Monday, August 31, 2009

oh jeeze

Ugh. I can't sleep. And that's truly a pity, because classes start tomorrow morning. I guess I'm just a little too excited. I keep waking up every three hours or so.
Anyway, I don't have much to write about, because nothing very out of the ordinary's happened since my last post. But I guess I can describe my classes.

1. American Lit. Pre- 1860: I am so excited for this class, because it focuses on exactly what I want to do with my life. I love learning about U.S. History and the culture and I adore literature. So, this is a great combination of what I love. This is a subject that I'd eventually like to teach (I think).
2. Into to Creative Writing: Oh boy, Oh boy. This one's going to be a doozy. While, I love to write research papers and newspaper articles, I'm not so good at creative writing. Creative writing requires maturity. You need to be able to synthesize your feelings and make them beautiful. I don't know if I can do that. Still, I've always planned to write a novel before I die. So, this will help me do that. And supposedly the prof. I'm taking it with is amazing. Like, you can google him and the first three pages are all about him. People even taped him reading his poetry and posted it on youtube. lol. Here's a little clip.

3. Biology- 'nuff said.
4. Women Writers: This one will be interesting. It focuses on the female writer and her views on motherhood and life as a women. Now, when I signed up for the class I thought I'd be learning about Sylvia Plath's life or something. But guess not. Oh well. We'll see. I'm just a little nervous, because we have over ten novels to read in one semester...
5. Latin: Latin's going to be my foreign language. I know that sounds crazy difficult, but it's actually not that bad. Since I've purchased the textbook, I've been finding it rather easy to pick up. And according to rate my professor, the teacher is amazing too. I'm exciteddd.

Alright, I'm going to attempt the impossible, by trying to get back to sleep. Wish me luck:)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I love college...

Well, it's been awhile since I last posted something. And that's not because I haven't had anything to write about. On the contrary, I've had so many blog worthy experiences since my last post that I feel like my head is spinning.

Well, to start with I went on vacation with my family last week. A good time was had by all. We went to the beach and stayed in this apartment my dad rented for a week. It had this wall made out of glass that offers you a perfect view of the ocean. Everyday, we'd start off with breakfast at some cozy pancake house, then we'd go to the beach and splash wildly around the ocean. Once the sand in our bathing suits got to be too much (we all hate the feeling of being covered by sand in my family), we'd head over to the b-e-a-u-tiful pool. Then we'd all go back to the apartment and shower up and head out to eat. We ate at some of the most interesting restaurants. For example, there was one restuarant that centered on world cuisine. It was this huge place full of buffet style tables and each row of buffet tables represented a different culutre. It was so informational and delicious:)

The morning after we got back, was spent loading my dad's truck up with all my jank for school. The drive took about two hours due to traffic. ew. Once we got to my room I started unloading everything and enthusiastically setting my stuff up. Then after some swift kisses on the cheek, my parents and brother left. I had the whole apartment to myself, because 2 of my 4 roommates didn't move in until the next day. So, I spent the first night of my sophomore year in solitude, soaking up the feeling of independence. I'd post pictures, but I left my camera at home.

The next day, I walked all around the campus to reacquaint myself with it. Then I stopped by the bookstore and picked up my ridiculously over priced textbooks that I probably should've purchased on amazon. *sigh* Well, as I was leaving the store, heavy bag in each hand, my roommate cynthia called me, and somehow I managed to talk and walk with all those books at the same time. She let me know she was in the apartment and I raced back to see her and jump around with joy, because that is how much we love being around each other. We spent the next couple of hours unloading her car and setting her stuff up. Once we finished our other roommate arrived and we started all over again!

Since then, I've done many things, but the most memorable would be waiting in line for tickets to my school's very first football game. For some reason my school just never had a team, but all of a sudden it does and people are going crazzzy with excitement. The tickets went on sale at 10am, but a huge line of people had already gathered the night before with tents! yes, tents! I did not camp out. But I did wait in the miles of line the next morning. I was so worried for weeks that I wouldn't get a ticket to what would surely be one of the biggets events of our school year. But I did! Mission was accomplished. It only took standing in line for freaking forever in a corwded and sweltering atmosphere outside.

