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March 2009 - Posts

  • I guess I go to New York a lot.

    Hello! Just checking in here, as it's been about two weeks since I last posted. I had midterms one of those weeks and spring break the next. I gotta tell you, spring break was a welcome vacation.

    As for my midterms, I am waiting to get my Anthropology midterm back, but I received my Latin American Society & Culture midterm grade today. I was so worried about that exam, so unsure of how to approach studying for it (I ended up typing up all of my notes from class, reorganizing them, etc.), and when I walked away from the test I didn't feel very good about it at all. Today in class he told us that a lot of people didn't do very well—which scared the bejeezus out of me even more. And so he handed mine to me and... and I got a ninety?! Really?! Holy cannoli!

    Spring break was wonderful! My roommate Brittany brought me and our friend Lyndsey to her home on Long Island. It was my first time taking a train (go Amtrak, whoo!), and I've also never been to Long Island before. It surprised me how much I really liked it! Brittany showed us around Northport and Huntington, and also took us to the movies (I wanted to see Watchmen but we saw Confessions of a Shopaholic instead—which, okay, was hilarious, haha) and the aquarium.

    Lyndsey and I loved seeing seagulls everywhere. We took, er, a lot of seagull pictures.

    And it was so great to be able to take the train into New York City. We went to the Met and Times Square, 5th Avenue and Canal Street, and I even attempted some Gossip Girl stalking. (Sadly I did not meet anybody, as we weren't at the filming location at a time of filming. But I did manage to track down the trailers! God, I'm such a creep.) Lyndsey had never been to NYC before, so it was fun taking her around the city. She convinced us to go on the ferris wheel in the Times Square Toys-R-Us, which was SPECTACULAR. We got the My Little Pony car (though Lyndsey wanted the pink Barbie convertible—"But that one has rainbows and ponies!" I said. I won).

    But now it's back to the daily grind. I've got papers to start researching for and writing, and books to read, and all sorts of other fun homework things. But hey! At least it's getting warmer! Goodness knows I'm tired of the cold.
  • Just to keep track of my sanity

    I decided that before this week officially starts, I should make a post of a few things that will keep me sane and grounded and smiling and laughing. Because midterms? They're gonna suck. A lot. But! If I can smile and laugh just a little big, then hey, maybe the stress won't kill me.

    1. The Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. I ordered this on Thursday evening after seeing the movie (which was amazing, and if you haven't seen it by now, then what? Are you serious? Go!), and it should be coming in by Wednesday (free shipping = happymaking). I'd much rather go down to the theater every day this week instead of study, but unfortunately that would be a very stupid idea. So instead of doing that, when the soundtrack comes in, I will probably be listening to it constantly.

    2. Spring break in New York. I have the end of this week to look forward to! For on Saturday, I will be hopping on a train and traveling to Long Island to spend the next week with my roommate, Brittany, and our friend Lyndsey. We're going to go into the city a few times, and Brittany will show us her hometown and take us to the aquarium and all sorts of awesome stuff. We'll get to eat real food and have tons of fun and pretend like school doesn't exist. And my goodness, it will be fantastic.

    3. The Lonely Island's album Incredibad. Andy Samberg and company? You are my gods. My friends and I sing their songs pretty much every minute we're together. And then we laugh a lot. So in the middle of my freaking out and throwing tantrums, I will at least be laughing.

    4. The Great Gatsby. I adore this book and just my luck! It's the book we have to have read for Major American Writers by this Friday. It's not too long, it's wonderful, and it's a nice break from trying to figure out how to study for my Latin American Society & Culture midterm (I am so lost!). Oh, Fitzgerald, I love you.

    So hopefully I'll be able to find some sanity throughout this week. I can't wait for Friday afternoon, after orchestra sectionals, when I can just sit back, chill, and then pack for spring break and clean up the room. Oh, glorious!

    (Yes, I look forward to cleaning. That's how much midterms suck.)