Sorry I kind of dropped off at the end of the term. Things got pretty busy, although last term wasn't particularly busy on the whole. Actually last term I spent a lot of time playing video games. It was the first term I had my own computer at school (An HP all-in-one, which has been amazing so far), so I started playing a lot of games on Steam. Which, was okay to do for a term, but I think next term I want do more other stuff.
Speaking of video games, this is the world map of Dragon Warrior 2. I find it absolutely hilarious, because it contains (a smaller version of) the world map from Dragon Warrior 1. Try to spot which part of the map came from Dragon Warrior 1. Doesn't seem like they were planning ahead much when they were making that game!
Also, the Dragon Warrior 3 map looks a bit familiar as well...
I'm just kind of an obsessive person, so when I get into one thing, I like to do that all the time. This can be really good or really bad, depending on the situation. But anyways, next term I plan on doing theater. There are a lot of student run shows next term, so hopefully there is one out there for me! And I'm also learning how to crochet, because I like making stuff, and I think it would be really cool. I think I'll try to pick up a book on crochet at the Northfield Public Library, which is really an awesome resource, especially on breaks. I definitely recommend it as a place to get some fun books or to get away from campus for a while. I've read tons of novels from there, and they also have a really fun DVD section that's way more extensive than the libraries I'm used to. But yeah, I'm back here on campus, working in Web House, living in Davis Hall.
A picture of Web House, specifically, the kitchen counter of Web House.
I have a nice single to live in for the next three weeks and I'm more prepared than last year. Last year when I stayed over break, I didn't have a towel or cooking supplies at the beginning. But I found out that you can pretty much dry yourself with an old t-shirt. If you whip it out in front of you like you're shaking crumbs from a tablecloth, it curves back and shoots wind at you, so you can dry yourself off. And then you can just use it a little bit directly as a towel. It works pretty well. And when you do it that way, you're moving enough so that it doesn't feel as cold when you come out. But anyways, it was hard last year because I was going off campus for winter term which comes right after winter break, so all the stuff-moving-around made it trickier. This year, I thought ahead and moved stuff to my break room while I was still on campus so I didn't have to take everything on the bus. Although, actually, I was able to get a ride in a car so that was even better. But, yes, this time I am more prepared and I have a better idea of what to buy from econofoods. Hm. What should I have for dinner tonight? Chicken is good for stir fries. Beans are also a good choice. Maybe ground beef. I tried to cook steak here over the summer, but it was really windy so I couldn't get a great fire going. It's hard to cook steak well without a good fire, you know? It just kind of got dry. :( Over the summer, Tuesday was half-price burger night at the local 620 grill, so I was going to get excited about that, but now it's only $2 off burger night. Which is still good, but not nearly as good.
Something better to look forward to:
My lovely roomie Bacon will be coming soon to work in Web House with me! He does programming-y stuff while I do design and blogging. It will be so nice to have him here, because it's hard to sit at a computer by yourself for 8 hours a day. It's much nicer sitting at a computer next to a friend who's also sitting at a computer for 8 hours a day. I know, I'm spoiled, but still, it will be nice.
A nice sunset from last term with the Chapel silhouetted on the left.
Alright, well hope you had a great Thanksgiving! If you're a Carl, hope you're having a great break! If you're not on trimesters, good luck with finals. Or whatever they call it half-way through classes in high school. Oh man, in high school we took the same classes the entire year. The ENTIRE year. Isn't that crazy? I'm so glad that college is not like that.
Speaking of classes, last term's classes wrapped up pretty well. I think I did well on my final Shakespeare test (in the extra credit section, I wrote a Shakespearean sonnet about my experience taking Shakespeare. I also wrote a Shakespeare joke: What do you use to catch a Hamnet?). Woodblock printmaking ended well, and we got to take our visiting professor out to Chapati for Indian food (subsidized by the Art Department!). And I was able to finish my final composition for Intro Music Composition, which was a piano, violin, and cello piece. The piece was called "The Death Cycle of an Egg" and was based on the characters from How You Like Your Eggs.
So, I'll go back to doing designy stuff now. Until next time.