I have a horrible confession to make.
by, 05-20-2010 at 02:57 PM (952 Views)
I'm bored. In spite of myself.
It's weird coming back home only to find that you are the only person who has changed. Everyone else expects you to pick up where you left off.
I'm happy to, but it's boring. There is insane loads of housework needing to be done at all times. Mom takes Leah all over the place (that kid is so smart!!) and I usually tag along so we're pretty much going like this: all the time.
I've been doing lots of reading for next year's Western Literature II class. So far, I've read Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, the Metamorphosis, and I'm finishing up Frankenstein. I was so excited to buy all these books! I need eleven for a single class - and I owned only two of them already. I got some gorgeous books. Some of them are a little bit eerie.
Metamorphosis This was really just a weird book.
Crime & Punishment
AAAAAAHHHHHH so cool!!!
But I miss the late nights spent sprawled on my bed with my computer, researching. I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something over there, getting stuff done, making progress. Here, housework is always useful but I can turn around and the dishes will need doing again.
If only there was some way to pack up my family and transport it to Virginia . Best of both worlds.
But I don't really want to complain. Did I tell you I have an amazing life?
I seriously love my school. I finally got A's with Spinney - on both a paper AND a test! Can you say flabbergasted? It only took me three papers before I got an A on the fourth. And Western Literature I was gratifyingly easy. My literature professor, by the way...
ok, he's a stereotypical literature professor. I kid you not, they exist! I've caught him wearing mismatched socks in class. He let us have class outside twice! When he sits in the chair, he sprawls out across it. He closes his eyes when he's talking, too - it's a little unsettling. And he has this weird habit of reaching across his head to hold his ear with the opposite hand.
He also has an explosive laugh .
Dr. Hake also spearheads Lake Bob day. Lake Bob, for the uninitiated, is the retention pond we have on campus. It's gross, it smells, and the biology classes have performed experiments in it that show that there are all sorts of bacteria and viruses in it. It's not the prettiest thing. But once a year, at the end of classes, Dr. Hake and others set up a zip line where you jump into the pond. He sets up boat races and music and open mic and a slip and slide to celebrate the end of classes and give students a breather before they dive into finals.
IT WAS AWESOME. It stanketh mightily, but my roommate made me walk into the lake (I did NOT jump into it!). It was disgusting!! It squished underfoot. It squished fiercely. And the mud that splashed up onto me - it GLOWED.
And after my roommate dived into the lake, she had to come and hug me.
Then we had the harmonicomedy - our semesterly event where people either sing or do some comic act or something combining both. Last Lake Bob day, we had just had our student elections, so the guys in charge made a spoof video. Here it is: Election Parody
By the by - the place they're running is actually on campus and the suits they're wearing is just a bit over business casual, which is required from 9-5. The different people you see in the video are all campus people, professors, professors children, and there's even Purcellville mayor!
After I get my computer fixed up, I'll post pics too!