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18 October 2007 @ 09:12 am
my brain and company  
I'm having strange reactions to population density. Before I went on vacation, Philadelphia seemed to have about the right amount of people in it. I liked the hustle and bustle of our medium-sized city.

By comparison, the part of Cape Cod where we stayed felt like a freaking ghost town. I walked miles down major roads some mornings and only saw a handful of cars. I found it a little disturbing, almost like something had happened to kill off all the people. By the end of the trip though, I had gotten used to it. My expectations had adjusted enough that I actually got annoyed when more people showed up on the weekend.

Now, I'm back and Philadelphia suddenly seems overpopulated to me. I ride the crowded subway and can't believe so many people are living right on top of each other. Why are we all in one place?

I'm sure I'll adjust back next week, but I find the whole process weird. Like my brain is evolving (or deevolving) at a fast enough rate, that I can actually notice it happening.

 
 
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: serious monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 18th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmm.... apples.
zantimisfit on October 18th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
See population density is why I left NJ. Now I live in a town with zoning of 3.5 acres per house and hardly any cars ever come down my road. I love it.
everybody hates a tourist.: punkinman.dynamine on October 18th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
you pretty much know my stance on philly, so i won't go into it yet again. :) however, at least it's not like you had to go to NYC, where i always feel like a flea, jumping for purchase on the biggest, mangiest dog ever.

hammock girl looks pretty stoked. like...just calm. it's nice.
mother of the angry mobpennyland on October 18th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
I want that hammock.

The Mud Puppy: Exposedmudpuppy83 on October 18th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I just realized the girl who is standing is silmultaneously giving her companion a confused look and keeping those rocks from falling over with her right hand.

I'd say she's about to dump the other girl out of the hammock with her left hand, but she doesn't seem angry so I can't be sure on that...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red cameraassmonkeydiary on October 19th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Holy cow, I didn't even notice the rocks! Good eye!
The Mud Puppymudpuppy83 on October 19th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
It took some close examination.
(Anonymous) on October 18th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hammock, Mmmmmmm!
Apples, mmmmmm!
Double dose of ass! MMMMMM!
Tinelithtinelith on October 19th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
Whenever I go out on the street I get that 'Grrrr humans!' feeling. It saddens me that the world is getting to be so overpopulated that you can hardly find a place to be nice and secluded and alone anymore. Maybe I should move to the country :(