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February 3, 2007 at 4:05 pm (Day to Day)

“Today might not be an easy day for you, but it’ll definitely be a productive one!”

This was my Yahoo! Horoscope for February 1. It was spot on in terms of accuracy. I won’t go into all of the details of Thursday, just the more apparent. Two of my classes were cancelled, making for a fanciful day o’fun and irresponsibility. I decided to get a job making doughnuts at The Donut Shop of all places. I filled out an application Thursday morning and had a job one hour later. I start training on Tuesday. Wearing my green coat, American Eagle jeans, and grandma-made scarf, one of the owners made the rather humorous observation that I was preppy looking—the kind of employee that will attract a certain kind of crowd. It’ll be register duty for me, in addition to doughnut making, so I can attract whatever crowd he is looking for. I did not take offense, but after laughing that ridiculous laugh I laugh whenever something is funnier than it should be I explained that nobody has ever called me preppy. Suck it, Trebek! 

I told Stephanie about my Colorado Springs trip last year and my intentions to go back. Sho nuff’ she kind of invited herself along. Stephanie seems like the type of person that would make an excellent road trip buddy, making it a fantastic trip. I called Jamie, asking his permission for the extra tag along. He had no qualms and is excited to have us, looking forward to seeing both of us. Colorado Springs is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to, tied with Arcata, California. Black Forest, the suburb where Jamie lives, overlooks the city and makes for a beautiful view to wake up to each morning. We will be staying in the college house, what will be paramount to a serve-yourself bed and breakfast, only free. This will be a good getaway trip from Oklahoma. It will also be exciting to see some of the friends I made last year, as well as James D. himself.

Running is still going well. I allotted two days for speed work this past week, four miles of hills on Monday, and a five mile fartlek on Tuesday. I was off on Wednesday and Thursday, ran five miles on Friday and six miles this morning. Tomorrow will be my long run, twelve miles, meaning there will be much food shoved in my face. I started getting very nervous last night towards the end of my run. A shadowy stranger was walking alongside the road of the darkest, creepiest part of my running loop. I quickly ran to the other side of the road and sped up trying to avoid him. He yelled an inaudible something at me. After pausing my IPod and asking him to repeat himself, I was relieved to hear him simply say, “Did you run that entire loop?” We exchanged quick small talk, and we both went on our way. It was the first time I was creeped out by running at night.

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