Friday, June 27, 2008

Dreamin of AZ

This pic is ironic, since sometimes green grass tends to lack in AZ in the summer, but I find truth in it. I stole this pic from my friend. His band/music project is The grass is green on this side...

Anyway, It's funny when I think about it. I mean, when I think about the destinations and adventure ahead of me for the rest of this summer and the fall, I am just tickled with awe. Really, I am. As soon as I finish out this summer semester, it is high adventure from here on out: san diego (SEA WORLD!! woo hoo!), maybe hawaii (?), probably new york, and of course, london for all of fall. A girl couldn't ask for more!

Still, I can't get excited about any of these places for more than a few moments before they are overshadowed by the fact that I am going HOME some time between all of this craziness! Lately, I have been so aloof and day-dreamy. I'm not home yet, but I might as well not be here, because my mind is constantly drifting to other places and people. Lately, I've often asked myself that profound question made famous by the band The Pixies, Where is my mind?? Currently: not in Idaho. I'm dreamin' of Arizona.

Now I have to say, Rexburg is amazingly pleasant right now. In fact, there wasn't a better time to be in this town. It is beautiful, the weather is perfect, there's lots to do, and most awesome people imaginable for company. I've decided that no matter where I am, with great weather and great people, I am profoundly happy. Still, there's a longing for home just eating at me, even during the most miserably hot time of year in AZ. It doesn't matter. I would gladly be burned to a crisp, and soaked in perspiration from the sweltering desert sun just for a little taste of home.

and then there's always the pool and the AC... such pleasant amenities for the desert species to adapt to their arid environment! I desperately wanna sip some lemonade by the poolside, and enjoy what they are calling Global Warming. haha. 

Just a few weeks, AZ, and I'm all yours...



Below is a pic of me during my first semester away from home. My friend jake sent me a bunch of AZ postcards, which made me happy and miss AZ even more...

4 comments:

Jake Garn said...

August will be a great adventure. I can hardly wait!

Afton said...

HI Holli, your post reminded me of something I read yesterday on the internet. Did you know that phoenix is the sweatiest city in the country? Yep, even sweatier that all those humid east coast towns. It said the average person in Phoenix sweats like 24 oz. a day or something.

holli hale said...

haha! that IS interesting and sick! But thank you Afton for that fun fact! I miss all my sweaty friends and family back home! haha.

Amy said...

1.i love the skin-searing sun of arizona.
2.whoever wrote the motto on that sign was clearly not from arizona. grass? GREEN grass? come on. that's a myth.