Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fire Drills and Skunks, Oh My

It's day 3 of junior year and we've already had the second fire drill of the year (faulty fire alarm (?) and a hair dryer). The first one was on Sunday and they always happen at 10:30 at night.... only in college. And there is a skunk somewhere outside so the entire ground floor smells like skunk. Ewww. Other things that happen today include going to class (I can hear the surprise) and just general hanging out. First tutor request of the semester for finance. That should be interesting since I've never tutored for finance before. Senior Seminar should be interesting, I've decided, but I am no closer to figuring out what the heck I want to write my literature review on. Crisis PR, maybe. MIS just seems like a waste of my time. She basically takes definitions straight from the book. At least it might me an easy A. 

In other news C started (officially - post hurricane) her freshman year of classes today. She seems to be handling it well so far. We've got a skype date for this weekend! Mom flies home from Nashville today (well actually she's landed probably). 

In book land I won a copy of The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts today from Let's Book It! Thanks so much for the great book! I can't wait to get it! And my mom is a HUGE Nora Roberts fan so it will make a perfect present.

Day 2 (AKA Yesterday)

Day 2! Class doesn't start until 11AM - that is sooo completely foreign to me. First class seems really awesome, the 20 page paper not so much, but awesome nonetheless. Second class. Not so awesome. I have a feeling this is going to be the really hard one. And to top it off I already know I am going to have to take the one test early because I have a field trip for the awesome class the same day. Grr.

What else did I do? I watched guys play tennis. people stare and point at nothing on the ground for about 10 minutes, and saw a bunny. Too bad J2 and I were supposed to be reading and studying.  And made A LOT of dirty jokes/inferences with SB & Jaz. Good times. Except I had to go to a stupid SGA meeting for treasurer stuff. I hate bureaucracy.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Back In the Swing of Things

First day of college classes for JUNIOR year. When the heck did that happen? Two classes down - two to go. MIS seems ridiculously easy (hopefully that's the case) especially since we can pass the class on projects and homework alone. Senior Sem kind of scares the shit out of me. After all, I'm not a senior and I'm taking a 400 level class. At least there are a few people in the class that I know and I also know what kind of work the teacher expects from me. But still, the idea that this class is pretty much going to determine my senior thesis which isn't due for another 20 or so months is a little bit scary. Actually it is a lot scary. 

The nice thing about being back at school though is getting to see all of my friends. It feels like we never left! And of course, there were three things we talked about drama, sex, and sex. What else? Double entendre are really entertaining.  But I guess that is what happens when you spend 5+ hours in the campus center with nothing better to do. Two more classes to go tomorrow. I'm really excited about my IDS and hope that it lives up to my own hype. Not really sure what to expect with International Management. The teacher is supposed to be pretty hard. Time will tell. 

In other news... I recently won a ebook in a giveaway! It is called Rabbits in the Garden by Jessica McHugh. I haven't had a chance to start reading it yet what with a hurricane and classes starting, but I'm really excited to start it! Stay tuned for more thoughts on that!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene Update

Well, all is well that ends well I suppose. No major damage. Lots of rain & it is still quite windy, but things could be worse. The flooding is pretty bad in Philly (about an hour or so east of me) and my parents lost a tree (about an hour or so west) but I guess I got lucky and didn't lose power or anything. Now I just need something to do for the rest of the day since I don't feel like going outside.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene, Irene

Lovely picture isn't it? Well that's what I'm living through. And it changed my life in the course of (not kidding) 4 hours. My parents took my sister to school in CT (while I went on a nice book hunt detailed below) and not even 4 hours after they left the campus decided it was closing. Meanwhile, my school decided it was going to open early to save people from having to move in while it was raining/windy. So, my parents turn around and pick up my sister while I completely rearrange my plans for the weekend. See, I had very nice plans for Saturday, but instead I left my house at 9:30 to be able to move into my dorm without having to deal with the 3-5 inches of rain forecasted to fall and the wind gusts of 20-40 miles an hour. 

So, now I am sitting in my dorm room, all set up minus decorations, on a Saturday, with nothing to do. It's currently pouring outside with pretty strong (though not dangerous) wind gusts. Oh, and neither my microwave or my air conditioning work. Icing on the freaking cake. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Proposal

I'm watching this movie by myself on the night before I'm supposed to go back to school. Kind of pathetic, huh? I was trying to read Wuthering Heights, but I just can't concentrate. I absolutely hate when that happens. Don't you? It's like I really want to read, but I just can't do it. So, instead I'm watching The Proposal.

I find this movie quite amusing. Sandra Bullock has been one of my favorite actresses circa Miss Congeniality. Funily enough, as I type this the scene where Sandra's character Margret and Ryan Reynold's character Andrew share secrets and she tells him that her favorite book is Wuthering Heights. Fate is funny that way. Well, Jane Eyre is my favorite classic, but I love Wuthering Heights too. I read the children's version many years ago and fell in love with the basic story. 

Also, I had an English teacher in high school who used to tell all the girls that eventually they would make it through their Heathcliff period. My best friend and I were dying of laughter, but there were SO many blank stares. It was unbelievable how many kids didn't know what the heck she was talking about. It was kind of sad actually. Thank you movie for reminding me about the sad state of humanity.  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane, thanks for ruining my plans

So, that hurricane that is aiming for the East Coast? Apparently since it is supposed to hit here on Sunday we can now move in on Saturday. This actually seems like a really good idea. Except, I REALLY want to go to the fun show on Saturday. I'm so conflicted. I have no idea what to do. Grr.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Pockets Feel A Lot Lighter

It's really a bad idea to let me anywhere near a bookstore. Really bad, at least for my wallet. Even when I go in with a budget I never make it out under it. Or at least with the number of books I was planning to buy. Today was no different. Went down to Midtown Scholars Bookstore (if you live in Central PA I highly recommend a visit). Luckily for me they were having a sale so I didn't end up spending too much money. Relatively speaking. Bought 3 books. Wuthering Heights because I surprisingly don't have a copy. The Namesake, by the author of one of my favorite books - The Interpreter of Maladies. Third I bought A Factory of Cunning by Phillippa Stockley.

It's Natural Disasters Week

I consider myself a pretty calm person (most of the time). However, this week, kind of stressing me out a little. I move back in for my JURIOR year of college this coming Sunday. When did that happen? You know what else is supposed to be moving up the East Coast Sunday into Monday? Yep, that's right Hurricane Irene. HURRICANE. Somehow the idea of moving in to my dorm in the middle of a hurricane is rather unappealing. To top it off, I've just finished a seven day stretch of work. A seven day stretch where people kept calling off. One person, one day I understand. But 2-4 people THREE days in a row? The universe must hate me right now. And we had an earthquake yesterday. Fun times. I was pretty sure all the glass in the hutch on my desk was going to fall and crush my nice, pretty, blue macbook. I don't think I can handle life without my macbook. Nope. 

Hurricane Irene projected storm path and rain amounts. I live in that bright pink area. OH JOY. 

More to come, gotta go see my baby sis off to college!

Cheers,  Leigh Leigh