This past Saturday, many fellow Mocs and I celebrated the Labor Day weekend with a trip to Magic Kingdom. It seemed like the best way to cope with the withdrawals I’d been experiencing since my first visit to Disneyland this past summer. Let’s just say that wasn’t the most accurate judgement made on my part. It was slightly disorienting to be back in the park I know like the back of my hand after adjusting to landmarks such as the Matterhorn Bobsleds or the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Nevertheless, it was a fun day. Started out spending it with some people I’d met previously before going solo (which is something I highly recommend trying some time–you can do whatever you want, as many times as you want).
Since this was my 40th visit to a park in Disney World, I didn’t feel as inclined to take quite as many pictures as I did in California (a whopping 555, according to my “Cali 2012” file folder), but here are some gems I managed to capture:
I hadn’t seen this show, The Enchanted Tiki Room, since it was “Under New Management.” Finally got to see it in its original incarnation and it’s just too darling. A new requirement for every future trip to MK.
I guess a decent way to get this thing rolling would be to show off my dorm. Or rather, my corner of the triple I share. Thankfully it’s incredibly spacious and has an incredible view of the lake. I’ve been trying to decorate more to make it feel lived-in, but I’ve got an entire year to accomplish that.
I brought a stack of old pictures with me with little no to intention of use in mind, but looking through the stack (and remembering how much poster putty I still had left over), I found a few shots I really liked and decided to collage together. I can remember almost every occasion on which these were taken, and it’s slightly terrifying to think about how even the most recent of these pictures were taken roughly ten years ago.
These guys keep me company.
How I keep myself informed of upcoming events. Kudos to ACE for marking which events will offer free food.
The desk I’ve finally managed to organize.
I’m rather proud of how well I’ve been keeping up my share of the dorm. I’ve already tidied up and vacuumed more than once without anyone asking me to.
At 9:00 last night, everyone on my floor simultaneously received a text message from our school informing us that classes would be cancelled today. Having spent most of my weekend at home in Tampa celebrating my dad’s birthday, this cancellation opened up quite a few opportunities: I could do the reading assignments for two of my classes that I hadn’t yet gotten around to doing or lie in bed all day and watch cartoons like the responsible adult I’ve come to college to become. My RA ran down the hall in celebration, and a few of us seized this opportunity to stay up later than we would have on a school night to watch Legally Blonde.
A few days ago, my mom messaged me suggesting I make a blog to keep track of my thoughts during my college experience, and now, here I am typing this introductory post. It’s certainly more productive than still wearing pajamas, blowing through my supply of microwave popcorn, and filling my YouTube history with episodes of Adventure Time.
This will also help get me back on track with writing regularly and keeping interested parties up-to-date on that ever-lingering question “So, how are you liking college so far?” To which I can just pull out a pen and piece of paper, write down this blog address, and say “Read to your heart’s content.”
Or be too embarrassed to admit this blog exists and just passively answer, “Uh, pretty good. You know…”