Slowing My Roll

I have a friend that always tells me to “slow my roll”. I’m taking his advice, especially after my last two weeks of being crazy-busy. I did have a pretty hectic weekend, but it was a great time and I didn’t get overwhelmed, so it was worth the middle of the night homework session on Saturday. On Friday I went out for sushi with Sarah, which as always, was a great conversation and left me happy all night. The sushi was pretty good too, but the service was terrible, which made me sad because I really want a great sushi place to go to in this area.

On Saturday I went to a Renaissance Festival, which was way out of my element. First of all, I couldn’t give a crap about the time period and I’m also not really into drama. (Real life drama, yes, make believe, no!) This is going to sound catty, but I’m definitely not into overweight women in very tight bodices that usually feature a bare midriff and me vomiting up my mead and turkey leg. It was a sight. I see it from two perspectives. One, I am totally uncomfortable with my body and I really respect that people are willing to be comfortable in those clothes. And yet, I also felt very repulsed by some of the sights that I saw and some of it was just in poor taste. Camel toe is not Renaissance.

On Sunday, Marc and I had a birthday party for our cat, little Fernie. She turned 7 and was very happy that her daddy came over for the occasion. We took lots of pictures, which I will surely post as they are embarassing to both me and the cat. Marc was awesome- he helped me clean up my yard and other outdoor projects and I really appreciated that he went above and beyond. I owe him one-I’m pretty sure it will come in the form of helping him with flower beds at the old house.

As I’m trying to “slow my roll”, I kept a low profile yesterday, and just went to the gym for an hour or so and then went home to catch up on grad school homework. Tonight I think I’m going to meet a couple of friends from work after the gym and go out for a beer, as John’s wife and baby are out of town and he has “clearance” from her to go out and have fun. I thought that was really funny.

This weekend I am going camping, and I’m pretty pumped about that. I’m going with a bunch of people that I don’t know, so that is a little nerve-wracking, but it should be ok. A couple of them went to Purdue, so I’m sure we’ll get along swimmingly because (most) Boilermakers are fantastic people!

Not sure why I just gave a “schedule of events” for myself. There’s not much going on. I have a ton of grad school work, I’m trying to get time to do some photography (looking into a class) and I’m patietently waiting to hear from work if I get to go to California as early as November 1st. Wish me luck!

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