Obvious Dirty Harry reference needed, .44 (post) magnum..

Could not resist. This entry should start out with Dammit!, followed by an apology. I went to bed last night and suddenly had an idea for today’s blog. A really good idea. Such that I started to write the blog in my mind. Then, I shut the brain down so I could get some sleep. Ding, dong, guess what I forgot this morning? Right, what I was thinking about last night.  This is frustrating.  Now, the future game plan might be to write down on some paper near the bed the topic and hope that I can rebuild the thoughts in the morning. Or, just get out of bed and let the muse motivate me into writing.  I’m not really sure which choice I will make.  I would certainly hope that if I had written down the subject last night, that the inspiration would have returned in the morning.

For lunch today since it was not too hot or humid I took my sandwich and bottle of water over to Allaire State park in Wall, NJ.  The park is about 5 minutes from my office. Usually I have my iPod or Oakley mp3 sunglasses to provide the music for my walk. Both of these items are still in my camera bag from the trip to Lake Placid. I guess I did not do quite as good a job putting my things away as I thought. So, without music to distract me, I walked 1.5 miles each way trying to remember last nights topic. Frustrating. But on the bright side, today is National S’mores Day. There truly is a day for everything and everybody. At the Allaire State Park they have a railroad that goes around the park. The trains whistle blows and you can ride the circuit if you so choose. Click here to see a video of the train as it passes by. I shot this while walking back to my car.

So, I wrote the above part of the blog while waiting for the work day to end.  I got in the car to drive home, still thinking, thinking. I put Radio Margarittaville on, it’s always on in my car. And drove south on the GSP. Third or fourth song is Tree Top Flyer, the “hidden track” from the Barometer Soup album. And bamm, just like that, I had the blog topic from last night. This time I wrote the subject down. See, I can learn a new trick. I will work that subject, maybe publish Saturday or Sunday. I’m excited, I hope the end result meets my expectations.  Then, I head towards home, and instead of getting off at my exit I go to the next exit which is for Route 72. This is where all the stores are. Driving to work this morning I got the idea in my head that my DW had not had flowers on the table in a few weeks. I thought, self, she needs flowers. Not necessarily roses or anything fancy, just something pretty. So I am walking around the grocery store and I call her on my cell. She had a tough day and could I please stop somewhere for wine. Ok, I said, I’m downtown in the grocery store and will get wine when I’m done.

Flowers, wine, makings for S’mores. I am king (at least for today). Dinner was good, mosquitos chased us in early. I picked  half of a five gallon bucket of tomatoes. Some will go to work, the rest will go to the freezer. Tonight’s picture was sent to me by DS2 this afternoon while he was walking on the south jetty in Barnegat Light. He was working on his next song. Writing music near the ocean.  Enjoy the video and the picture.


Barnegat Inlet, Barnegat Light, NJ


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 01:04:40

    Heard today a blogger call his three children Cost Center 1, 2 and 3 today instead of DS 1,2 and 3…..


  2. Megan
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 07:55:40

    Nice blog P thanks for sharing lots of tomatoes? Cool. Glad you rememebered your idea as well 🙂


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