Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We are the ever-living ghost of what once was

First week back: Couldn't ask for smoother. It was good to get back into a routine that doesn't so closely involve television, and my classes this semster are (so far) engaging and not too stressful. Magazine editing is great, because a lot of it revolves around design, which was all I did last summer at The Standard-Times. My other courses, most of them electives, are easier and more interesting than some of the other classes I had to take as requirements (article-writing, anyone?). The weather may not be at its best, but the atmosphere is positive and much more calm.

I'm also enjoying my work schedule, which fits perfectly around classes and still allows me some free time and enough hours to make roughly $70 a week. Yeah, it isn't much, but that's Work Study for you. It's enough for me to get by on campus.

Darren visited last weekend, and we went to the party on Friday. We left early, even though we felt bad leaving Heather, but she told us to just go. Apparently, she didn't leave long after us. It was super-crowded, with hardly any room to move and lots of yelling. I know, that's what a party's supposed to be like, but for me, it was too much. I guess I'm growing out of all that college stuff I used to look forward to each weekend as a freshman and sophomore -- even as a junior. Darren and I visited an Asian market, purportedly the largest of its kind in Central New York. I made him pork adobo, a traditional Filipino dish, which he said came out just like it should! I was excited, knowing I can make the dishes of the culture my boyfriend comes from. I love learning more from him about those things.

Sunday, Heather and I went to Chuck's to meet up with some friends for a couple drinks and to catch the end of the Giants/Packers game. It was a good time, with much cheering and many pitchers of beer over a game of Kings. The walk back home in the cold and snow was pretty brutal, and I'm surprised we actually made it to the bus stop without freezing to the sidewalk, but somehow, we were successful.

A story about how I make it on campus as a vegetarian in Thursday's Daily Orange? It'll be interesting to see my byline in that paper again. It sure has been awhile ...


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