Ahhhh, back to normal. But, I didn't get any mystery guest photos (hint, hint....)
Anyhoodle, here are the secrets. None are mine.
1. This secret isn't exactly the salacious type that seem so prominent here, but here goes. in 1986, there was a military operation code named El Dorado Canyon. I wasn't a pilot or air crew member. My job was monitor and support. This mission was an air strike on Libyan targets in retaliation for a terrorist attack in Berlin. All targets were clearly military targets, but even so, there were some civilian casualties (collateral damage). During the raid, a school was hit and many children were killed. At that point in my life, I didn't have much love for Arabs, and I still feel very leery concerning them. When we hit our targets, there was a lot of cheering and high fives and general celebration. Even then, when we found out we had hit come civilian targets, my thoughts were.......big deal. They deserve it. It was sometime later when we found out that we had hit a school full of children, that it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have children and at that time, both of mine were very young. I couldn't imagine how I would feel and how the parents of those kids felt when they found out their little ones weren't coming home. I am tearing up, as I write this and it happened 24 years ago. It left a scar. Today, I have grandchildren, whom I adore and my wife and I also teach Children's Sunday School and Church. I think I have a very deep love for children, in part because I want to help give back a little of what was taken that day.
2. I think I have a jack-off problem. I still like jacking off in the carwash, but I also used to jack off while driving. Of course, it is incredibly stupid and dangerous, but, well, I was a young horny guy when I did this. Anyhow, I would drop trou while driving and just go for it. That part wasn't too bad but the, uh, finale is where things got dangerous. It's not a great idea to close one's eyes and go into spasming fits while driving. Add to that the problem of catching the man sugar so it doesn't get all over and it makes for potential disaster. So, kids, stick to jacking off in the shower, not in cars, m'kay?
3. I heard the song "Runaway" by Love and Theft the today. After listening to the lyrics, I realized it was describing me. It said "I'm sick of where I work, My boss is such a jerk, don't care if I get fired..." But I have people depending on me, so I cannot get fired. But I don't like my situation.
4. When I get an email or phone call from my boss, it usually ends up bad for me. For the first time in my career, I actually cuss (aka swear) and give the middle finger to the phone and computer monitor. Its my only outlet for now.