Saturday, September 27, 2008

Can A Man Mow His Lawn Without An iPod?

Originally uploaded by Luís Vieira

I was ready to mow the lawn. As I put on my old shoes for the task, I ventured into the bedroom to get my iPod. I found it, but there were no headphones to be found. I searched every place I could think of, but to no avail. So I sent a text to my wife, Rachael asking her if she knew where they were.

Me: Do you know where the iPod headphones are?
Wife: Yes! Sorry, they're in my purse...
Me: Can a man mow his lawn without an iPod?

I'll be the first to admit I have an irrational connection with my iPod, or more correctly stated the music my iPod plays. Before the iPod it was my stereo, my Walkman, or my XM Radio. I'm a music lover. I've been this way for as long as I can remember. If I was doing my homework, I was listening to music. If I am driving down the road, I'm listening to music. If I am sitting at work, I'm listening to music. If I'm hammering out yet another blog post on my computer, I'm listening to music (currently listening to Daisychains by Youth Group).

When it boils right down to the heart of the matter that's our collective problem isn't it? As Congress, the President, and American citizens all debate a $700 billion bailout this very evening we're enjoying those things we really needed.
  • Can a teen be popular without designer clothing?
  • Can a man be happy without his tricked out car?
  • Can a woman be happy without 100 pairs of shoes in the closet?
  • Can we truly live the American Dream without the largest house on the block?
I say we can. Even I can mow the lawn without my iPod. It's different, but not impossible. Life is still moving right along.


Deron said...

Good thoughts...and well said, sir.

Anonymous said...

almost reminiscent of the lovely personal story blogs of yesteryear, although slightly skewed off track by a lesson. enjoyed half of it, thanx!

Andrew Weaver said...

Thanks, Deron. Appreciate you stopping by.

Re: No-name: What's the point in telling a "lovely personal story" if it has no intricate value to the reader? If there is no lesson, no humor, no anything what is the point in me telling you?

"Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation." ~ Benjamin Franklin