So I just realized that it’s been three weeks since I’ve posted. Hehe. I’m sorry? But I hope it will make you feel more valued, lovely reader, if I inform you that I have been doing something magical and wonderful with the time that I’ve been away.
I am pleased to inform you that I have been enjoying spring.
To those of you that reside in warmer climes, or are just not one for sitting out in the sun reading Keats, this might seem to be the epitome of all cop-outs. I can only say that we will have to agree to disagree.
As my fellow Cornellians will be quick to tell you, winter here is, in a word, miserable. Oh sure, you’ll love the snow when it first falls lightly down from the heavens and covers everything in white crystals and allows you to make highly inappropriately shaped snow sculptures (poor Clara Dickson residents. Considering the dorm is nicknamed “the Big Dick,” it shouldn’t take a lot of imagination to figure out what male body part is erected at the front of the building. Every. Single. Winter.). But once the snow begins to melt and turn a sickly grey, and is then covered up by two feet of snow that you then have to trudge through to get to class, the green grass and the blue sky seem like a faraway dream.
And so, when spring comes, Cornellians awake. Couples come out of the woodworks, sitting together on the Arts Quad. Large groups of friends play frisbee. Someone brings out a boom box and begins to play salsa music and others begin to dance.
In my opinion, there is no more wonderful time of the year than spring. And considering how much work I have to to, I am making enjoyment of the delicious weather my top priority.
Speaking of work, I have an Arabic test tomorrow (wish me luck, yeah?), so I had better go and start calming myself down. I hope I don’t wake up in the middle of the night, freaking out because I can’t remember the word for “candidate” or “revolution.” Ah, who am I kidding? I most definitely will. But at least once it’s over, I can sit on the lawn in front of the HOB and smell the daffodils.
And now it’s picture time!!!! Enjoy the warmth, people!