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April 29, 2008

April 29th, 2008 admin

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry that I’ve been MIA for a while. This past week or so has been so chaotic, but now I have some time to breathe.

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, gave a lecture called “The Omnivore’s Solution” in the ballroom last Wednesday. For those of you who haven’t read it (I highly recommend it!), The Omnivore’s Dilemma explores the American food industry. Needless to say, there are some chapters in the book that will convince any reader that living on air alone is healthier. Mr. Pollan’s lecture was an attempt to show that one can still eat properly in today’s society. Ironically, Katie was munching on Cocoa Puffs throughout his entire lecture, and we all went down to Crossroads (a.k.a. fried food heaven) afterwards. Mr. Pollan, I swear I listened to your lecture! I just can’t say no to Crossroads’ chicken fingers!

This past weekend was Spring Weekend, and it was a blast. On Saturday, there was a huge carnival up at Hart. There were rides, carnival games, lots of food, fried dough (so delicious), watermelon…the works. Later on that night, there was a fireworks display. It was great until the finale. The last firework that went off was a dud, so the ending was extremely anti-climatic. Oh well, we still had fireworks!

And, lastly, today was my last day of classes. How scary is that? I don’t have a final in US Intelligence, and most of the students in my class are seniors, so Professor Bunke said good-bye to us today. He then wished the seniors good luck with jobs and real life (I am in denial that that will be me in three years). The end of spring semester is so different from fall because winter break is only a month. Summer break seems like a lifetime. I’ll be home for two months, and then I’ll be in England until the end of August. Where are the brakes?!

We had a hall meeting last night about what we need to do to check out of our rooms after our finals. LC told us that the rooms have to be as clean as they were on move-in day. Carrie and I looked at each other, and I mouthed to her, “There’s no way…” Carrie’s side of the room is completely fine. My side of the room looks like an earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude hit it. Packing up and cleaning my side of the room is definitely going to be interesting.

Well, I’m off to finish my two last papers. I’ll be updating throughout the last week of my freshman year!









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