I asked 3 different people to give me a blog post topic. One is a very private person and would not appreciate being mentioned. One is my mom and by default appears from time to time in my blog. The other is my friend James, who is also private but should know better than to give me a blog post idea.
1. I don’t know
Often times, this is my first answer for a blog post idea. Some days, as it gets closer to the end of the day this changes to “fuck, I still don’t know”. I am about 33 posts away from completing the post a day for a year challenge that I imposed upon myself last year. ”I don’t know” has become my friend. It is usually followed by “let’s find out or see what happens”. Not knowing is the key to knowledge. Some people walk around puffed up with everything that they think they know. For them, that is all there is. After all, they know it all. I have always been a fan of the empty vessel approach to life. I do talk a lot about a lot of things but I don’t really really know what I am talking about. After all, everything is just waves floating in a sea of possibility.
2. I’ve kept a list of all the gifts that you and your brothers got on Christmas and birthdays since the day you were born and all of the activities that you did at school and how much you weighed and grew every year of your life.
Obviously, this was my mothers suggestion. I’m not sure whether it was a suggestion or if she just began talking when I asked for a blog post topic. I suppose that this solves the mystery of my tendency to make lists once and for all.
For instance, I received a “Ride’m Tractor & Trailer from my Mom & Dad for Christmas in 1975, walked steadily at 13 months and 9 days, had croup January 22/23 1976, lost my first tooth at 6 years, 7 months, had a school trip to the fire hall in February of 1980 and I was 57 lbs at age 7.5.
Actually, this is quite an amazing record to have and sincerely thank my Mom for taking the time to do this.
3. Dumping etiquette
I am pretty sure what James is getting at here and I will say that it is not a good practice to dump in uncontrolled areas. Waste management is crucial to the wellness of the planet.
Also, it is good to light a match out of courtesy. And please flush before you jump in the shower!!! Your risk of forgetting that it is there is in direct proportion to me discovering it.
Party poopers are always disrespectful; go out for a ‘coffee’ or something please. Potential pee-ers must always be asked before poo-ers just assume priority of the facility lest there be an emergency.
***I am adding this part because I just spoke to my friend James on the phone and he informed me that he was talking about the etiquette of breaking up with people.
Sad, that my mind goes directly to waste management and potty humor but I don’t have that much experience in the relational dumping department. In that regard, I think a gentle “it’s definitely not me, it’s you” would suffice.