Thursday, June 02, 2022

Thursday Ramble : Stickers


When we travel, I need to remember to put a couple of stickers in my wallet.  In Dublin the hotel had a sticker wall, and I had cleaned out my card case just before we left taking out two "I Voted" stickers with American flags on them.  In Reykjavik any metal box that was on the street, post boxes, electrical junction boxes were plastered with stickers.  And once again I had nothing the leave behind to say "I have have been here." Oh well, leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs and memories (oh and leave money behind, tourism is one of the top industries in Iceland.) 

I recently went through my calendar and blocked a week off, every three or four months.  I accrue about six weeks of paid time off each year and I have reached the use it or lose it point.  I work too hard to earn it, to forfeit it.  I had tried taking three day weekends to use up the days, but it is not the same as setting the email to gone away and not working for a week.  Getting away did me a world of good, I need that message to stick in my brain.  

American politics, what an ugly dysfunctional mess.  Mass murder goes unchecked, police standby and wait for the mayhem to end to protect their lives, so much for the good guy with a gun theory of safety. Schools shouldn't need to be fortresses, angry young men shouldn't have access to weapons of mass destruction.  The NRA is a terrorist organization. Some rights are protected, others trounced.  I admire those who had the strength to move.  I am probably stuck here for the duration.  (Sorry I usually avoid politics, but some things just stick in my brain.) 

June will be busy month in the office, probably most months will be.  The work will always expand to fill the time available, at times it will overwhelm the time that is available. I need to remember to make time for myself. 

Well that is kind of random collection of what is sticking in my brain at the moment.  It will all be okay, in the long run we will all be fine.  



12 comments:

  1. Lots of sticky wickets. Random stickers on public spaces make me nuts. I probably wouldn’t much like the look of the official sticker wall in the hotel, but it’s a fun idea.

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    1. It violates a sense of order, in a very clean country

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  2. I agree with Mitchell. I it drives me nuts too in addition to when I see lots of posters and events sign s layered on top of each other covering up things.

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    1. This was mostly post boxes, the backs of signs, and electrical junction boxes. A little graphiti,

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  3. From afar the world wonders with some serious head scratching.

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    1. Lots of head scratching up close

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  4. I'm kinda with Mitchell on this sticker one; and I like your motto of leaving footprints and taking photos.

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    1. Something that says I was here

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  5. I saw a mailbox similar to this in Seattle a few years ago when I visited.

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  6. I collected stickers when I was younger. I would never dream of sticking them on public property, though, then or now. I don't even like bumper stickers on my own car.

    It grows harder and harder not to feel sick about being an American with the horrible way things are and have been for awhile. Feels like the flood gates of evil have been opened and nothing can hold it back.

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    1. One person at at time, we make a difference

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