Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fortune Cookie #8 - Let's Get To It

Recently, my wonderful girlfriend treated me to dinner at my favorite local restaurant.


In past posts we have speculated as to why it is called #6 and discovered that it was because it was the sixth one opened by this owner. Despite how boring that story is, you would be amazed at how excited I was when I found this.

This was in the small town of El Dorado about 40 miles away. I immediately whipped into the parking lot to get this picture. Now I just have to find restaurants two through five. I sense a road trip in the near future.

Stumbling upon #1 just goes to show the wisdom of the fortune I received at #6 the next time I was there.

Chance favors those in motion

I didn't find this restaurant while sitting at home, it was while I was out and about doing things. Not many people have had exciting things happen to them while sitting on their couch. Except when you find a really, really, good television show. The rest of the time, excitement happens when you are on the move.

This reminds me of the words my pastor told me over 20 years ago when I was discussing a major decision I had been struggling with for months. I believe he was growing wearisome of all my action-less rambling and said, "You know, a car is much easier to steer after it gets moving."

He was completely right. It really doesn't matter what direction you are facing if you are not moving. Except to prevent sunburn. Do something.

Advertisers get it.

Just Do It - Nike

Do the Dew - Mountain Dew
Sounds inappropriate, but I think they meant well

Zoom Zoom - Mazda

Where Do You Want To Go Today - Microsoft?

Jump In - XBOX 360
Actually an action oriented slogan, but encouraging you to sit on your butt and play video games

Taking You Forward - Ericsson

Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands - M & M's
I asked for my daughter's help thinking of slogans and this was her contribution

I need to be doing something. I love blogging and have spend a few years building up this blog. However, for the last six months, I have only averaged about one post per month. There are reasons for this, but I want to overcome them. I miss blogging and reading other people's blogs. Starting this week, I am jumping back into it again.

I know that I cannot write at the frequency that I was before. Hopefully, I can get back to that after I graduate. For know, I'm going to set a personal goal for myself of twice a week. If I just decide it is something that I have to do, then it will get done.



  1. This is something I should remember. I was posting twice a week and completed two writing challenges, but the past few months, I've been posting maybe two to three times a month... if that. I have so many things to say, but they won't be said if I don't get to it. I'm sure you can relate to that.

    1. I don't really know what prompted me to stop writing. It happened rather suddenly.I completed the A to Z Challenge and then just stopped.

      I do have plenty to say. I always do. My family has had enough, so this is my medium to get it all out.

  2. You an me both, Brett! I stopped blogging after the A to Z challenge back in April and I miss it too. I jumped back in today!!

    1. That's awesome. I love your blog. I'm coming right over.

  3. That advice is something we all need to hear every now and then...and not just as it applies to blogging. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. No problem. I tried to be gentler than how my dad liked to say it.

      "Get off your lazy butt!"

  4. Glad that you are returning to the blogosphere. Your wit and unique outlook on life have been missed.

    1. Thank you Thank you. I am excited to be back.

  5. Even once a week would be a good thing. That way you're not pressured to post something everyday. It's difficult at time.

    This post made me smile.

    Have a terrific day and welcome back. ☺

  6. I have to tell you, I was really happy to see you pop back up in my inbox. Here's to the mutually beneficial goal of posting again, because I'm always glad to read.

    1. And I thank you for it. I'm ready to get back at it.

  7. I'm so glad you'll be writing again. I'm trying for once a week, personally.

    This is a good day for the blogosphere. :)


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