Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sasquatch Hunting

If the Mayans were correct and the end of the world is December 21st, I am really going to feel stupid.

I spend most of my daylight hours in front of a computer typing in cryptic instructions. To make things worse, sometimes the computer doesn't even obey my cryptic instructions. Sometimes I don't even completely understand what it is that I am typing into the computer.

When I go outside for a few minutes at or around lunch-time, the sky is usually a gorgeous blue, and I see snow-covered mountains in the distance. I would much prefer to be hiking or biking or snowshoeing or just-about-anything-ing outside than sitting inside staring at, typing into, and arguing with a uncooperative computer.

It all seems extremely pointless if the world is going to end in December.

I see this when I walk outside during lunch

To be honest, for the first several minutes after I come in from outside, the whole thing still seems rather pointless even though I am quite certain that the world is not going to end anytime soon.

There is a series on the Animal Planet channel called Finding Bigfoot. I think the four people on that show have an awesome job. I would love to be a professional Sasquatch hunter.

I do not even believe that Sasquatch exists, and yet I am jealous of these guys (and girl).

They get paid to travel around the country visiting beautiful wilderness areas. They get paid to camp and engage in a total fantasy. They spend most of their working hours outside enjoying the great outdoors.

How awesome is that? How cool would that be? I would love to be a professional Sasquatch Hunter. Yes, the fact that I would be interacting with complete kooks on a regular basis might bum me out from time to time. Yes, sometimes I might be frustrated that the main goal of my job would never be attainable. I might be sad that I would not even believe in my own profession.

But wouldn't if be awesome to live that sort of life? At no point would I look out the window and wonder why the hell I am spending my time staring at a computer when I should be outside enjoying a beautiful day.

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