Yesterday evening as the sun was setting, Ray and I we’re chatting outside while two dragonflies were buzzing around the backyard.  They seemed to be courting.  Seeing (and hearing) them flitting about with the brilliantly colored clouds in the background made me very happy. 

That’s all I have to say. 

I’ve been struggling with my blog.  I don’t live where exciting things happen.  All I can write about are my own personal ideas and observations–like snakes and insects and heaven forbid, myself.  It must seem pretty boring to my tens of readers. 

What some people may not understand is that I’m happy.  Really happy.  I used to work in film production and play in a band.  I lived in LA and Chicago.  There was always a grind.  A pressure of sorts.  Get a bigger gig.  Get a bigger production.  Go on location for 4 months and work 7 days a week.  I was always on the lookout for something bigger and better.  Over time, it got to be too much for me.  I had to escape.  To tell the truth, I’m much happier hanging with my man in the backyard watching the bugs fly by than going to a big premiere or getting past the velvet rope at a nightclub. 

There are no sirens here.  No gunshots.  No pushy people on the train.  Our 16 mile commute consists of two stop signs and a 65 MPH speed limit.  The best thing of all is a total lack of billboards.  It’s just mountains and sky…and an occasional dragonfly.

10 Thoughts on “Ho Hum

  1. Your life never seems boring to me. I enjoy reading about your life.

  2. shawnee on 08/07/2008 at 9:08 AM said:

    Hi Cobban,

    I am thankful that you have a blog. I miss you all very much and reading your blog keeps me up to date on Cochise County. Hopefully we will be back in a couple of years (after the next deployment).

    Hugs to you and Ray!! Enjoy your Dragonflies 😀


  3. pd on 08/07/2008 at 9:18 AM said:

    As one of the “tens of readers” (since this is my first comment, does that mean that I just lurk? or that I’m just a bit shy?), let me assure you that your descriptions of your life are anything but ho hum and boring… I don’t always agree with you, but I’m always interested in what you have to say, and the fact that you’ve built such a wonderful life in such a beautiful corner of this world makes me green with envy at times! Please don’t ever stop writing…

  4. I enjoy your observations. Your little corner of the world is one that has been special to me for a long time now. I hope the monsoon is going well down by you. I’ll be out for my annual insect conference in just a couple of weeks, and I’m hoping to see a lot of good stuff.

  5. Let’s see a picture of that fountain.

  6. You don’t have to be miserable to blog. Anyone can do that. Sharing how happy you are – that’s what I enjoy about your site. Those entries about what you call ‘nothing in particular’ are my favorites. It takes skill to faithfully represent the quotidian.

  7. Yikes. Maybe it’s time for you to start a podcast.

  8. There’s nothing wrong with “ho hum”… life needs more of it!

  9. Though I long for the excitement of city life, your posts are never boring. Since when did hailing from a small town diminish a writer’s insights?

    I too want to see pictures of the fountain and maybe a dragonfly or two. I would never have been bold enough to get that snake picture you snapped.

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