Thursday, December 25, 2008

Next time, Johnny

Well, Johnny didn't show up at noon today at the Lost Dog Cafe. The last time I laid eyes on the lad was about four years ago, I think. The last time I heard his voice was about three years ago, I guess. I last received any communication from him in the summer of 2006, when he sent me a short letter asking me to provide for his full college tuition and fees for all four years, which I did. He was 18 then. He'll be 21 next month. Weird how he uses me like an ATM yet treats me like a rabid dog. His principles, if he has any, must be very conflicted.

I'll be there at noon on your Birthday, John. Hope to see you then!

In the meantime, Merry Christmas everybody! Here's a picture of my work noontime running group standing in front of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse earlier this month. (B, yours truly, M.)


Kelly said...

Well, I hope you made the best of the holiday anyway.
Merry Christmas.

Susan said...

Sorry about that.

Beautiful tree! I bet that 2 years from now I'll be in DC for my profession's national convention. we'll hook up! Although you'll have to consider our run a walk, since you are much, much faster than me!

Christie said...

I hope things get better. Merry Christmas, Peter.

Black Knight said...

I am very sorry but I am sure that the things will go better in the next future. Merry Christmas Peter.

Just_because_today said...

He has principles, some of your principles are in him. He has not found them yet but they exist in him.
Don't give up. Don't lose hope.

Petraruns said...

I am so sorry to hear this.

I hope you had a good Christmas this year nonetheless and wish you all the best for 2009 - on and off the road!

Sunshine said...

Best wishes for interesting surprises, unexpected blessings and lots of good running in your New Year!