Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I live in a town where people wont admire your car unless it costs over $100,000. A town where you're poor if your house is worth less than $1 million, and where people rarely think of anybody but themselves. Most of them don't even realizine that they're doing it. Whether it's just following the newest trend, or drooling over your neighbors 70 something inch TV. I admit it, I do all of this myself. The thing is, unlike many others, I like to step back and observe our ridiculous life styles. Specifically, all of the crazy, pointless rules that make up our society. Anyways, back to my pathetic self centered town. Imagine a glass box. Now replace the glass with two way mirrors facing inwards. Our town resides in this box. Sadly our privileged lives go by so quickly that we hardly ever take time out to think about what it's outside of our materialistic lives. *Sigh* I just don't know. Let me return to my video game loving, new cellphone wanting, materialistic self.
I just shoveled. I think this is the first time that I shoveled the entire driveway all by myself. We have a big driveway. It took me all of an hour and thirty five minutes to complete my work. But now I feel a sense of accomplishment. Even as I sit here, soaking wet, on the couch, I can't help but smile. I am tired and my back is starting to hurt, but I am content. It wasn't even regular old fluffy snow either. Most of it was slush and ice, the heavy stuff. When I was done I almost didn't want to stop. I didn't stop right away. I widened the end of the driveway, and shoveled a bit around the edge of the circle we live on. I have school tomorrow, and I'm probably going to be sore. I want to lift weights tomorrow too. We can only lift on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I will probably work out anyways. I'm curious to see how I feel afterwards. I don't know how frequently I will post, but I might post a follow-up and tell you.