Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Hi guys! There's no justification for this post other than I have thoughts whirling around my head and you are my friends. So you get to hear them.
I squeeze the juice outta life and, lately, I've been squeezing a lot harder. I pondered why and realize it's because I'm happy. I want that happiness to continue so I'm vigorously doing legwork to keep it going. Aging causes you to sense the finite quality of life, the unavoidable reality that your life will end some day. I want to cram as much joy into my life before that inevitable event happens.
I'm loving my new motorcycle. Its high-tech features are so fun. Instead of fumbling for a key, you start the bike by pushing a button. And turn it off the same way. Today I'm riding into Manhattan to have a GPS installed. When touring in unknown territory, GPS beats pulling over to the side of the road and fumbling with paper maps. Oh, did I say fumbling again? Doing tasks outdoors with bulky gloves on your hands while speeding cars whiz by is harder than attempting the same tasks in the sheltered calm of a car. It's why having an EZ-Pass on a motorcycle is a godsend. In the old days before EZ-Pass, I used to fumble with coins while trying not to slip when putting a foot down on greasy roads in tollbooths. Some tech just makes life easier. Touring on a motorcycle is hard enough; small improvements in comfort are deeply appreciated.
When I was young, I had metal braces on my teeth. They hurt like hell. So when my dentist recently recommended I get braces again, I was not receptive to that advice. But my teeth are slowing moving in wrong directions so I acknowledged something needed to be done. I just had Invisalign put in my mouth. They're clear, barely-visible aligners that move your teeth like braces but can be taken out for eating, etc. They cause slight discomfort but the benefit is worth it. Have you heard of them?
What improvements are you making to your life? Do you think about improving things?