Thursday, December 3, 2009

Last Day...for now

Its my very first last day of university classes! My first exam is on the 9th. I was just walking up the stairs back to my studying cove in this building (they sell salads and dressings separately, what the heck has this world come to) and a prof was walking down who sounded just like Father Jim! It was amazing and made me smile a bunch.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mess Up

Soooo last night was awful! Im in charge of selling clothes for my entire hall and yesterday during my hours, when I opened two jackets were missing. I found out that no one had been in that desk since another member on our council the day before. Moral of the story there was some mad statements and a quite a bit of tears but everything miraculously turned out okay.

I had a three hour chem lab this morning after the whole fiasco at 8:30. But somehow I actually didn't fall asleep titrating sodium hydroxide into acetic acid... :| I even made my bed once I got back from the lab! Only two ish days until Stephanie comes to visit! And three ish more until Ryan!! It's all that's getting me through this week, I'm sorry to say. After an awful Monday I just want something to look forward and it's a pretty good something.

But off to finish an awkward assignment on Intelligent Design on trial!

OH! Semi final soccer playoff game tonight! Very excited for that too!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sorry!

No I never forgot about the blog! As always I've been very busy. Midterms are officially over for me and now I get some relaxing time. Oh wait, that's a lie. I am spending my weekend studying for final exams now...which are a little over a month away. Wow. First semester of university has been a whirl wind.

Don't worry I've learnt a lot during the past 2 months, including managing time, what subjects suck and which don't and of course have become an expert virtual farmer.

Everyone on my floor is going home this weekend so I intend to really get some work done, which I am excited about. Seems very sad. This Sunday is the day where all the high school students come for tours and info sessions. That was me!! Now I'm one of the students hosting it. Life is way too weird! But good at the same time.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Feeling Fresh

My fridge is newly stalked up...thanks dad and clean...thanks dad and my desk is VERY clean. I hung up my picture frame, it almost feels like move in day #2! But more calm. This space is starting to really feel like all mine and just thinking about leaving is as scary as the idea of moving here was.

Thanks to the new groceries I finally get to have tea again! Oh how I've missed it so. Skipping my 9:30 class tomorrow to study (not sleep in) for a midterm in psychology tomorrow. SO MUCH READING. Good heavens, at least it's somewhat interesting.

Won another soccer game tonight, of course! Our team is just too good for this, we should be co-ed varsity. I think I might love school again, maybe.

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Place #3?

I believe it would be the third. THE LIBRARY! Not very exciting, I think they have tried to make it as boring as possible. White walls, books in white bookcases, though there are some red doors. One more class and I get to head home! I really wanted to give my Dad a personalized tour today but it's a little unpleasant outside.

I am pretty sure I DOMINATED my Italian midterm. And I'm not so sure I should have said that here, just in case I didn't dominate. I am under my meal plan budget! Amazing! I may still get to eat in March after all.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

STRESSED

I just got my first midterm back....and I passed! And I will admit that is all I really care about that class. Passing. And that's okay :) Because in the grand scheme of things from 0 being not important and 10 being death of a very close loved one, its about a 2. (Yes I learnt to look at everything like this from a leadership conference I attended last weekend).

Only 3 more midterms to go, and the "I hate school" mentality has now suck in but I'm trying to get rid of it! I've been getting busier with IHC (interhall council) but I kind of like having no free time! Yup. For example I was busy with IHC oriented activities from 5:30 until about 11. It's all good! We get jackets and everything!

Going home tomorrow to get new glasses and you can not understand how excited I am for them. I will be in class looking at a power point and say "Damn, I can't see very clearly. I'll just pull out my glasses and....oh wait nevermind they're snapped in half Harry Potter style."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Trekkie

I have decided that my blog posts will try to occur more often but of less length.

Today I wrote my first midterm in chemistry and with a class of about 2,000 students, it seemed as if the whole school was waking up this morning preparing to write the same midterm. All the eateries were packed on a Saturday morning. And of course, as a celebration a few friends and I headed to the mall! I was hoping to have a cheap halloween this year, you know with university and everything, but that obviously did not happen. I really wanted to have a unique costume this year; no witches, angels, pirates, anything of that sort.

