Saturday, March 1, 2008

Here we go...

There is a condition out there called SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It's the name that psychologists slapped onto the feeling you get around this time of year, when you've been trapped indoors for months because it's physically painful to walk outside. The condition is aptly named, because the symptoms of SAD are, well, being sad. Along with this, people affected by SAD lose weight because they can't be assed to go outside to the market, grow patchy facial hair because they can't be bothered to shave, and have unkempt hair, because, well, what's the point..?
This hits me every year on March 1st. There is some mechanism in my brain that says, "February is over, go outside and enjoy the warmth." I excitedly rush outdoors only to find that it's 23 degrees outside with 35 mph winds. Then I shuffle back inside, because why bother picking up my feet..?

This year, however, I made a plan. Last night before I went to bed At 7 AM, I convinced my friends to spend today outside shopping for stuff. We had plenty of excuses to get out; we needed hookah coals, meat and vegetables, and we longed for daylight. The group has become nocturnal. We all stay up until sunrise then sleep until sunset. We made a pact to wake up before 2 and go see civilization in the daylight...

Surprisingly, we were all able to wake up. We walked around town with good feelings and a huge sense of accomplishment. We were all ecstatic to see daylight and enjoy the sun. It was cold, as always, but we rose above it and enjoyed our day. I got a little picture happy...
That last one is just for fun..:-P

Moral of the story: Winter sucks, move to someplace warm Only a few miserable weeks left Mind over matter, it's possible to enjoy a cold shitty day..:-)

-Matt

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Less blogging more cleaning, Matt. Let's go. :P

- Joe

meloogal said...

matthew. save me from this party. SAVE ME FROM THE PARTY. I AM GOING TO DIE HERE.

also, holyshit shave your face. holy. SHIT.