So before I left for college, I made this promise to myself that I would blog weekly on here. I'd pick a day — like Friday! Or Monday! Or Wednesday! Any
day! — and blog on that day every week about, you know, whatever. My academic life. My social life (wait, what's that?). My life in general. I mean, I guess that's what I usually blog about, anyway. (While typing that sentence, you know what came to mind? "LULZ SPRING AWAKENING." I know, I know: "For the love of God
, Amy, shut! up! Stay away from that musical! NO MORE!")
I probably should have mentioned that promise on here. Because then I'd be guilted into blogging every week.
I mean, I could be a total lame-o and repost the few other entries I've put up on LiveJournal. But then, you know, I'd be a lame-o. Or, well, more of a lame-o.
So here! I'm saying it! I want to post once a week! Once a week! Though I don't know what day yet. Or if it will be the same day every week. I could say Friday, but let's be honest: I want to try
and have more of a life on Fridays.
It's going well. I'm not crying anymore — at least, not because of homesickness. I was close to tears yesterday, but that was because of the heaviness of what we had been talking about in class (we're reading A Long Way Gone
in my College Writing Seminar, and every single time I walk out of that class I want to burst into tears) combined with the heaviness of it being September 11th. I definitely went back to my room, sat on my bed, and just breathed for a good while. And sometimes, that's all we can do: just breathe.
Classes aren't that bad. Except I constantly wonder why I signed up for Astronomy because it's kinda kicking my butt here and our first exam is next Friday, HOLY CRAP ARE YOU SERIOUS? I really love my European History course, though. I recently had to write an analysis of a document that we read — snippets from Procopius' Secret History
. He's pretty much bashing Justinian and it's the most hilarious thing ever
. My favorite line? "For he was at once villainous and amenable; as people say colloquially, a moron." I know! Procopius, you so funny. Love ya.
My sixties course is going okay, though it's not as exciting as I hoped it would be. Maybe it's because, well, it's stuff I've studied more recently. What's exciting about Euro is that so much of the information actually is new to me. I'm actually learning
! I know, right! Crazy stuff!
And CWS is great except for the whole wanting to cry after every class. Maybe once we start talking about Three Cups Of Tea
, it won't be so intense. Though I'm doubting that. Seriously, seriously doubting it.
"Okay. Classes. Good. That's good. But what have you been doing besides that, Amy? Because really, you need to try and have a social life. Your last entry was kind of depressing."
Let's see. I've gone to Wal-Mart with some people a few times. (And yes, you know it's pathetic when you're excited to get off campus to go to Wal-Mart
. But hey, at least one of the trips we also went to Dairy Queen! It was exciting! Even though the ice cream then kind of gave me a tummyache. Guys, I think I might be slightly lactose-intolerant. Sad.) I went to Obamafest for a while, where I got free pizza (!!!) and listened to some great music and heard some inspiring speeches. (Unfortunately, I had to leave early for my CWS lab meeting — but that was actually fun, too. I love my CWS group. We're hilarious. Just take my word for it.) I went to a foam dance party (which was a BLAST — and you know it has to be when I'm
saying that because me? Party? Dance? What? I KNOW!). Lobsterfest happened, and I ate delicious steak (delicious delicious steak, oh my goodness) after signing up for a few clubs (although two out of five? I already can't go to! Darn! But the other three I will
make time for, I will
!). A hypnotist
came to campus and that was hilarious. Tonight, we had a comedian
here and he was hilarious, too. (Seriously, the Juniata Activities Board knows how to plan a good Friday night.) I ate dinner at Standing Stone (coffee shop not far from campus — so divine — real food!) with a few people last weekend. I've done a few movie nights/afternoons with my roomie and various others. I went to a football game (voluntarily! VOLUNTARILY!).
I've actually had a good time here at college so far. Me! Me! The girl who just wanted to bawl her eyes out everywhere she went because she missed home and missed Kentucky and missed her friends and missed everything! Well. You know what? I still miss home. But I'm happy up here, too.
Oh. Also. On Tuesday, we didn't have CWS, so what did I do? I watched As The World Turns
. I know, I know. "What! Amy! You were doing so well! Three weeks!" YEAH WELL. I MISS THE DRAMA, OKAY. What sucks is that every time I go on CBS.com to watch the episodes I've missed this week, the videos don't work!
They randomly stop, or will just play all of the advertisements and skip the actual episode! It is depressing. I need more Chris+Alison drama. Need.
(What's even more pathetic is that I then proceeded to write about all of the ATWT drama on my LiveJournal. For many paragraphs. MOST PATHETIC EVER.)
Overall? I'm happy. I'm content. I'm feeling pretty darn good about this whole college thing. So long as I keep doing my homework (and hey! I've been doing my homework! Oh my god!), it should all work out. Yay. :)