Monday, July 19, 2010
Well, as I approach my 29th birthday, I realize that I've been caudled like a baby on a pillow. Of course, I've worked. I've even got workers' hands. I work fast, too. That's because my Dad owned a factory. I used my reasonably efficient deduction skills to determine that the fact of my father owning a factory, and that I worked there from 12 to 28, is the reason I work fast. I brush my teeth fast, I get dressed fast, I paint fast (alla prima preferably), I walk fast, and I even eat fast. I was approached regarding the issue of my swift behavior and realized then that I had some things to think about. For one thing, it's not always in one's best interest to work fast. For example. I wash my face fast. Once I stopped and read the back of my neutrogena bottle, I read that it takes 30 seconds of rubbing vigorously on a moist face in order for the facial cleanser to effectively do its job. Normally, I'd spend about 5-10 seconds. Sure, I fly by the seat of my pants with the best of 'em, but wouldn't it be for my best interest to actually and truthfully take the accurate time allotted for the various (however mundane they may be) tasks I engage in throughout the day. So, I've been working on slowing down. My Dad sold his business. He also sold the building. In case you don't know, my dad's business is called Bottomland Naturals and we make/made edible (and non-edible) birdhouses. "Wouldn't that be hard on one's digestive system?" I've been asked (more times than I could possibly count!). No, silly, it's edible for the birds. It's a wooden house covered with non-toxic (and organic) glue. Once the birds finish eating, they still have a house to live in! It's like a bed and breakfast for the birds! With this in mind, it's interesting to note that my dad sold his business to an individual, and the building to a different individual. The latter of the individuals owns a moonshine operation. He maks apple pie and blueberry flavored moonshine. I've tasted both, and yes, they actually do taste like their titles. So here's to birdhouses and booze!