Whew...I officially have way too many clothes. One gigantic trunk and two suitcases later and I'm completely out of room. And I haven't even hit my desk or shoes yet! Whoops...
Anyway. As I will possibly not even have room for the things I brought up here with me, there is definitely no way I will have room for some of the things I bought up here. So, if anyone's interested I'm giving away a VERY nice big beanbag recliner. It's pink, yeah, but obscenely comfortable and in great condition...give me a call t X6181 if you're interested?
And in other news...I leave this campus forever in four days. It's kind of odd thinking of that...I managed against all odds to make some positive memories of this year in the last week or so, and I'm hanging on to those instead of the bad things as much as I can, so as a result, while I can't wait to get out of here, I'm also feeling rather nostalgic.
Like, for instance, I'm already missing my usual "splurg" meal at McGlynn's (chicken patty with lettuce, mozarella sticks and those gigantic rice krispy bars) and who knows when I'll get to have something like it again? I'm never going to have to sneak my guy friends in and out of my dorm even before curfew to keep them from getting written up because all of the schools I've applied to are large co-ed universities. No more poking around finding all the haunted spots on both campuses, no exploring the tunnels under SJU, no more nights spent snacking and lounging in the BAC music library...I can't wait to get away from all the things here that I can't stand, but there are so many good things I'm going to miss, too.
I've already broken down in my final voice lesson because I'm going to miss Carolyn so incredibly much. I'll miss a lot of the profs here, actually, save my old symposium, IR, and Spanish profs. I'm going to really regret not being able to participate in the fourth year Japanese conversation ILP course with Nashiro-sensei that the remaining guys from class this year are trying to set up. And of course I'll miss the few friends that came out of the woodwork and stuck by me this semester under severe mounting pressure, and the ones that have been with me through everything since I've gotten here. I think that's the big reason I won't be sad to go, though. If I'd stayed, I wouldn't have seen any of them next year because I'd be studying abroad in the fall while they all went off in the spring, save I think two. And without them I know I wouldn't be able to make it through another year like this one...I mean, it's highly doubtful I'd have another sudden family death or have to get another student suspended and put on probation for threatening me with physical harm, but if it did, I'd lose it.
But wow, a few weeks ago you couldn't have gotten me to say one good thing about this place save my profs and my friends. But I really do think I'm going to miss this place. I still don't think I'll ever consider coming back (fearing for my life tends to turn me off of places) but I will miss everyone and in time I'll probably even remember this place completely free of fear. That's kind of a pleasant thought, isn't it?
Well...that's all, I guess. Good-bye, everyone. I hope you all get exactly as much happiness as you deserve, I really do. Good luck next year!