•Rather than listening to views opposed to mine, I want reinforcement for those I already have. Why waste perfectly good biases? Does that mean I owe my “patterns of thought” to that prominent uncle, caveman Troy (T.) Rex? … hang on, I’m getting back to cage fighting…
•I’m convinced I disagree with Rush Limbaugh’s viewpoints even though I’ve never listened to one of his complete radio broadcasts … It’s not so much a political statement as it is an unwillingness to trade “Old Time Radio” episodes… Gunsmoke, Johnny Dollar, The Lone Ranger …
•Cage fighting…I knew I’d get to the point in my familiar circuitous way… did I like it? Not sure. There was more pageantry than I expected with the contestants and their entourages making dramatic entrances…less visible violence in the first three fights because most of the action occurred on the floor, hidden from the spectators… more violence than I expected in the fourth fight because most of the action was while standing.
•I think I’m glad for the experience…just not ready for Rush Limbaugh yet. Hi Ho Silver.
•Who decides when the era of the “layered look” is over? A man (and a duck… no wait…different story) walked into a San Francisco restaurant wearing a shirt, sweater, suit, sport coat and overcoat…quit it, quit it… I’m just jealous because I would look like a beach ball… ok, better story with the duck.
•I’ll accept the crown and make all fashion decisions… so, any guy wearing his pants below the meridian must go the final 10 inches and wear them around his ankles… displaying his shortcomings to one and all… alright the image is coming in way too clear… forget the display… let’s just make ‘em wear suspenders, pulled up tight.
•After the recent storms, I saw an alligator in the Sacramento River eddies behind my house… Cherry rolled her eyes, Cuddles yawned and the woodpeckers hee-hawed. Someday I’ll be vindicated with the headline “Rogue alligator discovered behind Doug’s House”
•I’m the last one you should ask if I’ve had one too many.
•I’m coming to the conclusion I’m a senior trapped in a senior’s body.
•Almost…I invested in Olds instead of Apple… 8 track instead of DVD… BVD instead of R. Lauren…
•Not sure what to do about shaving today…mustache back as but a shadow of it’s former bushy self… white stubble battling black whiskers past… I know… I’ll procrastinate until tomorrow… and beyond?
•I gently tease about living in the past but recent senseless headlines have reminded me yet again that it’s ok to visit the past and it’s good to plan for the future but the only significant time is this very instant…
•Hug your child… call a friend…make someone smile.
Doug Mudford is a lawyer and partner at Barr & Mudford, with an emphasis on serious personal injury. He may be reached at Barr & Mudford, 1824 Court St., Redding, 530.243.8008. Send questions for “That Lawyer Guy” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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