So I found the best costume of my new favourite movie. I am going to be a Star Trek Vulcan! I've got the uniform, phaser AND ears!!!! I'm pretty excited.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Plague

The Plague has stricken my floor. You know, you think to yourself "all this talk of residence sickness can't happen to me, I never get sick." It's a liar. Your brain is lying to you. I have officially gotten one of the worst coughs of my life and no longer can talk, seriously. I went into my washroom this morning, knowing I felt god darn awful and one of my floormates was in there. So I tried to engage in the usual nice chit chat. Oh wait, no, no freaking voice. I engaged in moans and squeaks instead.

More lighter news, I am officially on my Hall Executive. It is crazy busy, and I'm about to have no life :) Which is always best. My job is pretty good though, I'm in charge of agendas and taking minutes as well as sitting alone behind a desk for an hour everyday selling stuff. Not bad, not bad.
I GOT MY FIRST UNIVERSITY PAPER BACK YESTERDAY!!! OMG! You do not understand. My TA for this class has be known to be a dink. He's working on his pHD in Philosophy...now you can already tell what he's like. Rambles on the most craziest stuff and thinks very highly of himself. He spent almost 45 minutes in class yesterday telling us all what we did wrong in our papers. We were told that our class average was a low 70 which "is good for a first year course". Oh bullshit, the other TAs told their classes that a low 70 was their LOWEST MARK. So I'm sitting is this seminar, thinking to myself "Deanna, it's okay, we'll walk out of this door with a 68 and everything will be fine. We will live and learn and university is supposed to mark like your a moron anyways." BUT NO! I get my paper back, turn it over, 85!!!! 85?!?! How the heck did this happen?! I didn't even get an 85 in high school english! That's right high school, you suck. So far from what I have been hearing, that is the highest mark in my class. WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? My brain :) Yup.

That is all for now, I swear there was another bad thing but I can not recall it now. Maybe it wasn't really that bad after all.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Few Additions

I really needed to mention all the wonderful mail I have been receiving. THANK YOU EVERYONE! Honestly everyone on my floor are jealous. I bring up these huge packages and people are staring with that puppy dog look in their eyes, "What does she have that I don't?". Yup, that's what they're thinking.

Here's a picture of some new friends and I at Homecoming.



Another Adventure

I find myself in a brand new space for blogging; the new Science Complex atrium.
Its a nice, place. Makes you feel smart just sitting here. People are either studying alone, studying in huge groups or getting tutored. A few days ago, while I was studying here there seemed to be a scientific meeting the table near me. It was intense! People criticizing each other's work and each other's deadlines, but of course the criticizing was for "their own good".

In my arts and science class we have now turned and are studying Newton. My new favourite scientist. Brilliant and weird. But the perfect balance. Honestly there is so much he has done that the world doesn't know! I mean that apple story? That's not even the beginning. And maybe the DaVinci Code does go a little too far with him, but not in my mind. Brilliant.

This weekend, tomorrow afternoon actually, I am venturing to Ottawa! To see the boyfriend and his probably messy room that I will end up cleaning. (Weird, I know.) But there had been so much pain I have had to endure just to understand busing and train schedules. I even have to take a bus just to get to the freaking bus station! The travel agency place at my school doesn't deal with VIA rail so I had to do that one on my own. I just feel smarter from this travel planning than I do in class.

Speeches for hall council elections were late Tuesday night and I was the last to go. There were actually a group of people that followed me to support me! And they waited through all the speeches before mine. What kind tired university students. Voting is all week and I will officially find out the results next week I do believe. But I'm already involved! Yesterday I attended the first Liberals meeting, short and sweet just like the Liberal way :) We had to introduce ourselves, what program we're in and why we decided to join. I stood up, "Deanna, I'm in Arts and Sciences and I joined because my Dad is Conservative." And sat down. Applause everywhere! I was even deemed to have the best reason to join. What an accomplishment. After that 15 minute meeting, went back to studying and helped out my hall council with ice cream sundaes, fun but messy. Then we made banners for upcoming events until about 1 in the morning. Hello new crazy, busy, super involved university life.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Voi siete belle persone

You are beautiful people, for reading this. My Italian class is STILL sub par to what I already know, but that is okay because as for the rest of my classes, it isn't so.

