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Learning to live

Today was a great day and a great weekend. I was able to go to Raleigh and spend the night in an 5 star hotel at a 1 star price, I looked at cars I would want to buy just couldn't bear to part with the money to buy and I sucked it up and had afternoon tea with my wife in a Tea Room in downtown Wake Forest. I also had a conversation with someone who showed me that while nice things are nice, they are no replacement for real living. Real living to me is about healthy relationships, doing healthy things and enjoying them both to the fullest.

I haven't always been the best friend, best son, best father or best husband and I don't think I am there yet either. But if I have learned one thing that I am working toward it is being there. Rudy Juliani said to me last week that he could miss a wedding, but he would never miss a funeral because it is important to be there in times of need. While I agree with the later I disagree with the former. You should be there for both and the in between.

Never will we say we wished we finished a TPS report or earned an extra bonus, we always will say I wish I could talk to him or her one last time. I lost a young Uncle this year in a very tragic and heart breaking way. I called him after his death and left him a message not knowing he had already passed, I really wished I could have actually talked to him one last time. The only gratification I have is that I did call. The point is don't wait another minute to make a relationship right or check up on someone you love cause in the end you are not going to care if you are right or wrong or who's fault it was, you are only going to cherish the time you spent together as friends or family. Control you to make life the best it can be and it will be the best it should.

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:29 PM, , links to this post

Now I have four days?

Isn't funny that even though we only have four days to work due to Labor day the week still goes on? I mean what would happen if every week was a three day weekend? Or for that matter a four or five day weekend? Would it cause efficiency to go down or productivity to go up? I read about Best Buy's Corp. Office removing restrictions to when and where people work to getting the job down in a specific amount of time and there productivity going up 20%. So the real question is do we work from 9 to 5 or 8 to 4 or 7 to 7 to be productive or to produce an image of being productive? The older I get the more I see it as the later, especially in an office environment. We have to be open from 8 to 5 because people expect us too?

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 7:42 PM, , links to this post

The Problem With The World Today!

I read this article and it dawned on me this is a prime example of what is wrong with this country. I mean I can't even say Really? It is just implied!

Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Warn That Nipple Jumpstart Might Be Dangerous
Seriously, people. Really?

Last March, Kyle Dubois, 18, put an alligator clamp on one of his nipples, with a classmate placing the clamp on his other nipple, while a third classmate plugged the cord into the wall. ... Dubois's parents say [Kyle's teacher, Thomas] Kelley failed to warn the class about the dangers of playing with the electrical cords.
The lawsuit also alleges that Kelley encouraged the boy to administer the shock - which temporarily stopped his heart - by offering him a Mountain Dew. Kelley denied the Dew allegations, but has since resigned.

Eighteen-year-olds in this country are considered legally competent to vote or join the military, and if they are competent to make those decisions they do not need to be warned about this. In fact, I would go so far as to say that no one of any age should require a warning about the effect of putting alligator clamps on one's nipples, whether or not they are then to be electrified. I look forward to having this rule enshrined in American jurisprudence.

Nor am I buying the Mountain-Dew-enticement allegations. What would that thought process have been? "Sure, running 120 volts through my chest sounds dangerous, but hey -- free Mountain Dew."

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 12:11 PM, , links to this post

In Da Face!

I use to run every day until my accident and after knee surgery I tried again to no avail. That said I use to hate one thing about running and that was STRETCHING. I don't know whether it was the effeminate feel I got or the hassle of doing it. That said I just read this article and I feel better even though I don't run anymore. I know kinda pathetic.

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 12:02 PM, , links to this post