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17 June 2008

Stream of Consciousness

I'm too frazzled and all over the place to write a coherent paragraph, let alone blog post, so here are just some thoughts.

-I'm glad the Celtics are about to win the NBA Championship.  The fact that they are up right now by 40+ points is amazing and they are obviously deserving.
-My microwave pops the perfect bag of popcorn, which makes me very happy.
-The commute to school took waaaay longer than I thought (about 1hr 15mins... ).
-I hope I don't usually have to transfer subways on the way up to the Bronx.
-I learned today how Bronx kids differ from Harlem kids (as told by a Bronx girl in my program).  Apparently Harlem kids are a lot richer (or at least act like they are), and kids in the Bronx aren't as bad as everyone says they are.  She said that it's hard to be a Bronx kid because just the fact that they're from the Bronx people have negative views of them from the get-go... :(
-The person I talked with the most in my class and during my commute home was a (about) 45 year old woman, which makes me feel like a grown-up.
-Not that I can't be friends with grown-ups, but that they want to be friends with little ole me.
-Ikea delivered the wrong color dresser to me but since it was a hassle to return it, I decided to keep it and paint it.  But as I was putting it together I realized I kind of like the white dresser among my otherwise black furniture, so I think I'll keep it that way.
-At least for now I'll keep it that way.  If I don't like it in August I'll paint it but for now there is no time and energy.
-Of course there was a wrong piece in one of the boxes and I have to call Ikea and work that out... it's always something.
-I'm glad the weather's cooling off in New York!!
-Moving is soooo environmentally un-friendly... I have no idea with the 4 HUGE boxes of cardboard that I have... let alone the styrofoam.  At least the cardboard can be recycled. 
-I need to figure out what day is garbage day.
-I have a new found love for wrap sandwiches.
-I'm doing my best this year to not waste any food that I buy... too often we (or maybe just I...) buy so much food that I never end up eating.  Very wasteful (and expensive).
-I hate the fact that I had to buy books today for our university classes.
-I'm glad that we don't have the dreaded 8am days until July 1.
-I'm nervous to work with kids during field training (July 1)... I've heard a lot of stories of the observation that I didn't get to do and I have no idea what I'm in for.
-I hope that the kids can't sense how inexperienced and how "I-have-absolutely-no-clue-what-I'm-doing" I feel.
-They're singing "Livin' on a Prayer" at the Celtics game... makes me miss college.
-So many people today told me how brave it was to move to New York right after college... this made me feel proud but also scared (like wtf am I doing if it's that scary and brave to come here???).
-I live right on the border of a gentrifying neighborhood.  You can tell because all of the white people get off at my stop.  But the area past mine is slowly getting better... it will be very interesting to see what it looks like in 20 years.

Ok, that's enough rambling now.


Mom said...

aaaaiiih here we go again!

Mom said...

I had to smile when reading the part about people telling you you are brave and it gets you to thinking "wtf am I doing"?
I know you pretty darn well & I have all the confidence in the world in you (and then some). I have a feeling you are going to be just fine - even more than just fine!!!