Did You Ever???
As I recheck my list (My Life---Check Off List--To Do ) and ( Jacob's Gold ) it made me wonder how many people out there today ever really step across that fine-line to just simply do something out of the---norm? You know, for not practical reason or need to do---just to feel good and laugh about it---later.
Oh yes, we all have said---Oh! that looks like fun but I could imagine what my friends would say about it. Well I'm here to tell you that you may have missed an experience like no other, it may well be a self-satisfying feat that you can carry with you to the rocking chair.
Now I do have certain rules about this that some would call irresponsibly. First I ask myself , "self if I do this will it hurt anyone but me and can I laugh about this later?"
I have found that many people now days simply do not take those few moments to "stop and smell the rose's." Now it might be just a good time to take a deep breath and have a good feel good belly laugh. Oh, I know with all the gloom and misery on the news today it is hard to just let ourselves step across this line.
I will attempt to give you an example of one of my many adventures of how I jumped that fence every now and then and can now sit back and laugh about it.
√ Another Time & Another Place:
Yes, the difference is I was working at the time when you ---then worked ten or twelve hours a day. I worked in the field of electronics and at times the stress of it could be overwhelming. You found yourself thinking of maybe a week-end off to get away from it all---in a sense we were wishing our live away. This job also required me to travel a lot, that means sleeping many times in airports---in a chair or on the floor when a flight is cancelled because---Mother Nature---rules.
Now have you ever just been simply driving down the freeway to or from a destination that you did not want to arrive at? Well this is how I handled that feeling one time and it felt soooooo-good and I'm still laughing at it.
The traffic was bumper to bumper we had just been inching along so the car stereo was my best friend---as I searched for my favorite Blues/Jazz station and found it telling about the great food in New Orleans. Now being a Cajun lady and knowing my way around the great city of New Orleans my mouth was watering as they talked about the items on a menu at a famous restaurant. Just the thought of a big bowl of shrimp-Okra-Gumbo or a big plate of fried oysters. Maybe it was the fact that my stomach had only seen a chocolate donut and six cups of coffee that day had something to do with it?
Then It happened! Was it fate? there was that big green and white sign that said EXIT-BW-AIRPORT next exit. Well-----I still had that suit case of clothes in the back seat and the steering wheel just seem to turn at that exit. Luckily I had only to wait for a little over one hour to get the flight to New Orleans.
Yes, it was a simple spur of the moment act and it felt soooooo-good. To this day, I can honestly say that I have never tasted Shrimp Gumbo or Fried Oysters that tasted that good and believe me I have tried.
Yes my friends I can now check one more of those crazy things off my list that I did not have to do but now I am sitting here and laughing about it and still have a taste for some of that great gumbo and oysters---so jump that fence now and then and some day you too can sit back and laugh at how it felt---sooooooo-good.