Copyright © Louis Schmier and Atwood Publishing.

Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 07:16:02 -0400 (EDT)
Random Thought: Can't Really Do Both At The Same Time

I have a mischievous, teenage ritual I occasionally go through as Susan and I are driving down the superhighways or on the two-lane backroads. When the moment strikes me, when I want to break the monotony of steaking along these boring concrete or tarred ribbons, or I just want to feel Susan, I romantically coo, "I need some energy." At that moment, I momentarily go into a contortionist's act worthy of performing on any vaudeville stage. Quickly leaning way over towards her side, straining over the center panel, extended hands tightly on the steering wheel, head more than slightly turned towards her, eyes jammed hard into the left corner of my sockets to keep them on the road, face twisted, lips puckered and extended right towards her. About the only thing I don't do, is put a leg behind my head. Anyway, with a nervous quickness, she leans over, gives me the rejuvenating peck on my cheek or lips, pushes me back with a slight smile, and tells me in a soft reprimanding tone to mind the road.

Not the safest way either to drive or get kissed.

From my experiences, I can honestly say that researching and teaching at the same time are something like that. It's like trying to drive safely while lusciously kissing my beautiful Susan. If I want to drive safely, I can't at the same time give that loving kiss from Susan the attention it truly deserves.

         Make it a good day.


         Louis Schmier      
         Department of History
         Valdosta State University
         Valdosta, GA  31698                 /~\        /\ /\
         912-333-5947              /^\      /     \    /  /~\  \   /~\__/\
                                 /     \__/         \/  /  /\ /~\/         \
                          /\/\-/ /^\_____\____________/__/_______/^\
                        -_~    /  "If you want to climb mountains,   \ /^\
                         _ _ /      don't practice on mole hills" -    \____

Return to The Complete Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier
Return to the Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier