The best a girl could ask for
I don't think that I have informed you of the wonderfulness of my two roommates. They are the best. We are quite the cute, happy little family. This past Saturday we cleaned together and then went shopping for decorations for the place. Lori took Danna and me out to eat because we bought the majority of the accessories. Tonight we decided to have a small study session together, so we went to the Panera down the street and cracked open the books for a couple of hours. Tomorrow night our friends are coming over and we are making spaghetti for dinner. We are all very respectful of each other and know how to joke around and not take ourselves too seriously. We also look out for each other and genuinely care for one another. I really think I couldn't have asked for a better pair of roommates. I've had the good, the bad and the ugly in the past and these two rank up there with the good for sure! I know everyone has their moments, but I think that it will be a spectacular year here in apartment 206!

It's back
My cough from the summer that only sort of went away is back in full force. This time it's back on top of a cold. I went to the doctor about my chronic cough and I was told "it's allergies." I did all that I could do to stop myself from laughing out loud. If two other doctors told me I had bronchitis in the summer, what makes her think the same exact cough now is just allergies. Unfortunately I wasn't having a coughing spell while I was at the health center and so for all she knows, I'm a hypochondriac. I'm a little worried that I've had this thing for about 3 months now and it seems to be worse this time around. Anytime I eat anything, walk anywhere or talk for a long period of time I have to gasp for air while coughing. But not to worry, it's just allergies and those 60 Allegra-D pills I got should solve everything...hahaha. I think I'll be getting a second opinion this week if it continues. Because of all of this coughing crap, I've been sort of crabby lately. I apoligize to anyone I've been a bitch to. I'm really tired of being sick and all of this coughing makes me really tired. So, I'm sorry and hopefully I'll be back to normal soon.


Identity crisis?
Over the past couple of weeks, as I have been re-meeting all of my friends from years past, I've found myself acting very differently around different groups people. I seem to sort of mold my personality around the group of people that I'm with. Now, I don't think that this is too abnormal because I believe everyone does this to a certain extent. We are all a little too polite when first meeting someone, and act a little more outgoing in social settings, but all this change has made me wonder who I really am. I think that I am my true self around people that I feel comfortable with and with whom I've known the longest. My best friend from home falls under this category. However, here at school I feel like one group of friends knows me one way and the other knows me a different way. Is one way better than the other? No, I don't think so. I think I have a diverse group of friends and each friend may add a little to me and help make me into a more well-rounded person. (At least that's how I'm going to look at it) I hope I haven't gone off the deep end...I just finished a survey for psych and it got me thinking...

In other news
I was a super bitch at work today. I really don't like tutoring for 2.5 hours straight. After helping Brittany with all of her homework, I'm in no mood to sit down and crack open my books. I know that I tell myself this every semester, but I would really like to keep up with my work load and not have marathon reading sessions before every exam. Hopefully this attitude will last all semester, but right now I have a strong feeling that I won't make it more than a week. Today I left my house at 10:30 and didn't get home until 7:45. I ate dinner quickly and then went to a friends and then went running and returned home around 10. Now I sit here, not working on any homework at all, and thinking that I better be in bed by midnight because I have an 8am tomorrow. So that's my life. Perhaps this weekend will help me re-group and start fresh on Monday.

I got 3 posters at the poster sale today...no more white walls!


This one's a quickie
Recruitment is over and I just had an amazing night with an awesome group of people. I'm not just saying that because I'm slightly intoxicated, I really mean it. I'm so glad that I joined a sorority...I don't care what other people say, I think they are a great way to make college a truly memorable experience. I don't feel like I would have made and maintained the same types of friendships from people in my classes or the dorms. Granted I was fortunate enough to meet some wonderful people on Cramer 2, but I feel like for the most part everyone has gone their separate ways and moved on from freshmen year. Today I went around campus with some girls from the house and we delivered door signs to our new Zetas. As we were walking around I started to remember moving in that first day at Mizzou and meeting everyone for the first time and living in the dorms and thinking that college was the greatest thing that would ever happen to me. Now I know that there is more to come, but I'm really very satisfied with my Mizzou experience and wouldn't change it for the world.


A Peak into the Simple Life
Today I decided to take a day trip home because it was my dad's birthday and my grandpa's was the 5th. On the way home, as I was driving through rural Missouri and Illinois I saw many scenes that almost made me want to live in a small town. The sights, along with my new liking for country music made me want to put on my overalls and join Farmer Joe on the John Deere. (I realize that's very stereotypical, but this is my blog and I can say what I want.) This morning, the entire town of Curryville was partaking in the city garage sale/flea market. There were people everywhere...buying stuff, selling stuff, just looking at stuff. There were several family produce businesses setup along side the road that offered everything from sweet corn to homemade jelly. Then, tonight on my way back the people of Pittsfield were gathered around the courthouse on the square enjoying a local Bluegrass Festival. As I saw all of this I thought of how nice it would be to live a simple, no frills kind of life. Sometimes I wish that I grew up in the country where you make your own fun and simply enjoy the company of others and the entertainment that comes from your own house. So many times I feel like I'm trying too hard to find something to do and if I would just sit back and look at all that is around me I would see that there is more than enough to keep me busy. On the other hand, I think most of rural America is very sheltered and I'm very grateful for the diversity I encountered growing up in a larger town. I feel like I am fairly open-minded about most things and if I were raised in the country that could all be different. Basically...simple, small town life looks nice, but in all actuality I'm glad I grew up where I did. Perhaps when I'm old I'll live in the country and enjoy the Flea Markets, homemade jellies and Bluegrass Festivals.