Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

Have you ever had someone ask what you like to do for fun? Then upon answering have you ever had the feeling that they are disappointed by the things you do, like you are not interesting enough for them? Do you later wish that you had responded with something like hot-air ballooning, parasailing, and other so-called 'extreme' activities?

This happened to me last night as a friend came over and began the awkward 'getting to know you' conversation that always happens between boys and girls the first time they meet. Unfortunately, I was wearing my pajamas, a really ravishing baggy tie-dyed T-shirt and pink shorts with cows on them. Oh and my super cute classes. What a winner. I mentioned that I like going to movies, reading for fun, cooking etc and felt like a ninny little home-maker when he said, "I like to ski, go bowling, swim, anything in the water blah blah blah blah." I am not a loser! I like all those things too, but how often do I have enough free time or the means whereby to engage in anything like that?

I realize I have been complaining a lot. I'm not usually the type of person to complain. I've got lots of great things going for me. For example:

I'm going to Cambridge for school over the summer.
I'm ace-ing all my classes- a difficult feat and one to be proud of.
I have lots of good friends.
My family lives in the amazing Netherlands and I get to travel all over the world with and to visit them.
My favorite show is on tonight. LOST.

Just to name a few. I once was told that you should pick 5 things out of every day to be grateful for. If you're in a particularly bad mood, maybe 5 every hour. It's a good practice and forces you to think outside the box if you're having a bad day. I recommend it to everyone.


  1. I hate that! I want to say things Im actually interested in- things I do on a normal basis that I find satisfaction from. Things that are exciting and fun - dont give me much pay off and only happen occasionally. Doesn't mean I'm lame.

    I love reading. Yea sure wakeboarding is cool but am I made of money and free time? and reading has much more pay off for me.
    whatevs I say to those people. I will not be impressed by your lavish list.

    and also YES LOST! its a great day

  2. Alex, I think that anyone could tell, just by your pajamas, what a cool girl you are! Thanks for coming by last night! Love you!