Friday, August 31, 2012

Losing steam

So here it is, the last day of the month.  When I came back to this blog I was determined to post at least once a month if not more, but honestly I'm lacking direction.  So for today I'll just blather on about this and that.  Fake it 'til you make it, right?

Not much has been going on worth writing about.  Job is the same, family life about the same...  Guess I need to come to grips with the fact that as I grow older I'm also becoming boring.  Who'd have thought!?!  Responsiblity has a way of sucking the fun out of life.  Not that I'm complaining exactly - I never expected to make it this long, so the fact that I'm still vertical and breathing is gravy.  Life is funny that way.  I just miss adventure.  It's been awile...

I need a new project or a new book or a new song to jerk me out of the doldrums.  Something that will make me say "Yes!! This is what it's all about!!"  What are y'all listening to these days?  It's been a long time since something came along that aurally knocked me upside the head.  Surely there is something out there I haven't heard yet that will put a smile in my ears.

Too many weird things going on and frankly none of it weird in a good way.  As I said in an earlier post, this blog will not become a source of my ranting.  Since just about everything you see or hear these days brings about rant-worthy feelings, I'll just keep the ol' pie-hole shut.  Politics used to be a passion of mine but I just don't have the stomach for it anymore.  I love my country but I loathe my government.  The state and federal level have become disgusting enough over the last decade, but now even local stuff in my "quaint" little town is getting ugly and viscious.  Enough already.

A couple good things I'll bring up as a quasi-Public Service Announcement...  Go to your local library, people!  I have recently re-discovered the joys of the library.  I used to spend a LOT of time in mine as a kid but then just kind of forgot about it as time went on.  I haven't had a library card for probably 20 years, but I've got a new one now and it's getting a workout!  I highly recommend it you you are lucky enough to have one nearby. 

The other thing I want to bring up is C.E.R.T. (Community Emergecy Response Team).  I went through a town sponsored training a couple years back and it was great.  I just got a notice to attend an upcoming re-fresher, so it's front and center on my mind now.  If you don't know what it is, look it up.  It is a great program and really the only community thing I'm invoved in anymore that doesn't have some power-hungry, underhanded/seedy element to it.  It's nothing more than good people learning to how to help in case of an wide-spread emergency.  Do it for yourself, your family or your neighbors.  You will be glad you did.

Have a great holiday weekend folks!  As always, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not quite sure about the music scene nowadays, as I get older the music makes less sense. I am getting old, and I admit it. Try Maroon 5, Gotye, Crystal Method-Vegas, I've also been digging deeper into some of my favorite artist. Sting-"Soul Cages" & Hendrix-"Live at Monterey".

    Boring is always good, since anything other is usually gonna cost me something.

    I still don't know if I going to vote.

    I'm also waiting for the new Patriots book by Rawles. If you haven't read the first one- do it and "One Second After" too.

    I'm also getting enough medical training while in radiography school, so at least this skill set is getting more knowledgable.

    Anyways, "Keep Right On", and random thoughts are always allowed on blogs.