I’m sitting alone in the apartment for the first time in a long while. Ah, what to do? I better use TJ’s bathroom while he’s away…it’s almost as cool as using the handicapped bathroom. I kid, of course. I only feel like I’m getting away with something when I use TJ’s closet.
This morning I had an English test…good ol’ British lit. I have to say, when I looked upon that test (one of only 3 that I have this semester in that class) I remembered why it’s so cool to be an English major. Three questions, all of them easy and subjective. Oh baby! How can you go wrong? I remember back in the day when I’d have math and science tests up the wazoo. There was so much pressure and I always felt like my head was going to explode. For my test today, all I did was study for an hour or so, irresponsibly stay out late on Mill last night, and go take the test. Cake…
This weekend holds many exciting things…pretty much all oneplace related. Tomorrow is leadership training for the small groups all day. I’m really looking forward to that. I don’t really know what to expect, but the thought of Greg and I being involved enough and trusted enough to have positions of leadership makes me pretty happy. Also, the second preview service is Sunday. I sorta have the butterflies in the stomach feeling about it because I’m supposed to read a poem between a couple worship songs and I don’t want to screw up and look like a big idiot. Not that anyone would care because everyone’s cool, but it’s just a personal thing I have. I’m really looking forward to the service for a lot of reasons…some of it has to do with new people coming that I’ve just told about oneplace and I want them to dig it, but mostly I’m just excited to see what God will do through the whole experience. Ok, honestly, I’m just looking forward to wearing my confidence pants again. These pants only come out when I want to make an impression. They’re my favorite pair and I always feel cool when I wear them. I’ve never had such associations with clothing, but I guess that’s cool…whatever it takes to give me confidence enough to be an effective “roving greeter”.
In about a half hour I’m going down to Oktoberfest on Mill. It’s one part desire for tasty bratwurst and one part manifestation of my “obsession with fall” phase. Every year I go crazy around the beginning of October and want to be associated with all things fall. I guess a big motivation behind it is just being homesick for Wisconsin with all the leaves changing, etc. It seems like I should be suiting up in a jacket, jumping in the car, and heading down to the apple orchard to get a few bushel baskets and some cider or maybe making a cool cornstalk scarecrow guy for the front yard. These were the events of my childhood and honestly, I miss them a lot. Anyway, my obsession with fall causes me to do some strange things. Here’s a few:
- I just bought $7.50 worth of apples at Safeway because they remind me of going to the orchard.
- I leave the back door to the apartment open all night so I can feel the frigid bite of autumn in the morning.
- Every morning I check the Fall in PA website’s foliage cams to see if the leaves have started changing.
- I buy tons of Halloween decorations, candy, etc and try to get everyone to do Halloween related stuff, like the annual horror movie marathon night.
- I watch stuff that reminds me of fall…
- I take every opportunity to stand in the seasonal section of Target…I know, it’s sad.
- For the last couple years, Greg, TJ, and I have taken a “trip of reflection” up to Sedona. We listen to somber music all the way there and when we arrive we hike all through the forest looking for signs of autumn and thinking about stuff.
I suppose I’ve gone on long enough about my psychoses and various idiosyncrasies. Enjoy your weekends, everyone…I’m not sure how much posting I’ll be doing because the rest of my weekend is looking pretty busy. Take care ye all and hopefully I’ll run into most of you.