"Sailed not as a seaman, but as a traveler..."

"Sailed not as a seaman, but as a traveler..."- Sir Thomas More's Utopia

Monday, July 18, 2011

Memory Lane Monday

Okay, something new. While chatting with my awesomest friend in the whole wide world, Ireezie, we came up with the idea of sharing things that we have in common, something that brings us all together, no matter how different and far apart we are. It's a way for me to rationalize my current lifestyle and not feel so different from "normal." What did we come up with? Good ol' nostalgia. Nothing hugs warmer than a Snuggie than digging through memories.

So here goes. This week, what brings us all together is The Oregon Trail!!! Yeah. I know. Awesome. Now, here's why The Oregon Trail is this magical and invisible glue that binds us together even though we all range from students to cubicle workers to traveling bums to business owners, because The Oregon Trail will always hold the following universal truths:

  • We've all had to move before. Whether it's for a living situation upgrade, downgrade, or in the name of Manifest Destiny. 
  • Whenever stuck in a real bind, all you need is a rifle and a few bullets.
  • Every normal human being with a heart would break out into a cold sweat when faced with the dilemma of fording a river, especially with a wagon heavy with bison meat.
  • No one ever wants to come across the words, "You have died of dysentery."




I think this blog blurb has some potential. Seriously, Leaders of World Superpowers need to think more along these lines and maybe they will stop obsessing over bolstering their navy and measuring each others' nuclear armaments. Because yeah, any fool can kill 5,467 lbs of meat, but it takes a wise man to take a step back and realize, hey, we can only carry 15 lbs of meat.

So, everyone say thank you to Ireezie and add her into one of your circles on Google+ because it confuses the hell out of her. We can all have a good chortle about it.