Sorry it has been so long since I last blogged. I have been trying to keep it together for the past few weeks before school ends so I feel like I haven’t had a second to sit down and collect my thoughts let alone blog about them. This is the last week of school. Finals are coming up. Luckily, I have no finals, only final papers so I just have to get those turned in but otherwise my time is my own. I have a lot of things to think about, including, what will I do this summer? Where will I live? Should I move back home? etc etc etc.
To try and get my mind off these philosophical questions I participated in Oozefest! Oozefest is a annual mud volleyball tournament at UB. It is beyond fun! The local fire department stops by the mud pit (which is located behind South Lake Apartment complex) and fills it with tons and ton of water creating a giant muddy swamp. Teams compete the whole day playing volleyball against until only one team remains. I don’t think I have ever had so much fun playing in the mud. It was a task dressing for it because you have to actually duct tape your clothes on or they will be sucked into the mud. And basically everything you wear has to be thrown away because it is absolutely covered in mud. Our team lost after the first three games, but for a while we were in a winning streak. I definitely recommend playing in oozefest at least once before you graduate. Its an experience you will never forget.
It makes me sad to think that I wont be able to participate in things like oozefest once I graduate. I am slowly realizing the becoming a “real person” in the real world is not as fun as being a college student.
Today I went down to the book store on campus and picked up my tickets for graduation. I reserved four tickets for my family (including Grandma Ruthie who is coming all the way from Florida (shout out to my G-Ma)).
Anyway, I cannot believe that it is almost that time- the time of graduation. Applying for graduation was relatively painless. All I had to do was fill out an application for graduation which really just consisted of me writing my name and major and some other personal information. Then you have to register for the tickets you will need for the actual ceremony. And of course do not forget to register for senior brunch. Senior brunch happens every year and its basically a fancy ceremony to congratulate the graduation seniors on their accomplishments. Throughout the whole “count down to graduation” you recieve emails from a million different people informing you of what you must do to get everything in order to graduate. Its really nice because there is someone to help you through the process the entire time. And remember DONT BE AFRIAD TO ASK QUESTIONS if you are confused about things! That is true for most things in life!
Gala was sooooo fun! We got dressed up and I danced the night away with my friends! I repeat I had soooo much fun! We grabbed the bus on south campus and it took us over to Samuels Grand Manor which is a giant banquet hall in Williamsville (a city right on the border of Amherst). Dinner was served around 7:00 – yum! Then the rest of the night was spent dancing! By the end of the night my feet hurt so badly I could barely walk! I have giant bruises on my ankles from my crazy high heals that I wore. Everyone was super tired by the end of the night but I am so happy I went to the dance.
Saturday night was super fun as well. A few of my friends and I went to the last Buffalo Chips show of the year. It was the 15th aniversary show including alumni and founding members. It was a little sad because they also did a little dedication to graduating seniors.
Gah! I cannot believe how soon I am going to graduate!
Spring has finally arrived in full swing. How do I know? My allergies are going crazy! Running nose, ichy eyes and sneezing. I suppose you have to take the good with the bad. I would glady sneeze a thousand times a day if it meant no snow for a while.
Spring is also here because tomorrow is Spring Gala! I am soooo excited to go! The tickets are sold out (which I just found out) so I am glad I got my ticket on Monday. Spring Gala (and there is a winter one as well) is an annual UB tradition. It is a dance for UB students! This years location is Samuel’ s Grand Manor – which is a apparently very posh! Ticket price includes dancing, dinner, transportation (and for those over 21 an open bar). I am just excited to get dressed up and goof around with my friends. And of course, show off my awesome dance moves.
After Gala (which is Friday night), Saturday night is another UB activity- the last Buffalo Chips Chips show.(side note: the Buffalo chips are the all male a capella group at UB). A bunch of my friends and I are going to see the boys perform and whats even cooler is that there will be a ton of Alumni in attendence so we will get to see our friends that have graduated.
I am excited for the weekend but it seems each weekend brings graduation that much closer. I know I’ve said it before but I think this time its actually true- it has finally hit me that I will be a graduated student in a few short weeks. Yikes.
You have got to be kidding me. How is it already April? Where the heck did this semester go? It is so scary how quickly everything is coming to a screaming halt! I just made my calendar for April and I glanced at it very quickly – and suddenly realized….in a few short weeks…I will be a….COLLEGE GRADUATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! wowza!
This week is passover- a Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus out of Egypt – so I invited a bunch of friends over for a nice dinner. It was a lot of fun- we talked about how funny it is that UB is so giant, but somehow everyone knows everybody at the University. Everyone someone how has a connection to someone else (its like 6 degrees of separation!!)
Speaking of degrees- the weather has been A-MA-ZING these past few days- sunshine and all! Spring is finally here! I can’t wait until its warm enough to wear flip flops again! Before I even think about flip flops I am going to have to get a pedicure- my toes have been in hiding for too long!
