Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Yes, I'm still alive...

I just have not found the time to post anything. I've got plenty of stuff to write on, but not too much time. Lately I've been getting home from work somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00. When I get home from work I generally spend about an hour to an hour and a half making something to eat (sometimes), eating, decompressing from a long day and trying to relax for a few minutes by watching a little TV. Then I generally head upstairs, get ready for bed, check my e-mail, and try to stay awake long enough to watch a little news while lying in bed fighting the weight of my eyelids. Every now and then I wake up around midnight or so and find myself with the TV still on and the remote, amazingly, still in my hand or somewhere close to it. Soon afterwards, I wake up, and the cycle begins again.

On the up-side of me not having the time or energy to post anything is the fact that I am working very consistently. (something that is a very good thing for someone who works freelance). I would much rather be tired every night than not have any work and struggling to make ends meet. It makes me think of a quote from the movie Bruce Almighty. While talking about manual labor, Morgan Freeman (God-in the movie) says to Jim Carey's character, "Some of the happiest people in the world go home smelling to high heaven.". While I may not "stink to high heaven" when I come home, my work could definitely be considered manual labor on most days. I think our society (America) fails to recognize what manual labor can do for your body and soul. We, as Americans, are too focused on making as much money as possible, as quickly as possible, with as little effort as possible. I hope our ignorance, our misdirected pride, and our greed does not become our downfall as a nation.

Sorry to get all philosophical on you for a second, sometimes it just comes out.

I'll talk to you all soon (hopefully).

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