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Why is housing so hard?

This past week has been housing sign-ups here at Private University. Due to some complications of certain roommates, not the person who I have share a wing of the apartment with and not our little sophomore (who is sweet and adorable) but the math-secondary education major.

My friend and I are abandoning campus living for an off-campus apartment. I am more looking forward to gathering information about the apartment more then anything else. The thing that bothers me about the off-campus apartment is that it is really far away from campus. I thought living in UParks was far but I drove by it today and well it was far. Sure, I would not be driving everyday we would have to work out some car pulling system to UParks to catch the shuttle everyday. It would work out great. It is also very affordable and in a good location in order to get to the main road during Basketball season.

I think the driving thing is killing me more than anything else. It would be a long drive to church on Sundays and to school since I would still get a parking sticker. Being able to go back and forth has been a struggle this whole semester. I am arranging my schedule for next semester to fit going home for lunch.

I started looking at getting a one bedroom and one bathroom at Fairmont which is owned by Private University. I could walk to class literally because the two buildings that I would be living in are right next store. Homecoming would not be an issue because I could walk ten feet for the parade. I could walk to Mass on the Sundays that I go to Mass.

I feel like living by myself would be scary at first but I could do it. I won’t have to worry about the bus. I might not walk home after dark but it would be quiet that I could study in my apartment. I could burn my candle without anyone complaining. I could also have wild parties (just kidding).

I really want to live with my best friend though. I feel like am abandoning her and guilty about the whole situation.

SK- I owe you a cup of coffee and something yummy. (The wild ginger).

 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Coffee and a Muffin (The Lack of Coffee Shops)

I should tell my roommate, who is going to read this that I might not be home soon. I am at Common Grounds, the local private university coffee shop (not private university owned but within walking distance.) I have discovered that it is the only place that I can study Hebrew or anything for that matter.

The thing about Common Grounds is that is always crowded. I love the noise and the struggle to find a great place to study or hang out but sometimes it is annoying. Also, the coffee here is always hit and miss. I love the house blend but everything else is too strong or too weak. Everything about this place reminds me about Austin. Spider House coffee house, anyone?

Also, my favorite thing is to spurge on a blueberry muffin from a local restaurant that believes in sustainable practices such as using things from there garden, stuff like that (Giving back to the community).

From what I noticed there seems to be a lack of coffee shops here in College town. I love the feeling of being able to come to Common Grounds, sit and just write. On the other hand, it’s always busy and I want a place to call my own.

I want something that has good healthy treats that don’t feel healthy like my blueberry muffin. The other week, I went to the Barnes and Noble cafe and they didn’t really have anything to offer except for my cup of tea. There was a ton of older people and this older gentleman circled my table a few times while I was getting my tea. Awk..

So any suggestions would be great. College town is in the small town of Waco, TX. If anyone has any reviews for coffee shops or local restaurant (that have breakfast, a giant perk in my book).

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

It’s October

Today marks the first day of October. I feel the need to tell a lot of people this, because the semester is now in full swing. There is no going back, we just have to keep plowing forward.

Modern English Grammar is going to be the death of me. I am doing very well in the class with my B, hoping to be B+ by the end of next week after our test. I have a good feeling that I know what is going to be on it. Now it is time to motivate myself to study. I did very well on the diagraming sentence quiz with a very high B (86, be jealous). I am going to continue to study hard and keep on going.

Hebrew is going great. Hopefully, tutoring with help a lot with figuring out how to study more effectually. It is such an interesting language but has no many rules that it gets confusing at times. I feel like I understand more of what we are talking about now then everything from the beginning.

I have also noticed that I am a very highly organized person like OCD organized. I finally got my room set up the way I like it and everything is neat. It’s amazing. It might get a little crazy since I am going to be traveling a ton over the next two weeks. This weekend for a Wedding and next weekend for ACL (Austin City Limits) and birthday (21st).

Also, I have been seeing my Brit. Lit. professor a lot which is fine since I won’t see him next year. We seem to end up in the same place. I have a confession to make. I keep looking for my old English professor, I am hesitant to email him but I want advice over graduate school stuff and I just want to talk about Catholicism since I know he is Catholic and knows his stuff. Enough on that because I feel like it is turning into secret diary confession time. (No one reads my blog; so who cares). I have no idea what I am doing. I have my GRE stuff planned out when I am taking it and my course over Christmas break. I have no idea if I should be working on my personal statement or what I am going to use for my writing sample. What I should even be looking at in terms of programs. It’s a little stressful because I just planned out today my entire Spring semester. Basically, time is running out. After this summer, I will need 22 credits if I go to Oxford (whole another story). That means I will only have to take 12 hours first part of senior year and hopefully another 12 (it come to 10 but I need my financial aid). I have no idea what other schools to look at, in my mind private university is perfect but what if I don’t get in. What are my back ups? Also, career fairs freak me out because I should be thinking about my future career goals but I can’t because it scares me. I have no idea what I want to do with my life beside teach. What if teaching does not work out. Also, I got called a grad. student the other day which was awkward.

The other day, I was being super hard on myself because I need to have something published by the end of my undergraduate career. I really want to submit something for the Phoenix, the undergraduate creative writing journal, at Private University. I was typing up my poem that I wrote while at the most hipster coffee shop at Private University. I basically thought it was terrible. Now I have nothing. Creative Writing- Prose here I come.

Stress, yet it is only the first day in October.

I still hate my leadership class, in case you were interested.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized