Lost Ideas

Currently there are close to 2 dozen uncompleted drafts saved on my computer for Blog posts. “Well why the hell don’t you post them then? Share your wealth of knowledge and anecdotes with the world.” Honestly I’d love to, but most of them are incomplete thoughts because by the time I was able actually able to sit and get something typed out its  normally really late in the day and my mental processing reserves have been drained.(I actually just took a few minutes before continuing this post and combed through them to see if I could get rid of anything. 24 potential posts just got cut down to 6 including this one). Moving on….

Most of my problem is not being able to take a minute and at least try and create a rough outline for myself so I can go back and put some cohesive thoughts together and create something meaningful. The main roadblock is neither of my jobs really allow me to step away from a primary function for more than minute so the best I can do is write down an idea or maybe a thought. Anything beyond that I just have to cobble together in my head and hope it sticks for later. For the most part that normally doesn’t work out later.

I didn’t mean for this to be a gripe fest here, but it annoys the bejesus out of me when I sit staring at the idea that I wrote down and try and reassemble what was a really good story and/or some sort of potential learning experience for someone in the world. Full disclosure, this post started out as something else as well. Just managed to piece most of it back together to form what your reading now.

Keep your stick on the people. I know I’m trying to.

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Lost & Found

So for the better part of 2 weeks I had lost the “Lock n Lock” container that I take my work snack in. Amazingly enough it resurfaced a few days ago. My wife was briefly annoyed, but that quickly passed. However the next item I had TEMPORARILY MISPLACED may not go so well.

A couple of days ago while getting myself ready for the day I went to put on my rings
(there are three that I normally wear) and my wedding band was MIA. For a second I thought I was going to have to change my name, get plastic surgery, and move to New Zealand. Then sanity took a hold again and I began to back track myself to figure out where I had misplaced it.

I have the (bad?) habit of removing my rings when I eat something that will make my hands dirty and/or greasy. So as I normally do I removed them and put them in my pocket at dinner time. When it became time to get ready for bed I emptied my pockets (at least I thought I did) placing the rings in the catch all dish my wife got me.

Coming back around to the morning and I am getting ready and then have my panic attack and realize I may not have completely emptied my work shirt pocket. Low and behold there was my wedding band. Crisis averted, all hands stand down, return to DEFCON 5. Moral of the story is not to do that again, but as I am a creature of habit and most likely wont listen to myself.

Surprising Poll Results

For the most part I kept my political opinions to myself and avoided the topic of politics with my friends and colleges. I did this mostly because I wished to maintain said relationships, but also because I didn’t want any discussion to potentially devolve into an argument. Now after all the voting is done for the most part I have ventured a discussion with many a person.

What I am actually surprised at is how many people have abandoned the main stream candidates and actually voted for the 3rd party candidates out there. For those of you who did I thank you. I am of the opinion that we need to get away from the Democrat and Republican being the only viable options. It has caused too many issues with all levels government for too long.

I am also surprised at the number of people who have crossed party lines. I am glad that many people have taken the time to look outside their parties and see that sometimes the person “on the other side of the fence” can be the better candidate despite what your party leaders my say.

One thing that caught me off guard is the results of the mock election at the high school I teach at. The Donald won out among the students. I could speculate the influencing factors behind that, but I view it as a let sleeping dogs be rather than try and investigate.

Finally for the first time ever I had to stand in line and wait my turn to vote. Ever since I became of age to vote I have done so, but always noted voter turn out to be low. Now all across my state there have been recorder breaking voter turn out. For this reason alone it makes me proud to be part of our democratic system, but for all the reasons listed it is ten fold.