I had physical therapy this evening, so I got home before the sun went down. That was weird. I was going to go for a quick ride when my son asked if he could go. Max got excited when I asked if he wanted to go for a ride. The three of us headed out for the jump pit near Silver Lake. The dirt was very loose from the ATV’s and motorcycles, but it felt good to get on the bike. I took it as an opportunity to be outside and enjoy nature and being on my bike instead of a hard exercise session. I thought I would be able to put down hundreds of miles this summer, but that didn’t work out. Riding with my son and dog was a great experience.
Kevin and I were talking about balance this morning. I think it is very hard to achieve balance on a daily basis when you work 12+ hours a day. I think of it as driving down the highway. You stay within the lane markers, but you drift left and right as you go. Too far left and you come back right. I think sometimes balance has to be achieve over a longer period of time. Biking definitely helps be achieve balance and puts most wrong things right.
David commented on my post about stupid things people say, which triggered more.
ATM machine. You mean and automated teller machine machine?
PIN number. Personal identification number number?
VIN number. Vehicle identification number number?
“I could care less.” That means you care.
“Imuna.” I’m going to. I know it’s hard, but use your tongue. And you saved so much time by being lazy.
“My bad.” It is your fault, but that is such a tired phrase. So shut up.
“It’s all good.” You are so Zen. It’s not all good. Your speech isn’t good. Your stupid tight skater pants aren’t good either.
“TMI. TMI.” Think of something else to say, like “I didn’t need to know that.”
And stop speaking the way you text. No one really wants to know how ignorant you are, so stop talking.
I started a Top 25 Experiences of My Life list several years ago, along with a BID List. The BID List was my “Before I Die” list, which came out way before The Bucket List movie. I can’t find the BID List, but I did find the top experiences list I started. In no particular order:
- Fathers & Sons outings with Dad
- Eagle Scout
- Playing piano at College Park graduation
- Temple endowment
- First dream in Italian
- Graduate from BYU
- Raven born
- Sidnee born
- Mason born
- Jaxon born
- Dream about Sidnee being blond before she was born
- Name and bless children
- 100 mile bike ride- twice
- Bushi Ban black belt
- Fathers & Sons outings with Mason and Jaxon
- Buy my first house. Was that a mistake?
- Washington, DC trip
- Live session in SLC Temple
- Met Jeffrey R. Holland
- Girls camp with Raven and DeLana
- Family hike up Mt. Timpanogos
At first I wanted to collect the 25 best experiences of my life, but then I decided that I shouldn’t limit the number since I hope to fill my life with great experiences, and I want to live a long time. Until I don’t want to live, in which time I will want to die.