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Subject:Snow Day!
Time:11:31 pm
So today was the first time I had ever experienced having a snow day, and let me tell you, it was quite different from what I had thought it would be.

For some reason, I pictured a snow day where I would wake up with lots of snow on the ground, and someone would yell, "Snow Day!", and I would put my coat and shoes on as fast as I could, and everyone would be outside playing in the snow all day long and then we would drink hot cocoa with marshmallows in it. Sounds reasonable, right?

Except not. Basically we got an email this morning saying that the university was closed until noon. Which didn't totally affect me, seeing as how I had nothing on my schedule until 1pm anyways. But nevertheless, I went to the gym and got breakfast (thankfully, both places were still open!). Then I went to my 1:1 at 1pm and then my internship at 2, because everyone was back again. So THEN, I get another email at around 2 saying that the university is closing again at 4:30pm and all other classes and activites for the night are cancelled. Hooray for getting out of class!

But see, the weather wasn't even nice enought to celebrate! There was a decent amount of snow on the ground, but not a ton. And then it starting raining and sleeting in the late morning and afternoon, which turned into ice and made it extremely hard to walk anywhere. I slipped only two times, and luckily once no one was around to see me. Stupid ice!

So basically it was a half snow day in Dayton with some weird rainy/snowy weather. I'm holding out that the next snow day (if there is a next one!) will be a lot more picturesque! Now I'm off to read for class tomorrow...byeeee
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Subject:My life as a model, part 2
Time:03:10 pm
So, on Thursday I was running a little late to class (all thanks to arresteddevelopment.msn.com - check it out for yourself, it's wonderful). So I decided to hop on my bike and get there quickly. I weaved my way through people and almost made it to my classroom, until I had a blond lady standing in front of me yelling, "Bike boy - STOP!"

This made me a little scared, because the University of Dayton is not very biker friendly at all, and many times I have wondered if I will get in trouble for biking in the main part of campus, because it certainly isn't set up for a massive amount of bikers of anything like Davis is. And people sometimes don't know how to react when they see a biker here - they get really scared or something. Anyways, I digress...

So, this lady stopped me and I thought I was in trouble. She said, "Take your bike over there" and pointed to where a group of students were with the president of our university, Dr. Curran. I looked at her and asked, "Am I in trouble?" and she just laughed and said no, but that she wanted me and my bike to be in a photo shoot with the president!

So I took my bike over and got in this group shot and pretended to laugh at what the president was saying and looked when he was pointing in the distance. And of course in the meanwhile I introduced myself and told him about my modeling experience at my undergraduate institution. He seemed to enjoy it! Overall, I was about 15 minutes late to class, but can you really be mad at a kid who's late to class after being in a photo shoot?? I thought not...
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Time:10:13 am
OMG. I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. And I pretty much loved everything about it. Seriously, it was the right mix of everything - characters that die, or change sides, or stay the same. Almost all loose ends were tied up, and the epilouge was awesome. I really applaud the fact that J.K. Rowling really chose to keep the number of books she wrote at 7 and not milk Harry's sucess. Basically, it was a wonderful ending to a great book series. If you've already finished, let's chat about it. If you're reading it, hurry so we can talk please!
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Time:10:43 pm
OMG. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is a wonderful book. Seriously. I just read it in two days. It was one of those books that after I finished it today I just instantly wanted to talk about it with someone, but since no one up here has read it yet I just sat silently at dinner and thought about everything I had read (my CIT Ben probably thought I was crazy or something). I feel like I even liked the book even better then Kite Runner, because the story seemed much more streamlined and realistic but was still interesting. Anyways, I just highly recommend it!

And could I be more excited for Harry Potter mania, starting tomorrow???? A new movie and a new book in 10 days - it doesn't get much better than that!
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Subject:Also...
Time:03:59 pm
I leave for Ohio in exactly one month! Crazy!
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Time:08:53 pm
For the past three class meetings there has been a cricket in my math classroom. Which makes math class really fun, because all of a sudden in the middle of talking about linear algebra there's a cricket chirping and no one can see where it came from. Math Friend Toni commented that it makes math more fun because it sounds like math is going camping, and i wholeheartedly agree. So today we spent some of class "stargazing" (aka looking at the holes in the ceiling) and I even saw a shooting star! Well actually it was just a spider on the ceiling. And we also listened to the babbling brook, aka the people talking right outside of class. And we even hear a coyote howl! It was actually just a guy in the back of class who yawns really loudly every 5 minutes. But let's face it, it's fun to pretend that math class = camping.


