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A few complaints and an ode to free Mexican food

12 Feb

This is the fourth week of the semester.

The fifth week of the semester is when, to use a colloquial phrase, shit gets real.

Next week, I have four major assignments due, a paper, and test. The paper and test are both for Tuesday, for the same class. That’s not awesome.

Also, I need to figure out how I am supposed to complete 30 hours of service to the Hispanic community this semester when a) no one I contact ever gets back to me and b) I’m not convinced that Springfield even has a Hispanic community??

And, I basically got officially told that I can’t live in this apartment again next year. That blows. If 50% of the residents want to keep the same one, they can. I wanted to keep it but so do four other girls (two of my current roommates and the two girls Hanna and I replaced who are studying abroad now). The good news is that I can live with Caitlin again but we really want to live in this building and at this point we’ll have to sign up and just hope there will be enough spots. And find two more people.

Last night I ran into Carson and I talked to him for like 20 minutes right outside his apartment door. Not sure why we didn’t go inside because it was effing cold but we decided that this weekend we’re gonna go to Trops since his birthday is on Friday (SO EXCITED). I can’t wait to start making money again so I can start to justify some of my expenses. Haha.

And tonight I’m going to dinner with the Spanish club at a Mexican restaurant and it looks like, depending on the number of people who go, our food will be either substantially discounted or free because the club got money from the student government. Free Mexican food, seriously what could be better?

Oh yeah! If any of you want to check out my London website that I’m making for my Web Comm class, here’s the link! http://www.madaboutlondonguide.com It’s under construction so it’s not that cute yet but check for updates during the semester! My professor even said I should use a couple of guest bloggers, so I’m gonna ask Hanna to but if any of you guys have a topic you would want to make a short post about, let me know!

Miss you! Hope to see you in a few weeks #legalfun

Cathy

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Jansen Panettiere Doesn’t Go Here Anymore

6 Mar

Hi everyone. How is it Wednesday again already?? This semester is flying by.

This past weekend, Kelvin came down to visit. He stayed at Laura (Graham’s girlfriend)’s apartment. Graham is studying abroad in Greece this semester. On Saturday the three of us went to lunch at El Maguey and I talked to the waiter in Spanish. Then we went to the grocery store to buy cake mix and ice cream. We were sort of celebrating Kelvin’s birthday which was last month.

For Kelvin’s birthday, I presented him with movie called Fantastic Mr. Fox. This is funny because he let me borrow that movie almost 2 years ago and I don’t know why he did that because I was scared to watch it. The animation creeped me out and I had no desire to watch it and I told him that I wouldn’t. Anyway, it was lost at my house for the past 2 years but finally my mom found it so I gave it back to him and said it was his birthday present. We watched it (and it wasn’t that scary) and we also watched the Breakfast Club which I had never seen before. Then we went to Potter’s House and played Chinese checkers.

That was a pretty fun Saturday, because sometimes I get into too much of a routine and that was nice to shake it up a little bit.

Housing sign-ups are this month, and I was a little worried because I won’t sign up like normal since I’ll be gone in the fall for study abroad. Caitlin is living with 3 girls in her sorority, and since one (named Grace) is an architecture student, she will have to study abroad in Greece in spring 2014 or fall 2014. If it was spring, then I could move in there when Grace went to Greece. But then Grace found out she was going in the fall. So as far as I knew, I would be homeless when I got back.

Then on Monday, something wonderful happened. I saw one of the girls I’m rooming with in London that I kind of know, named Hanna, and her best friend Morgan. Hanna asked me where I’m living next spring when I get back, and I said nowhere! Then she invited me to live with her and Morgan in University Suites (the really nice apartments, 4 bedroom/4 bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, dishwasher, etc.) Hanna said Morgan is moving in with two girls in the fall who will study abroad in the spring, then when they’re gone Hanna and I will move in. Now we just need to find one more person for the whole year.

That was really nice because I kind of really wanted to live in University Suites so I hope it works out. Mostly though, I thought it was really nice because I don’t know Hanna or Morgan very well but I was a little bit flattered that they asked me to live with them! I see it as an opportunity to make some more friends.

Cathy

P.S. Jansen Panettiere doesn’t go here anymore. I saw online somewhere that he said he liked it here but was “taking some time off” to “focus on his writing.” I call BS. You’re not a writer.

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