Friday, August 15, 2008

Main Ideas are Overrated

  • I don't like it when people who don't even know me call me Mel. There's a customer who calls here from time to time that always calls me that. I have not given him permission to do so. I know it might sound silly, but I consider "Mel" an endearing name that only people close to me (family, friends, significant other) can call me. One of these days I'm going to have enough of it and ask him to call me by my name.
  • In case you live under a rock, Michael Phelps got Gold Medal #6 as well as World Record #6 last night. I'm seriously considering writing him some "phan" mail.
  • I passed out before the gymnastics got under way. Why do they have to come on SO late? Plus, I was worn out from staying up way too late all the other nights.
  • I'm tired of disappointment. I know it's part of life, and I'm used to dealing... but seriously. It'd be nice to catch a break on the disappointment front.
  • A nap is on my agenda before I run the 5K tonight. It's pretty cloudy here today, so it's a tiny bit cooler than usual. It should be fun, even though I won't be setting any records or winning any medals. I do, however, get a long-sleeved t-shirt. That's all I wear to work in the winter, so I hope it has a cool design.
  • I've been daydreaming a lot lately about traveling... not just short weekend trips, but like extensive trips to other countries that involve lots of trains and passport stamps and numerous cultures.
  • I'm looking forward to a couple of different things this weekend, and I love that kind of feeling.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Ugh, I really feel that disappointment is really the worst possible emotion - it's the crappiest, most helpless feeling. Yuck. Hopefully your upcoming fun weekend will turn things around :)

*aron* said...

i HATE being disappointed also... its the worst.

sounds like you have a good weekend in store! good luck on your 5k - have fun!!!

peachy perspective said...

I totally agree about the nickname-calling. I'm only "Mar" to people whom I give that special permission. :)

Ah, traveling. Now that I've been back for a few weeks and recovered from sleep deprivation, I'm ready to go again! However, my bank account is not.

Chris said...

Good luck tonight!

Jess Riley said...

I love your idea of traveling to other countries with lots of trains and passport stamps. I haven't done that yet, and I think it's time to!

Hope the 5K went well!

Ajemi said...

Michael Phelps is a damn machine. I don't know how he does it. He got # 3874394839483 tonight, I think. I can't wait until tomorrow to see if he actually gets 8 gold medals.

Playful Professional said...

Hey have you ever heard anything about the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis?? I'm thinking about running the half and looking for reviews of the race.