Monday, January 10, 2011

New year, new tomorrow, new beginnings

Tomorrow is the first day of class and I'm looking forward to that and all the new adventures that this year will bring. I have a feeling it's going to be a great year. So far so good, I was lucky to spend Christmas and New Years with an amazing family (the ones miles away and over seas were there in spirit, ha ha). For New Years Day I got see some extended family and watch the little ones run around, needless to say, it was fun. Happy New Year to all, make it a good one!

Current obsessions:

"Change" by Tracy Chapman
"This is the Future" by Owl City
Homemade veggie pizza

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My team lost :( but the weekend was good

Hayley and her friend Cayla came down and we had the best weekend, okay, well I did. We got in late Friday night, hung out, had some laughs, and watched "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (<- I lmao) Saturday we got up and went to the game, it was a good game (very cold) but we lost in overtime. I'm not a big sports fan, but was sincerely disappointed and lucky for me, Hayley and Cayla were able to make the loss not-so-big-a-deal. We had some fun!

Lately, I've been studying for Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials, it sounds lame, but it's totally awesome. Tonight I was working on the principles of dielectrics. Tomorrow I got to sharpen up my magnet and LASER skills [which should actually be LOSER -> Light Oscillating (they had Amplification) Stimulated Emission Radiation ] Anyway, I thought you should know. And he posted a practice exam and I'm pretty stoked to get started on that, but I have to finish some physics homework first, boo.

Current Obsessions:

-"Lemonade" by Chris Rice
-"Hey Ya" by Obadiah Parker
-Wintermint Orbits gum

Thursday, November 25, 2010

One of my loves...

Sorry Am, I just couldn't not steal this.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wish I was there...

When I say there I mean Senegal, with Poe. I've not been home for six months and I'm ready to go again, but Africa would be different. A different set of challenges, a language barrier, and so much more. I got four letters from her the other day, the first ones since she's been there and I am ready for more. She called me about two weeks ago and I MISSED it. I was very unhappy about this, especially since I always have my phone with me. I was on a date (I use that term loosely) with some guy and I left my phone in my car. I should have realized then and there that it just wasn't going to work out for us.

She sounds good and I can't help but feel completely jealous of her adventures.

This is actually my first post since I've been back from London, wow-zers.

Not much has changed, it's still school, school, school. LAME. I'd rather talk about what Pity is doing, but I have to go study for an exam. Boo.

PITY, if you do happen to read this, I had mad mush. cheesy bread last night and totally thought of you and the good ol' days. Miss you more than EVER!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A great adventure and a great year

Today I walked to the park and enjoyed the sweet summer sun. It never ceases to amaze me when I walk through Hyde Park. The grass is so green, the air is so fresh, and there is always something to see. It could be an old man letting his puppy run wild, a couple in love resting in each others arms, or maybe just a mother of three watching her kids in awe. But no matter what the instance there is always a peace that fills the air, almost as if it was encased in an untouchable bubble of sweet delight. I will miss this.

With only a few more days here, I've slowly been attempting to organize my things because I know the day I leave will come before I know it. My room has transformed from walls filled with pictures of family and friends and posters of inspiration to the stale color of off-white. Shelves filled with library books on electron microscopy, alloys, and other materials related writings are now empty. Drawers full of school papers are cleared out and a two-feet high stack of class notes and papers sit on my floor. There are a couple bags full of "get rid of" items, which include clothes, bed sheets, electronics I can't bring back with me, like an alarm clock and curling iron, and other odds and ends I just can't keep. As I stared at the blank walls I couldn't believe my eyes. After months of longing for home, I was finally staring right at it.

Without noticing it I've grown to love the city. I love riding the red double deckers, watching skaters in the park, and gazing at the beautiful glow of the city after dark. I no longer hear the sounds of the city as a pesky noise, but rather the music of the life here. The gloomy skies have made me cherish the beautiful sunny days. But these things I've come to love don't begin to compare with people I've come to care about.

Of all the things I've done and seen, my greatest accomplishment is the friends I have made. Some I may never see again, but there are some memories I will never forget. I wonder how I got so lucky.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The sweet smell of freedom

YAY!!! I'm done and I'm so excited I don't know what to do with myself. Upon completion of all these exams it's really got me thinking, I've been concerned with what my grades at the end of this year would mean for me, but what have I really learned from all this? Here's what I've learned:

-In rugby you can only pass the ball backwards

-I suck at boat-races

-Americans don't know how to down a pint

-Look right first, then left

-Pants means ladies underwear

-To use the term "off my face" instead of drunk

-You can walk down the street with an open container w/o being arrested

-Hangovers are for amateurs

-Nobody likes the British

-It's 12 o'clock somewhere

Greatest of the '90s

This movie rocks and I sincerely wish I could watch it, instead I've been listening to the soundtrack as background noise for studying.