I brought Ellie Mae over to the dorm at the appointed hour and helped lug a few things. A few of Wolfgang's friends were hanging out and helped carry. They're a nice bunch of kids, and Wolfgang and 3 friends are already planning on rooming together in the dorm apartments (like where Chaco lives) next year.
After we got into the car to drive home, Wolfgang commented, "This is going to be weird not seeing those guys every day".
And I agreed in all seriousness, "Yeah, now it's waking up each day to... your family!"
I'm impressed with the "quality" of students at the university, now that I'm in the mix too and dealing with the general population daily. My previous experience at CU-Boulder was okay, but there were a lot of rich kids there, a lot of Trust Fund babies just attending CU in order to party and ski and pledge their mom's sorority or their dad's fraternity.
UCCS doesn't attract that crowd. I'm not saying that all students here are hard-working and studious, but they're just nicer to be around.
It's a relatively long break. Classes don't fire up again until the third week of January. I too am feeling a bit at a loss, and I'm just a part-timer-commuter-old-person student. I've become accustomed to being at the university each day, to doing homework and completing assignments. Now... the sloth abyss?
I remember Chaco having similar feelings last Winter break. He was also used to the rigors of college, and to suddenly be without a schedule left him feeling a bit adrift. I remember thinking that was a good thing, and now I'm feeling it myself. A bit anxious to be back at it and moving forward.
My final final was yesterday morning, dark and early. Good time of day for math.
So, while driving home, Wolfgang and I brainstormed a few things to keep us busy and make best use of the break in addition to the traditional holiday activities. Some things on my list:
- Play with my art toys
- Make a few visits to my parents'
- Play with our new camera
- Blog everyday ??
This morning was relatively warm out when I went for a run, so I decided to break in my new capri tights. Later, I decided my first winter break "assignment" would be to submit a review of the tights over at the Brooks website.
Already, I had troubles with...
I don't think any of those choices "Describe Myself". I ended up going with Gym Rat because I think I'm somewhere between Casual / Recreational and Avid Athlete.
But.. but... I'm certainly NO Gym Rat. It's the wrong choice.
I hope this doesn't affect my GPA.