Alright. It’s 1:15.
In the afternoon.
What have I done today?
What have I done today?
Do you really want to go there??
Ha! I have done absolutely nothing today. I have 3 more exams this week I need to study for. I have hours upon hours of free time to study for them. And yet, I’m going to end up pulling all-nighters for all of them.
Why do I do this to myself, you ask? Well, I don’t know?Why do mice eat cheese even though it’s in a trap? Why do monkeys scratch their butts? Why do the gorillas at the zoo just sit there and refuse to put on a performance for the paying spectators?
No, seriously, why do gorillas at the zoo just sit there and refuse to put on a performance for the paying spectators?
My friend and I visited the zoo the other day for the first time in areally, long time. I don’t know if you know where the best zoo in America is, but it’s actually right here in Columbia, South Carolina. RiverBanksZoo <- check it out. It's amazing.
But look at this Gorilla and tell me he doesn't look like the most pitiful creature in the world.
He looks like he ain't got no frands! But then, if you'll notice in the top right corner, he, in fact, does have a friend. So I can't help but wonder, What is his deal??
Maybe he's a little disappointed about being locked up in a zoo.
Maybe he's missing his family he had to leave behind in Africa.
Or maybe, poor guy, he's just having one of those days.
I mean, how many times have I had one of those days and just wanted to sit there and do nothing but pout? Well, today, actually is one of those days. So was yesterday... and probably tomorrow will be too. Hey! give me a break, it's exam week.
Maybe he's sitting there contemplating his escape.
But you know what I think?
I think somebody needs to watch Madagascar with these animals. Show them just how good they've got it! I mean look at this kangaroo, all chill over there without a care in the world.
These animals get fed, watered, groomed, photographed; It's not a bad deal.
What I would give to be this kangaroo...
I mean look at my poor friend Kasci over here.She would give anything to be in the zoo. Here she is trying to be like the animals behind her.
Can you guess, just what animal that is? Take a closer look to the background. That, my friend, is her impression of an elephant.
But I feel like these animals are just wasting their life away. They are focusing on the sadness of losing their families, getting locked up in a zoo, or only having one friend. They don't realize their importance. They don't realize their power.
They could wake up every morning, stand on two legs, do a little jig and make the whole world smile. But most of them just sit there, look sad, and sleep.
It's a shame.
Oh man. So maybe I'm being a little hypocritical here. I guess I'm more like the zoo animals than I thought: Focusing on the sadness of losing my family, getting locked up in a zoo [college], or only having one friend.
Not realizing my importance... Not realizing my power.
I mean, I actually have to feed and groom myself... unfortunately
but I too get photographed, and looked at, and could wake up every morning, do a little jig and make the whole world smile.
And yet, I just sit here, look sad, and sleep.
Maybe we all could learn a lesson from Madagascar, and move it move it a lil more.