This past Monday our last New Testament Survey Paper was due. Those of us that came in as freshmen in the fall, are now done with the long and painful papers that the wonderful Dr. Marty assigns. For those of you that do not know, in Old and New Testament survey we are required to read and summarize the entire Bible over the course of two semesters. These papers are long and take time, as you can imagine! Of course a large percentage of students still wait until the day or even night before to start on these papers. *cough* *cough* *Darby* 😉 Praise the Lord we are finally done!!
As Darby and I were rejoicing over this wonderful fact, I got to thinking about the first OT paper we had to write. You see, this paper is part of the reason Darby and I ended up being friends… Story time!!
On September 22 our first OT paper was due. I, being the wonderful, homeschooled, over achiever that I am, started two weeks before it was due. However, the day before we had to turn it in, I had Leviticus and Deuteronomy to write still. That night was girl’s open hall, so some of the guys were coming over to finish their papers as well or just chill. I was hanging out with my friend Brad, who asked if I wanted to go to Chipotle for dinner with him and one of the girls on my floor. (You know since the SDR is closed on Sunday evenings.) I was all for this, and he said that we would leave in 30 minutes. Now, even though she was on my floor, and we were in the same major, I had no real clue who this Darby girl was. I did know that she was kind of scary looking, and had a tendency to wear a black leather jacket. Oh, and she hadn’t really started her OT paper yet!!
30 minutes passed and I went looking for Brad. I don’t remember exactly how Darby and I found each other, but I do remember her standing in my room asking me where our dear friend Brad was. He disappeared! We texted him and found out that he had ditched us to go to Portillo’s with some of the other people in our Bro-Sis. So, Darby and I decided that we would just leave and set out in search of Chipotle without him. I had been to the Chipotle in the loop before and had a general idea of where it was so it wasn’t a huge deal. I being the directionally challenged person that I am, got us kind of lost-ish. We ended up wandering around the streets of Chicago blindly for 2 hours. The worst part? We found the Chipotle 10 minutes after it had closed. Darby was cool with it, I was cool with it, but we never ended up with Chipotle. 😦 If the roles had been reversed, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been as chill as she was about the whole thing. (Thank you Darby for your saint like patience! 😉 )
The good thing about our adventure? We ended up talking quite a bit, and I remember coming back to Moody thinking about how scary similar we really were. (Our similarities still scare me, but I’ve learned to accept and embrace how weird we are 🙂 ) If Brad hadn’t ditched us, and we hadn’t bonded over OT procrastination and a love of Chipotle, I would have missed out on meeting and becoming friends with one of the most awesome future roommate in the world. It’s funny what can happen over the course of two semesters. 🙂