Friday, February 6, 2009

i grew up in illinois. the town is small and a little boring, the perfect place to raise a family. i'm a pretty straightforward person and you can usually tell what i think by the expression on my face, for good but more often for bad. i grew up living in the country, near my grandparents farm. my vivid imagination kept me busy as a played in trees, treehouses, and outhouses. i'm one of those wierd people who really liked high school. it's probably because i like to be the center of attention and high school gave me avenues to do such. our mascot was the flaming heart of effingham. you can laugh. the sad thing is that i didn't even realize how silly that name was until years after i graduated. i chalk it up to the innocent of midwestern life i guess. i like to dress up but my hatered for ironing keeps me in jeans and t-shirts most of the time. i try to think good of people when i first meet them but that seems to get harder as you get older. that's probably more of a reflection on my shortcomings. i'm tired most of the time but not tired enough to give up anything. i love my wife more than she could imagine and certainly more than i show her. i often feel guilt because i have much more than i deserve. my kids really are more beautiful than yours. i mean it. i'm not just saying it because they're my kids (that's fair to say because you probably feel the same way). i never thought i could get us to having poop and other foreign substances on me but i have. i tend to hold people to standards i can't keep myself. i often feel like i should be doing more. i don't like to run but i like the feeling i get when i'm done and it makes me feel less guilty about eating too many cookies at night. one of my favorite things in life is when my wife rubs her fingers through my hair at night...maybe she'll read this and i'll get lucky tonight. i'm 29 but i think of myself as younger and the older i get the better athlete i was in high school. and although i tend to have a lot of irons in the fire, i often have trouble finishing thi...

1 comment:

Brian and Cherie Landowski said...

I totally identify with the small town life! It was definitely interesting growing up in a town surrounded by cornfields. Is Harrisburg bigger or smaller than Effingham? Although, I hated school in a small town. I hated being the center of attention so I sort of tried to blend in to my surroundings. Boy was that hard! lol I think our high school had about 600 students. The biggest thing I did was band and choir. I do have to say I loved both of those activities in Harrisburg a lot more than in Naples! Although I liked that in high school here I COULD sort of blend in to the background, what with about 2500 kids in the school...until I performed in a talent show that the entire school saw! :)

Oh and I too hate running/exercise but love the feeling after I'm done...like I've just accomplished something.

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