Last night I was asked a question by Thomas and I didn't have time to give it my usual long-winded answer so I decided to make it a blog post for today.
I'm Paraphrasing the question which was, if theboondork is so lazy why am I able to write a blog post almost every day? I like that question it made me have to think about the answer because I wasn't sure why I'm able to do that especially since I really don't like to write.
I think there's several reasons why I'm able to do that and the first one is, I actually enjoy it, and when you enjoy doing something it doesn't seem like work it seems like fun so it doesn't interfere with my laziness.
If I had to type these blogs it would be a miserable experience, but since I'm lazy and try to make everything as easy as possible for myself I dictate them and the computer writes everything for me so I don't have to spend endless hours hunting and pecking at the keyboard and looking up every word to make sure it's spelled correctly. So I can make a blog post, format it correctly, put a few pictures with it, and send it on its way in less than an hour. If it took me hours to do this I would probably be writing two or three times a week instead of almost every day, because like I said I really don't like to write.
Since I boondock a lot and you're not supposed to have a bunch of neighbors around while your boondocking, I think my blog gives me a feeling that I'm not alone, that I'm part of a community, and my blog is my connection with that community, and of course with my family members that keep up with my blog. So I guess I feel more connected if I'm able to write something almost every day.
As anyone that reads my blog can probably tell there's almost no planning that goes into my posts, I write about whatever I'm thinking at the moment with no thought or strategy most of the time. In other words, there's no method to my madness, which is why there is seldom any continuity in my blog. The pictures probably don't match the story and the story often doesn't match from paragraph to paragraph. That's how my laziness works I have to keep things simple or it becomes work and I won't want to do it.
Since my main hobby nowadays is photography, I have found that photography is more fun if I can share my pictures. After all what good is a picture if no one's looking at it. So by writing a blog almost every day it gives me a way to share my snapshots and gives me a reason to take pictures every day to have something to put in my blog. And since taking pictures is fun for me it doesn't interfere with my laziness.
So I guess I could say that writing a blog post almost every day and being lazy at the same time is perfectly compatible, because I enjoy writing my blog and doing something I enjoy is not affected by my laziness.
That was a pretty long answer for what may have been a tongue-in-cheek question, but even if it was a joke question I got a free blog post out of it. So either way thanks for the question Thomas.
It's getting late in the season and some of the Roses have seen better days, but then so have I.
Do you ever have one of those days when you have things you need to do but just don't feel like doing anything? Well I have those days almost every day. I don't feel sick, I don't feel tired, in fact I feel great, I just don't feel like doing anything.
The scientific community has a name for this condition they call it, "otiosum" translated from Latin it means "lazy". I think I've been otiosum for a lot of my life. I personally don't think there's anything wrong with being lazy, in fact I think what modest success I've had in life was made possible by me being lazy.
If I hadn't been lazy I probably would've stuck with some of the hard, miserable, low-paying, jobs I had when I was young, but Laziness drove me to seek easier employment.
Even with an easier job I could've stayed at the bottom rung of the ladder and never moved up to a cushier position if I hadn't been lazy enough to notice the person above me had to work less than I did.
And it was mostly Laziness that caused me to quit working for others and start my own business, after all if I own the business I could be as lazy as I wanted, there would be no boss above me that could tell me to get off my lazy butt and get to work....that didn't work out all that well because I quickly found out your customers are the toughest bosses in the world and show no mercy to anyone who's not giving 110%.
Since pleasing customers became very hard work it was mostly laziness that caused me to sell the businesses and retire relatively young.
I guess you could say that choosing the full-time RV lifestyle was also based on a certain amount of laziness, after all what could be easier than living in places where you want to be, moving to a new place whenever you feel like it, and waking up every morning knowing that you can spend all day participating in a hobby that you enjoy?
So looking back at my life I think Laziness gets a bad rap. Maybe the world owes lazy people more than we realize. It was probably a lazy man who threw down his shovel and invented the Backhoe. It had to be a lazy man who put a motor in his bicycle and created the first motorcycle. And who but the most lazy among us would've invented the TV remote control?
So I wear my lazy label with pride and honor because we the lazy are the reason you no longer have to walk to an outhouse...... you're welcome.
A strange plant with a really strange flower sticking out of it.
A big bad Bumblebee bumbling around the Begonias. Never mess with a bee that has fur.
Feeling energetic I decided I would do a project today, nothing strenuous of course but something I could do while staying out of the sun and in the shade. I spent enough time in the sun yesterday hooking up the wires for the solar panels on the little Bronco, and enough times going up and down a ladder that my feet still hurt.
So I needed a project that was easy, doesn't cost a lot of money, and so simple a monkey could do it, come to think of it that covers almost all the projects I do. After much relaxing and thinking, and sometimes relaxing without thinking, I decided to make a few chain holders for my electrical tape.
Now for those of you that don't pretend to be an electrician like I sometimes do probably don't know that having a couple of rolls of electrical tape hanging from a chain on the outside of your tool bag is the epitome of professionalism and absolutely screams, I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!
I have three different tool bags, which in itself screams something I'm just not sure what, a bag for doing mechanical things, a bag with metric tools, mostly for the little Beta motorcycle, and a bag of electrical tools which contains a Phillips screwdriver and a pair of pliers, so my electrical bag just doesn't have the impact, the presence, the gravitas, to fool anyone into thinking I'm an electrician, but a chain tape holder can change that.
I already had everything I needed except a piece of chain so I went to the hardware store and bought 2 feet of chain for a dollar. I cut apart a metal coat hanger to make the thing that holds the tape on the chain, attached the chain to the tool bag with a cable tie and badabing badaboom I looked like a real professional.
It worked better than I'd hoped, as I was carrying the bag out to my truck three people stopped and asked me to rewire their houses... It had to be the chain tape holder. I'm thinking of buying a stethoscope and getting some doctoring gigs on the weekend.
I saved untold amounts of money making these tape holders myself. I made enough of them for each one of my tool bags, that way I look like a professional no matter what I'm destroying.
A chain tape holder a conspicuous sign of professionalism.