busy. although the posts have been on temporary hiatus, by mind certainly has not. these past few weeks have been filled with the out pour of information from the very qualified minds that stand before me each day and relay concepts and ideas that stand between me and an above average gpa.
my taste buds are just now starting to resent panda’s orange chicken and white rice and the hut’s pepperoni pizza. but i must say it hasn’t reached the point of refusal or repulsion, so i’d say everything’s okay. the arduos terrain is not so difficult to handle anymore. in fact, mine just might qualify as the aforementioned ”texas state legs”.
i finally attended a campus ministry organization meeting and was quite surprised. i say finally because for the first couple of weeks i had every excuse i could think of not to go. the idea of walking into a new place solo in itself hindered any action. on top of the fact that i didn’t want to end up walking into an uncomfortable situation with “Jesus Freaks” that were a little too freaky. But much to my surprise, this organization was refreshingly similar, yet so different, to that of my past. It’s nice to know that while thrust into the world, there are others out there who “believe that what they believe is really real” just as much as i do. the plans for making this a habitual task have already been set in motion.
i am experiencing new things; some of which are not so pleasant. for example the scent of drugs is one i never thought i’d know, but in fact have been exposed to. (before you freak out it was involuntary, secondhand, and unsought after, but what can one expect while spending the evening with drizzy and his buddies?) curiosity of the aroma and its affects were diminished, however the choice is still quite curious to me. the characters that sat two feet in from of me didn’t realize the ramifications of engaging in such behavior in a public setting. in a word: police. they were escorted from the building however, many others had the same idea and by the end of the night, the arena was foggy and i was freaking out a little. the nerd in me couldn’t help but think of my precious brain cells and lungs that were suffering. sure, some might say i was being dramatic, but hey, one can never really be too cautious with those things. anyway, crisis averted. i exited in one piece and my brain function has been fine, at least i hope ;).
one of my “new” favorite things (in the free time i rarely have between lectures, labs, and the ever present homework that hovers over my head) is rediscovering great things. i.e. music, movies, books. some of which i’ve heard, seen, or read, others that are completely new to be but old to the rest of the world.
- Hootie and the Blowfish. i forgot how awesome Darius Rucker is! i mean i know he branched off to a solo country career that isn’t horrible, but is not nearly as good as the old days.
- Dawson’s Creek. i knew of the show and distinctly remember a certain person in my family watching it when i was younger (but i won’t mention any names). It’s a great show. The dialogue is very witty and although the plot makes it obvious, the diction often makes me forget that the characters are only sixteen years old.
- On the Road. Jack Keruoac. i’m in the beginning stages of a reread. 8th or 9th grade was sort of a long time ago, and i do remember liking the book, but i feel like i should reread it once more and see if and what i missed the first time through.
(coincidentally, all of these things remind me of my older brother. non-coincidentally, i really miss that guy!… oops perhaps i said too much…)
well, spring break is just around the corner. and i can not wait! i recently took a look at the rest of my life—the future. and the verdict is in. i am going to be swamped for the next couple of years. it hit me like a ton of bricks and i had a momentary panic attack. what i thought was a smart plan to get all of my general undergrad courses out of the way first… sucks! now the remeaining semesters will be jam packed with bio, chem, physics, calculus, and upper level spanish clasess. YAY!
for now that is all. life in the dormitory is studious.