Wednesday, September 25, 2013

So... I totally missed last week, but it's officially Wednesday (*cough* 12:18) and I don't want to sleep yet (idk what's wrong with my brain either), so let me post now!

Like, seriously though, I won an ITR game (I slayed everyone else playing who had yet to be slayed), I've been wearing my leather jacket a lot, I also deflected some goals at inner-tube water polo, so basically I rock.
(Also I can now prove a lot of calculus equations and while Chem is like super duper difficult because I remember nothing I'm also making leaping bounds in the subject. Also I worked with a "volatile organic liquid" last lab period, so....)
But college is really good! I mean, it's a TON of work, and while all the people here are literally my people, they're not quite MY people yet.

Y'all should all get on this blogging thing too because I miss your words and faces.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yesterday I was sitting there and then I looked at my watch and went, "IT'S WEDNESDAY BETTER BLOG TODAY" and then I totally forgot.

Anyway: updating now instead (I mean... I think you guys still haven't realized I'm updating so it should be fine)

On Homesickness:

Not the happiest of all topics, I'll grant you, but one that's starting to feel a bit more relevant in my life lately.
This summer when I was in Texas homesickness was a stabbing in my gut, a feeling of 'not right' that I simply had no way to deal with (except hugging the dogs a lot. I did do that).
But now? Now I know I'm in a place I want to be, that will serve my future well, that will serve me well. I'm happy here, I really am (Stephanie: thank you so much for telling me that I just needed to go to Harvey Mudd and stop debating. I mean, I still made the decision myself, but your words were helpful in a 'Kira please stop spewing bull shit' sort of way). But I've still only known the people here for 1.5 weeks, which, despite what Romeo and Juliet may claim, isn't really enough to get to know someone on a deep personal level.
I'm making friends (I keep leaving my room and doing things which is absolutely insane but really good for friendship levels!), but, especially after calling my family, there's still this little string in my chest twanging back up north making me miss all the people I really love a lot. (I also miss my bed and my cats and my room and my windows and all that, but other than the cats I can tell myself they're just material things and I have a room and windows and a bed here. I have a cactus instead of a cat though).

I dunno what the point of this post was. Maybe that I miss you guys, but it's a weird sort of missing because I know I need to be here. So in conclusion I have no conclusion and don't remember where this post was going, but I think it might still be more cohesive than the last one? Man, hopefully my writing class will help me with this blog too.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

1st Day of Classes!

Mwahahaha I claim Tuesdays Wednesdays. Marisa gets Tuesdays, apparently. Because that's a day I have less classes. Which started today. So I just got back from my first computer science class and oh my god the people here are so excited about learning, it's lovely. Gaaaaaah I don't know what to tell you guys about.
Um, I'm getting over a sickness thing? IDK what type but it was miserable and tea and sleep are the greatest things in the world.
Amanda and Stephanie: How're you enjoying college? I'm assuming you also started class today?
Aerin and Marisa: How're you enjoying summer break? I'm assuming you didn't start classes today?
California so far: really hot and humid but they're promising me it will start to act like a place with normal weather soon. Which is good. It's been sort of terrible. But actually everyone here is super nice. Like, ridiculously so, and also I'm in the nerd dorm (of nerd school) so that's absolutely brilliant.
I miss my room and my family and having people around I was really close to, but I also think I made the right decision coming to this college. It's really far away, but even with all the gross coughing and nose blowing and puking, and also all their warnings about how this is literally the most difficult place ever and it's going to be so much work and we're going to have to get used to failing tests and classes (just taking the placement tests made me feel kinda dumb), I still want to be here.
This isn't a very long blog post, but I also avoided people all of yesterday what with the illness and all (which means I missed the communal Welcome to Night Vale listening party which I was really excited for. It's a brilliant podcast which I love a lot, I like to say what makes Night Vale great isn't how weird it is, but rather how everyone doesn't notice how weird it is. I like to pretend it's a social commentary or something about how much we'll accept without questions). Anyway, the point of that was I'm feeling kind of bad about that and my next cup of tea just finished boiling so I'm gonna go chill in the common room until convocation. I miss you all and hope you see this and join me in bloggerville!
(Update: College is difficult. Like, they gave me a reading and I read it and it was fascinating but I literally didn't know what to think and that was only like half because of my probable-fever. But it's also super interesting and I'm gonna get really passionate about things like sustainable food practices and the history of science and math and computer science and chemistry and swimming and holy crap I'm taking too many classes but I'm also so excited collegeeeeeeee)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Vegan Scones

Hey guys! I just found this amazing recipe that I wanted to share with you all. I´m a big scone fan, and this is the best (and easiest) vegan scone recipe i have ever found. And that´s saying a lot because I definitely eat more scones than i probably should. hope everyone is doing well! Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2/3 cup dried cranberries 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 6 tbsp canola oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 2/3 cup orange juice zest from 2 oranges Preparation: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Add the cranberries and walnuts and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, orange juice and orange zest. Combine with the dry ingredients to form a thick dough. Spoon by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.