What is it about this year?

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by Crazyhole, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    3,487
    My best friend called me this morning. Last night, his dad went out on his boat alone, got drunk, passed out and fell overboard and drowned.
     
  2. UCFWayne

    UCFWayne Diamond Knight
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    18,564
    Likes Received:
    8,472
    Location:
    Casselberry
    damn man that really sucks
     
    Ucfmikes likes this.
  3. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    3,487
    Maybe this is just how life works getting older. Just got a call and another close friend had a heart attack today. Quintuple bypass surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning. Seriously, what is it about this year? I don't have a ton of friends but the ones that I do I consider pretty close and every one of us has had something ridiculous happen. Am I the only one in this boat or has anybody else here had a terrible year?
     
  4. sk8knight

    sk8knight Golden Knight
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    8,276
    Likes Received:
    4,190
    Lost a friend to a stroke but nothing like what you’re going through. Feel for ya man.
     
  5. goodknightfl

    goodknightfl Todd's Tiki Bar
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    24,694
    Likes Received:
    1,824
    The older you get, the older your circle of friends tends to get. More crap happens.
     
    Ucfmikes likes this.
  6. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    3,487
    I'd love to attribute it to that, but it just feels more like bad juju. Just since March:

    1 friend died in a murder-suicide
    1 friend's dad drowns
    1 friend has a massive heart attack
    1 friend has an abdomen full of cancer
    1 friend has a brain tumor
    1 brother got divorced
    1 daughter tried suicide
    1 daughter almost died in a car accident
    I'm getting divorced, and developed an adrenaline disorder that the only treatment for it is to reduce stress in my life.

    It's just been a shitty year on a lot of levels.
     
  7. DaShuckster

    DaShuckster Silver Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    You know it's been a truly shitty year when you find yourself turning to us yahoos here on the WC for emotional support. ;) :)
     
    Crazyhole and Ucfmikes like this.
  8. Ucfmikes

    Ucfmikes Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    5,255
    Likes Received:
    4,038
    Look, if you were single, with no friends, your list very well could be dwindled to nothing
     
    DaShuckster likes this.
  9. DaShuckster

    DaShuckster Silver Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    I don't want to minimize the personal challenges that Crazyhole is going through in any way. But the truth is, if we all were as candid and forthcoming as he has been, I'm betting we could compile quite a laundry list of tragedies, disappointments, and frustrations.

    It's call Life.

    I hear tell that nobody gets out of this alive.
     
    Ucfmikes likes this.
  10. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    3,487
    I don't have a lot of friends, just a few that I consider very close. But holy crap, it just seems like every one of them has had something totally ridiculous happen in a very short period of time. The same goes for family. Hell, I didn't even mention that my dad is in early onset dementia and we are having to start to monitor where he is. It's just getting to the point of WTF?
     
  11. Ucfmikes

    Ucfmikes Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    5,255
    Likes Received:
    4,038
    Wow. I’m so sorry. I didn’t know the hex for stealing our coach would go this far. I’ll reverse it
     
    DaShuckster and Crazyhole like this.
  12. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    3,487
    Totally fvcked up, but I'll allow it.
     
    Ucfmikes likes this.
  13. Ucfmikes

    Ucfmikes Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    5,255
    Likes Received:
    4,038
    Just trying to cheer you up
     
  14. UCFKnight85

    UCFKnight85 GOL's Inner Circle
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Messages:
    71,881
    Likes Received:
    39,711
    Not at all the same but a few weeks ago we had a massive heart stopping scare with our newborn son. He took in too much milk which was normal (he spews alot) but it was coming out so much that it appeared he was not breathing and choking. We had paramedics called to the house and I ended up at All Childrens with him for observation. At just a week old.

    He’s fine now but the fear and panic of those moments is something I’ll never forget. It was awful.
     
    UCFWayne likes this.
  15. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Golden Knight
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    3,487
    Man, I remember when my girls were little like that and even tiny things seemed like a disaster. I can't imagine getting to the point where you were calling medics, that had to be scary.
     
  16. UCFKnight85

    UCFKnight85 GOL's Inner Circle
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Messages:
    71,881
    Likes Received:
    39,711
    Yep it was scary as hell
     
  17. UCFWayne

    UCFWayne Diamond Knight
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    18,564
    Likes Received:
    8,472
    Location:
    Casselberry
    hang in there man.
     
  18. firm_bizzle

    firm_bizzle Diamond Knight
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    11,790
    Likes Received:
    9,409
    Boating alone, at night and alcohol is a deadly mix. 2 out of 3 can get you.
     
  19. UCFKnight85

    UCFKnight85 GOL's Inner Circle
    Gold Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Messages:
    71,881
    Likes Received:
    39,711
    The guy who owned the Outback franchise drowned on his boat docked in St Pete harbor when it was at dock. They were partying on his boat right outside the Vinoy, he was hammered, fell off the back and hit his head and probably lost consciousness, and by the time anyone realized he was already at the bottom of the harbor dead.
     

Share This Page