Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I love being an Aggie.

“For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture

Tonight, I went out to dinner with most of the Senators on the Agriculture Committee. It was amazing. They talked about current issues in agriculture from water to livestock production to puppy mills to teeth floating. I was in complete awe at how knowledgeable they all were. It also surprised me how they didn't let political party get in the way. Sure they have different opinions, but that doesn't stop them from discussing the issues that affect their constituents.

Later on they began reminiscing on the times at the capitol when they could smoke on the Senate floor. Many Senators carried guns with them in the capitol. And liquor and beer were served while they would be debating in the chamber. I can only imagine what being at the capitol was like then. It was a different time. Sure, it is amazing now but I can't help but wonder what it would be like then.

Also, I just love the people that are involved in agriculture. I was called "sweetie" or "miss" or "honey" the whole night. Most girls would find this offensive but I knew that they were just doing it because it is how they were raised. And I was the only girl there out of ten men. I know that sounds kind of creepy or awkward but it was by far one of the most memorable evenings of my life.

I am so lucky to be surrounded by people with the same values and thoughts about agriculture and I love it.

Oh, and I tried lamb fries for the first time. Or more like I was teased until I had some. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I hate days like this.

I hate days where you wake up and think, when did everything change? I hate change. Hate it. Usually in the end, it is for the best but I will wait as long as possible to accept it. Sometimes being away is the hardest thing for me. But I know that this internship is a great experience and I can't let what I am missing out on get me down. And I can't let one person affect how I feel and what I do with my life. Sure, its hard. Really hard. But people change and things fall apart. Friendships change. You lose some. You gain some. Its hard when someone that you thought you knew so well (maybe more than you knew yourself) turns out to be the complete opposite. People become who they want to become. Sure, everyone makes mistakes and they do things they regret but ultimately everyone knows what they are doing. If they are rude, they meant it. If they blow you off, they meant it. If they don't call, they don't want to talk to you. People know what they are doing. I just have to try to accept it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nothing makes a girl smile more...

...Than a guy hitting on her at lunch. Today I went out for lunch with two ladies that I work with because we were celebrating one of their birthdays. As we sat down at the table, I look up and see a really cute blond guy with blue eyes. Unfortunately he wasn't our waiter but none the less, he came over to our table to "check on things" as the manager of the restaurant. We both smiled and he says, Hi...How are you doing today? We both make a little small talk and then he asked if I work at the capitol (it is like right across the street) I said Yeah, but only for this session. And he said, Well, maybe I will see you again before the end of session. And gave a gorgeous smile. So, it is in my plans now to go back again before the end of session lol.

Also, I had a great weekend with my family. I dyed eggs with my sister and brother-in-law which was so fun! And then throwing them over the fence was just as great. It was nice to hang out with them and just relax for a little bit without stressing over school or anything. Also, I realized I spend most of my time recently in the car driving or packing. Both of these suck, mostly the packing. Anyways, living out of a suitcase is getting old. But, I'm looking forward to going back to good ole Stilltown tomorrow and see some friends I haven't seen in awhile!

kmb: wild at heart.