After typing my 1200 plus word blog, I cleared my mind by eating lunch. I wasn’t all that hungry, and maybe it’s because my mind was too busy, but I set out to eat something before the cafeteria shut down until dinner.
While there, I ate beef strogonof and an array of vegetables, and I have to admit that the beef was terrible. Or, at least, it was in my opinion. I really haven’t been eating much meat lately, and my friend is encouraging me to become vegetarian since I’m only eating about one or two pieces of meat per week anyway. I’ve been putting thought into what he said lately, and I know that it really wouldn’t be that difficult to become a vegetarian. Besides, I’ve stopped drinking milk for soy milk, I already refuse to wear leather, and I’m really not that big of a fan of meat anyway.
Plus, meat is really difficult for your body to digest, which can lead to intestinal problems (thank you Skinny Bitch for that information). Not to mention there are a lot of antibiotics pumped into meats that mess with your immune system. And while there’s the worry about pesticides in vegetables, you can buy organic at the local farmers market. If you’re worried the label “organic” is false, buy from the Amish woman rather than the man wearing a ripped t-shirt. It doesn’t work every time, but it makes me feel a little bit better about what I’m eating and who I’m funding.
Aside from that, the Amish woman was nicer and gave me five tomatoes for a dollar–not half bad.
Anyway, as I sat at an empty table, eating the beef as quickly as possible in order to get to the good parts of the meal (i.e. the noodles, peas, green beans, and onions), a girl asked if she could sit next to me. Of course I said yes; I enjoy meeting new people since you never know what they’ll be like. She was easy to talk to, and we ended up finding that we both loved Muse. After a long conversation, I felt that I had made a new friend, which was fairly exciting.
And, the reason I bring this up is because I was surprised by it. I’ve lived here for a month, and I’m still meeting new people. With that, I’m still gaining new friends. It just goes to prove that people you can appreciate can be around you all the time, but sometimes, you have to open your eyes to see them. And, meeting someone new may seem trivial, but who’s to say that trivial encounter won’t yield a friendship or at least aquaintance? Life is funny, and you never know how things are going to work out. Just remember that, as much as life is a raft ride down a river, sometimes you have to take the initiative to get yourself into a new river if it looks better. It may be as trivial as pushing your hand across a rock, but who’s to say that it won’t lead you to a greater ride?