Friday, March 25, 2011

Square Peg

Last night I did something that I love... watch the University of Arizona beat kill Duke in the sweet 16.  While doing so, though, I realized that sports do not seem to fit with the rest of me.  now more and more things (that don't quite fit in) are entering my brain.  I'll share a couple just for fun...

1.) Sports fanatic- I love sports, and I'm not talking about jousting and gymnastics.  No, I love the popular money making sports.  In high school I kept stats for Football, Basketball, Wrestling, and Baseball (well technically that baseball was before HS).  Those were pretty much all of the sports offered in our little school and I was pretty excited that nobody else was interested in "book keeping" in exchange for a free pass to all of this sporting goodness.

  • Why it doesn't fit : I hate meaningless things like sports that we lift on a pedestal and give a whole bunch of money to.  I have absolutely no interest in ever attending another college class because you basically pay a lot of money to get a little piece of paper that says you know how to jump through hoops.  I want, in no way, to support this.  I hate that our society takes kids right out of school and sends them into debt because that's what they think they have to do.  But I CAN NOT tear my eyes aways from a good UofA game... or even a bad one.  I love, love, love it!
2.) Medical testing- I would love to have my family tested for allergies, and if I could afford to do an A1C every three months you know I would, and if any other kind of broad spectrum test was offered I would hop aboard.  Its not because i'm a hypochondriac... in fact I rarely think anything is a big deal until somebody stops breathing or there is blood squirting out of something.  I just want to know... I'm curious, very curious!
  • Why this doesn't fit: I hate Dr. offices, and hospitals, and needles.  I don't care for new aged medicine and the money making business of legal drugs.  I don't like that good heath care is only for the rich in America.  And most of all I hate that people think they need to be fixed.  If they are sad they go to the Dr. and get Anti depressants (for the record I do know that some of you struggle with depression, and that's not what I'm talking about), if they have a cold they go to the Dr. and get antibiotics, if they drink too much coffee and can't go to sleep they get sleeping pills.  I haven't gotten any of these tests (*update: that was a total lie... a friend of mine bought me a home A1C test... very cool gift!) and probably never will... but if I ever find a home test for allergies I'm totally going to buy it.  
3.) Science Fiction- Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Ender's Game... There aren't even words to describe how happy these make me.
  • Why this doesn't fit:  Filled with war, artificial life, and fake food, they are a far cry from everything I value or want in this world.  I am a hippie (kind of) after all... does it seem to fit to you?


What, if anything, do you do/like that doesn't seem to fit with the rest of your personality?

4 comments:

Marillyn Beard said...

Hey Brit... good thoughts! Can't think of any right now... well, that's not true... probably the internet and all that ;o)

Anyway, I've been looking into the GAPS diet for us to do as a detox. It is very gentle and safe for the whole family. The best thing about it is that it helps bring healing of the gut. You should look into it... it talks a lot about delexia among other things...www.gapsdiet.com

Miss chatting with you!!!!!!! HUGS!

Brittney Harmon said...

Mare- I have a good friend that is on the Gaps diet. I've looked into it several times.

internet- yup... that's another one... I raise my kids low tech, but I have a small addiction to the internet.

Katie said...

Oh, the internet, yup that's a hard one. Wireless can be a bad thing at times...

I think I'm going to have to look at that link Mare and see ehat is says about delexia. Britt, Michelle and I self diagnosed ourselves with it.

coletteashley said...

i love to go clubbing. i know.... right? it seems pretty obvious as to why this does not fit my personality and even better if you look at kyle! yet bella is totally a little dancer! hopefully she will be classier than clubs though.