Monday, April 18, 2011

Be Jealous

OK, I know we're not supposed to be jealous. We shouldn't want only what others have or desire things we can't get or covet our neighbor's wives.

But with that said, here are a few things that make me jealous.

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I'm jealous of baristas. They have one of the coolest jobs, making coffee. I've had a quite a few friends become baristas and a couple of baristas become friends and think it would be a pretty cool way to earn a modest living. I'm sure there are a lot of burdensome aspects to the art of coffee making like the tough customers and spilled beans but I would be willing to give it a go at the espresso machine and play bartender with the regulars sometime. I think it'd be fun. Oh and I want to make latte art. That would  make other baristas jealous...

I'm jealous of Jewish people. Alright, alright, I know that sounds really bad BUT here's why. Passover. It starts tonight and lasts for 7 days. None of my holidays last that long! Anyone want to invite me over for their seder?

I'm jealous of people with smartphones. Fine, I'll finally admit it. I would like to have an iPhone. Heck, I wouldn't even mind a Blackberry or Android based phone. Just something that will actually connect to the Internet would be nice. I'm not totally dissatisfied with my cheap flip phone and affordable rate plan but every so often I think about life with an iPhone. And with the upcoming T-Mobile/AT&T merger, that day might be coming soon.

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Truth be told, these things don't really bother me too much. They're more just fleeting thoughts. What I really hold on to are the things that I have been blessed with in my life.

People should be jealous of my close friendships. They should envy the freedom I have to be myself and be creative through music and writing. They should want the kind of fun I have at 1AM at IHOP or on my third cup of coffee at Davinci's. They should be jealous that I (sometimes) get paid to write or play music. They should be green with envy over my dinner parties, housewarming parties, and laptop parties. They should be jealous of random road trips to the city on the weekend.

And don't worry, I don't take these things for granted or assume that I somehow deserve them. I'm extremely grateful for these blessings in my life. That's why I just wanted to take time to acknowledge them and make you jealous at the same time.

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If that didn't work then just remember I have an iPad.

So there.

Be jealous.

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