Perhaps I’m a little odd. Maybe I’m just plain weird. I’m not really sure either way. What I do know is a do a lot of things people don’t understand. I noticed it recently while I was writing notes to myself in class. I keep a pad of paper on the desk at all time for “Notes to myself,” I write what I need and leave the list out. The list is usually a blog topic I’m thinking about, a thing to do for school, a to do for life, just anything really. While I was getting weird looks for making my usual list of junk, I made a list of odd things I do or have. Here ya go:
Pens: I have an obsession with pens. Not just any pen mind you but a nice pen. I just bought a new Retro 51 Tornado to complement my other one from Christmas time. It writes very well and I just like the design. It cost $20. I realize that may seem crazy to you but I love writing with it and I think it helps me want to write more.
Shoes: I’m not really obsessed with shoes I guess. I own about 6 pairs that are in the rotation right now. Normally I wear some sort of sneaker, Chucks, Adidas tennis shoes, Nike and New Balance running shoes, but I also keep a pair of boots, brown shoes and black shoes around too. I’m constantly looking for shoes though, not buying usually, just looking. When something catches my eye, I buy it though. I change shoes so often actually that sometimes I have shoes that are 3-5 years old and look brand new still.
Socks: I will wear the same pants for 3 days in a row, shirts sometimes twice. I don’t take a shower on some Sundays when I’m not going out. I change my socks everyday, at least once. It’s weird but I have to have clean socks on…
Traditions: I’m a huge old fashioned person. I’ll probably spank my kids, make them say sir and ma’am and they will have a bed time that’s probably too early. I try to open doors for girls. I always offer to pay for a meal or drink. I wear a t-shirt under my clothes everyday. A belt is a must. I keep everything with any sort of meaning to it. I’ll yell at kids to get off my lawn when I’m older. I will have a sit down meal at home at least 4-5 times per week with the entire family in my home. Basically I’m saying that tradition means a lot to me. Not just because of the routine, but because I love the sense of history that it brings for me. I love knowing that I’m carrying something on that many have done before me. I love holding up those thigns that we take for granted.
Phone Calls: I will return your phone call if you call me. I will also call you as close to when I say I will as I can. I also will call you if something isn’t going as I said it would. I still call my house if I’m not doing what I said I would just so they know if something should happen on either end. Tradition I guess.
Appointments/Meeting Times: If we are to meet at 10am I will be there at 9:55 at the latest. Being early for any kind of appointment is a must for me. I hate waiting on people who are late and I don’t expect them to wait for me.
Organization: I don’t clean my desk very often, I don’t clean up my room very often. When I do I want it the way I want it. I put things where they are for a reason and I expect them to stay that way unless I move them some where else. I stay organized in my own way. I keep paper and pen handy at all times so I can write down any ideas or thoughts that I have either to write about, to look up, or to do when I can get to them. I just know how to do things the way I like them, and I don’t want to do them any other way.
Computers: I probably have an unhealthy obsession with computers and anything electronic. I have my computers setup so I can login to them at any time from almost any where. I check my email and website constantly. I blog anytime I can. I know where and how to find things on the ‘Net for just about anything. I can send a picture from my cell phone to my blog in a matter of seconds and also have it show up in my email and any one elses at the same time. My iPod only shows songs I haven’t listened to recently or podcasts that I haven’t finished yet so as not to hear songs too often or podcasts repeatedly. I own two printers in the same room. I keep constant track of the stats of my site. The bottom line here is I like information and computers give me a constant supply from various areas all over the world.
So maybe I’m weird. Maybe i’m just more observant about how I act in the world around me. Do you do anything weird like this?
