Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pondering with a Purpose--Race

This Week's prompt: Race
I have a love/hate relationship with race.  I love to watch a NASCAR race, and stock car races.  I love the speed and the sound of the high powered engines as they thunder around the track.  But I hate to have to race anywhere when I am driving.  I get frustrated with traffic snarls and rude drivers.  I follow my mom's philosophy:  If you are on time you are late.  So I always leave in plenty of time so I don't have to worry about the time deadline.

Sometimes I race around the house when I am having unexpected company.  It's amazing how much work a couple of dogs can make for me.  I might even have to race to the grocery store to buy some treats.  Because of this my pulse will race.  So I do hate when this happens.

I am a laid back person and do not participate in the rat race of trying to keep up with the Jones's next door, (In my case that would be the Perez's or Sanchez's), which makes me realize that I am the minority race on my block--the token white.  But my neighborhood is peaceful, not fueled by hate of the race difference.

So, I will close and race to get a cup of fresh coffee, a highlight of my morning.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, the race to the coffee pot every morning! That's one I participate in every day too.

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  2. My mom had that same philosophy! And even today, if it's nearing the time I should be somewhere, I get this feeling that I'm late - even if I'm early. Oh boy.

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  3. Marti I am so there with you on the race to keep up with the Jones'... who in my case I don't even know :( now how is that for sad?
    Racing for that first cup in the morning has definitely been more like a crawl for me now that I have 99% converted to tea.

    Thanks for pondering with me!

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  4. Hope that was some good coffee for you today.

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  5. Up here in NH we are about to get 2 FEET of snow, so everyone is racing to the store for milk, bread, wood pellets, and gas for the generators so when we loose power, we are all set to do nothing.

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  6. racing to the coffee pot...that I can deal with. LOL

    funny that you mentioned enjoying watching racing....I like horse racing in particular. but I don't think I would enjoy being in an actual race. speed from a distance I guess.

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  7. I have slowed the race down to a thoughtful graceful walk. Ran too many of them, took too many tumbles, and now have decided to enjoy the view.

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  8. I don't race anymore. If company drops by they take potluck however I try to keep something baked in the feezer and pull it while I am making tea and coffee.

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  9. Several thoughts on race all tied neatly together in your post, a fun read! I don't like the racing around to get things done, but I do enjoy a good NASCAR race. It sounds like you live in a great neighborhood, diversity is beautiful!

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