September 30, 2010
This week, the rain has been absolutely horrible!!! It has basically poured since Monday. There isn't an item of clothing that I've worn that hasn't gotten wet. I have gone through every single pair of shoes that I have because they're still not dry from walking in the rain. But... Not only is it raining harder than I've ever seen, the drainage at Chowan stinks. Everywhere you go, you must avoid puddles, some of which are at least ankle deep. There's almost no point to wearing shoes, except that I don't want to get sick. I'm almost jealous of the California heat that all my friends' Facebook statuses have been talking about. If I can't handle rain, I'm really scared about having to weather the snow that might be coming. Oh well. At least the contents of my backpack have finally dried after being damaged by the water that my backpack decided to trap while walking in the rain.
September 19, 2010
No eight o'clock class this week. We turned in our first paper, so my composition teacher only requires us to come to a 15 min conference to talk about the edits and it counts as our attendence for the whole week. I'm just excited about not having class til 9 every day this week. Maybe I'll actually get up, and go to breakfast in the cafeteria-which I've only done once so far this year. Surprisingly, its the best meal the cafeteria has to offer, to it'd be smart to go get a good breakfast before class. I'm getting excited as I complete, and start new projects in design and drawing. I got a near perfect grade on my banana line drawing. (see above) We were supposed to use line width to illustrate depth and the perception that parts of the bananas were in the foreground, and others were in the background. It was the first project of the year, and now I'm working on the second which is five drawings, each with a different medium, of a single object. My inspiration is a tootsie-pop, which my best friend sent me to test the "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop" theory. I haven't tried it yet, but now that I need it to draw off of, it's been put on hold for two weeks. I'll let you know the results after I finish my drawing project :)
September 9, 2010
As per my high school extracurriculars, it would make sense that'd I'd try to find clubs in college that are along similar guidelines. Well, the first meeting of Chowan's Creative Writing Club was today at 5:30, and by 5:45, I had been, nominated and selected Vice President and representative for Student Government Associaition meetings. I'm really excited about this club because I've wanted to keep up my writing. YAY!
September 5, 2010
Who knew that after fifteen years of writing, and collaborating my ideas, I would actually sit down and plan my first college essay. I tried to get it over with by simply writing whatever came to mind, but the same stinking thing kept coming to mind. So, after I wasted two hours of trying to avoid writing, I sat, pulled out my handy-dandy notebook and actually planned. Now, I can successfully organize my thoughts into those magical little things called paragraphs, which magically turn into well-thought out essays. WOOHOO!!!! Time to start typing my thoughts away.