Saturday, June 05, 2010

Weekend Ramblings

* A person should never be judged by how they dress on laundry day and/or in laundromats

* When surrounded by people with political views that differ from yours, the ability to make noncommittal noises and otherwise keep your mouth shut is a valuable one

* When presented with noncommittal noises, the average person will assume you are agreeing with them and/or their views

* Having housekeeping come in daily is a lovely, lovely thing

* Realizing you've tightened your belt four full notches without really trying feels damn good

* The best thing to do with a lonely person is to just talk with them. This will entail a lot of listening. That's okay.

* Television in Alaska is based on central time zone

* People will ask you to read some unexpected things when you are a published author

* Having glasses makes the world look very different

* Being able to pay bills and put a little into savings every paycheck is something I don't think I will ever take for granted again

* As much as I hate to admit it, some times I miss having the money we had when I was growing up

* Mosquitoes in the interior are rabid, mutant, vampire mosquitoes

* 100% DEET will only discourage rabid, mutant, vampire mosquitoes; it will not repel them completely. It will, however, strip your nail polish.

* Do not shave over mosquito bites unless you have band-aids available

* Clean laundry is a gift from the gods

* Zombie movies make for great double or triple features

* A taste of civilization can get you through a long spell without it

* Deadlines are a requirement if I am to ever accomplish anything

* Sometimes, learning that no decision has been made is even better than learning one has been

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Hermes said...

I am deeply in touch with these lessons and have learned most of them myself. mosquito nets. You can get cheap ones next time you're in civilization that will cover the bed.

2nd. At the risk of being patronizing, the longer you stay away from cities, the more you grow accustomed and prefer the bush. Wait for it. One day, you will prefer log cabins on Crown land deep in Dene or Tahltan territory. I promise I'll visit.

MikeC said...

Clicking Like.

Neo_Prodigy said...

"* The best thing to do with a lonely person is to just talk with them. This will entail a lot of listening. That's okay."

CO-SIGNED!!!! Not talk at them, or down to them but talk to them as equals. And listening means letting them express themselves and knowing when to shut the frack up.


BostonPobble said...

GOML! ~ 1. I have mosquito netting, both for my head and for my bed. Luckily, situations have not transpired that require me to use them. The mutant, rabid, vampire mosquitoes like my ankles. A Lot. 2. Interestingly enough, it's already getting crowded in my skies, and we're only in Fairbanks. Who knows where we will end up having coffee.

Mike C ~ :)

Neo_Prodigy ~ Yep, you get it.

Rose said...

Great food for thought!