Thursday, February 26, 2009

Can I Do It?

I am determined to do it: write a blog entry in 5 minutes. I don't want to write a blog entry in only 5 minutes, but that's what I have at this moment. In light of this limiting fact, I will use a few simple sentences to sum up what's been on my mind: 
1) In 24 hours I'll be leaving for a youth summit in DC of ELEVEN THOUSAND undergraduates from around the country all focused on energy efficiency. Will I survive? I don't know. Stay tuned. Just hear this: 2 hotel rooms (i.e. two beds), 16 full-grown people. Madness? You betcha. 
2) I am a human. I cannot do everything. I learned this again last week. I had some reminders - a friend's news of the last weeks of his life due to cancer, failing a math class, overloading myself with activities/expectations. We have to stop sometimes and remind ourselves what really matters. 
3) Bread. I don't eat it. I wish I did. Cheese. Again, wish I ate it, but I don't. Normally these aren't big problems for me, but ever the past week or so all I want is a gooey grilled cheese sandwich of extra sharp Tillamook cheddar and sourdough bread. Simple. Amazing. Yesterday in my biology lecture the girl in front of me was eating what appeared to be this exact sandwich and I had to stop myself from swallowing my binder. Instead I stared at the back of her head with contempt as she finished every bite of it. What an insensitive bitch. Shouldn't she be more receptive to us gluten-and-dairy-free (also known as everything-that's-good-in-life-free) people? She just HAD to eat that in front of me. I feel a feast coming on...
That's all I have for now. But assuming I survive Powershift this weekend, I'll hopefully make time next week for a longer entry, cause I have a feeling this weekend is going to be SO AMAZING that I won't be able to resist writing about it.