Saturday, September 3, 2011

First day!

Hey everyone!!

 I miss you guys. All of you. HOWEVER, I am happy to be at Trinity. My first day has been crazy, and I learned many useful things. One of which is: NEVER get the pre-packaged cafeteria sushi. Ugh!!

I met my roommate, and I like her a lot. We have a ton in common and I think we'll get along really well this year. We hung out, ate lunch together, and have been talking in our dorm. Woohoo! :)

Today we packed everything into the car, drove the very clogged highway to Trinity, and unpacked when we got there. Michael and I had to squash our stuff into the car -- good thing we had a Thule, otherwise it wouldn't have fit! It was fun getting my stuff into my room, but then my parents had to leave... That was sad. :( Afterward, Elyce came in and I was still all puffy-eyed and sniffling. What a first impression! :)

We did a very interesting thing today: Douglas speed-dating. They said it was a Douglas (which is the name of my dorm) tradition. It was just a get-to-know-each-other activity, so it's not like I was actually dating other guys. It was fun, although we did it outside in the dark, so I have absolutely no idea who I met, everything said and done. My RAs were very interested in Michael, and one of them said they'd be keeping an eye on me - she was joking, of course. :) I think about 99% of the people here at Orientation week are single. I guess it makes sense, but the lack of other couples is still a little weird. I guess people usually break up right before college...? Who knows?

They had a little performance for us with lots of singing and dancing -- it was pretty funny. They made a speech about not caring about being cool. Appropriate for our age group and for our time of life. I hope everyone (including me) takes it to heart. Although, I've never been cool... I don't expect to be cool now. ;)

I am SO tired from all the activity today and am ready for a good night's sleep! Phew! But I'm glad I got to post to tell you guys about my first day. It was good and I look forward to the rest of the week! I especially  look forward to the start of classes... I can't wait!

I love and miss you all!


  1. HI AL!!!! I miss you so much I can barely stand it! I really enjoyed reading this blog and I am wondering how Michael felt about the speed dating thing?--haha! We are so proud of you both. You are a bright light in this world and we are behind you %100! Keep up the great work and greet Elyse for us.

    P.S. I can't believe that with all the "Mommy" talks we had I never warned you about cafeteria sushi--DOH!


  2. Sounds like what everyone says college is like :)
    I miss you! but I can already tell you are going to do great and everyone will love you!
    <3 melia