With sema over, and The day-to-day stuff around the office returning to A normalstate of chaos, I was met with A disruption in my normal end of The year routine.
Since making the transition from Sport Truck to Mini Truckin', I havebeen wrapped up in going to more shows, spending a lot of time behind the camera, beating up and cursing at my keyboard a little more, and building trucks. I haven't faced the fact that my favorite show is gone. I don't know why I haven't thought about it before now. Maybe I was in denial or I just flat out didn't want to believe it, and my mind wouldn't let me deal with it. Whatever the reason, I now have to deal with it and theoutcome will probably be in some form of medication -just what I need, another addiction- and months of therapy.
For the first time in my minitruckin' life, I have no idea what I am going to be doing for New Years. As I sit and think about it, the only thing I can think of to compare it to would be a junky not able to get a fix. No matter where you live, there has been a show that has been a significant part of your life, as Resolutions has been in mine. We never stop to think about the day when it is no longer around. We tell ourselves when we miss a show; "Oh well, I'll go next year". Why? Because we haven't done that cool modification yet, or the truck isn't out of the paint shop? That doesn't mean that we have to miss out on the show. So what if we hear the question: "Hey man, where's the truck?" At least you were there, and if it turns out to be the last show, you were a part of it. On a side note, you will spare yourself from having to kick your own ass for missing it. If you don't, I am 90 percent sure that one of your friends will, and be right there telling you how much fun it was, and how you should have been there. To the point where it leads to friend drama. And friend drama leads to anger. And anger leads to ulcers. And ulcers lead to medical bills. And medical bills leads to more ulcers. You see the big picture? It could have all been avoided if you just went to the show in the first place. All I am trying to say is go to your local shows cause when they are gone, all that is left is the memories of years past or the feelings of missing out.
By the time you read this, we will be into the New Year, and I should almost be done with my therapy and on the road to rehab. For some reason I foresee it being in a straight jacket. Until next month.