It’s cold outside. Sweet sainted mother of Mr. Whipple! Right now my phone tells me it’s 4 degrees, FEELS LIKE -8. I don’t care for it. Yesterday I was out there cleaning off the cars and within a small number of minutes, it felt like my hands were on fire. This is bullshit. Yeah, yeah… I know about gloves. You’re missing the point. It’s cold, very cold. That’s the point.
One more move, my friends! That’s what I’m clinging to. You’ve got to have something to cling to, right? I know I do.
As I’m typing this I don’t have the Monday podcast back from the guy who makes it sound good, but I’m hoping it’ll be coming over any minute now. In it I talk about the times I got injured doing stupid shit. I’m fairly risk-averse, so my stories are not very dramatic. Hopefully funny, though… But I’d like to get yours if you have any. Or even the stuff you witnessed. There’s seemingly no shortage of people doing stupid crap that leads to injury. Tell us all about it, won’t you? Also, give the podcast a listen for my modest entries into this category. It’s a solid episode I think.
By the way, the Tom Petty CD linked as Now Playing below is one of my favorites. It’s a great album, without a bad song. And nobody ever thinks about it or mentions it. It’s all Damn the Torpedoes and Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers with that man. But he had other great records. In fact, he never made a bad one. Yowza! If you only know the hits, do yourself a favor and dig a little deeper. Petty was great, for a long, long time.
I was talking to Toney this weekend about how I can’t really whistle. Oh, I can manage a weak little whistle lite, but it’s an affront to purveyors of the true whistle. I don’t know why I can’t do it, but I can’t. You can file a lawsuit if you’d like. Sheesh. Anyway, I’d like to know about simple things you can’t do for whatever reason. I’ve known people who can’t snap their fingers. Ha! It’s hilarious to watch them try. Anyway, please share whatever you have on this one. Use the comments.
And the podcast was just delivered. You can listen to it here, or wherever you snag your podcasts. Here’s the summary:
The title says it all. In this one I talk about the times I injured myself doing stupid shit. Although to be perfectly honest, I’ve never really been a daredevil. So, my tales are not super-dramatic. I throw in some other people stories though, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for listening!
Last week was terrible at work, my friends. One of the worst in recent memory. But I’m going to make this week better. We have a certain amount of control over things, right? If nothing else, our mood and general approach. So… to an improved week! Let’s all have a better one. And if you need inspiration here’s a little boost from one of my spiritual leaders, Ray Davies.
I’ll see you guys again on Thursday.
Have yourselves a fine week.