and vice versa.
SO here's the deal-
Starting around the middle or end of first semester, people have been trying to set me up with either of the single men on campus. At first it was just my bosses joking around. I thought, "They're being funny, just laugh along and it will pass."
Then it was the dorm girls joking around. "Maybe if I change the subject," I thought, "they'll get distracted."
And then a few of the boys began joking around, and I thought, "This is getting kind of old now."
AND THEN one of the freshman girls comes into my office and tries to lecture me about my future married life.
At that point, I stopped thinking and instead started brewing, letting the righteous frustration build up inside. How dare they! Just because I'm single, I need a man? These people know nothing about me, how could they possibly assume that I would appreciate their relationship advice?
And so forth.
The other day, I gave a small hint of these thoughts to DK, who immediately managed to pull the rug out from under all of my frustration.
"You don't see anyone trying to set the math teacher up with anyone. She's single, plus she's been here longer than you have."
She continued to explain that all of this effort put into match-making was just everyone's underhanded (and possibly unknowing) way of saying, "Please stay here. We like you enough that we want a guarantee of you not leaving."
Which, I admit, made me feel slightly warm and fuzzy for a while.
It's very sweet of them to want me to stay, but I'm not sure that's what I want to do. I love it here, but do I love it enough to make it my home? How could I possibly know, when I have so much left to explore? Not to mention the absence of seasons, and my inability to deal with high temperatures; I'd be incapacitated for about half the year.
There's quite a bit to consider.
IN OTHER NEWS,
What the heck!
I wish so badly that there was something we could do to help the protesters in Africa (I'm thinking Libya, but there are probably plenty of others who need it). I need to do some searching and see if there are any independent groups doing anything, because I'm sure that the government isn't going to make any moves. I can somewhat understand why, but I still want to help.