Well the leaves have turned color and are threatening to coat the sidewalks, around the corner is what every kid here waits for with anticipation… causing late nights of thinking, asking themselves I wonder how big they will be? What will I get? …Of course I am talking about finals. I am not sure if time speeds up as you grow older but it sure seems as though time is whipping past me, I don’t see that as a necessarily good thing. Does this increase as you get older? If so, when I am forty that will make my days feel like two and a half hours long. At least my meals will be close together. I was looking at my transcripts of my college career, I am amazed how close I am to being done with my undergraduate degree. That is almost scary, its more of a mixture of wonderment and nervousness.
It has been a while since I have updated this web page… I’ve been a busy boy, writing papers like a mad man but that’s ok by me, seeing as I have no actual midterms or finals. Some classes are still all right, others are still very very boring with questions that are half as long as the reading we have to do for the class. Arg. In light of my last comments, I have registered for Winter term classes, i am taking seventeen credits which is one credit short of a maximum load… it should keep me busy, but i seem to do well with classes when I really load them on; or at least that is what I am telling myself now while hoping I follow through later.
My hall is still good, a few problems here and there but all together still good. I went bowling with them Thursday night. Some of the worst games of bowling I have ever played. It is pretty sad when my series high is only 112. As a hall we’ve also gone hiking, watched movies, had little kids come trick-or-treating, it has been kind of fun.
Jessica is good. I like this girl. This picture (blurry due to the crappiness of my scanner) is of Jess was taken at Silver Creek Falls when she came and visited my parents with me up north. I showed her the wonderfulness that is Woodburn, yeah, wonderfulness… that’s it. Silver Creek Falls was fun, while in a tree I happened upon a salamander or a newt, i called him Dionysus (a greek god). Newt, salamander, or greek god, whatever it was it was very neat. Here’s the picture.
Other than newts and salamanders I am waiting for Winter break to come, I really haven’t spent more than two days at my parent’s place since Spring Break, so it will be nice to take some time away from campus. Hopefully while I am away from Eugene I will get to go to Astoria as well as Bend to visit Jessica. More news to come, of course.
Stupid finals, you go squish now. Actually, they have gone squish, and hopefully, they squished well… or at least, I completed them well. Winter term is now over, good bye Astronomy, I will never forget the many naps you provided me with. Anyways… On to happier topics, like spring break. The first three days I will be down in Eugene, doing the RA (hired narc) thing… because of this you can expect some changes to the webpage, that is if I wake up. But seriously folks, I do plan on waking up, hopefully spending some time with some very cool people, one of those being my new favorite staff member… and if anyone asks, she can philosophize. With every passing day I get more excited about this summer, [Editor’s note: Mom, you may not want to read this] yes, not going to Woodburn is a bonus, though I will miss the whole Woodburn experience, it will be nice to remain a actual bachelor; but even more, a lot of my friends are going to be around… I definitely see good times ahead. And oh yes, I will camp, mark my words, I will camp. I will keep this update short and semi-sweet because I will probably add more within a couple of days. Stay tuned.
I have conquered the beast that is finals… a noteworthy accomplishment… I kicked some butt on 20th Century Final, which I was sure I was going to bomb with the best of grace, but nay, I come out on top. I now have until the 11th to relax and work, basically I sit around and go on one set of RA rounds; and that is worth $40 a day to the University…. good enough for me. After that it is off to home, where I will be staying at the luxurious Wells Family Inn… I’ve got the Chris Wells suite. It will be nice to sleep in a bed that I am smaller than, thought I will miss waking up with my arm numb from it hanging over the side of the bed. I think the good food at home will spoil me for dorm food, but I am willing to make that sacrifice.
After my brief stay in Woodburn it is off to wonderful Victoria B.C., my first road trip… and to top it off I get to see two of my favorite bands at the Icehouse in downtown Victoria, I am definitely looking forward to that. Then it is back to Woodburn until the 4th or the 5th of January than its back to school… On a final note, I ran into a previous Creative Writing professor of mine, and she asked me to sign up for a 400-level Fiction Writing course that she is teaching in spring term… I will, of course, accept, any chance to write fiction I will jump at the chance.