Monday, November 22, 2010

Dear Ladies at the Gym

Dear Ladies at the gym,
You're great. It's awesome that we are all there together working out and staying fit. Truly. But please, please could you stop talking during the cool down part of the work out? I understand that we are all girls and we like to talk. I know how therapeutic talking can be. But the cool down is also therapeutic. It is one of the few chances in my days to clear my mind and that is harder to do when all I can hear is you gossiping right next to me. Sometimes I can't even hear the instructor say which part of the body to stretch next. There's a reason why she puts on soothing music and turns off the lights. So that we can cool down and meditate and what not. NOT so that we can talk loudly about so and so from the ward who really dropped the ball on the primary program. I love you ladies but could you please keep it to yourself until after the class is over???
Had to get that out there. Even though I know none of you read this blog.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Reading about Ted Bundy Will Do That to You

Just a few days ago for my abnormal psych class I had read about Ted Bundy. There's a creeper if there ever was one. So I was sitting downstairs thinking I was home alone, trying to study. But then I heard someone moving around upstairs. First, I try to tell myself I'm just imagining it. Then I called my sister to see if it's her. She doesn't answer so I knew she was at work. When I heard the footsteps again I knew I had to go upstairs and investigate. I dialed 911 on my phone and had my thumb over the send button—just waiting for a sign of the intruder. I crept silently up the stairs and peeked around the doorways before I went through them.

Then I hear, "Maurie, are you home?"

"MOM?! You scared the crap out of me!"

Turns out she'd stayed home from work because she was sick. But when you've just read about Ted Bundy your imagination goes to the worst. My mom also told me the next time I think there's an intruder, I should bring one of my brother's golf clubs upstairs with me when I go to investigate. Thanks for the tip, Mom! Haha

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dear November

Dear November,
Please be as good to me as October was. It was a pretty good month and I don't envy you. October left some pretty big shoes to fill. In fact, I'm pretty worried that December is going to overshadow you. But are you going to let October and December do that to you, November? NO! Show the world that you can indeed be awesome! Sure some people think that the only thing you have to offer is Thanksgiving and even that is being ignored for the bigger Christmas holiday but I think you have plenty to offer! Don't let the commercialism get you down.
Okay, I'll stop talking to inanimate things that can't talk back. Sorry I didn't ever update in October. I was too busy having fun. Plus I didn't really have much to say. I'm not even sure I have anything to say now but I'm typing anyway. I am loving life. It is challenging sometimes but it is great. This semester is almost over. Then I'll go in the spring and then I will be done. It is kind of weird to have so many possiblities before me with the coming year. But that is a post for another day.