The 2K11 24/7 CXI: T.G.I.T.

Somehow we all made it. It’s Thursday, and the long weekend has officially begun. On one hand, I’m really happy, since I’m exhausted from a week of handling paperwork and juggling errands and would really benefit from a good heap of rest; but on the other hand, I seem to follow the pattern of many of my fellow middle-classers around these parts in that I try to pack as much leftover work as possible from the week into the weekend so that it’s out of the way once and for all!

At last check, this is a sample of the to-do list for the weekend (between Sarah and myself):
  • 9 shirts to iron
  • 1 house to vacuum
  • 1 bathroom to clean
  • 1 website to put together
  • 75-odd wedding programs to finish up
  • 1 reception itinerary to put together
  • 2 loads of laundry
  • 2 loads of dishes
and that’s not including the things that I just want to do for the sake of doing them. But let’s not confuse this for complaining — it’s just the facts. There’s things to do. I’m going to want to elaborate on this at a later time, but I had a chat with a coworker today about the entire concept of the “middle class”. Those who live in constant fear of losing their foothold on life and becoming lower class, and feeling as if they’ll never make enough money to move up to the upper class. It’s this strange existence where one exists to work and almost everything else becomes secondary. I know this isn’t what I’d want for myself, but I know a good number of my friends who firmly believe that these are simply the cards that life has dealt them. Again, another topic for another time.
One thing I can say for sure is that I’m happy to see some more feedback from you readers 🙂 Whether they’re serious or in jest, I still read and reply to just about anything you send over, and I just wanted to say thank you 🙂 It definitely means a lot to me.
So if you have a post idea, want to make a suggestion, or just feel like ranting if I struck a chord, feel free to drop me a line.
However, for the time being, I think there’s only one more thing I wanted to say:
Thank Goodness it’s Thursday.
See you later, one and all.
–Casey E. Palmer

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

0 replies on “The 2K11 24/7 CXI: T.G.I.T.”

On the middle class bit: Life’s not money. Being upper class isn’t going to make me happy, nor is dropping to lower class going to kill me. We’re already lower-middle class, in fact, now that I quit my job, we might be hovering just above the poverty line – no idea. Why? Because we chose to. We chose to be a single income family, we cut our bills down to essentials, paying down our debts, and focus on what matters: our kids and our dreams. Look at life 50 years ago and compare it to the frivolity now. When I quit my job, I was on edge of wanting to punch people in the face when the following conversation kept happening: ‘What are you going to do now?’ ‘Nothing, raise my kids and love my family.’ *insert look of disgust* ‘Well, I wish I could do THAT but we can’t afford it.’ I just wanted to scream. No, you CAN afford it, you CHOOSE not to. You CHOSE the $300,000 mortgage, the $30k car loan, the $100k in student loans, the big screen TV, the super fancy gadgets, and whatever else you spend your money on. I, however, did not because these things do not matter to me, therefore, I can live my life the way I want. In a way that being middle class, or lower class or whatever, does not matter one little bit!

(but to do lists?! mile and a half long this weekend! good luck on yours! love ya, case and miss ya!)

Kenna, I’m glad that I could inspire this kind of comment out of you — I take it as a compliment 🙂 When I come up with my post on the class system at a later time, I’ll definitely drop you a line so you can hack it to pieces 😀

It’s true that many of the things that we complain about in the class system is our own doing and often just blamed on social pressures, but at the same time someone needs to change the thinking of everyone to do what’s actually food for them rather than what might be seen as socially suitable.

We’re nowhere near there yet.

I don’t think there’s anything particularly wrong with any particular lifestyle, as long as it’s not hurting anyone and the person living the life is happy. If someone can do those two things, then kudos to them!

I wish you all the happiness out there 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to include you in a post about hygiene sometime 😉 (To everyone else — she makes soap.)

The world won’t change until more people do things because they want to, consequences and all, not because they feel they must/it’s the only acceptable path. All I can do in my little world is to encourage those around me to think for themselves, OUTSIDE of the box. 🙂

I’d be down for hygiene talk, but then you’d have a WAY longer comment from moi. The things people slather on their skin is… ugh, I won’t start I promise!

I took a cue for you and did a video for YouTube with my soaping, I’m not awesome with a video camera and I hid through most of it, but I’m getting there. You’re inspiring, dahling. Just keep yourself out of the box, okay?

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