Feb 102015
 
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Ahh immortal words, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  Ferris Beuller was right.  My youngest daughter went to school this year and looking back on it, these past 6 years have gone by very quickly.  I look at my youngest and he will be in school in 4 short years.

 

This year was a different birthday….it just didn’t matter as much.  I am not sure why, maybe just getting older.  If it wasn’t for the kids it may have passed quietly and been just a blip.  I am quite sure that I was more excited for Talk Like a Pirate Day.

 

Yep, life moves fast, somewhere we all have to find the perspective to look around and see what is actually happening.  My oldest is 12 and growing up way too fast.  It is disconcerting to think that she will be an adult in only 6 years.  Now is the time to make those count, because we cant get them back.

 

Go outside and enjoy fall.  I went camping last weekend.  All of the trees were changing, the elk were bugling and the fish were moderately biting.  The temperature never got above 70.  It was great, and it sure beat cleaning out the garage.

 

Don’t miss life sitting here in front of a computer.  Go live life, winter is coming.  (bonus points if you take that as a reference and not a statement of the changing seasons.)

-Justin

 

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Justin

Justin is the young Coot with a Cantankerous Soul who continues to be educated by older, more cootish Ralph and Bob. His Cantankerosity is his own.

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  4 Responses to “Ferris Beuller WAS right…..”

  1. Justin,
    We are elk impaired here in the Sierra Foothills even though Elk Grove is only 10 miles down the road. The image of bugling elk is just captivating. Perhaps you can capture a picture to show how the elk manage to hold bugles in their mouths while roaming the mountains. Nature is such a trip.

  2. Ralph, I know my bugle sounds a whole lot different than the elk. The only one i saw was in the back of some guys truck. I kept hoping for a live one.

  3. I watched the movie again last week after finding it on Netflix. It hasn’t lost anything since I first saw it. Of course, it glorifies everything we try to teach our kids about responsibility, presents parents as sadistic, selfish monsters or mindless boobs, and compresses a week of Chicago sightseeing into one impossible afternoon but, what the heck- it is a hoot of a fantasy that we all wish we could live.
    I don’t know if there is any healthy way to actually apply that fantasy to the real world except the point you made- stop and look around once in a while. Whether you need to lie and cheat in order to do it is a whole different question.

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