30 Jul

We just finished walking around the neighborhood. As we did, I noticed a man through a window. He was working at his desk, and I began to wonder what he was working on. Was he writing the next great novel? Was he writing a letter? Was he blogging? At the moment, I am sitting by a window, and people are probably looking in and wondering what I am doing.

I like to think that people like what they read here. It’s a hodgepodge of stuff, but it comes right out of my head. Sometimes, It’s travel. Sometimes, it’s music. Sometimes, its stories from the past. All the time, it’s something that is stuck in my mind and needs to get out.

I am not sure what needs to get out tonight, so I will just go down the list of categories on this blog and type this first thing that fits.Scattergories

Academics – School starts back soon. That means inservice.

Agriculture – The other day, I got gas at the Farmer’s Co-Op.

Art – There is a guy named Art who works at Beauty Boutique, Necole’s store.

Biography – The last one I read wasn’t very good, It was about Ward Bond, John Ford and John Wayne. It should have been good.

Books – I just finished The Eye of God by James Rollins. It is the further adventures of Grayson Pierce.

Childhood Memories – Tonight, I mentioned that my parents had a Weeping Willow in their front yard, and I used to play under it.

Comedy – Nothing is funny, at the moment.

Community – I was named to the local Planning Commission. This afternoon was my first meeting.

Crime – Tonight, I found out that a guy I once knew tried to kidnap his wife and lock her in a closet. Hopefully, he will get what’s coming to him.

Did You Know? – I forgot about this category. It needs to be revisited.

Dining – Tonight, we had a home cooked meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and green peas.

Dreams – Lately, my dreams have been less than memorable.

Government – Necole went to the DMV this morning. There is no reason they should be that slow.

History – I am getting my lecture voice warmed up.

Movies – We watched Batman Begins, and I realized that the guy who plays Joffrey on Game of Thrones was in it.

Music – We have a couple of concerts coming up – Don Williams and The Eagles.

Nature – There’s a great article about sugar in the latest National Geographic. Everyone should read it.

Photography – In a few days, we are getting more wedding photos made.

Rambling Ruminations – I think that is what this post is all about.

Relationships – I’m married.

Religion – I would like to write about it more, but a few things are better left unsaid.

Sports – College football is about to start, and my team, the University of Tennessee, is in the Southeastern Conference. However, you’ll never hear me chant S-E-C. I cheer for one team and hope the other ones lose every week.

Stupid Stuff – It’s an accurate description of this post.

Television – I’m waiting for Justified to crank back up.

Therapy – I used to go. I don’t anymore.

Travel – We just returned from California and will be heading to Arizona soon.

Writing – Am I the only person who doesn’t mess with those writing prompts?

6 Responses to “Categorically”

  1. hawkswill July 30, 2013 at 02:11 #

    That was a shock. What was it you didn’t like about the last biography you read, Rick? You are the first I have seen who didn’t like it. Just curious. It got rave reviews and more are still coming out. It has been on and off way up on the Amazon best seller list. Really am looking to hear your criticism, please as I am the one who promoted it. Thanks, KEITH

    • Rick July 30, 2013 at 16:36 #

      I felt that it became bogged down with unnecessary details. For example, it went through the plot line of every Wagon Train episode and who appeared in them. I can watch those if I want to know that. These are three interesting men, and I wanted it to cover their lives and relationships – what made them who they were. I didn’t fell that I knew these three men more after I read it than I did before, and that’s what I look for in a biography.

      • hawkswill July 31, 2013 at 03:40 #

        Maybe we didn’t read the same book. There was a great deal of new info…first seen pics, never seen letters to each other…..etc. Oh, no sense in arguing, LOL. Just glad that most everyone else liked it, and sorry you didn’t find anything new. Have a good one!

      • Rick July 31, 2013 at 15:11 #

        That’s why they make chocolate and vanilla. People like different things.

  2. July 30, 2013 at 16:26 #

    Congrats on getting hitched!

    • Rick July 30, 2013 at 16:28 #

      Thank you very much.

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