July 29th, 2007
So China was cool. How are you?
May 28th, 2007
Hey friends. I leave for China in about 3 hours. I'm very unprepared and terrified and I lost my vocab packet and I don't have time to sleep or study, etc, etc. This week has been nuts. I never got to see anyone from home, and they are tearing down the Cuisinart building this weekend. It's depressing to see an icon of my adventureous high school years finally going, but I guess that building's been sitting empty for more than 10 years and most people don't like abandoned buildings.
Anyway, my point is that I will be in China for two months starting tomorrow, or really today as I am going back in time and living this day over in Beijing. Do you want me to send you emails with pictures, or packages with chinese things? If so, write me an email at blwalk at gmail dot com telling me your address or email address. I want to hear from you so I don't get really homesick. I will anyway, but it would still be nice.
May 8th, 2007
|04:28 am - reoccuring dreams list, for posterity:|
1. Jumping a few miles too high and realizing I will have to fall back down to the earth and will probably die.
2. Getting lost in my old basement, or seeing the ominous DOOR which opens up to a maze made up of Dad's old junk. The junk and the maze are adventures, but that door is creepy.
Current Mood: hungry
May 2nd, 2007
It's just like having a frog heart, which will match nicely with my wide smile and soft spot for bogs.
April 24th, 2007
The course list is finally out, and all I can say is fuck you Bard, for not having a class about insects until I can't take it. Although, this new professor could potentially be very helpful with my senior project... which I should be working on right now actually.
My schedule for next semester:
CHEM 141 A Basic Principles of Chemistry
Tu Th 10:30 - 12:05 pm HEG 102
LAB A: Tu 1:30 -4:00 pm HEG 204
Ha! Life is going to be great.
April 23rd, 2007
|12:59 am - today I learned some things|
I learned about Ozark folk songs, which are really neat. I love folk songs, in general.
I learned how to make a sand mandala, vaguely. This nice little monk let me make part of one in the library.
I learned about digiscoping. I was prompted to learn about that because I went on a nature walk today with Bill because of Earth Day, and I was curious what migratory bird he saw. Earth Day is a great holiday. That was a really fun walk. We saw all the wildflowers that are coming up... coltsfoot, trout lily (dogtooth violet), myrtle, trillium, and one of my favorites- bloodroot.
Speaking of blood, I also learned about autopsies. You probably don't want to watch that video. It's pretty gross, though informative. (By pretty gross, I mean really gross, bag of guts gross).
Oh, and here's another neat thing. I learned about my preferences, I guess. Apparently I really like my nose. Here are my ideal dude, lady, and ladydude, in that order.
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April 19th, 2007
April 16th, 2007
I just got back from putting up a ton of posters for assassins all over campus, only to come home and find out about the shooting at Virginia Tech. I certainly feel like an asshole now.
Current Mood: poop
April 14th, 2007
|10:39 pm - life post bard|
I frequently have too much to do and spend as little time doing it as possible. This makes my professors unhappy with me. Luckily though, I got something done today! I finally talked to Margo and Mike. Mike spent a good while trying to convince me I might not want to work at the farm full time, because it's demanding and tough and he doesn't want to waste money training me. However, he had his talk with me while sitting in the baby goat pen and playing with the kids. I don't know how he thought it would be effective to do the talk in that manner. The good news is, it's pretty much a definite that I will be living and working there come September, for at least a year but surely more.
List of major obstacles I overcame today:
-housing for next semester/next year
-a way to pay for school next semester
-a job for post-graduation which will provide me with healthcare
In other good news, Begonia is the size of a house. Her bag is still not filling, but there's gotta be a whole herd of kids in there. Cross your fingers in the hopes that she will escape culling for another year!
Current Mood: ready to be done with school
April 12th, 2007
|04:35 pm - Gramps|
The Stamford Historical Society is doing an exhibition about local WWII veterans. The did a piece about Gramps, which includes an interview and a look through his wartime scrapbook. It's got some neat drawings and photos made by a teenage Mort, if you want to check it out.