This is the end folks. Not much more to report now that I’m home. I do not plan to do any more posting or even get on tumblr for that matter. To those of you who have been reading, I sincerely thank you for letting me share my experience with you. I hope that you all may venture to Australia some day too.
*warning* not suitable for young audiences
Thrift shop was one the most played songs of our trip. I still can’t get enough of that saxophone groove! This parody is great!
This first week has been jammed pack. The Boston Bombings happened when we arrived home on Monday. I am thankful it took place after we had landed and left the airport and I pray for the victims and their families. Mom, Dad, and I went to Muncie to meet up with Kasey, Hannah, and the Hofherrs at I-hop. I had my first American meal surrounded by loved ones. So great to see them all again. I managed to stay awake that whole first day in hopes my sleep schedule could adjust.
I spent my first couple days at home catching up with friends, family, and loved ones. I handed out gifts and told stories of my trip. We printed lots of pictures to go through! I enjoyed catching up with all of them. By Friday I was ready to come back to Muncie and catch up with my friends down here. Kasey made me an awesome meal when I came home and on Saturday we had friends over. Sunday had to be the best day so far though! Kasey and I went out grocery shopping and I came home to a surprise party!! All my friends together in one place! I was so so happy!! I don’t know if I have ever been so surprised. We had drinks, pizza, and cake. The house looked great and I loved catching up. I loved it all a little too much and probably passed out around 7 before the party was even over. Too excited not to sleep! I woke up at 1a.m. wondering if it had all really happened lol.
Needless to say, I have great friends and my sleep schedule is officially messed up. I would like to give my body a few more days to rest, but graduation is right around the corner and I have got to get my thesis done. Wish me luck!
Well gang, I have fallen off the wagon. I lost the will to blog. For the few of you who don’t know, as of yesterday I have been home for a week from Australia…. I miss it dearly but really do enjoy being home in the familiarity.
I’m upset with myself for not staying on top of this. Not only has blogging been for you but also for me. I can’t really say I did a whole lot in that last week. We took a final for Life and Culture on Monday. My professor told me I received an A on that and an A in the class. On Tuesday we spent the day volunteering for our wildlife biology class. We went to the macadamia nut castle and helped clean in order to impress donors coming the next day. I helped clean the reptile house. I was the #1 spider killer! Wednesday we had our event for events management. It went alright, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I’m such a perfectionist I never seem to enjoy myself unless everything goes just right. Our professor told us to have a good time at the after party and moved our final back an hour for the next day….I didn’t take the final seriously and felt really unprepared for it. Who knows how that will turn out! Friday and Saturday were spent cleaning and packing and just trying to enjoy our last days.
I spent most of my free time that week in denial that we were leaving. I didn’t make the most of it. I didn’t feel like it. Sometimes you just don’t feel like partying or being social. I don’t think it had anything to do with us leaving. I was really bummed about leaving, but secretly I still wanted to come home too. I know that at some point that week I helped the boys make a sand metropolis. I find playing in the sand more enjoyable than being knocked around by waves lol. I’ll miss that. I already miss all of the friends I made there. Lucky for me they are back in the country as of today.
Here is how the coming home schedule worked out. We all left Australia on the 14th of April. We said good bye to our surrogate family and took off for New Zealand. From there Sarah and I left the group to continue home. The rest of them continued their adventures for another week. Sarah and I flew into San Fran where we had a 10 hour layover. We eventually made it back to Indy where our families awaited us. For the rest of the group it was a bit more tricky. They split into two different flights home. Half of the group went to San Fran and the other half went to L.A. They should have reunited in Chicago for their flight home, except Claudine who was headed from Chicago straight home to Boston. They are all back in the states now and I hope to see them again soon!
It’s always a shame when members of a tight-knit sisterhood like the University of Maryland’s Delta Gamma chapter – designed to foster friendships, a sense of social responsibility, and the best qualities of character – threaten to “cunt punt” each other.
But to be fair, most of those “fucking retards” spent the entirety of their Sigma Nu Greek Week mixer “LITERALLY being so fucking AWKWARD and so fucking BORING.” And how else is a member of their executive board supposed to react, if not to spew a batshit, hate-garbled stream of inane vitriol out to their entire chapter?
Let this be a lesson to any and all “asswipe[s]” or “weird shit[s] that do weird shit during the day.” She WILL find you. And she WILL ”FUCKING ASSAULT” you.
And yes, this is real.
**~*~*~*~*~*~luv u guyz~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Woah. This semester has gone a long way in changing my views of sororities but this helps to say that not all groups are the same…it’s a shame to see this. The link shows the full message which I would find scary if addressed to me.
Fennec Foxes - get up sleepy head!
Get up! It’s time to go home.
US Postal Service won’t end Saturday delivery
AP:The US Postal Service announced Wednesday it would no longer end Saturday mail delivery.
Earlier this year the service said it would end Saturday delivery in August in order to save $2 billion annually.
The service says it canceled the move after repeated efforts to appeal to Congress to approve the plan failed.
Photo: US postal service mail boxes at a post office in Encinitas, California, in February (Mike Blake/Reuters)