Notice the title of this brief post-up: The Great Life. This is simply the life that I am living right now. This is not to say the life is Great or anything, I just simply reside in Great Falls, MT (59404). This is also not to say this a a great life as to use the word great as an adverb, where in many cases, yes, it can be used in that context. An example:
"Man, there sure are some great options in Finance" please note, there are many puns to this simple quote, especially if you have become more than versed in the world of finance...myself to be included.
"Great Falls sure is a rip-roaring good time"
Just look at these examples, you can see the difference. You be the judge and decide how I am living "The Great Life"--message, phone or mail me at my residence in Great Falls:
201 3rd Street Norhtwest
Great Falls, MT 59404
Now moving to the post-up: I have been living in the GF for just about 3 weeks now, and I must say, I have established quite the presence in the area. Besides being 100% versed with the happenings of Malmstrom Air Force Base and knowing all inhabitants and members of the base (this one goes out to my gal Jan working in the 4G-a Kitchen, keep that pot roast coming girl!) I have been quite busy attending local events, charity auctions, learning the names of the most popular hobos and a vast amount of other things. Overall, yes, I am adjusting to life in the Big City as we like to call it, for the GF is a booming and happening metropolitan area. So in going with the flow, I'd like to give you a few tid-bits and extras that I have noticed over my time in the GF:
Jam Boys are far and few between.
My maid at the Bridge was under the impression I was housing a small family in my one person room (Room 327) as she routinely left me 5 clean towels after each morning's room cleaning. This was not necessary, as I use 2 towels a day, which can be re-used multiple times. Now folks, I am all about helping save the environment (minus plastics provided by Patyk) so I think this was a little excessive. Upon a written request by yours truly, my maid (name unknown) has halted excessive towels each day and now leaves me with 2 fresh ones a day. Again, maybe a little much, but at least some progress was made. I expect she (well you know, it could be a he) is still upset I use my own soap, shampoo and conditioner; rather than the cleansing materials provided by the Bridge.
Great Falls is filled with a variety of people, all of which dress, act and behave in differing ways. Upon my first lunch outing with the D-Quan and J-Hawk, I noticed a gentleman walking down Main Street GF without a shirt on, along with a python wrapped around his neck/chest. The following week in another subsequent lunch outing with again, the D-Quan, J-Hawk; along with Lance Armstrong, Jim and Parker, we noticed: a gentleman wearing Carharts with black spandex biking shorts over them, a "Dragon Wagon" fully decked out in custom dragon graphics and a license plate reading "DRGNWGN" and a fancy walker. Quite the crew here--never a dull moment on the streets.
Persons, like myself, are not accepted in the community when exercising/running while wearing short running shorts and knee-high compression socks. When these are the only garments you wear, many choice words will be thrown at you, along with the occasional "harassment" from Junior High Aged Youths (JHAYs)
When a group of 5+ mench gents like myself walk down the street all wearing a button-up shirt with a blue tone, many will suspect the group is a group of Mormon Missionaries. Trust me, we are not--we're just going to lunch, possibly Taco Del Sol, The Pizza Barron or Subway--the Daily Grind will not be on this list effective 6-27-2011.
And finally, when you run into someone from Ulm, MT that claims they are deaf "but can read lips really good," they are simply lying. The reality of it, they are not deaf, and really, all they are looking for is a fishtail--long story. Put more simply, I would shy away from the 5'7", early 30's curly hair gal from Ulm that is still living at home with "mom" and "dad" (might I add, they are not my mom and dad, so when "mom" and "dad" is said when the person is talking about THEIR parents, I wish they would address them in by "my mother", "my father" or by their names. Otherwise, I might think you are talking about my mother and father and in reality, I don't think they will be at Machinery Row in GF...just saying).
Coming attractions: Carl interviews the sole Asian in the DA intern program--the D-Quan.