Based in Noblesville, Indiana, Curtis writes the syndicated humor column, Grammar Guy. He also likes to write for startups.

Looking forward to right now

Looking forward to right now

 Photo by  Jared Sluyter  on  Unsplash

Photo by Jared Sluyter on Unsplash

Who's got two thumbs and doesn't like to live in the moment?

Sorry, were you asking me about something? I was just thinking about something I'm looking forward to I'm doing next month.

You see, I am not a spur-of-the-moment person. I didn't even realize moments had spurs. Do moments ride horses? I hate horses.

I've started to value little moments, whether it's a fleeting way our little boy mispronounces a phrase or simply the passing of a season. Fortunately for me, I could live in early college football/autumn/pumpkin spice season all year long, so September-November is my happy place. It helps that the leaves' orange hues help my face blend in with nature so maybe I don't have to talk to people. Wishful thinking.

My version of spontaneity is planning to go to lunch with someone next week and then agree we'll decide where we want to eat in the car on the way there, but I've already thought about it and I'm going to use my ginger mind control powers to steer them to my idea.

In the life stage Carrie and I find ourselves in, moments matter. Our time is expensive. We have to make the present count, regardless if both kids took turns waking us up all night the night before (hypothetically speaking, of course). I schedule time for my writing projects and have to make the most of it. 

Scouting your underlash

Scouting your underlash

I’ll have the crow (for a limited time only)

I’ll have the crow (for a limited time only)