As my college career is coming to a close, lately I've become more acutely aware of my surroundings. I've found that, in a way, a lot of things are coming full circle for me. It's interesting to look back 3 and a half years and see what's changed. Let's look at some comparasions:

  • My first semester, was the general business class with all the freshman and Professor S.
  • I had four classes my first semester
  • My roommate was from South Korea
  • The Veronicas had a "'hit" song out
  • My group of friends was relatively small
  • I was oh-so-very-single
  • I have class just for seniors with the same Professor S
  • I'm only taking four classes my last semester
  • My roommate is from Brazil
  • The Veronicas reappear after a 3.5 year absence with another "hit" song
  • My group of friends, while different, is still pretty small.
  • I'm still oh-so-very-single...
While you may not think these are at all significant, they are to me, and they're things that I've been thinking about lately. I don't know if I'd consider these to all be "signs" or what have you, but I do think that it's a nice way to come to the realization that college is over. I've had 3 and a half really great years. I learned more about myself and met some great people. I don't have many regrets, and I'm still confident that my school was the right choice for me. That being said, it's almost over now, and it's time to move on. And I get it. Just as I was four years ago when I was ready to graduate High School, I'm ready to move on past College. I think that this reappearing "pattern" of events in my life, is closure and, in a way, it's perfect.

Have you ever had these moments when you realize certain sections of your life have been completed? Did they present themselves in a nice little package?
I was trolling around the blogosphere and found this over at Thoughts From Meggie Poo. Enjoy!

Kitty owners beware! they're watching you!
Today there is a huge concert on the mall. Every big name artist is going to be there. Everyone from Josh Groban to Bruce Springsteen. It sounds like it's going to be awesome. I'm not going, and here's why:

  1. My brother's friend is coming in for the inauguration, and I have to meet her at 6ish.
  2. It's 35 degrees outside, and feels like 30.
  3. My friends left for the concert at 4am. They walked. Gates open at 8:30. Concert starts at 2:30pm.
  4. My bed is so much warmer.
  5. A million people are going to be there.
  6. Netflix is calling my name.
  7. I'm Churching it via the interweb.
  8. I enjoy having feeling in my fingers, toes, and face.
  9. I slept in. And loved every minute of it.
  10. I prefer using my own private bathroom, as opposed to sharing one with 5000 people. Because that's the ratio of porta-potties to people.
  11. Bonus* it's going to be broadcast on HBO, which means I'll find it somewhere on the interweb in a matter of days.
The other night at dinner, some friends and I were chatting and one of them posed a question about the "friends zone". She said that her brother argues that once a guy enters the "friends zone" that's it. He's there forever, and there's no chance for getting out.

What do you think? If you like a guy, but he either A). doesn't show interest immediately, or B). just wants to be friends, and you put him in the friends zone, is he there permanently? What do you do if he suddenly shows interest? I kind of think it's not. If I really like a guy, and he doesn't show interest back, I'm content with being just friends. But then if he changes his mind later, I would at least give it a second thought. I don't know if I would jump into it immediately, but the possibilities would cross my mind.

What are your thoughts? Once you've put a guy there, is it possible for him to get out of the "friends zone"??
Sooo I don't know if you all have heard, but this weekend is the beginning of this teensy tiny event also known as Inaguration Week. It's when millions of people swarm our tiny district and stand outside in below freezing tempatures for HOURS with hopes of seeing the President-elect being sworn in to office.

Oh joy.

Are any of my DC bloggers going to any of the festivities this weekend? Are you booking it and getting out of town ASAP?? Are you coming IN from somewhere else for the event??? I know that there's a HUGE concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, and I think it's really cool, but I bet so do two million other people, and I'm not toooo sure if I want to go.

Yeah, I get the whole "historical value" of the whole shebang, but 23 degree weather and millions of people do not entice me to go. The Secret Service is closing the bridges between VA and DC starting Monday night, which in my opinion is a STUPID idea...we're going to be trapped in the district! That makes me feel so uncomfortable! I'm the type of person who will willingly do anything, but when you FORCE something on me, I get angry. Really, I had no plans to leave the district next week, but just taking that option away from me? Makes me annoyed. Traffic is going to be a nightmare because everyone wanting to come in will be forced to go around and down either Wisconsin, Connecticut, or Massachusetts. Everyone.

My friends' plans are to wake up at 4 am and WALK down to the Mall in order to stand in line to hopefully be one of the 300,000 people that they let in. I mean, I get a much better view of the whole thing from my couch in my warm apartment. Officials are telling residents to "prepare like you would for a blizzard. Stock up on foods and water, because everything is going to be ridiculous." My mom got emails from my university telling her to warn her student about taking precautions and to always have a buddy and make sure we bring lots of food and water with us. Yikes.

One last thing, bars are getting special hours and are going to be open til 5am on some nights. Which sounds like it's going to be AWESOME. Except the fact that people will already be emotional from the whole experience, and there will be a lot of them crammed into this tiny area of a district, and to add liquor to the whole equation, does not give me warm and fuzzy feelings.

What are your plans for Inaguration day?
  1. You forget what your blog looks like
  2. Your site visits dwindle down to single digits
  3. Your mom starts saying, "you know, you haven't updated your blog in awhile..."
  4. It's the 12th day of January, and this is only your first post of the year.
  5. You just overslept and missed your first class on the semester, and you know it's just too good not to blog about.
I'm back. I promise.