Well the time is almost upon us. Spring Break is here. Last night at about 830 it was final, the last class was dismissed. A quote from my favorite movie says “Just a few bumps and we’re haulin’ the mail” I’m at work now, heading to Kokomo for dinner with Kyle tonight and then packing and finding everything I need tomorrow. Sunday I’ll pick up any last minute details and head to Indy. Monday morning I’ll be on a plane, in the afternoon I’ll be on the boat. Life doesn’t get much better right now…
The last few days have been really stressful for some reason. I mean yesterday for some reason I was so stressed that I was just jumpy all day long. My whole body is tense, I feel hyper and tired at the same time all the time. Last night I tried to fix it a bit. I went out to eat at my favorite place after class, ate some old fashioned comfort food, Huevos y Chorizo. It was great honestly, I ate dinner at dinner time for once, I sat and relaxed, saw an old friend and caught up a bit, and just enjoyed a meal that made me feel good. It kinda reminded me of the old times, the times when we all went out to eat and got stuffed and then just hung out, those were good days. There was the sweetness of silence around me even in a busy restaurant, I was alone in the world and it felt pretty good honestly. I’m not trying to be a hermit here by any means, I love being out with people but sometimes I think we all need time alone. Time to reflect and relax. Time to just be yourself, by yourself. I went home after that and studied for a few hours, I dont’ feel confident about this test, i’m stressed over projects still, but for about an hour last night none of it mattered…
Tuesdays are quite possibly the worst day of the week. Its the first work day of the week for me usually, its the latest night I have at school. There just nothing good about them.
Today was a Tuesday, I got up headed to work, did what needed to be done and then started working on my paper. Fortunately I was able to actually get something on paper, last night I had writer’s block so bad I just gave up and went to bed at 10pm. Anyways, I got 2 pages and a bit more cleaning left to do, it’ll be OK. I headed to school a bit later than usual, stopped at the PO Box first, Netflix sent Rent on the day it came out! That’s great service. Lately I’ve been not so happy with them, long waits before they send movies, damaged discs, and slow turn arounds have all been problems lately for me, not today though. The other interest piece of mail was a notice from Anthem informing me that my health insurance is going up another $20/month starting in April. Why?!? I haven’t been to the doctor in forever, I don’t have any monthly expenses, basically I pay them in case something should happen. I realize that’s the purpose of insurance, but why does it have to increase all the time? I’m switching soon, like tomorrow!
Anyways I got to school, meet up with Ben, called Erin and basically just hung out while I continued working on my paper.
Now I’m in class listening to discussion over a completely useless topic, can’t wait to get out of here.
Just another Tuesday in a horrid class…
Today was a very long day for some reason, here’s the run down:
I woke up around 10ish this mroning and read the morning paper. Finally got my act together and headed to school around 130ish, that’s where everything kinda got weird to me. I went straight to the library to work on my marketing paper/presentation that has been horrible thus far. I finally got a study room to have some peace and quiet and get things done. I almost got my paper done in the library, just a bit of cleaning left to do. I headed out to get a bite to eat and wash my car. When I got back I met Kyle and John in the cafeteria, things were weird for some reason. It wasn’t them, it was me. For some reason over the past few days things just haven’t seemed right with me. Being around people is just a bit odd lately. I dunno. Anyways I went to classes tonight, boring presentations mostly, thank God we got out early.
I came home, finished the paper entirely, got everything printed out and now I’m here.
I honestly don’t know what’s wrong but even as I sit here and type this, somethin’s just not quite right today…
Work: fixed the router, it’s a big deal. Cheap parts, quick install, piece of cake.
Haircut: Umm… it’s cut?
School: Free Pizza day! Thanks Kyle. Class was boring, but at least it was short.
Home: Watching Crash from Netflix. Going to bed soon ’cause I’m tired of today
Well day 2 went OK I guess. A boring day at work. Nothing to do really. I went to school and hung out with Ben and the girls for a bit. We were all hyper for some reason, maybe because we had so long to wait or something. That quickly changed though since our class has the most boring professor ever. He seriously sucked the life out of me.
The good news of the day I guess would be that I signed up for Netflix today. Only $10 per month, and I figure now I’ll have more time to watch TV when I get home, might as well watch some movies here and there right? Right.
Poker with the guys after class tomorrow night. I really hope I did my marketing thing right.