Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Party Hardy

:) When I woke up sunday morning, this was on my door and people wrote birthday wishes all over my white board. And our neighbors from next door left a birthday hat for me, which I wore to the dining hall. People waking down the main drive all wished me a happy birthday. I've never felt so loved by random people.

Mom and dad also came down with morgan. He made himself very comfortable in my room while he met all my friends. After everyone met everyone, the Griffith family went for a walk to see the horses on campus, and to the old equestrian field which is now used by the track team. Its very pretty there, and we all got a good walk.

My friends and I took Ma and Dad to lunch in Stimson, one of the dining halls. Mom found a rubber band in her food. Whoopsie! The food is really good I swear!

After lunch mom and dad left, and I thought my friends and I were going into towson for my birthday, but sadly I learned that dana had to go work on a project with ben, and suyana and corinne had to do some homework quickly, so I was told to hang out with Sami or Lawanda. I did neither. I went back to my room to shower.

An hour went by. A knock. I open the door, low and behold, there is everyone with a cake blazing with candles. How amazing are these people? They all sang for me and we all had some delicious cake. Im so lucky to have met such awesome people. Only a week as gone by, but I feel like I have known them for ages. They are all so smart and funny and nice. This is going to be a great four years, I can already tell.

Right now, I'm thinking a scooter ride around campus before that 3 hour chemistry lab is needed. Oh and I think my laundry is done! Please tell me what everyone else is up to. Miss everyone.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Orientation is officially over!!

It felt like summer camp with all the activities we were doing. We went to a baseball game (which got rained out..), went though baltimore, ate as large masses. It was great. But we were all itching to start classes, so i'm glad yesterday was our first real academic day.

Here is a picture of the stadium. It was the Orioles Vs. the Cleveland Indians. The game was actually in the 6th inning and it got rained out. But it was ok, we all just went and danced in the rain! :)

and here's a picture of some of my new friends!
From left to right, its Dana (MY roommate), Corinne (hall mate), Sami (the coolest welsh guy I've ever met), and Suyana (Corinne's roommate)

So the first day of classes was yesterday, and all I had was modern dance because our biology lab was canceled since we have had no lecture. Modern dance was at 9, and I was actually really grumpy the night before because when I looked at the course description it said we would be learning the art form through lecture and readings and writings blah blah blah. So of course, I showed up in skinny jeans. Low and behold, we actually do dance in the class (thank god) but I was by no means dressed to dance. The teacher looked a little worried when she saw my jeans, but I explained what had happened and she was cool about it.

This woman is hysterical. She made us do this walking exercise where we "track" someone. So you have to get behind someone and try and imitate their walk. Oh and there are live musicians every class so this class we had a drummer. SO COOL. Then we had to pretend we were gorillas. I'm actually learning so much in this class.

Today I had like.. every freaking class. I had english, biology (lecture), chemistry (lecture), and I have frontiers at 1:30. That class is about Alternative Medicine. It'll be fun. :)

Also, BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! The big 1-9. My friends on campus are taking me out. I've met some really awesome people here. I'm feeling very lucky.

Saturday there will be an outdoor concert, so if anyone is interested in coming down to visit, you could come see that too. Tonight is the welcoming ceremony with the whole school. Each class has to wear a color, and ours is Blue. There is going to be a big chain of people from the old library to the new library and we are going to pass the last books into the new library. It will be very cool to witness.

Oh and our minifridge is finally coming tonight too. WOO!! I can finally have leftovers!

Well, I think that is it for now. Miss everyone! Hope everything is going well!