Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tie Dye Love

The final products
Tie Dying out on our balcony on the last day of summer
Extra comfy Hanes v-necks :)

Tuesday was the last day of summer and it was gorgeous out. The birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and everyone was in a super good mood. That is, except me. I was so freaking cranky!!! And I think the fact that everyone else was in such a good mood got me even crankier. I usually love being on campus in Madison at the beginning of the school year because everyone is excited to be back and is outfitting their new apartments. And I usually love taking in State Street and the crowds of people who inhabit it. So many different characters: a guy dressed in an orange jumpsuit playing a piccolo next to the Lutheran church, the tiny woman who waves me over to taste a sample at her Chinese food stand, nervous freshman walking around with their parents buying their books (acting embarrassed that they are with moms and pops and yet secretly sad they have to say goodbye), the hippies playing hacky sack on Library Mall, the hipsters drinking their coffee at Espresso Royale, students playing frisbee on Bascom Hill, and the crazy, uber religious guy that shouts into a microphone about being saved from the wrath of hell. Usually I welcome them all (even the "wrath of hell" guy because he is kinda funny to watch) and have come to recognize them as predictable and familiar, something to take comfort in because they give an iconic stamp to the college I have grown to love. But not on Tuesday. All I wanted to do was flip everyone the bird. Things that were making me mad: 1) Woke up feeling really hot and uncomfortable 2)Major headache 3) Had to go back to the bookstore because my teacher decided to add ANOTHER $60 book to the list of 7 books I already bought for his class 4) TOOOO many people on State street and I'd say most of them were slow walkers 5) Walked to the fruit stand and picked out all my goods only to realize I only had my credit card on me and they only took cash GRRRR 6) Had to make a hundred calls to Madison Gas & Electric and figure out billing stuff because they screwed up my new apartment address 7) Walked to another bookstore that is really far away and find out they just sold the last copy of the book I needed 8) Someone nearly knocked me down while running to catch a bus 9) Went to go make a turkey sandwich and remembered that I used the last of my turkey the day before

But then my roommates suggested we tie dye shirts and all was well. And now that I actually write down all the stuff that was making me cranky, I see that I wasn't actually having that bad of a day. Whatever, I was just being a crab, and every once in a while I think it's okay to be one.

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