I would like to start off this blog with a HUGE thank you to everyone who read, shared, liked, tweeted or talked about my previous blog posting ‘Episode 2’. It’s not every day we are blessed with an employment opportunity that allows one to be creative, and have fun all day. Of course one would wonder just how much working could be going on if all of that fun is happening? The answer to that question is simple: the work doesn’t feel like work. It feels like I actually get paid to show up and hang out with my woes (insert Drake sound-byte here… and corny joke rim-shot sound effect) all day.
In my previous post, I spoke of playing hooky from work, hanging out in New Orleans while enjoying beignets (French donut’s, just in case you missed last week’s definition) and cafè olès. This week’s adventure is equally awesome. My wife and I had the pleasure of participating in the Grapevine Jazz Wine Train! In previous years we planned to experience the Grapevine Jazz Wine Train and all of it’s splendor (the stuff that legends are made of…sorta), but for some reason we seemed be so consumed with life that we would miss the ticket sale for the vintage train ride window of opportunity (it comes and goes quicker than the winter season in Houston). But, this year was different!
This year was THE year we finally made it aboard (insert medieval triumphant trumpet sound byte here)! From the time we stepped inside the vintage train car, our experience was like none we had experienced before… (cue dramatic musical buildup). Our senses were pleasantly overloaded with sounds of old friends literally Laughing Out Loud (because sometimes doing it via text message just wont do), images of yesteryear and aroma’s that tickled our noses (some good, some bad…IJS). While our ears danced with various jazz selections from a trombone and trumpet ensemble, our hearts and minds were reminded of what Life and Love are really about. It was friggin’ awesome.
This week I made it a priority to have lunch outside of our office, under the trees, absorbing the sunrays peaking through the leaves, the sounds of nature (and cars… my table was next to our very busy parking garage entrance) and the cool breeze that accompanied them. This was my meek attempt at being one with nature. It doesn’t get too much better than that, my friends. I recommend everyone take time out of their day and enjoy something simple and pleasure-filled, like a quiet lunch to themselves, or a home confined ‘stay-cation’, while everyone else they know is either at school or at work. Treat yourselves; don’t cheat yourself. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Needless to say, this has been another one for the books at Satori Marketing for the Veteran Intern (see Episode 1). There is just something about doing what you love, and loving what you do that will transform any workday into a play-day. Peace and Blessings.
 Woes (noun) – urban street term commonly heard in Hip-Hop music to define ones best friends or homies.