In my last blog post, which was way too long ago, basically, all I did was bitch. This blog is more of a pity party, and I'm sorry for that. But in spite of all that, this last year... the pandemic year still feels like one of the best years of my life.
Good thing no one reads it anyway...
First, thankfully, no one in my family has died from CoVid. My stepdad got it, but he beat it (wear a mask, they work). Secondly, I got to see history being made as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected as president and vice president. I am a liberal and I couldn't be prouder to see the first black female vice president in our history. It's an amazing thing for my daughters and my family to see. I think she and Joe can do amazing things.
Safe In Austin, an Animal Rescue took 10 baby piglets our potbellied pigs had (they made sure they will always be safe, not food). We were extremely grateful for that. We were able to get several of the feral cats on our property fixed, and I am grateful to Fix West Texas for that (but now they can't take the county voucher, so it was good while it lasted). I'd love to become an animal rescue myself (we have several unused acres) but have no idea how and getting help is expensive.
I'm proud that I have stood up for my beliefs in creating these stores.
- In addition to making funny and meaningful items, I am proud that I have stood for LGBT rights and humanism in my WildjourneyShirts Etsy Store.
- I have stood up for Democrats and Human Rights (including BLM and LGBT rights) in my LiberalbyDesign Etsy store.
- I stood for a belief that we can support Good Cops and Black Lives in my Find The Good - Do Both Store (even though it hasn't made a sale - and Google rejected it and won't tell me why)
I opened a CBD website and it felt good thinking I might be able to help people. Then I found out how hard and expensive it is to advertise.... but it was a good feeling for a while.
My wife and I got to be in a movie. Me as an actor and her as an extra. It is a low budget Horror movie but I got to do two things I have always wanted to do in my life - Act and Entertain People. It was incredible. I met some of the best people in the world. The movie is called Country Club, the trailer should be ready in February or March (I'll share it if I'm allowed). Join the Facebook group for the movie by clicking here. I even got my own IMDB page Buddy Fazzio, but I can't afford to edit it...I was asked back if we get to shoot a sequel though.
After the movie I felt so creative... and that was good for a while. I started writing a little more. I almost got an article picked up by Huff Post. They still have it, so maybe someday they will run it.
And I've written half of a script. It's a horror movie also, but definitely not low budget. But I am afraid I'll never finish it now.
I also have an idea I think could change the world, save energy and maybe even make us all a little healthier, and I have no way to do anything with it and I am pretty sure I never will. I have lots of other ideas also, maybe I can put them in my will. (honestly, I bet there are a lot of people who have world-changing ideas and never get to see them realized)
I little braver and I could have been a PT Barnum, Mark Twain, or even an older fat George Clooney (I don't know why I picked Clooney, he is just someone I find immensely amazingly talented).
I little more focused and I could have been an Elon Musk or a Mark Cuban,
Imagine being a 53-year-old fat guy with missing teeth and getting to dream again for a little while.I'm just a truck driver and an oil field worker.
Tomorrow I go back to driving a truck. 12-hour shifts. No real life.