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Jan. 30th, 2011


So rooming agreements for next year are coming up soon. And by soon I mean not until next week. And as a first year becoming a sophomore it's not like I'm going to have much of a shot getting where I want to be. But at least I should be able to room with the person of my choice, right? Wrong. There are six girls in my group (technically seven but the seventh will be in her sorority house next year). There are two that I was considering asking to room with me next year, if the group decided to all get doubles but just have them close by. (It looks like this is going to be the case, although I was thinking the idea of a suite would be really cool). But, of course, with my luck, those two girls have decided to live together. Since I have found this out I have been more than a little worried and sad and quite frankly I don't know what I'm going to do next year. I feel like I'm somewhat of an outsider in the group...More woeful whining...Collapse )

Jan. 21st, 2011

Et je suis ici encore

Si tu ne comprends la langue de francais, tu ne comprendras ca. (Stupide site sans les accents...) Je suis a l'universite encore. C'est froid!!! Et il arrete neiger pour le premier temps depuis j'arrive maintenant. Il neigera encore, je suis sure. Mes classes pour ce semestre sont biens...et durs. Tres dur. J'avais un peu de peur le premier jour pour l'education special et le psychologie mais maintenant il n'y a pas beaucoup inquieter sauf les lectures. Plus de soixante-dix pages hier soir. Bleh.
J'ecris en francais parce que un de mes classes et un atelier de l'ecriture. Mon livre pour la classe suggere que j'ecris plus en francais pour l'entrainement. C'est une bonne idee. Je n'ecris pas souvent en francais. Mais je souhaite utiliser les accents quand je tappe!!!
Ne t'inquiete pas. Je n'ecris pas beaucoup en francais, ni beaucoup de notes en francais. Comme je dit, il est pour l'entrainement.
C'est ca pour maintenant, je pense. A un autre jour.

Jan. 1st, 2011

It's been a while

Well lookie here. It's 2011. As usual I was of a minority for New Years Eve and did not stay up to midnight. I never really have. To me it seems a little odd to celebrate New Years. Isn't it just time moving on, like every other day. I've never found it to be really all that more special than any other day. Yes a full year has gone by, but time is continuous so really, nothing has changed. (Also as a student my year is based off the academic calendar).Read more...Collapse )

Nov. 3rd, 2010


Sixteen days from today, hopefully between the times of 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon I will be in a car on my way home. I think the people up here believe that I do not enjoy Vermont which is completely untrue! I love Vermont, despite the winter cold I'm already feeling and the wind that plays absolute havoc with my hair. I cannot think of a more beautiful area in New England (at least during the fall. The foliage here is still extraordinarily bright). The truth of the matter is I miss home, and honestly, what first year college student who has never been more than a day away from at least one of her family members, doesn't miss home. By the time I'm back in good ol' MA, twelve weeks will have passed since I've seen anyone aside from my mum. It still boggles my mind. It only makes me think of how much harder it will be to come back to school after Thanksgiving break (which is also my first break of the academic year). I honestly don't know how I've been going on day after day for so long. All I know is that being home is going to feel amazing.
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Oct. 18th, 2010


It happens to the best of us. Well, maybe the best are able to get back on track sooner or not procrastinate at all, but it happens to the majority of everyone. Besides, the paper I procrastinated on is done (and printed). and really I didn't leave it to the last minute. It's not the wee hours of Tuesday morning aka the day the paper is due.
Moving on from my pointless argument, the real procrastination that I am about discuss is the procrastination in paying my respects to my grandmother. This month marks the first year anniversary of her passing. I could not remember the exact date and felt too guilty to ask Daddy. There was a feeling though in the beginning weeks of this month. I was suddenly reminded of Nana. She was constantly on my mind. I feel that by at least remembering her and thinking about her, I paid my respects in a way. I remembered happier times with her, and once again I thanked God (and I am by no means a religious person for being able to say "We love you, Nana" as my final words to her when she lived. By the "we" I spoke for myself, and my brothers mostly, but also for Mum and Daddy. We do love you, Nana, and shall forever. Be at peace and rest forevermore.

Oct. 10th, 2010

The Beginning

Actually, this isn't really the beginning of anything. I made this account yesterday and simply did not have anything to say and therefore neglected that duty as a new member of LJ. And tomorrow, which is now officially today, (note: I began writing this with ten minutes until midnight) marks the beginning of my eighth week as a first year at the University of Vermont. Alright so it's sort of the beginning in a few aspects but you catch my drift. I've been here a while long enough to know the fastest routes to my classes and have had at least one major paper and/or test assigned in every class. Or I've been given a semester long syllabus telling me when said papers and tests will be due.

So what exactly am I doing up on a Saturday night at the supposed third largest partying college, sitting alone in my dorm? Unfortunately, there is no good answer to that question. Both my roommates are out for the night (one actually being out of the state for the weekend) and so I get the room to myself for a night. I didn't think it would ever be possible and so I say 'Hallelujah!' One would think that I would be taking advantage of this fact that there is no one around to keep me up and willingly choose to go to bed at a reasonable hour (or for the case of most college students, a much earlier than reasonable hour), but instead I have opted to stay up later for no apparent reason. I already take advantage of most of my free time to do work, which shocks most people. Of course it is also shocking how much I do other than work. Not only do I dance three times a week (Irish step, salsa, and ballroom) but I am also a new recruit on the UVM Quidditch team. And I volunteer at a barn that gives therapeutic riding lessons whenever someone with a car is available. (How is it that as a legal adult I am still restricted from having a car?) This volunteering which I completed yesterday, involved me being on my feet for a consecutive four hours. I was unfortunately reminded of my former job which I was forced (by choice) to leave when I decided to attend a college out of the tri-town area and state.

Even with these activities there is still more that I want to do here in the lovely city of Burlington, Vermont (and I mean that wholeheartedly. It really is a lovely place. I wouldn't be here otherwise). But now I feel that it is past a reasonable hour (for me personally) for a Saturday night and the only thing I want to do is sleep. Especially if I want to gain nine hours of sleep and finish the rest of my work tomorrow before afternoon when the rest of my day will be completely filled with activities. And so I leave you with this as my first LJ journal entry. I hope it wasn't too dull.