Well my body finally collapsed. I was so sure that I had avoided the series of colds and viruses that every single person on this campus seems to have… I was so wrong. Monday, I found myself sneezing and coughing a little more than usual at my regular hangout (the library date table, obviously). Tuesday, I woke up on the brink of death. Which is really wonderful, considering I have four classes on Tuesday. Panicked, I called the Health Center at 7:30 am (they don’t even open til 8, but that was irrelevant. My eyes were swollen and I sounded like a man.) Fortunately, they were able to see me at 9:30. My wonderful body had two eye infections and a sinus infection. Brilliant. I struggled through the day as best I could, but I ended up missing my education class and yoga. No enlightenment this week!! The good news is that I am very much on the road to recovery. I’m not there yet (I love when people walk up and are like, what happened to your face?!) but I’m at least coherent. The downside is that I have to wear my glasses instead of my contacts. Apparently, my eyes have changed a bit since I got glasses years ago, cause I’m not seeing very clearly. If there are significant typos in this post… yeah.
On better and brighter notes, I was able to accomplish fun things before my dramatic downfall. Saturday, I attended the CAC Championships to watch my friends kick butt. I hadn’t been to a swim meet here in a long time, so it was really awesome to see everyone at championships senior year. We’re all grown up! After that, my housemates Claire, Kay, and I headed to brunch. Kay (quite the schemer, that one) arranged for her brother (a first year) and his friends to jump out on the path and sing to us for Valentine’s Day. Very public, very hilarious. At your own risk, please watch the Singing Temptations of Dorchester Hall.
In light of the wonderful holiday of Valentine’s Day, all the single ladies and gents headed to Monterey’s for some Mexican food. Really, can you think of a better way to celebrate than a margarita and tacos?!?! I think not. Ten pounds of nachos later, we headed back to Kathy’s to dance. I’m actually going to let her handle the blogging of that event. Yeah.
So Sunday… Sunday I got to see MY HOUSE FOR NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The professors that are renting us their house invited us over to see it. We were all a little nervous… I mean, we had NO idea of what to expect, we just knew they were nice people. As a goodwill offering, we all got together a few hours before the visit to make them a loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread and muffins for ourselves. Yeah, random, I know, but chocolate chips make anything better. The slicing of the bread ended up being a disaster (i mean it’s not like we keep top quality knives in our college kitchens), so they ended up with our muffins, which were quite lovely if I do say so myself. Armed with baked goods, the four of us headed down Route 5 to find our future residence. Okay… so not to sound totally lame, but the house is AMAZING. It’s on the top of a hill, and there’s a ton of land, a huge garden, a barn with a legit John Deere riding mower, a screened-in deck, and a kitchen that is literally brand new. Also, we all have our own rooms with a brilliant view! We are SO excited!!!!! We’re already planning formal dinner parties and gardening days. Woohoo! Of course, we are also realizing that being in a house means we are REALLY adults. This isn’t a house as in college housing or an apartment… this is an adult-in-the-real-world house. Ahh!!!!! Fortunately I have a few more months for that to sink in!
Anddd as my last exciting piece of news, I found out that I was accepted into Phi Beta Kappa. I’m glad my library days (and many nights) have paid off! Assuming that I get my paper done in a decent amount of time before my 6 pm class (assessing American vaudeville… hmm) I’ll be going through the ton of paperwork I got for that. Hopefully I get something extravagant and outrageous to wear on my graduation gown!
Alright, paper time. Last night I stayed in the library til closing working on it with my equally sick best buddy Brandon. We were very much alone… I think his hacking cough and my sneezing fits scared away the other library-goers. Or, maybe the fact it was 1 am and most civilized human beings are not reading in the library and are in bed. Hmmm.