On another note, since I've read every John Grisham novel at least twice, I have now moved on to reading David Baldacci and Michael Connelly novels, which are almost the same. Except that these two authors have something that John Grisham doesn't - their villains are always these smart, silent, savvy killers that always are one step ahead of the main characters and kill people so easily without remorse and can blend into any crowd. And I always read the books before bed and then try to go to sleep. AND THEN I can never fall asleep because I worry that these killers are always hiding in my closet or under the bed just waiting to get me. And then I can't fall asleep until really late! Why do I still act like an 8 year old boy? So sad. But I do remember rereading Jurassic Park a couple years back and not being able to fall asleep afterwards because I was convinced raptors were waiting outside. Anyways no more scary books at nighttime for me.
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Time:02:16 pm
Reasons why today is pretty cool:

- no calls last night on the oncall phone, so slept good for the first time in a long time
- only one class!
- got to pass off the oncall phone (thank God!) to SRA Jarrett and have lunch with him and just hang out too
- Laura is coming to visit and will be here in less than an hour!

So yes, basically a good day today. Classes are all right. I'm only taking one math class this quarter, but it's gonna be a doozy (Advanced Linear Algebra, and hw due every day!). Other than that they seem all right. I'm dropping California History, because even though it is really interesting it's gonna be a lot of work and I don't have time for it.

Oncall is OVER until Winter Quarter for me and I couldn't be happier about it.

And I have continued to decorate my apt, hopefully in a class way. Maybe I need some more decorative sticks and rose petals?

Thursday night tv is better than ever. The Office, Grey's Anatomy, and ER. 2.5 hours of pure explosive television viewing, and I couldn't be happier about it!
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Subject:Hooray!
Time:07:59 pm
After so long internet-less, I am back. Huzzah! So yea, the internet has been down at camp for the past week and a half, and let me tell you, you've never seen a group of camp counselors angrier than when you take away all internet capabilities up in Kelseyville, CA. We didn't even know about the terrorist threats in the UK until a couple days ago. Anyways, in our own little bubble everyone got pent up and such. Finally one day last week Laura and I took her ibook in my car and went down to Buckingham (aka the rich people summer home part of the lake) and drove around slowly until we found a unprotected network and went online. It was glorious (and felt a little like Ocean's 11).


So yea, camp is over for the summer. It went very quickly in my mind (faster than any other summer). The last group of kids (the 13 and 14 year olds, really nice campers) left yesterday and the staff left today. Yesterday I consumed probably the most alcohol over a day. After the kids left we went to a Mexican restaurant and ate our hearts out and I drank a pitcher of margaritas by myself. Then we came back to camp and I promptly took a nap on the floor of the rec tent until 5pm. Then I got up and drank a 12 pack of Bud Light, then went to the bar at 11pm and had two vodka tonics. So basically I was drunk as a skunk and even woke up this morning drunk. Crazy! I feel a little sleepy right now but ok overall.


I don't know how I feel about camp being over. As silly as it sounds, Camp Konocti has become such a big part of my life, and it's hard to think that someday it won't be there for me. I don't know for how long I'll go back year or in what job, but I know that I definitely will have to go back, because who knows how many summers I'll have left to have fun up at camp with some of the greatest people ever?


Also, Kerry and I are still semi-together. I drove her back today (since she lives in San Bruno, can it get any better?) and we're planning on hanging out this week. She leaves for school on next Monday (the same day I leave for my roadtrip with Laura!), and after that we don't know what will happen, but we'd certainly like to try something. We shall see what happens.


And I seriously just might go to bed now. Time for nigh-nighs. Byeeeeee
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Time:01:43 pm
Yesterday I went and saw Cars, and it was absolutely hilarious! I also liked how Thrasher showed such a resemblance in real life to Mater in the movie (it's so true). I biked there, and on the way back I was stopped at the light downtown by Borders. I was biking past this little 4 year old girl and her mom, and the 4 year old started yelling, "See Mom! He (points to me) can wear flip flops and bike, why won't you let me? It's no fair!" She kept saying it over and over and I just started laughing, because isn't that just hilarious? But the mom looked kind of pissed so I just kept riding and I could hear her still yelling at her mom a good block away.
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Time:06:20 pm
So I haven't had a watch in almost three months! Weird since I always considered myself a watch men before that. Anyways, after picking up my check today I decided to go and splurge at the Bookstore and buy me a new watch. But once I got there, I remember hearing people making fun of my old watch, so I decided to go with a more outdoorsy watch this time. I don't know if it's just been awhile since my wrist has worn a watch, or that the watch is new and it hasn't been broken in yet, but it just looks so weird. I don't know if I like it or not. Maybe I should add my wrists to my other list of body parts (head, eyes) that are difficult to clothe. Esh hard!
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