Wow, to say the very least, I was not expecting so much love from my last blog. So many people said so many nice things to me that my face may not go back to its pasty white for a while. Thank you all.
I really enjoyed the exercise, so I think I'll start each post with my three things from the day before, and if any of you just want to write your three in my comments, you are more than welcome. It was a lot of fun for me to read all of them.
1. In Yoga, we did these crazy 'support yourself on your arms and balance poses' and I totally got up for like a billionth of a second on one of them.
2. I've played half of a season on NHL 11 and my guy has already met the season's expectations (where I'm supposed to be at the end of the season).
3. I found a parking spot really quickly.
Okay, so on to actual blogging.
Yesterday, I stopped and talked to one of my buddies in the stairway at school. Yep, I was one of those jerks who stands at the bottom of a flight of stairs, making everyone have to walk in single file line to get anywhere. We asked the usual, how are you? questions. And, the answer that always comes to each of these meetings is, "I've been tired." To be honest, I've been tired for nearly a decade. A decade of exhaustion! What is the deal?
I did comment, after saying how tired I was, that it was the curse of our generation, but then he said it was the curse of the college student. But to be honest, I think it's the curse of the civilized world. I've been reading blogs, and noticing that EVERYONE is tired. And I'd like to get to the bottom of it.
My buddy brought up our eating habits. And I can't help but think this is a contributor. We eat frozen food, fast food, fatty food, and other foods that need adjectives to let us know that they are not, in fact, normal food. What happened to the fresh meats and vegetables? Now, I'm not saying that food hasn't come a long way, and I know that these adjectified foods are necessary, but why is making something from 'scratch' such a big deal. Why is "Homemade bread" such a treat?
I think we need to think about the root of the issue. Why do we need frozen food, fatty food, and FAST food? Because it's fast! I don't have time in my day to cook for an hour, then eat for an hour, then clean up for an hour. I'm no math wiz, but I know that that's three hours, which is 1/8th of a day. That's a lot of day! not to mention it happens three times. I've got school, and work, and a family, and a condo, and everything else that needs taking care of, not to mention a little time to relax and compose myself, and a few hours of sleep a night might be nice. I think the real problem here is that our lives are too complicated. Why do we have so much stuff to take care of? Why can't we simplify, become farmers again, and not worry so much about having new stuff all of the time?
I could go into these questions, but they're all things we know the answers to. And we all know that simplifying things would be nice, but we don't live in that world. We'd all need to move to Bhuton if we wanted to live that way again, and it costs tourists $250 a day just to visit. Who know how much to emigrate? Anyway, if any of you have any good, life simplifying tactics, I'd like to hear them. We're having a baby, and I have a sneaking suspicion that life is only going to get more complicated.