Barack Obama, our president, sent me an email (see below). He was responding to a letter I wrote him. What a cool thing to receive. It was Barack Obama's inauguration, Martin Luther King Day and it was my birthday. I had good company.
Hi everybody! Welcome to another week in Paradise. This week has been kind of tough. You know, you have ups and downs when you're like this. I am getting better overall, but some things, like my vision, are a little upsetting. Actually, you know what? I'm going to talk about something else, because the thought of talking about my condition is kind of upsetting.
A friend of mine stopped by. He's a film producer. He and I agreed we should tape the adventure I'm going to partake in this October. It's pretty cool. We'll document my adventure as we go coast to coast (please click on the attached link). When you're like this, it's good to have something to look forward to.
I'm going to have my friend here pull out some random journals and we'll tell a few stories on what we pull out.
I'm going to tell some random stories. I would think about things when I was in the hospital. Here's a few stories. One day I was in the Caribbean and I was looking for locations. I always wore a hat and a long sleeve shirt to cover up from the sun. anyway, I was walking down to a beach carrying my Polaroid camera and all covered up from the sun. I walked down to the beach and started taking pictures. Then I stepped over someone. He was completely nude. I looked a little closer. I was on a nude beach. It didn't look so good. Here I am all covered up, walking down the beach with a Polaroid camera. Not a good look. For some reason, I was getting peculiar stares. Anyway, I got out of there pretty quick.
Another story or stories have to do with windsurfing and surfing. You know, my job was pretty stressful. I would often get rid of stress by windsurfing or surfing. It was a great way to unwind. There's nothing like being in the open ocean on a fiberglass board. You know, we'd get up to speeds like a jet ski full on out. All good until you wipe out. It was cool cause we would come up on big sea turtles, whales, sharks. There's lots of wildlife out there!
One other story I have or stories is I had to work my ass off to pay for my dream house. It was a great house. My friend here will include some photos of the house as I was building it. She will also include some cartoons. I don't have much else to report for this week. I'm going to make this a short one. I hope you have a good week. Oh, yeah! I found out that facebook is great for your birthday. I had many birthday wishes. Thank you all so much. And Happy birthday to my friends who are having their birthdays this week. That's all for now. I'll talk to you guys next week.
P.S. I'd like to dedicate this week's blog to my mom. I know I did it before, but I'm amazed at how much work she does. You really need someone to take care of you. Hell, it's either that or a nursing home. Talk to you next week. Love, B. Nice
Oh yeah, one other thing. I was going through the books and Paris kept coming up. Man it was cold in Paris a few years ago. I guess they're going through the same thing right now. But man, I remember, I had to go to the cafe just to warm up. My friend will include some drawings from my journal.