One of my favorite characteristics of a great song is it’s sing-along-ability. Every sunday I will post a new song that I feel epitomizes this quality and encourage you to join with me in singing aloud and celebrating music.
My good friend Ryan was visiting from Seattle last weekend, and when I first saw him from afar it seemed as though something was subtly different about him. As he got closer I realized that it wasn’t subtle at all and was, in fact, a bit audacious. Awesomely audacious.
I have grown a mustache a time or 2 in my life and have always enjoyed the experience. You get the funniest looks, the most random comments and high fives with a furry upper lip. Needless to say, seeing Ryan’s well-groomed ‘stache was nothing short of inspiring and encouraging to me. He is sacrificing his ability to ever be taken seriously for the celebration of masculinity.
You can check out his meanderings and poetry on his blog lavidadert.blogspot.com.
If living together, or sharing bathrooms, with other families doesn’t catch your interest, I would encourage you to think about other ways you could pool your resources with friends, family, and neighbors. How cool would it be if you and your friends had community tools, so each individual didn’t have to go and buy their own socket wrench set?
I like to believe that time and money would be saved and we’d have another excuse to reach outside ourselves and engage with our community around us. Just sayin’.
(picture borrowed from SWRfoto)
My friend Travis has a 1977 Honda Passport scooter. On many measures and across many reviews this scooter is rated one of the most reliable around. Still, it blew my mind yesterday to learn that this simple machine has traveled 10,000 miles. It’s seen a lot of roadway at about 30-40 mph in its lifetime. Pretty awesome.
Here’s to (somewhat) modern mechanics!