Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snow Down

Because I have always lived in the South, I have been bred to be terrified of cold weather. It is unexpected and dangerous. The minute snow was foretold to be rolling into town, I rolled out of town.
I have seen snow on campus, and while it is majestic, I do not enjoy the unfortunate side effect of being trapped. The Weather Channel makes my life safe and predictable.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Superbowl at Southern

The Superbowl is one of my favorite pseudo holidays. There's no stress over gifts or pleasantries. It's only a group of people trash talking the television and enjoying commercials.

I normally stay at home to watch the game with my family, but this year I decided to be responsible and avoid drunk drivers by staying on campus. We have a tiny television in our dorm room which would have sufficed for my small group of friends. At the last minute, we ran downstairs and saw that our RAs were showing the game on a huge projection screen. They even went so far as to provide chips and dip. Needless to say, we relocated our tiny party and enjoyed the game. And oh, yeah : WHO DAT?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

And Then There Was Blog

Our Special Collections
Throughout my time at this university, the idea that we students are truly privileged to have such a library system has been driven into my head. I have used the resources online to write many of my papers as an English major. In the Honors College last spring, a speaker talked at a forum event about how amazing the DeGrummond Collection was. During my Golden Eagle Welcome Week, we toured through the exhibit. Being the disinterested freshman that I was, I did not pay attention. I relished the assignment to walk through it and give it another chance.
The original Curious George paintings were fascinating. Ezra Jack Keats was my favorite author in first grade. Seeing his actual brushes was a great experience for a nerd such as me. I loved seeing the medals that our university gives to authors and illustrators who contribute greatly to our community. The huge Curious George stuffed animal was slightly terrifying and unnecessary, but other than that, the entire room was fascinating.