Days 71/72: In which there is so much good food at the dining hall and I watch the Project Runway finale, respectively.

Guys, last night was nuts at the dining hall. This month (and into November), for some reason, Gator Corner is doing promotional days where they have like themes. This week, there has been a Crepe Day, a Chicken Wing Day, and — best of all — a Halloween treats Day. Omg. So much good food — macaroni and cheese (!), chicken fingers (!), curly french fries (! just like Arby’s!), and caramel apples (!!!!!). I had a feast last night. Nom.

Tonight, I watched the Project Runway finale. I must say — I’m disappointed that Mondo didn’t win. I don’t think that Gretchen deserved first place; quite frankly, I think she was a bitch the entire season (although maybe not as bad as Ivy). Her clothes are so not cute. Hmph.

I think I’m going to watch Glee now and go to sleep. Tomorrow I need to do some work… I finished my International Relations study guide, but still need to memorize it; also, I have to start/complete my half of the Bugs and People study guide to send to Nick Sunday for Thursday’s exam.

My tie dye shirt turned out really spectacularly. I’ll show you guys a picture of me wearing it sometime in the next few days.

My schedule for next semester is slowly working itself out. Right now, the only class I’m sure I’ll be taking is MMC2100, which is the next journalism course in the sequence. It’s the prereq for Reporting, which is super hard and is like the make-or-break journalism course. Eep. Additionally, I’m looking into taking an art history course and sign language class, but neither of those are confirmed.

Like I said a few posts back, I really really loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually just found out that she wrote the Gregor the Overlander series (which I also loved; so legit) and that makes total sense. The Hunger Games was like a mix of James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series, Gary Paulsen’s (<3) Hatchet, and Jeanne Du Prau’s City of Ember; it was adventure and love and suspense and dynamic characters. It’s probably the best example of a true ‘page-turner’ that I’ve read in a while — I blew through it because it was just so good. There are three released books in the series but I looked in our bookstore and the next one is only available in hardcover for $18 (even a book of this caliber can’t quite justify that price). None of our libraries on campus have it, so at the moment I’m out of luck.

Silly thought: I’ve been contemplating making a list of every book I’ve ever read. Seriously. Like just sitting down and starting an Excel chart and listing everything I can remember, and then adding to it for months as things occur to me. I could keep a little running list with me at all times so when I’m sitting on the bus and I remember something I can add it to the list when I get home. Is this stupid? (Answer me honestly.) I’m legitimately curious as to how many books I’ve read. Obviously I couldn’t remember them all, but wouldn’t it be interesting to at least have some relative estimate?

In all seriousness, I wish there was some sort of career for me that involved reading juvenile and young adult fiction books. I think that’s what I’m best at (and always have been); from reading Sunshine State books before the school year started to continuing to read younger books and evaluating them. I don’t know. I just really like it.

While we’re talking about books (be warned this is only tangentially — I love that word — related), I want to reread the last Harry Potter book again before the movie comes out next month. Usually I read the whole series, but I have college work to do (haha)! I’m toying with the idea of trying to go see the movie at midnight when it’s released; this ordeal would involve lots of bus transfers and planning with different people’s exams but if we can make it work, why not?

Sorry for the general all-over-the-place-ness of this post, it just seems like these things are occurring to me in no order whatsoever and if I don’t type them fast (neglecting punctuation, obviously, because run-on is SO the newest trend. Jk. I don’t have to write too eloquently on my blog, right? That’s how it works?), I’ll forget. For example, I just had something to write about Cambio but forgot it.

Oh — remembered. I hate the Santry sisters. Geez.

On a nicer note, Taylor Swift’s new CD rocks. I have it on repeat/shuffle. I haven’t yet decided on my favorite song, but I’ve been listening to the acoustic version of “Haunted” recently when I’m feeling down. Taylor Swift is so cool (I know I sound mindless. I am. It’s 11:46pm on a Friday night). I just spent twenty minutes trying to use Pixelmator to put my face on hers but I failed.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve kind of given up on UFotographs. I was forcing a picture a day (and ending up taking pictures of stupid things), so I’m just going to post pictures here when I take them. Wow, I used the word ‘picture’ three times in that sentence.

It’s time for this post to end. I’m going to watch Glee now.

Days 71/72: Had the dinner of a five year old and loved it!

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3 Comments to “Days 71/72: In which there is so much good food at the dining hall and I watch the Project Runway finale, respectively.”

  1. hey Jo, yes i think it would be cool to have a list of all the books you have ever read. here’s mine:
    1.
    2. um, nevermind

    moving on, you could make a career out of reading young fiction. you learn all the tricks of the trade, then write your own. good plan. remember you already have enough skills to write your own book. you don’t need a degree to do it. start the makings of one now.

  2. On project runway. I think Michael C. should have been in the top three in place of Eddie. I agree Mondo should have won(but you have to admit the judges did fight it out) Oma

  3. Dad: Hmmmmm.

    Oma: I agree. I liked Michael C and thought that Andy had too many mistakes to make it there. There was quite the fight — Heidi trying for Mondo is the most I’ve liked her all season.

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