Random Saturday Musings

Published October 13, 2012 by Malia

-This morning at about 3 a.m., I saw the Aurora Borealis for the first time!  It’s been of my goals to see it, and it was simply amazing!  It’s the most hauntingly beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.  It really did dance across the sky.  At one point I was laying on the ground looking up, and the Aurora looked like ocean waves.  I can’t wait to see them again!  I want to go hunt them the way that people hunt twisters.  I’m so thankful for Katy & Michele being willing to take me out to see them!

-Went to the homecoming football game today.  We stayed for the first half.  It wasn’t great.  I was excited to see the marching band, and boy was I disappointed.  I was expecting a really great half-time show, and instead, what we got was a concert band performance.  The band played three songs, each song directed by a former professor from the music department.  The songs progressively got older.  Started with Elvis, then Sinatra, and ended with a hymn.  Seriously.  A hymn.  I love hymns, I really do.  I think they’re beautiful, but a half-time performance of a football game is not where I want to hear one.  It wasn’t even a peppy hymn, it was Abide With Me, which is pretty slow and reminiscent of funerals. On top of which, they didn’t march.  At all.  The former band geek inside of me wept.  All in all, big disappointment.

-Was introduced to the show Pitbulls and Parolees today.  I don’t go in for reality t.v., but this show is fantastic!  It warms my heart to see someone willing to be such an advocate for the breed.

-I’m really excited that my clothes are starting to feel like they’re fitting better.

-I’m really nervous about having to start monitoring my blood sugar.  I’m not good at inflicting pain on myself, so the whole sticking my finger thing terrifies me.  I’m completely capable of doing this on other people.  I’ve tested my mom’s levels before, and I had to do it during phlebotomist training.  I don’t mind sticking other people, I’m just freaked about doing it to myself.

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