So last night and all this morning, it was snowing extremely hard. There was even the promise of 6-10 inches of snow so of course I got my hopes up that there would be no classes today. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when there were in fact classes today with no delay! So I had to come back down to earth and actually get prepared for class!
I happened to go to my car since I have to drive to my internship when I saw that literally more snow than in all of Alaska was on my car so I spent a good 20 minutes cleaning it off! Needless to say my hands were freezing afterwards and my feet were soaking wet. The only good thing that came out of it was the great view I got from my internship of all the snow when I was finally inside. We get a perfect view of the state capitol building from our office so it was definitely a nice view.
So two nights ago it snowed quite a bit and was extremely cold. This caused someone on Facebook to organize a campus wide snowball fight on the mall. Normally I avoid snow like the plague but this was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. Though I wouldn’t be participating in throwing snow since I recently lost my gloves, I still wanted to see what the hullabaloo was about.
When I went out there, there was about 50 people throwing snow, some running around shirtless, and some just spectating. Since I’m taking Intro to Peace Studies this semester, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use what I learned to try to promote peace to the commoners throwing snow. And much to my dismay, no one listened. But needless to say, I’ll be expecting my Nobel Peace Prize soon, please and thanks.
Sorry for the blurry picture. It's hard to get a good pic when you're dodging snowballs!
For those who celebrate, Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has a great and warm holiday this year. Before the eating and unwrapping of gifts begins, I wanted to make a quick blog to talk about the holiday and such.
Thankfully it’s not snowing outside because 1. “White Christmas” is one of my least favorite Christmas songs and 2. I hate the cold. It’s also good because I plan to go shopping tomorrow with all of my Christmas money and the roads need to be clear to make way for me!
One of my favorite Christmas songs, however, is “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. But since I’ve been listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album, I thought I’d post his version! His voice is reminiscent of drinking hot chocolate by the fire on a cold day. That basically means I love it! Even though I’ve never actually done that and I hate hot chocolate, his music is just too good.
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I was initially excited that winter break was ending and that it hadn’t snowed a lot. But of course, when I woke up this morning, it was snowing very hard. It never stopped and now there are about a couple inches on the ground.
Since it snowed so much, I was forced to take the job of shoveling it. It was the closest I came to working out ALL break! It also took me a long time too! Let’s just say I almost finished the whole Amy Winehouse album while doing so. And let me tell ya, it’s a longgggg album!
But all the shoveling was worth it because it means I can now relax for the new episode of Jersey Shore tonight! The preview for the episode looked really boring, with the biggest “drama” being that Pauly couldn’t find his gold chain. THE HORROR! On the bright side, since my expectations are so low maybe it’ll end up being enjoyable! All I need is for Snooki to do something crazy!
Here I am expressing my disapproval of the snow after shoveling!
I am FINALLY done shopping after a hectic day at the mall! Advice: NEVER go to the mall two days before Christmas if you plan on having a quick run and calmly browsing for gifts. Traffic was a little busier than expected but once I got to the mall, the lines were HUGE! I like being in crowds so it wasn’t too bad but I could barely even walk without bumping into people. It was like Black Friday part two!
I went to Yankee Candle to get some last minute gifts for my family. They had a buy one get one half off sale so that was an unexpected surprise! They had so many good smells that it was hard to choose which to get! Then I stopped by Carsons to get myself some new pajamas. Hopefully I don’t get any as a gift for Christmas! One of the good things about being at the mall on such a busy day is that I ran into so many people from high school that I knew! It was fun quickly catching up and promising to make plans during break!
As I left the mall traffic was getting heavier so I decided to get some Chipotle in hopes that there would be less people once I was done eating. Surprisingly, there was hardy anyone at Chipotle (I guess they were all shopping) and I had a nice relaxing dinner.
It was a fun day overall and I’m glad to finally be done with my last minute Christmas shopping! I caught a lot of good sales so I guess that’s a plus for putting it off for so long!
