While every other college kid was partying down in Panama City, I decided to save my parents some money and earn brownie points with them by going home. It turned out not to be such a good idea. The week started out well. I went to visit my grandparents who live an hour away since I rarely get to see them. I enjoyed my grandmother’s home cooking and being able to escape my life for a while.
I also went to visit my former boss who I’m pretty close to. She moved to a different house and while I was driving to her house, I got in a car wreck. I was going slow and trying to find a road and the woman behind me ran into the back of me because she had been tailing me for like 5 miles…..grrrr. So it is like 5000 dollars worth of damage and I don’t have my car here at school for the rest of the semester while it is being fixed. I am very attached to my precious little CRV and I miss not having a convenient way to get to class. Walking to campus from Copper Beech isn’t that fun, especially with terrible allergies and the campus is practically yellow from pollen.
As if my spring break weren’t bad enough, one of my really good friends from high school, Brian, lost his two year battle with cancer. He had just turned 19 the week before. He was the funniest kid ever and kept such a great attitude even in the face of a terrible disease. His story touched the hearts of everyone in my hometown and his death really upset me a lot.
But there were some good things about spring break. I got to go to Savannah and Tybee on Thursday and do some shopping and eat at Paula Deen’s restaurant. And I got to lay out by the pool and eat at Olive Garden on Friday. But other than that, all I did was homework. Hopefully I can go to the beach next spring break.
SBX…..otherwise known as Spring Break March 22, 2010
The Olympics!!!!!!! March 10, 2010
So I love the Olympics. I was addicted to watching the Vancouver Games last month. It was a nice break from studying and since I love sports, it gave me something to root for. My favorite sports to watch were figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, and men’s hockey. I also like being exposed to sports I would normally never watch like downhill skiing or curling. I really love hearing the national anthem being played and seeing how many medals the US can win.
While I enjoy watching the Winter Olympics, my favorite is really the summer games. When I was 6, I actually attended some of the rowing events at Lake Lanier during the 1996 Atlanta games. As a former gymnast and someone who follows gymnastics more than just every four years, I really look forward to the gymnastics competitions. I am anxiously awaiting the London games in 2012.
As much as I enjoy the actual sporting events of the Olympics, I really like the human interest aspect of the games as well. I like to hear the stories of the athletes who overcame adversity to get to the games or to see someone finally win a medal after several tries. I also love watching the opening and closing ceremonies because it’s a great way to see that country’s culture.
Hobbies and Pastimes March 4, 2010
My biggest hobby by far is reading. I read all the time. I’m always in the process of reading at least one book. My favorite book of all time is The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I also love the Harry Potter series and any book by Pat Conroy. I don’t limit myself to one subject. I’ve read every type of book. It’s by far my favorite thing to do.
Another hobby I have is watching TV. I used to be an avid TV watcher in high school but since I entered college, I haven’t had as much time. But when I do have time, I watch all my favorite TV shows on Hulu and I have my favorite TV show of all time, Friends, on DVD and I’ve seen the whole series several times. When I was in high school, I really became interested in classic movies and watched a lot of Turner Classic Movies. I wish I still had time to watch TV as much as I used to.
My last hobby is one of that I have picked up from my dad, which is watching sports. I watch a lot of football and baseball thanks to a childhood of constantly hearing the Falcons, UGA Bulldogs, and Braves in the background. Even today, I am an avid sports fan and I still like to catch the games on TV.