When I started writing this post, I was going to go sappy on you. Looking through old pictures I couldn't help but get a little sentimental when I saw photos of our trip out west, our dorm rooms we so carefully decorated, and countless other memories. I got a little teary thinking about the late night talks, the time we almost died in Oklahoma, our weddings, our sons and so on. But as I looked through those old photo there was this nagging reminder of what life was like as roomies. So, instead of boring you with old pictures of us, I thought I would tell you a story. It sorta shines light on our friendship.
By nature I am an early riser which is probably why doing a morning talk show and working weird hours is no biggie for me. Sarah on the other hand was a night owl. Naturally, as roommates our schedules did not always jive. One night in particular I was sitting at my desk when my "side" started hurting. (Dang endometriosis.) Anyway, I decided to avoid a pain pill because I had a big test the following morning. Instead, I took two Advil Liquid Gels.
As I was pouring them into the palm of my hand, I noticed they felt slightly harder than usual. I commented on it to Sarah, but took them anyway. I then did my nightly betime routine and it the sack.
Now, I must set a picture up in your mind. First of all, I cannot sleep if my pajamas don't match, weird but true. So, I was likely wearing a silky pj set. Additionally, I grind my teeth really badly (a habit that kept Sarah up) so I wore mouth guard. Of course the lights Sarah used to study kept me awake, so I was forced to wear an eye mask as well...it too was silk!
So here I am, this high maitence beauty queen wearing matching silk pajamas and an eye mask sleeping peacfully when all of a sudden, my knee pops out of place waking me up with excruciating pain running through my legs. I have knee problems, so I knew how to handle it.
I started shouting to my abnormally alert for 2 am roommate to pull my leg. I was obviously in pain, so she quickly obeyed by counting me down. "One, Two Three..."
SNAP...just like that the knee was back in place.
I quickly fell back into a deep slumber and Sarah went on with whatever it was she did all night. Fast forward to the next morning when I awoke with no recollection of the prior night's episode. I was however quite drousey, but had no clue why. After all, I was the only college student with a 10 pm bedtime.
Halfway through my day, I was sitting in the news studio when I suddenly remembered my leg and the incident. I couldn't believe that my knee wasn't sore, after all my knee had always hurt following popping out of place. I also got nasty bruises, so I rolled up my pant leg to view the damage and wouldn't you know...there was no mark!
Perplexed and still unusally groggy, I went back to my dorm room and decided to check the medicine bottle...to my astonishment the "hard" Advil had expired almost a year prior. Ya'll I took bad medicine and had hallucinated the whole knee thing.
The funniest part is Sarah had followed right along. What a great roommate, pulling my leg at 2 am to prevent a make believe leg ache...ha!! That's a true blue ya'll!!
So there you have it, a look into the past! I'm catching up with Sarah and Asher next week before she moves to Ohio, so I'll be talking about our college days again in the future...Happy Friday!!