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Gobble-Turkey noise or human mouth?

One of life’s great questions. This Thanksgiving break (a whopping 9 days that seems to have sped by faster than I can account for) I did some major R&R-ing. I’ve done homework all break, and  there’s still plenty to do, of course, but the majority of my break has been as peaceful as one could hope for.

Not only that, but I’ve grown quite a bit these last couple days. Thursday morning I joined my father and sister for the Galloping Gobbler, a 4 mile run near my hometown. I’ve never run 4 miles before in my life! It’s a great strategy for preparing for that Thanksgiving feast as well.

My new lucky number! And check it, top 500!!! (No need to start out with high expectations, right?)

On top of that, I tried a grapefruit for the first time, and loved it! I’ve always been disgusted by the juice, and assumed the fruit itself was only worse. But I’m getting to that age where my hold on childhood picky-ness is slipping. It made sense at one time, but I’m moving beyond that. What a great break indeed!

Going for a Joy Read

One of the saddest parts about coming to college for me as an English Major and avid reader is that my free time is SEVERELY limited. That means things I did in summer free time have to be cut. This includes jumping through sprinklers, rolling down hills, and most unfortunate of all, reading for fun.

This week I decided, why the heck shouldn’t I? If I squeeze in just a few pages a day, I can still do what I love. So I traipsed over to the library, picked up a copy of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” and got to it.

This is a novel that I’ve been wanting to read for a while, and it’s so great to set some time, however small, to spending time on the things I love. Cause if you aren’t doing that, then what are you doing with your time at college?

My leaning pile of books to read...NOW!