I had my first university soccer game! Intramurals, I bet you all thought I was amazing there for a minute. But we did win 4-1 so there was a tad of amazingness. There was this really stuck up guys, you know those ones, who was their so called star player. I figured that out quite quickly and stuck with him. One time we fighting for the ball and I eventually got it from him so he tripped me, and there was a call (thanks ref!) and his excuse was that he didnt know how to defend a girl. Then he got hit in the nuts and left, its all good.

Its the first crazy week, my first paper due (10%), my first chemistry lab due, my first Italian quiz (15%) and lots and lots of chem work.

And a note for future reference. My biology professor has the same voice as kermit the frog, she could have been him for all I know.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Feels Like Friday

It's a Thursday, but it really feels like a Friday. But I had a nice day. Woke up at 9:30, didn't get out of bed til 10 and then a fire alarm around 11. But that was alright too since a few of us decided to grab some food instead of stand around outside. Then a chemistry class at 1:00. AH! New stuff I have never heard of before!! Hybridization- combining orbitals and determining the VESEPR shapes of molecules. Gross. I had my first biology tutorial today. It's pretty good, my TA Stefan reminds me sooo much of my brother, Ben! Even though Ben and biology don't really mix and can't be really pictured, its like a biology version of him.

Now throughout this day, I have been emailing the President of my hall here in residence. And I would now like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be running for my hall council. Its true, here we go again. Another campaign, another election. The position is Operations Manager (sounds good for a resume, I know!). It's pretty much the synonym for secretary. I didn't want to dive in to quick, so I think its a good one for me.

Here's a line I quickly thought of today: "Need a man? Vote Brockmann."

Just let me know what you think AND any ideas you have!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Get High. Climb.

After discovering that rock climbing was sort of a big deal here at Guelph, a few of us decided to head on down to the basement of the Athletic Center last night to learn the basics. It was awesome! Very relaxing atmosphere. We learnt all the knots, how to belay, all good safety stuff. We get certified next week.

This is my first entry from an actual school building! Im sitting in Mackinnion, a building for mostly languages and literature. It's getting harder to get up early, I have to admit that. But there is a good story for this morning...You see the weather can't make up its mind here. Last week it was freezing cold, and now this week it's been rainy, muggy and super humid. Since I brought my shorts back home this past weekend due to the cold, cold weather, I had to resort to a skirt today. As I was walking to my first class this morning, I decided to take a new route, which did prove to be faster. But this route required me to walk over a large grate. It just so happened to be at a time when MANY people were either walking to their first class as well or just leaving their super early class. And as I walked over this grate, I got the whole Marilyn Monroe affect and my entire skirt flipped up revealing EVERYTHING underneath. Now I'm probably over exaggerating a bit, but my bum was in plain view for 1.1 seconds!

Besides that morning fiasco, I get to take a nap today as it is Wednesday, my napping day.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rainy Day

After I arrived back at campus last night after a weekend at home, I had some major reorganizing to do. My room was a mess! I sorted through all my clothes...again and tried to organize them into a more efficient means. I then had a whole new raft of food supplies, thanks to Mom, and had to find places for that! Everything SEEMS to have a place now and is under working order!

I woke up today and it was the first time I woke up here feeling tired. Weird, since that usually happens anyways but at my 9:30 class this morning I wasn't my usual exuberant self. MUST go to bed earlier tonight, or try to. (There wasn't even a fire alarm last night!)

It's a rainy day today which makes me thing first of the fact that the ONE thing I do not have is an umbrella. And it was immediately put on my "Things to Buy List". Don't worry, the only other thing on that is a green highlighter specifically. You see I'm very colour coordinated right now with all my classes; red/pink is biology, yellow chemistry, blue psychology, orange/black arts and science and green is Italian. But green did not come with my highlighter set! So I've been at a loss of green highlighting for the past week.

