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Entry: "The story of Thing and Thang."

Recently a lot of my friends have been blogging about personal issues and personal relationships, so I may as well open up with something personal too
(all names have been changed to protect the guilty)

Me and “THING
Several months ago I decided to change my style up some, get a new attitude, knamean? I decided, the frink with it, if I'm going to do, then I'm going to do it. I'm going to stop being so …so…status quo. I had gradually been getting tired of "THING". Sure over the years I had developed a sort of love / hate relationship with “THING”. In fact, my wife even accused me of loving “THING” more than I loved her on several occasions. I tried explaining to her that I spent so much time and attention on “THING” because it made me feel like I could do anything, like I was somebody…But as all good things do, I knew it was all eventually going to end. I mean the feeling that I got when I was able to get “THING” to open up to me without having to coax and beg was incomparable, but I yearned for so much more, something fresher and exciting. I was afraid to let "THING" go because I wasn't ready to realize my own potential at that time. I had become resigned to the way "THING" would sometimes freeze up on me at the slightest touch. Often my repeated attempts to coax “THING” into doing what I wanted ended with me frustrated and “THING” unresponsive. That was so dam annoying and made me want to get into a new groove even more. The straw that broke the camels back for me so to speak, came one night early this year. I had spent the entire evening getting deep inside of “THING”, everything just seemed to be clicking…the mood, the atmosphere…the whole ambience of the moment held me in it’s grip. I was feeling very much like I was on the verge of a major breakthrough. I had spent at least six hours giving it my everything, (yeah I gots stamina) every ounce of me was in the effort. This was going to be the culmination of every dream of mine…Then at the most critical stage of what I was doing, “THING” just frinkin quit on me. Yep, shut down on me completely. Left me hanging. Greggy don’t like to be left hanging like that. I hate being clowned, knamean? So as far as I was concerned it was over, time to move on.

Me and “THANG
Shortly after that I heard about "THANG". It was through another friend of mine...It was love at first heard...LOL. “THANG” wasn’t cheap though. In fact, I lie to you not, me axe just plain couldn't afford the time, that is. But by then I had worked so much out of "THING" that it was time to move on, or risk becoming stagnant and dull. I had to find a way to accept that although "THING" had been very good to me, in fact was always there for me even until the end, "THANG" was willing, ready and able to step in to fill the bill for this need I was searching and longing for. After doing some good ole detective work and establishing that 'THANG" could be had by me and although it would still cost m a brother, I had decided to flip the script on "THING" and go get what should have been mines from the get go. I scraped together the loot that I knew it was going to set me back and when the time was right I made my move. I am so glad that I did. Since then and to this day everything is new to me, everything has changed, I can see clearly now the rain is gone...and I don't even hold and anger or hate towrds "THING".

But after much thought, a brother feels rotten for his deeds and seeing as how I hate keeping awful secrets or participating in cover-ups, I have to expose the names of those involved…

You see boys and girls, "THING" was my CORELDRAW Version8 graphics software that I was working to death, or rather was working me to death, and "THANG" is my COREL GRAPHICS SUITE Version12 that I'm flowing with now....and indeed all is good.

what?..huh? My brothers and sisters, *looking shocked* I think you were expecting something scandalous weren't you?

Y'all some reality show freaks fa sure!….LMAO!
Have a great wknd everyone!

6 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


on Monday, August 23rd, 2004 @ 02:30 PM EST
A~ said

I grinned through the whole thing and thang, knowing where you were going with this! You are a trip!
big grin and so clever

again I beg to differ...a trip is defined as : " a journey, a travel from one point to another..." I my friend am neither! LMAO


on Sunday, August 22nd, 2004 @ 07:48 AM EST
Claudia said

You had totally lost me, lol. Until I got to the very end. Have fun with your Thang-A-Lang, LOL

hehehe...grinnzzz again! I'm going to work this thang to death smile


on Saturday, August 21st, 2004 @ 09:07 PM EST
Art4SouL said

You nut I thought you were talking about your computer too. LOL Well you have fun playing with Ms. Thang greggy make lots of pretty pictures for us wink

Hey...sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you are!


on Saturday, August 21st, 2004 @ 07:08 PM EST
Meadow said

Aren't you the wackiest razz I have new software that my computer refuses to recognize crazy A video driver glitch that leaves me with $250. worth of useless sitting on my desk. At least you are clever enough to make yours work for you. Your computer graphics will soar now with your new package, good energy to your artistic muse!

A pox on the video driver glitch demons nestling your way, hey I aint wacky!! Crazy maybe, but certainly not wacky..LMAO


on Saturday, August 21st, 2004 @ 06:45 PM EST
Carla said

razz I'm with Cheryl, I thought you were talking about a computer. Because I didn't think you call a human a thing or a thang... LOL

Actually I was thinking of doing one on my computer ailments at first but then switched up at the last moment


on Saturday, August 21st, 2004 @ 04:27 PM EST
Cheryl said

confusedYes, I was fooled. I thought you were talking about your pc. But it's all good. Now you have a new play "thang"!
Thanks for the complements Greggy. I'll be by to see the new look soon.

Yeah Cheryl, it was worth a giggle or two though...hehehe