...and I'm not lovin' it, no sirree.
Woke up early, as I had to get a refill for a prescription I'm taking. Since the medics at the hospital wrote me only a month's supply with no refills and I am sans health insurance, I had to make an appointment at the local "community clinic"...for 8:00 a.m.
I finally got out of there at 11:30, with prescriptions but in a totally foul mood. I won't describe the scene; if you've never been to a "community clinic," I envy the hell out of you.
Moreover, all the grief and general horse dung being heaped on me by work continues unabated. Once again, I'll omit details. Suffice it to say I am rethinking my decision -- made so many, many years ago -- to quit my job as delivery driver/counter boy at the local pharmacy to go to school and seek out a real job.
There's more, but why go on?
And to think I woke up this morning with fragment's of Sheriff John's "Birthday Song" coursing through my head. During my post-toddler years I, like every other kid in L.A., was glued to the TV when "Sheriff John" Rovick's show was on the air, complete with cartoons, live-action serials and lots of songs and helpful growing-up advice from the good Sheriff...
Every April 4th for a number of years, I thought he was singing that damn song for me, was blowing out the candles on the birthday cake for one dumb little lonely, fat, ugly kid out in the hinterlands.
What he was really doing, as we watchers found out one day when the commercial break ended a moment too soon and caught him puffing out smoke he was trying in vain to conceal (the joys of live TV!), was wishing he could grab a quick cigarette.
I know how he felt, Jim. You figure those things out when you end up a dumb big lonely, fat, ugly grown-up.
It has not been a fun day so far. A few welcome good wishes, but no presents. Certainly not the present I would have most enjoyed getting...but enough of that. I wasn't expecting it anyway.
I guess I should be grateful that I don't feel any older than I did yesterday.
I sure as hell am grateful that the day is half over.
Guess it's time to go for a walk.
21 hours ago