Tuesday, May 14, 2013

He Stopped Loving Beer Today

When I die, I'll need someone to sing this at my funeral:

He said I'll love you 'til I die
Beer told him you'll forget in time
I watched the years pass slowly by
Beer still preyed upon his mind

He kept a cold one by his wall
Got half drunk now and then
But he still loved beer through it all
Hoping he'd never run out again

They found some Dixies by his bed
Dated 1992
He had written out in red
Damnit beer I love you

I went to drink beer with my friend today
Oh but I didn't see no tears
He was all dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him without a beer

He stopped loving beer today
Friends poured 40 ouncers on the ground
Soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving beer today

You know beer came to see him one last time
Oh, we all wondered if beer would
And it kept running through my mind
Well, this time he's over beer for good

He stopped loving beer today
They placed some beers inside his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving beer today

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Decision Day on May Day

Today is May 1, which is not only May Day, but it is also "Decision Day" as high school seniors across the country finalize their university choice. My daughter Kalypso in the end decided to go to the school hated most by people in Louisiana: the University of Alabama. As Kalypso is a National Merit Scholar, they recruited her heavily to be in their Honors College. She believes she wants to study Mechanical Engineering. To me what she majors in is of no concern. I'm just happy she's got such a great opportunity in front of her. Me, I was not mature enough at 18 to succeed in something like an Honors College. We wish her luck. The first year will be especially challenging. I'm thankful that it's not too far away, and there is an Amtrak train that runs daily between Tuscaloosa and New Orleans.