Besides the football tickets my friends and I have basically been doing cliche things like getting drunk, smoking hookah, playing cranium, and eating sushi.

I have so many plans for this semester. I'm going to make it amazing. I signed up for our college's club soccer team. Hopefully, I'll make it. And I've considered joining a sorority. All of this is nerve racking yet exciting. And I'm still writing for the school's newspaper.

"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible." - William Faulkner

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I can't sleep and I don't know why. I've done everything I can to exhaust my body, but it's all to no avail. I went running right before taking my sleeping pill and not even that worked. Now, it's 4am. My eyes burn and my muscles are tired, but my mind is racing on wildly. I hate being in this condition where your mind and body won't agree. Sometimes I feel like my brain is this wild horse that refuses to be tamed... like flika.

Anyway, I go back to school soon and that is absolutely exciting. I am so ready to start a fresh new semester full of english classes that I'll actually enjoy as opposed to classes like Algebra that I dreaded.

This semester, I'm forcing myself to get out more. Instead of just slouching around my dorm, I'm going to make more friends and go to more school events like football games.

I'm tired of hating the way my life is. It's time for me to take more control. All I ever do is day dream about how things can be better. Well, now it's my goal to match my dreams to reality.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in." - American Beauty

Monday, August 10, 2009

I am, indeed, a nerd

As I said in my last post, I've mostly been loafing around since I quit my job. I've just been stretching out on my comfortable matress and watching movies instantly on netflix while eating almond joys and drinking lemonade all day. It's a good life. I finished watching all the seasons of the wonderful show Weeds and now I'm watching my way though the incredibly addictive seasons of Law and Order:SVU. Gosh... that show never ceases to catch my attention. All the characters are so exquisitely multi-dimensional. Even the five second appearance of the medical examiner intrigues me. But my favorite character is the kick ass forensic psychologist Dr. Haung! O M G. He always offers so much insight. It's like he can read the perp or vicitims mind just by looking at a crime scene. I used to want to do his job, but then I really thought about it and I'd take fiction over reality any day. The real thing is so horrifying.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ever since i made the bold, not so rationale choice, to quit my job... my life has been amazingly relaxing. I lay in bed all day and read books and watch weeds and hang out with friends and go to paneras with my mom. For the first time, in such a long time, i feel very well rested. It's such a good feeling to lay back in bed and know that you don't have any pressing obligations. It's weeks like these that make me dread the idea of entering the work world where i'll be surrounded by never ending responsibilities. I guess I'll just take advantage of it now.

Monday, August 3, 2009

This show is like a page turner in the book world. You just can't stop watching it. I love it. It takes place in this suburban part of california where the adults light up as much as the teenagers do. She plays a widowed mother who resorts to selling weed. This show is definitely worth the time.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Alright, Kaitlyn wants me to post 7 interesting things about myself...So, here it goes...

1. My parents named me Kimberly Theresa after my Grandmother Theresa. She was actually named after St. Theresa who is the patron saint of all small things (aka the little flower saint). Isn't that cool? I plan to pass on the name in some way to one of my daughters to keep it going.
2. When I was waiting on tables this summer, I was always so tempted to lie to the customers about my life. When they would inquire about my life, asking things like, "where ya' from" I always wanted to say something like South Africa instead of boring old williamsburg. I just wanted to mix things up every once in awhile since I knew i'd never see those people again.
3. I really want the purple comforter Bella had in the movie twilight...0.o
4. I want to be buried in a good pair of flats.
5. I want a cat named bob dylan and a dog named romeo.
6. I lovelovelove riding through old neighborhoods. For some reason, unknown to me, I am obsessed with real estate. Whenever, I'm at WaWas I grab those magazines with pictured homes for sale. And I just drool over all the different types of houses there are. I can't explain it. Looking at houses makes everything fit together inside me.
7. I can't live without wendy's, dr.pepper, and the chinese food restaurant called Hong Kong around the corner from my house. chicken sandwichs, lo mein, and pork fried rice make my heart skip a beat<3 Seriously, you have no idea how often I hit those places up. I'm going to say between the two, maybe 3x a week.