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May 12, 2019 19:05:27

I could read more, but...

by @brianball PATRON | 289 words | 1🔥 | 389💌

Brian Ball

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What a treat. A full mother's day and a chauffeur to drive me home.

My nephew is six-foot five inches. He's quiet, thoughtful and considers your questions before he answers. He's in college; nineteen years old; my sister's middle child.

We're driving home to San Francisco. He's living with us eighteen months or so now and offered to drive first. Great, I said. I'll  take a nap. The nap was required because my sister, my dad, my nephew and I, all hung out in the pool after a full day of Mother's-day festivities. Ask for the two bald-guys photo if interested.

The first leg allowed us to finish the Hamilton soundtrack. We  know almost all the words and enjoy the singalong. Game of Thrones soundtrack showed up in Spotify as a suggestion, to which I obliged. We enjoyed a couple of tracks while I downloaded David Sedaris' Calypso using the Overdrive app that gives me access to free audiobooks via the public library. It's good. It's free. Expectations set appropriately.

While we feed our brains with scenes of homebound traffic and California highways, I figured  I'd do some writing.

I devoured  @lucjah exclaiming about what may have been technical difficulties. @keni describes how she looks forward to heading back to Ethiopia, and @basilesamel detailed his word-based progress on his authorial / entrepreneurial journey. My teeth clinched as I read hoping @rawhead didn't drive his family off a mountain pass with no brakes. @knight shared some fantastic family values and @brandonwilson has me considering U-Turns - all the illegal ones I've made on a red light as well as the ones I've made in life. 

Meanwhile, I'm cruising along at 72 mph and tapity tap tapping up yet another post. Sorry not sorry.

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    @brianball - Thanks for reading Brian. You are posting and reading at a remarkable rate.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 14, 2019 14:48:49
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      @keni -- too much probably. :-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 14, 2019 13:03:27
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    @brianball The Overdrive app sounds interesting. I shall explore it.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 13, 2019 07:26:09
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    Thank you @brianball , it really was not worth reading... well, you got lured somehow...
    Your nephew sound like a wonderful person. Thank your sister for bringing a beautiful human being to this world, we need to cherish them <3
    And... is this online library accessible for Europeans?
    And... yea... driving to San Francisco... did it once... :-)

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 13, 2019 14:46:33
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      @lucjah - Overdrive is an app that helps you access many libraries. Your library may subscribe. When you come to San Francisco next, we'll get you a Library Card and you'll have full access ;-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 13, 2019 07:10:09
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      @brianball hihi... I got banned from the US, I overstayed my welcome :p
      I spaced out a bit in a zen center on the Sonoma Mountain
      https://www.smzc.org/
      and forgot to care about the realities of life... was absolutely worth it though...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 14, 2019 19:09:46
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      @lucjah - did you apologize to the US? I mean, they probably just felt a little dis-respected. I'd offer them some cookies with a cheesy grin and say, "sorry about that, it's just that I was zen'd out of my mind. Totally my fault."

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 14, 2019 10:17:24
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      @brianball hihihi... yes, I did zen'd my mind out... for a bit :-)
      The bloody thing comes bloody back the second you stop zen'ding it though!
      Yea... I mean, nope, no cookies for them. And, as I know from the "Good Wife" series, they listen to everybody, so they know I do not particularly like them, so... not sure cookies would help... But maybe they forgot... it was 12 years ago... So I was thinking about going to see lovely Canada, and trying to sledge down, just to see what happens...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 15, 2019 13:44:53
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    @brianball Thanks for reading. Family survived.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 12, 2019 22:45:57
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      @brianball @Rawhead thank all the gods and the great driver <3

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 13, 2019 14:43:48
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