Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Weirdness

8.26.2013

Weirdness

Today I've felt really weird.

Before I get into that I have to tell you about my morning quickly.  Get in at 8am and I'm sitting down checking my email all of a sudden I hear music.  Not like any song I know creepy music box music.  Let me describe the museum to you there are a crap ton of kinda creepy mannequins and it's almost shaped like a P where there are two main rows/halls with a couple of off-shoots.  So needless to say I'm always kinda freaked out being the first one in to come in each morning and now I hear creepy music!  I freak out and go out to find the museum aide who is nowhere to be found so then I head down the hall to get one of the property guys to come back in with me.  Yup I'm that person!  We proceed to move through the museum and find out that it was the museum aide in the way back corner of the museum with a little wind up mandolin.  Freaked the heck out of me!!!

Ok back to my weird feelings.  Yesterday one of my good friend's Meghan posted how 10 years ago we were moving into Lankenau Hall 4th floor as freshman.  It's so weird to think that it was that long ago.  I can still remember saying goodbye to my parents on the road that went right by the dorm.  Still remember the long walk up to the fourth floor since it took forever to get the elevator.  Each Wednesday would be dinner in our cafeteria (it was only open late that day).  The panini machine was the best.  We eventually figured out we could make quesadillas with the chicken and cheese from the salad bar and it was like we discovered the wheel!


This photo is one of the most iconic photos from my freshman year.  There is also a ridiculously hilarious video that goes along with it but it might have gotten lost in the sands of time and multiple computer failures.  

I think the weirdness I've been feeling the past couple days is almost a melancholy for those days.  Those were some of the best days of my life.  I'm not saying that now is crap but overall those were amazing days.  My best friend and I were inseparable, granted we ended up driving each other nuts ... like really nuts but being a five minute walk away was amazing.  I don't think I've ever been as free as I was then, just acting nuts, having a good time, living life and making ridiculous music videos.  

Ten years later and I feel like I should have my life more together than I did then.  Certain parts are definitely together, like finding another best friend and love but other parts don't seem to be coming together like they should.  Not for lack of trying either it seems.  I'm trying to figure out why I've got this feeling but for now I'm just going to leave you with and hopefully you get a little nostalgic smile when you watch this video that came out eight years ago!!
    

3 comments

  1. Omgsh that would so have freaked me out!

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  2. I totally know what you're talking about. I get that same melancholy feeling every so often. In fact, I just had my latest bout with it a few weeks ago. I went back to the town my college was in to go to a concert. Before the concert, we went to the same bar I would go to all the time in college. I just yearned to be back in that time. Back when anything was possible and each day consisted of just hanging out with friends and a little bit of class. It was pure freedom and excitement for the future. Now that the future is here, I find myself wanting to go back to that time before I had to pick a career and limit my choices. I love my life now, but there was nothing like the carefree days of being in college. Hope that weird feeling goes away soon--videos like the one you posted help:)

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  3. I totally know how you feel... I'm still working on my degree that I started 10 years ago. Its so weird to be almost 30 and not have it all together. You are not alone, my friend!

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