As I’m sure a week later many people have long forgotten the Snowpocalyspe, here are a few of my thoughts as a displaced yankee living in the Atlanta region. First off, while a factor
Luckily the snow came down and for the most part, remained light and powdery. The reason this should be considered lucky is that if the snow was too wet and heavy, or pure ice the chances of power lines being taken down increases greatly. One of the few infrastructure problems which did not rear their ugly head were power loss. Of course the streets, particullary the concrete ones did not fare as well, resulting in a multitude of other problems such as stranded people,
First, unless you are from the North, there is nearly a zero chance that you actually own a snow shovel, let alone know how to use it. Hint: Lift with your legs.
The storm was Tuesday, on Friday there were still abandoned vehicles on the side of the road. Granted most of these were cleared up on Thursday, but come on people, stop dragging your feet.Learn More
I believe this places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized society.
Read this eloquent and profound letter and pay close attention to the last paragraph of the letter….
“The Gun Is Civilization” by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
This video was recently brought to my attention again, and I figured it was worthy enough to post.
I received a very disturbing phone call last night, Uncle Bernie has passed away. I find myself just saying “wow” over and over to myself and others. I think right now I am just in a state of shock, I only saw him a few weeks ago and everything was fine. Of course, I have been really thinking about this for the past 22 hours now. Perhaps because I am a little bit older, or I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching. However, it really has caused me to examine my station in life, and realize that tomorrow really is a gift. It does not seem to matter, your age, activities, whatever. When it is your time to go, it is your time to go.
Although we visited many a watering hole, these particular pics were taken at the Conch Republic Seafood Company in Key West, Florida on October 30th, 2007. Key West just will not be the same w/o Uncle Bernie.
The Boys at Hogs Breath
That’s how we roll!
More pics in the gallery
In keeping up with my new rules theme, Here is another for the list.
When available, try to eat lunch in a park. If you can find one with few benches and a lake, then you have hit a home run. At a minimum, you just need a place to park, or a place to sit.
It may sound funny to make this a rule, but believe me, it has many benefits.
- You save money by bringing your lunch and not going to a restaurant, it’s probably healthier too.
- Sitting in the park gives you time to slow down and relax and recharge without external stimulus.
- It is nice to just get out of the workplace and to be surrounded by nature. For instance right now, the leaves are changing/falling, and the wind has a nice chill.
- I like to use this time to reflect, on what is going on around me, and to help me realize what is important to me.
- It is a great time to study your Masonic ritual, I think the geese in Medford already know the MM exam.
I think Mr Colion Noir makes some really great points (as usual) in this video:
I’ll excuse the Boston hat, because he’s worn a Phillies on in the past a few times.
Since around the start of the year, I’ve been doing my best to really reduce the amount of $$ I’ve been spending at lunch, as well as the intake of crap I’ve been eating during it. My solution so far, soup.