Cereals. Or for that matter, just about any product you care to use, but I’m staying with cereals.
“What the hell do cereals have to do with blogging?” you ask.
Well, first off, let me take this opportunity to place a helpful reminder that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts your body and gives it a little fuel to get all systems up to proper speed. And no, I’m not employed by any cereal manufacturer. The mere thought is entirely laughable if you knew of my actual employer. I can’t even begin to conjure any parallels.
Enough of that nonsense. See, you look up and down the cereal aisle at your local grocer and you’ll see a staggering array of dry goods. The most expensive, typically, will be at eye level, while most of the less costly are either above or below a certain height. In many cases, the generic or store brand is every bit as good as the brand name. So what’s the difference?
Some people are like the Wheaties box, go-getters, active, champions of all they survey!
Others, assuredly, are Fruit Loops, or Freakies.
The more optimistic among us would be Cheerios.
Let’s not forget the Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, or Special K’s out there.
I truly haven’t given the least consideration to which cereal I am. If you care to take a nip at it, tell me, I’m game.
My point is, we’re all different. Having said that, I can’t possibly enumerate how many blogs ‘About’ pages I’ve read and many of them begin to bleed together, laundry lists of qualities (or ingredients) that make up their particular bowl of morning goodness.
Sometimes I’m oatmeal. Others I’m Cap’n Crunch. I’ll occassionally run the gamut from Cocoa Puffs to Frosted Mini-Wheats. Throw in a dash of old school Count Chocula or new Honey Nut Chex and you may think you start to have an idea of the kind of person I am. But I will very often buy the generics. Pour that in your bowl and eat it!
Now I’ve burned somewhere in the neighborhood of roughly sixty seconds of your life, which you’ll never get back, and you still know very little about me. Sorry about that.
For a much better About snapshot, read through some (or all) of my posts—as time permits, of course. Then, if you’re still curious, visit my tidy little website. My book, The Light, The Dark, and Ember Between, is yet another perspective. All short stories, and hopefully, all entertaining.
So, you can go back to your coffee and donut . . . or, take in a satisfying bowl of your favorite cereal ;^)
Photo by Bill Darby – “The Photographer”