Top Five

Reasons you know you live in a rural area/town

Having lived and traveled in the middle of nowhere often since being unemployed, with no further adieu, I present the top five reasons you know you live in a rural area/town.

  1. You can tell which way the wind is blowing by the direction the cattle and horses are facing.
  2. More people are moving around at 4am than 10pm.
  3. You needn’t worry about leaving the window in the bathroom exposed– the closest neighbor is a mile or more away, and no binoculars are that good.
  4. Door locks are rusty and may not work because they haven’t been used since, um, they were installed.
  5. You know how far you have walked because you just walked a section line.
Top Five

Best Songs Ever

Ok, maybe not best ever. (Hmm, maybe they’re just my favorite songs…) I’m sure horrible mayhem will ensue after people read these. That is, of course, if anyone actually reads this–and I highly doubt it. I don’t claim to be a music connoisseur or to alphabetize my CDs. I’m just a girl who has eclectic tastes, but tends toward grunge. Here goes:

  1. Creep by Radiohead
  2. Roderigo by Seven Mary Three
  3. All Apologies by Nirvana (Who am I kidding? About any song by Nirvana could be included here)
  4. Black by Pearl Jam
  5. Ave Maria as sung by Chris Cornell
Top Five

Most Useful Classes

So, you’re wondering what classes will be most useful for you at college? What should you take? Well, look no further. I’ve done all of the hard work (i.e. took the classes) and now present my top five list of the most useful classes as judged by each one’s contribution to my Jeopardy knowledge:

  1. Theatre Appreciation – THEA 100 – I know, this one surprised me too, but you can never underestimate knowing the classics.
  2. Introduction to Literature – ENGL 210 – Questions about the Beat poets and “The Mending Wall” pop up all the time.
  3. Seminar in Political Economy – ECON 444 – Nothing can beat knowing the history of many different countries and reading The Communist Manifesto as well as writings by Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek among others.
  4. Governments of the World – POLS 141 – Governments, governments, governments
  5. Personal Health – HLTH 103 – Just one phrase, ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’