I don’t know what I’m doing in this city. The sun is always in my eyes.

August 16 2010

I have to be back to Emory in 4 days! That’s so weird to think about. Summer has flown by so quickly. I’m really excited to help out this year’s incoming freshmen, though. I just got my advisee list, as well. I’ll be advising 11 students this year. Most are business majors. Interesting. As a PACE advisor, I have to help with move-in which is going to be so exciting. Luckily I live on campus, too (Complex: Hopkins Hall), so I won’t be too far away from the new kids (not to sound creepy). It’s strange to think that I was in their spot just a year ago. I was so scared and yet I thought I already had learned all I needed to know about college and life (I guess I was pretty presumptuous in that regard). Well, I learned so much my first year at Emory. I went through some really bad stuff the first semester, stuff that hopefully nobody else gets to deal with. But somehow I┬ápersevered and came out on the other side unscathed. Great friends and family are SO important. I cannot stress this enough.

Now that my Blockbuster store is closed, I am unemployed. Time seems to have screeched to a standstill. Now I am beginning to understand why many people are bored. Not that I am actually bored, but I have just this aching desire to do something…anything. I’m not an artist at all, but I have this insatiable craving to do something artsy and creative. But I don’t know what. In the mean time, I’ll be cleaning my room like a madwoman in order to give myself something to do. (Let’s just say I’m not the most organized person)

Lately, I’ve been listening to lots of Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and Vince Guaraldi (yes, the man who composed the Peanuts music). Ah, jazz. So lovely. Makes me feel like an anachronism. There was jazz in the middle of the 1900s, doo-wop in the 50s, folk music in the late 60s and 70s, and post-punk and New Wave in the late 70s and 80s. I love it all.

Also, ebay has become my best friend lately. I bought The Red Shoes + The 400 Blows (both Criterion Collection) for under $10 altogether. I was so stoked. I also bought a few other awesome movies for $2 (like Casper…yes the Christina Ricci one, and Elephant). So definitely check ebay or half.ebay.com for some awesome movie deals (make sure the film is Region 1, though).

Anyway, I have to go make some brownies. Bye!

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