Happy Fourth Anniversary – Part 2

I’m sitting here in my big, comfortable, black leather poppa chair, and on the left arm of the chair is a note that says, don’t forget the top two most downloaded stories from the good night podcasts of the last four years…because it’s Fourth Anniversary time. And thanks to Proud Podcast Participant Betsy Kemp for reminding me. How can I forget our anniversary? Time to turn to the teachings of Big Louie, his own bad self, the Chief Mustard Cutter of the Louie-Louie Generation for consolation. He says, “Don’t worry about forgetting things. That happens. People get older. They get larger. They start to smell bad. That’s why they need their own space.”

 Anyway, the second most downloaded “personal experience” Good Night story from the past four years is an upset. This was the number one story for each of the first three years. Number two this year is about disguising myself, and giving my Lady Wonder Wench a big returning home kiss at the airport…AND SHE DIDN’T RECOGNIZE ME. After all these years…just a little mustache and she didn’t know who I was. The whole shameful story is in the current podcast.

 Looking back on it, given the current state of panic at our major airports, I guess I was lucky I didn’t get arrested for that one. There is some promise that calmer times are coming according to some recent surveys. I just saw one that said in some states, many people are returning to traditional values. I think that means beer.

 Ok, the pulse pounding excitement is over. Here’s the new champ. The number one most downloaded personal experience story from our first four years of the Good Night podcasts. It was about….such a time in the lives of my Lady Wonder Wench and me. She had just come home from the hospital…still wearing a medieval torture device called a halo. And our brown fuzzy chair was really the only place she could get to sleep. You sent lots of emails when you found out she’d had an accident. Some of you even sent cards and a couple of teddy bears. That was pretty warm of you. Thanks again. The story is called Underwear or Lingerie. And it’s in the current podcast.

 I was thinking maybe I should write a book for my fellow Louie-Louie Generation guys called “How to appear nonchalant while shopping for lingerie.” But I’ve got to figure it out for myself first.

 That’s it for the top four personal experience stories of the first four years of the Goodnight podcasts. I’d like to thank the Stitcher app for making Goodnight available on mobile devices. And thanks to CBS Radio’s www.Chataboutit.com   for adding it to their wonderful website.

 Next time, the top four downloads from the personal audio cds over the first four years.

 Let me wrap it up with my choice of one of the best quotes from Big Louie, his own bad self over these last four years. I remember he said once, “Courage isn’t always beating your chest and hollering I’m number one. Sometimes it’s just a small voice in your head at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.” That’s hard. But Louie-Louie Generation folks have been through plenty. One more day…we can do. But if you need help, remember…therapy is expensive…snapping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose.

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