Some like the city I think it’s shitee

4/16/09

So much for our yard sale. The weather prediction is snow for the next four days. That’s freggin wonderful. This was the perfect weekend to have this yard sale as the Rockies are out of town and we had nothing else going on.

Now I’ll have to do have this sale the weekend the Rockies are in town. I’ll find a way to do this and not miss the games.

The reason for the big sale, the wife and I are done with the Denver Metro area. I hate cities, I hate traffic, and I hate having more sheet than I know what to do with.

I’m at the point in my life where I’m deciding which stuff is actually important to me. I think it’s funny how you spend you whole life accumulating crap so when you die someone else can pick through it and keep what they like and sell the rest.

That’s not going to happen with us, we are going through our belongings and deciding what to keep and what to toss, sell or give away.

Why do people buy new stuff anyway? What’s the difference in functionality with a new dresser vs an older used one? There is none. You buy the “new dresser” to go with the “new house” and your new curtains. I mean what would people say if they walked into your new house and saw old furniture right? F’ck that way of thinking.

That’s what I’m escaping, I just can’t take it anymore. I’m f’kin done. Simple is just better. I don’t need new stuff, I just need stuff that works and serves it’s purpose. It’s not a popularity contest to me.

Most of my life I’ve been a quiet man. I’m extremely shy and you have no idea how hard it is for me to put on my Ranter hat and Jersey and walk around Coors Field like I own that F’kin place. I do it because it is my balance in life. 

The Rockpile Ranter is 100% me,  but it’s me with all the self-confidence in the world.

I try to be a good dad. I want my kids to grow up and say, my dad was hard, but he was cool and fair and he loved us. My kids are lucky, they get to do things that most kids dream of. They have a dad who at times is bigger than life and one who includes them in most of his adventures. 

 Tell your kids you love them every day even when they f’ck up. They need that re-assurance daily. 

Hunter took his pictures of his backstage tour of the Pepsi Center and of meeting Melo to school the other day. The kids said that the dude in the picture wasn’t Melo and that he was lying.. All my little guy wanted to do was share the excitement of his special day and other kids had to F’ck that up for him.  

Kids can be cruel to other kids. F’ck this city of Broomfield. f’ck his school.  My wife and I are home schooling and  going to teach our kids what the schools don’t. How to survive in a F-ked up world and be a good human being.

 I’m tired of mean people, I’m tired of phony people who do things so people will think of them in a certain way. I’m tired of gossip, I’m tired of working to pay “The Man”. I tired of living in a pre-packaged f’kin world.

Instant gratification isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Waiting for something adds to the excitement and the enjoyment. Don’t believe me,… put something on layaway.  

 I hate the fact that I have a cell phone on me at all times.

Growing up in a little town can suck at times but the people are “Real”. When they talk to you they genuinely care and take interest in what you’re saying.mainstreet1.jpg

The Broncos, Nuggets and the Rockies are the only thing that made living in the Denver Metro area bearable for me. Catching the games from the mountains won’t be that hard because I’ll just head to the game from work on most days so I’m already close to Coors Field.

In six weeks I’ll be living in a little cabin in Nederland Colorado with my wife and two kids and three pugs. It’s 900 square feet, with a wood burning stove and I can’t wait. This yuppie, got to have the newest thing, mine is better than yours, is that a blackberry?, foo foo cappuccino, that’s not Melo community can officially kiss my pearly white ranting asss.

On a baseball note :) Rockies play the Dodgers tomorrow in LA. Jorge De La Rosa 0-1 is the starting pitcher. C’mon Jorge, I want to see you make Manny Ramirez look like chump.

            Don’t worry about me, I’m just trying to stay sane in a crazy f’ked up world.  

                                    Peace to you my friends, Go Rockies…D


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11 Comments

D – I’m sorry the kids were so mean to Hunter. But not all kids are like that. In my second grade class – opening week – I had one little boy who went to the Red Sox game and one was at the Celtics game (same night) and the next day the kids loved hearing about the games. Tell Hunter to keep trying – they are plenty of kids who would LOVE to hear about it! I wish you and your family well as you move on to the next phase of your lives; on your journey. Not all of us out here are so bad – so don’t forget about us. Peace my friend!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hey D,
I feel you on all that.
That totally sucks about the kids at Hunter’s school. It never ceases to amaze me at the cruelty of the human race.
Wish it were me moving out of the ‘burbs……… some day.
Hang in there.

JULIA-I think I know the good ones from the bad. I’ve been in this area a while now it’s never grown on me. I like the way you put it “the next phase in our lives”. I’m so ready for the transition.
R-LUV-House warming in July, sometime when the Rockies are not in town. Will you make it?…D

D, you already know kids act that way out of jealousy. Just because your son met Carmelo and his “friends” didn’t, they got jealous of the cool gifts he was awarded, as well as meeting him and asking him a few questions. The important thing is Hunter knows he talked to Melo for five minutes, and the few people around him do too, baring as witnesses. Plus, with your photo and video surveillance, it’s proof that Hunter met one of the greatest kids to play the game of basketball. I’m sure you already have, but please tell Hunter not to get down in situations like these. It’s not worth it.

- Donnie
http://donnieanks.mlblogs.com/

D – my husband would probably like to join you! Lately he is constantly saying he wishes for less stuff, less house maintainence, less worrying how the yard compares to the neighbors’, etc. Although he’d prefer to move to a Caribbean island rather than the mountains. :-) Unfortunately I’m still in my “material girl” phase – I like my stuff. I have to agree with Donnie, the reason those kids acted like that is pure jealousy; adults can be that way too. True friends would be happy for you; ones who act like that are not the ones you want as friends anyway.
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

I think you need to go find that Youtube video of George Carlin’s routine involving ” stuff”. Or maybe finds it in its complete state somewhere on the Internet.
It will calm the nerves and make you chuckle and smile before throwing it all away.
Seriously dude, you can do it you are the man.
Just relax and let the flow take you to the Garage Sale zone.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Hey D,
If I’m in the state I’ll be there. Might have to make an appearance in California for a wedding early part of July. Thanks for the invite!

Aww. . . I’m sorry, Hunter! I teach 3rd grade, and yeah, sometimes stuff like that happens. More often than not, though, my kids are excited to hear cool stuff like Hunter’s awesome adventure last week, and to see pics. I’m sorry Hunter’s in a class that’s not like that. :(

Good luck in your move. Sounds awesome!

Hey bro. I recognize the the town in that picture. that building on the right with the red awning is a dead give away.

Judging by all the traffic on the street I would guess it to be rush hour, about 5PM on a Wednesday.

The weather and greeness on the trees indicates that the date is somewhere between May 24th and June 9th.

Oh and welcome to the wonderful world of thrift stores and grocery outlets. I don’t think I’ve bought anything new for quite some time now. Not when people throw away such nice stuff. I just bought like 3 pairs of shorts, and 4 shirts at a place call Thrift Town for $18. Same clothes in a department store would be about $150.

It took me awhile to adopt that mindset but once you do, you look around and at all the crap people spend their money on, shake your head, and say “Why?”

Hey Dean, only you and mom and dad would be able to recognize that town. You are so right on your last paragraph about the stupid stuff people think they need…D

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