Having grown up in what most would consider a bit of a ‘one-horse' town, I have to admit I like the creature comforts that today's modern world can provide to former back-country hicks like myself. Don't get me wrong...I love my simple little country roots, but lets get real here...this stuff was built for me.
For example - Remote start for my car?? Hello????? Where has this been my entire life???? I have to tell you that there is no better feeling in the world than being able to start my car during the middle of winter with 2 feet of snow on the ground, a mean 16 degrees outside not including the wind chill from the 30+ MPH wind blowing down Hellgate Canyon (yes, that's a real place up here) all while standing in my kitchen barefoot, wearing my Scooby Doo boxer shorts and holding a cup of coffee. If you do not have remote start in your car...GET IT! Your life will never be the same! I swear!
Speaking of coffee...There is no better coffee maker on the planet than the one I have!! It's made by Bunn (funny name for a coffee maker company, but hey...what can you do?) Anyway, as you pour in cold water, hot water comes out and makes your coffee right before your eyes!! Remember the "old days" when you had to pour the water in the coffee pot...then turn it on...and then wait 10 whole minutes before your coffee was finally done??? OH MY GOD!! How much time have I wasted slumped over in a heap on my couch waiting for the life blood to finally brew...sheesh. When I calculate that time loss every morning...its staggering. This way, as soon as I pour the cold water, I can grab a cup and start slugging down my morning ‘success sludge' before I even wake up! What could be better than that?
Another fine example - My new Moto Q9c! Holy cow! How in the world did I live this long without the ability to check my email, listen to music, surf the internet, text my buddies about who is playing the early football game on Fox and play a rousing game of Bubble Breaker all while sitting in the middle of church. That was never possible before I got this phone! Finally...something to do with my down time on a Sunday morning!! (Yeah, I'm know I'm probably going to H-E-double hockey sticks for that last joke...but, its not funny without it...)
There are those that preach the simple life. And, that's fine. I'm a technology buff. I've lived the simple life before...and, although I'm happy to have had the experience, I prefer my modern world of technological wonders and gizmos. But, how does anyone enjoy camping?
I don't get people that like to go camping. Most of my life was spent camping with my family. I'm not really a fan. I try to be...but, I just can't get into it like I used to back in the day. I have no idea why anyone would want to work 51 weeks out of the year to provide modern conveniences for themselves and their families only to spend a week acting like they are homeless!! It just doesn't compute. I mean...I can live without the TV, the computer, and phone. That doesn't bother me (because I have my Moto Q9c!! I can get that stuff anywhere on the planet!! HA!!)
But, the things I truly miss while camping...
- Toilets - enough said.
- A shower - not really for me but more for the people I end up sharing the tent with cause they stink. Not me.
- My bed - I'm 37 years old. I don't bounce back like I used to...a night on the ground causes me to need a chiropractor for about week.
- A microwave - Sure, the fire will work for heating up food. But, that takes sooo long! And how long will it take after I shove a Hot Pocket on a stick to get it hot in the middle anyway??
As I have mentioned, I loved having the simple life when I was a kid. But, I'm a modern guy. I love my modern conveniences. I don't think that necessity is the mother of invention, as the old adage says. I think invention is a direct result of idleness...perhaps even laziness...in order to make my life easier. And I like that!
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