Buoyed by the success of the Northwestern Wildcat football team to petition for, and be allowed membership in, a union, this weekend I formed my own union. It is small, only 4 members so far, just guys who need a break, but as full time participants in life we feel that often we are asked to perform work that is too difficult, and dangerous, or tedious, and demeaning, or complicated, and demanding. Well, things are about to change.
But, we are standing together, through thick and thin.
We are working out the dues right now, and that is kind of important. But, we are standing together, more or less, except for the cheapskates, who want to get by on almost nothing. Plus, the division of responsibility is burdensome for those of us at the top, right now the treasurer is not talking to the sergeant at arms, it is kind of childish. The president thinks the vice president stole his Swiss Army Knife, complete with water filtration device, and flash light, it was nice. And nobody wants to make coffee, they leave a tiny little bit, just so they don't have to make a fresh pot. Man, that really irks me. But, we are united, strong, indivisible.
Plus, there is this whole meeting schedule, nobody wants to meet on Tuesday, because that is when America's Got A Voice And Is Not Afraid To Use It is on. Wednesday doesn't work for Tom, he has hot yoga, and Thursday is out for Bob, bowling night. Monday is, well just Monday, Friday is family time, so there is going to be some difficulties. But, once we get this worked out, we are rolling, together.
We stand united, but not too close, until Brent buys some better clothes, nobody wants to be seen next to a guy wearing plaid so gaudy it would shame a golfer. But, together we are going to change things. We are looking for new members, if you are interested, let us know, at Life Explained Local One, Chapter One, A New Beginning. Dues are cheap, so far, and we are here to help you, depending on what you want, as long as it not Tuesday.
Monday, March 31, 2014
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There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.