Drama Free Please

Some people thrive on drama; however, I prefer a drama free life.  I want to go about my day in a calm manner.  I want to chill and relax.  I want to deal with problems as they arise, and then move on with my life.  I don’t want to create problems or additional stress in my life.

Here are three tips to avoid drama in you life.

  1.  Avoid drama creators
  2. Check your attitude and perspective
  3. Do things that make you happy

Carbon Monoxide Drama Day


I was at the doctor’s office with Mom this afternoon.  Gwen called to say the smoke/carbon monoxide detector went off and it said to evacuate the house.  I told Gwen to get all the dogs and go outside immediately.

I told Mom what was happening at the house.  She agreed that I should go and check on the situation.  I said I would come back as soon as I could.

I rushed home and called 911 to report the issue.  The fire department came to the house with a carbon monoxide detector.  They walked through the entire place and they checked all the gas lines.  They also inspected the detector.

The good news, there was no carbon monoxide detected in the house.  The problem was caused by a faulty detector, so we will be going to store to buy a new one.

After they finished, I went back to the doctor’s office to get Mom.  On the way home, we stoped by LawLer’s BBQ to get stuffed potatoes for dinner.  They were delicious.

I think I am going to go to bed early tonight, because that’s enough drama for me today.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer


I enjoy reading the book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer.  I have read it about five or six times.  The book looks at the life of Chris McCandless and the front cover sums it up pretty well.

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley.  His name was Christoper Johnson McCandless.  He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a life for himself.  Four month later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter… 

There are three things that really struck me about the life of Chris McCandless.

  1.  Unfortunately, his youthfulness worked against him.  He always felt invincible and believed things would somehow work out in the end.  He did some research, but was unprepared for what he was about to attempt.  His reckless abandonment would eventually be his downfall and cost him his life.  In my youth, I was also reckless and foolish.  However, I got lucky and I am still here today.
  2. I understand that desire for adventure.  I understand that desire to be your own person and to follow your own path.  I still seek after adventure today.  I still strive to be my own person and to follow my own path.
  3. Chris had a dream and he refused to give up on that dream.  I can respect that.  There are so many people walking around with their mind full of dreams, but they are afraid to step out of their comfort zone.  They will spend their life wondering what could have been.


As a side note:

I bought this book from a thrift store many years ago and on the first page is a handwritten note, “Tony Hawk June ’98.”

In case you don’t know, Tony Hawk is a famous skateboarder, an X-Games champion, and has his own line of skateboards.

The inscription looks like Tony Hawk’s handwriting, so I am pretty sure he is the one that wrote the note and that he used to own this book.

I think that is really cool.


Macbeth – Performed by Rocket City Shakespeare


My mom and I went to see Macbeth performed by Rocket City Shakespeare.

This play was not like the ones I usually attend.  Instead of being held in a theater, it was in a large room with two rows of chairs on each side of the room and the actors performed in the center of the room.

The props were very minimal, but it was still easy to figure out what was going on by following the dialogue.

The actors were excellent.  They recited the lines flawlessly and their dialogue with each other seemed natural.

I loved the performance.  Rocket City Shakespeare will be performing another play in the summer and I can’t wait to see it.