So, ever since I heard about Brown University's naked donuts about a year ago, I've been wanting to import such a concept to my college. And with the creation of SSSSS, I thought I'd have an opportunity to do so. I wanted to do homemade cookies instead of donuts, though. And after talking to a few friends who thought that nakedness might discomfit more than delight many people, I decided to wear a clown costume instead.
So, yesterday, I got together with one of my HUGE friend crushes, and we baked lots of chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and today, the first annual Cookies 'n' Costumes was born. I dressed as a clown, she as a fairy princess, and with another friend dressed as a construction worker (yeah, I wasnt sure why, either) we went to the libraries and lawns and offered cookies to people who were studying.
People couldn't believe that we weren't representing some organization, and then that the cookies were free. But damn, it was great. getting that many people to crack out of their shlumpiness and smile at a clown costume or a free cookie. it gave me faith that i cando good in the world. And I was hanging out with people I really like.
Yeah, thank God, I'm pretty happy.
So, because my birthday falls on June 24th, my half birthday falls on Dec. 24th, and my 3/4 birthday falls on March 24 (ALL of which are days when school is not in session!), I put my housemate Kelly in charge of giving me a school birthday. So last night, after I got out of the shower, I went back to my room, and opened the door, and eight of my friends started singing Happy Birthday to me! They informed me that today, April 4, is my official Fake birthday. They had a card and everything!
And this morning the Birthday Fairies had left a flower, a card, a note and a bag of ricecakes(?) at my door.
I love this house.
I've been thinking lately of how many of my close friends are Healers. I don't mean doctors or paramedics, but capital H Healers, as in, their primary inclination and energy that they put forth in the world is Healing. I am drawn to such people, and in a having a conversation about it, I started thinking about what other catagories of people exist - that is, I don't think it's just Healers and non-healers.
I was wondering, for instance, if so many people I love are Healers because I am broken, or because I am also a Healer. I think I am not either ofthose things. I think I have strong Healing inclination, but my primary inclination is that of Teacher.
Of course, they are not mutually exclusive. But Shu and I continued talking about this, and by thinking of various people we know, came up with some more categories. Our list now includes, but is not limited to:
So, I don't think this list is comprehensive, or that if in I came up with a comprehensive list, a person would just be one of those things. But I do think we have essential inclination. For instance, I think I'm probably essentially a Teacher, with equal parts Questioner, Joymonger and Appreciator affecting the way I teach. I'm also trying to further cultivate the Healer/Builder inclination.
First, do you think there is any value to this way of thinking about people in our lives? Second, what do you think is your primary inclination (it doesn't have to be one on this list)? Share! Also, I'd be glad to tell you my impression of you, but only if you want to know.
Do you think people of certain inclinations go better with people of other certain inclinations? (I think I'm noticing Healer/Teacher pairs everywhere!)
Yeah, maybe this will be the next big internet "defining people trend." I hope not.
At least, I've found out retroactively that my Feb 26th statistics re: guys is at least somewhat inaccurate. This is of little practical relevance, and I am still hoping for a call or email from a very specific someone, but it's nice to know nonetheless.
So I'm wondering if this exciting "I have such a huge crush on him and maybe he could possibly like me back" feeling is as good as it gets. I can't eat or sleep from excitment, and I'm wondering if nothing, not even finding out the feelings are requited, could top this. Oh well, I probably won't know, given the axiom discussed in my Feb. 26 post. That's kind of a depressing thought.
But right now I feel all happy and excited. I was told that I'm behaving about 5 years old, but I don't think five year olds get so ridiculously caught up in crushes.
I just streaked my house's Oscar party for the second year in a row. Now it's a tradition!
Maybe it should be a formal SSSS activity . . . Don't you wish you knew what SSSS is?
By which I mean, two people. by which I mean, one person, right now, and the person I developed an intense crush on last week. I want to continue to claim her as a crush, because I understand what implications of emotional flakiness it carries if I no longer have a crush on her.
And really, this guy is so amazing. He just . . .ahhhh! And so likes me as a friend. And not more. I think. But there's always hope.
And I think the girl is straight, too.
Does anyone know of anything wildly fantastic and/or worthwhile that I could/should do from the week of March 18-26? Concrete ideas welcome (i.e. NOT "hurricane relief on the gulf coast," which I would love to do, but have not found an appropriate organization going at the right time.)
I love Emily Cox.
And now I don't hate myself quite so much either.
It's not fair how potent some people can be.