October, 2005

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There are Good Things, Too

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I thought I’d write a little about some things in my everyday life here in Georgetown that I enjoy. I make a fuss about living in this tiny little place, but I will admit that it has grown on me. Sure, we still don’t have a bookstore, the Sonic and Starbucks close at 11, and the two big places to shop are Target and Wal-mart, but we did just get some more stores, including a Gamestop, Claire’s, Cold-Stone Creamery, Old Navy, Linens N Things, and Pier 1. And of course there’s some other things I enjoy about little ol’ Georgetown.

I enjoy waking up at 6:30 on MWF and opening my windows to the dark horizon, then slowly watching a blazing purple-red skyline form, as the first few sunbeams reach around the earth. I enjoy eating my cereal on the back porch and watching the sun rise and the day grow brighter, enjoying all the different stages of morning. I enjoy hearing the birds wake up around me as I sit on the back porch. I enjoy looking out my window and having a wonderful view into the small valley we live on the side of, over all the tops of the houses to the other side. It’s over that far side of the valley that the sun rises every morning. I enjoy pausing every now and then when the wind’s just right, and hearing the church bells from the church on the far side of the valley. I enjoy watching hawks circle the empty lot a house over. I enjoy riding my bike down the hill from school on sunny, cool days. I enjoy laying on my bed and watching the rain pour down on the neighborhood from my perch. I enjoy looking out my window in the morning and seeing a thin layer of fog suspended over the valley, with only roofs poking out. I enjoy knowing I have little amphibian friends that will come back in the spring. I enjoy looking up at night and seeing a sky full of stars.

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Various Shit and Sherbert

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

This week I found out various people are pissed at me, for not-so-various reasons. All I can say is that I understand your viewpoint, and I know you disagree, and I know why you disagree, and I know you’re worried, and I know you care.
But I gave up trying to please people a while ago. I can’t please everyone and please myself. I can’t even please everyone and stay mentally stable. So I just can’t help you, I’m sorry. All I can say to comfort you is know I’ve conciously made the decision to turn down the advice you have offered, and in doing so I have accepted that I will take on whatever consequences or benefits may happen. You’ve done what friends do, you’ve given me advice, and I appreciate it. I don’t want to loose friends over this… I’d like to think my friends can disagree with my choices but still like me as a person.
Anyway, I hope people can make some sense out of that.

In other news, my friend Winston the toad came to visit me last night, sitting on our little path to the front door, as usual. He let me pet him again. He’s pretty awesome. We also have a gecko that lives near our front door, and his name is Edgar. Lastly, Monty the praying mantis has been inhabiting my windowsill the past few days. It’s good to have little friends around, don’t you agree?

Monty the Mantis lives on my window-wall

Winston the Toad is serious – he doesn’t blink

Blah. Blah. Blah. *sigh*

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