Weird things come in threes


The weirdest thing has been happening lately.

I have been overcome with this gigantic, humongous desire to go to California.

Since when have I craved California?  And not just California – but SOUTHERN California?  This is so unlike me.  I don’t even know who I am anymore.

Other things have been changing, too.  There is the obvious (I run stupid distances by myself on the weekends) – but there are also some new transformations that I feel like mentioning.

Peas ruin everything.  I suppose that I have never been a huge proponent of peas, anyway, but last week, I made the decision that I never want to taste another pea again.

I feel kind of shy.  My introversion has never equated shyness before, but here we are.  I come into contact with a room full of people that I don’t know, and it feels so scary to say hello to anyone.

And… well, that’s all.  I wish that I had three bolded points, because 3 is the best number (um, hello, three notes create a chord, Reduce Reuse Recycle, Three Blind Mice, the Three Little Pigs, and remember a little something called the HOLY TRINITY?) – but alas, I only have two.

But then again, in Vietnam, it is bad luck to take a picture with three people in it – because the person in the middle will soon die.  Three strikes and you’re out.  You have until the count of 3 before I sock you in the jaw.

I think that this blog just became my third point.



  1. Dani Lin on March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Um. Your subconcious is telling you to get your butt to the Nichols’ house. For reals.

  2. darla on March 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Marijke’s parents live in San Clemente:-)

  3. Muggs on March 9, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Ummm HELLO!?!?!?! THE 3RD POINT IS THE FIRST POINT!! YOU WANT TO GO TO CALIFORNIA AND YOU SHOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. mackenzie on March 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    i *might* be moving to Southern California in about 4 months (the pretty part, near Santa Barbara…), so if you still have said burning desire, and want to stop in Ventura, it would be awesome to see/meet you!

  5. Sarah on March 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    I think frigid CO would turn anyone into someone that craves CA. From what I hear, it is still pretty danged cold out there.

  6. Tim on March 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    aaw… poor little peas

  7. becca on March 9, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    i was on time for every class in college simply because i cannot handle the stares of an already-seated classroom. i HATE walking into rooms full of people that i don’t know.

  8. Casey Evans on March 9, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    You and Claire see eye to eye (even though she’s only 2’6″) on the peas issue, and eye to eye with me on CA, though I despise LA, it’s NORCAL for me all the way:)

  9. Deborah Barnett on March 10, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Give Peas A Chance.

    Yea, I said it.

  10. Kimberly on March 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    THings always happen in 3s we might as well embrace it!

  11. Lyla on March 11, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    Did you ever see that Nintendo movie? I think it was called The Wizard. I hope you have because all I have to say is “Caaaaaliforrrrrnia”

  12. Lyla on March 11, 2010 at 12:54 AM

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