The Spring Semester.

January 22, 2009

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s a beautiful start to a beautiful spring semester. Actually, if there were any birds here, they’d be dead, because it is really damn cold outside. But despite that, I’m really optimistic about “spring” semester, and have attended two days of class so far.

Classes started Monday, but my friend Jess was kind enough to drive me down to DC to stay with Ted on Sunday. We stayed with him until the inauguration Tuesday, which was obviously amazing. Monday was pretty cool too, but not as amazing, as we sat through performances by Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers to hear Michelle Obama and Jill Biden speak. Ugh. Yes, it was as horrible as you’re probably imagining. But we survived, and we even survived the bone crushing (literally, with emphasis on “crushing”) crowds, and the  freezing cold weather. I cried as Obama was sworn in, even if Justice Roberts had hit the drink a little hard that morning.

Then when we finally made it out of DC, we picked up Rayan at the airport. He actually got his student visa at the last minute which was a huge relief. After a tearful reunion with all the boys over Renato’s pizza and buffalo wings, I went to sleep in Fort Metaphor, and got up bright and early for Macroeconomics. Kuperberg is hilarious. Then I went with Rayan, Rich, and Robert to Greek Myth in Opera. I think that’s going to be a pretty cool class, and I get to watch an opera every week? Awesome.

Today I had my two poli sci classes, Comparative Politics with Matt Murphy and Modern Political Theory with Ben Berger. Both seem really great, and so far I’ve enjoyed the readings (mainly Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and Constant). Then Macro discussion section, and back to Willets.

I was greeted by Ted at Willets with the wonderful news that there is a PUB NITE tonight!! So I’ll be heading off to that in an hour or so. Also, when I was with Rayan and Jeanie (who returned this semester, yay!) at Chocolates and Choosing, a little get together for sophomores to talk about the sophomore paper, I read in the Phoenix that Deer Tick, one of my favorite musicians that no one has really heard of, is coming to Olde Club March 27! If that isn’t a sign that transferring to Swat was one of the best things to ever happen to me, I don’t know what is.

Well, off to a night of fun in what promises to be the best semester to date.

Back and yours,
The Transfer Student

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