…allergic to everything except Doritos and Mountain Dew.
…really fat looking.
…full of marshmallow goodness.
…fatter than you. Go eat a sandwich you skinny bastard.
…dating your sister.
…suffering from “puffy bone disease”.
…really good at denial.
…getting ready for a growth spurt.
For the past few years I have been jotting down random t-shirt design ideas with the thought of some day turning those ideas into a business. I have a few different series rolling around in my head, the above being one of my favorites. The last one above was inspired by my 4 week old daughter, whom I have already seen go through a major increase in feeding followed by a noticeable change in size. In the past couple of days she has started this process again (thank God I am not one of my wife’s nipples!) and watching her has given me some food for thought.
All growth requires massive amounts of energy. As I watch my daughter I realize that if I am to grow then I need to make sure that I am feeding richly and drinking deeply as well. I need to take some time to consider what I am taking in and there is no time like the present. I have an appointment this week with a nutritionist to go over how I can lower my cholesterol, which is a bit high. While I am considering how to cut the fat out of my diet, I am also challenged to take a close look at what I am reading and watching as well.
So I am going to try to make some intellectual strides this year as well as emotional. This will be the year that I finally read the non-fiction I have collected instead of re-reading my favorite novels. I will spend less time watching TV and more time engaging in debate online. If I am going to grow up, I need nourishment. I need more than the same old diet of overcooked ideas that are nothing but mush. It’s time that I developed my intellectual teeth and paused to consider that I might do better than to settle for merely being entertained.