Archive for February, 2011
Monday, February 21st, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments
I can smell salty ocean air. I don’t really know why but I can practically feel warm breezes and sunshine warming my shoulders. It’s so ugly out right now, but last week the weather was BEAUTIFUL. It’s a happy time: Mubarek recently stepped down from power in Egypt, the economy in the U.S. is rebounding, and yesterday I watched video of a man in Norway belly-flop 35 feet into 1 foot of water.
Yes, I feel positive right now. I’m confident in my ability to find a job- at some point- and I’m just enjoying my last few months of my childhood. I know I’ve pulled that phrase out so many times (senior year, beginning of college, first day of my first internship..etc.) but now it really is ending. I won’t be a kid anymore when I finally get that first job.
Sooo, in reflection of my weekend, I should say that last night we had a progressive dinner in our section of Fry apartments, which I got roped into helping with because my friend and RA had to go home for family issue. I put a bunch of icebreaker questions into a bag and had each person answer one. I had the traditional questions like “if you could have any superpower what would it be?” Somebody said they would choose “rewinding.” I never thought about that..what if I could rewind time and fix all the stupid things I’ve done? I’d fix the huge mistakes, like our senior prank that we almost got caught doing in high school…on second thought, that actually turned out kind of cool even though I had severe anxiety issues because of it. Well, I could always go back and erase those stupid little things I say, like when I tell my friend I hate wheat pancakes right after she slaved over chocolate chip pancakes with whole grain batter. Yep. I’m a good friend.
But maybe, in reality, I wouldn’t change much. Maybe those little mistakes are what makes us who we are. Maybe those huge mistakes are what teaches us about who we want to become. Maybe, just maybe, if I could have any superpower I want, I’d still choose flying.
Monday, February 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments
“There you have it, folks. Young love. Full of promise, full of hope, ignorant of reality.”
Ugh doesn’t the thought just make you want to barf? I don’t think there could possibly be a more commercial or cheesy holiday than Valentine’s Day. In a society were we strive for individuality, why do we waste time buying the same typical lame gifts every year (read teddy bears, jewelery and chocolate) and going out for dinner to sit in some pink and red covered restaurant when couples all over the country are doing the exact same thing? Whoo-hoo, yay for spontaneity! Can you tell I’m cynical? Ha.
I remembered today how I last February I found myself in a movie theater watching the movie Valentine’s Day and the critically acclaimed performance of Taylor Swift (not). I actually really enjoyed the movie, but I can’t understand how the men and women in the movie are so focused on finding someone to spend Valentine’s Day with. We should use the day to show the people in your life how much you really love them, rather than try to find a new relationship to add drama and stress to your already bulging schedule. Because that makes sense. (Drip, drip. Oh, I’m sorry, did my sarcasm drip on you?) And really, sarcasm is just more fun than sugary sweet yuckiness on a day like today.
These are my tips to remember on this red and pink day:
- Tell your best friends/family you love them. I hugged all my roommates this morning because they are my family. They’re my best friends and they stick with me through everything.
- Don’t wear valentiney colors, but do wear bright fun things that give off a positive vibe.
-Tell a funny joke. I love a good guffaw at something really heinous.
- Eat whatever you want. Because, hey, why do you care?
- Be happy. True happiness depends only on you. You can’t rely on anyone else for that. Find a reason why today is beautiful. (Um, hey it’s GORGEOUS outside right now. Like 55 degrees in February!)
And in the meantime, you always have your best friend, chocolate. I think I’ll be doing a little karaoke tonight, and maybe a little Wii dancing with my roommates and eating all the chocolate I can find. It’s gonna be a good day!
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day, which is my#1 favorite holiday only because it means we are that much closer to spring! I love spring at Messiah. You’ll be walking through campus one day and notice that suddenly there are beautiful flowers that were not there the day before. And there are all sorts of fun things like take place like service day, Relay for Life, duct tape wars..etc.
Even though I really want spring, it was pretty cool to walk around campus yesterday after the ice storm and see the ice melting off the trees. It sounded like it was raining but it was only the ice melting. And I still have yet to sled down Cemetery Hill…which has to happen sometime before the snow melts.
The other night my roommates sat in our one bedroom and talked about our futures and our lives. It’s funny how rare it is to have us all together at the same time! I can feel my life getting busier and busier as I take syllabus after syllabus from my professors. But our lives would be busy without classes too- we have so much going on with our other activities. I’m trying to enjoy the little time I have left to be a kid. The real world is calling!
Ugh and so is lunch- I’m starving! Peace.