Thursday, July 12, 2007

For the Love of It

I have to admit I have been EXTREMELY lazy the past few weeks. I am not working this summer and am currently staying at my parents house and sleeping in the room I grew up in. Because I admit this is lazy, I wonder if I really should be doing something else with my time. I don't think so. Over the past week or so I've got to see old friends, spend quality time with my niece who will be 12 this summer, and swim in the ocean, something I haven't done in two years. I think this little break from reality has been well worth being labeled as a bum.

Tomorrow I will head to my alma mater in Selinsgrove to the American Arachnological Society meeting at Susquehanna University. Not that this subject interests me terribly, but I'm hoping to see some old friends and Ryan will be doing some valuable networking. Saturday I will spend the day at a family reunion/birthday party for one of my relatives where over 80 people are expected. I will be making a Cous Cous Salad. Could I have done this if I was working? Probably not. I love being a bum... I couldn't ask for anything more. I have a few more camping trips planned, followed by another week in Mississippi, and then I assume I will have to return to the real world of graduate work and employment. But for right now I can take pleasure in the fact that if I woke up tomorrow morning and didn't want to get out of bed I wouldn't have to. But I will beacuse there are things to do and people to see and I will love it all.

I would love to reflect on this all day, or write about my observations of the summer...but really that wouldn't be in character of what this post is all about. Perhaps in a few weeks I will write something meaningful, but for now you will all just have to find something to keep yourself busy... or lay on the couch and read a book which is what I'm about to do right now.

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