miami seaquarium had been captured not far from our house...upon going to a fundraiser to free lolita this killer whale aka free willy...i got my first lesson in the good hearted but slightly left of reality people that make up these organizations..one of the "acts" that caught me off guard was an indian spirituaal man who offered a prayer chant while his women followers played the drums...now..i'm actually aa registered indian...oh yeah..not spanish...been heree longer than some pilgrims..my great grandmother was a full blooded indian...this indian in front of me...was probably an out of work easterner..in need of a bath and haircut...well...the women...loved him.....gushed after him...swooned even...single guys...let me tell you right now...give up the ide of becoming a weathermen..rescue whales...you'll have more women that you know what to do with...either the next weekend or the following we were on the beach as a familly...lilriccette..all of about 2 and a half...giving the most serious non worded talk....arms waving...walking up and down...lilriccette...was slow to actually use words but was very well versed in her own language and her antics on the beach immitating the best tv preacher had us rolling...well...later..upon walking on the beach...i told becky..i was going to change my name to fluke..as i was spirit bonded with whales..and i offered up my own prayers..in my own degenerate way...causing becky to roll her eyes and question my sanity....when within ten minutes of my antics....not 100 yards from the beach two gray whales spouted....my spirit..had truly called them in cough blind luck cough...and so....fluke was truly born..and since then fluke has helped becky..cough..help..yeah right...cough...while she does the interviews..draws blood...plans rehab..clcultess medication dosages...teaches volunteers....works with noaa..you'll find me...cleaning feeding tubes...prepping fish...and carrying ice....but...ole fluke...is bonding with the whales..and come next hurricane season..and now..it's time to put tht bonding..to help my fellow man.....they'll tell me the weather

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i apologize

By: ricderr, 9:38 PM GMT on December 15, 2006

First and foremost to my wife and family I apologize. To all Wu members also please accept my apologies. I offer no excuses. As a reason, when I first started at this site, I failed to realize that people were on the other end of the screen name so what should it matter if I lived in a fantasy world? As a result, I became who I hate. As Iíve come to realize, there are true people on the other end and more importantly I hurt my family and wife. Again,
my apologies.

I am Rick. I have a wife and 3 children. I work in the home improvement industry. I live in Port St. Lucie FL.

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HEADLINE AMOKNESS NEWEST FAD

By: ricderr, 1:55 PM GMT on December 12, 2006

ANYONE WANT TO SIT ON SANTA'S LAP?
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WE'RE DECORATED OUTSIDE AND INSIDE
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COME ON IN AND RUN AMOK

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GATOR IS HOSTING AT THE HOT TUB
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Updated: 7:07 PM GMT on December 13, 2006

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RAYS' COME BACK

By: ricderr, 1:47 AM GMT on December 11, 2006

First let me say that Iím still on a blog vacation but if the good doctor can write while away I can too. Second, this will be a long one so grab a cup of coffee, beer or favorite drink of choice.

I guess I should start by saying this is not about taking sides. There are only two sides; they are my side and your side. Your side doesnít count and my best side is my backside and weíre not going there. Also, itís not about right and wrong. If you havenít ever made a mistake sometime and even lately, may I suggest you check your pulse, chances are youíre dead? Itís not about whose friend is whose. A bunch of you have proven my theory that a friend is someone that can overlook the mistakes in another and still see their good qualities. Some people have even been lucky enough to find a kindred spirit who they feel the sun sets and rises on their command and who knows when weíll have a WU wedding. Communities are made up of all people, even an ex con or two. Yes friend, you know a thing or two about that and I admire your courage and spirit. This is about community. Communities are made up of all people, some you like, some you donít, some you donít know and others you avoid. Heck, as hard as this is to believe, there are some people I donít like. What is important is respect. I mean, thereís a blogger that drives me insane with his view of IAís. I have to spend some time hitting the heavy bag over what he says but I still respect him and even think of him as a friend. Youíre still an idiot though Rand. Then thereís this Cajun that at times he takes 20 posts to say what you or I might be able to say in a sentence but not only do I respect him I even look up to that guy. Yes Pat even if you are a marine. So we get around to Raysí. I bet you didnít know when I first started blogging I couldnít stand the lady. Ok so I wasnít so good at not being obvious. I still donít see eye to eye with her on all things, but after taking the time to get to know her I respect her. So we come back to community. Raysí is a part of our community and if she leaves everyone loses. Are we big enough or callous enough to think people are of no value unless we think of them as our best friend or admirer? Iím not asking you to take sides. Iím not asking you to declare right or wrong. Iím not asking you to become Raysí friend. Iím just asking you to join me and try to keep our community whole. Raysí, please come back!

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VACATION

By: ricderr, 2:10 PM GMT on December 10, 2006

ok....i'm not leaving....you won't see one of those...i'm gone posts and 3 days later i'm back..but..i need a couple of days ..or maybe..you all need a couple of days..LMAO...enjoy

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DEDICATED TO THE TROLLS

By: ricderr, 11:56 AM GMT on December 07, 2006

two thoughts today...
1st. I heard this song last night by beyonce and for some reason i linked it with trolls on here...lyrics to follow....

2nd. i'm not a leader..i set no policy nor do i want to...i do though..have an idea about trolls...we each need to have a pact with ourselves to not reply to a trolls blog...surr some will..that's the nature of the beast..but the more of us that don't..the more that will follow the example and also stop...less attention....less trolls..and if you're like me..and you just have the urge to simply let the troll know how worthlesss they are to you..instead..i offer you what i plan to do...email someone and tell them how i enjoy what they do or what they stand for...yep..there will be days when i write a lot of emails....



Beyonce Knowles Irreplaceable Lyrics
To the left...
To the left...

Mmm to the left to the left
Everything you own in a box to the left
In the closet that's my stuff
Yes, if i bought it, please dont touch

Keep talking that mess that's fine
But you walk and talk at the same time, and
Its my name that's on that Jag
So remove your bags let me call you a cab

Standing in the front yard tellin me how im such a fool
Talkin bout
How i'll never ever find a man like you
You got me twisted

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute
Baby

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinkin
You're irreplaceable


So go ahead and get gone
Call up that chick and see if she's home
Oops, i bet you thought that i didn't know
What did you think i was putting you out for

Because you was untrue
Rollin her around in the car that i bought you
Baby drop them keys
Hurry up before your taxi leaves

Standing in the front yard tellin me how im such a fool
Talkin bout
How i'll never ever find a man like you
You got me twisted

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute
Baby

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I will have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinkin
You're irreplaceable


So since i'm not your everything
How about i'll be nothing
Nothing at all to you
Baby i won't shed a tear for you (i won't shed a tear)
I won't lose a wink of sleep
Cuz the truth of the matter is
Replacing you is so easy


To the left
To the left
Mmm to the left (to the left)
Everything you own in a box to the left

To the left
To the left

Don't you ever for a second get to thinkin
You're irreplaceable

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute
Baby!

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinkin

(Baby.....)

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact he'll be here in a minute
(You can pack all your bags, we finished)

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me (cuz you made your bed now lay in it)
I can have another you by tomorrow

So don't you ever for a second get to thinking
You're irreplaceable


Updated: 12:00 PM GMT on December 07, 2006

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