We could make this an article about condiments. After all, relish and ketchup are critical components of any quality hot dog. However, there are always the people who go too far with their condiments. Next thing you know, there’s mayonnaise being squirted upon the frankfurter, hot sauce is being dashed over it, and suddenly, it’s not even recognizable as a hot dog. It has all been lost within the bun.

And don’t even get us started on reaching for a bottle of Ranch dressing.

Of course, it’s your food, and, therefore, we shouldn’t be the ones to judge.

Henry James once said, “Americans will eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup.”

You only have one life to live, so if that life is a bit brighter armed with a bottle of Ranch (or ketchup), well, we say carpe diem!


Seize the Day

“Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely.” – Thomas P. Murphy

How you spend your time is important. Some would say it’s even more so than how you spend your money. Of course, that’s all dependent on how much of each that you have.

You don’t want to spend your days playing “Oh, I wish I had…”

Every day that you wake up in Sherman Country is another day for you to live the life you want. If you’re not happy with what happens on a daily basis, this is your cue to finally do something about it.

Maybe today is the day you finally choose relish. Whether it’s how you relish the time you spend with your family or you scoop some from a jar and slosh it on top of a wiener, that’s up to you.

Not sure if you’re seizing the day properly? Try a few of these…

  • Make a list of the things you want to do
  • Say “yes” when someone asks you to do something
  • Be a bit selfish with your time, even if it’s just for one thing
  • Take the time to have fun
  • Be adventurous in the way you spend your day

When you can climb into bed with a smile on your face and knowingly say, “I had a good day,” you’ll know that you’ve effectively learned how, in fact, to carpe diem.

In Heinz Sight

A friend rubbed tomato ketchup on his eyes. In Heinz sight, it wasn’t a good idea.

That hindsight will get you every time. It’s the worst. You make a decision, and then, in a few days, it haunts you. You’re now faced with countless ways that you could have done things differently. Only it’s too late now. You have to own up to the decisions you made because it’s now your reality.

While it’s great to seize the day and live your life the way you want in Sherman Country, you should consider how even the smallest decisions will have an impact on the future.

Take a few moments every morning to decide what you want out of the day.

I thought about making a new condiment that was a mixture of ketchup and mustard. But then I decided the name KetchTard would be pretty MustUp.

Be open-minded and curious about your day, and consider how your decisions will affect you and those around you.

Enjoy yourself, take calculated risks, and live the way you want to live.

At the end of the day, review how things happened, and determine if you are happy with it all. If there are things you wish you could have changed, keep those in mind as you go into the next day.

Ultimately, there’s not much you can do about hindsight except acknowledge that it exists.

If you’re talking about regret about condiment usage, there’s always something that can be done. Clear out your fridge. Start over. Life’s too short to be using gross condiments on the food that you eat.


Avoid Saucy Situations

When ketchup and mustard have a disagreement, it becomes quite the ‘saucy’ situation.

The same can happen when you mix any condiment. Some are worth the risk, while others are just crimes against nature. We’ll let you guess which ones fall into the latter category.

Living life to the fullest is great, but the goal should be to do it without a significant amount of drama. That means that you have to look at what you’re blending together and prepare for any fallout.

You might be a redneck if…Your only condiment on the dining room table is the economy size bottle of ketchup. — Jeff Foxworthy

Just like when you mix two condiments, the same can be said when you mix two personalities. In your effort to get something great, you may have forgotten about a particular component.

A mix will either be amazing or catastrophic.

As you enter a situation that involves more than just you, take some time to consider how it’s going to work. Communicate effectively so that there are no surprises.

If all goes well, you’ll have someone who is just as eager to seize the day as you are. And if not, well, give them a hot dog and send them on their way.

Hot dogs

Life Is Too Short to Wait for a Pole Barn

Pole frame buildings are what we do. A good pole barn can be built quickly and be used for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. Whether you want a she shed to escape from the world, a barndominium for raising the whole family, or an ag building for your farm, we can make it happen.

You don’t want to wait too long for your dreams to come true.

James Dean said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

That’s quite the wise advice. Dream big when it comes to your pole barn. Then, call us right away so that you can start living with a pole frame building in your life as soon as possible.

With so many possibilities that exist (we customize everything), there’s no reason why you can’t have it all. And if you wait, you’ll only wish you had called us sooner.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, this article has made me hungry. I’m going to grab a hot dog (with ketchup, mustard, and relish, as those are the only acceptable condiments) and have some lunch in my she shed.

If you want to talk about pole building construction or anything else, wait until after the lunch break (but not too much after).