Housing is stressful because I'm not sure if I'm going to get into my first choice dorm, but because of the residency requirement, I'm guaranteed housing on campus next year. It's definitely less stressful than at some bigger schools, where I know people who don't know at all where they are going to live because there aren't enough dorms. Both my first registration time and the housing lottery are on Thursday, so I'm eager for that to be over with.
Classes are getting really, really busy. On Friday, I have a rough draft of my environmental studies course project due, an annotated bibliography and revised artifact proposal due in E&D, and normal French and Spanish homework (which includes writing a sonnet) on top of that. Saturday is Spring Into Action, which is a day where a lot of LC students go out and volunteer around Portland. I am one of two project leaders for the group that's going to the Oregon Food Bank, and had training for that tonight. It will be nice to get off campus for something other than studying! Next weekend I'm going on two College Outdoor trips (kayaking and hiking). I'm really excited for those, though I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to fit my homework in. Then we have two more weekends, finals, and we're done!
I think the highlight of my last weekend was when I went downtown to study on Saturday. Every time we go downtown, my friends and I notice this sign outside of this restaurant that says "café and wine bar." We've always assumed we could go in and get coffee, so last weekend my friend Annabel and I decided to try and do homework in there. Turns out it was a seafood restaurant, and not the type of restaurant where it's especially okay to get out your laptop and work.
|Annabel got tea, at least|
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