I’m at the airport which is by far the very best place to people watch. THis guy is hobbling by right now with his leg in a cast up to the knee, however, he is wearing cut-off sweat shorts that are showing about 7 inches of bare white thigh – about 6 inches too much. Men’s shorts should always be knee length. I’ll only allow exceptions on swim trunks and only during competition.
Â What is more interesting is watching people watch me. I’ll admit it, I’m a head turner. Sometimes they turn the other way out of horror, but they turn nonetheless. I definitely consider my huge size to be a blessing, I mean, I am practically a celebrity just for being big. I’ve been bought drinks in a bar just because I was “So freakin’ Huge”. It’s actually embarrassing and humbling and ego boosting all at the same time. I mean, for someone who has struggled with self-esteem issues most of his life to suddenly be admired for doing nothing other than being big is pretty cool. I used to let it irritate me to some degree, the constant asking, “Do you play football?” Now I like it. I enjoy the attention. I drink it in, why not? Life is short and God blessed me, just for most of my life I didn’t see my blessings as blessings. Instead I complained about them, I whined, I was such a huge baby. I’ve apologized to God for that many times. I hate discontentment over nothing.
So here I am sitting at the airport, watching people go by with my iPod on my head and my laptop on my lap. I’ve got a book too just in case the iPod and the laptop aren’t enough to keep me entertained. Oh, and right next to me is a Frulatti if I find myself in need of libation.
This weekend I am off to an SOS conference. I’m excited about it. It is the first one that I’ve been to that has been a full weekend.Â 4 nights, 3 days in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Suddenly I am in the mood for orange juice.
Oh, and in case you don’t know the Mavs are in the play-offs and they won last night beating Golden State 112-99. Yep, I’m still a ManiAAC just in case you are wondering. I stopped writing too much about it here because I’m not supposed to say anything negative about being a ManiAAC and that is what is fun to write about! The behind-the-scenes drama edited and embellished to juicy perfection.
And in case you are wondering, I’m listening to Evan’s Blue while I type this. Rock on my bretheren and sisteren. Rock on.