Monday, November 19, 2007
a wild weekend
One of the most frequently asked questions I get when speaking to the parents of prospective students is what Calvin students do on the weekends. Do we go to wild parties? Do we drink copious amounts of alcoholic beverages and act in an unruly and promiscuous fashion? I always tell them that, as at any school, I’m sure there are such students, but they’re not my friends. My friends enjoy a more cultured weekend…Scrabble anyone?
Monday, November 12, 2007
Welcome to my house! Come in, and let me give you a tour! I know you’ve been dying to see where I live, so let me show you. We’ll start here, as you enter the front door (captions are below the pictures they describe)...
Saturday, November 03, 2007
my deepest apologies
My dear readers, I am so sorry for the lapse in writing. As my grandmother reminded me this morning, it has been a month since I’ve written! Yes, I’ve been busy, but there’s really no excuse. Now I am at my new favorite study spot, finally writing again. Where is my new favorite spot? Why the East Grand Rapids Public Library of course! It is probably about a mile from my house, and it is beautiful. There are desks overlooking Reeds Lake, where you can watch the swans gracefully glide across the water as you procrastinate. Or you can head downstairs to the play room (well, really it’s only for those age 4 and under). Here I can check out movies for free (Blockbuster, why haven’t you thought of that yet?), borrow books on everything from home-decorating to sports to Asian history to how write a good resume. Calvin’s library is most impressive, but it is oriented toward the student and not the home-renter. I feel more a part of the community here, and less like an impostor living in this neihborhood. It’s nice. Besides, who wouldn’t want to sit and stare at this view: