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Mid-European-adventure crisis

11 Oct

Hey everyone. This week and next week are sure to be busy with a lot of assignments and stuff like that because Fall Break is quickly approaching (one week!?!? Ahhhh!). Not only do I need to finish things for next week, but I’d also like to at least start on things that are due the week after fall break (meanest teacher move ever) so I don’t have to do them all as soon as I get back.

I guess that means I have to suck it up and get stuff done? Even if it means that I can hardly do anything fun? This is like the worst conundrum of my life. I’m in LONDON yet I can’t go out and enjoy it every second because I actually have real homework. You’d think it wouldn’t be that bad since I’m only taking 12 hours but somehow it’s worse than last semester when I took 17 and was working 20-25 hours a week. Actually, I know exactly why it’s worse.

In Springfield I have no qualms about sitting home and doing homework at night, actually I love it when I can do that because it means that I have the night off from work and don’t have some other event or meeting I need to go to. Here, it’s completely the opposite. I never have work or meetings to go to, but I’M IN LONDON. I don’t want to go to the library for 8 hours and write a paper. Besides, even if I did, someone would drag me to a bar or something eventually (I would go willingly). That doesn’t happen at home (still illegal at home). There’s a lot of peer pressure here. I don’t use that as an excuse. I am perfectly capable of saying no when I really need to, but a lot of times I don’t really need to, so I don’t.

So, I don’t know the answer to this predicament.  It’s all about finding the balance I guess, but that’s actually really difficult.

Last night I stayed in, did some homework, ate a candy bar from the vending machine (holla) and tonight I’m going to a club with Hanna, Megan, and Madi. Don’t know if I’m going to drink though. Public service announcement: please eat more than a piece of salami and a slice of cheese during the day before you decide to drink a third of a bottle of rum. You might just get the worst hangover ever. I would trust this advice if I were you.

Time is going so fast. Tomorrow it’s been exactly 2 months since I left home. Next week being fall break is kind of giving me a mid-life crisis only “mid-European adventure” crisis instead. I’m super excited to see some new places though and just travel around through four different countries for 10 days! When we get back, it will be November already. Three weeks until my trip to Prague, and then one week until YOU GUYS ARE HERE!! Then 10 days of fun fun fun and then finals and then… goodbye London, hello Germany, goodbye Germany, hello USA… Nooooo it can’t be

I hope you guys are having a good week, special S/O to Meiguan, wish I could give you a hug and I know your future is going to be great! Well I would do the same for all of you actually 🙂

Cathy

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Morgan has 11 days left

22 Apr

My paper chain for counting down the days until school ends is super short! YES! Oh I also am tan! woo! Not as tan as I want to be but it’s a great start to summer. The only reason I know that I am tan is because the little baby hairs on my head are all like so blonde they look white. Yay for the sun bleaching my hair!
I am talking about seriously nothing.
Wednesday afternoon my MCS teacher emailed me (and about half of my class) saying that I have an A in my class and that it is not required of me to return to class at all and I will still have an A. Super stoked. One less final and class I have to worry about for dead week and finals week.
I am super swamped though with my theatre project being moved up a week(!), my biology practical, geology practical, studying for bio final, buying tubs for packing, finding a place to store my things over the summer, and a few other things.
I don’t know what else to tell you.
Tomorrow my Bible study is getting all fancy and going to Old Chicago’s restaurant. I think that that place is not a fancy place so I’m excited. But also I really don’t know how I’m paying for this because my father informed me that I have less than $50 dollars in my bank account two weeks ago. That’s a scary feeling. Real scary. So I am really jealous of you all with jobs. I am looking at Hiboys for sure- Whitney said that they have already hired 3 new girls- so my dad got an application for me and will turn it in. haha. Oh and he always seems to go when the Mackey family is there and they own the place! I think that’s good. My second choice is Bass Pro and they have told me to call them for an interview once I am back in town.
Well I’m starving so I’m going to go beg for food and watch a movie while I avoid all of those homework-y tasks I should be handeling. meh
bye for now
Morgan

not caring about school anymore because there is only 1 month left

11 Apr

Today is the first day in a while where I don’t know what to write about, but I will try to think of something.

