I have a smorgasbord of things to say, some of which are updates, others of which are house keeping notes. But let me begin by saying that I’m pretty sick right now, skipping my German and physics class, and am trying to just rest myself up. Thus, I have a little extra time to scatter some thoughts.
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For those of you whom I am not friends with on Facebook (which, if you read my blog and we aren’t, you should add me), here is a video that has been circulating via Youtube for the past month or two. It is a compilation of the top 25 hits in the US last year, and DJ Earworm somehow took 25 very awful songs and made them into something quite wonderful. If you are interested in a feel good kind of song or just want to admire the work that went into it, check che-check check check che-check it out!
Blame it on the Pop 2009 – DJ Earworm
But, yeah, feeling pretty ill. I went to bed last night with a stomach ache (which I attributed to drinking a McDonald’s milk shake and eating fries, neither of which are that easy on my stomach), but I also woke up with a stomach ache and sore throat. And, as the morning has gone by, you can add a headache and fatigue to that. I realise that this is a whole culmination of factors: I haven’t been getting enough sleep over the past two weeks, I’m constantly around sick people (whaddup dorms?), and my stress level has been through the roof for a month straight. So, it comes as no surprise that my body is rebelling against me. Seriously, take a listen to my stomach; it sounds like my internal organs are waging war against one another.
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Meanwhile, I was looking through the WordPress features and found that there is a poll, so be prepared to answer a question from me below. It’s basically getting a feel for my readers. Getting used to having people actually read what I write is a new concept, so you could call this experimentation or information gathering on my part.
…Or not; I can’t seem to get this working. So, I’ll just ask the question straight out and try to make it look pretty for you:
What most interests you about the Missi(world) blog?
1. University Life
2. Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion
3. Mental Health
4. Family and Friends
6. Pff, I’ll read what you give me.
7. None of it is interesting.
Leave me a comment to tell the answer. Some time, I’ll get a poll that actually works. If you know how to insert that, tell me.
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I’ve been watching a bit of news today, mostly passively with my friends in the lounge. It’s because, even though I really wanted to sleep after my psych class, there were too many tours running through my room. Spring time is when all of the seniors and juniors in Missouri come and visit Truman, and since my room is one of the model rooms, we’ve been flooded all day. Usually, we get about one or two tours per day, today’s, it’s barely noon, and we’ve already had nearly ten. Woah. So, that killed my plans for a nap. Instead, there has been tv, chatting with friends, and playing games on my laptop. In a way, I’m doing a lot of avoiding. There’s a hefty amount of psych reading to do, but I’ve been trying to escape my own mind instead. There are so many thoughts bouncing around; sometimes I wish that I could just shut off my inner monologue. Distracting myself is the best thing that I can do, and I’ve been doing that a whole lot lately.
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It’s warm today. Was warm yesterday, as well. So nice, in fact, that I took my psychology text out to a picnic table by the Student Union Building and Library so that I could read in the sun. I was able to lounge about for two hours and finished a chapter and started another. But, the sky was blue, with few clouds during the afternoon and evening. Because it was so warm and clear, my friends and I went to Train Bridge last night–that bridge over train tracks where, once a train comes, a giant gust of air comes to greet you. It sounds a little dull, but let me explain. Train Bridge is in the middle of fucking nowhere. Really, it takes nearly 25 minutes to get there because of all of the back roads, and you end up on gravel patches in the middle of farms and woods. Then, there is this shady bridge with only a two to three foot rail on both sides. It’s pitch black. So dark that, when you get out of your car, and the headlights go out, you cannot see a single thing and are forced to stumble to the bridge, following the voices of those around you.
What you can see, though, are stars. Thousands and thousands of stars. More stars than I had ever seen in my life. Even while driving there, you could see the stars through the wind-shield or windows. The Milky Way hovers above you, with each constellation shining brightly. It’s so beautiful.
We walked down a shady lane past the bridge, our eyes only allowing us to see the two different shades of blackish brown on the ground–the difference between mud and grass. We scared ourselves, and I ended up deciding for the group when we would turn around and run back to the bridge to wait for a train. But we didn’t have to wait too long. As soon as we had run back from the scary lane, the light and horn of a train could be seen a mile or two off. Our group of eight, and the ten or fifteen other people who were there, ducked behind the rail, hiding so that the train wouldn’t slow down from seeing us. We waited, hearts pounding. The three lights of the train were all we could see, coming closer, closer, closer. And right when the sound of the train became too loud, and it looked like we were going to be hit, we stood.
And the horn went off, forcing us to cover our ears, and the gust of wind came like a hurricane. With each train car, another gust, blowing all of your hair back, striping scarves from necks, making you lose your balance. It’s frightening in the dark with the noise and air, but it is worth every second. Oh, Train Bridge. This is what we do for fun up at Truman.
Tomorrow, it’s supposed to snow several inches. Ugh. Temperamental weather. But such is life.
Anyway, welcome to house keeping. It’s a bunch of random things that I felt like saying that don’t mean much. Hope you enjoyed.
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