I'm a Little Bit Country

On Friday it came to my attention that I'm kind of a hick.

I first started to realize this when my chemistry teacher was talking about her trip to school that morning.  She had seen a coyote.  (she pronounced it ky-oh-tee.  I mentally corrected her: ky-ote)  She thought it was so cool to see a coyote just running across the street in the middle of the city.  Pretty soon half of the class was telling stories about how they occasionally see coyotes and javelinas running around and how they find it fascinating.  I was thinking, "big deal.  I grew up on a farm.  I saw coyotes practically every other day out there."

The realization hit me again during our lunch break.  I went to lunch with the two girls I have been working with.  After it came up that I was from a very small town, we saw a dog almost jump out of the backseat of an suv.  I don't remember the conversation exactly, but I mentioned how sometimes when I was little, we'd take our dogs places in the back of the truck.  Here's what was said next:
Sarah:  What if they jumped out and you were going really fast or something?
Ashley:  Well we didn't take them everywhere.  It's not like we loaded them up to go into town or anything.
Sarah:  Haha you're so country!  "Go into town!"  That's so funny!
Apparently I was the only one in the vehicle who had to "go into town" to do "city things" growing up.  But come to think of it, I think "going out of town" would have been a more appropriate term since we had to leave town to get to some place that even had a grocery store.

We got back to school about 15 minutes before class started, so we were locked out.  We were sitting there talking about this and that, and more evidence of my country-ness was there on my feet.  I was wearing cowboy boots.

I come by it rightfully though.  My parents came to visit this weekend.  When we went to lunch, a little boy in front of us kept looking at my dad very excitedly.  I turned to my mom and whispered, "I bet that little boy's thinking 'Wow! A real cowboy!'"

So I'm a little (maybe a lot?) country. Big deal.
You know what my response is gonna be next time someone tells me that?
"Thank you."


Exciting things to come*

The next few months are filled with fun stuff coming up! They are (in order)

  • November 11:  

No School!  I get out of my boring computer class! And we get to honor all the veterans that have served our country.  Great holiday, in my opinion.
  • November 19th:

Harry Potter 7 comes to the theaters!!! Woot!
  • November 25th:

Thanksgiving! I guess we're going to Las Cruces to spend Thanksgiving with Sam's family... and I'm trying not to be a big baby about that.  Is it bad that I miss my family this much?  Well I love Thanksgiving, because, well... I love good food, so I'm going to (try to) be happy about Thanksgiving being something a little different this year.  No Bushman Thanksgiving Football Bowl? I'll try to get over it.
  • November 28th:

These two are coming to visit me! (I've told the world... now you can't get out of it!)  Harry Potter will be watched and maybe a trip to the zoo will take place for Brigette and Tera.  Ok, I admit, I'm exctied about the zoo, too.  It will be a marvelous couple of days.
  • Week of December 13th:


I'll be done with school for the semester by the end of this week (I think by Thursday)!  This semester has been... not my favorite.   I'm actually liking my Organic Chemistry class a little bit - it's not as hard as i thought it would be!  Even though 6 hours of chemistry in one day is not my idea of fun, it's not completely horrible.  But this computer class I'm taking is the definition of boring.  Ugh.  Anyway, enough complaining about school, because it'll be out soon! YAY!

  • Christmas!

Yay For Christmas!  This is the only Christmas Sam gets off for the next 5 YEARS (no joke).  But sadness aside - IT'S CHRISTMAS! And I will get to see my family!  I'm pretty sure Christmas is the next time i'll be going back to Joseph City =( but once again, I'm trying not to be a baby! 

Well there's my list of excitement! Looks like the rest of the year is gonna be good!

Did I freak anyone out because I made Christmas seem so close? Hehehe =]

*I was going to name this post "What I'm Excited For" but the grammar freak in me wouldn't allow that preposition at the end of my sentence. (thanks a lot, Ms Bowler...)