After reading each posting in the past few days, from the sentimental to the irreverent, allow a rookie’s perspective…
Things I learned on my summer vacation:
- The term “vacation” is used very broadly and is sadly misunderstood.
- Weeks are counted as years.
- Filters – mental, physical and verbal, are left at home for “The One True Week.”
- Four fingers – I can’t remember, but it was a good night.
- Polmounter is, in fact, a person -- and I feel personally responsible for her well being (rookie over-achiever though she be).
- Golf is a lot more interesting than I would have imagined.
- Much can be said with duck tape plastered on one’s face.
- Plumbers can leverage ridiculous ads for profit.
- RONA is not a person – but can be a nightmare for the ill-informed.
- “Your worst nightmare” can be a teddy bear in disguise (thank you for your reassurance, Kevin).
- Kids take their roles very seriously.
- Vincent is wise and committed – or should be.
- Sleep … um… I forget what that is so don’t count on it!
- Nicknames are, usually, a compliment or accurate description.
- Trial by fire is a mixed blessing and rookie is neither age nor gender specific.
- Not taking oneself too seriously is a blessing – and necessity.
- “Behind the scenes” means that the sunrise and sunset are possible!
- Junk can be useful in its final hour.
- The “real world” is disguised as a simulation.
- Winning is not the prize it’s cracked up to be – it can be “the kiss of death” predictor of things to come.
- For week III “The one true week,” one can be whomever they wish to be - and get away with it!
Thanks for the memories, the humor and the education and thanks for letting this “rookie” play.
“Stelle” a.k.a. Four Fingers