Wow. Can I still call this 'blogging'? I think the '-ing' somehow implies that the activity is ongoing, which my updates certainly haven't been of late. I could tell you that I came down with a disastrous cold and couldn't muster the strength to blog, but I've been pleasantly healthy. I could claim that I was trampled by herds of Wii-happy gamers or Tickle-Me-Elmo obsessives during Christmas shopping, but my buying is blissfully over. I could tell you that I was displaced from my home because our Christmas tree went up in flames, and I wasn't able to save the computer. But that would be a complete lie. (Our tree is a fire-redtardant synthetic fir. Where is the fun in not knowing if your tree is going to spontaneously combust, you ask? I couldn't agree more.) In all reality, I guess in the end-of-semester, pre-holiday rush, my priorities got in a tussle, and blogging did not come out on top.
What actually has happened since the last time I updated has not been all that amazing. But if you really want to know, here's the rundown.
- I officially ended my first semester as a college freshman. Finals were fantastic; anthropology and mass com were easy as expected; two days of hard-core studying in macro paid off. It's a load off my mind to have these prerequisites behind me - now I can look forward to next semester's load: Art History, Sociology, News & Feature Writing, Linguistic Anthropology...and a Botany lab at 7:30 a.m. across campus. Oh, the joy.
- I packed up most of my life and got ready to switch dorms at semester. It's amazing how much stuff you have that you never rememberd was there.
- Came home for break. It's good to be back...the Christmas decorations are pretty much the same as every year; I'm ready to do some relaxing. After this week, that is...I'm headed back to my university town to work for three days, then coming back.
- Celebrated my brother's birthday today. We went out to see a movie and went to a Chinese restaurant afterwards. It was fun to eat with chopsticks and make fun of each other's weird fortune cookies.
And that's pretty much it. I'll be taking a three-day dive into blogosphere oblivion to do some work, as stated above, but hopefully I'll be able to be a little more consistent here with my entries. Maybe that's something to put on the list of New Year's resolutions...