Tossing Salt Presents:
Culture Shock, Souls, Dream Jobs & More
July 10, 2019
Everyone has questions. My friend, Michelle, has questions and she sent them to me. And now, I’m finally, after being a slack-ass for the past few weeks, taking the time to answer them. Let’s do this in what I like to call, “5 Questions”. Let’s get busy and away we go…
What’s the biggest “culture shock” you’ve ever experienced?
When I was 13 years old, my family moved from Raleigh, NC to Maxton, NC. We went from living in the capital city of North Carolina, right in the heart of downtown chaos and crazy, to living 1.2 miles down a dirt road, surrounded by fields and cows, in a town that had one freakin’ stop-light. This was right as I became a teenager, right at puberty began to kick in and right as my most important years of social development began to take hold and we went from life in the city to one of the most under-developed and hick places in the state. And people wonder what happened to me? Now you know. And then, many years later, I went from living in North Carolina and the big city of Laurinburg, ten miles west of Maxton, and things are better, but not much, to attempt to move to Yankee-town and the state of Connecticut. While I love my friends, Brent and Russ, and appreciate their efforts to help this homo-redneck adapt to the fast and furious North and life in CT, it was not a good idea or change for me and didn’t go very well. I consider Brent one of the best people I’ve ever known and a true friend and soul-mate and one of the most creative people I know, but the big change of going from Laurinburg to CT was not a good idea for me. I don’t do well with change or new and it was an adventure that I’ll never regret, but never want to do again either. Hell, I get anxious and start to freak going to Wal-Mart so you can imagine how traveling from NC to CT worked out. I’ll gladly visit and talk to my friends anytime, but so far as considering anything more than a few days visit, that just doesn’t work out well for me.
Best memories as a kid that kids today wouldn’t understand?
Waking up Saturday morning, getting a big bowl of cereal and sitting in front of the TV and watching cartoons. It was something that every kid should enjoy and experience at least once.
Beach or mountains?
The beach during the winter when the crowds and tourists are elsewhere or the mountains during the days of summer when the beauty and joys of nature can be most appreciated and enjoyed.
Do dogs and cats have souls?
Look at a cat or dog that loves you deep in their eyes and try to say anything other than yes. It’s not possible.
Writing about the world’s greatest psuedo-sport and life in general and getting paid for it. I’m half-way there and just have to work on the money-part of the deal.
And there you go. Any thoughts, questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a line and do so. Thanks for reading. I’ll catch you on the rebound. Take care and stay just too sweet.