I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!

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“… that shite ain’t right Lawrence!!” – danistrulytheman

twas my comment during my online Air Miles chat!

… oh hell, here’s the complete transcript!

Welcome. You are number 6 in line. A specialist will be with you shortly. 
Lawrence has joined the chat session. 
Lawrence: Hello, welcome to AIR MILES Chat! My name is Lawrence, how can I help today? 
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: I used/took advantage of your promo; Use 95 points ($10) at Shell, and get 25 points. 
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: I’ve yet to receive my 125 points! 
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: I purchased the gas within the allotted time of the promotion… seems like a lifetime ago. 
Lawrence: Hi there Daniel, so sorry to hear, I know these types of Bonus miles can take up to 120 days to be posted to you from Shell and general get added in one lump sum after the promo period has past…Let me just see if I can get the details and dates of the promo just to see…One moment.

DANISTRULYTHEMAN: … that shite ain’t right Lawrence!!

Lawrence: I can understand, these miles are added by Shell directly and often times do get added quicker, its just that we need to allow the 120 days to pass before we can intervene on their behalf. I do see this Promo was offered by them in April. For promos like these everyone that participates gets the miles added at the same time. 
Lawrence: If for any reason the posting period passes and you do not see the 125 miles just connect with us here again and we will ensure anything missing gets posted on their behalf. 
Lawrence: I do understand 120 days is a longtime to wait, but rarely takes that long, I do see you qualified with 5 redemptions in April so the 125 miles should be posted from Shell soon.
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: so, sit and wait? you can’t step in and expedite giving me my points? 
Lawrence: No very sorry we can only intervene if the posting period has already past. 
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: … ok, how’s about throwing me an AIR MILES bone my way for my troubles? 
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: … will take what you offer, ain’t greedy!
Lawrence: As a one time courtesy since you took the time to contact us today about this I will post 25 miles to you on us….Just one moment. 
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: SWEET!! Mucho gracias, Lawrence!
Lawrence: LOL My pleasure Daniel, I have posted the 25 miles to you and you now have cash balance of 592 miles. Again, if for any reason Shell does not add the Bonus miles to you with in the 120 days just connect with us again and we will ensure they get posted as well 
Lawrence: Anything else I can look into for you in the meantime?
DANISTRULYTHEMAN: Nope, thanks for your help! Have a good night, and stay awesome Lawrence! 
Lawrence: You have a good night as well Daniel…Bye for now 🙂 
Lawrence has left the session. 
Thank you for chatting with us today!

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Florentino Free!!

Had time today, so drove down to say ‘hi’ to the old gang. Side note; nothing/nobody has changed… kinda depressing. Anyway, was fun seeing everyone, visiting… then suddenly Florentino appears, and first thing he says to me, “go get some food”, lol! AND, I never went overboard taking advantage of his generosity. Is a perfect amount, thanks my friend!



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you can count on me ’cause I will carry you till you carry on

anytime you need someone
somebody strong to lean on
well you can count on me to hold you till that healing is done
and every time you fall apart
you can hide here in my arms
and you can count on me to hold you till that feeling is gone

because you know that life ain’t over yet
I’m here for you so don’t forget
you can count on me
’cause I will carry you till you carry on


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had ya bumbling at, “hello, this is Dan”!!

… felt SOOOOO fucking GOOOOOD … stickin’ to my guns, havin’ ya at a loss for words!! Must say, so proud of myself; keeping my professionalism, my demeanor intact! Oh, and a Sohail shout-out; constantly pushing me, insisting I push too. Thanks, motherfucker!! Much love good friend!! 😎

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from the shit house to the white house!!

Talking ’bout my good friend *wink wink* Jeff R. (not his real name) and his newfound status. Kiss that crap goodbye, welcome to the high life! Well, ‘cept for that fucked up mess (def ain’t a pretty sight – I can personally attest) constantly sucking the life outta ya! I feel for you my brother! Soldier on motherfucker, soldier on!!

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you should know how it feels my friend

walking down this rocky road wondering where my life is leading
rolling on to the bitter end
finding out along the way what it takes to keep love living

now I’m on my feet again better things are bound to happen
all my dues surely must be paid
many miles and many tears times were hard but now they’re changing
you should know that I’m not afraid

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… almost forgot the best part!!

Jennie proudly has this pic displayed, tacked next to her work station/sewing machine. From where I was sitting, looking at her while she worked on my jeans, it was as if I was staring at two Jennies – double vision Jennies, lol. I finally had to say something, she smiled contently knowing that I took this picture, and said that many people frequently comment on it … “my friend took it, he’s Canadian”, she tells them, lol!!


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don’t arrange to have me sent to no asylum

I’m just as sane as anyone
it’s just a game I play for fun – for fun

well I’ve been living next to you my friend
but what kind of friend are you?
oh is it the beginning or the sorry end?
will I ever see it through?
now I’ve never been insane
oh what’s the game? Yeah I believe I’m dying

and don’t arrange to have me sent to no asylum
well it’s only a game I’m playing for fun
yeah I’ve been trying to fool everyone

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but we can get there if we try

it seems there’s something deep inside of you
and I can tell that you’ve been lonely
and you’ve had hard times too

cause we believed for nothing it seems
and now it’s shattered all apart and like a broken heart
it’s the end it’s a start

I don’t wanna talk about that anymore when there’s nothing going on and something should be done

and I wanna live if I have to die
if I have to die if I have to die

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new iOS 7

… downloaded iOS 7 yesterday evening. Took 6 hours to complete, thankfully it went off without a hitch. Funny how a new operating system transforms your phone into a completely NEW one. Still up in the air about the 5s … unsure if I’ll upgrade or not even though I’m eligible. My 4 is in incredible shape, 16 GB, and has a gorgeous hand crafted after-market exotic wood back to boot. Unfortunately, the person I was gonna sell it to (at a discounted friend’s price no less, lol) def won’t be buying it. She never knew a good thing anyways … even when she had it! Her loss!

… after midnight – screenshot after downloading. Love the new look! Yep, still kept the same pic – ain’t no quitter … know a good thing when I have (had) it!!


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Thanks Sohail, Jerry, … and Slash?!?!

… in that order (chronologically) … and of course Sohail specifically/personally … what a great friend/beautiful person you are! Thanks MoFo!! 😎


there’s a magic running through your soul

but you can’t have it all

walk away if you want to it’s ok if you need to
you can run but you can never hide
from the shadow that’s creeping up beside you

what ever you do I’ll be two steps behind you
where ever you go and I’ll be there to remind you

that it only takes a minute of your precious time 
to turn around I’ll be two steps behind

so take the time to think about it
walk the line you know you just can’t fight it
take a look around you see what you can find
like the fire that’s burning up inside me