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Stuff that makes you go WHAT?


There is a new neighborhood being constructed right across the street from ours on Woodstock Road. It’s in the heart of Woodstock. So what do they name this? The Preserve at Marriotts Ridge.

Well Marriotsville road and the center of Marriottsville is 4.1 miles away. Marriotts Ridge High School is 3.8 miles away. This Preserve at Marriots Ridge is right between the WOODSTOCK Snowball Stand and the WOODSTOCK Inn. It is serviced by the WOODSTOCK Post Office.

It’s Friggin WOODSTOCK, you morons.

Sunny and smiling in Woodstock MD today. Photo by Mike Hartley

Next on the hit list.

I don’t understand it. I don’t get it. I’m saddened by it. I’m disturbed by it. I was reminded of it in a news clip I saw of a concert. It’s where everyone has their cell phone raised above their heads to record the concert. Something they will probably never watch but just to post online.

This is so foreign to me. To see a concert is to watch and experience it LIVE. I don’t care, nobody is going to be able to experience it as you will LIVE. And if you not watching but trying to get the picture right you’re missing the point of LIVE and experiencing life and something special to you. A lyric, a tone or beat, a rhythm, an emotion or pose. Many things that if you’re not watching, you will miss making it less special.

Oh, and there is no way to convey online the experience of walking out of a Led Zepplin concert with your friends and yell to them a foot away, “That’s the loudest F’ing concert I’ve ever been to” and have them reply WHAT, because they can’t hear either. But everyone has a huge smile on their face and has experienced something special. Each person remembers something decades later that still makes their neck hair stand up and tickle you.

I was going to go off on the greedy Opioid pharmaceutical operations but lost power to the house today so that is cutting into production time. So I’ll go off on BG&E instead. My better half is not happy which means I’m not happy.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • People have disappointed me greatly today.
  • Remembering to focus on things that are important to me helps balance out everyone else’s priorities.
  • I’ve got to get out of this funk I’m in this evening. Sleep would do the trick if I could sleep at nights. Guess I’ll have to wait to the morning.
  • If you can, work for someone you trust and respect. If you can’t, cover your ass and find something else.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

2 thoughts on “Stuff that makes you go WHAT?

  1. You mention a hearing loss after a loud show. Do you remember when we walked out of the WHO concert, we didn’t even turn on the radio in the car on the way home because our ears were in recovery. Great show, great friends and great times

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