Monday, January 10, 2011

Classes again?!

Today was the first day of spring 2011 classes.  (1) I can't believe it's 2011 already, and (2) I can't believe winter break is over!  I feel like it was just starting.

I've only had 3 of my 5 classes, but I'm already hopeful about this semester.  The classes are definitely going to be tough, but I feel like I'm better prepared to handle them.  I definitely want to keep up with all my work and not fall behind.  Basically, I need to stop procrastinating.  I also want to try and get ahead whenever possible.  I have the unique opportunity to get some assignments out of the way ahead of time, and I want to try to take advantage of that.  Things get really hectic at times between Chi Omega and Student Government, so if I can stay on top of things and possibly even get ahead, I think I'll be okay.

I'm really excited about most (if not all) of my classes this semester.  I'm really excited about Intro to Nature Writing because we get to go outside!!!  I used to despise nature, but since taking Colloquium, I've learned to love it.  Plus, the weather will be BEAUTIFUL since it's winter (my favorite season).  I absolutely love writing outside, and a lot of my best work happens outdoors.

I'm also taking a class called Issues in Culture & Society: Death & Dying.  Everyone keeps saying, "death and dying? that's so morbid!"  I have an odd fascination with death, so I'm excited for the class.  But after hearing the professor talk today, I'm beginning to realize the class is going to be just as much about life as it is about death.  Overall, I'm probably most excited about this class (but I'm not excited about all the reading we have to do).

As for Interracial/Intercultural Communication, I feel like it's going to be an insightful course.  From what I heard, you learn a lot about yourself and your personal views regarding culture.  You learn things that you never realized about yourself.  I feel like a lot of really interesting material is going to be presented.

Now that I've just put you to sleep with my rant about classes, I should let you know that you can expect another one tomorrow!!! So get excited for that :)

p.s. I created a tumblr account and I think you should check it out and follow it if you have a tumblr! Here's the link:

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Bucket List

I spent the last few days revising my bucket list. I made it back in high school and some of the things were beyond ridiculous ("jump off the brooklyn bridge and live"...come on!!). I looked at other people's bucket lists to get some inspirations. It's definitely not done, but it's a start.

So here it is, MY BUCKET LIST!

  1. Visit the original Hard Rock Café in London
  2. Go to a concert in each of the major music genres – rock, pop, country, rap, and R&B
  3. Travel to all 7 continents
  4. Write a book
  5. Get my writing published or self-publish my own writing
  6. Visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii
  7. Learn American Sign Language
  8. Learn to speak another language fluently
  9. Visit each of the 50 states and Washington DC
  10. Volunteer in a third world country
  11. Live in another country
  12. Sing karaoke…loudly and without a care in the world
  13. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
  14. National Equality March in Washington DC
  15. Spend 4th of July in Washington DC
  16. Get accepted into all of the colleges I apply to (undergraduate)
  17. Make the President’s List in College
  18. Graduate with honors in high school and college
  19. Watch a space shuttle launch
  20. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
  21. Answer the age-old question: Geno’s or Pat’s Cheese steak?
  22. Skydiving
  23. Cave tubing
  24. Join a sorority and become an initiated member
  25. Learn the lyrics to an entire rap album
  26. Create a parody of a song and put it on YouTube
  27. Watch the ball drop in Times Square
  28. Duval Crawl in Key West
  29. Eiffel Tower in Paris
  30. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain
  31. Visit a concentration camp in Europe
  32. Make the front page of the newspaper
  33. Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  34. Visit the pyramids
  35. Start “the wave” in a public place
  36. Visit Niagra Falls
  37. Donate blood
  38. Run a 5k
  39. Run a 10k
  40. Learn how to surf
  41. Go parasailing
  42. Go on a gondola ride in Venice
  43. Make a call from a red telephone booth in London
  44. The Louvre
  45. Walk the Great Wall of China
  46. Table Mountain in South Africa
  47. Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
  48. Zipline through a rainforest
  49. Go through the Panama Canal
  50. Jump in the pool with my clothes on
  51. Swim with the dolphins
  52. See Mayan Ruins in Central America
  53. Learn to ski
  54. Learn to ice skate
  55. Ride in a helicopter
  56. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  57. Cage diving with sharks in South Africa
  58. White water rafting
  59. Be an audience member in a TV show
  60. Attend a Broadway Musical
  61. Learn to play poker
  62. Go ice skating at the Rockefeller Plaza
  63. Go to a super bowl
  64. Get on a jumbotron at a sporting event
  65. Watch a solar eclipse
  66. Watch a lunar eclipse
  67. Watch a meteor shower
  68. Fall in love
  69. Be a vegetarian for a week
  70. Be a vegan for a week
  71. Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  72. Stay in a hotel by myself
  73. Stay in a five-star hotel
  74. Go camping
  75. Keep a written journal
  76. Do a good deed for a stranger
  77. Shoot a gun
  78. Go tech-free for a week
  79. Learn CPR
  80. Learn to line dance
  81. Take a ballroom dancing class
  82. Learn to salsa dance
  83. Be in a wedding
  84. Go to the Olympics
  85. Be in two countries at once
  86. Stand at the equator
  87. Go on 50 cruises
  88. Meet a celebrity