On Rain

It’s been pretty rainy here in DFW these last few days. A lot of people gripe and complain about rain, but being that it’s Texas, I don’t. We usually need every drop we can get.

I have always enjoyed rainy days. I don’t always enjoy being out in them, but I do enjoy them. I like being inside when it rains, whether working in the garage on a project, reading a book by the window, or sleeping through a passing thunderstorm. Some people reflect the weather by feeling gloomy when it rains. Me, I get excited.

Strangely enough, I really enjoy driving in the rain. I’d drive every day in the rain if it rained every day. I attribute this to past bad-weather (is weather really bad?) outings with Dad in his 1999 Subaru Outback, an incredible all-weather vehicle. That station wagon made you feel safe regardless of what nature was doing outside. The radio could even tune into the weather band!

I also think back to the movie Le Mans with Steve McQueen, in which most of the racing takes place on a wet track in the rain. I think the rain excites the aspiring auto racer inside me somewhere. It also helps that my car seems to drive its best in rainy weather, strangely enough.

What I don’t like about driving in the rain are the other drivers, though. Then again, I don’t like them the rest of the time, either.

The Journey Began a Long Time Ago

The first (and by first, I mean default) blog post on WordPress is apt and comes with a cool picture. Hopefully I can come up with some cool pictures to put up here, too.

However, the title is misleading in that initial post. The journey did not begin yesterday, March 24th, 2018, when I set this site up. No, the journey, my journey, began when I was born and has been one continuous adventure ever since. This is merely the beginning of that journey’s public documentation (or at least what I decide to publicly document about it!).

So, if you think reading about the life, thoughts, and adventures of this young Texas dude would be interesting, then welcome aboard and stay tuned. It promises to be a fascinating journey.

A man’s steps are from the LORD;
how then can man understand his way? (Proverbs 20:24, English Standard Version)

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. — Ernest Hemingway