Thursday, March 17, 2011

Versatile,I Could Be

Iguess I walked into this one.A few days ago I informed my oldest brother Swamp Thing over at River Mud Blog, http://rivermud.blogspot.com/2011/03/award-where-i-talk-about-feelings-is-no.html ,he recieved a blog award from LB at Biscuits and Bullets, http://bulletsandbiscuits.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-yesi-am-trash-picker-upper.html ,for being versatile.He in turn passed the award around as and I intend to follow through with this.So the instructions are to write a few things about myself that the internet friends may not know.So let's give it a whirl!

1.I'm technologically stupid As if you couldn't tell from the links above,I'm a computer idiot.I wanted to start with this because I honestly believe if I could figure this contraption out a bit better, my blog would be much more on point.As it is,I'm self taught on the computer and thankfully my career has little to do with them.


2.I like being different Both of my brothers have normal awesome lives and I applaud them for being able to hold that down.I simply can't do it though.I have always enjoyed going against the grain in every facet of my life.I stand my ground to an extent but I know when to admit I'm wrong.That doesn't mean I will do what you say though!My brothers are and have always been my role models and I'm glad they are happy but what makes them happy doesn't always work for me.

3. The Outdoors is my Life I honestly live for the outdoors.My nickname at work is bird dog.Every time I hear a duck/goose I look to the sky to see where it's coming from and where it's going.At work it literally kills me to talk to people on land who had a good day on the water fishing or hunting.I want to be there,I need to be there.I can't stand being inside on a nice day.If money didn't exist and the trade and barter system were still an option I would spend every day in the woods and waters of this great nation hunting,trapping,fishing because I love it.

4.Would of,Could of,Should of School,oh school how I hate you.I wish,like my normal brothers,I would have stayed in college.My brothers don't even know this or they do and never speak of it.I'm to the age now where I realize I screwed up big time.I can hear my dad saying,yeah no crap boy,but it hit me a few years ago.Towing a barge down the coast in heavy weather we broke the tow wire.I almost lost my life many times along with other merchant seaman that day.We saved the barge from going aground.Good for us,except nobody cared.It didn't matter to anyone except the insurance company who didn't get the call.It was just a part of my job.That day reminds me that being in an office,being that "yes" man isn't such a bad idea sometimes.

5.I'm a Closet Travel Junky I want to travel so bad and I have no reason not to.I went to Panama,El Salvador and Guatemala for work a few years ago on a tugboat and have always wanted to go back.Go back?Let me be real,I want to travel the globe before I retire so I can enjoy what the rest of the world has to offer.I went and got my passport a few months ago and as long as my income doesn't come to an end I need to make the time to branch out with my outdoor activities.



So there it is,a few things you may not know about me.Just wanted to thank the few hardcore readers that visit my site.I went through a phase where I didn't want to post on here anymore.Then I realized that the reason I write is to get things off my mind.I never stop thinking so I find it's good to write it down.So I guess I will pass this award on to a few people.Nope I can't do that,everbody on my reading list already got the writing prompt.So thanks for reading and get outdoors everybody!

5 comments:

Map Monkey said...

Nice post, tugboatdude! Keep doing what you're doin', you're doin' fine. Being a "yes" man (or woman) is not all it's cracked up to be, you know! Most people are probably as envious as hell at your lifestyle (although I'm sure it can be really tough at times).

Swamp Thing said...

As the great Bobby Brown once said, "You know it gots to be all about Bobby!"

Who cares what anybody thinks. Life is too short to be miserable, provided that you have a choice not to be. It's your perogative

And everybody's humpin' around!

Sorry, just had to get that third Bobby Brown quote in there. I know it doesn't really pertain and what not.

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Can you say Jimmah for three!!!

tugboatdude said...

HAHAHA I loved watching that last game.I hope I don't miss the next one,that guy is fun to watch.JIMMAH FEVAH!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Stay true to yourself man....like your brother said ..."who cares what anybody thinks"....or was that Bobby B?