Wednesday 16 September 2015

Olduvai Gorge

To those three people who read the blog on a regular basis, I will be on the road for the next few weeks and I will be hit or miss with the blog. I suppose that I could have written a bunch in advance so that I wouldn’t miss a day, but I just didn’t feel like it. I don’t feel the need to not miss a day any longer and since it will only disappoint a few wonderful people, I will try to avoid the stress of meeting this deadline.
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I can’t say that I am a good traveller, just ask Louise. For me, travelling to the library two blocks away is a good and exotic day for me. Yes, I do have some sort of problem and yes it may indeed be a mental deficiency of some sort. I think it happened when I was jumping off of the swing when I was a kid. It could have been when the horse knocked me down and began chewing on my ear. There was that time I was riding my bike home and I ran into the parked car. Perhaps one of the numerous beatings I suffered at the hands of my brother. I doubt that the drugs had any effect, but you just never know about those things. The list just seems to go on and on.
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I’m just going to say it is more or less normal and in pretty much all other respects I am just another creepy, old guy drinking coffee at Tim’s. Louise intends to have fun on our travels, but I don’t know about that. If she truly wanted to have fun she would be much better off leaving me at home. I kid, it will be a good time and before you know it, I will be home and the trip will be a memory to think about while I am walking to the library.
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I suppose that I should pack the essentials tomorrow or the next day. I always pack too much and forget the most important things. What makes them important is that they are at home and I have a need for them. Lucky for me this isn’t the 18th century and I won’t be following the Nile to find Dr. Livingston for several months. I can’t imagine how disappointing that trip must have been. All that time and at the end of it was a scrungy old explorer and you would still have to retrace your steps to get back to civilization. What a waste of time!
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If the human race had to rely on me for exploration they would still be stuck in the Olduvai Gorge or the Euphrates valley. I don’t plan on discovering anything of significance on our trip, but rumour has it that we will be seeing Mt. Rushmore and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some old friends and memories will also be discovered.

That is far better than a dusty old doctor.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck finding Tim's coffee south of the border! B