Monday, November 29, 2010

Filler...Meaning I can't think of titles at the moment...

You can choose a title for this entry. I really have no idea what to say. Lots has happened and nothing has happened so what do I report on? The break where I made four scarves because I only left my room about 3 times? The extra class I go to so I actually learn what I signed up for? The fact that today was really bitingly cold and makes it so that I don't want to go home where there are 2 feet of snow waiting for me?

Thanksgiving was amazing. I got to eat with a family. I really think that younger children are an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner and while 10 isn't all that young, it fits the bill. There was Guitar Hero, bird watching excursions, cookies, pie, cranberry sauce and this awesome "Christmas Punch" which is a secret recipe of the family. And while I wish I had been at home with all of the games and fun with my cousins this was an awesome way to spend my first Thanksgiving away from home.

The rest of the break was spent in relaxation. There was no real reason to get out of pajamas so I got to stay comfy and warm all day. I got to catch up on the Christmas presents that I am making and I got to watch some movies that have been on my list. Also I was able to hang out with a roommate who I love who sadly won't be returning next semester.

All in all, I couldn't imagine a more perfect way to spend a week.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Cultural Phenomenon

Tonight, Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows comes out! Am I going? Yes. Am I dressing up? Still undecided.

I realized though, that this series has been a part of my life since I was 6 years old. I have grown up knowing about Muggles and Quidditch,waiting for my letter from Hogwarts and wanting a snowy owl as a pet. I cheered as Slytherins were beat for the house cup and cried horribly as characters such as Sirius and Dumbledor died. I went to the midnight premiers of the books and now am finally going to a midnight showing of the movie.

Am I sad that this chapter of literary culture will soon be ending? Yes, very much so. I have spent the past couple of weeks rereading the series and if you haven't read them in a while I would suggest doing so because Rowling's writing is amazing. She creates such a number of dynamic characters which manage to grow and develop throughout the whole seven years. I really could rave about it for pages and pages, sadly life does go on and I have a bio lab that starts in 10 minutes.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quite a Perfect Day

Yesterday was one of the best I've had here. The weather was a brilliant 67 degrees, and bright and sunny, I didn't have too many pressing homework assignments so my friends and I decided to go and visit Lexington.

Lexington is a beautiful tiny town, peppered with boutiques and other fun knick-knack type of stores. We found a wonderful used bookshop, a chocolate store which has been voted the best in America (with good reason) and we got our tickets to the midnight showing of Harry Potter.

Along the way we stopped in a tiny little shop that had everything under the sun. tea-pots, cards, journals, ornaments, piggy-banks, and other beautiful trinkets. Our friend Bren was actually able to find a gift for their little brother there. He apparently likes bow-ties and we found a "emergency bow-tie" in a box. Perfect Gift!

Also there was an "antique" store, run by a man with the worst southern hick accent I have come across. It looked like someone had just emptied 200 hundreds years worth of attic and stuffed it into a space that wasn't nearly big enough for it all.

It wasn't a particularly spectacular day. It was just a quiet, fun day out with friends. Those days are the best...don't you agree?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -

Thomas Hood

The November Blahs have come upon us. Tests and papers are piling up, and while the weather is beautiful there has been a lull in activities and a listlessness has pervaded the campus. I am trying not to let it get me down, though the only thing that is really holding me up right now is the fact that Harry Potter 7 comes out in 10 days. I am still determining whether or not to go to the midnight showing. Yes or No? You tell me...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My New Favorite Place

This morning, my health teacher decided that he wanted to sleep in and so I discovered that my 8 am class was canceled. After a brief moment of elation I realized that I could've slept in another hour and, because the Lofts are at the top of a disgustingly steep hill I was stuck down on campus until my next class. Wanting to find a warm place I decided to see if the stories about "Hobo Hall" were true.

Hobo Hall is a mythical place that connects the Chandler Building to Main Hall where the heaters never turn off. This means that in the winter it is perhaps the warmest place to be found on campus and you can generally see a couple of students sleeping in this hall.

The stories are true.

I was able to spend a perfectly quiet hour reading a combination of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix and Dante's Inferno (See Mom! I am doing homework) I believe that I will be spending a lot of time here this winter, because if this week is any indication it is going to be a very, very, very cold one!