Happy Holidays! Yes it’s been a few weeks, but I’ve been busy, just like everyone around this time of the year. I’ve been travelling places, spending time with family, fighting our way through traffic jams, all that holiday stuff. We went to
this past weekend which is nothing short of beautiful. Amber’s family lives on the east side of the state in the mountains. It was perfect weather cold and crisp but sunny and clear. Unfortunately, we were so busy with family we didn’t have much of a chance to get away and do some hiking. The family time was great though. I could literally just listen to her grandpa all day telling stories. Tennessee
Over the break I watched the movie The Avengers and if you have seen it then you know that there is an epic battle in a city, I think
, and there is massive damage to the city itself which got me thinking. What if movies were real? Think about it. New York City New York would have been destroyed a few times along with other big cities like London, Paris, and We would constantly be rebuilding. And amidst the rebuilding we would have to worry about aliens, robots, and evil villains. However, we would have some pretty impressive people protecting us though. The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, X Men, Superman, and Batman. I would have to battle through zombies to get to work in the mornings and I couldn’t go out at night in fear of getting bit by a werewolf or vampire. Dogs would talk, turtles would be ninjas, and chipmunks could dance. There would be dragons and an island full of dinosaurs. King Kong, mighty Joe Young and all the monkeys from planet of the apes. Godzilla would have demolished Washington D.C. while Jaws ruled the seas. A massive battle of alien versus predators would rage through the jungles. Ghosts, goblins, Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, and Ghost Busters would be battling it out in the streets of Tokyo . A fifty foot woman, tiny people, cone heads, magicians, and everything your imagination has ever thought of. I don’t know what the world would be like but it would be pretty awesome to watch. New York
With the New Year right here, I thought that instead of copping out this year, I would come up with a challenge. Exercise, read more, save money, eat better, sleep better, be a better person, all of these I have tried along with everyone else on the planet so I needed something new. Technology has seen some impressive leaps these past few years, but what if it hadn’t? Where would we be? Well we wouldn’t be bale to pull out our phones and look up something on the internet or sit in front of a computer and watch live video of your friends while you chat with them. So, since the Myans were wrong about the end of the world just like Y2K never destroyed all computers I will have my own loss of connection, so to speak, and head back to a time before all this. They called it the ‘80s. I'll treat my phone like it was, well, a phone. Only accepting calls and making calls when I am at home or work and if I don’t answer they can leave a message and I’ll call back when I get the message. Not answering it in the car, no texting or playing games. The same with the computer, no computer use, except for work related not much I can do about that, gots to get paid. I'll still watch TV though because that’s been around for awhile. So starting January one, for a week, I am technologically incapable. Maybe I’ll write a letter in that week or read a book.
So until next time, whenever that is, happy New Year.
“We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them” -Thucydides