What is happening to me?
I woke up this morning and as 300,000,000 other Americans or so do, I brushed my teeth. Big difference though on this particular morning; I turned the water off while I moved the Johnson & Johnson, soft bristle, blue handled Flintstone toothbrush from side to side. For 30 or 40 seconds I didn’t waste water.
I’m not usually a breakfast person, but on this day I felt like eggs and maybe a slice of watermelon. I look into the bowels of my refrigerator and no eggs or watermelon or anything else that wasn’t in a beer can. I need to go to my local grocer and restock. I gather my car keys and some currency. I start the car and have no gas. Leaning against the wall in front of the car is my bike. “Why not”, I say to myself. I peddle to the City Market, purchase what fits it my back pack and proceed home for what is now a well deserved breakfast. Didn’t have to buy gas, drive the car, use those plastic grocery bags and I got some excersise.
When I’m at work here at the Antlers, I move around the building quite a bit. I also wait alot for an elevator. Today I decide to take the steps rather than stare at the floor looking stupid while I waste precious minutes of my life wondering if the cable car will ever come to my floor. “Walk the steps” I tell myself. “I’ll get there faster, help preserve my girlish figure and I can save the Antlers a dime”. Those elevators use a lot of energy.
I get home from work and want to eat again. The few dishes I have are dirty. I wash them by hand. Everything tastes better on the BBQ grill. No reason to use 4 stove tops and an oven. I need music when I eat (blues for BBQ, Sinatra for Italian sausage, etc), but the light bulb burned out over the stereo, so I replace it with a flourescent. I check my e-mails before I go to bed and then turn my computer off. Now it’s time to brush my teeth again.
Nothing is really happening to me. It just all seems to make sense.