Friday, August 17, 2012

The Order Muppet has Left the Building!

Today is, t-1!!! In less than 24 hours, I'll be boarding a plane on my way to Lima, Peru. HOORAY!!!

I couldn't help it, it's fitting, considering the title.

Everyone I've spoken to, about my trip to Peru has been surprised when I tell them that I have not the faintest idea about what's happening exactly, each day. I barely know if I am certain I have enough space for all my necessary items. You see, I'm by definition, an "Order Muppet" at work (and other situations...). But, my parents know me better... I received an Ernie doll when I was little.

Muppet Theory.

What's that? As outlined by Dahlia Lithwick from Slate...
Muppet Theory, a little-known, poorly understood philosophy that holds that every living human can be classified according to one simple metric: Every one of us is either a Chaos Muppet or an Order Muppet.
Chaos Muppets are out-of-control, emotional, volatile. They tend toward the blue and fuzzy. They make their way through life in a swirling maelstrom of food crumbs, small flaming objects, and the letter C. Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and—paradigmatically—Animal, are all Chaos Muppets. Zelda Fitzgerald was a Chaos Muppet. So, I must tell you, is Justice Stephen Breyer.
Order Muppets—and I’m thinking about Bert, Scooter, Sam the Eagle, Kermit the Frog, and the blue guy who is perennially harassed by Grover at restaurants (the Order Muppet Everyman)—tend to be neurotic, highly regimented, averse to surprises and may sport monstrously large eyebrows. They sometimes resent the responsibility of the world weighing on their felt shoulders, but they secretly revel in the knowledge that they keep the show running. Your first grade teacher was probably an Order Muppet. So is Chief Justice John Roberts.
But, put an Order Muppet into my path and I become the quintissential Chaos Muppet. I'm out-of-control, emotion, volatile... but not blue. Here's to the Order Muppets in my life who let me be myself!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just when things were slowing down...

My summer's been busy, to say the least. You can tell by the lack of posting on the blog. I said it was going to change and I was genuinely inspired at some point. But, you know how life can be...

By now, I've completed my dragon boat season, I've written my exam and I've told two groups that I'm not returning for the coming season. Mission accomplished. Now, I've got to get ready for my trip to South America... to Peru!

This item is one of my bucket list items to do the hike up to Machu Picchu. And... I don't enjoy camping in any fashion--I'll be camping for 4 days straight. Once in a life time, I keep telling myself... This is the trip I"ll basically be doing:

I'll work on getting pictures posted and blogging about my experience when possible. Time to get some shut eye... t-2 days!!