Monday, September 28, 2009

sick days

I can't remember the last time I took a sick day.

The last one that I remember was in the 5th grade when I got poison ivy all over my body. (On my face, my hands, between my fingers, and up and down my arms. Twas awful.)

I'm sure that there have been a couple since then, but they haven't been all that memorable.

Yet, I have taken a day off of school. I'm coughing and sleepy and not hungry and cold despite it being a beautiful day. As a bonus, I also sound like a man.

I was all ready and set to do what I do when I do get sick; sit on my couch, watch my old VHS's, drink tea. Then I remembered that the VHS player in my DVD/VHS player was never connected to my television when we bought a new TV last year, and that trying to connect it would be far too difficult. (In all likelihood, it's far too simple, and I'm just far too lazy.)

So, instead, I decided to do just about anything and everything.

I'll keep you posted as to how this turns out.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I love to run.

And never believe me if I tell you otherwise.

Ran my first meet at my home course today. 23:57 for a 5k, not bad, but not my best.

I complain about running way too much. I don't really know why. I dread practices, and I hate workouts. But I don't hate running. I love it more then any other sport I've ever done.

I love getting a good kick 100 or 200 meters before the finish. It feels like flying. I love the endorphin high you get after races, when everything is dizzy in just the right way. I love the way that spikes feel, because it makes your feet feel light and wonderful. I love running barefoot cool-downs, and I love it when the grass is cold.

I say that I hate to run, but I'm lying. I love to run. It's the most natural sport you could ever do. Its just you and the earth.

Go find yourself a grassy field and run barefoot in it. (I dare you.)

Friday, September 18, 2009

nap time

Today I took a nap during my free period.

I was outside, insects were chirping and sirens were screaming. The leaves were rustling, the sky was blue, and the clouds were moving across the sky. The grass was green, the ground was lumpy, and the weather was warm.

It was delightful.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

oh, why hullllllllo there.

why, what is this?

a blog?

what merriment!


oh, hey, wait, this blog is mine.
But hey, at least it hasn't been a month since the last time I updated this. oh, nevermind.


But on the plus side, I have been productive in my absence!

I'm done my typeset tray (pictures on the way) and I also made something that is fantastic and mildly useful.

Later, I made a pencil case. I don't know if I will even use it, but it looks pretty.

My brother left for college (woe.) but left behind all of his music (joy!).

I went to cross country camp for a week. the food was mediocre (at best) the cabin that I stayed in had a rodent problem (chipmunks lived in the bathroom closet) and it rained constantly. It was fantastic.

Cross country season started, and it hurt to run. Many ice baths and heat pads and several days without running later I have recovered. Huzzah!

I had a strong desire to eat macaroni today. When I got home after cross country practice, I made macaroni. It was flavored with delicious accomplishment.

I am also planning a tie dye party. If it happens, pictures will be taken and uploaded here. I love tie dye. and apparently, so does everyone else that I've talked to! :D Now I need to find a place to buy RIT dye, and maybe some buckets or something. This is so exciting.

oh, and school started today. That is probably worth mentioning too.