I work in the records management department of the power company... it's my day job. Just to be clear, though, "records management" is a fancy way of saying "I print stuff". I print lots of stuff. Thousands of pages weekly, documents, maps, drawings, whatever other power plants need to do whatever it is they do when they get what they ask for, I print. There are other people who print too, but I'm one of them.
Dealing with maps though, I do get an occasional paper cut. Like yesterday. Right across the top knuckle of my left ring finger. Straight line, about a 1/2 long. It didn't hurt when it happened, and maybe it took a little while for my brain to figure out "hey, that's supposed to feel bad, right? Okay, we'll make that happen."
Also, my kid eats two eggs and an avocado in the morning for breakfast, with some juice. Its great protein, he loves both eggs and avocado and it tends to fill him up. Not long ago, one regular sized avocado would last him three days... now, he nearly eats the entire thing in one sitting.
The night before I tend to cut up avocado for him, mostly to save the trouble from doing it so early the next day. And when I did on this night, I got avocado on the band-aid that covered up my papercut. It was sticky, some got under the band-aid, and when I washed my hands, the bandage got all wet and soggy, forcing me to remove it. Ick.
Sure, its annoying, but in the grand... or even tiny... scheme of things, its a small annoyance in the life of the blessed.
Here are some other thoughts running through my head right now...
I like it when someone pulls out of a driveway right in front of me as I am zooming down the highway. I lay on the horn as I swerve into the next lane to make sure I don't hit them, and it's always fun when I honk as I pass them, and they honk back, like I'm the rude guy.
I've never had Nutella. Should I?
I am addicted to "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Netflix. The stunningly stunning Ellie Kemper is Kimmy, who up until very recently, was in an underground bunker with a few other women, the "wives" of a cult leader who told them the world had been destroyed and the underground lair was the only safe place. They escape, and the show is centered around Kimmy trying to find her way in life living in New York City. And oh, it's funny.__________________
I'm also addicted to Comedy Central Roasts. I've got all of them downloaded, including roasts of David Hasselhoff, James Franco and Pam Anderson, but my favorite is Bob Saget. They are not for the faint of heart, and I'm likely giving up any hope of being voted on as a deacon by admitting that I find them funny... but man, I find them funny. Is it Grace abuse to watch, knowing I'll have to ask forgiveness sooner than later? Probably.
So this is post 999. I actually stressed a little about what to do here, because not only is it #999, but that means the next post is #1000, and you only get your 1000th post once. Who knows if I'll make it to 2000? Or even 1500? I'd like to think so...
Somehow I let March go by without posting a thing. I don't know that many people missed it, but now when I look over at the archives, every month but March 2015 will be listed. For someone who is slightly OCD, that stings.
Anyway, I decided for 999, I would just ramble a bit, because I'm good at it.
I just wrote four brilliant paragraphs on the controversial "Religious Freedom Act" based on something I just saw on Facebook... and then I deleted it. Because why bring the room down...
So, coming soon... post 1000. I'm hoping for Tuesday of next week. And coming soon... Disney on a Dollar gets a new name and a new website and... a new podcast? Wait, what?
And coming soon... something that I've been trying to put together for over a year now is finally seeing the light of day... I call it "Forty for 40". Yes, I'm turning 40 this summer. And yes, that has something--a lot of somethings--to do with it.
Thanks for reading.