Monday, 18 June 2007

It's Not The Heat, It's The...

water leak in the upstairs room of your suite.

Yes, I'll explain the title later for those of you who don't understand it [hopefully all of you]. Well, I've officially been at my first college experience program for a good week now, and I guess you could say I'm trying to make the most out of it. It's pretty fun so far, considering I get to READ COMICS for homework in one class [about graphic novels] and get to look up tons of information about countries in the other [also just as fun, believe it or not]. We got there the first day, and I immediately had nothing to do [it was a weekend so no class]. I got moved in to my suite/dorm/whatnot, and met my new roommates, and got that horrid eerie silence thing out of the way. After we get all settled, we got our welcome, met people, made appliances out of ourselves, you know the normal things people do when they come together.

We were all fine and dandy in our suite, and decided, "Hey why not go get some food." Because you know, my friends and I are average humans who like food. Well we go, eat some awesome sandwiches, and then return to our suite. As I opened the door, I immediately stepped in, and found my foot to be wet! I look up and down, and there is water pouring from my roof, onto the floor, and truly flooding the entire suite's first floor. In return, we were not so swiftly removed and placed in a more "habitable" suite......it had carpet. We've been in there since, living it up, and enjoying our college experience, expect for me.

Why, you may ask? As you know by now if you read my blog, I am dreaming of a future at the best most awesomest school in the universe. What is this school? MIT. But as I was saying, I've taken the SAT with a pretty good return most of the time. Not exactly MIT good, but good to say the least. Since I hadn't even thought about knowing physics, I decided that instead of going for the subject test in June, I'd take the SAT Reasoning Test instead. Needless to say, the scores are posted Thursday. THURSDAY! and don't even get me started on the ACT [also coming out this week!!!!!!!!11one]

Either way, I am enjoying it here. Even though I have absolutely no desire, motive, or reason to attend the college I'm at for these three more weeks, it is very interesting and fun. I'm taking an awesome graphic novel course taught by an amazing professor, and get to read and draw comic books for homework. I mean, seriously, can it get any better? I've also got a couple of reading suggestions as well, for any graphic novel readers. Superman: Red Son [a story about if Superman had crashed in the U.S.S.R. instead of Kansas] and Persepolis [autobiography of Marjane Satrapi] are the two best at the moment. I also have an awesome global issues class too. We're doing one of my favorite things at the moment. Researching countries, and learning more about them. Seriously, it may sound stupid or wierd or whatever, but I love learning as much as possible about new cultures. Plus, the professor's cool too.

This year's program has seemed fun, but I can't help but feel jealous of last year's group. They were allowed a Java course [I SO WANT THAT COURSE] and to boot, a featured speaker was the awesome MIT renowned Daniel Barkowitz...Daniel T. Barkowitz, the Director of Student Financial Aid and Student Employment at MIT. I'd soooooo love to be able to talk with him about college and financial aid, but I'm enjoying the lady that we have had this year. Since my school has no guidence counselor, I soak up useful information like a sponge, and become a bit of a leach to those who have it and are willing to help [a strong curse]. Mrs. ________ has been VERY understanding and has done more in a week than I've gotten in two years though, so that's awesome. I will be talking to a professor who used to go to MIT, and be speaking with a physicist soon, so all I can do is sit back, think of questions, do homework, and blog at the moment. I've got to do the third of these at the moment though, so talk to ye later. Jya' Ne.

3 comments:

Barkowitz said...

Hey there! Doing a google search on my name prompted your blog. You must be at Governor's School... I SOOOO loved that program; it was an eye-opening experience for me, and really very formative...

I would be happy to meet with you when you come to Cambridge in August. Let me know if you want to schedule something...

Good luck with the Summer!!! Sorry I didn't make it to visit with the Guvvies this year...

Bluegirl said...

Hey DPS!

Glad to hear that the college experience thing is off to a good, if waterlogged, start! The graphic novels course sounds really sweet. And I LOVE learning about other cultures! If I had multiple lives to live OR a whole lot of time on my hands, I think I would get a doctorate in anthropology and be a professor or something. Oh, and travel the world. (Actually, though, I think I'll do the last anyway, regardless of whether I work in humanities or not!

Bluegirl said...

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