Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Ode to Rocky Dennis

Recently, a friend of mine posted this quote on his facebook page, "These things are good: ice cream and cake, a ride on a harley, seeing monkeys in the trees, the rain on my tongue, and the sun shining on my face. These things are a drag: dust in my hair, holes in my shoes, no money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face." It forced me to reflect a little bit on my own likes and dislikes at the moment. Here I am, starting summer, coming to the close of my first derby season. 
      "Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine." -Friedrich Schiller
These things are good:
warm sand between my toes
distant sounds of live music on a hot night
the smell of fresh gut grass
the farmer's market
rich soft cheese on a crusty french loaf
sticking my head out the car window on a warm day
my kids' little arms wrapped around me
cracking the top of a creme brulee
falling asleep on fresh, cool sheets on a hot night
climbing a tree
standing in the rain
sleeping kids
breathing deep
skating fast
skating slow
sweating so much it drips off my face

These things are a drag:
screaming children
sticky pastes on my counters
walking in hot, melty gum
bugs that bite
humidity vs. my hair
uncomfy shoes
love ballads
the grocery store
drinking too much
being far away from friends
falling down
missing out
messing up
getting way too upset over something silly
being scared to try something
sweating so much it drips off my face

Have a happy summer! What are some on your list?


  1. You are awfully pretentious.

  2. Why thank you! I consider that a compliment. Especially since this was quite possibly the LEAST pretentious blog I have written!