Live close to work. Cook your own food. Take care of your own house, garden, hair and body. Donít borrow money for cars, and donít drive ridiculous ones. Embrace nature as the best source of recreation. Cancel your TV service. Use a prepaid cellphone. And of course, ride a bike!
This internet meme of Grand Rapids' Mayor Heartwell that's been going around the local net pretty much sums up Grand Rapids for Sunday April, 21 2013.
The four major art muesums in downtown Grand Rapids were free today. Jenn and I went to the GRAM and to the Gerald Ford Museums.
We got downtown early before most of the town likely was out of Church etc. So we breezed in and out of the museums pretty easily. Toward mid day there were lines , but not for the first few hours when we were downtown.
There were probably just as many people downtown looking at the overflowing Grand River as there were looking at the museums though.
At the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
At the GRAM, we took a look at this display by Josh Best, who happens to be the newest Art Director to join our team where I work.
Gerald Ford Statue.
Also while we were downtown, we took a tour of the river banks, the water is insanely high. You can't walk along it all, and many of the buildings along the river had to be evacuated and have their power shut down.
There should be land from those street lamps to the shore.
The lower walkway next to the Public Museum is completely under water. Not a little water, alot of water.
More stairs to nowhere and submerged street lights.
Superman has two fathers, both who were Robin Hood.
I'm kindof bored today.
In actuality, being bored really should be impossible. I have access to more movies, television, books and comics than I could ever possibly watch. I have creation tools on the computer -- art, design, code, and real tools in the garage --table saw, drill press, etc, with which I could be making any number of useful or interesting things. I have home chores I could be doing like working on organizing the basement or at the very least cleaning the house or doing a few loads of laundry.
I could even get a head start on some of next week's work projects or something.
But instead I'm choosing or allowing myself to be bored and do none of these things.
We did go grocery shopping earlier in the morning today. So add cook a good dinner or bake some cookies or brownies to the list of things I could be doing right now. Because I have the ingredients.
I could be doing all of these things. Yet I'm doing none of them.
It snowed this morning. It's cold and damp outside. Currently 38deg in mid April. The weather outside matches the current meh inside.
Maybe tomorrow will be less like today.