Monday, August 25, 2008


My classes are fairly easy so far.

I have Spanish four days a week with an awesome 60 year old Cuban man who likes to say 'hell' a lot. In the first five minutes of class last week, he made a racist joke. He looked out the window at the rain and said, "On a day like this, we're all wetbacks, huh?" Needless to say, he's very entertaining, and I feel like I'm getting my money's worth with this class. The homework is just a bit time consuming.

I also have calculus four days a week. I originally thought this professor was going to be very boring, but he does seem to have a bit of life in him. The material isn't terribly difficult yet. A lot of engineering, pre-med, and pre-pharmacy majors are in that class. The engineering majors are cocky, but they've got nothing about which to be cocky. They're not any smarter than the rest of us. I heard one guy say this today: "If anything is going to keep me from getting my degree in four years, it's going to be that class." I laughed.

I only have geography three times a week, and right now we're just taking notes over basic things. I think I'll enjoy it more when we get into the actual subject. The instructor is very passionate about what he teaches, so it makes the class interesting.

My least favorite class so far is physical science. The man teaching it is beyond boring. He makes jokes only he and the twitchy boy on the front row find funny. He repeats himself constantly. He's also apparently from somewhere other than the South because he asked, "What do you guys call it, pop or soda? Or do you just call everything Coke?" I really hate that. Just pick one. We'll know what you mean. That's not even relevant to the subject. Talk about science. It's a really easy class, too, so that just adds to my boredom.

I have an "Orientation to University" class tomorrow that I've yet to go to. I think it's going to be lame. I also have to go to Spanish lab once a week, and that just happens to be tomorrow, too. On Thursdays, I have a two hour physical science lab, but I haven't been to it yet either.

The cafeteria food is decent. The dorm still sucks, but I'll deal. My roommate and I don't talk. She's actually speaking rapid Japanese to someone on Skype right now. It's kinda cool. Oh, and I hate laundry. :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I have to blog about so many things. First, Breaking Dawn and its many disappointments. Next, the utterly heart-wrenching news that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won't be released until July 2009. And finally, I moved into my dorm. :)


Early this summer I began the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I resisted reading it tooth and nail, but ultimately, I caved. I couldn't put the first three books down! I recommend them to everyone. They're great. Now, keep in mind I waited a good two and a half to three months for the fourth and final book to be released, and I drove thirty minutes to a Barnes and Noble midnight release party after working seven hours at that horrible grocery store, all for this book. I had to keep myself from trying to read it on the way home. Then, finally, I was home, and I started reading it. Then something horrible happened. I put it down. And went to sleep. And it didn't bother me.


I'll be brief with my outrage. First of all, she got pregnant?! What is THAT?! It's ridiculous; that's what it is. Then she names it RENESMEE? That's a horrible name. And they call her NESSIE? That's even a horrible nickname. And Jacob IMPRINTS with her?! That is too cliche and fluffy. Then, suddenly, Volturi show up, Bella has super self-control powers that deter the Volturi, and THEY JUST WALK AWAY. THE VOLTURI JUST WALKED AWAY. They're vampires! Where was the epic vampire battle I craved?! In my imagination because THE VOLTURI WALKED AWAY. Everyone lived happily ever after. ONE vampire died. ONE. Irina. One that didn't even matter because she was from Tanya's coven. By the way, I could've used more Edward in the book, Stephenie. Ugh. I'm done with that.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's movie release date has been moved from November 22, 2008 to JULY 17, 2009! What is this madness? I don't care how many reasons they have for postponing the release date; I'm upset. I had my heart set on Harry Potter in November, and now the only theatrical experience I have to look forward to is the Twilight movie, which I'm not expecting to be amazing. I'm not even going to write any more about this because it bothers me so much that my words would become mere fragments of what I wanted to say due to rage.


So, I'm all moved in, unpacked, and I live in a dorm room now. A crappy dorm room, but a dorm room nonetheless. Anything painted, including cabinets, shelves, and a corkboard-like thing, is two-toned and peeling. Underneath is a pomegranate color covered by a mint green. It's weird, and a bit gross looking. I disinfected everything. The mattress was disgusting. Stains and all sorts of nasty stuff. It does look much better now that my stuff is all in though. Although there are community showers, there are wide stalls in which to take them, and it's relatively comfortable. I do wish I had more pictures though. That corkboard-like thing is empty, but I have some cute star pushpins when I DO get pictures. I'll post some pictures later. It doesn't look THAT bad. :)