The Alpha in this picture is hard to tell because they all think they are the Alpha. I am just sitting there having made the mistake of responding to a plea for help with a computer issue only to be blind sided into a discussion about a fight that I have no dog in.
I have a few expressions that I find myself repeating from time to time. Usually because they started out as an attempt to be funny but eventually grew to acquire the seriousness of a stroke. My life: "All the disadvantages of being divorced with all the disadvantages of being married" is one of them.
So you may have surmised that Queen Boudicca in the center is the Former Mrs. and you would be right. On her right, my left and looking at me like the regular whipping boy who is about to get the afternoon off, is Queen Boudicca's court ordered anger management class drop out, unemployed, boorish, drunk texting anus of a fiance of 8 years for lack of a better name, Burf. Directly across from me is my favorite 2nd born son Thing 2, or Cameron as he prefers now but I very often call him Scout. He just wanted to know if I had $400.00 I could lend him for an XBox 1. He, like I became mired in the quicksand.
But generally, the reason I am there is because something is my fault. Or it is perceived that something I put into motion 20 years ago has suddenly broken the dish washer. And this must be discussed at maximum volume The finer points of which being repeated over and over.
My life is modest now compared to what it was. I married up but I jumped without a chute...and that was just and is fine with me. There are wonderful days when I don't even hear another human being or hear my own voice. And I no longer have to sit in the bathroom to read an entire chapter of a book. But sometimes it can get lonely and I feel a little sorry for myself. So, I pick myself up and I drive over to the old house on the nice side of town and park up the street. And I watch Burf and the Former as they interact in the back yard... and you can hear them almost a half a block away. And then I drive back to my place or go find a picture to make or an adventure to have and remember how good life truly is.