What I’m Into Right Now – May 2018

How is it already time for another one of these? Feels like it was just last week that I did April’s round-up of things I’m into… and now here it’s time to share what has my attention as we enter May.

What I’m Into Right Now – May 2018

Girl Going Nowhere – I’m a big fan of this debut album from Ashley McBryde. It’s a great one from start to finish. You can read more about it in my review here.

Adobe Sessions – This Cody Jinks album is a few years old but it’s a great one. For anyone complaining about “pop country” I would recommend checking out this album. It’s been on repeat in my headphones as I’ve been doing yard work. Can’t wait to see him do some of these songs in concert later this month.

Sneaky Pete – I’ve already worked my way through season 1 of this Amazon Prime Exclusive show and just started season 2. This show features identity theft, interesting family dynamics, and some mystery. You can read the Amazon description here.

Spending time outside – Finally, the weather has turned and it’s been nice to be outside. I’ve enjoyed doing some Spring yard work, getting our garden ready to plant… and GRILLING!

YouTube Comedy Clips – Part of my job requires me to do a little data entry each day. It’s not difficult but requires concentration. I usually like to listen to something while working on it and recently I started listening to comedians on YouTube. Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright, and Demetri Martin are some of my favorites.

What are you into right now?

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Memory Monday – Swift School Punishment

I didn’t get in trouble much in school for two reasons… I’m a people pleaser and didn’t want to disappoint anyone… and the fear of having to eat pork n’ beans. You can read more about that here.

The only time I remember being reprimanded at school, I mean really reprimanded, was in 8th grade. The punishment came down quick and the sentence was carried out just as quickly.

It’s a story that my friends from back then probably forgot about, a story that I doubt I told my parents, but it’s one the lesson stuck with me to this day.

It all started like this. We had just finished physical education class and were walking up the long hallway away from the gym towards the classrooms. I was near the back of the pack. There was a drinking fountain on the left that some kids stopped to get a quick drink at.

Not me. I did a quick sinus snort and spit right in it and kept walking like nothing was wrong. My P.E. teacher saw it and shouted my name to stop me while all my friends kept going.  He caught up to me, grabbed my arm and drug me to that drinking fountain.

“Did you do this?” he asked pointing to the trail of spit. I didn’t lie. I knew I was caught. There was no detention for this. I was told to immediately find the janitor, apologize for what I had done, and then clean it up right then.

So, that’s what I did. I scrubbed and cleaned that sink until it shined while the janitor supervised. Lots of students passed in the hall and laughed at my situation. It was embarrassing but it taught me an important life lesson about respecting others and the work they do.

Until that moment I had never really thought about what a hard and thankless job our janitor had cleaning up after a school full of teens and preteens. After that, I made a point to say hi to him whenever we passed in the hall.. and to this day I have never again spit somewhere that would require someone else to clean it up.

Would some today criticize my P.E. teacher for grabbing me, yelling, and making me stay out of class to clean up my mess? Perhaps, but I can tell you this, the lesson I learned in the hallway that day was more important than anything I learned in the classroom the rest of that week.

Did you get reprimanded at school and learned a life lesson from it? Leave a comment and share your story. I’d love to hear it.

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Twelve Albums That Mean Something To Me

Awhile back I got tagged on Facebook with something that was making the rounds. It was a ten day, ten album challenge… where you share the albums that “really made an impact and that you still listen to, even if only now and again. Post the cover, no need to explain.”

Knowing myself I knew that coming up with my list of albums and then remembering to share them one at a time over ten days would be tricky. I’d probably forget around day five or six and might not even finish.

I decided there was something I could do, though. I could share them all in one blog post. And as long as I was breaking the rules I figured I’d break another one. Instead of ten albums, I’m sharing twelve.

Look’em over and see if any of my favorites would also make your list.

What are some of your favorite albums?

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