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I don’t know why they come down here.  Maybe it’s for the beach, the water, the liquor, or their just plain bored.  I know why I am here and that’s all that matters.  My wife is drunk again.  Blotto on pain pills trying to cook something she fished out of the cupboard.  I keep feeding her marijuana and sleeping pills.  Everything goes the way of the egg slicer.  We lost it 23 years ago in Oxford, Ms..  Now we lose things momentarily.  It’s call senility and sooner or later we all get it.  So if I drift of during this paragraph just relax and go with the flow.  I’ll get back to the story soon enough.
They come down here to pretend to have fun.  Their lives are so pathetic that a trip to the Mexican Riviera is like a redneck farting through silk.  It’s just plain painful to watch.  The 70’s hairdos and dew rags on these fat farts.  I mean come on.   You worked all your life for this gig?  Hanging out with indigenous people who hate you accept for your money.  Smiling in your face all the time they want to take your place…you know the rest.
But I am here for a reason… to take the women.  Yes, I will repeat it... to take the women.
I am that kind of man.  Let’s face it women dig me.  I have a certain sense of humor and style that women find attractive.  I’ve got skills.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m no pretty boy no GQ queen.  I am somewhere in between, safe yet bad.  You dig what I am saying my friend?  I wasn’t always this way.  But we will save that for later.  Right now it’s beach time.  Time to cruise the tourist and see what I can reel in for a sponsor for the evening. 
When I went to AA they told me I had to have sponsor.  I thought that was a brilliant idea especially if you were drinking.  Someone to buy me drinks.  And you know that works. When you’re down there with the rest of the earth in the dirt. 

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  1. Date: 1/30/2015 11:14:00 PM

    "I thought that was a brilliant idea especially if you were drinking. Someone to buy me drinks." This is an awesome little write!!! I particularly love how it begins. Very nice! ( : I enjoyed reading tonight. Always, Laura

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