Sunday, January 27, 2013

Text and Reply

Elizabeth Williamson, who I sent the previous message to, is one of my best friends. I was unsure of what her response to the message would be, but since she is so close to me, I should have realized that she would go along with it, no questions asked. Elizabeth is a wonderful, loving friend, and she would send me a random encouraging text message as well. Friends are an interesting thing. Some people, had I sent this to them, would have responded with simply a question mark or another type of confused answer, but I am lucky enough to have a few wonderful people in my life who appreciate and love me for who I am.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

One-Way Introduction

Everyone knows the song from the Sound of Music about "these are a few of my favorite things." It talks about kittens and snowflakes and other really dumb things that I guess could be some people's favorite things, but don't really tell you anything unique about that person, soI'm going to tell you about a few of my favorite things that most certainly don't belong in a song about kittens and flowers.

These are a few of my favorite things:

  • Unlike most people, I love it when my alarm clock goes off thirty minutes or even an hour before I have to be awake, because I feel like I'm allowing myself extra time to be lazy and lay in bed.
  • I love to add things to my to-do list in my planner, even if I have already completed them, just so I can check them off.
  • My dog, Bellatrix, is my favorite pillow, because she is warm and fluffy, and doesn't mind me laying on her, unlike most people.
  • Sometimes I deliberately miss a TV show live, just so I can watch it online and skip all the commercials. I guess that isn't something I love, but something I hate: commercials.
  • Harry Potter. 'nuff said.
  • Nail polish. I probably paint my nails at least once a week.
  • That moment when you're at the lake or the beach and the sun meets the water during a sunset. Nothing is more beautiful.
  • LONG road trips. I'm not talking about from here to Georgia. Driving to Miami two weeks ago for the Alabama/Notre Dame National Championship beatdown was the highlight of my Christmas break.
This may be an unconventional way of introducing myself to you, but it's certainly better than the typical,