First Week of Classes Completed January 30, 2010Posted by acc73 in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The first week of the last semester is complete and I feel really accomplished, not because the amount of work I put in during the week, because I haven’t yet realized classes require work to be done. It’s all because that feeling I get when I say my last semester, it tingles my lips and I can’t help but smile. I hope this week is an indication of the senior lifestyle, 12 credits of coursework. 12 credits mean a max of two classes a day and with my reduced student involvement that means even more time to do nothing. This week was capped off with a three hour nap on Wednesday, followed by a two hour relaxation session on Thursday. All my afternoons are either occupied with my work study, sleeping, or slowly plucking away at my guitar. Hopefully, I’ll be a rock star by the end of the semester. So far, all I have is my two string version of twinkle, twinkle little star.
Diet has also been very consistent with that of a struggling Cornell student with no Big Red Bucks, no City bucks, and not going to the grocery store out of laziness (8 degrees is not the temperature for me waiting outside for the bus). My diet includes oatmeal in the morning, PB&J for lunch, and grilled cheese in the evening. You can’t make up diets such as these. Hopefully, I’ll end up losing some weight, because my goal at the end of this year is to get sexified for the full-time job so I can be out and use my Cornell alum status to its full advantage!
Last Week of my last Winter Break EVER!!!!!!! January 19, 2010Posted by acc73 in : Uncategorized , add a comment
A very dramatic title for a very dramatic moment in my life. As I start to pack up for my last semester at Cornell, I can’t help but feel mixed emotions. First, excitement about the last semester and all the bottles that will be popped for celebration. Also, big excitement that this might be the last time I wear my big North Face puff coat feeling like the Michelin man every time I go outside during winter in Ithaca. Lastly feel sadness, this marks the end of days because I have to get rid of the college lifestyle: no more naps, no more all nighters with friends where I was supposed to do work but ended up having a 3 hour conversation about nothing, and most importantly no more mornings I can sleep in just because I don’t feel like it. Nope those days are coming to a close and I have to get ready to put on the shirt/tie combo every day and look forward to casual fridays!
That’s the pretty face of Corporate America!
A Break is A Break January 13, 2010Posted by acc73 in : Uncategorized , 2 comments
Alot of my friends are busy working hard during their winter break, studying for GMAT/GRE/LSAT, applying to graduate school, etc. etc. Like all my previous breaks I took this break as an opportunity to do nothing. It’s alot harder than it sounds, it takes dedication/tenacity and inner strength. My day pretty much entails this
9:00am Half sleep-drunk, half semi-awake say goodbye to my mother as she heads off to work
11/12pm: Wake up, watch my favorite Cartoon Show of Chowder
1-2pm: Eat lunch, most of the time sandwiches and Ramen or some leftovers
2-7pm: TV Marathon and Endurance race. Provided all the necessary supplies: snacks, blankets, water, and my much needed slippers
7pm: Prayer that my mom brings something to eat
8pm-2am: Facebook/TV marathon, also texting.
That’s pretty much it! My break in a nutshell.
Alex’s Version of Hangover, Cornell Greatest (Almost) Upset January 8, 2010Posted by acc73 in : Uncategorized , add a comment
So I celebrated New Year’s at Universal Studios Citywalk to usher in the new year/decade. It was alot of fun sipping comfortably on Cosmos (not mine, but the friend I celebrated with loved them! nothing wrong with a sippy sip) and Coronas celebrating my new found 21dom.
After New Years, my friends and I decided to live up the new decade in style staying at the Wynn Hotel. While I can’t go into significant details about the five-day extravanganza I can provide you with some highlights. Meeting Eddie Griffith at one of the casino bars (friend almost called him Chris Rock by mistake), doing the Dougie and dancing in an empty parking lot at 4am in the morning while walking back from Circus Circus, my friend winning 250 dollars the last night on his last 20 dollars, my losing streak of 150 dollars that capped off my night playing with the nickel slot winning 10 dollars and proceeding to buy them all on drinks, and spending two hours with this lovely homeless man who was by day pushing shopping carts by night a part-time comedian still pushing shopping carts. His words, not mine.
After returning home, I attended the Lakers-Clippers game and anxiously kept updated about the Cornell’s men basketball team. We played #1 Kansas with the longest home-winning streak in the nation and lost in the last minute. I couldn’t help but feel Cornell pride! We are actually receiving Top 25 votes for basketball, it’s incredible. These men are real scholar-athletes competing against the best. The Clippers won too and are only one game from .500. This week has been awesome to say the least.