Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter.
~Dodinsky


28 May 2008

SOOOO ... WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO COCO?

i know i know ... came back a couple times, saying i was back, and then disappeared again. Sooo, what's with that?

Ever fall out of the habit? Plain and simple, i sit here wondering what to write about, and then i end up not writing, 'cos i don't want to appear lame, right? WRONG!!

Today, i bite the bullet, and write whatever comes to mind, no matter how little significance it might have. i'm not a poet, or a politician, or an activist. My opinions about most things make no sense to anybody but myself, and they are mostly emotionally driven, anyway, so who the hell cares except me and my own?

i don't really care to list all the complaints about the astronomical price of gas these days, or the guy who is planning on breaking the world free-fall record over Saskatchewan this week. Hey, if he's crazy enough to want to reach speeds of 1200 km/hr with his body and perhaps have an arm or a leg torn off in the process, what does it matter to the rest of the world, really? His decision. And if the price of gas hurts so much, why are we still driving big gas-guzzlers and NOT using public transit or car pooling? i counted the number of cars containing only one person crossing the causeway into the city this morning, and the ratio of single passenger vehicles to multi-passenger ones was about 1:20. And what's more, about 40% of the vehicles i met were minivans or SUVs. That isn't counting construction vehicles, pickup trucks and busses, either. There's another 30% for you. Problem is, the busses are nearly empty, unless they are school busses. i travel alone too, but i work 30 km outside the city, opposite direction to just about everybody else, i drive an economy car which still only takes $50 to fill and i get, on average, 10 days out of it. That seemed like a lot of money to me, until i was talking to one of my students and he was complaining that a fillup of the family pickup truck was $160 for the week!! i guess everything is relative.

So what the hell do i care about enough to write on? i don't watch tv, so i have no opinion about the shows that people watch because i have never seen them. i'm not just saying that, either. When i noticed that my son, who is 5, was becoming dependent on tv as a source of entertainment, i had cable disconnected. That was over a year ago. Now we actually do things together like read books, take walks and play games. It wasn't even difficult to make the switch. We check the weather on the computer, and keep up with the news that way, too, so we aren't missing anything. Once a week, on Saturday night, we make pizza and watch a dvd. It has become a special occasion for us, an event that we both enjoy. Without tv, we actually have more time for "us". Unexpected benefit.

i'm going to feature some kind of music on my blog each time i post (now doesn't THAT sound optimistic!) but i won't always post a Youtube video, 'cos they take too damned long to load once you've got a few on your page (take note, all you blogging Youtube addicts out there). Instead, i might try just posting the link to the Youtube video i want you to hear. Click on it to take you there - no muss no fuss. That also takes care of the "embedding disabled" feature (which ticks me off every time i see it - what's with that, anyway?)

Here's today's music - and i should warn you that i have eclectic taste, so you'll never know ... Today's selection is one of my all-time favorites, though, for a multitude of reasons.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uZWxErEbQkY

As you can see, i still have no ideas for this blog. About what shall i write ...?

7 comments:

Dana said...

My posts tend to run all over the place...just let yourself go, relax, and don't feel like you have to post! And if you don't have anything, pictures of Taylor are always appreciated!

Travis said...

Stream of consciousness stuff works for me.

Meribah said...

It's okay, Coco. We all get "blogger's block" from time to time. And it doesn't matter what you write so long as you have fun doing it. Hugs. :)

Anndi said...

The good old hockey game! WOOOOO!

Thanks for that Coco...

Write when you feel like it... that's what I do.

Bond said...

Funny...with no idea what to write about...you wrote an entire post!

I am one who could not live without the TV... nope, can't and won't...

I also can not watch the videos at work, so i will have to make a reminder to visit here when I get home in the evening, though those reminders do not always work.

Nice to have something new to read here...

Bond said...

Funny...with no idea what to write about...you wrote an entire post!

I am one who could not live without the TV... nope, can't and won't...

I also can not watch the videos at work, so i will have to make a reminder to visit here when I get home in the evening, though those reminders do not always work.

Nice to have something new to read here...

Bond said...

Third time I am trying to leave a comment here...

Glad you are back..nice to see your words...and just look, with nothing to say, you came up with a post!

i love TV, yup I do and watch it...maybe too much...but hey, I am older and set in my ways.

Hugs to you and B honey.

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