No, Thank You. 

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.”

I have given this prompt so much thought and I have narrowed it down to one word. At first, I began to think, why erase any words at all? Even slang terms or terms used by only a few people that others may find annoying has meaning. But, I have narrowed my thought process down to one word that needs to be erased- um.

Filler words and crutch phrases. We have become a society that moves so fast to get things done that we have moved in front of ourselves and our thoughts can’t always catch up. Um, Uh, huh, are crutch phrases that we use when no words come to us. Why must we fill each moment with a word or thought? Why can’t we just stand in silence and awe every once in a while and wonder at the majesty of it all?

Not all words need to be erased, maybe none need to be erased. Maybe we should marvel in the awesomeness of our universe when words can’t possibly be enough to describe. Maybe we should stop trying to fill the silence and simply exist.

Pills Are Not Food!!!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Red Pill, Blue Pill.”

If there is ANYONE who would ever even contemplate this move, they have never had a good meal. Seriously!! Sweet, salty, scrumptious, delicious, finger lickin’, lip smackin’, delectable, all these words and so many more can be used to describe food. Why would you even think of taking that away and simply pop a pill??! Is this further evidence of how far down the road of insanity and inhumanity we have traveled? I believe it is!!

What To Do, What To Do?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Nothin’ But A Good Time.”

An entire day to do with as I please. Well, it better get cleared with my wife first! As I sit, I actually have a few days per week that are mostly free.

I have my obligations at my job, Walmart. I mow my parents farm, but we are now getting into the season where that is rarely necessary. I should be doing that today, but it is quite rainy in our neck of the woods, so I am blogging.

However, if I had an entire day free and I had enough money to do it, it would be nice to wisk my wife away and say, “we are taking a day trip somewhere in the world!! Where do you want to spend the day?” I already know she would say Montana. Time with her daddy these days is becoming precious and if she could, I am sure she would spend as many moments with him as possible. 

On the other hand, my wife is seriously one of the hardest working people I have ever met in the world, so if she can get away from work she would likely sit down and watch a few episodes of NCIS on Netflix. Which means, for this awesome day off I would probably be left to my own devices. 

We are getting into Fall now here in Minneosota and that means harvest time. In a perfect world where, even with my disability, I could get into a tractor every single day I would do that for a perfect day off from my obligations. It would be even more perfect if that day could be spent working in the fields with my dad and brother. 

The last time I had a day like that was 1997, October. I was running the combine, my dad was running my grain back to the storage units and my brother was plowing the land I had combined. I truly miss days like that! 

Another option would be take a day trip to the Twin Cities. I admit, I have reformed and I don’t think I could handle the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities lifestyle for very long anymore. I have slowed down a lot in the five years of being in Montevideo. But, it would be nice to have a lunch again at Khan’s Mongolian Barbecue. It’s an oriental restaraunt where they do the cooking of your food (which you get to customize yourself) right in front of you on this 12-foot open grill! If you haven’t had this experience, I recommend it. 

After that, I would go to The Mall Of America. I still love people! And people watching at “The Mall” is one of my favorite things! I have even started conversations with complete strangers there and become friends! I love the grandure of the mall. I love the smells and the opportunities to see a great many things. 

After the mall, and considerable time spent in Barnes And Noble reading, I would choose a food court to have some dinner and then, depending on what night it was, karaoke!!! 

When I lived in the Twin Cities I would be at karaoke six nights a week!!! I was young and foolish back then (only five years ago) and I spent a lot of time out and about. Not a very frugal way to live. 

That is how I would spend a day free. I am somewhat of a Rennisance Man! I am a technicolor dream coat of many facets. Farming or city life, karaoking until morning or reading a good book. I can pretty much be happy anywhere. Wanna know how I would spend a day? Invite me somewhere! Let’s have some fun!