Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Land of Opportunity

So much has been going on and I am not even going to attempt to write it ALL. But I will give you highlights that come to me right now.

I went to a party on Saturday. The theme was "1920's Speakeasy" so we all dressed up real classy-like (I wore a dress shirt, slacks, and a borrowed orange bow-tie) and we went ham on the dance floor. At this event,  a girl I had interacted with a total of two times since school started came up to me and said "Hey! I don't know if this is weird, but I read your road trip blogs. Like all of them. As it was happening. And I liked them so much, I read them to my grandma."

"Are you talking about the blog?" Pk said, walking over, "I forgot who I was talking to, but someone else really liked your blog. They told me that you were a wordsmith!"

I was flattered, even though I was pretty sure I am not a wordsmith. A wordsmith, from my understanding, is someone who creates new words, like pounding 'em out on an anvil. For example, a word for how I felt would be something like "awesoflattereallikompliments". BAM wordsmith. But I looked it up online just now and realized that I was wrong.

Other than that, I have been a little bit stressed out. Yesterday was hell. I woke up at 6:30am, worked out, went to my office job from 9am to 1:30pm, went to Spanish class from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, and then worked for the Woman In Yonkers for three hours. I got home at 7pm, passed out, and woke up every three hours with nightmares.


Today I sorted out my schedule. I told the Woman In Yonkers that I cannot work for her four days in a row EVER AGAIN. Her house vaguely smells like old bananas and I can only take so much of it. Also, I talked to my crew coach and asked her if she could give me back some of my weekends. She said maybe. And today I skipped Hip Hop Dance class (GASP) which allowed me to do a healthy chunk of conference work.

Who's getting his life into order? THIS GUY!

ALSO Albany has a blog. She rows crew with me and is pretty awesome. And her writing sounds exactly how she talks, which my oral history teacher calls "having a voice", which is good! WORDSMITHS! Here is the link to her blog: http://mommysack11.tumblr.com/

How we feel about rowing crew every morning at 6:30am.
That's about it for now. I am trying to decide whether I want to come home for the summer or not. My don told me that I should flip a coin, and I am seriously thinking about taking her up on her offer.