Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rusted Yellow

This rusted, yellow bulldozer seems a bit out of sorts in this field of snow, but even in the heat of summer, I think this machine would have some trouble getting to work. The first job that I ever had was delivering morning papers down Allen Avenue. My little alarm clock would buzz off at around 5 AM, and I was off. If I was smart, I'd jump out of bed, dress head downstairs and out the door. Some mornings I wasn't. I'd shut those eyes for just... and it was over. I hated getting out of that routine and heading out an hour later. The whole morning looked different. More people out and about. Cars I had never seen. Customers at the door asking, "Where you been?" It doesn't happen often these days, but if I roll over and see the number 6, the day always rolls along with me trying hard just to play catch-up. That's not a feeling I like to experience... except on weekends.


  1. I don't know Birdman, I am tired of my alarm clock going off every morning. I so look forward to the day I can sleep tile 7.

  2. That's one of the reasons why weekends are so nice! :)
    God bless you!

  3. the day just gets away from you if you dare to snooze a bit longer... hate that too!

  4. Sleeping in on the weekend is such a luxury, I'm looking forward to it already! Enjoy your weekend Birdman.

  5. I never see the 6 if I can help it!

  6. Rusting away in Maine today
    Without delay
    What else to say?

    Rusting away in Maine today
    If I could pray
    Here's what I'd say

    Take away the rust
    Turn it into dust
    Lest I make a fuss
    And move to Florida!

    This is a new country song I just wrote. It's already copyrighted so don't you try to steal it. If you come up with a tune, we'll probably make a million bucks. OK?

  7. Hmmm. Well, my day usually starts at 6 or a little before. But I agree with you that if I get up at 6:30 or 7, my day is NOT as good as it could have been!

  8. Yeah. I usually get up around 6 without the need for an alarm. Often earlier. It is sick.

  9. What a lovely old machine in its dotage.

  10. i wish i could get up that early! your day is so much longer in that way.. but i cant go to bed early, i just cant sleep then. only when its really important (like i have a presentation, or need to catch a flight) i can get up, usually without an alarm. maybe its all in my head.. ?

  11. Love this shot... amazing how many pieces of equipment are left to decay in the elements! Will you consider entering it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #17 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link:

  12. Wow, you're an early riser. Before I messed up my knee, before I blew a disk, I used to get up with a 5 in the first clock position and get out to run before work. Now I feel a bit more like the old dozer.

  13. I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at Weekly Top Shot :-) I hope you'll come share again...

  14. My alarm clock wakes me every morning at about 4 a.m.
    He's called Jim, my faithful doggy companion. He gets me up, then goes back to sleep; but I love him lol
    I think that bulldozer could tell some stories.

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