October 1, 2006 I’m living in an amazing single in Bundy, which is basically the all sophomore dorm. I’m so glad I was able to get in during the lottery because I’m living with a bunch of my friends (including Leighton, who happens to live next door…so I better not catch him biting on my stories) and I get to meet other sophomores who I didn’t know last year. My classes so far have been equally amazing, as well. My oil painting class is so much fun and I think I’m going to minor in art now. I’ve always loved art, and I find it very relaxing. The class meets once week for 3 hours, so most of the work I put in is during my free time (and I’m not complaining). We’re working on our second piece right now; it’s a Fall-ish still life, complete with cornhusks (no pumpkins though, that’d be too cliché). I’m also taking the Russian Studies class on “vampires,” and no, we don’t waste our time arguing if they exist. We’re focusing mainly on folklore and literature, and we’ve dabbled in religious metaphors. Yay, liberal arts! Then, for my two science courses, I’m taking chemistry and environmental studies. Chemistry isn’t one of my strengths…I think that’s all I’m going to say about that. Environmental studies is my fun science class; we’re focusing on the environmental history of America. I’m writing a paper on whaling for that class. How cool is that? So if you happen to go to the library and notice that all the books on whales are gone, it’s because I’ve taken them. ALL of them. Sorry. I even grabbed the “Eye Witness Guide to Whales.” Do you remember those? It’s probably 6th grade reading level, but when I saw it I was channeling my inner child and NEEDED to take it.
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