Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

I Wish I Was Making This Up

December 9, 2022

This has been an . . . odd week for me, so I think I’ll wrap it with the lighthearted entry I was originally going to post on Monday.

It’s not uncommon for me to hum and/or sing to myself while I work, nor is it unheard of me to indulge in some narrative commentary, especially when I’m stressed. It’s rare for those worlds to combine though, and I knew I was in an odd place when I caught myself singing the following:

Where is my phone?
I think I left it in the kitchen,
but that’s okay!
Oh God . . .
I’m narrating in song.
This day is gonna be long.
And unfortunately . . .
It belongs to me!

Arguing With Inanimate Objects . . . And Losing

December 8, 2022

“Listen, car, I know you think my passenger isn’t wearing their seatbelt right now, but it’s not a passenger, it’s just heavy and truly doesn’t need a seatbelt.”

A little while later . . .

We’ve covered this before, it’s just a big leaf!”

So I Have A Higher Standard To Shoot For

December 7, 2022

While I’m out biking I sometimes think, “I shouldn’t expect to be as good at this as when I was a kid.”

And I really shouldn’t.

Because when I was a kid my grandmother could not only outride me, she could easily outride me!

(Riding every day on a one-speed bike when you live in hill country will help you do that.)

The Closest Thing I’ve Got To That Here Are Speedbumps

December 6, 2022

Today I was out biking and found myself thinking, “I remember going faster on a bike when I was a kid.”

Before I let myself get down on myself about that thought though, I also remembered that where I rode a bike as a kid had actual hills to ride down.

I Mean, Seriously!

December 2, 2022

I was a little disconcerted to see a police vehicle and a number of officers lounging outside my home this morning. Realizing they had seen me as well, I decided the best thing I could do was to ask them what was going on. As I was approaching them though, I noticed two more police vehicles flanking outside my immediate field of vision.

“Anything I should know about?” I asked.

“No,” an officer assured me. “We’re just out on a wellness check, and it’s not at your address.”

“Good to know,” I said.

I didn’t bother to ask why they were lounging in front my house, the shade tree out front is second to none on our street, but having counted three cars and around six officers, I did have one unescapable thought:

That’s one hell of a wellness check!

Especially If Your Love Is The Sea

December 1, 2022

I feel both admiration and sadness for people who love something (or someone) that doesn’t love them back. That’s a tough road to walk.

Yes, I Know, And It’s Fine

November 30, 2022

While I appreciate the convenience and safety of a car’s proximity sensor, it’s a little disconcerting to have a car essentially screaming at you, “Leaf! Frond! Whatever it is, it’s big and it’s close!”

I Actually Observed This In The Wild Yesterday

November 29, 2022

Friends and neighbors, I don’t care who you are, or who you think you are, but you’re going to come to a bad end if your idea of comforting someone is asking them if it would make them feel better to do something for you.

Usually, It’s Seven

November 28, 2022

Today is one of those days I feel like I’m being pulled in three different directions at once.

This is a good thing.

So I Guess I DID Know What I Was Going To Write About Today

November 25, 2022

I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t at least vaguely have this thought when I posted this yesterday, but it was quickly pointed out to me that in some circles just saying, “Happy Thanksgiving” could be considered negative.

It’s not that I don’t get that, I do, but I think it’s important to acknowledge the intention behind what someone says.