That Tall Girl

The “not post” post
October 16, 2008, 7:04 pm
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… if that even makes sense. Have you ever had one of those weeks where it’s just nonstop chaos? I can raise 2 hands to that. I can see why adults like a glass of wine with dinner now.

I just feel like complaining about this week (it’s been one of the most stressful experiences of my life), and I cant complain to the roomie because she knows what I’ve been going through. Like those 2 nights in a row of 4 hours of sleep (with multiple hours of exercise) and no time for naps- sorry about being grouchy… even though I still feel like tackeling someone (nobody in particular, mind you)

So since today is a low key day, I decided to bring my lunch to my room and watch some ER on the laptop. I got my soup; I’m wearing a hoodie; I’m watching ER in the dark, with some desk lamps on. Bad choice. Now I want to tackel somebody AND cry (the topic just stressed me out, with some Dr. dying and all- but yes, I totally ate my lunch watching fake blood and vomit squirt all over the screen). Lovely.

It’s days like these, when I have the time, that I love to go exercise. Just be aggressive, powerful, and sweaty. Get those endorphins pumping through my veins. Forget about my stress, completely focussing on what I’m doing at the moment.

I am completely convinced that exercising is what keeps me… me. Happy and ready to go. Don’t lie, you know what I’m talking about. Runner’s high. Yeah, without that people would start calling me psychowoman instead of tg. Maybe they would start calling me Danger… I’d be fine with that, it’s already my middle name you know.

Back to the runner’s high thing. Actually, not really. I need another nap. I think I’ve got a bug, and I want it to go away.

and it was totally 33 degrees outside this morning. my gear saved me.


Oh Chemistry.
September 15, 2008, 8:55 pm
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How I loathe thee. You are the reason why I don’t want to be in college forever. The reason why I’m going to take more hours next semester so I can get outta here faster. The reason for me want to switch majors (from microbiology to… nutrition/exercise science??) The reason why I dread sitting in that lecture hall- with 217 others.

Ok. I’ll stop talking to concepts of knowledge now and come back to reality. It’s just that I have my 1st chem test in 3 hours 347 minutes. I kinda want a good grade on this test. But I’m stressed. And I need to go review my notes (because I totally studied like all afternoon yesturday- and went to bed at 9:30?? earlier than ever)

It came and went
August 23, 2008, 4:07 am
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I woke up this morning and lazily got ready for my day. I did the usual and then added the finishing touches to my packing toward the end of my routine. At about 10, we left the house. Mom was with me, Dad was driving the minivan with all of my stuff in it. two hours later, we’re in *edited out*. First stop:lunch.

We went to wendy’s. I got my fav: southwest taco salad. it’s got chili in it! While in line we met a retired professor. Dr. L. He was very nice. We talked about his car ( and ’34 ford- since we saw him driving it) and about him working on his new house. We talked a bit about me. (it was a long line) Then, what caught me off guard: since his new house is by the boathouse, he said to just drop on by his house any time- just to say hi. This is part of why I chose *edited out* . People are much friendlier over here.

Even people that are not from the area are nice. When I was checking in with my RA, a kid from h.s. walked up to me and asked if I needed any help unloading stuff. We knew each other- but never really talked much the past 4 years.

So it’s now 1 o’clock. We worked on moving my stuff in. (and i got my id card from the union somewhere in there) It took quite a while. But everything fits!

We make a walmart run. get some stuff. get back. tell my parents bye. no tears. put sutff away. have some spaghetti-o’s (with meatballs!) and a banana- separate, of course. put some more stuff away. called a friend. interupted her prayer meeting- sorry. got ready. went out for a bite. came back. made plans for tomorrow… all day tomorrow. realized that someone forgot to lock the door. turned the laptop on. spent an hour trying to get *edited out* to realize my computer was safe. now im here trying to hurry things up.

i have plenty of pictures. you’ll see some soon. maybe tomorrow. maybe in 5 years. (when i’m outta here?!)

August 14, 2008, 4:26 pm
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Well, I guess I should post something, huh? The long delay was because I’m pretty stressed. I move in a week from tomorrow. I still have shopping to do. I still have books to read. I still have lists to make. I still have a tan to get on. I still have shin spllints (bone scan turned up negative for stress fractures- yay!) to deal with. I still have to make sure these new tennies will work. I still have to get that right glute to fire- because it isn’t, and it makes for a lopsided walk/run and causes back pain.

What I have to worry about when I get there? Packing, finding a church, **edited out**, campus orientation, classes, making new friends, getting my dorm room settled, and much more.

**editted out**

Hey, did you know there’s a newspaper article written about me? It’s about me, the part about me is toward the bottom. Ch-ch-check it out.

One Word
July 7, 2008, 2:21 pm
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I was asked recently, “Nike has “Just Do It”; If you could have a life motto what would it be. ”

For me i think it could (almost) all be summed up by the word “uhh”. Really, why such a strange word TG? Because it can mean different things.

I can use this word when:

  • I’m lifting weights- except it’s more under my breath because I don’t want to be like those guys at the gym
  • I’m really stressed- that tends to happen around test-time
  • I’m really tired- I don’t want to be doing whatever else, I just want to sleep!
  • I take that first bite of cheesecake after being super hungry- because who wouldn’t say “uh…mmmm”
  • I’m upset/frustrated- ’nuff said
  • I cough, it’s usually a eh-hem-uh
  • I wake up and taking a big breath
  • I go swimming and am underwater- because something has to break up the monotony of swimming laps

I’ve told you my word; what’s yours??