|"Curly hair, Cool shades! It HAD to be that '70's Disco Era!"|
By Alan P. Scaglone
I have always thought that I would love to live in Seattle!
I love the rain…it rains over 300 days in Seattle!
I love the overcast days—just a sense of cool and calm.
I love the feeling of relaxing on a rainy day.
I even had a job offer in Seattle one time—that I almost took – but I couldn’t be away from my kids that long.
Just always thought—Seattle would be my kind of city.
Then came Tropical Depression Dufus!
Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it!
POINTS2PONDER Ever wonder why we wish for things we don’t have and then—when we get them—we wonder why we thought this was what we wanted?
I am a Florida native—who loves my rainy, overcast days!
I have friends who call me when it’s rainy and say, “I know it’s your favorite kinda day!”
I am fortunate that my lovely wife—loves rainy days, too!
On our wedding day, it rained all day!
People walked up to us and said, “So sorry about the rain!”
We looked at each other and said, “Sorry? God gave us our favorite kind of day!”
I really thought I could live in a tropical rainforest—until—this past weekend!
I have to say—as a Florida native – Sunday was a first for me!
I woke up to the sound of rain outside our window…nice way to wake up!
I looked out the window and…it was raining steady.
Around noon—I checked the window again—still raining.
At 5pm, I remember saying “Is it really going to rain all day?”
As the day turned to night—without a sunrise OR a sunset – I said to my wife “This is a first for me! It literally rained all day and now…it’s night time…and still raining!”
And…at midnight, when I finally put my head on the pillow—it was still raining outside that bedroom window!
Wow! It seriously rained…and rained… and rained!
I got up for work Monday morning and -- still raining!
Then I said the words I never thought I would say… “Enough already! This rain needs to stop!!—Driving in the rain is NOT my idea of a good time—Those drivers are crazy out there!”
And yet—It continued to rain—until about 4pm!
I decided then and there—I am SOOO glad I didn’t move to Seattle!
Nope—my affair with rain is over! And all it took was a Tropical Depression named Dufus!
It doesn’t have to be rain or shine…
It can be curly or straight! Ever notice how people with straight hair always want to curl their hair and people with curly hair always want to straighten their hair?
See that picture above? Guilty!!!
Yep – that was me—in my younger years—with curly hair – the store bought kind! Did that for about 10 years—Yes I am admitting that I had my FRO… courtesy of a box and ammonia!
And then there are those who wear glasses...who don’t need to.
And those who need to wear glasses…and don’t!
I remember my first pair of glasses—during the disco era—I didn’t need glasses!! I had 20/30 vision! The same since I was in first grade!
But…I decided that I would look “cool in shades” – and I convinced my optician that I needed “reading” glasses!
And there I was…tinted shades worn all the time—cool factor!
Wish I didn’t have to wear my “cool” shades every day now, from sunrise to sunset!
It’s the story of the ages...we all just want what we don’t have—UNTIL we get it!
Then…we kinda wish…
It would stop raining already!!!
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