Hi! I’m Tom.
I just had my 5-year anniversary on WordPress.
Well, by “just had” I really mean sometime in February so – if I’m just being honest – I just had my 5-year-and-almost-two-month anniversary on WordPress. Nevertheless, that means I’ve been writing about Tom being Tom for half a decade, give or take a lapse.
Remember my crash?
Or that time I took 3 months off inadvertently between December ’20 and March ’21?
Like I explained last time, last year, ages ago, time has gotten the better of me. That’s mostly true, but equally true is that Tom, for the first time in what seems like a long time, didn’t have much to say.
I wasn’t into talking about the business these last few weeks, even though we shattered all our previous records again and had our first $300k month. Yay team. I wasn’t into discussing the state of the Rams (Goff for Stafford!) or the State of the Union (Donnie for Joe!). Speaking of which, isn’t Joey B doing a bang up job so far? Better than I expected, I can tell you that. And it sure is nice not to hear from or about that imbecilic other guy all the time, huh?
But I haven’t really felt like talking about it. Honestly, the best politics are the ones we don’t have to talk about. A president who gets up, goes to work, and does his job without begging us on Twitter to pat him on the back? Yes, please.
I haven’t felt like talking about the virus. It’s disappointing to see so many people disregard it as it approaches the American death total of the Spanish Flu. It’s bad, it’s really contagious, and it’s not done with us yet. But folks are folks, and folks just do what they want, especially American folks. It’s hardly ever about others over here; it’s about me first. Me only.
I got my vaccine, by the way, two weeks ago. A friend of mine told me that means I can return to “church” and I told my friend, very politely, that I highly recommend everyone get their vaccine, stay home when they can, wear a mask when they have to go out in public, and avoid large/indoor gatherings with maskless folks altogether. Not just for you, but for everybody.
No way, man. Americans don’t care about everybody.
Speaking of that I’m glad the crisis on the southern border has escalated. I mean, I’m not happy there’s a crisis but I am happy it’s now happening in greater numbers on the US side of the border. Cages are bad, man, and we gotta fix that. But I’d rather those atrocities were happening here where it is in the limelight and we can do something about it. I shudder to think what happened to those who met a wall the last four years, literally and figuratively, and were turned away into a far worse hell. I know. I’m a bad American. I care about everybody.
A few years ago, maybe even ten now, I had my appliance installer friend pick up a water heater of his choice and replace the broken one at our old Cal Ore house. He took out a 66-gallon tank and put in a 40-gallon tank which, I realize, was wise knowing we only had 2-3 people in the home. But he didn’t understand, because I didn’t tell him, that Mrs C likes very long – and I mean very long – showers. When we moved to Wexford the very first thing she told me was that the water heater “better be bigger than 40 gallons!” It wasn’t. Wexford had a 40-gallon tank. So, for the better part of the last decade I’ve heard, at least twice a week, how the shower ran out of hot water again today.
Two nights ago I announced that I was spending my stimulus, and whatever else I have to throw in, to get a tankless water heater for Mrs C. Endless hot water. I’ve never seen her so happy.
Make the people you love in your life happy. Keep them warm and safe. Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Care for others. Vote for good people. Go Rams.
It’s my 5-year anniversary on WordPress.
How have you been?