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 :)
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