Excluding German 201, things are going good, well, relatively. I have now come to the conclusion (in my waning months of my senior year) that I have chosen the wrong major for myself, this isn’t to say that Philosophy isn’t super-fantastic, because it is, but it is not as super-fantastic Education or Special Education. Ironically, in the remaining three terms I have left at the University of Oregon I think i have found my calling, I’ve always been a late bloomer, so why does this surprise me? So as you may have guessed I am taking a Special Education (SPED) and an Education (ED) class and I and I feel as though I am extremely successful at them. I may be getting my second and third ‘A’s of my college career (also ironic, my first ‘A’ was achieved in the first term of my Freshman year.) I can easily understand the material, the reading is engaging (oh, and 14th century Jewish philosophy isn’t fun reading?) so I think i might have made a small mistake being a Philosophy major, I should have gone with my life long gut feeling of education. Any road….
So I’ve hurt myself again, while playing racquetball I went flying backwards into a wall, making for a spectacular pup on my back. To make a long and quite unspectacular story short, the doctors aren’t sure yet what I did to my ribs except that they hurt and that I needed strong pain killers. On the subject of pain killers, may i just say that as a person who doesn’t sleep well, these are a small little angles with Vicodin stamped on them. So needless to say the last couple of days I’ve been very well rested.
I’ve come to the conclusion that i enjoy living by myself, lets just put it this way: I can be the master of my own domain. My messes are my own and therefore i’m not as disgusted cleaning them up. I don’t think I was meant to live with people who I’m not particularly close to… There is just something wrong about cutting a tube of sausage and then leaving both the wrapper and the knife out on the counter all day, needless to say, it wasn’t my sausage. ick. If I try the path of good naturedness and understanding means I’m a good person right? Or a Schmuck?
Finally, its really nice to see two parts of your life fit together so well. I really enjoy seeing Jessica hanging around with my family. First, it was my sister came and stayed with me for a couple of days, we played mini golf, played video games (which i kicked her butt at Dance Dance Revolution), and had a somewhat impromptu parade. Jessica and Meagan seem to really enjoy each other’s company, especially when it comes to making fun of me, which is fine by me because it is a sign of respect or at least admiration… or so I’m told. And then when Jessica and I spent the day with my mom, it just feels like one big family… i wish my family liked me as much as they liked Jessica, but you’ve got to take what you can get. I don’t think i realized how important my family’s feelings about my girlfriend were until (I finally got a girlfriend) saw Jessica with everyone of my family members and how much they liked and adored her. Best chance I ever took.
all right, Vicodin is kicking in, time for bed.
Just by pure coincidence it has been a month since I’ve written an update. So a lot and very little happened over the course of the last month… but nothing really worth mentioning besides that I very much dislike my new German teacher… she’s evil, I can see it in her eyes, they say, “Guten Tag! Ich bin sehr eninen bvse Ochse.” (Translation: Good day! I am a very evil ox.) It is unbelievable, in class some one will ask for an explanation on something and all she says is “Azo…” which is basically blowing off the question in German… it is not fun to be disregarded in English but in another language that you don’t fully understand is really mean. Anthropology is… weird, nothing like boring lectures one day and illicit movies the next day. Someone else’s money hard at work.
Hopefully my plans for this summer are coming together, I am planning to move off campus… what is this? Chris off campus, what a novel concept! I am going to make the big amazing step to not living in a dorm… I know this will be a new and somewhat religious experience for me, this has such ramifications as not going home to work, or going to work when I am trying to sleep. I think you get the picture. I tell ya, when that last box leave Parsons 221, I will rejoice as the happiest person in the world. Aside from moving off campus (off campus! Yeah!) I’ll be (hopefully) working as a Desk Assistant during the summer. Hopefully do some visiting with out of town friends and hanging around with in town friends. The only bad thing about this summer will be that Jessica will be in Mexico for 6 weeks… This will be a huge change from seeing her daily to not seeing her for almost two months. It will be like Winter break… just with far less presents and far more sun, and longer… but people got to do what they need to do and I know this will be good for her.
At the request of various people to get a better scanner and scan a picture of Jessica, I have done so. Thanks to Mom and Dad for the generous donation of a scanner here she is: so one more time I am going to have to talk about this wonderful person… now that the “crap (and I use term loosely)” passed, or at least most of it… it is nice to actually enjoy our relationship; now I can work on being happier instead of irritated all of the time as well as a drag. But thanks to Jess, I remained within the confines of sanity and sometimes happiness, even though I would try and fight it should would at least get a smile from me. She’s good at that. I think I like this relationship thing, I could get used to this; its nice to have someone to do the small things with, watch tv, go walking, running (sometimes by force), it makes everything that much better… and it’s all to her credit. I will definitely miss her intensely over the summer… or even a weekend when she has gone home to her parents place.
Until I get more creative juices…
Ps. I’ve added a ‘Title’ page, which lists all of the titles that I’ve used (at least the musical ones) and where they are from as well as who it was written/performed by. I’ll post the link here but from here-on-out it will be at the very top of page with this link “Titles”.
I’m putting off a paper right now, so indulge in my procrastination… I am the procrastination king! Let it be known. I am very good or as the Germans would say in German “sehr gut!” Classes are good, well, maybe except for Ancient Philosophy; amazingly dry lectures followed by paper assignments that are as broad as the lectures are dry. I am kicking some major butt in German; I just got back my big test and scored an “A-“. I don’t know which dark and scary recess of my brain this comes from but I hope it doesn’t run out… it is nice being slightly successful in school. Being an RA is good, I got to go on a hike last weekend and I get to go on another hike this weekend at Kentucky Falls. Don’t ask me where it is, ’cause I don’t know. Residents are good, except for two very small, very insignificant problems, this is a cake walk… especially if I keep on beating my residents at Hockey on the Play station 2. Don’t worry I didn’t buy one, they own it. Being me is good. I know I don’t say that often enough, but right now it is actually pretty cool to walk around as myself. I realize that I get down on myself sometimes but I see that more as a time for introspection and examination. Eh. I intentionally left out a name out of my last update… it just didn’t seem like I should be broadcasting such things at that time. And again I will leave out her name to make any of you people who are actually interested in what’s going on with me, have to call me. Bwahaha. I like being dastardly.Ps- I get to meet her parents this weekend… eep. That’s a good eep, mind you.