So, everyone, I hope you all are having an amazing summer. I’m still in London, and work is really starting to pick up — both a great thing and a ‘eh’ thing, since I both love my internship and to sleep. But c’est la vie. I’m having a great time here, and everyone in my flat and program are amazing. This weekend, we went to see Fedde le Grand at the Ministry of Sound, and it was amazing — totally worth the day after (of course, we were just sluggish because we were at a rave from like 11 – 6am, that’s all). I’m working about 3.5-4 days a week, split two ways between Parliament and David Miliband’s Labour leadership campaign; both have been great thus far.
In this post,I’d like to recap my blog posts from this last year. For me, it’s been interesting to look at some of them again – makes me think of how I was feeling when I wrote them, what I’ve been up to these past few months, etc. For me, pretty cool. I don’t keep a diary or anything, so this is about as close as I’m going to get J.
Boy, I wasn’t kidding. My first post as a Hopkins student, and, man, I’ve come a long way. This was me when I was really, really, really new at Hopkins!
Okay, not quite as new-to-college me as the first, of course, but this was when I was just discovering that Hopkins really did have a social life (I lowered my hopes after reading some good ol’ fashioned fibs on things like collegeconfidential) and when I was just starting to get in the groove of this whole college thing.
[update: all libraries are created equal, I feel, so I’ve relocated to Trafalgar Square at midnight, watching people drunkenly attempt inline skating. I’m consequently laughing. A lot.]
This came after the first open house I attended. There were a lot of parents asking about security, so I thought I’d give this topic a go. This is the result of that idea.
This beez my first semester’s schedule. It’s a lot of fun to see what I thought of it then and how I remember it now. Sooo different. I actually still talk to one of my professors; she’s awesome.
First time going home. This was my attempt to share what I was feeling at the time. It’s the first of my less topic-oriented posts and was more just me talking. That said, the preceding posts weren’t me trying to write a research essay J.
School was owning me at this point, and it was me trying to struggle with being me while having more work to do than I’d ever had. Of course, it was written right before finals.
So the previous post was during finals, so, as this one’s name implies, this is afterwards. I was soooo ready for the semester to be over, to just have a break to chillax, and it felt good J.
I wrote this en route to Italy over winter break. I was bored at the time – it was a long flight – and it was just before the January 1 application deadline, so this is me trying to offer advice on the essays. They were by far my least favorite part of the college admissions process – wait, those AND standardized tests. Together, they may have been the bane of my existence.
My final post of 2009, this was me reflecting on the past year, what’d changed, and what I sort of thought would come. It was interesting to write. I was in Italy with my parents on vacation, and we’d been talking a lot about my first semester, so this was interesting to write.
I came to Hopkins wanting to pursue International Studies, and now I’m a history major. Why? Well, that’s what this post is about J
Lots of mail. Lots of fun. Lots of film to watch for class. That was my first intersession at Hopkins, and it’s what I cover in this post.
A recap of what’d been going on between intersession and then, this post also covers – wait for it – SNOWWEEK, also known as SMOWOMG, SNOWMAGEDDON. You get the point. Oh, and no biggie, but the Winter Olympics had been going on. They’re sort of my World Cup.
Starting to think about housing. Midterms approaching. Fun being had. This is the story behind this post, which is more an update about what’d been going on at Hopkins for me.
You know when you’re trying to procrastinate so you will do anything to avoid real work? Well, I do, and it’s the story behind this post: I had a lot to do, so naturally, I decided to offer more information about my class schedule than anyone may ever need to know. Oh, and when I was writing this, Muse played Bmore. MUSE MUSE MUSE MUSE.
This highlights – EVEN WITH VIDEO (since we’re fancy like that)– why Wolman is ‘da bomb,’ and you even get to see a pic of my obese cat, Stanley. Oh, and some pics of Little Rock, too haha.
In essence, this is me describing my time at the Coachella Music Festival, by far the best time of my life EVER.
Wooooo. Riding a mechanical bull. Studying. Cooperative feasts cooked in friends’ apartments. That was the end of my second semester at Hopkins, and it’s what you can hear about should you read this post.
Earlier this summer, I had a political study visit to Scotland. We ran around the Scottish Parliament and, later, sung Lady Gaga in a pub in front of a live band. AWESOME all around. Check it to find out more.
Well, that’s all I got for now. Since I’ve sort of gone through my entire year, I thought it appropriate to post my class’ flag in this post, since it’s what I did in my first post.