My best friend and I always comment on how it always seems, no matter what you do, that other people are always know more, act sooner, and are 'in the know' more than we are. This applies when it comes to jobs (you, know...those jobs where you always ask yourself, "How do they get that job?"), programs, associations, scholarships, etc. So we try to be on top of sneaky things like this, but it's too early. The next day, it's too late.
Then, you ask people about their sneaky behavior that they have mentioned nothing about, and they just shrug it off. I will be one step behind no longer! I am currently attempting to be this sneaky person in many areas of my life. This involves many e-mails, questions, appointments, visits, and stress. However, I feel it will pay off soon. One time Momma Wake told me, "If you don't know, ask questions." I see now that she was training me to become an in-the-know ninja. Thanks, momma.
In conclusion: It pays to be a ninja, but man it's stressful.
Anyway, now for my lists. Lists never fail to de-clutter my brain.
Short Term Happy-nings:
- I got an A on my Bio lecture exam, a grade dearly needed. With that, my bio discussion and lab T.A. is so much more fun now that she's not pregnant anymore.
- After much stress, many signatures, and frequent dashing around, I got accepted for priority registration, so after this Thursday I will not have to stress about getting into the classes I need/want. (This took my newly acquired ninja skills)
- John Green's new book came out today!* I'll be buying it as soon as I get the chance. Read it with me?
- Exactly one month until my last exam.
- My new coffee is delicious.
- Photoshop. Editing. Loveliness.
Things that fascinate me as of late:
- Stop motion. It seems to just be getting more brilliant by the day. The time invested in stop motion just boggles my mind. Here are two that I particularly like: Ali and Sleepyhead.
- The '50s and '60s. I know much of my thinking is idealistic, but those decades just seem so much classier than now. I want this.
- The fact that preteens all over the country are trying to type "Eenie Meenie" into Google with dozens of spelling variations. Is there a correct spelling to this phrase? So far the song is on the Ewe Toob spelled several ways. Justin, please specify how to spell your song so preteens can more easily find it and illegally download it.
Rad: My friend from Alaska fences.
Unrad: Being told my ancestors are apes.
*Co-written by David Levithan. I'm all for giving author credit where credit is due.