It's been a good ride so far!

Since I was just a kid all I have ever wanted to do was to make people laugh or just smile. As a child, an educator sent a note home to my parents. It read; If your son thinks he is going to get through life making people laugh he is in for a RUDE AWAKENING! He is not living up to his potential. WELL, I'M STILL NOT! But at this site you will at least see me try. From the heart, thank you for even being interested, it means the world to me. I always say, I have not a single fan but many a friend!



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shit Shirts are coming !

EVEN GARY COLEMAN LOVED HIS!  I just wanted to say thank you all so very much.  I can't begin to tell you how much it warms my heart to see someone wearing one of these shirts so proudly.  At the end of last week I announced on facebook that I have caved in and was placing a new order for shirts and that I was sorry that it took so very long to place a new order.  I was beginning to get threats like, "if I don't get a Jack Shit shirt soon, I am coming to Arizona and taking yours"!  Well, I only have one and I love mine, so out of pure fear, I am placing an order.  I had intended on placing the order on Monday but since I put up the post about ordering them, you guys have just blown up my mailbox with orders.  I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!  Truly, from the bottom of my heart.

For the longest time, I just sold them, took a pic with each person for the album and went on my way.  I really never told anyone what I did with the money from the proceeds.  Well one night, exhausted on facebook, I let it slip and the cat was out of the bag.  Once people found out what I did with the cash the orders sky rocketed.  For those of you who don't know, I'll tell ya now. 

My angel of a wife is just coming into her 11th year fighting her battle with Multiple Sclerosis and it is a battle that I would not wish on my enemies.  It is a slowly progressing disease that just eats away at your body and leaves very little left in the end.  It is what is known as an Auto Immune Disease, which in simple terms means that the disease causes her own body to attack her own body.  Her immune system is constantly at war with the rest of her body.  It is fighting to the death an enemy that doesn't really exist.  As in any war, there are many scars left and that is in fact what Sclerosis means, SCARS, Multiple SCARS.... 

As you may imagine, the costs of the meds and other treatments are crushing.   Right around the nine year mark of her having MS, we were trying to figure out why we had no money left.  We had moved to Az. with a couple hundred grand in the bank, where the hell did it go?  So while sitting outside on the patio we began to add up all the money that we had spent since she was diagnosed.  Well that explained where the money went!  At the 9 year mark, we estimated that we were close to 400 thousand dollars into it!  Can you imagine?  The real kick in the balls is that we have health insurance!  Her one medicine co-pay was $1200 per month and that was her CO-PAY!  Two months per year, she had to pay in full for it.  It wasn't long after moving to Az, that her ruthless insurance company made her co-pay that began at 400 bucks a month go up to 2000 bucks per month!  It is a crime. They wanted to cut her loose but couldn't just cancel her, so they beat her down through attrition.  They would hit her for a grand a month to have insurance and then the 2000 dollar co-pay until she just gave up.  Once you have a disease like this you will never, ever get insured again.  I'm sure throughout the healthcare battle you guys heard about Pre existing conditions and such right?   Well don't be fooled!  They say that no one with one can be refused coverage.  Well of course, if you are willing to pay 2500 bucks a month, you can have insurance.  The way the system is now, is that once you go without insurance, you will never ever again be covered or even be able to purchase it!  It's twisted!  So no matter what happens in America with all this health care SHIT, it really won't help anyone who is actually sick!

So when I say thank you for buying these silly t-shirts and the patches and stickers and such, I mean it from the deepest depths of my soul.  I don't want you guys to take this as a PLEA to buy shit, but take it for what it is, genuine gratitude!  Okay, since we are being totally honest here, sometimes I take her to P.F. Chang's as well, good food means good living and she loves her some Chang's!

So this afternoon, the shirt order goes in with a final count.  If you haven't ordered one, then hurry up and order five!  Okay, just kidding, but really I'm not!  Again, thank you all and I wish you all, my friends, a very HEALTHY and HAPPY 2011 and beyond.  No matter what we all face, make sure you face it head on with dignity and perseverance, never give up the fight.  Anything worth having is worth fighting for!

So now in closing, remember the rules.... once you get your shirt, take your pic and send it to me for the album.  I have some friends that take their Shit Shirts every where they go.  They find some strange, wild or spectacular place and take pics wearing it and send them to me..... and that makes me really honored and touched and just plain happy.  So get out there with your Shit Shirt and take some damn pics!  I am truly blessed to have so many amazing friends and you all know how I cherish friendship!


Here is an example of a photo taken in a strange and magical place!  Can you top this one?  Well I guess we will see now won't we?

6 comments:

  1. I will be sending some back to the peeps back home! THEY WILL LOVE IT!

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  2. Not only did I buy my shirt, have a pic taken that was a bit out of the ordinary, but I also donated to the MS Society here in Canada.
    I have a friend, neighbour & co-worker all with this terrible disease.

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  3. you rock! Every little bit helps. The problem is that there is no cause and with no cause there can be no cure!

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  4. it breaks my heart to hear about your wife Jack.
    I was a caretaker for someone for many many years, and I know how cruel that disease is.

    there is not one person with M.S. that is exactly like another...it is the most personal disease I have ever encountered...worse in that aspect then cancer!

    I hope you are getting any assistance you can, I hope you ( she ) is with the MS Society..
    and just getting any support she can.
    stress was the worst enemy to the one of mine,
    so yeah...Changs is great! ( smiley face right friggin here! )

    God bless the both of you, and best wishes for the two of you.
    take care.

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  5. damn, now I need to get me a shirt, cuz I know Jack Shit too!!

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