Monday, September 08, 2008

people are strange

Here's my list of 7 ways that I'm weird:
1) I can not stand feet on the dashboard! If you ride in my car and decide to do this, I will politely yet forcefully ask you to stop. Even worse is when people put their feet out the window--Gross!!!

2) I can be somewhat obsessive about grammar. I know that I don't always use the best grammar but when people make mistakes that are very basic rules of language usage, I mentally go crazy (for example, when people ask, "Where you at?"). And it's even worse when I see it on billboards or in commercials! I saw a billboard on 75 (a major highway in DFW) that said, "Think global, buy local". Ugh!!!

3) When I eat a Reeses peanut butter cup, I have to eat all the chocolate first, then the peanut butter. I do this with most chocolate candy.

4) I can be pretty indecisive when it comes to food. I can go to McDonald's where the menu hasn't changed in 50 years and still not be able to decide what I want. The kicker? I end up getting the same thing almost every time!

5) When I sit on a couch with my legs under me, I play with my toes. I'm totally not conscious I'm doing it! Other people have told me I do this.

6) I don't crave salty things very often but whenever I have fries, I like to have something sweet with them. I don't necessarily eat them at the same time (like dipping them in ice cream) but I like having the salty/sweet combo, even if it's just a Coke.

7) I can not sleep unless I have a fan on in the room. If I'm in a hotel or staying at someone else's place, it takes a long time for me to fall asleep and then I will usually wake up several times because I'm such a light sleeper and every noise wakes me.

Okay, so some of those are that strange but I feel like I'm pretty normal and plain. If any of you can think of other ways I'm weird, please enlighthen me!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

It's Raining Men!

Married ones, that is.

When I started seminary I knew that it was going to be majority men. And I knew that most of them would be married. What kills me is the way they act towards single women. It's like we have the plague or something, like we are some temptress waiting to devour them.

In my classes I have been trying to strike up conversations with people who sit near me just to be friendly. When it's a married man, they instantly stiffen and look very uncomfortable. They speak quickly and divert their eyes downward, like they can't wait for the conversation to be over. Those of you that know me well know that I am learning disabled when it comes to flirting, so it's not like my attempts could be misinterpreted as anything other than a friendly gesture. I just don't get it.

I spoke with a single guy from church who is also taking classes at the seminary and he said he gets the same reaction from married women. What the heck!

It's a good thing I have so much studying to do so that I don't have time to worry about it...

Sunday, Sunday

Here's the 411 on me at the moment:

*I started seminary 2 weeks ago which means that I have no free time. I study ALL the time! But it's so worth it! My classes are amazing and I know the Lord is going to teach me a ton this semester and over the next 3 years. I'm meeting cool people and having a great time. One of the best things is that I have a class with my mentor from church; she is one of my fave people in the world and I love being around her so much. We make each other laugh one minute then discuss deep issues like women's role in ministry or having a repentant and humble heart when surrounded by proud and condescending people. Also, I have Bible Study Methods with Dr. Howard Hendricks! The man literally wrote the book on how to study the Bible! He's in his 80's but still kickin'! I love him and love learning from him! What a neat blessing to be able to take his class.

*I also started a new job a couple of weeks ago at Starbucks. It's been really fun so far:) I've definitely got a ways to go to become as proficient as my co-workers but I'm getting the hang of it. I like the customer interactions and my co-workers are awesome. I'm not making much but I qualify for benefits soon and I love the free coffee!

*I moved into a new apartment and have a roommate for the first time in 3 years. The new place is actually in the same complex as before, just a couple of buildings down. My roommate is awesome! I love her! We met at church last year and when she emailed me to ask if I knew of anyone who needed a roommate I quickly replied that I did! We are similar in a lot of ways and have had a great time so far. Plus, she loves Simba so she's A-OK in my book:)

That's about it. My life consists of work and study, study and work. I haven't done anything fun in a while but that's okay because I'm broke! I have a rainy day fund that I'm putting a little into each week so I can save up to do something fun over a break.