Some thoughts from the coast for you this Monday.
The school run this morning gave me reason to wonder if alcohol is really the friend that men think. For all those men that seek solace in a pint of beer I would suggest that the school run should be compulsory viewing, the same for the lads that spend their weekend chugging shots.
This is another example of the inefficiency of the state. Millions are spent on safe sex messages that have no hope of connecting with a young audience. The NHS stock piles tons of condoms but can’t ever quite work out how to give them away even though they want to. The simplest and quickest way of demonstrating the importance of birth control is to take these people on the school run. Make them stand there on a Monday morning and observe the whole experience, we don’t want them to only see the highlights after all. Then take these young men back to a classroom and place a raw leg of lamb in front of them, dressed in a T-shirt. One simple question is all that is needed “this is a pain free version of your arm, could you chew through it before she woke up?”
In other news one of my fellow travellers this morning clearly took the ‘be more dog’ advert very seriously. Sitting on a bench at the station he had a cat curled up on his lap, I thought this was odd because I have not seen any strays frequent the station. When the train arrived the traveller and his cat boarded, apparently they were having a day out! Sadly he stayed on the slow train so I wasn’t able to see how far he travelled, I would have loved to see him and the cat on the metro.
On a personal note I have had one of those weekends when I have been comfortably confident in achieving my end goal. Views of my beloved Isle have filled several hours of the weekend and reminded me that it is home. It may not be where I live right now and I may not have lived there before but the comfort and familiarity that I find in both desolate winter scenes and their golden summer alternatives is all I need to know. There are some great opportunities at the moment but I am positive I will find what I need when I am back off ‘pause’.
I may have some significant hurdles still to overcome but my Physioterrorist is right when she says that I don’t give in and I don’t listen to advice that doesn’t suit me. I may walk an awkward path that doesn’t follow straight lines but it’s my path and it leads to my goals. I will achieve because it’s what I do, after all I’m typing this with hands that shouldn’t be able to aren’t I?