The Life Highway

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40 Days Until The Apocalypse – Day 2

Crazy Driver, · Categories: Uncategorized

20160930_193602So, we are now 39 days away from Election Day.  A few days ago, I decided to do a daily blog post chronicling the days leading up to the election.  My main reason for doing this is to get myself in the habit of writing everyday.  Outside of debates and campaign ads, will anything of significance happen between now and then that will provide me enough material to write on? I don’t know, but we’ll see.  So, yesterday was reeeaaalllllllly exciting.  I went to work.  And then I came home.  And then the wife and kids and I went out to dinner.  Then we stopped by my parents’ house.  Then we came home.  Then we went to bed.  I know, I know.  You’re thinking, I am SO going to share this on Facebook.  My friends will just LOVE reading this.  But I trust that over the course of time, there will be things to write about OR I will think of things to write about.  So bear with me.  One of the highlights of my day was listening to the warm, friendly voice of Vin Scully announcing the Dodgers-Giants game in what will be the last three games of his career.  In the restaurant we were eating at, the two televisions near our table were showing the Dodgers-Giants game and the Red Sox game.  That game featured Big Papi (David Ortiz) in the final regular season series of his career.  He hit a home run in that game.  Both televisions allowed us to see two baseball legends saying farewell to the game.  Will there be a lot of hoopla over my retirement when it happens?  Will I excel in my occupation to a degree that will make my retirement difficult for people to accept and will it elicit emotional responses from people, similar to these two men?  Is there something I need to do differently?  Something I need to do better?  Something to think about…

Pretend Road Trip – Oceanside, CA

Crazy Driver, · Categories: Uncategorized

Today I’ve arrived in Oceanside, CA.  I could tell you the wheather, but I…..”wheather”?  Why did I spell it that way?  Long week, I guess.  Weather.  That’s what I meant.  I usually like to let you know the kind of weather we are having on every place I visit, but I’m in Oceanside.  You know what the weather is like.  It’s perfect.  It’s always perfect in the San Diego area.

I consider Oceanside to be the gateway to San Diego.  When you’re driving south from L.A., there is a long stretch between Orange County and San Diego County that is barren and empty.  That is because you are driving by Camp Pendleton.  So, the normal array of houses, restaurants, buildings and vegetation gives way to a lot of nothing.  But after a considerable amount of time goes by, you finally arrive in Oceanside and the scenery becomes normal again.  Now, because I am traveling north, this means that I am leaving the San Diego area and will be making my way to Orange County.  We’re making progress…