by syaffolee

Soda and Crackers

Some people have definite ideas on where they want to go and won’t hesitate to let you know it whether you want to or not.

I want to go to XYZ University!
I’m going to work for the 123 Company!
I’ve already decided I want to go to Prof. InsertHisNameHere for my thesis lab! (And I don’t see the point of doing the third rotation!)

I have no problem with ambitious people who know what they want. But these loud declarations to all and a sundry are a lot like the preachers who proclaim their faith on street corners–insincere and self-ego-inflating.

Also: Why don’t washers and dryers accept nickels, dimes, or pennies? Or even dollar bills for that matter? Are other types of currency not good enough? Besides, I don’t have any more quarters.

Yet Another Note: I’m tired of people coming to this site using weird and disturbing search terms. Don’t they ever read the short summary that the search engines provide with the link? If they ever read them, it would be immediately apparent that this site is not what they’re looking for. Or am I the only one who ever reads search summaries?

A link: “[T]he similarities between one story and another is intriguingly similar.” Tell me something that I don’t already know.

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The Thursday Threesome: Rain, rain, go away. Come back another day.

Onesome: Rain, rain- Some people love rainy days every once in a while. Are you one of them? Do they make you want to curl up in bed with a good book or going walking through the mist? Or would you rather it just go away?

I like rainy days. Sunny days make me cranky.

Twosome: Go away- If you could go away to just one place, where would you go and why?

Anywhere, really. I need to see someplace new.

Threesome: Come back another day- What’s the one place you’ve been to that you would like to go back to another time?

There are many places that I’ve been to that I would like to go back. One reason is that I never really appreciated or explored those places while I was living there. I let myself be sidetracked by other things that I considered more important at the time.

I’m trying not to do that at my current location, but it’s difficult, especially since I don’t have a car and the bus system here is almost nonexistent. It’s easy to make excuses (work, not enough money, not willing to throw pride away and beg for a ride with someone who does have a car) instead of just going out and doing it.