But I'm off to study for yet another Italian quiz taking place today.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Late Mornings :)


Tomorrow, I don't have class until one so I decided that a nap this evening wouldn't be so bad because if I never did get tired after I would still be able to sleep in tomorrow morning. At this very second there's some sort of party going on below and across from my room...its all good!

I found my favourite place on campus. Its a student run pub called the Bullring. It used to be a cattle showing building back in the day but was revamped into a little restaurant now. Wednesday nights are open mic and it was just so relaxing and great. A friend and I grabbed some nachos, talked and just listened to some pretty good music. It also has the best food on campus in my opinion so that helps out. But I really do need to wash some dishes tomorrow morning.

I just want to let everyone know that so far I am a 100% university student! I've written two quizzes both perfect, well biology was and Italian better be :)



Monday, September 14, 2009

Who Knew

Who knew university would be so crazy! Who know that there would be this much amount of work? Don't worry I'm not behind in anything at this point, just the realization of this heaping pile of papers and hardback books and labs AH, it blows my mind sometimes.

On other news, I won my soccer tournament this weekend! But even better news, I got to see my good old friend Steph. We caught up a lot and didn't even get to eat dinner due to the fact that we were talking the entire time. I already miss her (you).

Today I had four classes but the day went by pretty fast. But once the evening hits and there is work to be done, time somehow manages to go by even faster. My first ever university evaluation was today in an Italian quiz. Aced that baby, she didn't even have a chance. Seriously, I swear. Things are starting to settle now and people can actually be found in their rooms with books nearby. So routines and a sense of normalness is setting in.

I hope it doesn't get too "normal" or this may start to get boring...no fear I'll find something to report about.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Off Campus :(



I left campus today around 5:00 but that's okay because I got picked up by my Mommy! I have a soccer tournament this weekend in Mississauga. I packed during the day and was ready after my last class, Biology to leave for the weekend. After putting some dirty clothes in the car and putting some more food in my fridge, I took my Mom on a more detailed tour of the campus, since I know it better now. It was fun! Talking and describing things as if I've been there for months or something!

And our drive down here now was great too. I don't think I have stopped talking about different things; class, people in my classes, buildings, roommates, drama, all of the good stuff. It's been a great bonding night and it's only 9:30! And only the first day too!

Well I have three soccer games tomorrow should be fun, but tiring especially with homework in the mix.

Here are some pictures taken by the university from the pep rally earlier.


A Better Look at the Maritime Banner

Here is a picture of us "Maritimers" creating a classic Maritime symbol

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Class

I had a chance to sleep in today, since I didn't have class until 1:00 but I couldn't! I woke up around 8:30 and could no longer sleep. I went for a really short run down the street of my rez and my IT band started to hurt...again. So I took it easy.

I spent the rest of the morning preparing for class. I was getting really nervous, especially when I got an email from my chemistry professor with an attachment of our course outline...12 pages long. Its ridiculous! Online quizzes, quizzes in class, online labs, labs in class, homework assignments, midterms, exams, AHH! There are 617 students in my chemistry class and I managed to perfectly find a front row seat! Didn't feel nerdy at all, felt pretty good actually. But as I'm getting ready to go to bed now I am really excited for my Italian class tomorrow morning. I looked at the vocab list for week one and let's just say it will be probably my favourite class! Buona sera, mi chiama Deanna. Io molto bene, grazie. I think it's pretty much there.

I ventured to the mall tonight to get some supplies to decorated my door. I will take a picture very soon as well as post my first day of school picture! It will be wonderful soon and I think my cork board is the only one in my tower actually painted, besides one of the RAs. And I'm ready for a good sleep now.

Arrivederci.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lab Coats and Liberals


Last night I found it too cold in my room, very odd. And had to get up and close my window. We had to walk across the entire campus this morning for another program meeting in the all girls residence, Macdonald Hall which is beautiful. And by across campus I mean a 10 minute walk, yes!

