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Wrapping up

4 Dec

Well it’s my last week of real classes.

I’ve been moderately busy. Last week Derek, Megan, and Kendyl were here and we had so much fun. http://cathyinlondon2013.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/friends-in-london-3/ if you want to read more about it. Even though they didn’t have the smoothest trip home ever, I’m glad they’re back safe and sound now!

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Since then, I’ve caught up on some sleep and done some souvenir shopping and some organizing. I threw away all the trash and things I don’t need, but my things seem to have multiplied since I got here. I’ve also found the suitcase I’m going to buy because I’ll definitely need an extra one.

It’s weird to think that in a week and a half, I’ll be leaving here. Then I’ll have a week in Germany which will be like a weird transitional limbo (in the best way possible) before I’m back home. I can’t believe I haven’t been home since before I went to Germany last time, and Italy, which seem like a very long time ago. So the fact that I left on August 12 seems like a long time ago but it also feels like I haven’t been gone for too long. Most of all I can’t believe that this experience that I’ve looked forward to for so long is coming to an end. That’s disheartening.

For example, what will there possibly be that’s worthy of Instagram-ing once I get home? No more Big Ben. No more Kensington Gardens or Regent’s Park sunsets or the commodity-crazed Oxford Street with its admittedly dazzling Christmas lights.

It seems kind of silly to think about Instagram but I actually think it’s a decent metaphor. Life at home will seem pretty ordinary after this extravagant experience. But I also know that I will have a new perspective on life at home and appreciate the simple things more. I’m really excited to see my family and see you guys again.

But I doubt I’ll ever have mimosas in class at 10:30am again like I did today 😉

Well, time to write my paper for George’s class.

Cathy

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Verdict Watch

8 May

Uhhhh. It’s the last week of classes.

The good news is that my research project has almost finished. Jacy and I are still not on great terms with Kevin. It made us sick to have to put his name on the final paper since he did not do anything to contribute to the 18 pages of hard work.

When we made our posters, our classmates and the communication faculty had to vote on which one would win extra credit. Our poster tied with another group so we all got extra credit.

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Kevin is the one who is kneeling in front of me. I thought I might have words to say to him because last night he said we had been “leaving him in the dark.” Boy, you put your own self in the dark. Don’t even.

Tonight I am getting initiated into the Spanish Honor Society. It’s just me and a few other girls from my class. Afterwards, we are going to our professor’s house and all of the Spanish professors are going to cook dinner for us! I think something Argentinean. I am pretty excited.

Speaking of Spanish, I overslept yesterday. I missed the same Spanish class that I overslept through a few months ago. Oops.

The only other notable thing is that we are officially on Verdict Watch for the Jodi Arias trial. Closing arguments ended on Friday, and the jury has been deliberating since Monday. They have deliberated for a total of 13 hours, 30 minutes, and 41 seconds so far.

I guess I don’t have much else to say.

Cathy

UPDATE 3:02 pm: The verdict has been reached!!!! It will be announced at 3:30 central time!!!!!  30 minutes!!!!

Justin Bieber!

5 Mar

Nothing eventful really happened this last week. Last Wednesday was the first day for my climbing class, we were taught how to tie the knots that keep us from falling 50 feet to the ground if we slip. I went Snowboarding Saturday with Lei, Cody, and Kendyl, with 30 minutes left until they closed Cody broke his wrist trying to show me up with a 360 nose grab off the 10 footer in the terrain park (It was pretty Zesty). Since I don’t have anything  else to say I am going to feed all you grammar Nazis dinner, here is a story I wrote for Mr. Dials College Prep high school English class last year, he gave me a D+.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber! I’m sure you’ve heard of him but then again who hasn’t heard of him? Ten years ago, in 2010, he was the biggest name in music, he filled stadiums and arenas, while entertaining thousands.

Five years ago Justin could no longer sell out stadiums, arenas or any venue of any kind. All the teens and little girls that once loved him had grown up and moved on to liking bigger and better things like Lady Gaga. He realized he had no fan base and he knew his career as a singer was over. He retired from the music industry and at the age of 21 decided to attend college and major in Zoology with an emphasis on polar bears.

Justin moved back to his native Canada and started college in Toronto. He breezed through his first three years of college getting straight a’s in everything he took. Then his senior, he met Miley Cyrus while at a six am early morning party. She had also retired from music after losing all her fans to Lady Gaga, and was attending college to become a veterinarian. She and Justin hit it off right away, and Justin asked her out on a date, and Miley said yes. So the next weekend Justin picked Miley up from her dorm and drove her out onto the woods on his blue Vespa moped. They had a nice picnic and discovered they liked a lot of the same things and that they both loved polar bears, then they spent the night in the woods and headed home the next morning. They dated for the rest of their senior year. Justin and Miley both graduated at the top of their class and after graduation they decided to live together and moved north to the arctic where they could study polar bear starvation.

After a few months of peaceful living in the Arctic Circle, Justin got a job with the Canadian Wildlife Conservation Department researching polar bear starvation, and Miley became his assistant. One day, while Justin was out conducting research Miley met Eminem who stopped by there hut to warm up. Eminem had been wandering around the Arctic Circle to get away from all the people who were mad at him for murdering Lady Gaga. But Miley didn’t know that and didn’t think anything weird of seeing Eminem so far north. Eminem was a good talker and after twenty minutes or so he had Miley liking him, and he then began coming over every day after Justin left to go do his research. Eventually Miley was having an affair with Eminem which went on for months. Then one day Miley forgot to make Eminem lunch and in his hungry rage he tied her to the bed and lit the hut on fire. Later that day Justin came home to the smell of smoke, a smoldering hut, and the ashes of his dead wife. He was shocked but he had heard Eminem was in the area and he knew Eminem had done it. It then became his personal goal to kill Eminem; he rounded up his animal friends and told them find and kill Eminem no matter the cost. The raccoons quickly found Eminem just a few miles south of the hut and mauled him to death.

With his wife and Eminem dead, Justin dedicated himself to researching polar bear starvation full time. But he soon went crazy and began to believe he was a polar bear and that he belonged with them so he roamed with them and lived with them. Then one day while napping in a cave with his family of starving polar bears then one of them ate him.

The End! Swagg!

Peace, Love, and Justin Bieber

Live A Little

-Derek

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