March 12, 2012

Passionate Randomness

I think one of the things I've been hearing a lot about Lex is that he died doing something he felt passionate about.

That has made me think.

I don't think I'm passionate about anything. Don't get me wrong, I have one of those full on personalities. If I'm committed, I'm fully committed and everyone knows it.

I was at a luncheon the other day and I said something... I guess rather strongly... and someone said, 'Bou, passionate? Phht. Not, Bou..." And I proceeded to be joked about for the next few minutes, which I personally thought was hilarious because... well, the women were funny, they're my friends and... they were right.

My overall attitude in life is 'take no prisoners'.

But in general, there isn't one THING I am passionate about. I may get passionate for a cause or passionate against an absurdity, but... there is nothing I do that someone would say, "Well, she died doing what she loves..." or "She died doing something she was passionate about."

Well, unless of course I died eating a doughnut. That's pathetic...


One day, one day, ... one day... I'll get this whole 'video from my phone to youtube' down.

One day it will happen.

I have this video of Bones practicing for his next vocal jury. He's just now memorizing a song and his voice is getting deeper and deeper. He's no longer comfortable at all in his head voice. He can't sing there consistently.

We had a lesson today and watching him attempt to fake it through words he doesn't know, was dang funny.


When I manage to get it to download onto Youtube, I'll post it. But for now, you have to use your imagination.


This time change thing is totally kicking my butt. We need to quit this nonsense.

There are some things that would change if I were Queen of my own Country. This time change nonsense is one.

And it's a running joke at work about "Bou's Country" or "If Bou were Queen..."

Last week someone behind me said, "I'm moving to her Country. It seems to make more sense" to which I replied, "There will be no foolishness..."

I stated some things that are happening locally that I'd overturn. For instance, there is a very rich man on trial for manslaughter. He killed a kid while drinking and driving. Cocaine may have been involved. He's going to get away with it. It made National news. The jerk adopted his girlfriend or some nonsense so he could hide his money.

I said, "There would be no trial. He'd just be executed."

Some logical engineer behind me said, "Umm... Bou... you're looking to start your own country, remember? Not take over this one..."

Right. Dang it.

I think my slogun would be "A Doughnut on Every Plate!"

I need to work on it...

Posted by Boudicca at March 12, 2012 10:23 PM

I'm right there with you.

Posted by: Threads at March 12, 2012 11:39 PM

"And a treadmill in every Rec Room!" - finished it for you.

If you are passionate about everything you do, I would think it would be pretty hard not to die doing something you are passionate about.

Posted by: Web at March 13, 2012 06:24 AM

Web- YES! Yes. Although I do think I prefer elliptical machines.

I think you have a point. I remember when my mother in law died during Mass. Everyone was like, "She died during church?!" and I would always reply, "The probability if dying in church is greatly increased should you go EVERY day." I think the twist was she died on the altar leading the rosary. That probability was low... not something she did every day.

So, yeah, if I'm passionate about most everything, perhaps that probability is just a little higher I'll be doing something I like...

This time change is KILLING ME. Holy crap. I feel like I should be hibernating...

Posted by: Bou at March 13, 2012 06:56 AM

Good Lord, it's like you're in my head! The whole dying while doing something you love... I was thinking the same thing, the only change being I'd probably die in front of my computer and that's worse than dying while eating a doughnut... at least doughnuts are tasty.

I loathe this time change thing. I have not seen a single person who admits to liking it... so how is it we still have it in place??? I want to find every single elected official's stance on changing times twice a year. If they are for it - throw the bum out! I want them to pick a time and stick with it - I don't care which one just pick one for crap sake! I want THAT to be the question they ask all these idiots during debates.

As soon as you start that country just let me know - I'm moving there.

Posted by: Teresa at March 13, 2012 09:20 PM

I'm not a big fan of my paying job. It keeps food on the table, that's it, But if/when I go, I hope it's at the zoo, where I volunteer as a docent and see lots of neat animals and meet lots of nice animal-loving folks. I spend my days off there. I don't get paid in money, just peace of mind. Everyone should be so lucky to have such a "hobby."
As for the time change thing? The no problem, the biggest hassle is having to look up how to change the clock in my car.

Posted by: George P at March 13, 2012 10:23 PM

But Bou, you are very passionate about a lot of things.

First and formost is your kids.

And Next is Math.

So you should die while doing the quadratic formula. Then they can say she died while doing what she loves.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at March 14, 2012 11:24 AM

QW- OK, that is dang funny.

Posted by: Bou at March 14, 2012 07:37 PM

Lex's passion. Atomic Veteran commented on InstPinch about a Lex post from 5/28/07 that about sums up that subject. (Click through to the video, then google the lyrics...)

What a good writer can do for ya with just seven words and a link.

Posted by: yaJames at March 15, 2012 10:59 AM