After I attended the President's Welcome ceremonies with three new friends. Somewhat formal, not that the students dressed up and inspirational (?) I guess. We then had lunch on a soccer field and took a look around some resource booths. I learnt about some more volunteering options and about international schooling!! I've narrowed it down to Ireland or Scotland!

Then I had to go take out money to buy my chemistry lab manuel, notes, lab coat and goggles. My very own lab coat and goggles! That stuff was supplied in high school! What am I, a doctor already?! I have decided I am going to design the lab coat with various iron on patches of the such.

I headed back to my room to then leave again to a "Volunteer and Involvement Opportunities Fair". Got some information on a lot of different organizations at and around the school. To a lot of peoples dismay, I joined the Young Liberals of Canada! It feels very liberating, I must say. I already get to go see Michael Ignatieff next Friday. I also signed up for painting a local home for teens in need and to volunteer at an elementary school. It's been a whirlwind today. As I was walking by the Pro Life booth some crazy argument was going on about war, religion and atheism. So that was somewhat awkward and didn't want to stick around there for too long.

I've been now trying to settle myself, get organized and ready for tomorrow, the first day of classes. I only have one but its chemistry, which is going to be a toughy.


video


Sporting the lab coat, goggles, and of course the Wuck Festern Shirt!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cold Nights

Happy Tuesday.
It's the end of a good day.
Today we had a BAS (Bachelor of Arts and Science) program meeting. It was awesome, I realized again why I LOVE this program! We then got free lunch from the Bullring, a student run restaurant on campus. Great BLTs.
I then convinced some girls to come with me to a tour of downtown led by Student Volunteer Connections. The tour was led by the MP of Guelph and we met the mayor too! There were only about 20 of us on the tour, very intimate.
After that we hung around the UC (University Center). I made two purchases today. A "Wuck Festern" shirt! And a nice scarf.
I then needed a well deserved nap and slept right through dinner, oh well saved some money. And I woke up in the nick of time to head down to watch a movie under the stars, Star Trek to be exact. Much better the third time. All in all, a great day. Looking forward to classes....ew.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ow, My Feet

I tried to wake up this morning and head off for free pancakes but that didn't work and I slept in for a bit. I went out by myself to take some money out of my account because there's random things that I need cash for. And I proudly spent none of that money today!

Highlights of the day:
1. Made my first cup of university tea!
2. My feet are officially killing which is a good thing
3. Scavenger Hunt was fun...not thrilling though and did not even win
4. Ice cream trip off campus was pretty great, just socializing and such
5. WORLD RECORD CHALLENGE! so every o-week at Guelph, we try to break or create a world record. This year we all signed the main drag of campus with chalk. Largest group to make chalk art?
6. Found out about a pro life group on campus (that ones for you Tina!)
7. Only bought one meal today!!!

Tomorrow we start to get more academic with program meetings early in the morning. I'm about to walk just down a bit and check out the Christian clubs on campus, see what's up.

Pep Rally?


The day started with a relaxed morning and then a tour of the campus. I feel as I've almost got every location down now.

Then the madness began. At 2pm, for 2 and a half hours we, the 400 residents of Maritime learnt our "boogie". Yes a boogie. Involved many maritime based actions such as the crab walk and pirate chanting. At 5pm we all walked to the football stadium for the pep rally. Now its not your average pep rally. More like a Boogie Rally. Every hall in the entire campus showcases their boogie they learnt 2 hours ago. Everyone is yelling, cheering, all to be named as this years best hall. And we didn't win. And all throughout this spirited event I managed to obtain a nice sunburn, thanks sun.


Walking to the stadium as an entire hall


Maritime Hall!


South Love :)


And a presentation from a condom and dental dam!



The OVs (orientation volunteers) doing their boogie!


The Prarie Dog


A view of the crowd in the stands

And check out this clip here . Maritime is the first group you see wearing the light blue!

Tonight the first fire alarm came into effect. With many, many more to come in a residence of 1800 people. It lasted about 20 minutes. And that will just be amazing in the winter.



