March 11, 2011 It's finally here! We made it!
Now, my last article was called "Hearts and Kittens," which may lead you to believe that Hamilton is some sort of giant stuffed animal emporium. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Allow me to elaborate, and catch you up on this past week:
Monday started nicely enough: We got a snow day! And not one of those "classes will resume at noon" snow days. This was a full-on, everything's closed, sleep-until-one kind of snow day. The break from classes was particularly welcome because the last week before Spring Break is when most professors like to give midterms and papers and whatnot. That is to say, I had to spend most of my day off writing a paper.
The rest of the week was lots of studying; I had a Chinese test Thursday night and a math test the following morning. Yeah... that was fun. The whole studying thing became a lot harder because I'd fallen sick - I haven't been sick in years, you guys! Just let this be a lesson to you all: drink lots of water and take lots of vitamin C around test time, because trying to calculate line integrals with a fuzzy head and stuffy nose is not a good time.
The trick to getting through Hamilton's more work-intensive weeks is to remember that no matter what happens, eventually you'll make it to Friday. And indeed, here we are! I'm excited for this weekend, because I literally don't have to do anything. Classes don't start again for two weeks. That's such a long time!
This Monday, I'm leaving for Syracuse for Alternative Spring Break. ASB is when a bunch of Hamilton students spend half of their vacation somewhere (anywhere from D.C to Atlanta to Syracuse) doing community service! I think we'll be painting a lot, but I'm not sure. Either way, I'm excited both to help others and hang out with the other folks on my trip. Should be a good time!
I'm not sure if I'll have my laptop during the trip, so I'll have to tell you all about it after I'm done. Until then!
This entry's Shout Out goes to Huang Laoshi, because it was your birthday yesterday!
Major / Minor: English / Mathematics and Anthropology
Activities: The Spectator, Resident Advisor, Study Buddies, Tutoring, Project Shine
Favorite Pastimes: Trivia Night, Humans vs. Zombies, awesome conversations at the language tables, playing Nintendo 64
Hometown: Geneseo, N.Y.
High School: Geneseo Central School