I’ve written about Evolution many a time, and I won’t do it today, except to say that there’s no way it’s true.

Everything around me gets more and more messed up, more broken, and more disorganized. I observe it every day. I never leave home with a mess and come home to a clean house. It never happens. I never make dinner and get the dishes dirty only to have them clean themselves overnight while I sleep.

When I go to turn things on, they don’t get more efficient, the flicker and go out, or sometimes burst into flames (like the garage door opener today…).

When I moved into my house, it was cherry. I mean, perfect. Now, there are holes all over the back yard, both garage door openers are broken, there’s a huge hole in the linoleum in my kitchen, my carpet is wearing through in several spots, the lights in my hall no longer come on ever since I replaced the switch in my bedroom (which is on a totally different breaker). The space heater I bought can’t be used anymore because the plug melted to the outlet and scorched the wallplate. There’s softball sized hole in the front of my house, started by a woodpecker and now occupied by a bunch of squirrels that scamper around in the attic and sound like the attack of the clicky-foot monster.

My checkbook is in a state of entropy, too. I don’t even know where the money goes. I have a detailed budget… all seems to make sense, but I just can’t get ahead. I’m making more than I ever have, but I’m just over broke. I can’t afford to fix anything that breaks. It’s Christmas, which means everyone has expectations on my checkbook to provide the perfect gift. I have to pay $250 to get the squirrels out of the attic. It’s too confined to get up there and bust a cap in their asses. I have a trip in less than two weeks to Philly, and I don’t have enough money to rent a car. I still don’t know what I’m going to do about that. Walk, I guess. That could get chilly.

My stress level is beyond ridiculous. My job is a constant freak-out, I have school starting up again in 3 weeks, and the money thing is a constant source of panic attacks.

Things don’t get better, they get worse. Evolution is bunk.

  17 comments for “Entropy

  1. December 20, 2005 at 1:15 pm

    When it rains, it pours. You think your money is disappearing now just wait until you have kids. They can suck a bank account dry quicker then Paris Hilton can…well, you know.

  2. Rik
    December 20, 2005 at 1:49 pm

    How did Paris Hilton get a hold of my bank account #?
    I think you were kidding in your entry, but:
    I believe in evolution. We had a plant that we practically let die. It sat out on the balcony for 4 years and we watered once a year. It was meek and sickly. Last year we almost threw it out but Crash decided to re-pot it. Today it is thriving and healthy. Life has this uncanny ability to hang on even under the worst of circumstances. I believe God built that feature in.

  3. December 20, 2005 at 1:51 pm

    If evolution means the wearing down and eventual destruction of something … then that would make sense when you consider what the human race has done to this once-pristine planet.

  4. December 20, 2005 at 2:58 pm

    Evolution SUPPOSEDLY means that everything is getting better…

  5. December 20, 2005 at 3:20 pm

    You must DE-volve to perfection grasshopper. Make like a kid and do more playing less working and do with out the things you think you need and just spread more love.

    Oh and read “Tuesdays with Morrie”

    All of you conservatives need to get the stick out of your asses and have fun once in a while.

  6. December 20, 2005 at 3:29 pm

    We conservatives are the ones who will ultimately be able to afford private healthcare after the liberals manage to socialize and screw it up. I’ll have my personal cardiologist to help me over my stress-related heart disease.

  7. Rik
    December 20, 2005 at 3:54 pm

    I have way too much fun as it is. I need to be more responsible.

  8. December 20, 2005 at 4:03 pm

    Incredipete, buddy. I hate that you feel so overwhelmed, and I know exactly how it feels. That sinking feeling you get when you’re doing all you can and yet it’ll be a miracle if you can catch your own ass. The thing to remember, pal, is that you’re doing all you can, and “worry never did nobody no good”. You’re a solid guy. You do the right things. You’re obviously not a screw-up, unless there’s some drunken crack parties you’re leaving out of the mix here. In short…you’re worrying yourself to death. So…work on that. And pray your shorts off. You’ll start feeling better even if everything continues to suck like MAD. I’m living proof.

  9. December 20, 2005 at 4:31 pm

    I always find that whenever things seem to be going well, my mind automatically shifts to think about the other things that are NOT going well. So you see darlin, everyone is healthy and you’ve got a great partner. Your support system is all around you. You are intelligent, well-fed, and so “together” that you are (sometimes unfortunately) put in a position where everyone else relies on you.
    Be glad these are the things you are able to be frustrated over: Money. Time. The House That You Own.

    How blessed we are to only worry about these things. You’re gonna be fine, slugger.

  10. Lynne
    December 20, 2005 at 4:39 pm

    You’ll definitely change your stance on healthcare reform once you have children and they need shots, have ear infections, need medications, need school physicals…and you are paying double your mortage for heathcare every month with your “private healthcare” plan. LOL. You’ll see. Our garage door openers broke too! Then one of our vehicles needed $500 worth of repair and our dog decided to scratch his face off in a nervous fit. Huge vet bill. I don’t even care about the bills anymore…such is life.

  11. December 20, 2005 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks gang. I think I just had a bad morning. I’m feeling much better now.

    Most of my vet pain was last year… $6,500 on Abby in the first 2 months. Ouch.

    It’s a little depressing to watch your house fall apart around you and not have the means to fix it, though… Yes, it could be worse… I could NOT have a house to have fall apart.

    Point taken.

  12. December 20, 2005 at 5:57 pm

    And Incredipete, evolution simply means that things, life, gets more advanced. Not that it gets better. =) I hope things “evolve” into something better for the holidays. PS… let me know if you need help in Philly, I may have a connection. 😉

  13. December 20, 2005 at 6:13 pm

    I’m pretty sure if you wait until the squirrels are in the attic then close it off and toss in about 10 roach bombs, it’d get rid of your squirrels for ya. Other than that, I have absolutley no help to offer…stress sucks.

  14. Jodie
    December 20, 2005 at 8:52 pm

    geez Incredipete…i thought you would understand that the true meaning of evolution is that you have to be smarter than the squirrels if you want to survive.

  15. December 20, 2005 at 11:17 pm

    I would use roach bombs, except these are endangered squirrels… you have to catch them live or the animal people come in black vans and kidnap you. Then they stick you in a cage and poke you all day through the bars, and feed you little dry food and make you drink from from a bowl.

  16. December 21, 2005 at 2:04 am

    Home ownership is not the picnic it’s cracked up to be. There’s always something in need of repair. I totally feel your pain as a fellow home owner. Hang in there.

  17. Livieloo
    December 22, 2005 at 12:26 am

    Awe Incredipete, I love you! I’m sorry you’re so stressed. It was good to be able to see you today. I love Jenna she’s hilarious and the two of you together are just one big “awwwwww …” I hope everything works out and I’ll definitely be praying for you.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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