Monday, December 19, 2011
Have you ever woken up in the morning already equipped with the knowledge of how the day was going to go? Stuck in a rut, you know the ritual. It is a day like every other.
Breakfast is the same. Seeing the kids off to school is the same. Kissing the spouse is the same.
When you arrive at the office, it's the same. Same emails. Same co-workers. Same stories. Same stupid projects. Same stupid meetings.
As the day wears on, it doesn't get any different. Same old lunch. Same workplace jokes. Same workplace arguments. Same after-work trip to the bar/grocery store/workout place/kid's sporting event.
As evening arrives, it's the same. Same dinner. Same "how was your day?" Same route walking the dog. Same prime time laugh track.
Finally, you turn in for the night. Same trip upstairs. Same bathroom ritual. Same toothpaste. Same wash cloth. Same book to read in bed.
Same day. Just like the day before.
Yeah, you're stuck in a rut.
But at least you have company.
Whoever photographed the Orioles for 1989 Bowman had his rut recorded on cardboard for all of eternity.
Either that or he was just sticking with what worked.
From morning until night.