I've been so suckered into thinking it's spring already, when I know damn well it's not. The sun is shining in Portland, and the city looks marvelous! Two days ago, I pulled out a baseball-type shirt & my jean jacket as I headed out the door to meet a friend for dinner. BBbbrrbrbrrrrRRRrrRRrRrRrrr... I froze on the way back home... One would think that Rob learned his lesson, right? No! Yesterday I bought a gallon of ice cream. Dryers Girl Scouts ice cream... How could I resist? If I didn't buy it, how would I ever find out if there were actual girl scouts in there!? [there aren't - but that's not something I should have figured out for a few more months... BBbrbrrbrbrrrRrrrRRRrRrrRrrrrRRrrr!!!!] The infamous 'they' were predicting rain today, so maybe that'll prevent me from doing something equally stupid... except that I see crystal clear blue skies outside.
The change of seasons really has me thinking about new beginnings. Winter rains have given way to warmer temps and sunshine. Granted, I'm smart enough to know that it's going to rain through the entire spring - because this IS Portland after all - but that's not the point. The point is a "New Beginning."
It's not that I need a change per se... it's just that, thanks to having spent years in radio and having an effed up family life, I've never had the same address longer than two years... and I've now lived here for 18 months. I'm itching for a change, even though I don't want one.
"The Definition of Stupidity:
Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results."
I'm not sure who originally said that, but it's very true. It's not even relevant to what I'm saying here, but I feel smarter if I quote others...
When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action.
When you desire a consequence, you had better take the action that will create it.
-Lois McMaster Bujold, writer (1949- )