Getting married...I can't imagine going through that this summer. We got married two years ago, and thank goodness that's ALL I had to worry about at the time. My thoughts are with you, Brian.
I, too, cannot wait for the semester to start! I've been out of school 5 years, and the thought of being in a classroom, library and an academic community excites me. (Y'all remind me of this post in 6 months when we are slaving away at studying for finals!) But seriously, orientation cannot begin soon enough.
Another thing I can't wait for is going to a BIG university. With football. I did my undergrad at a 1200-student Catholic liberal arts school. I played rugby all four years, and NCAA sports were NOT a big deal at our campus. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade that experience for the world. But, now, I get a second chance at getting a small taste of what its like to have MY TEAM on Sportscenter Saturday nights. (I guess most of you who went to big schools are simultaneously scratching heads right now.)
A few more ancillary notes about this past weekend's visit to Lubbock:
- Went to One Guy from Italy again. And once again, the calzone delivered!
- My undergrad cousin took us to the Pour House. Cheap happy hour, and a mighty fine Chicken Fried Steak sandwich, I have to admit. Maybe a first-weekend message board get-together spot? Hmmm?
- Shopped at United for the first time...it was nice that there was no Reward Card, Value Card, Plus Card or any other kind of card that was necessary to have to get on-sale items. A little thing, I know, but VERY nice!
- One more restaurant review: Jalisco on Ave. Q. We went there and were the ONLY non-Hispanic patrons. The food was authentic, tasty and dirt cheap. Most plates $6 and below. A sign read that once a week, there is 99-cent margarita night. (I assume its not top shelf...) Definitely worth a second visit.
I promise to shorten my posts.
Wow, you sound a lot like me. I went to undergrad in a Small Catholic College of about 1,900 students. I have friends at THE Ohio State University and Case Western, but haven't gotten to experience the large university research and academic atmosphere. I'm looking forward to expanding at Texas Tech. I love being catholic and I loved going there, but I'm ready for a change.
Second, when you went to the pourhouse did you see the 3-story apartment complex to the left behind the pourhouse's parking lot? That's Savoy Condo's where I'm staying for my first year!!!! Pretty close to Tech huh?!?
Third, don't shorten your posts. I love hearing from y'all and glad to see y'all are as excited as I am about Tech. This keeps me sane through all the madness in my life right now!