Friday, April 23, 2010


At the beginning of this year, one of my new year's resolutions was to have more temperance.  Like, to avoid extremes in my behavior and opinions and activities.  Ha.

Here are the extreme things i've done this week.

1. Slept a total of six hours over four days.  Seriously.

2.  Combatted this by consuming ten times my weight in caffeinated beverages.  Bad move.  I'm still feeling the effects from this.  This is what I had for breakfast today:

No, of course I haven't been drinking straight out of the bottle.  (I am, HELP ME).  I think I'm officially an addict. 

3. Spent an average of twelve hours a day with someone I'm not going to see for four months.  This was dumb, and now I'm sad. 

4.  Packed the entirety of my dorm room into my VW bug, Jose, in under an hour, BY MYSELF.  This was kind of a big deal.  I have no clue how I got it all in there, but all I know is that I can't see out of my rearview mirror anymore.  Also, it was raining.  Really, really hard.  

***POST EDIT:  I would like to give a shout-out to my wonderful sister Aly for helping me in the moving process, by doing, for example, things like vacuuming my room and keeping boxes in her car and being nice to me even though I was sassy and frazzled.*** 

I kind of thought that the next few days were going to be boring, and that I was going to be sad and lonely and have nothing to do.  But i've honestly never been so productive slash manic in my life.  I don't think this behavior is going anywhere, either.  My blood pressure has permanently increased.   Spring semester, BRING IT ON.  

Who needs temperance when you have diet coke? 

Friday, April 16, 2010

finals week?

I'm supposed to be studying for my astronomy final.  But I really, really don't want to.

So instead I'm going to blog, okay?  Here's what's been on my mind lately.

Isn't it weird how when things change, they usually change really fast?  I keep noticing that this happens in my life. For example, I recently went on a weeklong trip to New York for Model UN.  I was terrified to go before the trip.  I thought nobody was going to want to be my friend, that my committee was going to eat me alive, that I was going to fail all of my classes when I got back, and that I was just going to be so lonely and stressed all the time.  As it turns out, I started making really, REALLY great friends almost immediately.  Like on the plane ride.  From then on, I had nonstop fun all the time.  And now, looking back, that New York trip will probably be one of the best memories of my life.  Isn't that great?

The part where I fail my classes was probably accurate though.  Dang it.

Another example.  I used to hate nerds candy.  I thought they were hard and sour and gross and just weird.  But then, Haleigh and I each acquired a gigantic box of rainbow nerds in a nice, little finals survival kit from our darling cousin/uncle Randall.  Haleigh is on the phone with him right now, as a matter of fact, and he's apologizing for not putting our treats in a gift basket.  Seriously?  Sweet thing.  Let me tell you, that man is a gem.    

Our respective boxes look exactly like this.  And initially, I was super disappointed to have nerds and not some other candy.  The metaphor is cute though.  But then Haleigh let me on a little secret.  

Here's what you do.  Pour an excessive amount of nerds into your mouth and then suck on them for a really long time.  They will CRYSTALIZE.  It is delicious and so fun.  

I now love nerds the best.  I'll be the first to admit that this was unexpected, but I'm happy.  You should be too.