Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Change in Course

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It's so weird thinking back about the way my personal lifestyle was growing up. I'm not talking about my house or neighborhood dwellings, I'm talking about my own room that I grew up in for about 18 years. Utter chaos is how I would choose to describe my room. I am embarrassed of the lack of cleanliness and regard I had and I can only blame myself. One could sign me up for the "Buried Alive" television show if that says anything- but I'll take it one step further, even if I passed the disgusting-ness test to be on that show, after the people came to clean my mess, I kid you not, my room would be back in the same situation no less then a week later. I'll spare you the specifics, but it was bad!

I met my first boyfriend when I was 21, and started caring remotely about the appearance of my room, especially since his mother had an immaculate house, that just spewed out rainbows and sunshine. The journey began... I still needed a lot of improvement but at least I had a pathway to my bed and closet formed, and no more collections of dirty dishes.

I moved out of my parents house when I was 24, I just got married (to my first boyfriend) and we rented an apartment. Things were a lot cleaner there, but not perfect... We stayed in that apartment for a year an moved to a different apartment with now, and ex-friend which we will not get into the reasons why it's an ex... Now it's been a year and a half living there, new room mates, and cats. It's spool weird looking back at how I lived and how I need things to be now. I'm expecting in July and I cringe at the dirtiness that follows these animals around. It disturbs me that I cannot walk around barefoot in my apartment- Even with sweeping twice a day and mopping once a day. I can not walk 3 feet without stepping in a: cat litter which the cat has dragged out of the box; b: cat feces which is attached to the cat litter the cat has dragged out of the box; c: cat vomit... (yes cats have hairballs, 3x a day is a little too excessive; d: cat food, they are messy eaters, and e: broken glass, from whatever got knocked over when the cats decided to jump on our counters and knock over things- they aren't very stealthy either.

My living conditions have change drastically and if you knew me back then, you are amazed at the way I strive to live now. Life is so different (or at least it should be) when you have to take responsibility for someone else, when you need to prepare a safe haven for a little helpless person. My apt. is still not perfect, due to some small bad habits of mine, but mainly from a certain couple of cats, but I'm hoping to work out the situation to where we can all live under a clean roof.

If a Tree Falls...

Driving...

So, you know that old question you get in philosophy classes, "If a tree falls in aforest when no one is around, does it make a sound?" I was just thinking about this as I was driving to my parents house to do laundry (thanks mom!) and I noticed about 1/4 of the people on the road used thier blinker to signal they were turning and/or cutting you off.  Why? Why don't people use their blinker anymore? I can understand if its just one person on a deserted highway, but in the city, there is ALWAYS somebody. 

I admit I do the occasional cut-off especially with people who are driving like idiots, but 1. its not that often and 2. I use my blinker, to warn them "hey I'm cutting you off now, don't do anything stupid kay?" I am more likely to be upset if someone cuts me off with no indication, rather then them putting on their blinker.  Think about it, if they put on their blinker you have a chance to slow down or break (or if you are evil, speed up) but people who don't use thier blinker are more likely to get into or cause an accident because they are lazy and the other is ignorant (what an excellent combo!)

Anyways, the moral of this blog is Yes! using your blinker does make a sound!