The Other Night
By Eddie Buck
The other night, I was sitting on the couch, bored with the standard fare of late night TV. I got adventurous and explored the offerings of my Fire Stick. For those who have one you know the endless possibilities of it. Those who don't know about it, look into it. It saved me over a hundred and a half a month on my cable bill. It's simple enough, you just plug it in and follow directions. But I digress. I was browsing different offerings and came across a couple videos on Gypsy Rose, which in turn became almost 3 hours of viewing pleasure. It made me realize, just how much I absorbed the obscurity and diversity that was all around me as a kid in the 1970's. I had just about every magazine that I could get my hands on, read them numerous times... cover to cover. To this day, I will be talking to someone, or watching topics on social media and can remember the most obscure details of something. In the case of my viewing the other night, all the people involved, the back stories and details came back. Not only was it a pleasant surprise to know my melon still retains a little bit of data... It was a nice trip back in time, and a good feeling remembering and rekindling some passions.
My every thought has been consumed by anything mechanical, for as long as I can remember. Of course, my family takes precedence and they are the exception. But, I can look at every old car , truck, or ancient piece of machinery and wonder if it is for the taking. Like I need more junk! I have pared down the funny cars to just one now. The thrill of the chase was part of it for me. Once they literally started stacking up, I realized they were never going to get finished unless I robbed a bank once a week and quit my business. So they all slowly found new homes, with the exception of the M/T Maverick. Hippos is wrapping up it's stay in Wichita and will be back soon. But I still am to the gills with cars and trucks. I never know what the next one that will come through the door will be. These days people get caught up and twisted into the wrong things. Things they can't do anything about by sitting around and immersing themselves in conversation on social media. The news, depending on who you get it from, seems to do the same. How about walking out to the garage, pick up a rag and wipe something off, pick up a stack of old magazines, move your tools around or stare at your car. Anything you can do in that respect, will make your outlook brighter. You put yourself into a better state of mind, if only for a short time before you have to go back to the daily nonsense. It's bound to relieve stress, lower blood pressure and put you in a better frame of mind. So, it has to be good for you ...RIGHT?
Okay, time to get up and get the day rolling.
Carry on young Americans!