I learned I have grandiose dreams (yeah, I know that shouldn’t come as such a surprise to me) that I will not fulfill when given half the chance. (<--- THAT came as the real surprise.)
I attended a virtual memorial for a friend. There were over 150 people on the Zoom call honoring JG's memory. He was a good man who touched many lives and helped countless people. I aspire to do half as well as JG.
I had a birthday anniversary of my 29th birthday during the Coronapocalypse and no one came. (Ok, ok, no one could come, but that's not the point.) I had cake for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and exercised for dinner.
I learned you could finish Netflix. Disney+, sure. But Netflix? Never saw that coming.
And most surprising to me, I miss the energy of people.
My first time as a tourist in The Big Apple was amazing: Times Square, NY-style pizza, Top of The Rock, Central Park, and The Met! It was another business trip on which I followed Jeff but, but unlike Minnesota, it was warm and we had a blast!
For all you history buffs and statisticians: The USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth ship of the United States Navy named after the US state of Alabama. The Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and decommisioned in January, 1947.
I am not brave in my own admission; it took me over a year to finish this post. Many famous, and far better writers have divulged their own personal struggles. I am not jumping on the bandwagon, not trying to be one of the crowd. It is their own bravery that has given me the strength to admit this, to tell you out there in internet land, how I feel, and share some of the struggles I’ve been too ashamed to write about. If it offers comfort to someone else to know they are not alone, that’s all the better. Then this will have been for something useful.
Every summer Kerrville hosts a chalk art festival. The pictures were amazing. They had a few food trucks at the event. One was Spike TV’s “Frankenfood” winner, Brooklyn-born Chef David “Bully” Page. I had his famous PB & J Shrimp Po’boy. Awesome!
Why east and north? I recently went to Pennsylvania Amish Country – and I loved it! I was beautiful, the people were friendly, and the towns clean. When I told my father how beautiful it was, he agreed and said it was the prettiest of all the states he’s been to (and he’s been to most all of them). I hear the weather sucks in the winter, but so far it’s still warmer and drier than Texas and Oklahoma. Yes, as I write this, it is warmer and drier in the northeast and has been for the last several weeks.
Come and Take It cannon. I don’t often go to see old stuff, unless of course, the weird and wacky roadside attraction I’m visiting happens to have been created a long time ago and is therefore old by default.
Not this time. This attraction’s only claim to roadside attraction fame is age. Okay, okay, some folks prefer the word “historical”. Whatever. It’s old. This particular city is rich in history, as is all of Texas. And it’s all about a cannon.