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October 27, 2009
The Betas decided to celebrate Halloween a week early this year. We put on our costumes and had a pretty good night. Every character imaginable was at our party, including Shrek, Mario & Luigi, Lady Gaga, Steve Urkel, Michael Vick, Bob Marley, all five Power Rangers, etc. It was a pretty exciting night... check out thepictures
October 25, 2009
My Last Fall Break
So, this year I had the pleasure of traveling to NYC and Boston with two friends of mine, Matt and Drew. We left Crawfordsville at 1:00 pm and we had a very long 16-hour drive. When we first hit the road, I studied for the GRE for a couple of hours. Then, I was lucky enough to learn that Matt had an electric outlet in his car. I was able to watch a couple of movies and one of my favorite TV shows, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Having a laptop on the road really helped pass the time quite nicely.
At about, 3:30 in the morning we arrived in Queens, NYC. We stayed the night at my sister's apartment. That day, my sister and I just hung out and caught up on old times. I was able to babysit my youngest nephew, Jaylen, while my sister could just chill and relax. Later in the evening, my sister and went into Manhattan and had dinner at a BBQ restaurant. It was pretty good. Then, after dinner, we went to the Ripley Believe It or Not museum. We got some pretty funny pictures too.
The following afternoon, I took a bus to Boston to see my friend Ashlee. We ended up having dinner at a really nice Japanese restaurant; I was able to try sake for the first time. To be honest, that may have been my last time drinking sake too. After dinner, we both put on costumes and we went to a Halloween party. This party was a little different for me. All the attendees were either in graduate school or professionals; I'm pretty sure I was the youngest person there. This was a problem for me... it was just a first.
On the last day, we left Boston at 7 am. I had the first shift in the drive.. it wasn't too bad. For the remainder of the time, I dozed off in the back seat. We got back to Crawfordsville about 1 am in the morning.
I'm pretty happy with this fall break.
October 23, 2009
So, I finally took my GRE, and it feels great to be done! To be honest, I'm not as pleased with my scores as I would like to be, but I'm glad that its over. Now, I can move to the second phase of the grad school application process. I've already passed out my reccomendation forms. Now, the next big step is to complete my personal statements. Its such an important step, and I have been writing my statement for months. Once I'm done, the rest of the application is pretty easy.
Although I'm done with a major portion of the application process, I've still got so far to go!
October 14, 2009
I carved it the other day... I'm pretty proud of it, if I do say so myself...
October 10, 2009
Family Day Concert
The Family Day Concert starts in a few hours. I'm a little nervous, but I feel that I know the music pretty well. I'm excited to play, and I think a bunch of Betas are coming out to watch me. That'll make the experience even more memorable!
BWW + Dodgeball
Last night, the upperclassmen challenged the freshmen to a dodgeball competition. It was awesome. During the first round, it was seniors vs. freshmen. You may think that the freshmen were at a disadvantage, but, in fact, the freshmen outnumbered the seniors. Naturally, you can imagine who won the first round. The second round was seniors and juniors vs. freshmen and sophomores. That was probably the most intense game, and it lasted forever.
After dodgeball, we all came back to the house and ate Buffalo Wild Wings together. It just a really chill night where we all able to just hang out. I definitely think we should do it more often.
October 08, 2009
First Jazz Band Performance!
So, this Saturday is my first performance with the Jazz Band. I'm not too worried; it feels like it will be a very low key performance. Its family day, and all the families are welcome to the show. I believe there are three other acts performing as well.
This semester, I really dont feel like I have time to practice the piano or saxophone. I really haven't been giving my music the attention that it needs, but I honestly dont feel that there is enough time in the day. If something has to go right now, it might as well be the music. Even though I haven't practiced as frequently as I would have liked, I still managed to learn all the songs for Jazz Band. I'll be taking a break from my studies tonight to practice the songs for Saturday.
Like they say, a little extra practice never hurt anyone.
October 04, 2009
Fall Break is right around the corner, and I'm not sure what I'm doing just yet. I've been asked to take a road trip to Boston. It sounds fun, but the only thing is that its a 16-hour drive. I'm not too crazy about that, but it would be fun hanging out in Boston. I have a friend from Memphis who lives there now, and it would be fun to hang out with my buddies from Phi Psi for the weekend. Also, I think I might take a train from Boston to NYC and hang out with older sister for a day.
As I type out my thoughts, I really cant find a good reason not to go.... you only live once right. What's a 16-hour car ride?