Thursday, June 22, 2006

His Latest Addiction

In short, my brother almost went to jail for ten years but for the grace of God. It all hinges upon the mood of the judge, and a host of other factors, but the former trumps all the latter. He got 90 days in rehab, but after 30 they let him go to work during the days. Now he is on anti-depressants to keep him more even, which takes the place, hopefully, of the drugs, which were needed before to bypass the extreme lows.

Now he has a new addiction. The Gym. I work out too. Once or twice a week, sometimes none. I won't be competing anytime soon. My bro however is going five times a week, and according to him, is getting "ripped." I just hope he forgives me for all those merciless tickle sessions. Piano. That was the biggie. Oh, and Wonder Punch. Piano involved pinning him on his back, straddling his chest so that his arms were trapped at his sides, then poking at his chest like piano keys, while merrily singing the Meow Mix commercial jingle. Wonder Punch was a clever derivative of a cartoon that nobody has heard of called Wonder Bug. I do this to my children today actually. It's a fancy name for a twisty fist in the belly.

But I digress. My brother told me to go to a health store for "herbal supplements", which he claims will help me along quicker. I'm reminded of one of my new expressions from Madagascar: Smile and wave boys, smile and wave.

Well, at least it's legal.

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

I'm betting your brother has an addictive personality and I'm hoping that this new addiction keeps his hold over him vs. the other. Just don't let him get too big - tell him it's most unattractive to women. ;-)

Good luck to him!

Flood said...

Sometimes people just have to do, do, do, so they don't have to think. Sometimes introspection hurts.

It's funny how kids raised in the same family turn out to be so different.

Jaye Wells said...

First of all, Piano sounds hilarious for everyone except the keyboard. Nice touch with Meow Mix.

Second, working out has been shown to be effective with depression issues. So maybe it will help him.

mr. schprock said...

Well, if you're going to have an addiction, this is the sort of addiction you want.

I'm glad he didn't have to go to jail.

Bailey Stewart said...

I'm with Kathleen - sounds like an addictive personality. And you're right, at least this one is legal.

jason evans said...

"...while merrily singing the Meow Mix commercial jingle."

I was ROLLING on that one!! That's the kind of thing to drop into a story. I'd bet no one else on Earth could write that scene.

trinamick said...

Ours was Typewriter, not Piano. I could never read music. :P

Jada's Gigi said...

Once an addict...always an addict?? Those obsessive personalities come in all sizes...so if the gym works for him its better than lots of things he could be obsessive over....its a good thing...me, I drink iced tea like its going outta style...lol
I hope my sister has long forgotten the tickle torture I subjected her to....but I doubt it...haha

Toni Anderson said...

Well I guess that is a good news post :)

Hope it keeps him off the other stuff.

Gina said...

Very mature of your bro to channel his obession thus. Good on him!

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

I used to execute a similiar manouvre to 'Piano' on my brother.

It was never pretty.

Scott said...

In general, I'd like to say thank you for supporting what my brother is doing. I worry that he is addicted to anything, but everyone here has a good point to make. Working out is good. It's just the suppliment thing--more drugs.