Monday, October 18, 2010

It's been a little while since I've posted, I hit kind of a busy patch in things.
Homework, tests, traveling home, going downtown with friends--it all wears you down. I'm enjoying it though, this busy lifestyle. Atleast most days I'm not sitting around bored. I really do love the fall though. The leaves are gorgeous( the hobby of "leaf peeping" still cracks me up with its name), as I said last time it's perfect for hot chocolatee... and I don't know, it's just a good season. It's a nice transition from the heat and sun of summer to the chilly frost of winter. I'm still sad I haven't gone to the local apple orchard at home for some fresh cider apple doughnuts.. I'll go the next time I have the chance, unless the season is over and done with. Honestly I'm a little excited for winter :). Snowboarding should be amazing this year. I could do without the cold while I'm like, walking to classes or driving in the snow.. but I can't wait for boarding.
Let's see, what fun and excitement have you all been missing out on in my life...? Really it's been a lot of work. I've had several tests, two papers, regular homework.. I haven't had much time for thumb twiddling :P. Last weekend I went home to work a day at Polo and see friends of course. It was great just being able to hang out with the whole crew. College isn't so far away I'm beginning to realize. Next year it'll be nice to have my car though. I hate having to ask my mom to come pick me up, even though it's a nice chance to talk to her. I just feel bad because it's an hour away. I really need to spend more time at home, home. Like with my family. The moment I reach home I generally relax for maybe an hour, then I'm off to see my friends. I can't help it, I love them haha. It just hits me at the end of every visit that I don't see much of my family. This is partially because they're so busy.. like when I'm in the house, they're generally outide working, so it kind of feels pointless for me to be home, alone, doing nothing. I just need to find ways to spend more time with them
The weekend before last I actually attended a football game. At my highschool, we didn't have football, so this was semi-significant I guess. I went with Paige and Madiha, we didn't watch the whole thing because we had things to do, but our team, the Danes, were kicking ass and taking names while we were there haha. We checked for the final score later---48-0. Either the other team was terrible beyond comprehension, or our team is really, really good..
Pumpkin picking in the heart of Albany.. Not really something I would expect. Paige, Madiha and I took a little "adventure" trying to find the place where Madiha needed to get her laptop fixed. It was a lot of unnecessary walking it turns out, but we had a good time anyways :). I took that litle baby back to the dorm, festive right?
In the spirit of fall and Halloween, Amanda and I took the liberty of trying on the sweetest costumes Target had to offer :-). I think Amanda makes a dashing penguin personally. I really do need to come up with and or purchase a costume, ASAP. I'm still debating... Hermoine, Olive Oyl, scarecrow, or something else entirely. Any one with feedback---chime in and help me decide!
Saw this. If I had a kid, he would be wearing this. Best thing I have seen in awhile!
After the fun and excitement of those adventures, then spending all day working Saturday, and the night spent kicking back with friends--- I got up Sunday morning and drove Julie, Ben, and Amanda to Massachusettes for Six Flags New England! It didn't wind up being as far of a drive as I had expected, it was actually pretty easy. Definitely worth it too :). We spent all day going on the craziest, most nauseating roller coasters and rides they had to offer. Even the "babyish" ride we went on, the teacups, was extremely dizzying. I love rides though, and it was definitely a blast.

Just one of the handful of rides we survived.
Now I'm back at "home", college. I'm trying to get back into the routine of things, and actually to be more efficient in my routines. I have a meeting to schedule with my advisor to choose my next classes..I have homework due tomorrow evening, I have news to catch up with, and my dorm is a mess. However, I have class in the morning so all of this will have to wait until some point tomorrow because I decided that I couldn't wait any longer to get this updated :). I feel like it was a wise choice.
One thing has me heated though. In my journalism class today, my professor announced that the school is proposing to cut down the program, making the classes larger and much more difficult to get into. SERIOUSLY? Ever since the major came to the school it's been widely popular, so why get rid of it? I'm baffled. If I can't get the classes I need, I'm out.. Goodbye UAlbs..sorry but I refuse to graduate a year or two behind because I'm waiting to get into the classes essential for my degree. Six years for a Bachelor's was never a part of my plan. Once I do more research on this whole issue, you can bet I'm going to complain my head off.
Hope everything's good with everyone :D


natalie said...

CIDER APPLE DOUGHNUTS? Why does that sound so delicious, haha...

Ugh, lots of work. That's always fun. :P But that is quite awesome that you've still had time to hang out with your friends and all, Hopefully you'll be able to find some time to spend with your family, too!

48-0! Nice! Our football team is as bad as the one that yours beat, haha. We suck and lose by like 50 points every game.

I want to go pumpkin picking. We still need to go get one. I can't wait to carve it. :D All of your Target costume adventures look so hilariously fun! I have no good original ideas this year though, so I have no clue what to be yet. O:

Oh wow, Six Flags sounds like it was a blast, too! I've never been, but I've always heard great things about it.

It's sounds like everything is going pretty well with college and all, so that's awesome! I'm always so happy to see an update from you. :D

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

LOVE the costumes haha :)

Helennn Louise said...

Wow it sounds like you've been really busy! It all sounds like amazing fun!

I do think that is a great football score. I don't know how American football works but I'm sure that's a good score :L

I LOVE THE PENGUIN COSTUME <3 It's totes awesome! Good luck finding a costume!

Nicole Linette said...

Olive Olive Olive!!!!!
Im stuck on a bike for XC practices cause I have bilateral shin stress fractures, but now I can catch up with you!
How are you with the whole college experience thus far? Not gonna lie, It's been a shaky adjustment. But I love it. I love the learning and indepence and diversity and exploring! I won't even complain about the work because I'm not pre med or on a science track, so it could be muchhhh worse. Haha!
Ahhhh cider and hot chocolate season <3 fall is the BEST but the north country gets prett damn cold! Since St Lawrence is so close to the 'Dacks, I hope to learn some alpine skiing this year :)

Ohhh I hope you have a magnificet Halloween! Talk to you soon.

Allison said...

Omg, why have I never had a cider apple doughnut? That sounds way too perfect for words.
I LOVE your pumpkin picking pictures (say that 10x fast!). I didn't get to go pumpkin picking this year - such a bummer, so it's fun I can live vicariously through your pictures :)
Those pictures of you and your friends in costumes CRACKED me up - too funny! Ah, that garden gnome costume for a child kind of creeps me out (and by kind of, I mean it will haunt my dreams tonight).
Ahh, I'm sorry things are so hectic - enjoy it though - before you know it, you'll be done with college and looking for a job! (And unbelievably missing the stress of a kagillion papers).
I hope you had a fabulous Halloween, dear, and that things have settled down a bit! xo

nicole said...

very cute blog! love the olives on top!

Helennn Louise said...

Hello, my lovely Olive!

I am so glad to hear that your exams went better second time right. It's so uplifting knowing that happens :)

I can't wait to see your halloween costume when you write that blog :D

I hope all is well xx