Monday, April 05, 2010

The Long Walk Home

My route, each night, is unchanged. I leave the office, walk north on 7th Avenue until it merges and crosses over Broadway at 42nd Street. At this point I stick to the east side of the are, walking north along Broadway.

I do this every night after work, unless it's pouring. Then I take the subway or a cab (depending on the time).

Anyway, I did this last night, as always and I was somewhat surprised by the number of people on the street. Tourists everywhere. Fuck, people everwhere. It made my bobbing and weaving more difficult and I wound up with a few too many "I'm sorrys" after an errant elbow or shoulder bump.

As I exited the shower this morning, I turned on the news. The first story was about the 4 separate shootings on 7th Avenue last night.

2 people shot in Herald Square. That'd be the area around Macy's. Well, gee, that's across the street.

The other 2 were shot in the 40's and 50's along 7th Ave. In other words, right along my normal route.

Granted, the shootings ocurred after I had passed through but one of them was early enough that, on any other night, I might have been there.

That's fucked up.

On a side note, the desire to continue the drama with "the twins" is gone. I was going to take pictures of my hands, with gloves and without, post em for Trent, and talk about how my twins were refusing to let me go back to my normal life with my wife and kids but, well, to be totally honest, I just don't have it in me.

I've lost my sense of humor and my sense of fun.

The work and the stress of finishing this shit on time is, for the first time in my life, weighing down on me. It's an odd feeling and I'm trying to figure out how best to understand and deal with it.

13 comments:

Trenton said...

Well, one sure fired way is to send the twins over to me. It'll solve both our problems!! :D

And besides, I won't be shy about posting pics of them in all kinds of compromising positions either. LOL!!

Trent :-)

Floogin McNoogin said...

Um, Trent, reread the post. I admitted my hands were the
the twins. Wait, dude, you hitting on me?

Someone You Don't Know said...

That was hilarious. I must say, you had me thinking it was real...re-reading your posts from the past few days....lol. The bit where you said the twins were practically attached to your wrists.
Genius.

Floogin McNoogin said...

thank's for seeing the humor in it. thankfully, one of you did.

Even after explaining it to y'all, I'm getting comments (not publishing them) that are calling bullshit.

Someone You Don't Know said...

Seriously?

Well, i thought it was very funny. It's like watching the Sixth Sense and then watching it again, seeing all the clues that you missed the first time around.

Really good.

Don't get too stressed out over work. Try meditation :-)

Floogin McNoogin said...

I had actually mapped it out. Was going to have the twins put too much salt in my food, throw drinks on me etc.

Sadly, the stress of the office got to me first.

Trenton said...

Umm, I need to go reread that.. Missed it entirely... How the hell did that happen!!

I know I'm prolly gonna look back at this and laugh at it, but right now I'm questioning my sanity.

'Scuse me while I go reread this.

Trent :-|

Trenton said...

Having reread it, I must admit that I missed the "taking pics of my hands" part. Joke's on me I guess...

I'm never gonna live this down, am I?

Trent

Floogin McNoogin said...

You won't hear a peep out of me Trent. You have to live with that knowledge and that, alone, is punishment enough.

youknowwho said...

Can I borrow the twins? I hear they are super fun and a gret time is promised by both.
:P j/k ;)

With that said. Hang in there it is almost over and you will get thru it. Plus the wifey and kiddos are home soon! Woohooo! :D

Floogin McNoogin said...

I'm really hoping you're not a dude because, if you are, you're asking me to do things that I don't do.


Unless you're paying

Trenton said...

Did ya miss the "j/k" in their post above yours Floogin? :P

Oh, and living with the knowledge that I misread something is easy. What's NOT easy is that I made the mistake in the first place.

Regardless, I learned one thing. Don't stop following your gut when ya get a hunch. I called BS from the start, but retracted after 3 posts. LOL

Although I guess you technically weren't lying... they ARE identical, after all! HAHA!!

Trent :-)

Floogin McNoogin said...

Just messing with you.