I’ve had a stressful evening, so I thought I would sit down and do a post to relax me. To wit, I figure . . . what?
Why was it stressful? Ah . . . you see, we have neighbors with teenagers. For the second time in two days said teens, probably with some friends, sat outside with some musical instruments and proceeded to purposefully and loudly play very bad music and accompany it with lousy singing. So loud that I could not raise the volume on the TV enough to drown it out.
This occasionally happens in the Summer, and I then close the windows and turn on the AC . . . except I’ve not prepped the AC yet as the evening still get reasonably cool; except this evening, hence why my windows were open.
So, after an hour or so, I decided to go ask them to stop being inconsiderate assholes . . . and met the father in the front of their house. Now, I grant you, I was annoyed. I probably did not come across as all apologetic for daring to ask they be told to keep it down.
He suggested I should ask nicely. I suggested I should not have to ask at all, and that perhaps he had failed as a parent in instilling what in civilized society passes for a sense of boundary and consideration for others.
In retrospect, I think I failed miserably to consider the fact one cannot teach others what one likely does not possess. Also, I failed to consider most of today’s teens and adults seem to possess a high sense of self-entitlement (even more so when they be “good christians”).
I fully expect some juvenile retaliation for my transgression in requesting civility and respect for others. Let’s hope not, but my low opinion of humanity is more often confirmed as not.
Anyway, to relax I thought I would do a quick post about our previous Yellowstone visit, in 2007. Obviously, this blog did not exist in them ancient times. Instead, I used to have a mailing list consisting of people who, for the most part, would regularly ignore my mailings. Essentially, I would send out a write-up of stuff I did, and link a gallery of photos.
Well, heck! . . . I now have over 800 people who regularly ignore what I do on this blog, and those are just most of my subscribers. I figure I would give them a taste of the kind of descriptions I used to do (really, not much different than now; incredibly clever and exceedingly funny) so most could ignore stuff from the past.
This PDF file contains the write-up for Yellowstone_Day-one_Day-two and it contains a link to a Picasa Gallery (2007 was also pre-SmugMug).
Since few people will click on the PDF link, and fewer still will click on the link therein, HERE‘s the direct link to the gallery. One of these days, I will reprocess the photos and add them to SmugMug. But not today.
Oh, I also promised I would share last week’s submission to Leanne’s Monochrome Madness.
It’s late, and I need to get some sleep, so I’ll post about Day Three of my 2007 Yellowstone visit tomorrow.
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