I’ve never been too interested in my hair. At least not as much as some guys I know. I keep what hair I haven’t sacrificed to the construction business cut short.
So I’m immune to the dreaded Bad Hair Day. But it turns out you can’t get around these things quite so easily. Things just go wrong, good hair or no.
Take my day for example. It’s a Bad Chair Day, which is just as bad, and could have been worse. You’d be hard pressed to imagine the contorted position from which I write, I’m in a three legged chair, if that tells you anything. I bet you can, however, grasp the resigned attitude that would possess a man to write in a chair which has just so violently and unexpectedly failed him.
It’s been a writers block kind of day, another wicked scourge to which I thought I was immune. I’ve just not been able to get in the groove. Every time I start to make some headway, I hit a wall. So I figured I just needed a change of scenery, that’s all. A new venue would fix the problem for sure. So grabbed the laptop and headed outside.
I have choices outside. From my twisted perch I can see twelve solid chairs and stools. A dozen good places to sit. I picked lucky number thirteen and sat down. I’m still shocked at the coincidence that happened then. Right as I sat in the chair…at the extact moment in which I transferred my considerable body weight to the chair… one of the legs gave out. Bad timing.
So in a moment my loving family will be sad to have missed, I dropped back in a slow motion descent the 18 – 20″ (a good height for seats) to the ground. I’m not sure what happened next. I swear I would have taken the hit for the MacBook. I can’t imagine that my instincts would have had me drop it in order to avail myself of my arms and hands to break the fall, but people do funny things. Somehow the computer ended up on the ground. But it works! Whew!
Lucky for me, an extremely well constructed low rail was behind the chair. It was built solidly by a “wood magician” and the striking blow of the chair and myself budged it not.
So here I sit. I reached over and grabbed the computer from the now much closer ground, resigned myself to that just being the way of things today and proceeded to write my post.
That’s Why Blogs Are The Future
This experience clearly illustrates why blogs are the wave of the future. It’s obvious, just think about it.
How many people at the big Home Improvement networks are you going to get to know like this? Who do you know at the big national magazine that is going to be willing to share the truth about a bad chair day with you?
Blogs offer everyone the opportunity to find information from, and form relationships with, people that they actually know well enough to like. In a virtual kind of way, I can be your “friend who is a contractor”. That is something really new and incredibly useful!
I actually feel like I know the authors of the blogs I read frequently. Even the more serious ones who rarely “let their hair down” show enough of themselves through writing on a regular basis that I can develop, over time, a deeper level of understanding of the information given because I know the source.
I encourage you to interact on this blog. I love going to your blogs and looking at the pictures of your work and giving my two cents or words of encouragement. I welcome questions and I try to get to all of them…If I missed yours, please ask me again, I didn’t neglect to answer you on purpose, I just haven’t mastered my system yet!
I can always be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, If I stay in this crazy pose much longer I think I’ll need a Chiropractor. I wonder if there is a Chiropractor blog? Bummer about my chair. I liked this one, that’s why I picked it!
So, friend, how is/was your day?