Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My life as a semi-stressed, caffeinated, sleep-deprived, ON CAMPUS student. :D

Guess what, everyone? I'm in college!!!!111!!1!1 [insert obnoxious emoticons here]

There, consider yourself updated.

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Honestly, if I posted that, I think I would be legitimately concerned about lynching. Or something.

But I'm really not sure where to start. Obviously, I haven't blogged since I left for college. Which means that a lot has happened, although at least not a whole semester has gone by. But basically, I moved in, was orientified, spent a stressful first week trying to drop and add classes and figure out my schedule, started my job here, studied like mad, met lots of cool people, studied like mad, went to two dances, studied like mad, took exams, experienced the phenomenon known as homecoming, studied like mad, wrote papers, and made it through midterms. And also, studied like mad.

So that's the Reader's Digest edition.

Sadly, it's just not possible to exhaustively cover every week and every experience I've had. Which means I'm gonna resort to the shortcut that I seem to always fall back on: bullet points of the highlights.

What I've learned so far:
-It is possible to act civil and even talk coherently on 1 1/2 hours of sleep.
-I've broken my record for staying up late studying...5:30 AM is the new record. Heh.
-Study groups are awesome.
-Coffee is also fantastic. (Even if it doesn't actually keep me awake, it's good for the studying atmosphere, you know?)
-Seniors and their wisdom are invaluable. Especially their study guides and exam advice.
-I can drive a golf cart without killing anyone.
-I have learned how to mop with sooo little water and to tie beautiful looking trash bags. Don't ask...
-The radio that I use for work makes me feel important, even if I never use it...
-I've only lost my key card once...and then found it in a classroom. :)
-I haven't failed anything. Yet.
-Capture the flag in the dark is way cool.
-It's weird how exciting a kitchen and the potential for making REAL food is after so much dining hall food.
-Swing dancing is epic.
-High heels should be more comfortable.
-It's hard to remember to turn off my phone in class. The only time it's gone off though was Christian Study Group...during prayer...while I was praying. Kind of distracting...
-Study sessions right before midterms are the best. And whiteboarding (filling white boards with info for exams) is super helpful. You should see my Public Admin drawings... :P
-I literally fell asleep in the laundry room the other night. Totally disturbed my roommate who found me in there and thought there was something seriously wrong with me...
-It rains a lot here. Aaaand guess who didn't bring an umbrella?
-Also, the fall leaves are not nearly as bright as NY. Not that I'm complaining about the weather...it's been SO warm and sunshiny!
-I've only slept past the beginning of my 7:15 work shift once...and I managed to be clocked in within six minutes of the wake-up phone call. :P
-I got to go campaigning!!!! (I missed it tremendously.)
-My major (American Politics and Policy track of the government major) is officially declared, and I'm registered for spring classes!!
-Market Street coffee shop is a happy place. And it's within walking distance. And I neeeeever get lost walking back to campus from there. Oh no.
-It's totally possible to do three midterms and two work shifts within twenty-four hours. God is good.
-Homecoming is fun. I dyed my hair black and dressed like a hipster...(temporary dye, btw). :P
-It's nice to have real-life professors. And I definitely go to their offices and bug them.

Aaanyhow, I'm going to leave it at that for now. Hopefully I'll do a post with pictures sometime this semester. :)

7 comments:

Nadea said...

Fabulous! This is quite the kid of update I had in mind - I don't mind bullet points and overviews as long as I get them! Glad you are enjoying being on campus - and yes, the only horrible thing about begging knowledge from seniors is knowing that next year I should somehow have the answers for all those poor underclassmen :D

Twilight Shadow said...

So Where does sleeping factor into that 24 hours? During the wash cycle? That's not enough sleep methinks. OK, now try rearranging all that you do. Only sleep when its light out and work when its dark out. Now fit Midterms in there somewhere.
lol!! never mind. Don't strain yourself :D
I am happy to hear that you are semi adjusted.

I must admit that my phone has never gone off in a public setting during prayer.......but other peoples have. I then wished very intensely that I could "borrow" all cellphones at the door and teach them about the vibrate function. But it might be worth it to see the phone of the person preying go off :)

Nadea said...

Twi - if someone was preying on me, I would /want/ they phone to go off, so I would know they were coming! lol [also, welcome online ... haven't heard from you in a long time!]

Gryphon said...

YAH!!!!!!!!
HAIL THE CONQUERING HEROINE!!!!!
SHE DID IT! SHE HATH NOT FORSAKEN HER LOYAL BLOG COMMUNITY!!!!11!1!
[Insert obnoxious emoticons here]

[In fact you could just insert an entire obnoxious comment here too!]
[sorry, but you will not get away that easy]

Sounds like you are.....insane(but at least we know that college is not changing you at all :)
Say if you want to send me the recordings from the bugged offices of your professors it would be most enlightening.

(and to reiterate what Shadow said Don't strain yourself!)

(and to reiterate what Nadea said I don't mind bullet points and overviews as long as I get them)

P.S: You did not say anything on Dr Pepper '_'.....;_;....U_U

The CocoaNut said...

You posted!!! That makes me very happy :) And don't feel bad about your phone . . . mine went off during my cousin's wedding!! Fortunately, it was on vibrate, but I should have turned it off. :)

Erika said...

Yes Jess...The Shadow is right: sleep is important, and I think I've only told you that 1,896 times anyhow *words echo into the emptiness* If I were your professor, I would have started laughing, and then made you read it out loud. And then I would have possibly prank texted the texter back. It would have been memorable for all involved.

Erika said...

This is Thim: Jess!!!! Thanks for posting...it is GREAT to here how you are faring! (; You never sees to amaze me and you are my roll model when it comes to getting thing done in school.
My thing is feeding people, so make sure you get plenty to eat and remember your brain needs good fats to function...and sleep.
Can't wait to see you!!