Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer, Discovery, and Forgetfulness (podlessness)

I love summer. Hot weather, berries, fresh farm carrots, lettuce, peas, other wonderful vegetables, swimming pools, sleeping in, getting up at 5:00 to see the sun rise, knowing I don't have to get up at 5:00 to see the sun rise if I don't want to because there is always tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day . . . But one of the most amazing and wonderful things about summer is the spectacular phenomenon I like to call . . . (drumroll) . . . THE SUMMER THUNDERSTORM (and tornado watch apparently I find as my computer beeps weather alerts at me). It is truly a thing of beauty to know that I can stay up as long as I want (or am able to keep my eyes open without being lulled to sleep by the steady rain) and watch the lightening and hear the thunder. My cat apparently is not as fond of the thunder as I am, but she is utterly adorable.
I have just discovered what real blogging is. There are incredible people out there with fantastic and tremendously busy lives and they are sharing them with the rest of the world. Or at least with those of us who care. This new and enlightened view was brought on by my first visit to the to a really cool blog which happened by total chance, because I thought the name sounded interesting. I have read all of the entries from june 2005 and it is amazing!
Yesterday I had my last flute lesson for three weeks and left my bag with my water bottle, book, and ipod at Jaimie's house. We went back for it tonight but since we were about two hours later than I told Jaimie we would be, there was no one there. So, as my mom put it, I am currently "podless". At first I didn't know what she was talking about, because when I hear the word "pod" I think "peas!" . . . yeah, apparently I have vegetables on the brain. So Jaimie is soon going out of town for three weeks, so hopefully I can recover my possessions before she leaves.
I have one more thing to say.
I hate the word "veggies". Is it that hard to say "vegetables"?? Just like it doesn't take that much more effort to say "bathroom" than it does to say "potty". These just bother me, but especially "veggies". It sounds so derogatory and diminutive. I just want to scream "They're grown up VEGETABLES for gosh sakes!!! They're not children! They (and everyone else) can handle the grown up term!!!"


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