Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back in Davis wooohaaa

Mmmm back in this sleepy college town. I missed Davis sooooooo much while I was gone, but now that I am back here, I kind of miss China too. Well, not the humidity, or the traffic, or the dirtiness, but this does kind of feel like a country bumpkin hamlet compared to the mega cities there.

So not excited about school starting tomorrow, yipes! Between work and travel and miscellaneous duties, I think I spent all my summer running around checking things off of my summer to-do list (fyi- I accomplished 6 of 8 checklist items). Now that that's done, damn it, school has to start. I couldn't get one week of just nothing- Teen Mom and Jersey Shore reruns (yes I have horrible taste in tv, but don't hate), sleeping in, going to last of farmer's market, eating popcorn for breakfast and enjoying it?

I found this lovely gem of a poem a while back (doesn't it match my mood?):

I Resign
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.
I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8-year-old again.
I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.
I want to return to a time when life was simple.
When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.
All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.
I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simple again.
I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip,illness, and loss of loved ones.
I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.'s my checkbook and my car keys, my credit cards and all my responsibility.
I am officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, 'cause,
"Tag! You're it."