I always do. Thursday at 3 I left to go home for Easter, which was cool. Friday morning I had an interview for a summer job at UpDog; it was super chill and the guy who interviewed me didn’t write my answers down or anything, we just had a conversation. I think I’ll get the job.

Friday I also found out I did get selected out of like 60 people to be an ambassador, I think I wrote about that in my last post but I pretty much knew I’d get it. Friday I went to church at 3 and we dyed Easter eggs that night. I had a video assignment due Tuesday, which I had not started on, hence I had to film at home. I used my dad’s video camera, but alas, I FORGOT MY FREAKING TRIPOD HEFOWAFNMKS;NVSDZK;NVD. What a pain in the ass. I had to conduct interviews by sitting my family down at the kitchen table and putting the camera on a peanut butter jar in order to achieve proper framing.

Saturday I did my photography assignment at Carrie’s soccer game, and that was fun because I hadn’t been to one of her games since last season (fall). Moritz told her to score a goal for him before the game (she never scores goals) and lo and behold… she did! I also made mini Easter cheesecakes that I found on pinterest, and they had devil coconut on it. But I don’t mind coconut. Then we went from church from 8-10pm, and I’m almost 100% sure that I was the last one to blow out my candle when they told us to. (I kept letting mine stay lit for like 5 extra minutes.)

Sunday was Easter, Carrie woke me up too early at 8:00 am, and I went downstairs to my awesome Easter basket, including about 30,000 calories worth of chocolate. I still have this weird thing going on where I never have much of an appetite, so I didn’t eat a lot of it yet, and I left it at home when I came back to school. Who IS this person that I’m turning into?! My dad had been saying that there would be no “Amazing Race/Easter Egg Hunt” this year (Morgan, you can understand what I’m talking about) but we ended up having one anyway, he tricked us 🙂 It was a little shorter though, but it was still a lot of fun, and included but was not limited to: filling a sock up with lima beans in a relay race, sitting on a bench in a small cemetery, going to an arcade, giving cookies to firemen, and “destroying the Horcruxes” by using a slingshot to shoot marbles at 6 plates with pictures of Voldemort, Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy, Professor Umbridge, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Dementors taped to them. I broke Voldemort.

Sunday night I decided I didn’t feel like driving back to school, so I played hooky on Monday! (My first time for these classes, but they are MWF at 9, 10, and 11 so I couldn’t really get back in time in the morning.) I did my Spanish homework that was due and emailed it to him. I woke up around 8:30 and left at 10:30. Got back at 1:30, skyped briefly (because Moritz is in Spain Tuesday-Thursday), and then proceeded to the Mac Lab to work on my video project.

What I was not anticipating was the fact that I had to transfer 20+ video clips to the Mac computer via MY 8GIG MEMORY CARD. That was annoying. I had to do it because a portable hard drive can’t be compatible with a mac and pc simultaneously. THEN I had to convert all the files to be able to be seen on Final Cut Pro, THEN they didn’t have sound so I had to convert them again. This took about 2 hours. By the time the video was done, I had spent a total of SEVEN CONSECUTIVE HOURS on this dang assignment. However, time went fast due to the high level of fun I was having.
Here’s the final product:
http://www.facebook.com/v/10150647378485723
(hope you guys can see it)

Tonight we’re having an event called Sex on Campus, where the human sexuality teacher answers people’s anonymous questions. I signed up to “chalk” for the event, meaning write information on the ground outside around campus. I incidentally made a trail of sperm that lead to the building in which the event is held. Clever, I know.

I’m tired of typing, you’re probably tired of reading, see you on the flip side.
Cathy

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