Gary Thinks About Time

Big Show Blog #2 – Gary Thinks About Time

Doc Brown in Back to the Future is obsessed with time and I guess I have a little Doc Brown in me.  Have you ever noticed how sometimes time zooms by and other times it drags so slowly it hardly seems to be moving at all.  Some weeks fly by and others take forever to reach the end.  I’m experiencing the latter right now and will undoubtedly experience the former next week.

This week is dragging by because after Friday’s Big Show, I’m hopping on a plane bound for Maui for two weeks with my wife.  We were married on Maui and visit as often as we can.  If you’ve been, you know what I’m talking about.  If you’ve never made the trip, I promise you will love it.  Enough of the unpaid commercial for Maui and back to the topic at hand—TIME!

I’ve always had a Doc Brown obsession with time– I have numerous clocks in my house and own several watches.  I don’t consider myself dressed without my watch on. If you listen to the Big Show you know I’m not a fan of daylight savings time and the twice annual changing of the clocks for no good reason other than people seem to enjoy 10pm sunsets for a couple of months each year.  Oh and let’s not forget all the candle wax we’re saving during daylight savings time (thanks Ben Franklin).

Doc Brown wanted to travel in time and so do I.  The idea in the first Back to the Future movie was fantastic and something I could relate to because I went to the same high school as my Dad and how cool would it be to go back in time like Marty McFly and see your parents when they were teenagers!  Let’s say you get one time travel trip into the past and there are a couple of rules—you can’t change history and you only get 24 hours.  Where in time would you go and what would you do?

I know what I’d like to do and where (and when) I’d like to go.  I want to go to New York City in August 1928 and here’s how I’d spend my day—I’d start my trip in the Bronx to see the Yankees play an afternoon game at Yankee Stadium.  Imagine seeing Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in their prime!  After the game I’d hop the D train to get back to Times Square and then I’d go see the Marx Brothers live and in person on Broadway doing “Animal Crackers” on stage.  After that, hop a cab up to Harlem to see Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington play.  How’s that for a trip?!?

Time marches on and we only get so much of it so make the most of what we are allowed, thanks for listening to the Big Show and Country 104.7 KKRV!

Gary Patrick

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