Sunday, November 9, 2014

Do Dumb Things


It's just after midnight and I still have another 157 or so miles to go on the final leg of this road trip home. Don't ask me why I'm driving at this ridiculous hour, because all I can say is that sometimes we do dumb things for very good reasons.

For full effect, download "Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl" by Broken Social Scene and play at maximum volume throughout the duration of this post.

We all do dumb things. You know this. I know this. It’s a common fact of life that we all agree on. We do dumb things as kids, we do dumb things as teenagers, and we do dumb things as 29-year old men driving through the desert listening to Queen trying to keep our eyes open while illusions of deer jump in front of our cars. In a few hours I’m going to pull into my house, drop my bags on the floor, collapse on to my couch, and watch my beloved Buckeyes take on the Spartans from up north in a game that’s been over for about five hours by now. Spoiler alert, I haven’t seen anything about this game, so don’t ruin it for me.

I know we all do dumb things in life, but sometimes those dumb things are what make it grand. Like scalping tickets from a drunk guy in Portland, or turning on a college football game at two o’clock in the morning, or going to the zoo and drinking hot chocolate a little bit later than you’re supposed to.

Yep, dumb things are the best.

What do you think?

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