Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Back to the old Bump and Grind...with a twist here and there

It seems to be my turn to tell you all what its like to be back at UVM. First off its odd. It took me a few days to remember the little things about college. Like how people pop in and out of rooms constantly and how it's completely normal to have a conversation about breakfast while in the shower. It was a relief though to walk through my door the first time and have that feeling of "ahh I'm home". Everything was just as I had left it which is probably my favorite thing about coming back from a prolonged vacation. No matter how long you leave, when you come back you can simply pick up where you left off and go.
Before vacation I thought a lot about how my home will never really be my home again. I assume that I'll always be welcomed there, but I won't be living there for
more then a few months at a time which will slowly decrease to a few weeks which will then whither away to holidays and family gatherings. I find this extremely weird. Sometimes I forget that I'm aging, growing up if you will, and that one day I will wake up and have my own house with my own family and hopefully a job that I like. But before all that I need to graduate college.
I'm taking 16 credits this semester and after this semester will be 5 credits away from being a Junior. This is assuming that all of my credits transfer and whatever school I end up at has the same credit guide as mine does. That probably won't happen, but I'm ahead of the game so I figure if nothing else I'll come out even. I'm taking Biology (with an NJ native, english speaking TA!!) and right now we are breeding fruit flies in order to play with genetics. At the end of the class we have to kill the flies, which I'm pretty okay with but I feel like they are slowing desensitizing us to killing larger creatures. I've heard horror stories about my rat back cracking aunt and am not sure if I could do that but I assume I'll tackle it when it comes. I'm also taking Chemistry (shoot me), Eastern Religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism), Types of Literature, Jogging for Fitness, and most recently Catamount Singers. I'm really excited about the last one, its a nine person mostly senior music majors choir...and me. Its going to be tough but I am absolutely thrilled to be back in music.

Vermont is almost horrifyingly warm. The snow melted, and I don't need the 17 layers I brought with me. Sometimes I enjoy global warming, but at the same time it would be really nice to go sledding. The pictures above are of what it should look doesn't.

Friday, January 1, 2010

While I wait for my Chinese food I think I will write a blog.

First and Foremost:
I spent my New Years in the City with my best friend Serena. We met in fifth grade (and I hated her) then she moved to Florida in 7th grade and we've been best buds ever since. She goes to AMDA (American Musical Dramatic Academy) and is an aspiring actor. I give her props - thats a tough field. A few months ago she proposed the idea of spending New Years together. I was given the opportunity of a free night in the city and I simply couldn't pass it up. The plan was to see a show then watch the ball drop and then chill with her friends for a bit however once we realized that after midnight I wouldn't be allowed back in the building the plans changed. I figured it was better to be inside during the countdown then have to sleep on the streets for a night (although that probably would have been a wonderful adventure) so we spent the night just hanging with her friends in their dorms (which was actually an old dilapidated apartment building) and had a blast. At one point we headed to central park and had a snow ball fight but I was paranoid about having a place to sleep so we went back fairly quickly. After the ball dropped, the boys hung half of themselves out of the window 8 stories up and cheered for about 10 minutes and we all hung out some more before ending the night at 3AM.

It was so neat, since all of the people at AMDA are artsy majors "hanging out" consists of blasting music and belting harmonies. Everyone there trumped me but I tried to keep up. I was so happy to be around artsy musical people again.

Today Serena and I woke up at 9AM so that I could catch the 10:11 train home but I ended up spending the day in the city with her. I went for a little walk around the block alone in the morning and realized just how beautiful the city can be. I never experienced residential New York before, only touristy New York and I was surprised with how much I loved it. So much so that I'm going to look up some colleges I can transfer to in the city. After my little escapade, we saw Strawberry Fields, and spent hours in the Natural History Museum. It was an absolutely wonderful day and I was so happy to spend it with such a good friend.

As far as new years resolutions are concerned, I have a few.
  1. Only eat when I am actually hungry.
  2. Get more involved on Campus.
  3. Ace 3/4 classes (I can't ask to much of chemistry)
  4. Get into some schools and weigh my options
One last thing, it's so neat to think that some of the people I spent New Years with will one day be famous actors/singers/producers. I really hope that one day I can tell people that not only did I know that person, I celebrated 2010 with him/her.
Its going to be a good year.