Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Silly confessions

My past few blogs have actually sort of had a point.  Not that I would ever promise to keep having well-structured entries, I kind of have a point with this one today.  I'm sure that sleepiness/too much wine/too little coffee will lead to a regular ramble again shortly.

What I conjured up on today's little 6 miler (8:01, 7:59, 7:39, 7:43, 7:39, 7:36) was how to continue to balance the craziness/zaniness/childishness/fun side of me with the studiousness/sensitiveness/responsible side of me. 

I want to live life to the fullest and experience as much joy and exuberance as one can stand.  But at the end of the day I still want some groundings that often require 'adult sensibilities'.  So I started thinking about some of the things that make me silly and some the things that make me bor-ing.

Some silly confessions: I somersault into bed sometimes, I dance obnoxiously in the living room when Adam isn't home, I drink wine with a crazy straw, I really want a trampoline, I will find any excuse to set off fireworks, I make baked goods just to lick the batter from the bowl,  I like driving really fast, I do handstands like a boss at the pool, I'm a sucker for 'dare you', I watch videos of Boston Terriers on YouTube for embarrassingly long periods of time, I am proud of my Taco Mac beer list (180ish different types)

Some serious confessions: I read a paper newspaper everyday and do the crossword, I eat cereal with a banana religiously for breakfast every morning, I actually floss every single day, I've been contributing to my 401k since I was 22 and put an additional $50 per pay period into my emergency savings fund, I really love NPR, I have never played hooky from work, I actually don't mind mowing the yard

This is just a tip of the iceberg folks.  I could delve way further into my weirdness, but that might scare away my 2 readers. 

Part of this eruption of my brain started when I got to thinking about my letters project (where I wrote 365 letters to 365 different people in 2011) and how I could do something similar, yet different.  I don't want to be confined to such stringent parameters, but I kind of thought it would be cool to send a package to a random friend/acquaintance/family member each month this year.  Like I could send Dave some pie accoutrements or Shaun some headbands or my college-aged cousin a big box of ramen noodles or my ex-Atlantan friend some Atlanta beer.  Just something I'm twisting around in the old noggin....  It would be pretty silly to just send things to near strangers, but I'm silly, so it fits!

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