When I was young and still worked on the farm with my mom and aunts, my brother and I decided to explore the woods. We tucked our pants into our socks, though neither of us have ever seen a wild snake, and walked into a sparse plain and up a hill. The wild grasses were over my head, so my brother lead the way. I’d caught a caterpillar and kept it closed in my hand. At the top of the hill we turned around and could barely see the vegetable patch. I was afraid of wolves and coyotes then, so when I heard the tall grasses leading into the woods start to rustle I thought for sure we would die and I accidentally crushed the caterpillar in my hand. From the woods came a young boy on horseback with a bow and arrow. He had long brown hair and a satchel tied around his chest. He circled us with his horse and asked my brother a question, then he road off quickly into the woods and disappeared. I’d never seen anyone with a real bow and arrow before and I thought we’d found Atreyu. I smeared my caterpillar on a leaf and begged my brother to lead me back down the hill so we weren’t chased by a wolf like in the movie.
Years later I was driving my truck passed the old farm plot and saw there was a target range back in the woods for a riding school.
Honestly need to set more time aside for tumblr. I think better when I throw it into the mix. I feel like some things are missing from my thoughts lately. Expect me tomorrow.
“Costco’s average pay, for example, is $17 an hour, 42 percent higher than its fiercest rival, Sam’s Club. And Costco’s health plan makes those at many other retailers look Scroogish. One analyst, Bill Dreher of Deutsche Bank, complained last year that at Costco “it’s better to be an employee or a customer than a shareholder.” Mr. Sinegal begs to differ. He rejects Wall Street’s assumption that to succeed in discount retailing, companies must pay poorly and skimp on benefits, or must ratchet up prices to meet Wall Street’s profit demands. Good wages and benefits are why Costco has extremely low rates of turnover and theft by employees, he said. And Costco’s customers, who are more affluent than other warehouse store shoppers, stay loyal because they like that low prices do not come at the workers’ expense. “This is not altruistic,” he said. “This is good business.”
Sometimes I think tumblr takes something that should not be over exposed or popular or advertised and makes its a big deal, on accident. I think it does this the opposite effect that it means to. For example, everyone apparently thinks 50 Shades Of Gray is ridiculous, but if you keep posting about it you’re making a running ad and then everyone is going to go buy it, “Just to be funny, you guys.” Suddenly the sales are up and I’m reading your tumblr blog about how 50 Shades of Grey is your, “Guilty Pleasure, but oh my god who cares because it’s good, you know?”
Basically the use of the ironic is still causing a high level of consumerism and support for things that we’re all admitting should not see the light of day.
I wouldn’t even know about 50 Shades of Grey without tumblr. Look what you’ve done.