Archive for February 16th, 2005


I’m not a very goal oriented individual. Short term goals are okay, like, stay calm until you can get out of this crowded hallway, or keep running until you get to the top of the hill, or don’t call everyone that it strikes you to call at 3 in the morning.

But long term goals are not my thing. I don’t think I could train for a marathon, unless I had someone else who told me where to be and when and threatened me on a regular basis. I don’t revel in setting goals and achieving them. Some people set goals because they enjoy proving that they can do it. I don’t have this drive. Actually, maybe the problem is that I’m not very driven. I don’t know.

At least I’m happy, regardless.

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Thoughts about Wednesday, and the days of the week in general, or maybe just some thoughts I had on this particular Wednesday.

1. I have the hardest time spelling Wednesday. I think I have it under control now, but it is something that I have been struggling with since second grade when they started doing those terrible things called spelling tests. I HATE spelling. But amazingly enough, the only thing I hate more than spelling is a misspelled word, except of course people who use bad grammar. I have a very high tolerance for obnoxious behavior overall, but for some reason people who end every other sentence with the word – AT – drive me nuts. It is so unnecessary. (of course, I know there are lots of people who hate it when people add the word SO to everything). "Where’s it At?" I mean, wouldn’t it be easier to just say, "Where is it?" Same sentence, less letters. (I’m sure this post will be riddled with grammatical errors, and for that I apologize for being hypocritical).

2. On Tuesday I have a class at 9:30 and a class at 10:30. On Wednesday I have a class at 10:30 and 11:30. It is basically the same sort of day, only I get to sleep later on Wednesday!! But I am also finished a whole hour earlier on Tuesday. I think Tuesday might quite possibly be my favorite day. Not because Tuesday is always complaining on the television, or because of anything that Pizza Hut has to say, but just because. Or maybe because of Scrubs (I’m trying to warm to Committed – because I identify with the girl – she loves having people love her and can’t understand when people don’t, but the laugh track is really getting to me).

3. I like the way my grandfather says the days of the week. Mon-de, Tues-de, Wens-de, Thurst-de, Fri-de, Sat-ter-de, Sun-de. (I don’t know if you can hear what I am trying to sound out, but I don’t know how else to do it, make sure the syllables slur). Actually, I guess it is an Augusta accent thing more than simply my grandfather, but he is the one I associate with the pronuciation. My mom will speak this way as well, but not as often and it is something she slips into without realizing, the same way that she says Si-RIN when the firetrucks barrel by our house. As in, "D’ya’ll here them si-RINs yester-de, or was it Sat-ter-de?"

Yeah, Yeah, I know it is unreasonable that I like the colloquial speech of where I grew up and I can’t handle the word AT at the end of a sentence, but you know what? I never said I was going to be reasonable. I’m a girl.

4. I am volunteering to do people’s taxes today. Last week I didn’t have to do anyone’s taxes, I just sat around with Ally and told stories about boys. Maybe today I will get to be useful.

5. We have bible study tonight!! I am so excited! We didn’t have it last week, and I missed the week before that, so I really miss it by now. I love the people, and it is a bright point in my week.

6. I hate it when people call Wednesday "Hump Day." I have no basis for this, I just don’t like it. See the end of #3.

7. I really enjoy my natural resources class and my evidence class. They make me happy. And these two classes are the only classes I have on Wednesday, which makes it an excellent day.

8. Staci and I decided that it will be nice one day when we have a life, and not a locker. But then of course at that point we might have to be adults. I’m not ready to be an adult.

9. I am kind of excited about this new Law and Order that is coming out. Trial by Jury. I love Law and Order, so this could be good. Of course, it could also be bad.

10. I just got a text from Christy that BOJANGLES IS COMING TO ATHENS!!! WOW, I CAN’T BREATHE! This better not be a cruel joke.

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