Wednesday, August 30, 2006

HAPPY HUMP DAY!!! Yeah Wednesday!! As a peer minister I have to have at least 7 “hall hours” a week. So on Tuesday I have hall hours from 7-10. It was good. Speaking of good things, the best purchase I made this week was to buy a big thing of old fashioned oats. It has become a staple of my diet this year.

Congratulations to my brother. For those of you who do not know my brother is a Rhodes Scholar. He has been studying history for the last three years. RANDOM HISTORY. Today he turned his thesis in. He is done for a few months till he has to defend his thesis.

Also, Congratulations to Becky!!! Monday she heard that she got an interview at Georgetown Med. School. Yesterday she fond out that she has an interview with University of Washington Med. School. YEAH BECKY!!!!!

Okay, now Spanish class. Crap.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I didn’t sleep very well last night. I was really busy. Every Monday night I can expect anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours of meetings. Do other Res. Life staffs meet as much as Regis does.

Today I have The Catholic Tradition and Introduction to U.S. National Government and Politics. My Comparative Govt. and Pol. professor yesterday explained why the major at Regis is Politics and not Political Science. Poli Sci tries to look at politics as a science, and thus take all outside factors out, like chemistry does. Politics studies politics with all of the factors that go into it.

This story seems silly. Why would he still have that much access? It seems like it might be a bad choice that could bight them in the butt soon.

Okay, have a good day.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Today is the first day of school. Today I start with Intro to Comparative Politics and Government. Then I have Ethics, followed by lunch, followed by Elementary Spanish. I am so excited. Ethics sounds great. My room is still a complete mess, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Move is was great. There are so many people in west. West Hall is the hall that I am a peer minister in. Freshmen are so funny, especially with their parents. Parents are even funnier, because they refuse to accept any answer other than the one that they want.

On the downside of Monday, I have about 2.5 hours of meetings this evening. First a meeting with the other peer ministers, then a meeting with the West staff. But on the upside, only 16 weeks of class left!!!!

Best of luck to my brother Bubba. Today he is trying to find a place to live in London. Also, best of luck to all students. Today is the first day of classes at Gonzaga and many other colleges around the country. Okay, I have 36 minutes left of summer. Have a great day.

Monday, August 14, 2006

I just finished dinner. It was pizza from Pizza Alley. It was good, or better put, the best part of the day. Last night we went to some retreat house past Castle Rock, CO. I slept like crap, and had to do low ropes. Now, low ropes are fun, but when you do them so many times it just becomes boring.

I also learned today the ridiculously large amount of paperwork I will have to do. And I still haven’t signed a contract. I signed one as a peer minister alternate, but when I got the PM job, they never sent me a new one. AAHHH! My boss doesn’t seem too worried.

The good news though is that I will be able to move into my room for the year this Saturday. West Hall, the only upperclassmen hall, has been going through renovations all summer, so I am currently in the hall I lived in last year, and I only have about ¼ of my clothes.

Finally, I would like to give a well deserved round of applause to FEMA. When they bought the trailers for Katrina victims, 118,000 trailers had the exact same locks on them, and will soon be replacing them. Well done!

Have a good day!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I moved into Desmet today. West, the dorm I will be in for the rest of the year, isn’t ready yet. Move in for everyone else is in 12 days. I am very excited about this year. I was nervous up until now, but with training starting in 12 minutes I am ready.

I miss Camp and the staff. Only one week left for them. Best of luck to them.

I watched “The Motorcycle Diaries” today. It is about Che Guevara traveling South America before he moved to Cuba. It was good, but I felt empty after it. Okay, off to training have a great day.

Friday, August 11, 2006

So, this is my first time at this, so don't blame me if it sucks. Trek is really the main reason I am doing this.

Got into Denver today. Who thought sitting for 2 days would wipe me out so much. Billings was an adventure. The hotel I made the reservation with doesn't allow occupants under the age of 21 to be by themselves. Crap. So then I spent 30 min. freaking out while driving from hotel to hotel. Eventually found one. Made it to Denver in one piece.

My back hurts, so I am going to go to bed now.