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Summer Love

American Graffiti is on, I’m drinking coffee, and I’m craving a burger- you can blame that last one on American’s Graffiti’s publicity of Mel’s Drive-In. School’s load is increasing by the minute, but I’m finally loving it. So much that I’m trying hard not to think and dread the minute this love goes away.

There are a few reasons why I’ve started to love summer:

First, I’m taking a class with my favorite professor. He’s such a geek about politics that he makes me a geek about politics. Even today when he warned us that today’s lecture, about the Constitution, wouldn’t be as interesting as the past ones, I smiled to myself because I actually love the Constitution.

Second, my other class is truly picking my creative bug. I’m a little resentful that I haven’t been able to continue my own writing because of everything that is going on right now. But since I’m working on a screenplay for this class, then it is ultimately not so bad. Besides, I’m learning to write better, and I’m liking the challenging nature of this class.

Third, I’ve actually been able to do some “pleasure” reading. I have a gym bag full of books I got from the Research Library a few weeks back. I’m currently on my third book, and I really love being able to choose what I read.

Fourth, my wife and I have been able to spend more time together than we usually would during the academic year. Even though the difference isn’t all that significant, I still take what I can get.

Fifth, because it is summer after all…

-MTO

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Summer: Looking Ahead

Birthday dinner awaits!

When I was little, I always looked forward to going to college. According to the mainstream movies, college was all about going to class, hanging out with friends, tailgating and football games. According to the harsh reality, college is all about trying to keep up with homework while also having a real job, being sleep deprived, and never being able to do anything else. So here we are looking at what our summer schedules will look like.

Although I am excited with the prospect of taking French, Political Violence and a class about Congress, I can already tell that the possibility of having a somewhat relaxing summer is slim at best. Studying abroad won’t be an option either- because as crazy amazing as it sounds, we’ve realized that we can’t afford to leave for a month and not work. But the opportunity will come around again, I’m sure.

This isn’t a negative post though- staying busy is always gonna better than not being busy, right? And in light of being busy, I gotta go take the Mrs. out for her birthday dinner. After debating for so long, we decided to go to Stefan’s at L.A. Farm.

-Mrs. This One


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