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El fin! Hasta enero, Springfield. Hasta pronto, amigos :-)

15 May

I am free! 🙂

This is a little bittersweet though. It’s been the best semester of college by far, potentially the best of my life ever. It was much needed after the worst semester of college and my life ever last semester. But this one has been awesome. I am a little sad it’s over and that I won’t see a lot of my friends and professors or be on Drury’s campus until January. But then I remember I’m going to LONDON in 3 months so I stop being sad pretty quick.

I actually haven’t been that stressed out this week. I’ve been stressed all semester, in a good way though. It kept me busy and kept me going all the time, but I just feel so satisfied when I check things off my list of things to do, so I’ve been managing my time really well. Considering how much I’ve been working, I’ve had to. So I never got panicked-stressed out.

Friday night we had our final Summit project presentations. Here’s me and my roommates outside our house wearing our Volunteer shirts we got from the shelter.


Today I had my final presentation of my research project. I still can’t believe that dang project that wouldn’t go away is… gone. If anyone’s interested in learning about Media Framing of the Sandy Hook Shooting and wants to read a 17-page paper about it, hit me up. My mom told me she thought it would be really boring but it kept her attention. So there’s a testimonial, if you’re skeptical.

I got my final grades for my two Spanish classes where I have an awesome teacher. 97.75% in Spanish 302 and 97.6% in Senior Seminar! I got a 98% on both of my final papers. The other day I was talking to my professor and she said I’ve really improved a lot and I am probably one of the ones who have improved the most.

Here’s a picture of me and my class at her house after the Iniciación ceremony for the Sigma Delta Pi honor society! Those little kids are another professor’s kids.


I’m really going to miss my Spanish class!

I don’t know what to do with myself now. Probably eat a lot of food, right? I’ve been having a lot of Chipotle and pizza lately.

Or maybe I should work on cleaning this:


… Nah. I’m going to enjoy my freedom for now.

Here’s a list of some of the best things about this semester (no particular order):

  • Going to Atlanta to watch the basketball team win the national championship
  • Getting the outstanding sophomore in the communication department award
  • Eating dinner at my Spanish professor’s house with my class
  • Winning extra credit for our research poster
  • A cat named Georgie at the animal shelter
  • Getting prepared to go to London
  • Making new friends with people in my classes
  • Being addicted to the Jodi Arias trial (Guilty- first degree premeditated murder)
  • Going to St. Louis for a weekend with Caitlin
  • Not having any classes I hate
  • Not having calculus which is the ultimate class I hate

I’ll be home on Friday night, see you guys for Dirty Dancing on Saturday night! I’ll make some snakes. Oops I meant to say snacks, but it’s funny that I said snakes instead so I decided not to change it.

And t-minus six days until the Of Monsters and Men concert! That kind of snuck up on us, didn’t it? Hooray!


P.S. Let’s come watch Andy Roddick play on the Springfield Lasers tennis team sometime this summer! I don’t really know anything about him but I know you guys do.

P.P.S. I’m still in shock it’s summer now. IT’S SUMMER RIGHT NOW. It feels like it was just last summer, right? I’m so excited for pie-worthy stories and sitting on the big rock at Bass Pro and being scared of creepy people and raccoons. Can we go camping on your property again, Kendyl? I wonder if Nick will be allowed this year.

P.P.P.S. How is it that we graduated from Chrisman 2 years ago? How is it that we just finished our SOPHOMORE YEAR OF COLLEGE?

It’s a tennis-ey post.

6 Sep

Hey guys.

Not going to lie. Almost forgot to blog. Whoops.

On Friday driving home through the hurricane was ridiculous. Me and Kendyl car-touraged back to Indep. And it probably didn’t help that we were driving back though rush hour. There were times you could seen too far out in front. My hands were at 10 and 2 pretty much all the way back. It was a scary experience.
Labor Day weekend was ight. I worked a lot. Worked for the last time at the marina. Went up to SCG a couple times. Slumped around Pimpdence. NBD.

On Tuesday morning, I actually got up early to drive back to CoMo for my 9:30 class. That wasn’t the greatest trip back. It was down pouring rain around Concordia. I got back just in time to use the bathroom in McD’s right off 70 in Columbia and make it to the parking lot just in time to catch the shuttle to campus. I got to class just in time. Did you know that some KC radio stations make it all the way out to CoMo? It gets super spotty in some areas and sometimes you just get static. But it makes me happy bc Columbia radio SUCKSSSS. Also, saw a lawyer about my speeding ticket on Tuesday. I was wanting to pay it off… legit. My dad wanted me to pay it off. But my mom wasn’t having any of that. Meh. My mother. Smh.

