I have to go to work today. Mentally and physically I’m not there yet . Add to the mix the fact that every time I recover from being ill, I tend to feel a bit lost to the person I was before I got sick, it a pretty odd time. However I have a ritual that generally helps me out. I generally
- Read something I’ve been putting off reading
- Do an activity I’ve never done before
- Radically alter my day-to-day appearance
- Hang out with some new peoples
I sported a Mohawk for a while at work before the Fro-hawk was popular. I dyed my hair bright copper-red for a while. I started this blog, got into bodybuilding and power lifting, read Journey to the Edge of the Night by Celine etc. and the list goes on. So this time around here are some things I am thinking bout doing, give me some feedback make some suggestions.
ACTIVITY: Learning to shoot a 22 rifle
Reading a lot and caring about other people’s culture has been crimping my American Style for far too long. It’s either learn to shoot a gun, learn to drive a car or learn to swim. Shooting a gun is the coolest thing out of that bunch. I’m not going to get a gun, or have one in my house, especially given how violently angry MrsMary can get (self-preservation). But Learning to shoot one may come in handy in case Steven Segal or Wesley Snipes cannot be called in to save America single-handedly from her enemies.
Going to the Tilted Kilt for a few pints of Guinness
MrsMary, bless her heart, recommended going to this place to me. Now generally I hate Celtic themed sports pubs and eateries sports bars. I rather kinda diving bars or pubs really where I can drink Guinness and take back shots of Jameson while I try to figure it all out. But there is a certain something about this place that intrigues me. Can’t quite put my finger on it for legal reasons of course. But I can help choose 2015’s Calendar girls. That’s a version of democracy I can get behind, figuratively 🙂
Reading: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
I have been putting off reading this book for a while. In part because its really really long and my attention has been scattered lately. At the moment I prefer shorter books. But I have always loved Mr Wallace’s writing and think this is a good choice. Who doesn’t love long long sentence with multiple clauses and crazy terminology? Does anyone else want to read this, maybe we can chit-chat talk about it.
I need some more suggestions clearly as my list doesn’t feel complete. Something is missing. A bit ago I picked up the mouth organ, (the harmonica) and have been playing it ever since. So I don’t feel like starting a new instrument until I’ve mastered this one, put some more polish to my blow notes. I getting an acoustic guitar to replace the last guitar I sold. So many if you have a relative killed in a mine or some bit of social irony that really bothering you, I can let loose that folk song that’s been waiting to come out of me. Between blowing on the organ and strumming on the guitar, I should be able to unleash a sea of crude jokes. Maybe a new language? Farsi and Japanese are up there for me. Or maybe I will take to the road. I dunno
Leave your suggestions here in the comments below. Obviously I will be blogging about all the crazy shit I decide to so, be creative.