April 17, 2012

"What I've Learned In College Thus Far..." Written on February 05, 2009

Lately, I haven't been sleeping well just laying in bed thinking back on the last four years. Last night I stumbled upon a Facebook note I had written during the second semester of my freshman year. With that said, I present to you "What I've Learned In College Thus Far..." by Christine on Thursday, February 05, 2009 (sorry for the profanity):

  • puddle jumping is fun again
  • dresser dancing is quite entertaining
  • when the lofts a rockin don't come a knockin
  • if you are going to make a random target/walmart run, don't bring any money
  • with that said...target has a lot of cow related items (plates, umbrellas, cups, etc.)
  • when it comes to getting up in the morning, the cell phone works better
  • when making videos be aware of your surroundings
  • window screens do not slide up, they just pop out, and they are hard to get back in
  • delofting a bed is harder than it sounds
  • never share songs with your roommate unless you are prepared to hear them sing it over and over again
  • facebook is not your friend
  • a caffine addiction can happen really fast
  • i have really bad aim
  • people observing during lunch and dinner is fascinating
  • if you are going to creep on people, be prepared for karma to have people creep on you
  • visors that are worn with the bill down is serious and bill up is party...kinda like a mullet
  • i guess i make weird noises when i sleep
  • late night talks are the best
  • cosmo is a great source for bed time stories
  • iowa state's campus is so gorgeous that it makes you never want to leave
  • i get distracted way to easily
  • laughter is the best medicine for any ailment
  • comedians have the best job in the world
  • just when you think you are alone, you're not
  • journaling is a great way to get things off your chest
  • the hall director of my building is going bald and has a very annoying, yipping dog
  • getting caught red handed is fun if it is because you just painted your window
  • if i want to watch an old movie i have to play it on my laptop up in my loft
  • if i wake up when the sun is coming up and go back to sleep, i have some pretty crazy dreams
  • the confrence room is a great place to escape to
  • a loft ladder is not really necessary, but only trained professionals should do it
  • if you are in a funky mood nothing beats a shower and laying up in your loft listening to your ipod
  • caribou coffee is the shit
  • even though i have been going around campus for almost a year, i still get lost
  • the campanile is always a minute fast and goes off way to often
  • if it snows 8 inches with a sheet of ice underneath, classes will still be held also with -25 degree temps
  • it sucks being alone on the weekend
  • it's a gift if i get to wake up after the sun has risen
  • the buildings here are totally confusing
  • think before you speak or it could come out as a jumbled mess
  • safety goggles are a great accessory to any outfit
  • gilman 1002 will always be jam packed full of great memories..."did you see his ass!"
  • the more random the better for me
  • i can get lost in music very easily
  • when i get bored i tend to do random things to make people laugh
  • without great roommates the transition from home to college would be impossible
  • cheaply made jewlery is the best thing out there
  • bandies really know how to have fun
  • if you don't have a vehicle you better get use to the bus
  • eight o'clock in the morning is way to early to be talking about animal reproduction
  • nothing beats a long walk at 7:30 a.m.
  • to get around to classes requires good tennis shoes
  • lysol, chlorox wipes, and hand sanitizer are a necessity here
  • the best time to eat is when you can find a table
  • you gain a whole new family when you go to college
  • justine's mom is the best baker i know
  • sara's mom is one of the sweetest people i know
  • nothing is better than getting mail
  • post-it notes are a way of life
  • the sink area is basically a tunnel where you can't hear anything
  • it's always best to shut the blinds before changing
  • the showers here are the best
  • there is a lot of things that you have to print off
  • walking alone at night is kind of scary
  • using the wrong kind of light bulb can be dangerous
  • doing the splits across two ladders is quite painful
  • the best pedicures are at walmart
  • massage chairs that poke your butt are a little awkward
  • thank god for skype
  • i really need a lot more free text messages
