Archive for January, 2007

What a fine mess

January 11, 2007
welp, I just finished my first week back, and teachers take no time to ease into school. I’m already starting to get swamped with homework, swimming through hundreds of pages that I have to read for classes. Well, it really isn’t that bad yet, but I’m starting to get busy with work and softball coming up. When am I going to have time for anything?!
When I first came on campus, I began to unpack my things and then went to the SAC to get my mail and meet up with some friends. Upon checking my mail, I got a Christmas card from my friend, Jessica, as well as a couple of notices of fines that I have to pay-off. Dear Colleen: you owe us $150. Awesome. There is only one fine that I know I deserved, but the rest was due to unruly freshman who enjoy taking this place apart, not that I can say that I blame them. Last night we had a “Mandatory meeting” for all residents in Ballard West, and what was only supposed to last maybe a half an hour dragged on to be an hour and a half, while we were being scolded for an unnecessary amount of damage that was done to this place, and while a handful of students complained about the rules and how they were unaware of the policies here (even though we had a presentation about that rules during NSO week and they’re in black and white in the Student Handbook that every student received.)
During the entire meeting I thought, “Man! I’m missing Grey’s Anatomy!”
Well anyway, back to my first day here, my roommate finally showed up!!…and she brought with her just as much stuff as she had on moving day (note: her stuff filled up two cars and it took five people seven trips to get all of her stuff up here). It was a disaster area in our room. We had to step over things to get around our room, and had to dig through things to be able to find something. Five days later: It’s a lot cleaner in here and she sent four bags filled with clothes home.MUCH better, but there’s still quite a bit of work to be done! )(Megan: if you happen to read this…I’m sorry! lol)I’m going to target later tonight with some friends ) then Panera -D . Then I have to hit the sack early-ish tonight because I have softball tryouts tomorrow at 9:30 (ciao
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1.9.2007

January 9, 2007
Starting to be a hectic time — squeezing in appointments, trying to see friends for the last time before I leave, taking advantage of my parents’ money as much as I can, whileI can! But it’s been nice, it’s nice to be busy again! After New Years, things started to calm down once more, and it was back to sleeping all day, then complaining about not having anything to do.
What did I do to keep myself occupied? you ask? Well…I read and continued to read. I finished Middlesex which wasn’t something I initially wanted to do, but it ended up being a really good book and I didn’t want to put it down…probably because in every chapter something odd came up and I wanted to know what would happen! After Middlesex I read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, which I highly recommend. Earlier during the break, I read My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult which is also a real page-turner. As I was reading these books, I came to a realization: something bad always has to happen in a book or movie.
Why is that?! I know that conflict causes drama, and people become interested in the five Ws and H: who, what, when, where, why and how. But why can’t something good happen, and then things continue to get better? For an example: Why can’t someone win the “jackpot” and then have things continue to get better for them? Rather than them winning the “jackpot” and then told that they can’t have it for a certain reason? Karma I guess: “what goes around, comes around; what goes up, must come down” right?
but anyway
::end nerdy moment::If you recall in an earlier post, I talked about how I was going to make the 2nd semester better. Well, I currently have completed one step! I offically have a job! I will be working at the Clerc Centerat KDES. I will be an office assistant, working 15 hours a week. I was supposed to work 20 hours a week, but I talked to my bosses (MAN! I LOVE SAYING THAT!) and asked for fewer hours because of my classes and how I wouldn’t be able to work 20 hours. So yay for me! I won’t be an extremely poor student…just a poor student, so it works out ) ALSO! In March, I will be able to go to the warm state of Texas! To help out at the Gallaudet High School Academic Bowl!! so that’ll be fun! I can see some people I’ve competed with and against for three years. ) It’ll be fun, I can’t wait!That’s it for now! I just wanted to spread my cheer, since, for some reason, I’m extremely hyper right now!
ciao!
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