Friday, August 26, 2011

Mr.Rogers has a Gun OR Things That Keep Me Sane

I've had a most interesting morning, I must say. It's not everyday that you find out your neighbor is on Missouri's Top 10 Most Wanted List. I am being completely serious. "Mr.Rogers" carries a gun and isn't afraid to use it, even if the thing he is shooting at (and missing) is on the police force. I've suspected (and, ok, hoped) that one of my neighbors was more than they appeared to be and I finally got my wish. One neighbor is on the state's most wanted and two others are in cahoots making moonshine. Who knows what else the others are up to?!

I wonder if the government notifies the "Most Wanted" individual when they are, well, Most Wanted. Do they get a little certificate in the mail saying, "Congradulations! You Made the List!" or "Condolences on this sad occasion, You Gonna Get BUSTED!" etc.? I'd sure like someone to tell me if I made it on the list. It only seems right. That way I could put it on my criminal resume between "Eulogizer" and "Firearms Enthusiast". 

As I said recently, looking at my school schedule I can feel the will to live draining away, like decadent chocolate pudding down the sink. And then someone turns on the garbage disposal. Or, in other words, HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE TAKING 12 CLASSES? HOW? *sigh*. This is going to be a long, chewy year. Like ill-made taffy.

To keep my remaining wits about me, I've begun to compile this list (see below). Feel free to email back your list of what keeps you sane, i'd love to know. ^.^

Things That Keep Me Sane (Well, sane enough):
-Listening to my mp3 player after a long, long day and dancing like a fool eating frosted crazy flakes.
-My friends. I'd be mental without them.

-Watching my favorite youtube vloggers new videos (charlieissocoollike, Rhett and Link, etc.)

- Having a mug of sugary milk with a few spoons of tea (Only for very stressful days. Otherwise I reverse the ingredients.)

-Writing emails and blogging! It's like I take all the messed-up moments, emotional emulations, random ramblings, and whimsical whatnot are poured into my writing. Somehow, after i've mixed and added a pinch of this and a dash of that, there is a story or a blog post, waiting to be read. Its a mystery to me, but takes a load of stress off.
-Art. Sketching, painting, creating images or objects from my fingers. Also it is very de-stressing (I know thats not a word) to draw caricatures of frustrating people. 
-Laughing. It's free, relaxing, and enriching.Funny movies, funny people, funny moments. Sometimes I just have to laugh at myself, and somehow everything seems a little brighter. (Cautionary Note: There are times not to laugh. On trains, airplanes, in churches, at funerals, in the bathtub, and while sleeping are just a few of the times when NOT to burst out in raucious, hysterical laughter. Unless you like white coats and padded walls.)

-My bed. Curling up after a long, hard day in my nest and promptly falling into weird dreams? Perfectly sane.

Well, thats it for now. The list will only get longer as the school year goes on.

Won't You Be My Most Wanted Neighbor?


  1. Miss H, I am so surprised that you did not add doing something creative! You are such a creative young lady and if you're like a lot of us, it is relaxing to do something like that. :) You will do great this year--12 classes and all. Mrs. Tam

  2. Haha, thanks! Somehow I'll survive. And you're right, being creative definitely has to go on the list somewhere. I'll have post an updated list in the future. :D

  3. So glad to have you back out here on bloggy crack me up!

    PS. Google won't let me leave comments so I'm leaving them anonymous :) then you won't know who I!