Dec 1, 2009

Oh David Sedaris...

Have you ever read David Sedaris? I was reading his book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim over my Thanksgiving break, completely wrapped up in his story about visiting his sister and how her house was a mess, how she basically was going nowhere in life, and how sorry for her he felt (in a nutshell) when a thought occured to me.

What if everyone talked about their family like that?

Sure, our families bug the crap out of us. I just spent a Thanksgiving 'break' with mine on a 14-hour car drive to North Carolina and back. But as much as I'd love to vent about their annoying habits, I can't bring myself to do it. "How on earth," I wonder to myself, "does David Sedaris manage to write all of this stuff about his own family and not feel guilty?" Sure, it's funny. That's why it's funny- because it's true. But is being funny worth putting your family on display for the public, for airing out their dirty laundry?

I don't think so.

I won't lie though. A few times now I have written out horrible stories about them. I have given this blog so many small details that it even gets upset. I admit it. I've written it. But I also admit that I have reread my words, thought about the consequences, and pressed 'delete.'

Yeah, it's probably boring. You'd probably rather hear about my sister's weird repulsion of feet (which, now that I think about, might actually make for a funny story) or my dad's snoring that sounds like an oncoming train. But I won't. Despite their few quirks, I love my family.

Nov 15, 2009

It's Funny How We All Share Secrets

Sundays, for the most part, suck. It's the day before school/work/Monday, but instead of relaxing and enjoying the day off, you usually just sit around and dread all the things you have to do in order to prepare for Monday. In a nutshell, it sucks. In the good ole days of high school, I looked forward to Sundays because Grey's Anatomy came on every Sunday night.

Now, however, Grey's Anatomy is on Thursday nights (which is nice but not quite the same as those Sunday nights..). So I was stuck to dread Sunday with nothing to look forward to at all.

Until I discovered The clouds parted, the sun peaked through the clouds, and there was hope once more. In case you don't know what is, it's a blog (started back before it was cool) where you can send in a secret of yours, printed on a postcard, and they get published. It seems so simple but the idea behind it is so cool, and it really helps reinforce the idea that there are still a few good people left out there, and that although you may feel like you're the only one out there, those postsecrets make you feel a part of something.

Here are a few postsecrets I particularly like. Although none were created by me, they are all my secrets.

Check it out. Discover your own secrets.


Nov 12, 2009

Dude, Where's My Car?

So I had a productive day planned today. After class, I was going to go home for a bit, change clothes, go and work out, and then get a haircut. Woohoo! Big plans. So I take the bus home from school and get to my apartment, climb into my bed and watch a bit of the Duggers on TLC. After about an hour, I realized I would need to leave ASAP in order to get to my workout class in time. I changed into my workout clothes, grabbed my keys, walked out of my apartment and...stood there. My car was missing!

So I started thinking. "When was the last time I used my car?" Couldn't remember! AHHH. I called John and told him my dilema. He started asking me questions and soon we figured out where I had left it.

Yesterday I drove to campus to go to a PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Meeting. Afterwards, I studied in the library, went to a group project, and John picked me up and took me home. So now I'm off to grab my car (with it's LOVELY $40 ticket) from the Student Union parking deck.

I know, you're jealous you don't have a fantastic memory like me...


Fill In The Lines

The time has come for me to join the blogging world, as it seems most everyone is doing it. Funny how people tend to follow what society tells us, and as of right now society is telling us to "get online!" and "share your life with the world!" Nevermind the fact that the life I will be sharing with you is my own, and could be argued to be quite boring compared to the lives of movie stars and olympic winners. Will it be entertaining? Possibly. Will you enjoy it? Possibly not. Life can be agonizing to watch. But it will be an interesting journey as this college-school-girl-soon-to-be-graduate tries to make her way in the world. So I'll try to make it worth for your eyes as I draw myself out for you and hopefully fill in the lines.