Yesterday me and Kendyl went to check out the tennis tryouts for the club/rec team. We sat in the parking lot for like 10 minutes trying to get the courage to walk out there. We were both nervous and it didn’t help that most of the people walking onto the courts looked really good. Anyway so we get up there and turns out we can’t tryout because we don’t have the right type of tennis shoes to be on the courts. They’re picky about that stuff apparently (I think they just resurfaced the courts, so I guess it’s kind of understandable). But we were both wearing “running shoes” blah blah blah. So we talked to the “president” of the club about the Rec team. We still have to try out, unfortunately. I just want to hit some balls people! I don’t want to take it too seriously… sheesh. But I guess they’re having another tryout session on Sunday. Kens is really wanting to do it. I’m like meh at this point. I have actual tennis shoes… but I left them in Pimdence. Might be going back home tomorrow. I forgot some other stuff too anyway….  So after all that jazz of not being able to try out, we drive around Columbia for like 40 minutes looking for tennis courts because at that point, we had already psyched ourselves up to play. When we finally found some non-sketch, nice courts, they were being used by the high school team. AT 9 PM! Who the crap has practices at 9 PM?!! But we decided to go back the next day (today) to hit, and we closed out the night by going to HyVee to get some ice cream. Three words: Ben and Jerry’s. It was delish.

Today we actually went back to hit. I’m already sore and SOOO out of shape. When I haven’t played tennis in a while, I miss it. But once I hit, I realize I hate it. Haha! Nah. I really do love it.

In case you don’t follow me on twitter, where I tweet every 5 seconds during professional tennis matches that are televised, one of my favorite tennis players played his last match yesterday bc he’s going into retirement. I watched the whole match streaming from my computer (no cable sucks when the Grand Slams are on!). It was devastating. I definitely cried. Like puffy eyes and runny nose and everything (no judgement please). In the beginning of my tennis obsession, I basically watched tennis just for Andy. And I would print pictures out of him and tape them to my notebooks and hang them up in my locker in 6th grade. Ahhh those were the days. When he lost yesterday, it was like my childhood/adolescence finally ended. Gonna miss Roddick. He’s da man. Right next to Fed-man. He’s da man too.

Okay well I think I made the deadline of posting on Thursday. I still got quite a bit of HW to make a dent in. Poo.
Later, bros!


Spring Break is almost hereeee.

8 Mar

Hey guys. Guess what. It sucks not having a car. Tomorrow my mom is coming to pick me up after she gets off work because my cousin’s car is still not fixed. Hopefully I’ll have it back by the weekend or shits bout to go down.

Besides that news, not too much has happened to me this week.  I peed in a cup as well. Donated some blood today at school (there was a technician guy that looked an awful lot like Andy Roddick, but more football-player-ey rather than tennis player). On Tuesday I basically went to symphony rehearsals for no reason because I’m not playing the piece that they played because I’m not at that level yet…. yeah. But I suffered through the sight reading and it felt like I only played 30 measures of the 15 paged piece. They’re playing another piece for the next concert that I should be able to play, since it’s not as difficult.

Tomorrow I’m going to leave my psych class like 10 minutes early because there’s a chinese australian violinist (his name is Ray Chen, if you were wondering… at all. lol) that’s giving a masterclass. So I’m going to see that because 1)he’s chinese, 2)he’s a violinist,  3) he has an accent, and 4) because he’s a pretty good looking chinese violinist (“good looking” and “chinese” are rarely ever in the same sentence when it comes to chinese males). Also he’s going to eat lunch with some music students so I might go to lunch for that. AHHH. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit excited. He’s giving a free performance at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center on Sunday so I’m going to go see that probably with my Dad and Step-Mom. Super stoked for that too!

Spring break officially begins next week. And to be honest, it has been long overdue. I’ve had too many late nights to count. My cousin comes into town next weekend so I’ll be spending some time with her to catch up and whatnot before I have to come back to school. And me and Kens are planning on taking a road trip to Columbia to see Lei at her GParent’s house. But for the most part, I’ll be sleeping in a lot. Except for Tuesday because One Direction will be on the Today Show, so I’ll probably be up for that! 🙂

Hope all’s well, broskis!

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