Starting off Wednesday night going out with Korey. Hit up a party, sipped on some wine. Ok night.
Thursday aka. Thanksgiving - woke up and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade with Korey and her mom. Hung out all day with Korey, Korey's family and Vincent. Watched movies, sipped champagne, ate delicious food.
Friday was intense. Out with friends. Korey's life changing encounters. Excellence.
Saturday Pre-christmas party party at Korey and Cassidy's apartment. Fun. Got to see my lover hannah and meet interesting people and play beer pong and have heart to hearts with lovers.
Sunday I did homework and drank lots of coffee.
And now my week will begin tomorrow. This week and then finals. Oye. Im nervous. Its so weird that this term is already almost over. Its been amazing.
I cant wait to go home over winter break and see all my lovers back home in v-town. and eat natures grill and snapper jacks and in-n-out. and have bonfires. and sit in dairy queen and subway for hours talking with dallas. and playing sing star at sams house. and going to DWs with kyle and talking to his mother.
I went swimming yesterday for the first time in like a month and it was wonderful. I forgot how good swimming makes me feel. And I forgot how therapeutic and calming yet energizing it is. Im gonna start swimming regularly again. I miss the smell of chlorine.
I have a lifeguard try out today. Hopefully it goes well.
I got an A on my Sociology quiz. Holler.
I bought the delux version of the Swell Season CD and I loveeee it. Live versions of songs are so beautiful. I love love Low Rising and Rain and Star Star (Live) and Fitzcarraldo (Live) its all so good. I recommend them.
5 day weekend after today. Thats what I like to hear.
Sometimes in Portland, when its been rainy and cold all week, and you just feel like you have a permanent dampness and your feet will never get warm, the weather decides to surprise you and the sun will decide to peek out from the clouds. And even though its only for a couple minutes, it gives me a whole new appreciation of the warmth the sun brings.
I think I have made my schedule for next term:
Intro to Philosophy
First Year Spanish
Psychology as a Social Science
Sustainability w/ Mentor session
18 credits. damn.
Im going to Powell's today! The best book store in the whole entire world. I am a nerd.
So the wind decided to pick up in Portland today, and I kind of like it. There's something exciting about wind, picking things up and stirring them around, causing some chaos. I like chaos.
In sociology we had a former white supremises who was in jail for 18 years come in as a guest speaker to talk to us about prison life, and it was the best guest speaker I had ever heard. Not so much his speaking techniques, but the material that he was talking about. If you wanna know more, ask me about it. It's insane what prisoners go through and how they are forced to conform into this way of life full of hatred and spite and violence.
I think that sociology interests me a lot. Like I am considering looking into careers in it. We'll see.
Tomorrow I am going to go look at apartments with Korey. Yes. We are excited.
Also, I think I am getting sick, which is highly depressing. But I will rest and drink emergen-c and take vitamins and blow my nose.
Some photos from this weekend: We adventured some.
Lately I've been thinking. And sometimes I really do just wanna give up. Drop out. Work 40 hour weeks for a year and save up to travel.
But I know I cant.
I really do love school. Gaining knowledge. I feel that if I could afford to be in school for the next ten years I would do that. I love college and the freedom to study things that actually interest me, not things that are mandatory state standards.
I've been thinking of transferring.
But I don't think I'll do that.
Maybe move out of the dorms. But not move schools. Not yet anyways.
I just feel kind of like my life is on freeze right now...or at least in slow motion. Im figuring things out. Realizing things. Hopefully one day it will all fall into place. But otherwise it's just one day at a time.
Yesterday Sterling and I walked in the pouring rain to go see This Is It. [the Michael Jackson movie] And even though we were sitting in the theater soaking wet...the movie was soooo good! Totally saw MJ from a different perspective. New respect for him. RIP.
Also...the movie theaters in Portland are so BA! There are like tables between the chairs that you can put your purses and popcorn and drinks on! And ALL the seats recline. And they are so comfortable! My bum wasn't soar once!
Woke up at 9:00 to someone vacuuming our hallways...who vacuums [very loudly] that early in the morning on everyone's day off? Ridiculous.
Any who. I read like the wolf this morning. All of my sociology shiz. Im reading this book for that class called Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, and it is actually extremely interesting. Its about how all of those "rags to riches" stories are all just a load of crap and its all about depends on the things around people that make them successful, like their family and their birthplace. I dig it. Kind of eye opening.
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for all of those that did fight and are currently fighting for our country.
Also, for those of you who dont know yet...my latest addiction is iced green tea with 5 splendas from starbucks. If you buy one, its only 50 cents to refill it. Hallelujah. Its the fruit of the gods
Today I will be productive. Today I will be productive. Today I will be productive.
Well, I am trying this whole blogging thing out because I love reading other people's blogs, so I figured I'd make one of my own. I dont really know what I hope to do with this blog. You should know that I dont know about a lot of things. I do not plan ahead, and some people may find that a fault, but I like to think of it as one of my finer qualities. I go with the flow.
Im at Portland State University. And so far I like it for the most part. I adore my new friends. I love my classes. I enjoy the dorm life. The city is nice with lots to do. That parties are poppin. The food is yummy.
And although the sun doesnt shine as much as it does in good old socal, I feel that I can find it in my heart to love and appreciate the rain.