• Random Thoughts on a Walk

    It’s a nice, sunny day, I guess I’ll do my walk outside today. I usually do this loop to the left. Maybe I’ll do it to the right today. Mix things up. There’s always a lot of traffic on this road. A lot of dump truck out today though. Man, those things are loud. Hard to hear my headphones. This gas station has been empty a long time. Wonder if they’ll ever put anything else here. There sure is a lot of trash out here beside the road. People are always throwing crap out of their cars. Sigh. And a ridiculous amount of it is cigarette butts. Big open field here. Owner is probably unhappy that he didn’t have someone who wanted to build on it, but nice to have it here. Lizard just ran across the sidewalk and disappeared into the grass. Nice view of Kennesaw Mountain from this direction. Never noticed it when walking the other way. Looks like I’m not the only one out walking today. Not going to walk as fast as those people though. Too hot. At least there’s less car traffic on this road. Turning again. Man, no one has cleared the sidewalk here lately. Going up under the Interstate again. That’s really loud. You never notice how loud traffic is until you walk around it. Or how much trash people dump out either. Bunch of crap under the bridge. Literal crap, actually. Looks like a used diaper. Sigh. Little creek over here. Looks

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  • Random Thoughts at the Mall

    It’s cold. It’s wet. I can’t do my daily walk outside. Guess I’ll go walk around the mall for a while. Crowded in here. Guess everyone else had the same idea. Why are all of you just standing here? You’re in the middle of the walkway. Do you have to stand in a line across the walkway just to talk? Huh, looks like the music store is going away. Big sale, maybe I should go check it out. Nah, when was the last time I bought a physical CD. I’d just have to rip it to get it on my phone anyway; I’ll just get whatever from Apple or Amazon. Guess that’s why the music store is closing. Another empty store. Looks like they’ve got a lot of those. Oh great, a bunch of people taking a survey. Let’s see if I can dodge past them. Another pretzel place? There are three pretzel places in this mall? Do people really like pretzels that much? Man, there are a lot of carts selling iPhone cases too. Is there really that big of a market for those things? Now a bunch of moms with strollers just standing in the middle of the walkway. Are Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister the same store? Just wondering. A train? There’s a kiddie train driving around inside the mall? Do they not want people to walk around here? Shoe stores. Man, there’s a awful lot of those here too. Do people really buy that many shoes?

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  • Random Thoughts at the Red Light

    It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s dark. It’s too early to be up. Why is this guy stopping so far back from the light? OK, now he’s got his right turn signal on. Why is he in the left lane if he wants to turn right? I could go around him, but there’s a median here. Is someone letting him over? Wait… is that person eating cereal? How do you eat cereal while driving a car? Do they leave it in their lap when they aren’t at the light? Wouldn’t that spill milk everywhere when they turn? Maybe it’s oatmeal, not cereal. Still makes no sense. Light changed. No, they’re holding the bowl and steering with their spoon hand. Glad I’m not going that way. What is Mr. Right Turn doing? OK, there he goes. Yeah, across three lanes of traffic and into a parking lot. What is he up to? At least I can pull forward now. Too bad the turn light is already gone. Guess I’ll wait here some more. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s dark. It’s too early to be up.

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