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hey There Guelph


AND HERE WE ARE!
The very first day is coming to a close. And here is where the adventure OFFICIALLY begins. I wake up at approximately 7 am. Why? Because I could no longer sleep because of stress, excitement, nervousness, and just weird feelings. I finished packing with the help of mother of course, in a fairly timely manner. We had the car packed quick too! And left home by 10:30 I'd say. And the trip took about half an hour. JUST KIDDING. But it really seemed that way. Once we got into Guelph they had amazing signs directing everyone. Kudos. Everyone was so friendly and easy going. The student volunteers literally took all of my stuff and had to my room, on the top floor in about 10 minutes. Amazing! Unpacking then seemed to take FOREVER. Stuff had to be moved and it didn't all fit in the room and everything was so awkward to walk around but now, everything is pretty much perfect and just how I pictured it! We then went to a welcoming little speech from the president of the school, coolest man possibly. He has this adorable accent and seemed like a real person. Mom and Dad had to leave in a rush because I had a tower meeting at 5 so that was no good but everything went well. The meeting was held in this tiny lounge and we all couldn't even fit in it. People were sitting down hallways, up staircases. My but went numb, thanks to a two hour meeting on the floor. The usual rules and ice breaker games, all that jazz (I hate that saying). After we all headed for dinner, I got the meat lasagna! I have a feeling "Mom's Kitchen" is going to be my favourite place to eat. They have these amazing belt things that you put dirty plates on, its splendid! I almost forgot my purse there, and had to run back to get it. After dinner we all headed to watch a movie about wellness (sex, diet, image, health, all that stuff) I've never heard so much talk about free condoms before in my life! (Sorry Dad). It was the weirdest thing, made me feel like a grade 9 again. AFTER THAT, we were herded to a concert on the north part of campus but a few of us wanted to head back to our rooms to finish organizing everything, just relax. So here I am, the room is not totally finished but its there!

















Friday, September 4, 2009

So Long

Bye for now, London.
We are about exactly one day exactly away from this crazy thing called Move In Day. And I'm not sure how I really feel right about now. It is 8 am in the morning and I am dead! Which is a good thing, meaning I actually went to sleep last night instead of thinking about countless, different university themed things in my head all night.

Today's events:
9:00 Haircut
11:00 Chiropractor
12:00-5:00 Last Day of Work
All night Packing....yay!

And I am positive I don't have enough big bins for all my stuff, but I will deal, I will! Saying goodbye last night to friends was so much more difficult than I ever thought it would be. I mean I'm only going an hour away, I'll be home PRETTY often (pretty as in once a month hopefully) and hello, technology. But it was so hard. We looked at past pictures from years dating back to 2004. I felt like I was in a movie, we were all separating and going through old memories. Just the weirdest thing. But here I come London, the last day!

P.S. I absolutely HATE, despise and all other awful words the dentist!

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Last Stretch

And there are now only 5 days left. Not a week, not even a month but 5 days. And what have I done so far? In terms of packing and organization? Well, not too much.

This afternoon I am leaving for a cottage in the Muskokas for a last little vacation. I will get back with TWO days left! Then I have a dentist appointment, hair cut and a last trip to work. And packing will be meshed in between all of that somewhere.

I've had math homework they sent me and now I even have a Chemistry quiz I need to take online tomorrow! This is intense! Here's my schedule for the Fall, for all you curious (?) people.

Monday
9:30-10:20 Italian Lecture
12:30-1:20 Italian Seminar
2:30-3:20 Psychology Lecture
3:30-4:20 Biology Lecture

Tuesday
8:30-11:20 Chemistry Lab
1:00-2:20 Chemistry Lecture
4:00-5:20 Arts and Science Lecture

Wednesday
9:30-10:20 Italian Lecture
11:30-12:50 Arts and Science Seminar
2:30-3:20 Psychology Lecture
3:30-4:20 Biology Lecture

Thursday
1:00-2:20 Chemistry Lecture
3:30-4:20 Biology Lab

Friday
9:30-10:20 Italian Lecture
12:30-1:20 Psychology Seminar
3:30-4:20 Biology Lecture

Ahhh, there you go.



