It doesn't take much to get me distracted these days. Having never gotten to fully experience senioritis, I am in full swing as I endure my last week of rotations. Here is what has me distracted today (besides blogging, obviously):
-The far-fetched dream of vacationing on a cattle ranch, participating in a cattle drive, horseback riding for a week straight, eating campfire food, sleeping in the mountains, hiking, relaxing, and being worked to the bone as a paying ranch hand. Check out these websites: http://www.buckingsranch.com/index/ and http://www.focusranch.com/index.html and http://www.veebar.com/index.html
Those are my top three choices. Now I just have to find somebody to go with me. I don't know why this appeals to me so much, but reading the descriptions and looking at the pictures (and yes, shopping online for boots and other appropriate cowgirl apparel), I just feel like I was made for this vacation. We'll see what happens.
-The gorgeous weather. After a couple weeks of way-too-cold-for-April weather, it finally got sunny and warm. I went for a run. After months of sitting on my butt, probably not a good idea to tackle the hill up 144th St. the minute I stepped out of my house. I got to the top of the hill and started seeing spots. Running down was much easier, although by that time I had been alternating walking and running for a couple miles and my heart rate was back below 150. Note to self: I'm out of shape.
-Brilliant television. Okay, this hasn't actually distracted me yet today, but boy am I counting on it starting at 7:00. One night with the first new Bones episode in 4 months and the season finale (perhaps the series finale depending on the faith of the network execs) of New Amsterdam. I think I enjoy having a new TV show to be obsessed with as much as I actually enjoy the show, but either way it has been highly entertaining. And who can argue with me dropping everything to watch the drama unfold between Bones and Booth? "Serious as a gas attack."
-The CONCACAF Olympic qualifying. Again, this didn't distract me today, but boy the last week or so I've been worthless during the games. I mean, everyone appreciates a nice suspenseful game and a nail-biter victory, but let's please dispense with the shootouts. I hate them, can't stand them, want to pace in my room and scream and throw things. It's not a pretty picture. Here's hoping the game against Australia is televised (I seriously doubt it). Props to Natasha Kai for a couple of clutch goals and to Nicole Barnhart for being the most unlikely hero. And to Pia for a promising couple of months.
-Writing a funny little message for Laura's birthday card to go along with the sick present I got her. That's all I'm saying.
-Designing a flyer/postcard/announcement for my graduation party that I'm finally planning. Any of you in Denver following my mundane jottings, it will be May 16th. Come celebrate and call me Docta'!
Alright, I really have to work on this presentation I'm giving on Thursday since obviously the rest of my night will be in shambles. Happy distractions!