Everything goes up in flames.
Okay, so maybe I’m being a little bit dramatic when I say everything went up in flames. It was actually just a bag of popcorn. However, I was really super tired that day. All I wanted to do was curl up on my couch with a nice bag of popcorn and watch Japanese drama (I found out there’s a second season of Mischievous Kiss!). But our house has a sketch microwave. Not just sketch. It is straight up evil. And the microwave was so determined to ruin my night of relaxation that it set my bag of popcorn on fire. Like actually on fire.
I know what you’re thinking. Kyra, I’m sure you just left the popcorn in too long. After all, microwaves are generally very friendly as far as appliances go (not like toaster friendly, but friendly). Wrong! The popcorn wasn’t even in the microwave long enough to start popping when it caught fire. At any rate that happened and so I just quit and went to bed and didn’t even watch any Mischievous Kiss 2.
I’m exceptionally good at walking in heels.
Once upon a time there was a long series of miscommunications that resulted in me and my roommate making a 26 minute trek to church. Because my logic is often warped, I decided it would somehow be easier to walk that distance in heels than to go upstairs and change into a pair of flats.
Things were progressing nicely when we came across a sign that said the sidewalk was closed ahead. And we just assumed it was lying, because when is the sidewalk really ever closed? But this one was actually closed for a reason that had to do with the sidewalk actually not being there and just a bunch of gravel and loose dirt instead. But the important part of this story is that my roommate and I are totally rebels who walk on closed sidewalks.
Some football games are more interesting than others.
Yesterday I went to the last BYU football game that I will ever go to as a student. Which is a little weird, as I’ve only ever missed one home game in the six years I’ve lived here. It was nice that we won, but the game wasn’t exactly a nail biter. I’m not going to say that the game was boring but…
- We were so far ahead that we put in our third-string quarterback to get him some playing time. And then we put in our fourth-string, because why not.
- One of the highlights of the game was a reviewed call where we turned on “Keep Your Head Up” and sang it to the other team.
- We started cheering when the opposing team got a touchdown because good for them. And then subsequently blocked the extra point kick.
My musical horizons are broader than I expected.
My photography major roommate was doing this assignment where she had to make an album cover for the Ramones. So she was playing some of their music for inspiration and “I Wanna be Sedated” came on. Apparently I know the song because I was able to sing along. I’m not really sure why I knew the words, because I don’t actually listen to punk rock songs about drugs very often, I don’t think. My best guess is that the song was on my dad’s workout playlist, which a very eclectic compilation of music that he likes to play really loudly.
Taylor Swift lyrics of the week: “One night he wakes, strange look on his face. Pauses, then says ‘You’re my best friend.’ And you knew what it was. He is in love.”
“And I won’t be far from where you are if ever you should call. You meant more to me than anyone I ever loved at all. But you taught me how to trust myself and so I say to you, this is what I have to do.” Where I Stood, Missy Higgins
“I know beyond a doubt my heart will lead me there soon. We’ll meet beyond the shore. We’ll kiss just as before. Happy we’ll be beyond the sea and never again I’ll go sailing.” Beyond the Sea Bobby Darrin
“You keep seeing double with the wrong one. And you can’t see I love you. You can’t see she doesn’t. But you just keep holding on.” There’s Your Trouble, Dixie Chicks