Saturday, February 23, 2008

there's a method to my madness

everyone thinks i'm crazy.

my family knows it for sure. i'm a freak when it comes to germs and hygeine. i shower every single night before i go to bed, no matter what time it is. i shower the second shabbos is over. by the time my dad gets home for havdalah, i'm already out and washing dishes. i don't let anyone drink from my cups, and i'm always brushing my teeth. my mom worries that i won't make a good nurse cuz i'll be too grossed out, but i already proved her wrong when i had to help one of my campers pull something out of her brackets cuz it was digging into her gums. my little brother knows this so he intentionally tries to antagonize me by sticking his fork into my food (gross)

in high school my friends always told me i was going to crack cuz i was working on way too many projects. i was editor-in-chief of the newspaper, g.o. did technical work for our production, and layout for the year book. my teachers thought i was insane because i skipped classes left and right, never studied, didn't follow rules, and still was convinced that i'd do well. my principal knew i was for sure nuts cuz i was really dumb about breaking rules, so she found out every little thing i did.

in seminary, i was the one who did crazy things like stay up all night to watch sunrise, skipping class to go eat breakfast in a park, sitting on the phone for hours trying to get tickets to the yom hazikaron ceremonies, i gave out apples to soldiers before rosh hashana...i think i set a record for skipping curfew the most.

even now, my friends think i'm insane because i don't plan my free time, but just take it as it goes. when i needed to take pictures for photography class, i went upstate in the snow to get pictures of frozen lakes. i woke up at five to photograph sunrise. i refuse to live my life bound to the constrains of society.

but i think being a random and sporadic person keeps life fun and intersting. i still manage to pass my classes in college, i always get the groceries that my mom needs, and i don't forget my keys in shopping carts (although i once dropped my boss's credit card, that wasn't too funny) ppl who plan out their whole lives don't have any fun.

7 comments:

Yoni said...

... wow.

I'm just a rule abiding little angle by that measure...

a right goodie goodie. (I learned pretty quickly that I wasn't good at hiding misbehavior.)

and did you do well in classes?

frumcollegegirl said...

yea i managed to do pretty well (besides chemistry) actually i failed chumash in 11th grade one semester. but other than that i always managed to get by.

i guess it was my charm...:D

frumskeptic said...

you ARE crazy..but thats a good thing. :) I always hated those people that are 2 serious.

The Babysitter said...

wow, thats amazing, I could never be like that. Only one time did I break the rules, by camp, my friend wanted to go exploring the woods, so I went with her, and the whole time I was scared I would get in trouble and that there would be a bear or something...
But I do agree with your take it as it goes theory, thats the way I plan thing, I don't plan and thinks just come up. Like with winter break, I didn't plan a thing, and I got 5 job offers and became so busy...

frumcollegegirl said...

exploring in the woods...meeting a bear...did you go to sternberg?

The Babysitter said...

yea, I went one year, younger pioneers.

frumcollegegirl said...

cool. i also did a year there. it's an awesome camp