26 September 2014

Relax

I'm sitting in my bed, relaxing. It's nice. Usually the times in early afternoon are used to do homework. I'm a thirty-year old fool that has homework. I decided to continue to drive toward my MBA. It's though online correspondence. It's not as cool as a "real" MBA, but I think it's still worth working for.

Anyway, I had some things to write about. I'm kind of distracted right now. I'm listening to the Bad Christian Podcast right now. I had to pause it. My thoughts were all over.

...paused.

Okay. So today. I'm relaxing. It feels nice to lay (lie?) down and just relax. I'm writing for fun and not for a paper on marketing strategies. My MBA classes aren't super hard, but they're time consuming. Time is something that I have the least of these days. Being a full time employee, husband and father, (and now Lindsey's preggers with our 2nd), time is precious. And man oh man, it feels good to be here relaxing. Bless my wife's heart, she's working right now, and she deserves this down time more than I do.

This weekend is starting off to be a good one. Today I went to my son's favorite spot in Albuquerque--the Rio Grande Zoo, which I guess they now call the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Luke loves this place. We checked out the polar bears, the seals, snakes, alligators, camels, giraffes, then we rode the train to the aquarium and hung out with some sea fish and sharks. It was a fun time.

Now, I'm relaxing and thinking about things. I'm thinking about politics. I'm thinking about religion. I'm thinking about science and culture. This is my time to think, when Luke is napping. My times with him during the day are times of learning. It's amazing watching him learn all these new things. What's really cool, also, is that I get to learn with him! Like this morning, I would read the info plaques to him about the animals in the exhibit, and I learn, too.

And now I'm thinking about FACEBOOK. AGAIN! Dang it, Facebook. I was in a discussion with my brother over Hangouts the other day about social media. I asked him to join Instagram so that he could see some of the pictures I post of his nephew. He protested saying that Instagram is full people's selfies and had no interest in joining. We went back and forth about Instagram and Facebook. They've both got their downsides, and it's about who you follow. I'm on Instagram, Google +, and Twitter for my own reasons. I like the photos people post on Instagram, it's mostly artistic. Google + has it's interesting things. And Twitter I go to for news and weather. What all these social media outlets don't have are my friends and family. I mean, I have some friends on Google +, but they aren't really active on the site. Instagram's the same.

The other night I made a big fuss about Facebook and how I hated it. I still do, but it's really just a way for all those people to vent. I can relate the way people act on Facebook to the way people act when they're driving in their car. People have a protective barrier between themselves and the world when they are in both things. People act likes jerks when they're in cars and say all sorts of things they would never dream of saying if they were face-to-face with that person. Facebook is the same way. We tell the truth. We probably disclose too much of our lives on our Facebook feed. That's fine. Our culture is naked in Facebook. We're all exposing our ideas and trying to work things out in our heads. So, I'm back on FACEBOOK. I'm back because even though I hate it, I know it's here to stay and I have a life that some people want to keep up to date with. Phone calls are a thing of the past. Facebook is here and this is how we communicate. I'll post photos of my son. I'll post photos of my day and what's on my mind.

Here's something that's on my mind... I was considering buying a car because the CD player broke in my car. It doesn't get more american than that! Geez! Maybe I should just camp out at an Apple store now for the next iPhone. It was dumb, I know. I love music, though. I listen to Static Radio a lot, but I also have a Google All Access subscription, so I want to be able to take advantage of that. I also want to be able to listen to my podcasts in the car as well. Buying a car wasn't the solution. I then considered buying a new car stereo. That was much more reasonable. I didn't do that either. I decided an accessory to my phone would hold the answer. I bought the Motorola Droid Roadster 2. It's Bluetooth and it has a built in FM transmitter. Perfect. And I don't have to worry about a car payment. Smart.

So, that's all for today. I was thinking about other things. But those things will have to wait in my brain until the next time I blog.

Back to my podcast.


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