Monday, August 31, 2009

Fat Chance

The Suburban High: Why Mowing the Lawn Makes Us Feel Relaxed and Happy: "Researchers have discovered that a chemical released by a mown lawn makes people feel happy and relaxed, and could prevent mental decline in old age."

6 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

You mean you didn't get that sunny disposition from mowing lawns? I'm shocked!

Charlieopera said...

My stepson will be very happy to know this ...

Richard Robinson said...

The smell of a new-mown lawn. I love it. That's why I walk by the park on Tuesday mornings, when the city mows. All that feelings and no work. Except the walking part.

Dan said...

ODDLY ENOUGH: My yard is over an acre. In the past, I have mowed it with a riding mower, a 32-inch powered walk-behind, and a self-propelled 22-inch power mower. This year I started mowing it with an old-fashioned push-type reel mower, and for the first time, it's FUN!

Bill Crider said...

I'd say "pants on fire," but I know you'd never lie to me.

Dan said...

I can't explain it myself. It's mor like an enjoyable workout than a chore.