I promise here’s the last Christmas video I’ll share! It’s just so cheesy I couldn’t resist!
Break has been wonderful so far! I can literally say I have done nothing but eat, sleep, and watch television every day so far which is exactly how I like it! I’ve also been able to catch up on all the episodes of Fear Factor I’ve missed this season! I’ve also developed a new strange love for UFC. I’ve been watching it nonstop and I even bought the 100 Best UFC fights of all time on DVD as an early Christmas present to myself!
I also found out that I’m going to be assistant sports editor for the Collegian next semester, which probably explains my new UFC obsession! I’m really excited since sports is a new world to me so it’ll be interesting to see how I do at my new position. I’ve been watching ESPN daily to try to catch myself up on the latest sports news!
The best thing about break has been the fact that it hasn’t snowed and has been raining instead! I have mixed emotions toward snow. I only enjoy it when it has the potential to cancel classes and school but other than that, I’d prefer not to be bothered! I hate slipping on ice and having to clean off my car! Maybe I’ll get lucky and not have a terrible winter like last year!
^This is the only thing that would make me slightly enjoy the snow and cold weather!
It has been raining for the past couple of days and JUST HASN’T STOPPED! Today I made the mistake of leaving my dorm without my umbrella and have been getting wet ever since. I’m currently drying my wet feet in my room in front of my lamp! Hopefully I’ll get warm and toasty soon!!!
It’s weird to think classes are ending in less than two weeks. It seems like the semester just started! I just got off of Thanksgiving break and now I’m looking forward to winter break! Well, I’m looking forward to everything except the cold and snow. I saw on the news that it is supposed to snow today so I’m hoping winter doesn’t come too early!!
Right before break started, my friend Jill, who goes to IU, came and visited Indianapolis to go to a local antiques shop! I stopped by and we had fun picking out different items! I almost got these authentic cowboy boots for $20 but decided against it as I don’t have anything to wear them with. I ended up not getting anything but I plan to go back another day when I’ll have more time to look around and find something I want/need!
This is me and Jill's roommate Kelly! Disregard the funny faces!
A week from today I will be on my way home for Thanksgiving break! I cannot wait for that day to come! I have been so busy that I will need the break. Hopefully next week goes by fast! I am excited to be able to go home and visit my family, relax in my bed, and EAT!
Something unexpected that happened today was that it started to snow. Though I used to love it when I was younger, I really dislike the snow! It just makes everything unnecessarily cold and slippery! I’m not liking it one bit! Winter definitely came fast this year! Hopefully we don’t get another ice storm like last year (except if it cancels classes for three days again!). I successfully managed not to fall and slip on the ice last year and I plan to do the same this year.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a Michael Bublé video! I want it to snow only if it means a class cancelation will be in my near future!!
So we got TWO days off for the weather. It was fun to say the least. I maneuvered my way over to get breakfast this morning and since it was early I also got first dibs on the machines in the laundry room. I can proudly say that I didn’t fall! Then I read my book for my Civil War FYS class. Hopefully, and doubtfully, we can get another snow day tomorrow!
I can’t wait until the weekend. Hopefully the roads will be clear enough for me to go to the mall. I am in desperate need of a new sweater! I am also in need of new snow boots!
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Random Song of the Day: “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal
Random Photo of the Day:
On my way back from breakfast! You can see Phi Delt in the distance.
Because of the extreme winter weather, today campus is closed! I was beginning to think that we would never get one but it’s finally here. It’s good because I was supposed to have a Spanish test today.
My day will now consist of laying under the covers and watching TV. I did my homework last night so I can just relax. More snow/ice is supposed to be on the way so hopefully classes will be canceled tomorrow too.
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Random Song of the Day: “Heads Will Roll” by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Random Photo of the Day:
My friend Joanna who works in the bookstore. She got to record the message telling callers that the store is closed!