When it all said and done there are essentially two types of events. There is the Curly Bill event, and the Johnny Ringo event.
For the past amount of time that I don't really know but that is a significant enough amount of time for the purposes of what we are taking about (see my better .5 for exact details) the big time events have all been Curly Bill. I honestly can't remember the last Ringo event that we had.
With Curly Bill it all happens so fast that you don't really have time to think or worry about it. You just deal with it, walk into the river and shoot. But with Ringo, you know he is out there. You know what to expect from him. You know where. You know when. So you sit on a couch 2 days prior and think about everything Ringo is. You worry that you will get swallowed up by that big empty hole that can never be filled. You worry that you are not good enough to beat him and you know that despite cinematic evidence to the contrary there is no huckleberry. There is just you and yours facing Ringo.
Well to that I say, fine Ringo take my sleep tonight and tomorrow night. Take my concentration at work tomorrow. Take the stress that those around me experience when I bite their heads off. Take it all. You want one of my kidneys? One of my lungs? Take it all. But know this you heartless son of a bitch. You will lose.
In just over 30 hours it will happen. They will stop talking about H hour, D Day being on June 6. Now all will know that June 21 is the day that we invaded. The new battle of Normandy will not have been fought on the shores of France, but rather in the body of a bad ass little boy. No bombs. No guns. Just wrong on one side, and right (powered by science and a shit ton of collective and cumulative education) on the other. June 21 will be the day that we stood on the bridge and said, "You shall not pass. Go back to the shadow. You will not pass."
In just 30 hours you will likely be getting ready to start your day. Maybe having a cup of coffee, tea, or juice. Well when you do, please raise your glass and toast Cole, The Dude.