December 16, 2005

Middle of December...

Here's a pic of the reflection off of the PPG building downtown during light up night. If you look closely at the windows, you can see people skating in the ice rink. Cool. Speaking of which, we got to go ice skating there soon. Even though I'm not real keen on the idea, I'll do it.

Today concluded the first semester of my second year here at Duquesne. And what a semester it was. I think I've worked the hardest yet, and it has paid off very well. The RA job is going well, I have some extra dough from working with my dad, my grades improved this semester, things are working out socially, and I'm really enjoying myself. Things to look forward next semester is my trip to Asia in May... I can't wait.

Now, I promised someone to write about our mall experience a couple of days ago.

Basically, we found out each others mannerisms. For example, Jordan's mannerisms or expressions include, "Not gonna lie." And Jen's are: "Oh please", and "What does that even mean?!" I suppose mine are "whatever floats your boat", and "No, wait". I don't know how we really got into that type of conversation, but we did. We used those phrases throughout the 28x bus ride to The Mall at Robinson, which, I'm sure pissed off the other passengers. We were the only ones talking, and everything we said included those phrases. They must have thought we were psycho or something. So anywho, we get to the mall, shop, and THEN we go to Ikea. I LOVE IKEA. I don't know why home furnishings get me going, but it goes. "$.50 for a candle wax catcher? That's MINE". I spent lots of money on weird Swedish items, but I don't regret it. I left the store enjoying a $.50 beef hot dog from the concession stand in Ikea. On the way home on the bus ride, I obviously had a lot of bags, so I placed them in the front of the 28x, which includes space to put suitcases and luggage. I placed it on the top shelf, and forgot about it. Then, the bus took a sharp turn on the way back, and a heavy picture frame came crashing down on this guy. Not the way I wanted to end my trip...

So I'm here at home until early January. I'll be on duty at Duquesne Dec 31st and Jan 1st (I don't want to hear about it), but other than those days, I'm up for anything. I realize that not everyone is fortunate to be out of finals yet, so I wish everyone the best of luck.


At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Tanya said...

So, I'll be sharing in the delight of RA duty on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as well. Just thought I would point that out that you won't be the only one.

Also, Trish, Joe, and I decided to get a group together to go to the PPG Ice Rink the weekend that we get back to right after syllabus week and before our schedules get crazy. lol.

What's the other picture, by the way, and what's a "candle wax catcher?" Just wondering, so let me know when you get a chance.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous lys said...

this kid makes up catholic words

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At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Doug said...

I am hearing you man on the NYE duty. I am not looking forward to spending it in Towers.


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