Friday, January 27, 2006
it’s good to be mobile
It’s officially interim break, after Tuesday’s grammar final and badminton tournament. Whew! I’m exhausted! It’s a good thing it’s break, because I need to kick back for awhile… even the start of break has been stressful! So much to do before the next semester starts. I did get to see my parents for one day—too short!—and they left me with a car, so that’s exciting. For the first time at Calvin, I have wheels!
Monday, January 23, 2006
Oh, happy, happy day. This blog is officially one year old.
Make a cake. Sing a song. Do a dance.
Study for a grammar final.
Friday, January 20, 2006
nearing another end
I only have three more class days in my whirlwind of an interim. Was it just a week ago that I was gasping for air? (I’m still gasping, I just have less time to do it in.) We’re screaming through the last few chapters on usage in grammar, and the final tournament approaches in badminton. I can’t believe that we’ve covered so much in so little time… though I think my grip on noun clauses and smash shots is looser than it ought to be. The tricky thing about interim is how little time there is to digest the material—hopefully I can do more of that this weekend?
Saturday, January 14, 2006
I think I said in my last entry that I was enjoying the “slightly slower pace” of interim. A fair enough assessment after just three days, I guess, but this week has been anything but slow. Grammar mornings, lectures at lunchtime, badminton after that. Two hours to catch my breath and dinner, and then off to work for a bit. Grammar studying in the evenings, nights, and (only a few times) the early mornings. (Every college student should have conversations about participial phrases at one in the morning, don’t you think?)
Saturday, January 07, 2006
fifteen days in January
Well, this entry is long overdue. I am happily back at Calvin for Interim, these fifteen days of focusing on one or two subjects. I like the slightly slower pace—everyone seems a bit more relaxed. I’m taking grammar, which means that I have heard more about direct objects in the last two days than I have for the past five years…