Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And to think that I saw it...

I dragged myself out of bed this morning - and headed out the door... not knowing the wonders that would meet my eyes and ears...

I ran up the hill (shhh, this is my story - I don't have to admit that I actually trudged slowly up the hill because I have no energy) and met a friend who I dragged off to find the mystery sound that had assaulted my ears as soon as I hit the street. What my ears heard: a young child yelling "MaMaaaa" every few seconds...

Reality? a chicken... stupid chicken.

Then I heard a sprinkler going WILD and watering a barren patch of dirt... I was all prepared to call this homeowner later and let them know they were being horrible earthlings by wasting our precious resources.

Reality? the air conditioner.

More Reality? I wouldn't call the neighbor... not because I lack the guts, but because I really couldn't care less about our precious resources.

Okay, REAL Reality? I care, I even turn off the tap when I brush my teeth, but if they want to pay some ridiculous water bill... oh wait, it was just an air conditioner - I can stop trying now...

Then we walked around the corner and headed up another ridiculously steep hill where a Komodo dragon was guarding the path.

Reality? the hill, more of a gradual rise... and it was a branch...

Throughout the morning I found myself seeing (and not seeing) many fun and interesting things...

Reality? reality is boring.

In reality - I need new glasses. and maybe I should have my hearing checked?

Life is WAY more fun when you just play along though!

Even Dr. Seuss agrees with me.

P.S. - a confidential Happy Birthday to my brother Neal... even though he never reads my blog... or the posts I leave on facebook... and rarely answers his phone... which frankly I rarely call...  so if any of my readers  live in the Provo area - if you don't mind walking around campus yelling "Happy Birthday Neal" I'd sure sleep better knowing he got the well-wishes :)

7 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Costco had their sprinklers on the other day. WHILE it was raining. I almost called and complained. But didn't.

I find that people living in Utah county have very little ability to communicate via technology. Why is that? Hope he had a happy birthday anyway.

Heidi (lilmommyfoofoo) said...

@cheeseboy I live in UT county and do just fine! :P

@T I agree wholeheartedly. Reality is boring!

Today I fought off a pack of banditos trying to steal my frijoles....

Reality: I ignored the lawn care guys staring at me.

(P.S. I hope that didn't seem racist....oh well, I love all of God's children. :)

Z said...

I like the walking around campus yelling "Happy Birthday Neal" idea... I just gave up and sent something to mom to give to him, but your idea is way more creative. And, incidentally, would be totally fun to do together, or with Neal even. :)

Saimi said...

I'm so confused right now I don't know what to say...

Reality: Wait, I'm still confused!

Happy Birthday Neil!!!

TisforTonya said...

BREAKING NEWS - UPDATE

Did I say reality is boring?

What I think I saw this morning - a twisted up dead snake at the side of the road and a mangled animal carcass.

What I wish I'd seen this morning - a mangled up bike tire on the side of the road and an old stuffed animal.

Reality? Yeah, it was a hard night for wildlife around here... ick.

Jen T said...

It is amazing the stuff you don't see on Mulberry street :) my kids love that book

McArthurs said...

I have to say.. My mouth is big enough for my wisdom teeth.. :) Sorry MOTH doesn't sound fun at all!!