There I am taking the bus to work yesterday. It’s crowded, so everybody is sitting next to somebody. There are about 8 – 10 driver trainees on board, part of the reason for the fullness of the bus. I’m sitting next to one of the trainees, who is writing now and then in his notebook. Being the nosy bastard that I am, I naturally look at what he is writing. No surprise to discover that he is writing the directions for the route that we’re on. I go back to looking out the window for a few blocks, then boredom compels me to look again at his notebook. This is when I notice something odd. He has the route number (45) written on both the left and right pages. Not necessarily odd knowing that this route goes for an hour in one direction, then reverses for the next hour. But now I finally see what has been tugging at my subconscious… he has written the word “Left” at the top of the left-hand page, with “Right” being at the top of the other. Closer examination shows me that he is listing all the left hand turns on one page, and all the right hand turns on the other page. I so wish I could be on the bus the first time he tries to follow his own instructions.
I’m going to try this again. More as a challenge to myself than for any other reason. If I can keep myself to (at least) one post per week, I’ll consider the challenge met. I’m in the process of getting my courage up to start a couple new adventures in my life. One is to finally make an actual effort to get myself physically fit again. I haven’t actually been what I would consider “fit” since about 1988. Another is to start a small side business making and selling simple, hand-made jewelry with a folksy, slightly whimsical, southwestern desert influence. More details of both journeys will follow. I currently have 3 followers: one appears to no longer have a web address, one I went to high school with, and one is a personal defense related blog that is probably following by accident. At first, it will probably only be Dan that pays any attention. If you still watch WordPress, that is.
Wish me luck.
P.S. Any advice will always be cheerfully accepted. Whether or not it is actually followed is a different matter.