Archive for December, 2014

#18. In AWE. 2014 & 2015

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

I am continuously amazed and in AWE of people.  Mainly because they have talents that I wish I had.  What I wish I had more of was creativity.  I float around the wordpress world and other blogging places and am in AWE of how creative people are.  It makes me look at my blog and the content and think, oh yes that is why you only have a handful of people who read this and they all personally know you.  Yet I continue.  This blog I find very funny.  I wish I could be that funny, or feel like I have that many funny things that happen in my life to write about.  I guess if I have kids I would have more.  I have a dog and she has her moments, but not often enough.  So I am in awe of creative funny people.  I will try to do better, but no promises.  I mean I had to make sure I spelled awe correctly.  Just didn’t look right.

So I started this crazy blog thing in February 2014 and they are wanting to know if I am going to renew.  This is only my 18th entry so I am wondering how dedicated I was to this.  Maybe my dedication was the fact I did it at all.  Something to ponder.  At times, like this entry, it has more felt like a journal than anything.  Maybe that is ok.  Maybe that is even better. Because the only people who read this are people who care about me, at least that is their claim to fame, and this gives them a better insight into who I am.  Even if they read stuff that is disturbing.  I think I like that, not the disturbing part but the they get to know and understand me better.  So with that being said I am going to pay WordPress their money and continue into 2015.

So that brings me to 2015 and my goals for blogging this coming year.  I didn’t really have a plan when I started this other than to try and become a better writer.  Not sure how that is going.  I am pretty sure someone will let me know.  This next year I think I have laid out a better plan.  This came to me while I was in the shower.  I do a lot of thinking in the shower and some of the ideas are pretty good.  This next year I am going to plan on writing something once a week, but not limiting myself to only once a week.  It will continue to be random stuff or simply about what happened to me that week.  I wont ever get to personal because I do live with my future wife and not sure how fair that is to her.  Maybe personal about Cleo the black lab.  She has a problem with keeping her tongue in her mouth.  How do you correct licking?  So if you enjoy my random thoughts then you’re in luck, there will be more.  I will even try and be more creative and build my own custom design for this site.  I have been trying out different pre made ones.  Sorry if that has annoyed you.

Well I think that is all for now.

#17. The Axe

Posted: December 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

I know two posts in one day, crazy right?

This time of year, every year, NFL coaches start to sweat.  Yes it is that time of year when coaches get the Axe.  Here is my lame prediction of who is losing or quitting their jobs.

1.  NY Jets.  They haven’t been improving for years, and it is time for something new.

2.  Washington Redskins.  Have you been following what is going on there?  If not, they are going to keep the player before they do a coach

3.  SF 49ers.  He is quitting.  Such a strange thing that happened there.

4.  NO Saints.  Might be time for a change.  Does Brees leave too?

5.  Chicago.  Maybe.  Maybe not, but something needs to change.  Can they unload Cutler’s contract?

6.  Oakland.  Already fired their coach that started the season.  I think they have their eyes on Harbaugh, if he doesn’t go to Michigan.

List isn’t as long as I thought it would be.  We will see if I am right or not.

axe

#16. Holiday Season

Posted: December 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

happy holidays

 

I have been pondering this post for the last week or so and have decided to write something.  Tis the season.  I used to work with these two women who loved the holidays.  They both felt the holiday season started Nov 1st and ran until Jan 2nd.  Two months.  Wow.  I on the other hand have not really ever enjoyed this time of year.  Mainly because of growing up with divorced parents.  I am not saying I had a bad childhood because I didn’t, but the holiday time of year brought on a lot of stress and there was always someone who was disappointed.  I am lucky now to have someone in my life that understands this, but it doesn’t take away her excitement for this holidays.  Over the past three years I have started to enjoy them more and more.  Also helps that I am 41, I am a year past being a man, and I don’t feel like I am obligated like I did in the past.  Bygones.

Now to the real root of this post.  This is the part that some people are going to have issues with.  Live in Seattle gave me a different perspective on the words used during this time of year.  You don’t hear Merry Christmas much in Seattle, some, but not much.  There isn’t an overly huge non Christian population in Seattle, but it is a fairly large city.  Oh and it helps that it is a liberal city.  Anyhow I enjoyed the respect that it shows.  People didn’t assume that everyone was Christian and respected that you might be Jewish, or something else.  Now that we are living in Colorado I hear Merry Christmas all of the time again.  There are times that I want to say “I am Jewish” just to see if they even get that.  I know the response I will get to this, oh they need to be tolerant or something like that.  Why can’t you be tolerant of them?  Why can’t we just both respect each view and support that?  Is it because Christians believe Jews and others are wrong?  And maybe they people Christians are wrong?  Seems odd during this time of year that spouts about love and peace.  I guess understanding is left out during this time of year.  Would it kill people to just simply say, “Happy holidays”.

There is another thing that has crossed my mind on this topic.  I am not a full fledged Christian, and to be honest most of my family isn’t.  This holiday is supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Christ, right?  So should we feel odd about celebrating it, even though we are not really supporters?  I understand this holiday has become more about family and spending time together but it hasn’t always felt right this season for some reason.  Maybe because I think more now about things than I used to.  Maybe I over think.  This all was on my mind the other day when I was driving to the store.  My family puts a lot into this holiday.  Figuring out when we can all get together.  Who is buying stuff for who.  It made me question how close we really are.  We need a holiday, one that don’t fully believe in or maybe support, to have a reason to get together and just be together.  Why do we need a holiday to do that.  Shouldn’t we just be able to schedule that anytime?  Are we really busier the rest of the year?  Would it kill us to figure out something where we all get together once a month?  I am sure we are not the only family like this.  Yes I understand life is busy, but is life so busy that we can’t set time aside for family?  From what I keep hearing in our world nothing is more important than family.  If that is true, then why does it feel like my only gets together like 4 times a year and we all live within an hour of each other.  I guess we are just messed up, but once again I don’t feel like we are alone in this area.  I am not sure where I am going with this.  I guess I am just ranting.

Life is odd.  We spend more time at work and with people that we might not even like, than with our loved ones.  I understand we have to work and you can’t select who you work with, but we can make more of an effort to spend time with the people we enjoy, right?  I am just as guilty of this, but I am not sure why.  I guess my life is just busy.

Merry Christmas…..  see the humor in that?