My Thoughts

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Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to worry. Insider would
never put himself in the category of people that stresses about the little
things, but when it comes to eating it’s a different story. The old guy has
gotten to the point in his life by eating whatever he wants when he wants. If
he wants to crack into a gallon of Breyers and finish it one seating, he does
and he’s not one to worry about what it does to his waistline, let alone his
blood sugar, cholesterol or calories. Now the hip thing to do is look at the
carbohydrates and transfat on certain products. Well, Insider took a look at
his freezer the other day and started to “count carbs.” The old guy took a look
at another brand of ice cream stocked in the back of the freezer. It said 32
carbs per serving and there was six servings listed. Does that mean Insider
just put back about 192 carbs in one sitting the other night when he ate an
entire carton of Breyers vanilla fudge twirl? The old guy hopes so because that
would make a “carboholic” and he’s always wanted to be an “oholic” of something
and alcohol is not his thing.

The old guy has been reflective of late, particularly over
his life. That comes with old age. The problem is what he reflects on is not
always consistent with what actually happened. For example, the old guy often
thinks back on the time he had his DeSoto serviced. That would not normally be
noteworthy, but when he got it back it had an odor that would simply not quit.
Over time, it became such an issue he had to sell it. The problem was when
Insider was telling his best friend about his moment of reflection he found out
that was from an old episode of Seinfeld, one of the old guy’s favorite shows
of all time. The line between reality and fiction seems to be getting closer
and that confuses the old guy. Regardless of the truth, it was a nice memory.

The
old guy prefers having a conversation with his dog than most people. It’s not
just because his German shepherd does not talk, but also because he seems
actually interested in what Insider says. It was just the other day when the
old guy was contemplating the meaning of life over a cigarette and the
four-legged friend really seemed to get it. She seemed to grasp the point about
life being only what you make of it and not sitting back and letting it come to
you. Somehow she understood it, despite the fact Insider was not sure he was
making sense. The only problem is the conversation took place in a local park.
It didn’t take too long for the family close be to pack up their picnic and
kids and head home with a worried look. Insider thinks he overheard one parent
say to the child, “Stay away from people like that.” That suits the old guy
just fine. 

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