A real watchstander!!!

Well, like alot of folks around here, I tape stuff on my DVR…that thing is freakin awesome dont ya think.  Right now I have Irwin Allens’  Towering Inferno taped, by far one of my favorite movies. Its right up there with The Godfather, The Good the Bad and the Ugly,  Hang’ em High and High Plains Drifter.  Which brings to today’s god damn point.  No doubt in my mind I am getting too old for this job.  At 39 I am least a few older then most of the pups and right up there with others that are either retiring or moving up.  Today was a banner day, I assigned one on the young pups a watch and just so happens he also has a watch on Sunday.  Now coming up I would have gotten a “Go stand your watch and do as you are instructed to do”.  No, No, this one had to bring up no less then 3 people to plead his case.  I am not someone that changes course, when the plan has been put out and everyone agreed to it.  So I didnt change the watch and he is standing the first watch as I write.  The problem is the young uns coming up today have no concept of paying dues and earning your work ethic.  Oh No, this was well why do I have to do it there are other people that can.  I was so fucking pissed off,  also had the PRT today, and all the bullshit with the watch was ingrained in my head.  Dont think I did well, I passed just not what I wanted.  I’m tellin ya,  terminal leave and house hunting leave cannot get here quick enough.  The best times on this job is when you are coming up, you have responsibility but you get to question it sometimes and most folk just brush it off to learning.  Is civilian life really all is cracked up to be. 

I am already at work when this happens!!


 The little things,  getting up in the morning at a reasonable time NOT AT THE ASS CRACK OF DAWN..or most days and hour before.  Why anyone would work everyday at 0600 is beyond me.  19 years old, okay yeah I was down, 39 uhhh NO.  Not that its a good idea but being able to tell the boss that he or she is the biggest jackoff you have ever met.  I quit…Here’s my plan. Get a job at MCDONALDS, work there for a little while you know to belay suspicion. 

Hey asshole get a haircut, look like a man for once in your life!!


Then one day when its really busy, turn off the store power then pop rivet the power box shut.  Then of course tell the manager (whose is probably so 20 yr old whose calls me Pops and is working his way through business school, only he hasnt told mom and dad he has not enrolled yet, cause he digs his job and him and his 17 yr old dropout girlfriend are going on the skating circuit.  “Hey dad Theresa is pregnant by the way, can we stay here”)  I QUIT you fucking  justin beiber wannabe turd.  “By the way move your scooter so I can get my truck out”  Asshole young kids.  You probably know one or two like that,  In my mind way too many of those turd burglers walking around.  But yeah I had a shit day,  but I am starting to feel better, I think I will head to the theatre and watch the rest of the Guns of Navarone.  Dont you dare say that was before my time…just a quick lousy day thought….

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Happy Mothers Day 2011

My Wife Penelope's Ma

Well,  With Mothers Day tomorow it gets me to thinking about how great my mother actually is.  I will be the first to tell you that, I have not always been the best son.  I see things my way and think I am right all the time.  Let me tell you about the Zman’s mother.  She is heaven sent, yes sir right from the big man himself.  I know right out the gate she doted on me, and I was the apple of her eye.  I cant remember a time when I was younger when MOM didnt bend over backwards to make sure I was happy and content.  I remember the time she took me to see the Lone Ranger, she hated it but it was to make me happy.  Of course when grade school came around, we would go to Friendly’s in the morning before school.  To the best of my knowledge I was the only child (I have 3 older brothers) she did this with.  Did I mention there were days when Mom said I didnt have to go to school and YEAH DAD never knew.  My Grandmother (her mother) made the best tuna fish for me and used to say “I made this special for you, so dont tell your brothers”  and then winked at me and sent me on my way.  Mom always made sure I had some money in my pocket when i was younger even If it emptied hers.  Mom would go to the wrestling matches at the Garden and fake like she liked it, but it was for her families enjoyment.  There was the time when she bought some tickets, to go see some plays and musicals on Sunday to get some culture in me.  My mom let me have my first beer (ooops not suppose to say that..Orlando, Fla Disneyworld trip) once again no brothers just Mom, Dad and me.  Do you see a pattern here.  Mom had very humble upbringing, and after much hardwork became a great no I mean an OUTSTANDING school teacher.  Mom overcame a fear when she had to be by my side when I got sick.  Mom is about I think is THE BEST person I know.  I am truly blessed by our heavenly father to have her as my mother.  I can only hope I have lived up to her expectations and make her as proud of me as I am as proud to call her MOM. Just a quick I love my MOM thought…

Mom and me a few years back

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Highway’s Thoughts on Education!

Pay them what you owe them!!

GUEST BLOGGER  –  HIGHWAYMAN   – From time to time he is going to pipe in with his thoughts.  He can also be found on Facebook at (Matt Mc) without further ado I present>>

Today I had begun to think of all the layoffs in our school system here in New York. And one thought came to mind, I am so sick and tired of hearing how it is the teachers fault, when in fact the fault lies with the school administrators and the taxpayers. Yes most taxpayers are guilty folks simply for the reason they feel well the high taxes keep out the undesirable element and riff raff. Now how true is that scenario?.   Myself I think that most folks are blind to the fact that the higher the school taxes the more folks leave the island.  I heard a saying a while back how Long Island is going to end up looking like Detroit,  burned out buildings, abandoned store fronts and a soaring crime rate.  Funny our county executives and our legislators do not think so, but how intelligent are these nitwits anyway?.  Funny all these school cuts I hear about don’t affect the kids? Well ladies and gentleman they do.  When we make budget cuts all programs are cut, so as I say I think it is time to stand up to these bullies and let our voices be heard for let us save our teachers jobs and our children’s rights to a good education and lastly a decent place to raise our youngsters in the years to come…Highway concludes..

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