Would Live Blogging The Mile High Club Be In Poor Taste?

Airplane Flight Wing flying to Travel on Vacation

Don’t ask me how I came up with that headline or why I keep hearing someone say never bring knife to a gun fight. It is just one of those days or weeks where I shake my head, roll my eyes and wonder if it is ok to start drinking at  6 AM or better yet just not stop.

The clock shows 6:30 and I am laughing because I just heard the Wilhelm scream on the television again. Kind of funny to think about the different paths to immortality but I suppose a movie scream isn’t such a bad thing, certainly there is far worse.

The children and I talk often about the importance of taking responsibility for our actions and trying to do the the right thing all the time as opposed to just the right time.

It doesn’t always work out that way but life is filled with complexities that work both for and against us. All we can is our best or so they tell us. I still maintain that I just might be able to tell you how to raise the perfect daughter.

The Return of CommentLuv

I turned off the Comments Evolved plugin and turned on CommentLuv again and am curious to see if there is mad rush to the comments box but I am skeptical about that.

In part it is because there are a million distractions that prevent people from commenting and I am about to go on a writing tear or so I think.

Hard to say for certain because I am publishing content in so many different places but I am kind of enjoying the pace I have set and there is more joy in these words than you can imagine.

I don’t know if it will lead to 500 comments and I am ok with that because that it is a hell of a lot of work to respond to so many. I am more concerned with the quality of the content than with the number of comments I receive but at the same time I didn’t turn CommentLuv back on just for the hell of it.

How to focus on blogging when you just don’t have the time

Sometimes when I think about how to come up with more time to write I think about my friend Jens because not only is also a blogger, but he is blogging in two languages.

One of these days I want to head out to Norway but I think I’ll probably try to go during Summer because I don’t know about all that snow.

What I am certain of is that the pictures I have seen make me think Norge er kult. Hope Google Translate didn’t screw that up for me.

Reminds me of being in Israel at an ice cream shop. A guy came in and in broken Hebrew tried to order cheese.  He said:

אני רוצה קצת גבינה

When he should have asked for:

אני רוצה קצת גלידה

I know many of you are scratching your heads or moving on because you don’t read Hebrew so I’ll give you the triple A transliteration:

Gaveenah: Cheese

Gleedah: Ice cream

That transliteration may or may not make it easy to see how there is some similarity between the words. All I know is that the guy behind the counter gave the person who mistakenly ordered “cheese” a great WTF look.

Anyhoo, if Jens can find a way to write in two languages I can find a way to blog.

The Mirror Doesn’t Lie

I bought a new suit the other day and discovered the mirror hates me. At first I thought it was a fun house mirror and then I realized the damn thing hadn’t changed a thing and was giving me an honest reflection.

That mirror is an asshole.

I wasn’t as bothered by the extra flesh as much as I was by the hairline because it has become clear that I have been betrayed.

There is a mass exodus on top of my head and I don’t like it. It is time to get serious about getting serious about my fitness because my vanity only goes so far.

It means I can deal with having some extra weight and a full head of hair but I can’t deal with being bald and chunky. So we are making arrangements to cut out junk food and to start a hardcore lifting program.

And then I am going to go back and visit the mirror.


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  1. penneyfox December 11, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Would you look at this place? I disappear for I don’t know how long and you re-decorate the whole place! LOVE the new layout. I’ll have to stop in more often and see how that diet thing is coming along 🙂

  2. Betsy Cross December 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    You made me laugh. Going bald is a bummer for some guys. My son who’s only 24 (?) is slowly going bald. Shave it off, I say! Bald is beautiful. He won’t. Really bums him out! Poor kid!
    We are all vain….makes for something to do when we’re bored. Happy people are attractive no matter their size.
    You could do what my sister did when she over-processed her hair one day and turned it green; she covered every mirror in the house and didn’t look in one until it was safe to color over it. She was 16 I think. But it worked for her.
    I like the simple commenting system better myself. The other one was a bit scary….too many choices. Part of why we comment is to interact with other people who comment. The other system made me feel like I’d miss their comments if I didn’t go where they’d been. So, thanks.

    • Jack December 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Hi Betsy,

      Eventually I will shave it all. Not going to do it until it reaches a certain point, figure I might as well enjoy being covered a bit longer.

      I sort of wondered if the old system had too many options. Been lost in my own world for so long I forgot to ask.

  3. Stan Faryna December 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    You may be spreading those words thinly, but I imagine it will work out soon enough.

    Of course, I am not putting enough words out there. I have effectively gone from 30k readers/month last year to 10 readers/month at present.

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