…Midway through April, actually, and yet I have not posted more than, what, one thing? Ridiculous. Yeah, yeah. Ridiculous; I’ll fill you in.
Humans v Zombies continued on last week, and I spent an afternoon reading in the quad, watching a mission take place. A gaggle of humans stalked by and then a horde of zombies, with me on a blanket sitting in between. For more than an hour, I watched the ensuing battle, which was highly entertaining. I’d show you the photos that I took, but my internet access at university is so poor that it will have to wait until I am back at home in three weeks.
(Note, I ended up getting a different picture to work:)
I’ve been spending the past weeks more and more outdoors reading or spending time with friends. We’ve gone out on blankets to hang out, do homework, and even have a picnic. It’s wonderful to not have to wear a coat and even better to wear only a t-shirt, which the weather has permitted over the past two weeks. I’ve been able to be more active with this weather, too, which is nice since I now have a new goal for getting in shape. I’m usually all about health and just making sure that my body is healthy, but now I want to shape it up so that I can join belly dancing next semester. Granted, I could join as I am now, but I think I’d be more comfortable and have an easier time if I worked on getting a trimmer middle over the summer. So I’m going to try swimming every morning, get back into running a few miles each day, and I’ll now try some preliminary dancing to tone up. Belly dancing, here I come!
It seems funny to me that these pictures were only taken around a week ago, yet the entire campus has blossomed since then. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
Three weeks until summer, though… What an odd realisation. Over my extended break, I plan to go to Florida to visit my dad, maybe get a volunteer job on Main Street (if they should ever need the extra help; they can call me at a moment’s notice, I think), sew at least two dresses and a skirt, and paint at least four paintings. I promised my friend Heather that I would enter a painting into the Missouri Hall Art Gallery next year, so if I make that over the summer, it will free my time up over the semester to work on it. I’m thinking of painting a scene from the quad or somewhere on Truman’s campus, and it will be big. Bigger than any other painting that I’ve yet done (I’m thinking one of those canvases that’s nearly three feet tall). I’m also painting pictures for both my current room mate Jess for her room next year and my friend Abby for her room next year. It shouldn’t be so odd that I’m looking forward to making these paintings so much, but I am. That’s why I became an art minor, I guess.
Speaking of art, I finalised my schedule for next semester, and it’s a beast. I have statistics, intermediate German, British literature from Romantic to Modern, a six hour long drawing 1 course, and a 400-level Intro to Clinical Psychology class. The last one is rather intimidating. It isn’t just a difficult class but a class meant for older psych majors, so I may be kicking myself next semester. But, maybe it will teach me good work ethic, and it will put me ahead. I just wish that I could have gotten into social psychology like I had originally planned for, but upon entering in the code during registration, I accidentally put in the code for psychopharmacology, which in no way interests me or goes toward what I will be doing with a psychology degree. By the time I could try and fix my mistake, it was too late–the class was full. So, I ended up finding this 400-level gem that fit into my schedule. We’ll see how it turns out.
Meanwhile, what an awesome group of friends I have: they helped me create a Quidditch team for my university’s Quidditch match last week. It was a great time with six teams vying for the top spot. Now, we aren’t the sportiest bunch, so we definitely had more losses than wins, but it was incredibly fun. The hosts of the events even gave out legit Harry Potter snacks (fudge flies, chocolate frogs, Berty Bots beans, pumpkin juice, butter beer, et cetera). What an awesome time. Here are some pictures that my internet finally allowed me to upload:
Our team name was Albus and the Dumbledores, and we even made legit tie-dye shirts for the event.
We played with beach balls, a volley ball, and these tall hoops. It was actually quite challenging. The snitch ended up being a track runner with a sock hanging out of his shorts that you had to pull out. I was seeker, and it was definitely hard work; I was feeling muscles the next day that I didn’t even know I had. Ouch!
And, of course, we ran with brooms in between our legs, which was more fun than challenging. Awkwardness, after all, can be one of the best things ever to laugh at.
That’s about it for now. Hopefully this filled you in a little about what has been going on in my life. Thank God for spring and summer holidays! Hope you’re all doing well.