I just got back from having drinks at Sportsman’s with a few friends. It’s a Tuesday night tradition for students to go there, but somehow I had gone four years without going. I think I now understand why. Although the company was great and it was beautiful outside on the patio that we sat on, it was the frattiest crowd that I have ever experienced in my life. Freshman or sophomore year I would have eaten it right up, but now that I’ve dated a frat boy and gotten that out of my system, I am SO over it. If I ever have to see that many polo shirts in one confined space again, I may scream.
I just got myself out of a $23 parking ticket by sending an email to the company explaining that it was an “honest mistake” and that I hadn’t realized that I was now required to pay in that particular lot (which was the truth). I’m pretty proud of myself.
I’ve been at Starbucks for 2+ hours studying for what will, most likely, be my last psych test ever. There are a couple of interesting things that I’m learning that I thought I’d share.
#1 In English, we use the word “love” to mean a ridiculous number of things. We “love” coffee, we “love” our dog and we “love” our significant other. How can one word mean all of these different things?? In Greek, there are at least 6 words to represent the different forms of love.
#2 We are really bad at predicting what will make us happy. Most people focus on money or material goods, when there are three other things that usually lead to true happiness. Those three things are: good relationships, pursuing something that we love, and helping others.
I have felt that this entire semester has been the “beginning of the end.” However, it’s really starting to hit me this week. I had my last voice lesson this morning, my last class with my favorite teacher, and tomorrow I will have my last two undergrad classes ever. Of course I’m excited for the next chapter in my life, but it’s going to be very strange being away from this campus and from the people whom my life has come to revolve around for the past four years. I was thrilled that, while eating lunch on campus today, a prospective student and his dad came over wanting to ask me some questions about the school. I went on and on, probably for longer than they bargained for, about how great it is and how wonderful an experience I have had. It was very full circle for me. I’m preparing to end my journey here while he’s preparing to start his. I think the weeks to come are going to be very emotional, but also incredibly fun. Now it’s back to studying because I have to pass a few more tests if I’m actually going to graduate. :)
I just made a dinner reservation for tonight at Cabana. It’s the perfect place for a night out with the girls. It’s been forever since I’ve eaten there, so I am super excited! After dinner we’ll probably have wine/cocktails back at the apartment and then head over to see T.I. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend, I can feel it!
Made it back to school. The plane only had 30 people on it (out of 150 seats) which was nice because I got an entire row to myself, but bad because it only made my fear of getting a phone call from American saying “just kidding, we actually don’t have a job for you” worse. Also, there was a woman on the plane who is apparently some sort of celebrity and I cannot figure out who it was. She was a larger black woman with an absolutely gorgeous face. I think she’s a singer and it seemed like she lives in Nashville. Any ideas?
I’m sitting in a student lounge on NYU’s campus right now while Dani is in class. She was TOTALLY shocked to see me standing on her doorstep this morning. It was priceless. Although a little chilly, it’s a gorgeous day in NYC. We walked around for a while then got lunch at the Kati Roll Company and ate in Washington Square Park. We’ll probably get gelato or cookies after she gets out of class and then I have to head to the airport at 5. There are supposed to be severe thunderstorms (and, inevitably, tornados) in Nashville tonight, so I have a bad feeling about traveling. Crossing my fingers that I can get home tonight.
I am SO thrilled that we are having more tornados. NOT! I love thunderstorms when I have nothing to do and can stay inside, but I really don’t appreciate them when I have places to be. Like downtown buying cowboy boots….