An Invitation

So, it’s the last day
Of the Nano Poblano
Blog post a day
For the month of November
Although I didn’t post daily
Missed 3 days
I believe
But that’s not important
It’s that I joined in on the fun
Got to know you
Exchange thoughts
Read some cool posts
Be a part of something
And I’m looking forward
To doing it again next year
How’s that for an endorsement?
Some thoughts upon completion
While I didn’t like everything I wrote
I did it
It was more than a just a task
(Although some days it felt like a task)
It became a habit to write
And that’s more important
Because I had stepped away from daily writing
Because I considered not sharing
Because I had doubts
That I was good enough
All of which are ridiculous thoughts
So I must share that they were there
And I’m sure you were
In the same boat as me
So I want to thank you
For completing this Nano Poblano
Together with me
Thanks for the camaraderie
And though the task is complete
Let’s stay in touch
Write and respond
Well beyond the boundaries
And stay enjoying this bond
We now share

An invitation by Robert Rodriguez. November 30, 2017. 11:00AM

Shameless Plug

An hour long podcast
Is the end result
Including the planning of
Finding of
Cleaning of
Recording of
Creating of
This weekly Tuesday thing
“Gimme That” is the name
8pm the time
And the slogan
“The podcast where every record
played is for sale”
Which ended an hour ago
So that means
If I get started now
Next week
I’ll have another show
Nah really it doesn’t take that long
Usually
So I’ll start tomorrow

Shameless plug by Robert Rodriguez. November 28, 2017. 10:15PM

You Over Did It Holmes

Wasn’t going to tell you this
Because it’s embarrassing
Grown men
Aren’t supposed to do this
Friday night
Or any other night
So here’s comes the confession
Got drunk the other day
But not your typical drunkenness
Not your typical blowing off of steam
Too many drinks
Too fast
And everything went dark
Until the next morning
Open eyes
A friends place
Not quite sure how things transpired
But here
Was where things came to a beginning
The realization of
Shame and wonder
Of what was said
Of what was done
Along with a day long
Headache
Feelings of nauseousness
Sleep
Being lethargic
And shame
And wonder
What the hell
Happened
To this
Normally self aware
Responsible
Well mannered man beer man
You probably guessed it by now
Fuckin tequila

You over did it holmes by Robert Rodriguez. 11-27-2017. 11:55PM

With Blinders On

Came to the realization
That I missed a day
Only a few minutes after missing
A day without a post
But don’t feel badly
I don’t
Things were busy
Breakfast with mom
Then straight to work
And all the details
I’ll spare you with
When the the time struck
It was time to go pick her up
Take her to my brothers
For a pre Thanksgiving prep
As I leave
A text comes in
“Gobble gobble”
And I know exactly what it means
More records for me
Long time business associate
Who’s ready for me to pick up
One of my favorite things
Boxes of 45 rpm records
Vinyl
Music
My hobby turned business
I could bore you with the details
Of going through them
One by one
And how it’s
One of the most divine feelings
In my life
How my breathing gets heavier
I start to sweat
And my heart beats a little faster
Not knowing
What comes next
Will it be a box full of the same old stuff
Or possibly stuff I’ve never seen
Or the dream
A long time want
Like last year
When I could hardly believe
Finally
In my hands
After 24 years…
It’s mine!!!
I’ll spare you the boring details
Of how I checked 3 times
To make sure it was real
Texting my brother
“Look what I found!”
And him responding
“WOW! You’ve been looking for that forever. Congratulations!”
So the hours slid
Right through my fingers last night
When the clock struck 12
I realized
That I missed a day
With all the excitement
And anticipation
Of unearthing another
Potential long time treasure
Can you blame me?

With Blinders On by Robert Rodriguez. November 23, 2017. 10:08AM

Salud Jerry

You will be missed
You will be missed
Teary eyed
Just found out
And all I can think is
You will be missed
We met through music
But it quickly was friendship
Beyond just talking records
Your smiling face
Caring heart
A warm soul
And this wasn’t just with me
Mutual friends
Say the same
Got love for you friend
Through thick and thin
So many have love for you friend
You will be missed
You will be missed

Salud Jerry by Robert Rodriguez. November 20, 2017. 10:08PM