Not So Bad I Suppose


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Night and Day.”

Is it a sign of a privileged life that the only situations that I can think of off-hand that went really well the first time but turned terrible the second time around involve restaurants and food situations?  I know that there must be plenty of meaningful and substantive times from my life where things went great the first time around but went horribly the next, but my life must be so comfortable that, for the life of me, I cannot think of one. Every example I can think of goes something like this, “when I came here before, the ______ was awesome because __________, but this time you changed __________ and ____________ and _________. Now it sucks. I swear it was better last time. I can’t believe I brought you here and told you how great it was and this is how it turned out.”


All I Want


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Fun Platform.”

Pretty much the thing I want most in this world is cars that drive themselves. I feel like driving is such a massive annoying was of time, especially long distances. I can imagine the joy of being able to click an app on my smartphone and a car drives itself over to pick me up to go to the grocery store or to Brooklyn. Inside the car, I face the back seats, recline and read a book, maybe fall asleep doing it, or maybe eat a sandwich, or even a messy taco. If I were in charge of the country, I would devote the resources it would take to make this dream a reality. The technology has already come a long way towards achieving this. Sensors, satellites, car to car communication, and an array of other infrastructure details need to be worked out to make it a large scale feasible reality,but it is worth it. The environment will be better off with fewer cars just sitting around in parking lots, or idling in traffic or sitting at traffic lights. We are tired of driving and the roads will be safer without all of these human beings out there who are prone to screwing up, drinking and texting while driving, and falling asleep at the wheel.