Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Begins

Freshman year of college. Done. Now what?

The end of week of finals after it was all said and done, I took a little trip with Dmitri, Maryl and Trevor to Stauton, VA for our friends' wedding. On the way, we took a day trip to D.C. and looked at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery (featuring The Art of Videogames), went to the National Archives (did NOT steal the Declaration of Independence) and went to the National Gallery of Art. It was amazing to me that I could see paintings by Raphael, Monet, Boticelli and even Leonardo da Vinci "in the flesh", especially when most of these pieces were glassless. Our last stop was Ben's Chili Bowl, since Adam Richman (Man Vs. Food) suggested it and Obama enjoys the delicious tastes found there. We then went to a lovely wedding of Nathaniel and Chlaire, simple yet enjoyable, with fresh made donuts and coffee after. My kinda wedding! After we got back, Dmitri took me to see the Avett Brothers as well at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, which was fabulous. Mind you, this was just the weekend after finals!

My online courses started last week. Biology looks manageable, but what kind of insane must I be to be taking online Calculus? :P I'm getting it, but it still is a task.

Yesterday, Dmitri, Maryl and Chrysanthemum went with me to Cedar Point, which is always a wonderful experience. The Maverick, Dragster and Millennium force were my favorites, though each had a time that I was either mildly blacking out or seeing stars. Comes with the territory, I guess.  As it was a Tuesday in May, the lines were all less than an hour long, which allowed us to ride everything we wanted to and leave early. Home by 10:30? I loved the sound of that! :)

Now it looks like my job hut will continue, with Sheetz, Eat n' Park and Dominoes Pizza being the most likely candidates.

What does your summer hold for you?