Saturday, July 23, 2005

a revelation on the South...

I know that Northerners who come down to the South complain all the time that life moves too slowly down here and that no one ever seems to want to get anything done on time. Well, I've had an epiphany on the subject brought on by observations of myself and those around me. My sample includes native Southerners, Westerners, Northerners, and even people from other countries and I've discovered that regardless of a person's point of origin, living here in NC for a period of time causes one to become increasingly lethargic (especially this time of year) and I think I've worked out why: You see, it's just too fricking hot here to want to do much of anything! It's very hard to get motivated when you know you're going to work up a sweat getting from your house to your car... It seems like a much better idea in this situation to simply lie on your kitchen floor in your air-conditioned house and moan about the weather. In fact, I challenge everyone out there to move down here for a summer or two and try to maintain your fast-paced, highly motivated lifestyle. I think it may actually be physically impossible.

Aren't you all glad I figured this out for you? Now if I could just figure out why living south of the Mason-Dixon line makes you incapable of working a 4-way stop sign, we'd all be in better shape...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

grandparents and fleas

I was supposed to go visit my grandparents in scenic Aiken, SC this weekend. I had planned my week at work so I didn't have to come in over the weekend, I had gotten an oil change so my car would be ready for the drive, I had blocked out the weekend, so I had no social engagements planned.... I was all set to make the trek down south in two days until I got a phone call at 10:30 last night telling me that my grandparents were cancelling on me. I think it's a bad sign when your grandparents don't want to see you....especially when you're their only grandchild. I am pond scum.

Actually, the story is even funnier than that - you see, the reason they cancelled is apparently my aunt's apartment had become infested with fleas and they are going to try to help her take care of the problem. My aunt has fleas and my grandparents don't want to see me. Ah, my family is fun :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Today is a good day.