It’s been nearly a month since I posted something new. I won’t lie about it, I am on Winter Break. I have virtually no deadlines, work, or responsibilities. I didn’t even put pants on the other day (granted, I went skiing, but didn’t technically put pants on). The fact that I hadn’t posted anything didn’t even begin to faze me until I was at a bar last night.
Now, I was out with some friends, playing the “Well at MY school…”game. This is a game a buddy of mine coined, where one person says something along the lines of: “well, at my school, we have the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ever”. The next person, completely subconsciously, responds “well at my school, we have the best BBQ ribs”. The game continues to deteriorate until someone is making completely outrageous claims like “at my school, we have flying broomsticks and our headmaster’s beard touches the floor.” Unless your playing the game with Harry Potter, this is completely untrue, and everyone just ends up very angry.
So the game starts, and we all get sucked into this awful conversation. One of my friends, remembering previous claims that I had made, challenges my free time on the Hill. Well, I am a firefighter, and I am a professional writer. Trump Card. Okay, I forget to mention that I am a Volunteer firefighter who has one of the most peaceful districts in Tompkins County, but by definition, I am still a firefighter. And my bank account registers that I am paid for informing all of you about the glories of Cornell, thus making me a professional writer. That worked, until someone’s fancy new iPhone had to see that it had been nearly a month since I had blogged. Damn you Steve Jobs and your fancy phones…
My bluff having been called, it was time to add new material. It was then that I realized that I had shirked a few of my other “responsibilities”. Like I usually keep a tab on all of the other bloggers, just to see what’s going on with them. I was reading Adrienne’s blog and really like the topics she had been writing about. I kept on clicking, and was even more disappointed to see that, whoops, I have received shout outs from the lovely Patricia and the talented David AND COMPLETELY IGNORED THEM!
I apologize to all my readers, and my fellow bloggers for not providing you the full attention you deserve. I pledge that 2011 will be a year filled with laughter, thrills, an epic car chase, and maybe even (GASP) graduation. (If there is not a graduation, then there will at least be a funeral, because I think my mom will kill me if I don’t graduate…) So hang on tight, get ready to read, and follow me as I embark on my last ever semester as a Cornell undergrad!