Friday, October 31, 2008

We just wouldn't be the Rollins' if...

Sometimes I think to myself, "wouldn't it be nice if I were more motivated like some of my friends and got my lazy tush to the gym early in the morning and then I could be ready for the rest of the day all exercised and fresh, instead of waiting until I was more awake to get to the Y and then looking like garbage until I finally shower at noon." Or, "wouldn't it be nice if Ben shaved everyday and refrained from dressing like a mountain man on his "off" days." Or, "wouldn't it be nice if I were motivated to style my hair everyday." Or, "wouldn't it be nice if Ben and I talked more genteel and gave up the slang."

And today I thought to myself that although all of those things are worthy of working towards Ben just wouldn't be Ben without 2, or 3, or 5 days (after an extra long weekend) of facial growth and a "freakin' a!" every now and then. And Niki just wouldn't be Niki without days (sometimes many in a row) of jeans, tennis shoes, zip-up hoodies, and a pony tail, or a stop at the grocery store after working out. If I see you before you see me, I will run!


Here is my mountain man in Alaska rolling boulders down the mountain with his friends. What's more cave man than that, AND more worthy of mountaineering attire and facial scruff? Could also be asked as, "What's more Ben-like than that?"


So, as much as I'd like to imagine us a sophisticated, manicured, tea-sipping type people, I've come to accept (at least for today) that we aren't and we just wouldn't be the Rollins' you all know if we were!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness I have the longest list ever of "wouldn't it be nice..." :) I totally run a couple of errands after I go to the gym in my gym clothes as well, and I don't even feel bad about enough to hide! :)

Also, the whole mountain man throwing boulders thing is totally hot. Wouldn't it be weird if Ben was a pinky holding up, tea sipping, kind of guy? No, no much better to have a husband more like Captain Jack! :)

The Chrissy Herself said...

A line I often use is "Own it". Whatever you do, just do it with confidence, and no one will even care!

This was idea came about a couple years ago when I was, well, lets just say, up a few dress sizes. I decided I'd just own it, instead of try and lose it all as fast as I could. It definitely made my days far less miserable with the extra poundage.

Ambyr said...

So funny Niki. I totally relate.

Kami said...

You're killing me here...where are the Halloween pictures???

Sharon said...

Very funny and I'm right there with you. The whole imagining what you are or should be, not being at all inline with what you really are. I'm a pony tail girl myself! It would be fun to see you guys again someday!