Friday, February 24, 2012

The Details

Pay attention to the details, is all I hear. The details, the details. What I fear is that while I'm paying attention to the details, I will get nothing else done. How do I go from 'looking at the big picture' to 'paying attention to the details. It's amazing how people that don't have to do half the work I have to do stand back and criticise my work. They never compliment they just focus on the details. They never help, they just focus on the details. How about you pick up a knife, do what I do, and teach me how to do my job better, and fit in focusing on the details. This coming from a vegetarian baker. Let's see how can you criticise a butcher's work, when you can't understand what it is to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sweet Sadie

Yesterday evening, my family and I attended a community "Sock Hop" for kids. We drove to the Municipal building where a recreation room was set up with tables decorated with centerpieces made with gift bags depicting a jukebox with streamers and balloons. They had ham and cheese platters, ranch and veggie platters, and assorted cookies. For your 5 dollars a head entry fee you even got your picture taken in a photo booth and enjoyed the sounds DJ Curt complete with a pompadour and sequined blazer. At first there we're a handful of people and their kids. After a while it was full. They played predominantly 50's hits, the DJ accommodated requests, even if they didn't fall into the theme.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What would you do if you were president?

President of what? The Hair Club for Men? Is what I thought when someone asked me that recently. I've never put a lot of thought into politics. I imagine politics to be community based like a grass roots kinda thing. My first instinct would be is to take my lead from the last guys in office. I would start with an extramarital affair, then declare war over an imaginary threat, toss bailout money hand over fist, then when shit gets tight, gracefully resign. Being president is not as easy asking the question. What are the biggest things plaguing our society today? Is where I would start.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valetine's Love for Mec and Smoo

Well, I know your wondering why my blog looks like a pair of novelty Valentine's Day boxers. I decided to redecorate for Valentine's Day. Not necessarily because I'm that sentimental. I was actually bummed today because I can't do it up this year for my girls. I was going to get them some cards, but didn't feel like dealing with the crowds and over paying for someone else sentiments.

Book Review: Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Where to begin. I must admit that I've never enjoyed reading a book as much as this one. If you are familiar with the movie, you know the grim details of the story, but there were several instances where I found myself giggling uncontrollably. Although the book was published in 1995, I never realized it existed until my wife found a copy of it at the thrift store.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


These days, who can you trust? Does anyone know the meaning of the word anymore? Trust is very important in every aspect of our daily lives. I trust my wife and family with my life. Depending on which part  of the family, money not so much. I trust my daughter's teacher and school to do what's in her best interest concerning her education and safety while at school. I trust some people. I'm cautious with everyone else.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 37 (Love and Marriage)

Time sure does fly when your having fun. It's already February 6th. That means that Valentine's day is about a week away. Better yet, Star Wars' Episode I re-release in 3D comes out on Friday. Even better yet, I begin my vacation in 5 weeks. I can't wait to be on vacation this year. I've decided to start working on improving my life and my relationships.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book Review: A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca

This morning I finished reading a moving and inspiring memoir. I felt compelled to share my experience with my reader's. For me to read a book from beginning to end is a feat in itself. About 4 years ago I set out to become a "reader" Apart from school, I had never felt the need to sit there and read a book. I've owned many books over the years, to appear to be well read and intellectual. One day my wife brought a book home, especially for me. It was the book that inspired one of my favorite films, The Taking of the Pelham 1-2-3. I wouldn't normally be interested in reading anything past a newspaper article, and even in that circumstance I would scan.