Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend and Ruminations

I've been at the new job for over a month, now. It's good. Being so close to home is awesome. There's always something new to learn, or to figure out. I'm happy.

Got the yard cut this weekend. My bush hog deck is broken, but I worked around it. It will need to be welded, soon, though. It should probably be welded before I cut with it again.

I saw a hawk fly down and catch a field mouse while I was cutting grass. There were some smaller birds attacking the hawk. I don't know if they made the hawk release the mouse or not.

One of my neighbors also attacked something in my driveway while I was cutting. He beat it out of a tree. I was kind of a little surprised that he came into my yard to do it. I never figured out what he was beating on.

We went to the Bass Pro Shop this weekend, for the first time. That place is ridiculously large. The entrance is a winding drive. It has a parking lot that would rival Six Flags or Disneyland. I can't figure out how they justify that kind of expense. It's not like the place is on some sort of hunting reserve, or even on a lake or river. It's off the highway in Prattville. The building is right beside McDonald's, but you have to go down the winding driveway to get to it.

Amy wanted to see District 9, so we went the the movies while we were in Prattville. I was a little disappointed with it. I expected it to have some sort of double meaning, but I really didn't see one, unless it was some sort of racial thing.

I got a little of the melancholy, last week. I don't know why. Maybe it was all the kids going back to school. Something about being in town when school started back up made me feel a little nostalgic. It has been a long time since I was in school, but it seems like it could've been last week. Not that I miss school, and all the politics and trouble that went with it, it's just that time is merciless.

I have owned my house almost 10 years. I started the paperwork to buy it in October of 1999. It's so strange to think that 10 years have already passed. At the same time, it feels like most of my life has been lived in the last 10 years.

I've travelled internationally, had more relationships (including the longest relationship of my life); I've owned more vehicles and just generally done more than I did in my first 25 years. I guess I'm pretty lucky.

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