Archive | November, 2009

wmls #1

8 Nov
What Maintains Lindsay’s Sanity #1

I am currently in the beginning stages of my third month on internship in Dawson. It has been a great experience thus far but I would be lying if I said there haven’t been difficult and trying moments on my sanity while in this gnome village. (Today being one of those days – I left my apt. only to go to the gym and didn’t vocally talk to anyone. It was a lonely day.) Thus begins a series of ‘what maintains Lindsay’s sanity.’ Not particularly in any order –
#1: Friends on dvd.
The wisest $125 I have spent on Amazon is buying a used copy of the complete ten seasons of Friends on dvd.
Joey, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Ross and Phoebe have become my closest friends in Dawson. I eat lunch and dinner with them nearly every day. We share time together before bed. On my weekends – today in particular – when I may have no where to go or nothing to do, we spent a lot of time together. A whole disc’s worth of time. Monica and Chandler got engaged today. I’m pretty excited for them.
The danger here is that now everything in real life relates to a Friends episode I have watched. I struggle to not become that annoying girl who has a Friends story to go with every conversation. However, if anyone is up for a game of Friends trivia, I have the game at home and would be willing to play now. I received the game years ago but found it to be extremely difficult … I’m thinking it will be easier at this point, now that I’m so tight with the Central Perk gang.
Other friends I have kept and visit with frequently: Aragorn, Gandolf, Frodo, and Sam. Pretty sure I’ve watched all three extended versions of LOTR at least twice in the last two months. Marty McFly. I like to travel with him. I have also watched Elizabeth Bennet and Mr.Darcy fall in love many a-time; “You have captured me body and soul and I lo – I lo – I love you.”

a ha. (pause) a ha. (pause) a ha.

8 Nov
I have developed a fake laugh. I’m not sure what this says about me, my setting, or my ministry but I have a fake laugh. It goes like this: a ha. (pause) a ha. (pause) a ha.
It’s disgusting and not funny at all.
I’m not proud of it. I find myself doing it and then immediately scold myself silently. “Lindsay, why are you laughing like that? Don’t fake laugh!” But I keep doing it. It seems I can’t help it – it just comes out.
And it’s not that is comes out when a real laugh isn’t warranted or when I feel a laugh is required for the other person’s sake; sometimes I find something funny and the fake laugh happens.
I’m trying to stop, honestly, and dearly hope none of you are ever subject to the a ha. (pause) a ha. (pause) I apologize in advance if that be the case.

a new chill.

4 Nov

Brr. The wind has a new chill to it the past few days and it is cold. The rain continues to fall on and off, preventing farmers from getting the last of their crops from the fields. The leaves that were clinging to branches have for the most part made their way to the ground.
The people of Dawson have been educating me in a frightening way about the winters in this area. Roads close. Winds blow. If there are white-out conditions, they tell me, don’t venture out. Apparently white-out conditions aren’t hard to come by here with the violent character of the wind. I tell them that they are scaring me and then they try and cover their tracks – well, it’s not really that bad, they will say. You will get used to it. Just make sure you can entertain yourself for a few days if the weather won’t allow you to leave.
For fun. Can’t wait.

numero dos

1 Nov
Let the second quilting endeavor begin. More lessons to learn, more frustrations to be had, and more practice at picking out fabric that will work together … I still think it’s hopeless.
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