If you are into genealogy you can run searches to see if you share relatives in common and discover you are a distant relative of some people.
For example I ran a search on the connection between someone and myself and got Person XYZ is your great uncle’s niece’s husband’s uncle’s wife’s sister’s husband’s nephew’s wife’s brother’s wife’s great nephew!
I intentionally haven’t shared the name of the person but I can assure you I cut and paste the response I got after the search.
So if you have come here because you want to read about destiny and soul mates you must think it is June though it is really March.
I could help with your confusion by spelling things out but what fun would that be. Better you ask and when you do, remember to say please.
Anyhoo, I am trying to reconcile how fast this weekend went against the lack of desire to have to go to work tomorrow.
Must mean it is time to put in for some more vacation, which I have in the bank and clearly am in dire need.
How do I know that?
New Car Time
Been reading the Consumer Reports car issue and thinking about what kind of car I want to drive as the time has come to look into securing a new one, if not two.
Don’t mistake that to mean I have won the lottery or been gifted with bags of money because I haven’t.
Instead I have come up against a moment where I have to do something about one vehicle and might need to do something about another.
The latter is 16-years-old and I have a sneaking suspicion maintenance is going to turn into a larger repair that I am not going to to want to go forward with.
Had I deeper pockets and more skill at some things I might consider doing it myself but I don’t think it is a good use of my time or money so if things go a certain way changes will be made.
In case you are curious, that is me in the photo above just before I took a Ferrari 458 Italia for some laps around a track.
That’s my instructor going over the car and reviewing the track with me and obviously a couple of shots of the car in motion.
There may be better shots floating around but they’re tangential to the main purpose which is twofold.
- The Ferrari was fun to drive on a track but it is not practical for daily life.
- Maintenance isn’t practical for me either. I wouldn’t own one unless I had the kind of money where I could buy it without a second thought.
I don’t want a car running my life. I don’t want to worry about whether it is going to break down, get stolen, or have to try to park it a 500 feet away from everything so it doesn’t dinged.
Besides, if I am driving something with that kind of power I am going to want to be able to open it up and go. Thoroughbreds aren’t made just to trot around a track.
So now the question is sedan versus SUV. The days of minivan life are far in the past and now the focus is on other experiences.
One of the hardest life lessons is recognition that opportunity doesn’t keep knocking. Some are time sensitive and will disappear if you do not attend to them.
That doesn’t mean new opportunities will not come nor provide you with standards and benchmarks for determining if one is superior to the other.
If you are lucky it is obvious but you don’t want to rely upon luck and hope that what lies behind door number one is better than what you hold in hand.
Though it may be common for people to say what is meant for you won’t go past you there are times where I can’t but wonder if it is what we say to make ourselves feel better about missed connections.
So I have learned to pay attention and to try to open the door when it is presented. Better to feel like you have paid attention and been active participant than to just pass through life.
This much I know to be true.