Friday, March 5, 2010

Just a House, That's All

There's this song by the Animal Collective that came out last summer called "My Girls." It's basically about this guy's desire to provide a simple living for his family, for his girls. While the timing and the source of the message are a little irritating-I don't need a rich hipster to tell me, the poor unemployed father, that it's really the simple things that matter in life-I relate to the sentiment:

There isn't much that I feel I need
A solid soul and the blood I bleed
But with a little girl, and by my spouse,
I only want a proper house

I don't care for fancy things
Or to take part in the freshest wave,
But to provide for mine who ask
I will, with heart, on my father's grave

Nice, right?

When I'm not thinking about finding a job, I usually think about owning a house to raise a family in. Nothing big. Nothing opulent. Just a nice house with a yard that I can take of, and a garage that I can work in. The yard will have incredibly groomed grass so the kids can run around barefoot with the dog, whose name will probably be Karl, or Bruce. The garage will have a work station for my bike stuff, and a big bench for my other projects. It will smell like gasoline and wood, and the kids can come in whenever they want to help me do things.

The day when we own a house will come. I'm sure it will. I'm just itching for it to be here sooner rather than later.


  1. I can't wait to have a house either. All these years (4) in apartments have given me lots of time to realize what I NEED to have in a house (like double sinks in the master bath and NO white tile in the kitchen). But soft green grass is a must. And I have to say, Arizona winter grass is the softest grass I have ever felt. BTW, I'm sure you have more than 4 readers! I estimate there about 5 readers to every commenter. Seriously.

  2. It does feel good to provide a home for your family. It brings out the hunter/gatherer in men. I know that you will get great enjoyment from home life.