Nothing else too exciting is going on around campus- the usual home stretch after spring break and before finals- students tend to slack (myself included) so its really important to keep yourself as motivated as possible!
Yesterday was my last open house as a University at Buffalo student! Its really sad! Open house went really well. We had a ton of people there which is great! If you missed open house don’t worry too much. You can always come to campus for a tour- all you have to do is schedule it online (the UB admissions website has more information).
After open house- I hung out with some friends and attended a Leadership House program put together by current leadership house students. During open house, a few students and parents came up to my with questions about leadership house. Leadership house is a living learning community of thirty freshman (who apply, are interviewed and then hand selected) that live in Dewey (a part of the Governors Resident Hall) and learn about leadership. For the first semester, the students in L.H. take a dynamics of leadership class where they learn about leadership, working on a team and participate in community service projects. During the second semester, the L.H. students go out into the university community and get involved in various programs. They also put together community service projects and social programs. I really encourage students who are interested in getting involved as freshman to apply for leadership house. It is how I met the majority of my friends and how I got really involved in UB.
Other than that, the internship search continues- still not much luck though but I am not ready to give up yet!
First of all, where did the sunshine go?! It was absolutely lovely for the past week and then all of a sudden it started to monsoon! What the heck!?! I suppose rain is better than snow but come on! Where are you Mr. Sun?!
OK, now lets get down to business! Like the title implies, I have already a crazy few days and the week has just begun! My internship supervisor is on vacation this week so I am basically doing her job while she is gone- which is totally awesome! However, I have been running around like a crazy person trying to make sure everything is in order.
There is a lot of excitement going on around campus because today is election day for the new UB Student Association President! You can barely walk through the student union because they are a million people handing out fliers and urging students to vote! Democracy at its finest! Some of my friends are running this year (Good luck!!!).
Other than that, all is the same! I am continuing my job search and just trying to make it through the next month!
DONT FORGET OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND!!! (see previous posts for more information )
Obviously as someone from Cleveland Ohio I am obsessed with NBA basketball- two words- Lebron James. Every since he joined the Cavs basketball has replaced football as my favorite sport to watch. With the NCAA tournament, my obsession with basketball is exploited to its fullest. A little secret- I don’t really have any specific team that I follow. Since UB isn’t in the tournament, I really could care less who wins. Also, I don’t have any money invested in a bracket, so I don’t really have the constant fear I might lose some cash. At the same time, I love to go out with my friends to some local watering holes around Buffalo and watch the games. Especially because many of the games are being played right here in downtown Buffalo! Totally awesome! March madness indeed. I am sure my fellow blogger Lynlee Barbour is chatting about her bracket- thats been all the talk around the admissions office. In reality, if Lebron isn’t involved- I really don’t care at all.
Anyway- things have been heating up around town- both temperature and otherwise. The past few days (knock on wood) have been absolutely beautiful and rather warm! The STARS fun event was (for lack of a better word) lots of fun! We bowled and laughed and goofed around. Next month will be our last STARS training for the year and then our end of the year banquet. I cannot believe that I’m done with STARS. Its really sad! I have been involved since my sophmore year and it has been a really great experience. I reccommend that incoming students at least check out what STARS is all about and strongly consider applying.
Just another reminder that Open House is this weekend! SATURDAY MARCH 27th!!!!!!!!! Everything starts around 8 a.m. – check out the website for more info!!!
Just a quick reminder to everyone that open house is just around the corner! Its on the Saturday March 27th! I definitely recommend that accepted students attend open house (if you can) because you get a lot of important information about the university. During Spring open house there will be tours of campus, academic presentations, a club fair and tons of other stuff.
Ok enough with the open house plugs..
Everything is going pretty well. I am still trying to adjust to life back at school. I started my graduation countdown – 59 days! YIKES!!! that number is absolutely terrifying!!! This friday I have my final UB STARS fun activitiy- BOWLING!! We also have our last training for spring open house (whoops just one more plug ) Next week will be interviews for the new STARS for next year. I am really excited to help with interviews and meet the new crop of students.
Classes are moving pretty steady and there is not much to report. I will keep everyone updated about open house!!
Hello! I am back in the US and it is sooooo strange. After a crazy 8 day trip to Paris and Dublin I can not believe everything that happened to me was real! I saw so many amazing things and eat so much good food and had an overall amazing wonderful fantastic time while in Europe. I don’t know how people ever leave! Especially Paris! It is a lovely city with so much to do (and eat!!!). The weather was very cold but we layered up and braved the cold for four wonderful and exhausting days filled with museum stops, coffee breaks and crepe eating…lots of crepes.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I love to travel! Going to Paris was incredible and totally worth the work of planning everything out. Not to get preachy here…but if you have the opportunity to travel- DO IT! Study abroad! that is my biggest regret of college. You learn so much just by being on your own in a foreign country!
School is back in session its so weird to be done with my last spring break ever…I will miss having vacations but I guess thats part of being an adult.