The semester is officially one third of the way over! It's crazy how fast time is flying by! College obligations have had me so busy the past two weeks that it's hard to focus on anything else! We've entered the first session of exams and I've been studying like mad.
The weather has also been super crazy. Check out these photos taken only a few days apart:
One of the most interesting photos I took two weeks ago was the refilling of the fox soap dispenser in my bathroom (it was a long week)...
Last Saturday night I went to the Gasthaus with my suite and talked about life. After eating we went back to our dorm to watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which one was of the funniest and inspiring movies I've seen in a long time! I highly recommend it.
Sunday was very long and filled with homework. I wrote my first paper of the semester and ended up going back to the Gasthaus for dinner with a different group of friends. I found out they sold Sprecher root beer. What a pleasant surprise! I also noticed this strange snowman in our common area made out of plastic cups. He's sitting right next to the toaster and wears a Gryfindor scarf! In the background of the snowman is a lovely bulletin on what to do when you get sick!
Tuesdays are some of my busiest days. I drank quite a bit of coffee that morning! Then I went to my speech class (speech day!) and heard three speeches about the negative effects of the caffeine content in coffee. I was inspired though and got a tea drink for the afternoon instead!
In my psychology discussion we had a "fun" day of taking personality exams for 50 minutes. I wasn't super surprised by my results. For the Big Five exam I scored high in every area except extroversion and neuroticism and for the introvert scale I score above average on every subcategory of introversion except "restrained" introversion, which means I still like to try new things. Not super enlightening but it was more fun than what we normally do!
In the evening my friends and I decided to go to Downer to go out to eat. We tried going to Belair, but on Tuesdays they have $2 tacos and the place was PACKED! We tried going to a pizza place that turned out to be super fancy and way out of our price range, and eventually settled with Hollander Grand Cafe. The place is so cute and has a bike theme.
Bikes hanging everywhere. A group came in to play live music too!
I ordered a spinach and cheese omelet that came with a side of fries. I'm not sure what kind of cheese they put in it, but it was really good!
Last week I had my very first "official" exam of the semester for psychology! It went well and I'm super happy that it's finally over! I'm glad to have a good friend to study with for that class.
I got coffee and a sesame seed bar before the exam. It was super healthy tasting (so kind of bland). I went straight to the gym afterwards to blow off steam. I've clocked in more than 130 miles so far this month! I'm over-budget for the 1000 mile challenge now and can't wait to see how many I actually get in for the year! I feel so much better when I run now than when I started 5 weeks ago.
For the last part of the week I gave a speech in my speech class about uses of virtual reality in the medical field, attended some meetings, and finally got to play some Sims by the time the weekend came around. While waiting for one of my meetings to start, I looked around the building I was in. It's quite a cute little place! I really love that door and those windows...
And an overgrown cactus plant. I want to get a near invincible plant and a cactus might be the plant for me! I somehow managed to kill my air plant, but a cactus seems very durable!
Last Friday night there were fish tacos in the cafe and it was awesome. I spent the rest of the night hanging out with friends and watching Fuller House on Netflix. It seems okay, but I never watched the original Full House so I'm not sure how the transition is. We've also been watching a lot of Friends lately and I'm really getting into it!
Anyways, that's a brief glimpse of my life from the last two weeks of silence. Sometime soon I'll be posting about the rest of my weekend because it was pretty amazing!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!