Friday, April 29

Blowout 2011: "Get Schist-Faced!"

Is it bad that I don't want to leave school quite yet? Today was the Last Day of Classes or as most students know it as, Blowout. Essentially, Blowout is the day when students come to their classes completely wasttedd. In addition to the hoards of inebriated students stumbling around campus throughout the day is the ridiculous campus-wide party that happened on the Sunken Gardens today. Inflatables, free food, a relatively unknown, but still live band, and just hundreds of people everywhere. Perfect for my people-watching hobby.

Reasons why this day was awesome:
- Gentlemen of the College Final Concert
- hours and hours of people-watching
- seeing some pretty special people
- seeing the Spotlight seniors, because this may have been the last time I will
- the weather
- here comes my Twamp comment, the Calc test I got back that I did not fail

Reasons why this day was not awesome:
- LDOC means finals
- LDOC also means the end of freshman year living in Barrett (B3W <3)
- and as weird as it sounds for me, I'm going to miss my cousin being here (shoutout to Christopher)

With less than two weeks until I am no longer a resident of Barrett, I guess I need to appreciate it while I can. And that means hanging out with the people that I know I won't see next year. But (insert loads of innuendo here) I'm working on that. ;) <- if that doesn't make it clear...

Currently listening to:
"Southern Girl" Amos Lee

Thursday, April 7


Super impromptu, but completely necessary blog post headed your way. Starting now.

This past weekend, as I started in a previous post, was AIA Championships. And while the guard of which I am now a part didn't really do anything of note, my old high school guard won first place in both prelims and finals. At AIA Championships. I repeat for further emphasis.

But the reason for a post at this time is that my lovely guard girls have been putting up pictures from Championships and just guard love in general. And while I am so incredibly proud and happy and just full of love for them and my coach and my high school and everything that encompassed my high school guard experience, I just miss it. Everything about it, the people, my coach, the love for guard that she gave me because of her ridiculous talent and dedication, and just everything.

I realize that this post may be somewhat scattered, but I'm just writing whatever comes to mind. Looking at those pictures was giving me this frustrating feeling in the pit of my stomach because I love guard, so much. And the fact that I am not in a position to continue doing guard to the extent which I would like, I feel, bothers me the most.

Everyone needs something that makes them feel good, and I cannot lose mine now. However, life does what it does for a reason, right?

Currently listening to:
"Uncharted" Sara Bareilles

Tuesday, April 5

Oh free time, I had forgotten how much I loved you...

Ahh I finally have my four precious hours from 5pm to 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays back to myself. At least, for the most part. Two of my extra-curriculars essentially ended this past weekend. I had AIA Championships on Saturday and my Spring Showcase for Show Choir on Sunday. So needless to say, this weekend was busyy.

But the best news that came out off this entire weekend and possibly the semester didn't even involve me or WM. MY HIGH SCHOOL GUARD WON FIRST PLACE IN AIA PRELIMS AND FINALS!! Take that, Mr. Robinson. But oh my gosshh, I was so excited and happy and proud and all of those other positive emotions that people frequently feel. I was about to cry, I just love them and guard and organization and dedication and...wait, I believe I've segued. I'm just happy, is all.

And as of about an hour and a half ago, my friends and I got a 6-person block in Old Campus and my classes for next fall are all lined up..well kind of. The classes I'm in right now are:
- Organic Chemistry II
- General Physics I/Lab
- US Women's History from 1600 - 1879
- Environmental Sociology

Well, I still need to get into my Orgo lab. And Intro to Multivariable Calc would be pretty nice, seeing as I need that for my major. But I'm actually super excited for my classes, they should be fun.

Picture from the Showcase: Shrek Medley!