Tuesday, September 29, 2009

So this took 5 min for me to figure out how to do...

I just found out how not tech savvy I am. Anyway I am currently sitting in my 4 man dayroom in the Zeta Tau Alpha house the night before school starts. See I can cram so much info into so little space. I did end up surviving rush and am rather enjoying the house. The girls are all fun and relaxed, and according to Walter "You haven't changed!". I was a little insulted...
Anyway I have 9am class tomorrow so am going to go to sleep, but when I have more energy I will tell of my first 4 frat parties, that all happened Thursday night. Then I got the swine. More to tell later.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Highlight of my day

My core professor, trying to describe how Wikipedia is an unreliable source tells us, "One time, I went into the Julius Caesar article and changed all the dates so they were wrong. It took them a few months before they fixed it."

Me: Wait, when was this? Do you do this frequently?
Core prof: This was, oh, probably about four or five years ago.
Kid in my class: Wait, I failed a paper freshman year that was about Julius Caesar because all my dates were wrong!
Prof: Well...sorry.

Just thought I'd share that :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

College So Far in 5 Minutes or Less

Well, I'm back in my dorm for twenty minutes between working in the costume shop and dinner, from which I will go to my nightly 6 hour rehearsal. I also have a cold. Basically not much has changed.
But actually, it's really nice here. I didn't know it was possible for so many people to be so motivated in the same place, it's like high school with all the dumb ones weeded out. Plus large amounts of alcohol, and I get to have a slumber party with my roommate every night! Seriously, though, this dumb jock type in my colloquium used the word "plethora" today. And I was like, hang on, even the dumb jocks are smart. Let's see. . . five minutes. . . what else. . . Oh, swine flu's already going around so everyone's going insane (especially around me since I'm coughing a ton.) Hope I don't die.
Anyway, that was pointless, but I really have to go. I miss most of you, talk to you later.

Life at Swat

9/21/09. 5:34 pm

I'm sitting in the lounge of my dorm, taking a break between reading my physics/astronomy textbook and starting my economics homework. It's wicked pretty out, and I can see a couple of people practicing martial arts on the gigantic green field just outside of the bay windows. Other people are chatting in the teeny kitchen down the hall.

I'm hella sore from playing ultimate all weekend; my team the Warmothers (a Swarthmore anagram) won 3 of 7 games at a tournament in Lancaster, which is Amish country. I still suck, as I can only make it to a third of the practices because my Kathak (north Indian dance) class is at the same time. Yet they graciously still let me play! Added bonus: on the way home we went to Arby's and saw a woman legitimately wearing a bonnet.

Coming up this week, I have a wind ensemble rehearsal tomorrow (I'm the only oboe player, which kind of scares the shit out of me because I have all the solos) on Tuesday, and I'm going to a free concert of the Philadelphia Philharmonic on Wednesday with a bunch of friends from my hall. On Thursday I have a seminar on infectious diseases and then an Arabic class dinner. So basically I'm not sure when I'll have time to get all my work done (OK I actually have less than I anticipated) and have another date with Dave, aka. Colonel David F. Hill IV. But I'm not complaining.

XOXO Amandine

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My one day band

Well, I'll start us off here at We're All in College (Yay)! I'm envisioning this as a forum for all of us Garfield 09 people to update each other on our college lives and feel extra new-media savvy because we have a group blog. Or something.

So, in that spirit, I was in a band called Quarantine? for one day. We played a cover of Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphy at Whitman Coffeehouse Open Mic night. I played the bagpipe line on flute, along with an accordion and a violin. We also had an electric guitar and bass. The rest of them might continue being a band, but I think I'm good.

I've also managed to become a staff writer for the Whitman Pioneer. It's our weekly paper published on Thursdays, and my first article ever got the cover. I'm working on an investigation of the health center right now.

That's about it, along with ridiculous frat parties (so far, we've had a rave, foam party and tonight there's a luau), climbing (ever wanted to tie an overhand, figure 8, flemish bend, clove hitch, mule, munter hitch, kleimheist, autoblock, butterfly knot, water knot, double fisherman's, double bowline and prussik in the same day?) and working at Safeway (someone did not use the urinal for its intended purpose on my first day). Can't wait to hear from you guys!