Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Long walks and SHEEP!!

The sun is back, the days are getting longer and the weather is borderline warm -- time for walking. During a warm spell in the winter Kristen got me into walking. In over two years of living in Tübingen and being surrounded with big hills all covered in woods, I had been walking in the woods maybe 4 times, max. I am indeed quite lucky that K tuned me onto the wonders that are just feet away from my doorstep because climbing those hills is not just good, knee-friendly exercise, it's also an incredible sanity builder. Got a problem? Feeling neurotic? Feeling down in the dumps? Mad at someone? I suggest a walk in the hilly woods! (Even better is to start with a nap, wake up, have a light snack, and then head out to the woods.)

Anyhoo, I'm getting off track here. The thing I was actually really excited about was the sheep. I got to the top of my big big hill, looked up, and saw sheep sheep sheep! Yahoo! You might not know this about me, but I love sheep. I think they have great faces, I love wool, they say great things -- what's not to love? Actually, when I got to the top of the hill and saw the sheep I actually uttered the words, and pardon the language here, "F#%k yeah" because (1) I was really happy to see sheep and (2) because they seemed to me to be a sign of good things to come.

So, in conclusion, yeah to walking and yeah to sheep.

This is a picture of me making a sheep face. Not quite as good as my toothbrush cover impression, but not so off base if you ask me.


Maria said...

Heck yes! We're hanging out with those sheep next time I'm in town. I hear that sheep don't diss.

Anonymous said...

Wie sagt man "sheep" auf Deutsch?

al said...

Does the ipod get to come?

Or is it a getting back to Nature thing?

Claire in Tuba-Town said...

Oh my god -- you think the iPod ever gets cut out of these things? No way!