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?


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

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.