Which would you choose? April 5, 2011
If you could go back to one point in your life and start over from there, with all the knowledge you have now,
would you pick the worst day of your life or the best day?
As long as I could take the knowledge I have now, with me, I would actually pick the worst day, probably the day my father died. Lord knows I don’t want to relive the pain and fear but I would make be able to make better decisions and have a full picture of what options were truly available to me. Options that I could not fathom at the time and that no one thought to help me discover. I think I would be in a better position, emotionally and financially.
Happy Birthday Brent Spiner February 2, 2011
Walking Day 21 January 11, 2011
MUSIC: “Train Song – Live” – Holly Cole
“Come Together” – Dianne Reeves
& Cassandra Wilson
Just a quick one – no pretense at health or exercise. Just a breath of fresh air & a trip to the corner store for some butter. Haven’t used actual butter in years; I stick with Smart Balance buttery spread but corner stores are somewhat limited in their choice. Of everything. $4 for 4 sticks of butter. Is that normal? Seems excessive to me. I didn’t need a toast spread that much, so I decided to pass.
RANDOM PARTING THOUGHT
Walking Day 20 January 7, 2011
MUSIC: “Suck My Kiss” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Train Song” – Holly Cole
“Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
Another snow shower predicted for today. Wanted to get in a walk before it got really bad, plus I wanted bread & milk.
The sidewalks were just lightly dusted and walking was easy. The temp was 32 degrees, right at freezing. I could see my breath and it was very grey, but I didn’t feel chilled. It was actually quite lovely and peaceful.
The store I wanted to hit was only about 7 blocks away and it took no time at all. Unfortunately they weren’t open yet. I waited around in falling snow for awhile. Two other people came and went. One waited with me for a bit, then gave up. I stayed a few moments longer, my glasses getting droplets of crisp new precipitation. Walked back and stopped at a store that was open. I had passed this place on my first round, but they were a bit smaller and their selection not quite as large as my original destination.
$3.59 for a gallon of milk. An actual cow might be cheaper in the long run, but I don’t think my landlord would approve. Being a corner store there was no hope of getting my preferred choices: Smart Balance, Lactaid or Almond Milk. Whole milk it shall be. In and out, back home. Entire journey took about 30 minutes. Not very exciting, but it jumpstarts my day.
RANDOM PARTING THOUGHT