Contrary to my most watched video, I actually enjoy college. Sure, the work is a pain in the ass, but typically living with your best friends, away from home, is pretty damn fun.
There is one thing that I absolutely hate about college.
It isn't the price of textbooks, or tuition price in general. It isn't the exams or the homework. It's not the pitiful internet connection. The one thing I hate the most about college is walking around in the rain. Or the cold, depending on the season.
Coincidently, these rains also corresponded to the one time in recorded history that I have been sick. I never missed a day of high school, and I typically consider my immune system to be superior to disease. It's not quite as strong as a friend of mine's immune system, who has an immune system so strong it literally attacks him. He needs to take pills to keep his immune system in check.
So I skipped my classes on that Monday because I was sick. I was thinking about going on Tuesday, but seeing the rain gave me a further excuse to remain sick, and then classes were canceled for the remainder of Tuesday, and then Wednesday and Thursday as well. I had a one day school week.
So today, I am at school once again for the internship. And Monday weather has been fairly cooperative so far, with bright and sunny days for me to write on the blog on the quad.
Today was slightly different.
The clouds were dark once I pulled into a parking lot that I wasn't supposed to park in, but I thought nothing of it. I walked to a building that I like to use to go to the bathroom, because no classes are held in it for the summer, so it is always very clean. Halfway through the process of clogging the toilet, I begin to hear the wind howl and kids scream outside. Suddenly the loud echos of thunder and lightning fill the room and you can hear the rain hit the roof.
It took me only 20 seconds to get from there to the building I needed to get to.
It took me only 19 seconds to get absolutely drenched.
Of course, fifteen minutes later when I return outside it is wonderful again.
To top it all off I need to go to my "real job" after all of this. After specifically informing him that I could not work Mondays. I was going to go visit this camp that I used to attend, today, but now that I have to work, I'll need to do that Friday. At least this means that I won't be outside and miserable in this weather at the camp. Bad news: Friday's forecast currently shows thunder storms.
Did I ever tell you that rain is my least favorite part about camping too?
July 12, 2010
Walking by the bars and seeing people crowding around tv's you would have thought the super bowl was on, but yet it was a riveting matchup that had to go into overtime because NO ONE SCORED A GOAL!
And once the game did finish everyone rushed the streets in their colorful jerseys. One man rode a bike around the city with a giant spain flag on the back.
This finally means that America can go back to being America again. No more people asking me at work if I've been catching the games. One man thought I must e rooting for Argentina because I "had the same bone structure as his friend." Seriously America, I know I'm the closest thing to a minority in my town but really?!? Just approach people and assume that they are rooting for a team because they have the same friggin bone structure! Apparently the world is becoming color blind so we need to resort to bone structure for predjudice.
I know it's been a while so I should give you a quick recap of my life. Because I know that all of you who do read this blog read it because you honestly care about me. Or because I know you personally and I literally force you to read it. At gunpoint.
July has been a busy month so far, starting out with a trip to Boston to see Lady Gaga on the first. Walking around the city was fun and the concert was amazing. The next day we saw fireworks (which were slightly pathetic even considering our current eonomic condition). That weekend the family had a boating party, which is always a blast. A few days later I finished reading eclipse. No homo. So we watched eclipse at the theater. No homo. I thought the movie was a good adaptation of the book and I liked this one better than the other two so far. No homo. Then yesterday, as I have mentioned, NineOneSix and I went to Newport. There was a kite festival going on which we caught the tail end of and bought a kite of our own to fly around. After walking around the ocean for a while we had a wonderful meal of lobster and retired for the night. Tomorrow we are headed back to Boston to visit the New England Aquarium, which is supposedly home to 80 penguins! This month has been full of awesomeness and it's not even half over yet.
Did I mention that I now have two parodies in the works? And I'm kinda sorta writing a novel?
Well, anyways, I hope I satisfied your appetite for the day, and I promise to continue to refuse to use my turn signals as long as you continue to read...or at least tell me that you do.
Posted by Jose at 1:26 PM