California, I've tried to be your friend. I have. Is there anybody as loyal to you as I? I think not. Who was there for you when you got all rained out? Yep, that was me. I made the best of precipitation, and bragged how awesome you are anyway. I even took pictures to prove it. It's all right here in my post,
It Never Rains In Southern California! And, I'm always bragging about how beautiful your beaches are.
I share you with everyone I know. I get the word out. It's all about Home State love for me, you know that! My people, generations of us, we've been living our lives with deep appreciation and reverence for you. Remember this post? Want To Take A Walk With Me? I was all up and bragging about you there too. I'm just gonna tell you one thing California, and I'd appreciate it if you'd listen up. Friends rarely come as loyal and true as I do but, if you want to sustain a good relationship with me things have got to change. I'm your buddy. I'm your friend but, I can only take so much of this ration of poop you are doling out.
You and I both know that I've been trying to renovate my little cottage. It seems that you, (yeah you, Cali) have so many building codes, so many "cooks in the kitchen," if you know what I mean, that nobody is in charge. You keep changing everything up on me and it feels like this is just a one way relationship. I put my time, effort and money into you and get nothing in return. I'm making an investment of stewardship in you. I love you, I dig you, I'm in love with you for Pete's sake. And what do you do? You just take, take, take, until I barely have anything left. You are leaving me sad and alone and I feel depleted. How can you do this to someone who loves you so?
"Serendipitous,"now look like THIS. Tell me, is this any way to treat someone who loves you like I do? Is this okay under any circumstance?
Move My Dirt! You were full of promises then, weren't you? After all you are the Land of Milk and Honey, are you not? The Golden State?
I even let you come between me and my G O D D O G! Casualties of Remodeling. I did it all for you California. I believed you when you said you were, the Land of Opportunity.
Okay California. I think I've made my point. And now, because I'm just that kind of person, I'm going to give you a second chance to make good. I'm going to take the high road and climb right on up that ladder of opportunity. I will not give up on you. I'm going to pull myself up by the bootstraps, go down to that building department and beg, bribe, cry kick some city, big shot, as., until I get this situation sorted out. I'm going to fight for you with whatever energy I've got left. If I've got anything, I've got tenacity, and even though all I'm trying to do is improve and beautify my little space in your heart, you thwart me. If we just regroup, remember why we were here in the first place. I think we can get this relationship back on course. How about it California? Are you listening to me?!
22 Things I Know About Andy. Come on California; don't let me down; if you won't do it for me then, do it for Andy!
And to whomever the animal lover, advocator is who keeps feeding my big, fat, cat. STOP IT! I mean, thank you very much but, we feed him twice a day. Morning and evening we feed, water and love him up. This, no tail, 6 toed feline has absolutely no room for any extra calories. As you can see he is well satiated and suffoncefied.
Love you more than all the rules, regulations, blips, glitches, city employees and artsy architects in the whole world California. Now see me through.