Today is the last day of fall break for me. I’ll only have one class tomorrow, though, so it’ll be a nice way of easing back into school.
Many things have happened, but I don’t want to be too long-winded (since I’m trying to catch up on a bit of reading for tomorrow) so here’s a list:
1. I’m a clubhead! My group is called Sacred Harp*, and it’s a type of old American a capella singing with roots in the Primitive Baptist tradition.
2. I changed my major. At first I thought I was going to be Bio, now I’m leaning more towards Math.
3. I’ve started taking driving lessons, and I’m practicing every day!
4. I popped a tire during my practice yesterday, and I felt so bad 😀 But it was really fun replacing it with my dad.
5. I met some smart, interesting, awesome friends at college.
6. Mr. Buddy pooped on my sister’s bed.
That’s all for now,
*For more examples of Sacred Harp songs, please check my Links page!
Almost as important as studying is taking a break. Sometimes it’s great to just barrel through your homework until it’s done, but other times, breaks are necessary. They keep you sane, and on occasion, they can stimulate the creative juices and improve further study. Either way, it’s not healthy to be sitting in a chair hunched over work for three hours straight! Walk it out! Eat an orange! Make some origami! The only thing you should avoid is surfing the internet. Like right now.
I am exempt from that rule because I wrote this post before the school year started so that I could post it quickly during a break!
Besides, there’s no way I can continue working during a cat-imposed break:
Last week we tried to take Mr. Buddy for a walk. We figured, after his last adventure, that he REALLY wanted to go outside… so we bought him a leash and a little harness.
I decided we should document his first “walk” for future amusement.
I say “walk” because it turns out that cats don’t “walk” like dogs do. For some reason, Mr. Buddy cannot equate a tug to mean “this way” or a sidewalk to mean “walk along this thing.” Instead, he putters around, tries to hide, or doesn’t move at all. And despite days of staring wistfully outside, he wanted to return as soon as we brought him out.
What can you do?
But anyway, I thought you guys might like to see Mr. Buddy in the flesh, and witness the hardships that his terrible sisters made him endure.
Something really scary happened recently. You may or may not be acquainted with my cat:
I call him “Mr. Buddy.”
He is quite a character, and he was actually a somewhat of a wild cat before we took him into our home. But since he had a habit of getting quarrelsome with other cats, and accumulating more ticks than is usually possible, we decided to make him an indoor cat. And after we moved, we thought that letting him out of the house would only confuse him. So now he’s an indoor kitty.
But only grudgingly so. He inspects the front door anytime anyone goes in or out, and sometimes sits watching it intently for many minutes. He has been known to make escape attempts. He never got very far, though.
But a few days ago, my dad and his friend were loading this into the house, and while doing this, they left the front door ajar… Fast forward two hours. My sister remarked during dinner that she hadn’t seen the cat all day.
Our friend mentioned he saw the cat walking the around the yard, and we all stared at him. WHAT? The cat got OUT? Knowing my cat, he was so eager to leave… what if he never came back?
Long story short, a bunch of us went out into the cold as a search party, only to return twenty minutes later to find him sitting on the porch. He ran to his food bowl as soon as we let him in.
Moral: Cat will never go far, because he will always be hungry at some-point. Moral #2: Cat is sneaky!