Friday, January 8, 2010

Dear World, Sorry I Suck at Blogging

Oh, hello there, once-a-week commitment. It's nice to see you again. How have you been? I'm doing all right. It's been tough to show my face here again, I admit, but I think we should patch things up and be friends again. Are you cool with that? I hope so.

Anyway, let's focus on the positive, shall we? I've been back at school for a grand total of three days. Class was canceled today because it snowed. I'm not really a huge fan of snow, honestly, and I know I'm going to get hate mail for that last comment, but it. Is. So. Cold! At any rate, I got some well-needed sleep last night out of the bargain, so I'm satisfied.

This semester is shaping up to be awesome. I'm looking forward to my classes (because I'm a nerd). The highlights of my semester? Introduction to philosophy, beginning guitar, and concert choir. I tried to teach myself to play the guitar a couple of years ago, with little luck, so hopefully this time will stick. I like singing, and I absolutely LOVED the ACC choir's Christmas concert (saw it three times, and loved it all three) and I'm looking forward to participating. Introduction to philosophy is a bit more..... hm. Well, for starters, it's on Monday nights from 6:00 to 9:00. I'm not sure how long sitting in a room for three hours is going to be fun, first of all. But I've been looking at the text books, one of which looks almost like a philosophy for dummies book and the other is meant to be a novel, Sophie's World. Also, I think the teacher (Stephen Bain) is the son or other relation of our librarian, and Mr. Bain-the-librarian is a wonderful man, with this excellent dry sense of humor. I think I'll enjoy the subject matter, and I'm looking forward to starting class.

In other noteworthy news, lots of new freshmen moved into my hall. I've been making friends, or trying to at least, and they all seem really nice. I had lunch with three of them today and I'm looking forward to getting to know them better.

In OTHER noteworthy news, I made an idiot of myself in my preaching class on Wednesday. Dr. Strother was calling attendance, and he called someone named Kelly. There's a new freshman girl named Kelly who moved into room 1 in Upper Head, and I said so, TRYING to be helpful. Dr. Strother makes a comment about how we weren't being very friendly, to not have ensured she came to class. Literally seconds after this exchange happens, a boy walks into class. "Who are you?" asks Dr. Strother and my friend Katie says, loud enough for Dr. Strother to hear, "That's Kelly." He asks, "Are you Kelly?" and the boy responds, "Yes, sir, I am." . . .Needless to say, this is NOT the same person who moved in next door in room 1.

Right, well, I've been working on this post for the better part of an hour, with various sundry interruptions. I think I've lost my ability to blog easily. Maybe with more practice? And I WILL have more practice. We're going back to once or twice a week, blog readers, I promise. Call it a New Year's Resolution.

- Elizabeth


Theophilus said...

Ma'am, I feel I am the interruption. Sorry. Thanks for blogging again.

Meg Cobb said...

I love Sophie's World! (Maybe because I'm a nerd too.) In my intro to philosophy course I wrote a paper about how Winnie-the-Pooh was the best philosopher of all time.

Elizabeth said...

Oo. That sounds interesting. Do you still have it, you think?