I know I haven't been on AT ALL in February, but I've been super busy! Last semester I balanced social life, work, grades, and school perfectly. In fact, I recently found out I made the Dean's list and am in the top 15% of students here. This semester...well, it's a little more tough. We've been partying every weekend, I'm not doing too hot in German, work was killing me (I finally asked if I could change my schedule from working 7am to 11pm on Saturdays and 7 to 3 on Sundays to working three days a week for 8 hours each) AND on top of all of that, I've been sick for about a week and a half and I got another tooth abcess on the same tooth as last year and they're saying I need ANOTHER root canal but fuck that I don't have another $1600 when last year was supposed to be a permanent fix. So yeah, I'm kind of exhausted and falling apart, but I'm having a great time.
Also, my camera is so shit right now. It's barely held together with tape. I was going to buy a friends DSLR but he sold it to someone else, so even with my refund money I probably wont have enough for a DSLR but I found a cool advanced digital camera much better than the one I have so I think that could be a big possibility once I get my tax refund!
"For the friends I've made, for the sleepless nights..."
For my birthday, Curtis tried to teach me how to play drums. It was awesome and one of the sweetest presents ever. He knows I wish I could play and he's a musical genius so it was great, a really fun time!
After our drum lesson, Jasmine and I went with Curtis to a benefit recital he was playing in Milwaukee. We visited Sonia and then stopped by ihop before heading back to the apartment. I let Jasmine dress me, because she loves when I let her, haha.
Once we got back, we went straight to Trevor and Fabian's party where we met some really awesome people who we have since become great friends with! Every party is an international party and we consider their apartment Ellis Island these days.
The first day of school was pretty rough, since I had an emergency the night before...so when Jasmine and I had a break during the day, we went to get Shamrock Shakes....mmmmmmm....
There was an AWESOME snow the first or second week of school, it was warm enough out but the snow was perfect for packing. A few classes got cancled or shortened and most of the students were out playing in the snow. Lorena is from Brazil and had never seen snow, so Jasmine, Trevor, and I played in the snow with her. Earlier in the day Trevor and Chrstian made a giant snow dick, and we made a snow man and snow walls. They later got torn down, we thought it was the apartment next to ours, so we pelted them with snow balls...it turns out it wasn't them, but it was girls who had earlier complimented our work. We never did get the bastards who did it, haha, but it was a good time!
Sonia and Erica turned 21. The night of, we just had a small mini-party at midnight...
But the next day, we had our biggest party so far...it was INSANE.
Lorena, Jasmine, Trevor, and I have become really close really fast in a really strange way. It's pretty awesome.
Nikki, Layla, and Erica made jello shots for our Valentine's Day party. People drank a lot of them, but the next day there were still 104 left...
Me on Valentine's Day! This was our biggest party. Probably around 45 or so people...So big that it got busted by the cops. This didn't stop the party and no one got in trouble, but right after they left we found some kid we didn't know smoking weed in one of the bedrooms so we kicked him out. That prompted Dominik and Szymon to leave, so Trevor suggested we move the party upstairs. We did and then stuff got weird, and then stuff got dramatic, so we all left. It was an INSANE night. UPDATE: We having a hearing with the hall director on Monday about our reslife violations. COOL.
I won some So So Happy stuff from Buzznet! My favorite is the guitar string braclet and the stuffed monster!
We had a chill party at Trevor and Fabian's place. I finally talked to this dude, Hayden, who I had a class with last semester. Turns out his the most awesome person ever and we talked all night about good music and movies and internet and stuff. Now we trade songs back and forth over Facebook.
Curtis, Lorena, and me at another party at Trevor and Fabian's...
The whole crew that night. We ended up leaving their place and going to Haydens, and then Lorena's, and then Christian's. It was an awesome night. We're the party nomads of Parkside!
Me, Jasmine, and Dominik. Dominik's rad but he's kind of a weird dude and doesn't hang out too much.
Christian, Hayden and me. This pic is supes cute.
A bunch of us went bowling, here's Qi and me!
Jasmine, Aaron, and I dancing like yeah. He rocked a creeper stache that night.
Jasmine, Emel, Lorena, and me!
Me creepin on Fabian.
The whole bowling crew!
The 28th marked the one month anniversary of some of the foreign kids being here so we celebrated in the Den.
Yeah...it's been a kind of crazy month, haha.