So, I have a riddle for you. What do you get when you put a gray haired and grumpy old construction worker, a Ford Dually SuperDuty Turbo Diesel pickup truck, and a LED light bulb together? Go ahead, take a minute No one expects you to have all of this right at your fingertips. Hell, this isn’t just plain ole’ math, this is in-depth and complex problem solving. I’ll give you a hint, the gray haired and grumpy old construction worker isn’t going to hit anyone with the LED light bulb.
Anyone who knows me knows that I suck at golf. That’s not to say that I don’t love to play golf, I am just horrible at the actual execution of the game. I really wish I was good at golf though. Maybe if I WISH REALLY HARD I CAN BE GOOD AT GOLF. I’ll close my eyes super tight, squeeze my forehead until it makes those ugly lines, and hold my breath until it happens. That should be enough to make me the next Tiger Woods (well, if Tiger Woods’ ancestors were from the cold and wet North Sea fishing village of Cullen, Scotland…).
So, here I am, sitting in the passenger seat of the faithful and dusty old people mover our family loves so much-aka: the cranberry-colored Kia minivan. What’s different this day than any other, you ask? Well, today I’m being chauffeured around by my teenage daughter. Continue reading →
So, it’s time for lunch, and you and a co-worker step into the elevator to get the hell out of dodge and away from your boss for an hour. You ride the fart box down like you’ve done every day for years when BAM!, the elevator jerks to a stop and the lights go out. Okay, these things happen. Just hold on for a minute or two and see what happens, it could just be a brief power outage. We’re waiting. Nothing’s happening. We’re still waiting. Nothing’s still happening. Just when you think there’s a real problem the lights come back on. Phewww, that was close; the burrito truck isn’t going to wait out by the front sidewalk forever. You think that’s the end of the story? Well, if it was, you wouldn’t be here reading an article about it, now would you…
Okay, I’m feelin’ ornery today, so you may want to grab your ego and hold it tight to your chest so it’s nice and safe. Somewhere throughout the day I must have seen or heard something that made me think that people put more value on ‘things’ than on life or people… Oh, that’s right, it was those people camping in the tents in front of the Best Buy store THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING!!!
So, while gazing off into space the other day I was struck with an epiphany: it’s selfish of me to keep to myself all of the thoughts and musings that so frequently sidetrack me from the task at hand; I should be sharing them with the rest of humanity! This blog is the result of that thunderclap of clarity.