12/22/2005: "Happy Birthday to Me!"
Today is my 36th birthday. A lot of people have asked me what I want for my b-day (and christmas) and I can honestly say "nothing thanks". It's true...other than a new outboard or getting hardwood floors which are both outside the realm of possiblity, I don't really want anything. Sure, I salivate over huge screen TVs and all the technophile gadets in Wired's "Tools for 2006"...but I don't feel the need to actually buy any of them. I feel...oh, what's that word....contentment!
I drove 3 hours round trip to take my grandma and dad shopping in Norfolk yesterday, which was fun but I didn't buy a single thing. Those of you who've been reading this blog for awhile know that I've been *trying* to become less of a consumerist and i finally feel like it's happening...like I'm not fighting with myself to not buy things because the impulse itself is gone.
Well...for now anyway. Now if I could just quit watching so damn much TV and spend more time exercising I'd feel pretty good about where I'm at in life.