Friday, February 12, 2010


Today is Kishma's 20th birthday. I was kinda worried about finding something to do for her, because if you live in the same room with somebody, you should probably do something for their birthday.

Well, as it turns out, I didn't really have to. Last night at midnight, Leslie snuck me out of the room and into the kitchen where a mini midnight surprise party had been put together by Abby, Becca, and their friend Meghan.

When we lured Kishma out of the room, she was met with a wall covered in chocolate kisses and happy birthday posters, and when she walked down the hallway into the kitchen, we all sang the birthday song and had ice cream cake.

We didn't stay up for very long, but I'm kind of grateful for that. I have another early class today. At least it's an hour later than normal.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

When the Weather Outside is Frightful...

Today I had an 8am class. A have a few of those, actually. For these classes, I like to wake up around 6:30 because I take forever to wake up, and I don't like to rush. I set my cell phone alarm, put it next to my pillow and doze off peacefully, knowing that I will not be happy in the morning.

Today I was a little bit more rested than usual because today I woke up at 8:15. "Oh crap," I thought. Then I turned on my computer and checked the weather. It was 26 degrees. Normally around here that isn't too bad unless it's windy. So I looked out the window, and my thoughts were somewhere along the line of "....#$%@#%@!"


Also, my morning class on Wednesdays is Design, which means I have to carry my portfolio and walk all the way across campus.

I had a fun morning.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and My Poor, Poor Eardrums

I started college last week, which is awesome. It's in upstate New York and very much freezing, but I'm slowly getting used to that. Even my class schedule probably won't take long to remember.

Getting used to roommates, however, is another story. Now, for the mostpart they're fairly nice. I've got five roommates: Abby, Becca, and Kim have their own single rooms (the lucky people, they are), and I'm in a triple room with Leslie and Kishma. Abby and Becca keep to themselves most of the time. I'm starting to like Kim, but I don't see her much.

My issue is mostly with Leslie and Kishma. They're nice people, don't get me wrong. They're fun to be around most of the time, too. Kishma is from somewhere in the Caribbean, I think. She has the accent too, which is pretty cool. I'm not sure where Leslie is from, but she's hispanic and also has an accent.
In the daytime, they're generally alright, with a few exceptions. Kishma doesn't seem to understand the concept of "peace and quiet", and insists on blasting islandy music on an endless loop during every moment that has the potential to be relaxing (HEADPHONES, WOMAN! HEADPHONES!). Leslie laughs a lot and is amused by tiny things. She also goes grocery shopping every other day like it's the most exciting thing she could ever do. I don't think she's ever been left to her own devices before.
At night is when it really gets bad. Right as I'm about to go to sleep, they get hyper. Or worse, while I'm asleep. Last night, they ran rampant around the suite, shouting and taking pictures of their new pajamas. Why, I have no clue, but it was at least 1 AM, and they woke me up doing it. When they realized I'd woken up, they weren't apologetic at all, in fact they got louder. Thankfully my only class today was at 3. But tonight, right as I was about to sleep, Kishma came into the room and started yelling over her cell phone. She wasn't in an argument. She was having a normal conversation about her English class and calculus book, but at the volume of a jet engine. It is now 12:30 and I don't dare go in there at the risk of destroying my eardrums.

I have to wake up at 6:30 for class tomorrow.

Help meee!