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January 9, 2009

January 9th, 2009 admin

Happy 2009!

I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas. Christmas was low-key this year; it was just my immediate family. My sister had to fly back to Colgate on the 27th to train with the swim team, so we were unable to spend Christmas with our relatives. For once in my life, something is my sister’s fault! It was actually really nice to spend it with just my dad, mom, sister, and pets. Christmas Mass was probably the highlight of my entire break, as weird as that may sound. I just love waking up on Christmas morning, dressing up, and going to Mass. It really helps me just remember what anchors the entire day. Of course, I do enjoy coming home, rapidly changing into my pajamas, and ripping open presents! The largest gift this year was a Wii and a Wii Fit. Oh my goodness, my family and I haven’t stopped playing it. I currently hold the record for the Hoola Hoops (310, if you wanted to know), and I’m also a champion penguin on one of the balance games. I’ve perfected my ace on Wii Tennis, and I can give David Ortiz a run for his money in Wii Baseball. See, the danger of Wii is that your success on the video game can make you think that you’re actually a good athlete. I’m more than willing to admit that I lack all athletic talent, so I’m living vicariously through Wii.

My family and I also saw the Terracotta Warriors exhibit in Atlanta. I was fortunate enough to see the warriors in their original home, Xian, when I traveled to China a couple of summers ago. My family was subjected to hear me talk incessantly about them, so when we heard that they were coming to Atlanta, my family decided to go. Okay, maybe I dragged them to go, but they all enjoyed it.

I can’t believe how quickly break flew. It was great to go home and relax for three weeks, but it was a little short! I’m not exactly complaining about coming back to campus, though. I’m really excited for my classes this semester. My classes don’t perfectly dovetail like last semester, but all four interest me nonetheless. This is also the first semester during which I’ll be participating in the College Honors program, and I’m so excited for Colloquium to start. Colloquium is basically an extension of FYP Symposia. Ironically enough, a majority of the College Honors members from my year are former FYPers.

Kimball has already started again. My first regular shift will be Thursday breakfast. Nearly all of my workers from last semester will be coming back to that shift. Getting up that early in the morning isn’t always easy, but my workers make it worthwhile.  All in all, it’s going to be another busy semester, but I know it’s going to be fun and worthwhile.


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