It’s been a long, hot, foggy week here in Maine, and I did a lot of running, so I am looking forward to taking it easy tonight.
And by “taking it easy”, I mean putting on my Deep Thinking Toga, and heading out to the Think Tank for our much anticipated weekly Philosophical Exercise.
I have asked the interns open the moon roof in the Think Tank so that we can all look with wonder upon the beautiful Blue Moon we’ve been promised.
So who’s ready to join me? It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long week. Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of August? Where has the Summer gone?
If you want to bring a six pack of Blue Moon beer with you, feel free. That would be both topical and refreshing.
This week’s topic: The Blue Moon makes an appearance tonight, conjuring up thoughts of the old saying: “Once in a Blue Moon…” What are you doing only once in a Blue Moon that you really wish you could do more often?
I had the interns do the research, Modern Philosophers, and it turns out that the Blue Moon only graces the heavens once every 1.1 million years.
I happen to think that data is horribly off base, but the interns are free help, so I try not to criticize them too much.
There are so many things I haven’t done in a Blue Moon, and the first one that comes to mind has to do with a certain someone moving away and my reentry into the dating world not going very well. However, since this is a family friendly blog, I will not use that as my answer.
Instead, I’m going to say I really need to take a proper vacation.
I don’t think I’ve gone on a real vacation since my divorce. Sure, I’ve taken time off and gone on some day trips, but I haven’t gotten on a plane to go someplace exotic, relaxing, or simply not Maine for an extended period.
Not that there’s anything wrong with Maine, of course. I could just use a change of scenery, and maybe the thrill of setting my watch to another time zone.
I’m easy to please.
Much of my hesitation to plan a vacation has to do with my desire to have someone special with whom I can spend that time. I’m not big on doing things alone, especially activities that, in my mind, are supposed to be enjoyed with a loved one or family.
So, I definitely want to go on a vacation for two reasons: I desperately need to get away and turn off my brain for at least a week. If I’m on a vacation, it means I’ve met someone and things will be looking up in the lonely guy department.
I’m fine with being on my own, but I just don’t want to do certain things alone. Does that make sense, Modern Philosophers?
That’s my Blue Moon moment. What’s yours?
Happy Friday! Make sure you take some time to get out there tonight, and look up at a sight that will not be seen again for over a million years (according to the interns!)…