Looking at the hands of the time we’ve been given
If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking
If every second counts on a clock that’s ticking
Gotta live like we’re dying
- Who ever wrote that Kris Allen song that kinda reminds me of the Macarena
I understand the point that’s being made here. We should tell those that we love that we love them since you never know when the guy in the car in front of you will come after you with shovel. But overall it’s an awful approach to daily life.
To live like you’re dying…
- Tell your loved ones that you love them (hey this is a good one)
- Seek medical care
- Sell your stuff
- Put your career on hold. Graduate school isn’t going to help you at this point
- Don’t shop at wholesale clubs. Dying men don’t need a pack of 24 paper towels. Buy one roll; you’re dying.
- Have some fun. Go on a trip or spending spree.
So ya, don’t live like you’re dying. That’s stupid and morbid. Live like you have a tomorrow or your tomorrow will not turn out too well. If you need to pretend to be dying to tell those you love that you love them, you probably don’t love them too much anyways.
Breakfast is the first meal of the day – The F’ing Dictionary
As most of my friends lovingly appreciate, I don’t abide to the notion that breakfast can be eaten anytime. Your local diner can advertise having breakfast all day but there are special places in hell for liars like that, and their families.
Take this case study. Say you’re at work and you’ve just gone out to lunch with your friends. You’ve creatively chosen to eat “breakfast”; maybe an omelet. When you return your boss asks you if you ate lunch yet. Do you respond “yes, I already ate”, or the more confusing answer of “no, I ate breakfast again”? There is no good answer to this question given society’s approach to meal definition.
The literal solution to this is to refer to eggs at lunch as “foods typically associated with breakfast”. This will never catch on and is not the solution I propose. My solution is more of a food revolution that makes all foods acceptable at any time.
Why can’t you eat a hamburger in the morning for breakfast? Steak & Eggs is perfectly acceptable at Denny’s. How about a Ham & Cheese sub? An egg omelet with toast is fine. You can pretty much take any typical entree and rearrange the ingredients to be acceptable breakfast items. I’ve heard many people wish they could get an egg mcmuffin after 10:30AM but why not take that one step further. Why can’t I get a Big Mac at 7AM?
The stance on our cultures food norms is steadfast. New cookbooks written by celebrity chefs advertise either authenticity or simplicity. Why would you want either? Authentic just means someone’s cooked it before, just somewhere else, probably. Simple is just lazy and uncreative.
We’re still at a place in time where using fried potato products as condiments is laughed at. Meats beyond the cow, chicken or fish are considered gross. Has food really evolved in the past 50 years? Sure there’s cheaper and more efficient production, but the goal is to make the end product the same.
The food revolution starts now, led by me and probably featuring only me.
It’s such a lame excuse to say I’m tired
Everyone is tired, more or less
– Stephen Kellogg
This quote got me thinking about another quote recently, though I have no idea who originally said it to, um, quote it.
It was maybe 6 or 7 years ago and my memory says I heard it on a weekday morning show. It went something like this; If you are given the option of either staying in or going out, you will most likely never regret choosing the option to go out. This is obviously geared towards a certain crowd; 20-something, no kids and at least some disposable income. It’s also very circumstantial as there are obvious cases where staying in is a better option (hey, let’s run naked through Chuck e Cheese).
I wish I had taken this advice 15 years ago. It’s easier to tell your friends you’re tired on a Thursday night after working all day. But guess what, everyone works almost every day and being tired is no longer an excuse in my book.
It also got me thinking about how it can be useful in all aspects of life. Should I finishing writing that song? Should I wash the car? Should I go to the gym? Should I try yet another application of tater tots? Should I sit around and watch TV until I fall asleep? In most cases the only option that you’ll regret later is the latter.
It’s easier said than done, but whenever I chose the latter I later regret it. It’s time for me to create my own Red Rock Canyon.