|Last semester so far
||[Sep. 6th, 2006|01:26 am]
I know you guys (what, all 2 of you that probably read this? :p) think that I've been slacking off on updating this thing like I do with every other journal I start, but I've just really been busy from the second I got here. It's been a total blast though, and it's nice to just be here, away from family and in the company of friends. Especially because I feel that any tension from last semester is no longer there with certain people, and that just makes my time here amazing and care-free. :) I suppose I could just ramble on ADD-style the whole time, but I'll break up my week into days/categories.
Friday: I was the first to move in out of all my roomates (minus Laura who lived here all summer), and that was nice to just get here and carry all my crap up to my room and get it unpacked. I had a lot less stuff than last semester, shockingly. (Though more clothing than ever, of course.) Cale helped me move in and we went grocery shopping, at which point we probably made the biggest mistake of our lives buying a bottle of wine. So we unloaded the groceries and went up to his place to make dinner. Bruce and Matt came home, and the next thing we knew, the glass of wine turned into a bottle. It was fun for awhile, but the after-effects... uhhh, yeah, no more wine for a long ass time. :p
Sat: Surprisingly, I didn't wake up with a massive hangover, and managed to get out of bed relatively early, around 10. Bummed around for a bit, then my dad and uncle came with Rachel to bring up the rest of my junk (once again, not much) and set up my computer. I went to lunch with them, then mini-golfing and grocery shopping with Andrew. 10 hours later (haha, j/k andrew..but close!), that was done. I don't remember what I did that night, but I promise it didn't involve alcohol, I just have a bad memory. :p
Sun: Decided to actually get some exercise and took a walk to Walgreens to buy some random stuff, had a circle K meeting then went to dinner with the girls, followed by Amanda's house to watch Escanaba (in celebration of the Yooper trip coming up in a few weeks. :p). Either that film really sucked, or I was too busy falling asleep from the best drink ever invented (by us!) called Eskimo due to something stupid I said. (Nothing new, right? :p) It's malibu rum, orange creme V8 smoothie blend, and a little bit of cranberry. Goes down like water, mmm! Definitely will be one of my birthday drinks. :) Then I came back, saw a few people I haven't seen all summer, and ended up at Cale's place watching Super Troopers with his intoxicated roomates who knew every line before it was coming. :p
Mon: Holy crap, that was yesterday and I hardly remember! I did some random boring stuff in the morning, went to a Chancellors picnic (snuck Andrew in, though it seemed like half the people there didn't live in our building, lol), and caught up with more people I haven't seen all summer. It was really nice actually. :) Had a boring hall meeting, then went to Target to buy a mirror. Exciting, huh?
Roomates in general: All my roomates are really, really nice and I'm excited to be living with them! (Sorry Rootch, I still miss you!) Jill is pretty quiet but nice, Laura is a sweetheart, and Talia just seems like a really fun person. We haven't hung out much but spent some time talking in the apt. yesterday. No bad vibes or anything. :) And Laura decorated our apartment beautifully!
Classes so far: Well, I started today kind of anxious, thinking Tarique (Soc prof) would be pissed at me for not getting ahold of him earlier about meeting with him, even though he never replied to my email all weekend. So I get out of bed and get ready around 9, head down to campus, and go to his office. This is a (sadly typical) conversation with Tarique:
Me: Hey Tarique, I'm still TA-ing for you, right?
Tarique: (Imagine a strong Pakistani accent) Uhmm.. TA? Oh yes..yes!
Me: *sighs to self and mumbles 'shit'* so, uhh.. do you need me to come to class with you today and introduce myself? Will I need office hours?
Tarique: Well, we decided (we? him and his many personalities) that it would be better if you just came in to present a few times during the semester, and not come to class. So how about I email you around November?
Me: ... you mean I don't have to show up? At all?
Tarique: Nope, just do presentations.
Me: Well would you mind sending me the syllabus, so that I can present on something relevant to the particular topic?
Tarique: *scratches head over big words* Uhmm.. yes, I send it. But it's ok, you present on anything you want.
Me: In sociology?
Tarique: Nope, just anything! Maybe something in your major, or.. anything!
*Yelena walks away a happy camper with realization that her earliest classes ever are at 12:30 p.m. TR. Sweet ass and pralines!*
So then I killed some time by reading a Glamour/Cosmo in the bookstore and went to creative writing. Bruce Taylor seems interesting... different, in that Minnesota tone way. :p But he's not too bad, the assignments are really fun. Though I might neglect you guys a little now that I have to really keep a nightly journal. But if I come up with anything fun in there, I'll be sure to transcribe.
Lastly, I went to my Race & Ethnicity class. I have that with Leigh, so it was nice to see her again, and just to have someone in the class to chat with. Jeremy Hein seems cool and I think he'll be really into me (ew, no, not like that) because he's Jewish (VERY Jewish, as in talks about it non-stop Jewish) and his area of interest is immigration. So I think I already have brownie points just by...being. Which is pretty damn awesome.
Tommorow I only have ethics, and then no capstone til Monday, woohoo! Alright, I have definitely typed enough. Peace out.