Sunday, August 28, 2011


Yesterday, we had a bulldog BASH.

The new FOCUS team and the student leaders set out to plan an event to welcome students back to Drake.
There was live music, a tent, games, a rootbeer keg, a raffle to win an iPad2, and a PIGROAST.

 It was super gross to look at, but it was actually really good. All of the boys thought it was so cool, but explaining it to girls was a completely different story.

It was really fun to see everyone,

to hang out with new friends,

and to do something different to start the year off.

I think this year is going to be really fun. We've been really creative with our #TNC after candlelight mass, #tgs, and finding fun things to do.

We still think the pig is gross.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School!

I am officially a senior. I think that means I'm officially old.

Here are 6 reasons why today rocked.

1. I got to meet some of the PNM's that are going through recruitment! They are super stoked about their blue t-shirts and to be at college.
2. Can you say 141 PNMs!? This is 53 more than we had at this point last year. I am stoked.

3. Psychology of Aggression class. I signed up for this class at the last minute because my research seminar was canceled due to my professor taking the semester off. But it was so legit and I am really excited to learn all about this construct.
4. I successfully cooked my first dinner! I may or may not have caused the smoke alarm to go off, but it was delicious.

5. I colored an envelope that contains a letter of recommendation for my sister. I hope that's acceptable.
6. I got see Smoon, even if it was only for a few minutes.

I really like the first week of school, but I am ready for the craziness of the beginning of the year to settle down and to finally get into a routine.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Real Life

5 Weird Things About Being Back at Drake
1. I'm a senior. This is so weird. It didn't really hit me until Brittany and I were helping the first year students move into their residence halls today. I can't believe I started school 3 years ago. I also realized that I don't know as many random people now as I did the past three years.
2. I have my own room for the first time since high school. I really, really like it. It's fun. Right now, the walls are super blank and it's not decorated at all, but it is so nice to know that I can close my door and have alone time if I need it.
3. I've been crazy about cleaning. I absolutely HATE cleaning. But I noticed today that I kept wanting to wipe the counter or floor or table after any little mess was made on it. I wonder how long this will last.
4. I'm disaffilated. I was disaffilated last year, but I lived in the house so it wasn't as weird. But I haven't seen very many women from my chapter. I'm glad disaffilation is only the first two weeks of school this year, even though running around the student center with Brittany and Sarah has been really fun.
5. Tomorrow is the first time since June that I don't have to set an alarm to get up. Woah.

I really like being back at school. I am so excited for all of the opportunities that lie ahead this year and can't wait to make the most of everything I do for the last time. This is going to be like and epic, extended week 9.

Monday, August 15, 2011

#4 - Earn a Green Camp Jacket

3 Reasons Why Getting My 3rd Year Jacket Rocked:
1. They gave them to us at closing campfire week 9 instead of the banquet
2. THEY ARE FLEECE AND NOT WEIRD/UGLY PULLOVERS. I'm going to wear this everyday. Best surprise ever.
3. I got to stand up on the campfire stage with 8 other amazing counselors who have changed the lives of kids for the past three years. They are great friends.