It’s Thursday here on Daily Dose of Decadence, the day Decadent writers share what we’re thirsty for, thankful for and thoughtful about. Here goes . . .
Thankful.A couple weeks ago, I was innocently driving into the parking garage at work, and a cement pole jumped in my way. If you think it’s easy explaining to the insurance adjuster that, “Yes ma’am, I totaled the passenger side door of my car” and “No ma’am, no other car was involved in the accident”, try it! The collision guys down the road were on it, and in almost no time, I was back on the road.
Most bang ups in life aren’t that dramatic. It’s getting to the grocery store right when they’re locking up, or finding out that e-mail you just sent—oops—wrong person, or your kid comes home and lets you know that the school project you thought was due next week is due tomorrow. When these moments happen, we all have someone we turn to, whether it’s a quick phone call, a few words in a text message or an email to someone who you know will listen. And mostly, we walk away feeling all fixed up. So today, I’m thankful to the Fixer Uppers in life. You do a bang up job!
Thoughtful. Not even a hundred years ago, two pieces of technology that dominate our lives were just ideas waiting to happen. The first public demonstration of television was in 1935 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Folks lined up for blocks to see it. A camera (yes, just one) was near the door. As people went in, they saw themselves on the nearby “receiver,” which was the bottom of a ten gallon jug. Today we have flat screen televisions that look like windows on a few hundred different realities. In the 1870’s, two inventors, Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell, designed new-fangled things that could transmit voice electrically. Mr. Bell made it to the patent office first. Today we have cell phones that do everything but wash the car. So, I’ve been thinking. What’s the next great idea? Where do you think it’ll come from? How do you think it’ll change our lives?
Thirsty.You know how you hear about someone “drinking” in a sight? Well lately, I’ve been thirsty for a good movie. I live just outside Dallas and even though I wrote this ahead, I can guarantee that if you check the weather in Dallas right now, it’s hovering near a hundred degrees. I grew up in New York. And in those hot summer days, when movie matinees were only $1.50 and about two bucks for soda and popcorn, there was nothing like drinking in a good movie and soaking up all that free air conditioning. Seen any good movies, lately? Cause, it’s hot out there!
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