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    coming out party finally hits australia. although they didn't think i am that funny. this, from the country whose biggest comedic achievement is crocodile dundee. screw them!
    "hooking up in the real world," hosted by coral and myself. it ended up pretty good.
    "coming out" stories told by comedians and writers. not a comedy show, per se, but is often funny.

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    You are a good person Dan.


    That was very sweet.


    Such a kind and selfless act.


    Good for you. This is why we are here, I would say I'm proud of you, but I've come to expect that this is you - a nice and caring person.


    Daniel Renzi, you are truly beyond words good. I find that you constantly find a way to make your spot in my heart bigger with each story you tell. Not gonna lie, you kind of made me a little misty with that story. No good deed goes unnoticed, and I think that him standing in the cool air FINALLY coming from his AC was his way of saying thanks.


    I was hoping that the apartment was going to look like the apartment looked for Jack Nicolson in "As Good As It Gets". That was sooo disappointing. You're an angel for helping him....even though you swipped an a/c unit.


    "The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines." (Charles Kuralt)


    I've been reading your blog for quite some time, and have never been as moved as when I read this post. Your mother would be very proud of you. We all are.


    Good job Dan. Maybe you and some of the other residents of the building who look after him could gang up on the Landlord to get some of those other issues taken care of.

    Jen @ The Cubicle's Backporch

    I love hearing stories like this. I'm so glad you helped him out!


    fuck. you'll let me know what heaven's like, won't you?


    Dan, you really need to turn in your landlord, if even anonymously. Its a crime that he ignored that man's requests for air conditioning fixed. Its elderly abuse, and if you weren't watching out fore this poor man he might be dead. At the very least social services should be aware of him. You done good, my friend, but this sounds bigger than you and your neighbors can handle.


    You are a good person Dan.


    What an amazing story. This has restored my faith in mankind as a whole. You are truly an angel. It also reminded me of a song that Bette Midler did a long, long time ago. Here are the lyrics.

    We had an apartment in the city.
    Me and my husband liked living there.
    It's been years since the kids have grown,
    a life of their own, left us alone.

    John and Linda live in Omaha.
    Joe is somewhere on the road.
    We lost Davy in the Korean war.
    I still don't know what for, don't matter any more.

    You know that old trees just grow stronger,
    and old rivers grow wilder every day,
    but old people, they just grow lonesome
    waiting for someone to say,
    "Hello in there. Hello"

    Me and my husband, we don't talk much anymore.
    He sits and stares through the backdoor screen.
    And all the news just repeats itself
    like some forgotten dream
    that we've both seen.

    Someday I'll go and call up Judy.
    We worked together at the factory.
    Ah, but what would I say when she asks what's new?
    Say, "Nothing, what's with you?
    Nothing much to do."

    You know that old trees just grow stronger,
    and old rivers grow wilder every day,
    ah, but old people, they just grow lonesome
    waiting for someone to say,
    "Hello in There. Hello."

    So if you're walking down the street sometime
    and you should spot some hollow ancient eyes,
    don't you pass them by and stare
    as if you didn't care.
    Say, "Hello in there. Hello."

    Rob Pedigo

    You made my heart smile this morning. The world needs more people like you! As always, thanks for sharing your story and keeping me in check.


    Nice . . . nice . . . Dan. You are also paying it forward. Please be willing to accept the help that someone will offer you one day. BRAVO for an excellent job well done!!!


    Hey Dan - you should make a call to social services and make sure they know about your neighbor. They can make sure he's getting meals, and check on him once in a while as you and your other neighbors do. Also, you should totally turn in your landlord (anon) because by not fixing that guys apt, he is violating all kids of federal fair housing and HUD laws, not to even mention possible elderly abuse.
    You are a good soul, but it sounds like this guy could benefit from some social service oversight as well.


    okay, sorry for the duplication, but i didn't think my comment from last night had made it, because my browser had crashed, but I see now that it did. Gah. Need more coffee this morning. BTW, when are you coming home to visit KC next?


    I just want to say that you are a truly good human being. You did what you thought was necessary and didn't ask for thanks. You helped a senior citizen but still allowed him to keep his pride. You sir deserve a place in honor at the table we call life.
    Thank you !!


    That's fantastic, Dan. I'm inspired to be nice today.


    God Bless You Dan Renzi :-) I hope you get soaked in good karma.

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