My mom brought me a box of my old cello music last weekend, to see if there was anything in there I wanted to keep. It was a little trip down memory lane, seeing pieces I had played with my string quartet in high school, or songs I played for competitions. 🙂
Anyway, there were some other random items in the box from my youth. One was an old notebook which I totally remember having…it was a spiral that I got from the clothing store “Limited Too”. Anyone remember that place? I think all The Limited stores have closed a long time ago now.
I flipped through the notebook and found this:
I figured out this would have been from I think August 29th, 1996, right before the start of the new school year. I would have been 12 years old, almost 13, starting 8th grade.
It just cracked me up to see that I was making to-do lists in notebooks even back then!! I guess I don’t really remember doing that kind of thing.
I do remember really enjoying writing things in my assignment notebooks (“Read pgs. 25-36 and answer questions by Wednesday”.) Sometimes I think I wrote things down that I already did in class, just so I could mark it off. 😆😆
Okay, now for a hopefully quick question:
I have this ongoing mystery that bugs me.
So, I’m back at the gym. And I mentioned, I see people at the gym, which is nice, overall. But I have noticed something odd that kind of bothers me. Maybe you can help?
I’ve been going to the weight room for many years now. You tend to see many of the same people, obviously, who also lift weights regularly. Many of these people are men, of course, since traditionally speaking, men tend to be a bit more into strength training.
The men are always very nice. I don’t know all of them, but I can think of a bunch that I am friendly with. They say hi, nod/ smile/wave, or occasionally make small talk. (Not in a creepy, like, “how you doin’, baby 😉” way. Just in a normal, adult, friendly, “how’s the family” way.)
The women that I regularly see there, however, are, I swear to God, SO UNFRIENDLY. There are some that I have seen a zillion times before. I know they recognize me!! It’s impossible that they don’t. And they seem to purposefully make no eye contact or even acknowledge me (like last week, this one woman literally turned her head away as I walked by and was looking right at her).
It is so weird!!!!! (And some of these women I have actually had occasion to speak to in the past, briefly, so it’s not like we are total strangers.)
I’m not looking to make new BFFs in the gym, anyway, so I don’t honestly care that much. And I know people are there to work out (I am too! It’s not like I want to sit and talk. And I don’t think you need to smile every time you pass someone during an hour long workout. But not even once to acknowledge your presence, if you are literally standing right next to each other?)
It just strikes me as odd, and kind of awkward/uncomfortable, and I can’t figure it out. I know that I am friendly!!! I am definitely the smile/nod type, so I swear it’s not me. I will always glance/smile at people I know and recognize as I walk by, so it’s not like I’m the one ignoring them.
Or…. is it me?? 😂🤷♀️
But again- this is ONLY the case with the women. The men are all totally nice! And normal acting. (But as I said, not like, creepy nice. Just regular nice.)
Any thoughts?? 🤔
I am grateful for candles.