Archive for March 26th, 2003

what fun

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 at about 7:59 pm

what fun

So my dad and I go to Mallwart to get some mulch. We’ve got 25 bags of the stuff and a row of trees. I figured we were going to just unload it at the end of the driveway and have to lug it across the yard later. But no! My dad did the sensible thing (which I had suggested a couple days ago) and we drove the car along the line of trees. I drove, he unloaded. Of course, driving on our lawn would’ve ruined the grass, so we did it on the lot next door (the trees are along the property line). There isn’t a house there, so I don’t see how anyone should care. It was fun at the end, careening around the empty lot with the headlights off (so as to not arouse the suspicions of the other neighbors, although I don’t think it changed anything). As I was coming back onto the street, one of the neighbors walking his dog smiled and waved. I couldn’t help but laugh to myself, for whatever reason.

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life goes on

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 at about 2:43 pm

life goes on

What a perfectly wonderful day. I went over to Zoë’s and had lunch with her family, then we all went to the sculpture garden. The weather is fantastic; I wish I didn’t have to leave so soon. But I had to get back home. I just called my dad, he’s going to come help me paint my room.

Tomorrow, though, I have nothing to do. Anyone know when the Uni High soccer game is? I’ll go over to that if I can. and besides that, I’m thinking I’ll just spend a few hours outside with Zoë getting sunburned. Life is beautiful.

Random topic shift: Life is Beautiful was a movie as well. I’m sure many of you saw it, it was Italian but was pretty big over here a few years ago. It was about this Italian Jew and his family during the Holocaust. It was incredibly sad, and really rather morbidly ironic the way the main character, who was always this very funny guy, dealt with the concentration camp, especially since his wife and son were there as well. It was incredibly depressing when he died. But still, I think (and this is probably wrong, but it doesn’t matter) the message was overall rather hopeful. This didn’t occur to me at the time, but thinking about it just now I realize that maybe the idea is that it doesn’t matter if you die or how so, but instead that you do what you can with the time you’ve got. The main character (whose name I don’t even remember) was hopeful, or at least put on the facade of such happiness. So make life look beautiful, and it is.

This is all just one big mash of optimism that doesn’t make any sense, so fuck it I’m done.

Background noise: “On & On & On” Catch 22

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 at about 9:47 am

Bill Waterson is a genius.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 at about 9:45 am

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epitome

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 at about 9:34 am

epitome

Every once in a while I see this car go by. The person driving it has one hand out the window, holding the leash of a dog. They’re “walking” the dog using a car, going one or two miles an hour and stopping whenever the dog wants to sniff something or poop. Talk about the pinnacle of laziness. Rock bottom may be a beautiful start, but its an awfully ugly place to be.

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