Last night I dreamed that I was a defense contractor working as a new member of an analytic team.
I needed to find a way to learn more quickly about my target. The contract was for the Marines. So I put on an old military uniform and went to the Marines and volunteered to work half days for free.
The only uniform that I could find was Army BDUs and had PFC (E3) stripes sewn on … things were going well until they started doing all kinds of exercises and running. They said that if I wanted to hang with them then I had to participate. That’s when I woke up from the dream. I’m 58 and a retired Warrant … I’m not running even in my dreams.
I blame it all on the spicy chicken sandwich that I had for dinner … and the Robert Heinlein Starship Trooper book that I am reading … and my past life as an analyst … and present life as a recruiter thereof … or something like that.
Am thankful for all the things that I’ve been challenged with. Have seen several 3, 5 and 7 day challenges going round. Thank you for including me. Am not good at schedules (best intent!) so let me combine all the challenges together: I am thankful for just about everything in my life. Things happen. I survive and thrive. Bad leads to good … somehow. It is what you make it. When in doubt: grab a clipboard, put on a smile, act like you own the world and you will … at least where you are standing. Life happens. I love a challenge. Bring it on.
Many thanks to Connie Moser for sharing the video above with me. Connie is my ‘Lil Sis’ … some family you are born with and some you get to choose!
Since 2011 I believe the cosmos have sent me several repeat messages: You think that you have time but here is a reminder to do something better and perhaps different with your time. Your warranty has expired. Not renewable.
CANCER / Eat your broccoli!
One year ago this week I returned home from Walter Reed after having part of my lung removed for cancer. Three more operations for more cancer elsewhere would follow through the end of September.
Have completed my one year checkup. No bad in sight. The Robin Williams suicide has made me reflect. In the middle of my chemo and radiation treatments I remember thinking that if an Angel appeared and said I could let go if I wish and move on: I would have. Cheerfully.
If the Angel were to visit me today: Kiss my ass. I ain’t going anywhere. Life is good. … but darkness can visit us all.
2CELLOS – Thunderstruck [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
22,659,249 people saw this video before I did. There is no specific reason that it took me so long either to view the video or to fall in love with it. I just prefer to make sure that something is not a fad before I join in … unless it has blinking light.