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

AHHH!

NO WAY
no way
ahh!

it can not be!
let me fill you in.
Before the bands for my school's frosh week concert were announced, it was released that METRIC would be playing at Laurier, just a short distance from Guelph. Assuming they would obviously be playing at Guelph too, the answer was no. Mariana's Trench and Ill Scarlet. Ugh.

BUT NOW officially, on September 13 a mere number of days after Metric IS coming to our campus! AHHH!

Dreams do come true, they do they do.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More on Res

And there it is, the new home. Looks like a student prison but the trees give it a boost.

Here is the entire South Residence description as per the university's website:

"Guelph's South Residence is the largest residence complex in Canada! The three main buildings (or Halls), Maritime, Prairie, and Mountain, are shaped like inverted "F's", with each having four wings, whose names are thematic, based on geographic regions of Canada."

And now this is where it gets complicated. These halls (Maritime, Prairie and Mountain) each then have 4 wings by individual names. Those wings are then further classified into towers (3 towers for every wing). And then you have the usual floor and then number. AH!

A speaker at an alumni event in London said that on move in day it is a good idea to give your parents a name tag with the exact location of your room because they are bound to get lost. Well no kidding! And if that's the case I'm going to need at LEAST two name tags: Maritime Cove 2 Room 264

For the grand finale here is my mailing address! Please, I beg mail me something. Two words, a story, no words? Anything!

PO Box # 019264
50 Stone Road East
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1

I know some of you will now be thinking, oh no what has she done, someone is going to find her and do unthinkable things. But in all reality they can't even get into the building and who in their right mind is willing to walk all the way up to the sixth floor in a maze of numbers, towers, wings, halls and so on, using only the stairs?

Monday, August 24, 2009

One Dozen

12 days to move in
4 more days of work
and a few things to share:

Yesterday bought some essentials; awesome fridge with freezer!, kettle for tea making, shampoo, conditioner and some more picture frames. I guess buying tea would be a good idea for all this tea talk.

Just went for a longer run than usual/ever! But the combination of one of the worst head colds and eating nacho chips and salsa prior to the event did not even stop the amazingness of this run. It felt amazing! And is perfect for getting into routine to keeping in shape in midst of all the events beginning in oh, a dozen days

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Official

Here is my official beginning to the official university blog.

Friends of the past, present and future, family and whoever you are! Welcome to a new place created for me to express feelings, emotions, questions, and thoughts about my upcoming year in university!

Goal: To have at least one entry per day about as much or as little (?) that has happened! And be prepared for gorgeous pictures of the campus! and my OWN room of course.

Please follow along, its going to be an adventure!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My New Twin Sized Bed

And the room assignments are in.
Single for moi.
Quite happy but not the building I wanted, I really can not complain.
So looking forward to the fall, obviously the best season out there.
You get the warmth in the beginning as it slowly changes to chill.
Its beautiful yet not wet. And the leaves may be one of the best parts.
Comfy clothes are a huge bonus
All I can picture is drinking tea in my room in my comfy fall clothes, perhaps a scarf

For now

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Make Believe Reality


Supposedly our room assignments will be coming out on Monday (crossing fingers)
So I thought I would list all the things I so far purchased for this new home of mine :)
  • Bedding (as shown)
  • Bathrobe so I do not walk around naked
  • Shower caddy
  • NEW shaver! Electric, wet or dry!
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Magnetic, Whiteboard Calendar thing
  • Picture of New York Skyline
  • Mugs for tea and coffee
  • Foam to make the mattress more comfortable
  • Picture of some cute couples :) randoms
  • Washcloths and Towels
  • Lamp for bed
  • Digital clock
  • Bedside table with drawers
  • Hangers
  • Laptop bag
  • Hanging shoe rack! So they wont be all over the place, hopefully

I think that is it for now, any suggestions

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Firsty

Brilliant idea, brilliant :)
Just like a little online journal but somewhat better.
I haven`t straightened my hair since grad..so I think I might go do that now
I`m feeling industrialized but that definitely not the word.
You get it.