Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First Blog

I thought I would start of buy sharing websters listing of
Main Entry:

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of
delirium 2 : affected with or marked by delirium
de·lir·i·ous·ly adverb
de·lir·i·ous·ness noun

Main Entry:

Latin, from delirare to be crazy, literally, to leave the furrow (in plowing), from de- + lira furrow — more at
circa 1563
1 : an acute mental disturbance characterized by confused thinking and disrupted attention usually accompanied by disordered speech and hallucinations 2 : frenzied excitement
I started using this handle back in 1984/85 when a friend of mine called me DELIRIOUS after having an especially fun time.
This was just after a very bad time in my life when I had what some call a breakdown.
I went into treatment and started learning things about life and myself that luckily for me seemed to sink into this thick skull.
Then I started learning to apply this learning into living. I used to think of myself as a pretty happy go lucky kind of a guy, a fun loving kind of a guy, But deep down inside I'm not so sure that was true.
I took everything so serious people, things, tasks, even statements.
When this friend made this statement about being DELIRIOUS it occurred to me that I was not so hung up at that time and just having innocent fun.
It occurred to me that if people thought of me as crazy then this (at least in my thinking) would leave me so much lattitude for fun and freedom, and it works.
I began using the name everywhere. First I named the driveway at my home as DELIRIOUS LANE, then I had a personilized license plate with DLRIOUS which was the best I could with the amount of digets the state gave me.
A girfriend of mine had an engraved wooden plaque made to hang over the entrance of my home with DELIRIOUS MANSION.
I also had a sport boat which I had painted in really big letters on the side of the boat.
And so I became known as DELIRIOUS, the crazy guy who can have fun most anywhere.
I did, I do. maybe not always, but sooo much more often then i did in my past life.


At September 22, 2008 7:48 PM , Blogger mary said...

Walt-I know what you mean about having so much more fun in your 'new' life than in our 'old' lives! Ain't it the truth but who would have thought it?

At September 23, 2008 3:28 PM , Blogger Valash said...

I don't think of that term often. I look forward to reading more posts from you that meet that description-DELIRIOUS.

At October 7, 2008 6:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the person that gave you the nick-name delirious was just being nice; they knew you were a drunk!!! don't ya think!!!!

At November 3, 2008 8:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's for sure!!!! I have know men like that also. They think they are funny or sexy, but in all actually they are just f____K up!! Like Mr. delirious. He who live in NE Philly.


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