I hate school. I’ve come to the conclusion that this semester isn’t fun. I attribute this largely to my schedule and the 17 hours of hell I go through a week. This semester I am taking three classes that I really hate and motivating myself to do the work is far from easy. Additionally, I haven’t been in Austin a lot this semester. Last year I was on campus nearly every weekend for football and I had plenty of time to relax. This semester I have been in Austin two weekends. Two! I’ve had retreats and crap every weekend that I haven’t been home in Friendswood. I don’t really think it would make much of a difference if I was here, however, because everyone else is also busy with work. In the end, everyone is off doing their own thing and I’m left counting down the days to summer. I know it’s sad that I won’t be living on campus again and I won’t see everyone for three months, but I am so ready to go home. I am actually looking forward to going home and working, reading and hanging out with all my friends.
It’s funny, I was thinking about it today and I’m excited to go home this summer to read. I don’t enjoy most of the readings I have to do for school this semester and summer will allow me to read books that actually interest me. I’ve already started the list, which will double when I add various comics to it. I am definitely looking forward to reading at least the following books:
* The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
* Atlas Shrugged
* A People’s History of the United States
* His Dark Materials
* The other six books in the Chronicles of Narnia
* The Godfather
That should take quite a bit of time but I’m actually excited. This summer should be great.
So last weekend was my Birthday and thank you to everyone who called, wrote or was at my house for the festivities. I got ridiculously amazing presents and had a great time. My sister is officially the most bad-ass Easter egg-hider of all time. There will still be hidden eggs for years to come. Also, Matt Rickard is freaking lumberjack and Armando is a huge heifer who likes to rip trampolines. It was good to be home, even though I’ve been there far too often recently. I don’t think I’ll be able to go back for a while though. I have a test every week until the end of school and then the much dreaded finals. It may actually be the end of May before I’m back. At least then it will be for a while and I’ll be able to relax and lounge around.
So I actually went to my crazy ass pre-law fraternity meeting this week. I decided that since I paid dues I should probably get off my ass and get enough points to become a member. We had this hippie judge from county court come and talk to us about law school and it was pretty awesome. She was really friendly and full of life since all she ever dealt with was bounced checks and fraud. Still it was really cool and she invited us all to come to the court whenever we wanted. She was really excited about students coming down and said she’d even let us know when the “juicy” cases were coming up if we called ahead. She got me excited to go sit in court and just observe everything going on.
Sometimes I wish I could take advantage of the time before my 11 am classes on Friday. If I went to the capital and just sat in on a session I would feel so productive. Instead, I spend my free time reading comics and watching downloaded TV shows. They’re so amazing, though. I still haven’t seen this week’s Scrubs, but Lost was great. I really love Locke’s character, even if parts of today’s episode were very predictable. I think it’d be cool (maybe for the video?) to have all of the cliffhanger endings of Lost back to back in one video file. It’d be awesome for those who have seen the show and confusing as hell for anyone who hadn’t. I’m gonna do that now!
Last week I started going through the whole “my how time has passed” phase of ones freshman year. I seriously can’t believe that One Act District was a year ago. Time has passed by so quickly and I’ve had so much fun that it seems like yesterday. I really think that December 2003 to December 2004 was the best year of my life. That’s hard to say, because I’ve been fortunate enough to live a pretty amazing life, but I think it was the best. Maybe I’m just pulling a Cohen and forgetting all the bad things that happened, but I know I’ll continue to look back on that year fondly. Now the next few years just have to be even better….starting after this semester. Seriously, if it were possible, I would hire Brandon and Veronica to Cadbury the hell out of the last four months (not counting my Birthday, of course). I’d even pay double if they offed my Sociology teacher.
I wonder what’s gonna happen on Project Greenlight this week. Boo! No one on DC++ has the last episodes so I’m sure no one will have this week’s episode. I guess I’ll just have to wait until I go home again. In the meantime I leave you with this picture of the always enticing John Gulager. Work it!