Saturday, December 27, 2008

season's freaking greetings....

I had it in mind to do a little blogging Saturday morning, however, after being held up at gunpoint last night, with every sip of beer my resolve dwindles. I thought I could work through it but I need to disengage for a while longer.

I was surprised at how calm I was at the moment, but as the adrenaline wears off and the thoughts and emotions start swirling, it all gets to be a bit disorienting.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I'll see you, in force, on Monday.

11 comments:

airport_whiskey said...

That's unbelievably awful. I've had a gun pointed my way in the past, (twice) and there is no feeling quite like it. Just kind of a dull ache in the bottom of your stomach. I've never been robbed though, so I can only imagine that it is like the above only an order of magnitude more traumatic.

I hope you have a much, much better New Year, and stay safe.

Peace.

Deirdre said...

Held up at gunpoint?? Bloody hell! You poor thing!

Alan Evil said...

Happened to me this year, too. How long did we live in New Orleans without being robbed at gunpoint?

Guy said...

Holy Crap! I hope you are ok!

John M. said...

Thanks everyone, I'll be fine, if not a little bit more cautious.

All those years in New Orleans, never held up once. Twice in 8 years in Savannah. It still sucks the second time around.

madamjujujive said...

Yikes, that is horrific! Glad you came away from that encounter physically unscathed. Wishing you a vastly improved new year...

John M. said...

McNutty's variation #5: That which does not kill us makes us freakin' paranoid.

Thanks. This year has been interesting... in a Chinese proverb sort of way!

G said...

My sympathy. Hope you can clear your head and shake of the paranoia.

John M. said...

I appreciate it.

Luckily, it hasn't really degraded into paranoia... it's more like... enhanced sensitivity and vigilance in regard to personal safety in an urban environment.

hl said...

ouch

John M. said...

There was a shooting and three more armed robberies within a few blocks of my place on Tuesday.

These things happen in waves, usually one guy or a small group. They get greedy, get caught and then it calms down again.

They use the K-9 units to track them by their adrenaline. Hard to hide once they get your scent.