Class

I have a flight at 7am which I’m leaving for at 4am… so I should have been asleep hours ago… but I’m not and I wanted to post this before I forgot it.

My roommate is out in our front room watching some inane TV show about the Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleaders tryouts. I honestly think it’s one of the most disgusting shows I have ever seen and shows a lot of the problems with society today and what they try to make women into. However, that’s not what I wanted to post about. In the episode she was watching a girl gets cut from the team on the last day of training. After months of hard work she finds out that all that she’s done has been for nothing. However, she walks out saying that she completely understands, that she’s grateful for the experience and just says thank you for all of the training she has received. I was really impressed. It got me to thinking… class is being able to do things that are unpleasant graciously. To be able to take rejection and be pleasant about it, that’s what real class is about.

Who would have thought that anyone could gain something insightful from a girl sitting in a business office in a sports bra and spandex booty shorts?

Chivalry

I saw the coolest thing today and I just wanted to write about it. It was raining/snowing-ish slushy stuff this morning and I was walking up to campus with my umbrella. As I was going up the ramp on the south side of campus I saw a guy who was coming home from campus stop and offer his umbrella to a girl heading up to campus. I thought it was one of the sweetest things I had seen in a long time. It didn’t look like they were dating or married or anything, they didn’t stop and talk at all, just friends crossing paths and he offered to give her his umbrella and he would walk home in the rain. I may not admit it very often, but I am a hopeless romantic. I am such a fan of guys who take good care of girls and love watching chivalry in action. Does it mean that I demand it of the guys I’m around… no, not at all. In fact, a lot of my guy friends would be surprised if they saw this, because I like being able to take care of myself and I value my independence dearly. I make sure not to expect guys to do things for me, but if they do… even if I protest a little, inwardly it makes me feel like a million bucks. I’ll be honest, it is the one thing that has been so attractive to me in this guy that I kinda like. He treats girls with such a high level of respect and is chivalrous 110% of the time. Yet, he does it in such a way that I never feel like he’s doing it as a way to get something for it, or that at all makes me feel like my independence is threatened in the least. Dang him for being such a great guy.

On a different note, my senior paper is due tomorrow and I am SO not excited about it. It’s supposed to be 8 pages… and it’s definitely 5. Oh blast. I should probably be working on it instead of posting this entry… oh well. Also, I go on tour with YAs at the end of this week! I’m so excited! Our show has come together really well and I couldn’t be more pleased. Yeah, there are definitely some kinks that need to be worked out, but I’ve been really impressed with how well everything is working together and how all the pieces are coming together to make a beautiful whole. And the group this year is awesome. I love our tech crew. We’re all still learning to get it together just right, but they’re all hard working and willing to learn, which I’m totally grateful for. The performers and band have also come together really well and the whole group is doing a great job of working together to be a Zion-like people. I’m really excited to see what we’ll be able to do all together.

Ok, well I really should be writing this paper so I’m going to go. Arg… I really don’t want to…