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Friday, July 08, 2005

More Tality

Have you ever had days where you feel your mortality more than others?

I'm having one of those days today. After sleeping in a little too late I awoke to the tune of Linkin Park (my ringtone of choice at this point). It was my mom being very serious, very motherly, and telling me that she had to tell me something. You never tell someone you have to tell them something unless it is important, so my sleepy haze was wiped clean instantaneously. She started off saying, "I don't want to ruin your big weekend, but I want you to be careful this weekend and not drink a lot like you guys plan on doing." My weekend plans consist of jumping in the car with my brother and my cousin and booking it down to New Braunfels for a weekend of floating, drinking, and generally just barking at the moon. My mom continued with a warning that I may now have a kidney condition after my recent bout with gout (yeah it was bad, no I am not 70, yes that did rhyme). This brings me back to my overwelming feeling of mortality. Since last weekend I have been thinking about my health and life in general. Do I have a medical condition? Even if I don't, how can I change my life to live healthier? Why have I not enrolled in medical insurance yet? (Stoopid, stoopid, stoopid) How does cold fusion really work? Ok, so not the last one as much. I've always been one of those people that avoid doctors, medicine and anything that would make it seem as if I wasn't bangin-on-all-cylinders healthy. I am coming to realize that is not necessarily the best attitude to have about my health.

I think this all ties in to the sort of "wheels off" feeling I have had about my life lately. I think I was under the impression that once I graduated college, got my own place, a good job, etc I would be on easy street. The truth of the matter is things have been harder than ever before. I've been gliding along watching the scenery scream by with no real bearings. Where am I headed? What do I ultimately want to do with my life? How many more introspective questions will I ask myself in this post?


  • Fri Jul 08, 02:51:00 PM CDT
    Blogger the reeser sat naked at the computer and typed…

    yeah, that's about right.

    sorry to hear about the gout (i, too can rhyme). you better get enrolled in the med insurance. it's one of those things that you probably won't need too much if you have it, but you'll be screwed if you don't.

  • Fri Jul 08, 02:54:00 PM CDT
    Blogger the reeser sat naked at the computer and typed…

    by the way, i think the introspection is pretty common around the 4-6 months in the "real world" mark. for me, i started getting some answers when i started looking up instead of in. just a thought.

    glad to see an update. i'll shoot you an email or call soon.

  • Sun Sep 11, 08:28:00 PM CDT
    Blogger Mike Harrison sat naked at the computer and typed…

    Arghh! scary, I just came across your blog by accident. If you add an s to mike you get mine....wierd thing is my other half is an ali to


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