Conversations that accomplish things occur all over the world, even on a daily basis. They just usually don't involve George W. Bush. (Ohhh, low blow! Why the hatred David? I actually do like him, and respect him wholly. But he could work on his eloquence. Seriously though, who couldn't work on that?) This week I had a few exchanges that were definitely noteworthy. I made of a note of it, and now I am transposing that note to a blog post.
While standing with my headphones in, rocking out to Celion Dion, a stranger (of the male persuasion), asked me to take my earbuds out. Upon acquiescing his request, he said to me, "Dude, I just have to tell you that your sideburns are awesome! I mean seriously, those things are sweet! Keep them strong!" Seeing as it happened at 7:30am, my entire day was improved. Thank you stranger. My sideburns have been likened to moss overgrowth on an otherwise healthy tree. (It was I that made that likening.) I am in need of a noggin mowing.
While walking home from Church, a friend (of the female persuasion) asked me what was going down this week. I told her I was looking forward to seeing an independent film at Sundance on Tuesday, to which she replied: "So... are you a nerd?" -'Yes, I am. I am studying math, what do you expect?' (Said with dignity and optimism.) No one has ever asked me straight up like that if I am a nerd. They have told me I am, but never asked such a question.
The third conversation of importance was between me and my MP3 player. It went something like this:
Me- "You sure do have some great music on you!"
MP3- "Thanks. You know, your're not too bad of a singer either!"
"Oh, stop flattering me! I'm nearly tone deaf."
"Well, thats probably becuase you always have me in your ears. I make people go deaf; it's a special talent of mine."
"Yes, MP3 player, I love you, but you do sometimes hurt my ears. I think I need some space. Should I lend you to someone else?"
"No, that won't be necessary. I'll just run out of batteries."
I think I listen to too much music; It's affecting not only my hearing, but also my psychological well being. I need a little break. Maybe now when you say Hi to me on campus I'll say Holla back (because I can actually hear you say Hi).