  • the guys that live above us really like to use their bass system
  • multiple nicknames for someone is necessary to keep things under wraps...mustang doesn't always mean a type of car ;)
  • if you are going to ride on a trailor behind a tractor make sure to sit towards the back or get sprayed with what you hope is dirt
  • some of the best people you will meet are the ones that randomly come up to you at breakfast and ask to sit with you
  • no matter what happens my mom will always be there to help and support me
  • some nights you just feel like a chuckwagon, combos, and a powerade
  • the best adventures happen when you get on the wrong bus
  • i learned that my movie collection is quite small
  • uno tournaments...'nough said
  • always be proactive
  • there are "lions" on the prowel
  • one beverage i should just ignore is lemonade...sugar high = off the walls
  • so many christmas songs are naughty
  • some of the best music you hear is by accident
  • blow dryers are the best way to de-ice your window
  • scrapbooking nights, though few and far between, will always be special to me
  • if you snore be prepared to get a pillow thrown at you
  • the stairwells are very violent and hurt you everytime you go in there
  • look before you leap or you could get hurt
  • the mall has the best baseball caps...go gamecocks
  • it's never a good idea to throw a bouncy ball down the aisle of walmart but it's too much fun not to try
  • the birds here are insane and out to get me
  • the hinges in the bathroom rust fairly easily...cheap
  • it is "illegal" to steel food and drinks unless noted otherwise
  • that said if you do try to steal make sure to avoid those with ear pieces it's like the secret service for the food
  • you learn to love the sound of the train going by yet have never seen it
  • before you sit down always check for suspicious looking stains
  • acting out songs is always fun...i got mad skills
  • i develop a slight case of OCD
  • i have a "brother from another mother" also known as justine's boyfriend, mitchell
  • grey's anatomy is nothing compared to house...but i still like it
  • if you see a guy walking by outside, open your window ask their name and have them turn around
  • i'm not the only one that knows all the words to baby got back and numerous other songs
  • pigs will find anyway to escape even if that means going between your legs
  • i'd rather see the downstairs bouncing than the upstairs
  • a cow umbrella is the only way to go if it rains
  • spring break is best spent in Arizona with the girls!!
  • VEISHEA = lots of memories, what a great weekend!
  • don't bang on the windows of the conference room unless you are ready to deal with the repercussions later
  • having sleepovers is essential
  • dinner at clyde's is how we met channing look-a-like and became the laughing girls
  • eaton needs to replace that bottom dryer...especailly since it started smoking the last time it broke down
  • people aren't always who you thought they would be
  • we all make mistakes...the trick is to learn from them
  • kicking bio's ass is the most amazing feeling in the world
  • you meet a lot of interesting characters and with that you take a little piece of them with you
  • i'm quite the procrastinator
  • my philosophy professor makes some of the best cookies i know (banana bread+chocolate chips= one amazing cookie)
  • this is the cubbies year...i can feel it
  • espn.com is my hero when i miss the cubs game
  • my roomie is abusive towards me :)
  • futon bars=uncomfortable
  • a "bite and suck" is an essential bottle to have
  • i've probably watched step-up/she's the man a hundred so times now
  • my bio lab ta is probably the best one out there
  • "hello, my name is hannah, i'm from wartburg, and i like to party!"
  • Andy Samberg is karah's future husband (I lost at "andy burns")
  • aviators are going to be our signature when we remake "i'm on a boat" this summer
  • "i'm the doug of our relationship!! I have the glasses, the awkwardness, the cellphone, and the creeping down...OMG!!"
  • late night conference room pow-wows are boss
  • without snl my life would be incomplete...my life's ambition=to get on that show
  • i suck at playing frisbee
  • grass fights are fun
  • a blanket helps to keep bugs away when on central campus, but doesn't help all the time
  • be prepared for awkward encounters with random people
  • although most people don't like it here, country music still speaks to me

Reading this list I laugh, I cry, I say "wow...." So many fond memories of that year. I think it's time to do another one.....

until next week!