Trains

Sometime in the cold dark hours of “nobody should be awake” last night, I suddenly woke up from my dream trying to figure out why I was “Reloconnecting” with someone.

Confused? Yeah me too.

And as I am staring at my wall thinking of my strange dreams, I hear a human body trip and slide down the stairs to my apartment. (Or that’s what I thought.)

I get up to check and find this:

Hmm… I’ll figure out what to do with that later. In the meantime I crawled back in the warmth of my three blankets and tried to sleep.

This rude interruption got me to thinking.

What is the most comforting sound in the entire world?

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That’s right, the whistle of a train in the middle of a cold night from the warmth and safety of your own bed.  (Bonus points if snow happens to be falling.)

Comforting sounds make me think about what I value most and what I want to spend my time doing.

I want to travel.

I want to offer comfort to children.

I want to make sure the boys know that I can be bigger and badder than they can.

So I have decided to be a train conductor.

Benefits are GREAT and I get to travel.

What’s not to love about that?

Don’t believe me? Well I’m serious.

Yeah, that's my application to Union Pacific

F*** Yeah!!!!  I’m gonna drive trains.

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4 thoughts on “Trains

  1. Nanci Ricks says:

    I’m so proud of you…No matter what you do or where you go…it will be great because you are doing it.

  2. Baba Bad-Ass Ji says:

    ~~ i too love the sound of a train rollin down the tracks to destinations unknown… rumbleracka rumbleracka rumbleracka rumbleracka… whah hwwauhhh WHAHHHHH… rumbleracka rumbleracka.
    ~~ a “while” back me and the boys jumped a slow moving train (do not try this at home – wait – or anywhwere). twas dark and we didnt realize til the last minute that it was a Ringling Brothers circus train. we aborted the mission quickly, besides we were scaring the crap out of ourselves at the entire notion anyway.
    ~~ comforting children will surely afford endless job opportunities. a child comforting train pilot will always be in high demand. period. “oh, what do YOU do?” “Well, I’m a child comforting train pilot”
    ~~ rock on my big badass buddy… bababadassji

    • Hannah Ricks says:

      First, AWESOME username.
      Second, train hopping certainly sounds equally fun. Perhaps I shall take this up prior to submitting my application, just to be sure I know what it is like riding trains across the country.
      haha.

      • Baba Bad-Ass Ji says:

        Hannah jan ~ If you tell your mom the idea came from me, I’ll deny it. No wait – this is the web – dang. Nanci, I was just a dumb kid, not a wise, grown-up, safety minded adult like Hannah.

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